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Mike Balian, Los Angeles, CA Basketball Coach

Mike Balian

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Pro Skill Trainer | Shooting Coach | Free-Throw & 3 Point Specialist | www.mikebalian.com View all coaching experience

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The percentage of time Mike Balian responded to client inquiries within 48 hours in the last 3 months.
100%
Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Calabasas, CA
  3. Beverly Hills, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Mike. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$125 1 session + one-time fee

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Partner Lesson
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

(2) Players $75/Per Athlete

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Session
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

(4) Players $50/Per Athlete

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 1 session + one-time fee

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  • California State University--Northridge (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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

Credentials

  • California State University--Northridge (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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

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More About Coach Mike

- 2019 - Present / NBA Skill Trainer
- 2018-2020 Head Varsity Coach / Director of Basketball Operations at Oakwood School
- School Record 24-5 (2020)
- League Champions (7-0), Runner Up CIF D4AA (2020)
- 2016-2018 Head Coach at Campbell Hall (8th Grade Boys)
- League Champions (2017)
- USA Basketball Certified Coach
- Director of Basketball / Burbank Youth League
- Lead trainer Burbank Youth Clinics (5-15 year-olds)
- Founder / Head Coach of LA Prodigy travel team (11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, HS)
- Volunteer Coach at North Weddington and North Hollywood Rec 2008 - present
- 2010 Coach at Browerman Elementary School (4th/5th grade boys)
- 2008/2009 Los Angeles Clippers Intern (Community Relations)
- Certified High School Basketball Referee (10 years officiating experience)
- Bachelors In Kinesiology - Physical Education from California State University Northridge

- Winner of 2018 NBA All-Star (Social Media Influencers) Skills Challenge

- 2011 & 2015 Pan Armenian Games in Yerevan, Armenia (Won Bronze Medal)

- 2 Year member of Glendale Community College Basketball Team 2011-2013

My goal is to simplify the game of basketball. Whether working with youth or professional players, we will focus heavily on fundamentals and learn how to maximize our potential.

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Client Reviews

Mike is an awesome coach. Really helped with shooting and drills. He’s got great knowledge in basketball. Highly recommend.

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Coach Mike was great with my teenage son. He is an excellent coach. He made the training session fun and was effective in teaching basketball fundamentals. My signed like Coach Mike very much so we signed up for another follow up session with Coach.

Awesome coach

Awesome coach and personalized, constructive instruction. My son is extremely motivated and eager to implement coach’s suggestions. Thanks coach Mike!

Mike B, is really good at what he does. My son Jake has already improved dramatically in just 4 weeks!

Awesome coach!

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Mike was great with my 9 year old! He focused in on fundamentals in a fun and engaging way that has kept my son practicing every day since. I would highly recommend Mike.

Coach Mike is bringing the best out of my son. He’s excited to train and to get better. His understanding of all levels of basketball makes him the perfect coach for my son.

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I had a great experience with Mike! He was super thorough with his attention to detail. I will definitely be returning to him. He made me feel very comfortable and made me feel super confident. . He fosters an environment for success. Book with him!

Great guy- very knowledgeable but also kept it fun for my 15 year old!

Mike is an intelligent basketball coach. My 9 year old son ball handling