Michael V., Kansas City, MO Basketball Coach

Michael V.



Experienced in personal training elementary, middle school, high school, college, and professional basketball players. View all coaching experience

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  • West Hills College–Coalinga (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Post Moves, Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Reading the Floor, Agility, Attacking the Rim, Pick and Roll


  • West Hills College–Coalinga (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Post Moves, Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Reading the Floor, Agility, Attacking the Rim, Pick and Roll

More About Coach Michael

I want to teach players both on and off the court to improve all aspects of their game.

· Proficient in playing and coaching players in game of basketball.
· Skillful in training players on improving all aspects of their skills.
· Knowledgeable in creating practice plans according to team needs.
· Ability to relate the game to younger players through collegiate playing experience.
· Capability to communicate and motivate players through leadership.
· Ability to break down game film to players and make corrections to errors made with practice plans.

Guadalupe Centers Kansas City, Missouri
Recreational Leader/Coach

Head Coach of numerous youth teams.
Experienced in personal training high school, college, and professional basketball players.
Have instructed numerous basketball camps and clinics in Kansas, Missouri, and California.


· Associates Degree of Social Science West Hills College 2010
· Actively pursuing teaching degree.

Kansas City Valiente Semi-pro Basketball club. (Active Player)
Guadalupe Centers Althletic Department. (Youth Coach)

Numerous All Tournament and Mvp awards.
Two Time Falcon Award winner at West Hills College. (MVP Award)
(The first freshman to win the award and the first player to ever win the award twice)

Two time Collegiate MVP. Multiple All Tournament and MVP honors for Kansas City Valiente Men's traveling Basketball team. Coached multiple championship teams from grades 3 through high school.

My sessions are tailor made for each individual according to their needs. I like to break down everything and re-strengthen a players foundations so that new skills can be added to strong fundamentals. My drills are very game like to prepare my players for situations that translate directly for competition. I intend on making my training so intense that it is impossible for any game to be harder than the training.

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Client Reviews

Very detailed and great lessons.

He is the best coach, learned a lot in one session. Already looking forward for the next session. He give very good advice . I highly recommend him to any body who wants to take their game to the next level

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Coach Michael really knows how to pinpoint what to work on to get you to the next level.

Coach Mike was great!! My daughter learned alot we would still be going but we moved farther away!! I recommend this coach for basketball!!

Coach Micheal is a great coach after the first session I can see the confidence and corrected techniques needed to be a great player can't wait to book our next session!!!!

Coach Michael was an outstanding coach I can already tell from my only session with him that I'm a whole different athlete I can tell from more sessions I will be the best athlete I can be

Coach Michael did an awesome job with my 14 year old son. He needed help in some very specific areas (defensive footwork and driving against physical players) and Coach put together a customized workout that paid immediate dividends. We did three initial sessions and plan to set up more.

First practice was a hit! Very much looking forward to our next session. My son is at a beginner level but he got worked good and hard and got some really good tips and feedback. On a scale of 1-10 it's definitely a 10.

Coach Michael is a great coach. After just one session my footwork and shooting has improved. Coach was great at finding and correcting my errors.

Coach Michael was very informative. He really took the time to help get my son started and on his way. I will be signing him up for more lessons.

Coach Michael was very attentive, knowledgeable and encouraging. My 10 year old son learned a lot with him and really enjoyed his practice. So glad we found him! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking out for a coach.

My is a really good basketball player that needs to develop a better jumpshot. I contacted Michael and my son had his first work out. I certainly could tell he knew what he was doing, how he broke down the mechanics for my son. He also provided workout information to do at home. My son liked the workout it was very high pace and we can't wait to do it again.

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Great workout for my son! Taught him somethings I pointed out to him and he finally realized it made since. My son had homework so soon as we got home he was on the clock working the moves and calling the neighborhood kids over to try on them. It was a good workout for him and we didn't know what to expect so we loved it. Will be scheduling more workout for my son he wants to go back!

As a 26 year old enthusiasts of the game, I was a little skeptical about hiring a coach because most reviews (in general) are parents commenting on behalf of their children. Nevertheless I'm glad I took the leap of faith. We worked on things I needed help on but we also covered proper shooting form, ball handling fundamentals and footwork. The session was challenging but very informative, I would definitely recommend Michael and I look forward to our next workout.

We weren't sure what to expect going into this and have been very impressed with the fundamental drills and how thoroughly Coach Michael explains things. We look forward to more lessons as well as investing in lessons for the rest of our team. He's able to break things down with the what/how/why, etc. There is a strong emphasis on dribbling and he instructs and corrects habits and techniques. The challenge of his practices are laying the prep work for high school ball. Highly recommend him!

Michael did an excellent job taking my original jumpshot and teaching me the technique and form to making the same shot consistently. It gave me a great way to practice and will make me a better player for sure! 10/10 would recommend. He knows what he's doing!

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Coach Michael was a great coach who worked individually with my daughter. He used the right amount of encouragement with feedback to allow her to remained focused through a 3 hour session. He was specific and detailed in his instructions and made sure that she had down what was expected out of his drills and his ideas. She came away with new techniques, training, and a new plan for how to make her game even better. Thanks Coach!!!!

Coach Michael is a very good trainer my son boasts about the knowledge of basketball that this trainer posses. My son told me that he had learned more in one day then his whole 8th grade year alone; we will be definitely booking more classes. My son had played for two years and is already better than people who have played their entire lives. Coach Michaels has helped him to make it farther then he has expected and get the scholarships and opportunity to play for the pros. Coach Michael is able to train kids and give them the understanding of collegiate and pro level. He moves so easily you might think your son is farther in level then kids his own age or a grade above. Because of this, Coach Michael is a very good coach and an excellent expert at training kids to the next level.

My 6 yr old son enjoyed his first session with Coach Michael. Michael was very professional and knowledge able. He showed my son dribbling drills and the fundamentals of basketball. He is looking forward to his next session! Thank you Coach Michael!

I am extremely satisfied with Coach Michael, he is an excellent trainer! He has helped my son amp up his basketball skills and prepared him for the next level. Because of Coach Michael his confidence level is at an all time high!

Michael did a great job showing him drills that his regular high school coach would have never shown him...He pushes and mentally notes what it takes to get to the next level...We appreciated his honesty and his advice/criticize and look forward to working with him in the near future....my godson was pooped but understood michael was pushing him to be his best.

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michael did a great job...he pushes and mentally notes what it takes to get to the next level...i appreciated his honesty and his advice and look forward to working with him in the near future....my daughter was pooped but understood michael was pushing her to be her best

Michael did a great job showing me drills that my regular high school coach would have never shown us. Awesome job!

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Coach Michael is very well spoken in his teaching and very clear on how he teaches, my son had a great time the coach saw some mistakes and corrected them and my son saw how it changed his game and I seen the gleam in his eyes thanks coach Michael very much we will schedule more sessions because we want to come back thank you coach up and thank you coach Michael.

Just finished the first session and I can honestly say I'm glad I found Michael Valdivia. He was very patient with my 8 year old son. While teaching him, he always made sure he took his time and did it correctly. Midway through training I'd already made my mind up that we would be back. Great choice!

The best xx amount of dollars I've spent in a long time. Loved everything about our session. Gr8 coach!

Coach Mike has been a valuable resource in getting my Granddaughter ready for Division I College basketball. He has the knowledge to get her mind and body ready for the next level.

Coach Michael knows his stuff...he put my son through a very well planned training, I was very impressed we will definitely be back

Coach Michael was Great! Look forward to working with him this summer. My son loved the session and can't wait to work with him again!

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Coach Michael took me out of my comfort zone and gave me drills that I could do at home and pushed my limits as a basketball player. I will be scheduling more sessions with Coach Michael.

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Great Trainer!!! Evaluation are accurate and encourages my son to do better. Awesome experience all around.

Michael did a great job working with my 8 year boy, he had a well thought out game plan for the lesson and did a great job communicating how and what to do!!!!

My son has completed 6 sessions with Coach Michael and we are very pleased with the training. Excellent drills and excellent instruction.

We will definitely be scheduling more sessions!

My Son had his first session with Coach Michael. He showed patience while still demanding hard work, great knowledge of technique, organized and worked well with my Son. Immediately came home and bought more lessons. Exactly the Coach I was hoping to get.

He is a great, relate-able coach. He is clearly focused on the student, hands-on, and there to teach the kids.

We highly recommend Coach Michael!! Our daughter's sessions with him were exactly what she needed to build her confidence & better her skills. He had an outline prepared special for her for each session with drills & exercises that challenged her & brought her out of her comfort zone. Michael is a good teacher & makes things easy to understand, there is no doubt that if our daughter follows & perfects his drills she will become a confident complete player that stands out, we are excited for the upcoming season!!

Great job. I can tell that my sons game is going to improve.

The session was tailored to address areas where improvement was needed. Coach Michael ran through various drills and provided feedback on performance. It really helped that he had access to a gym and did not require additional fees to use it. We will be booking additional sessions in the near future.

Great first session with Michael, he had a very good lesson planned out prior to our arrival and wasted no time getting to it. My son learned drills that he can practice at home, drills that can help him grow that he is not learning from his CYO coach. Coach Mike even invited my son to play a game with one of his teams the following night.

I strongly recommend Michael's training sessions to anyone interested in learning the game of basketball or looking to improve and take their game to the next level.

Great workouts. I seen good improvements in everything I wanted to accomplish

Excellent Coach!

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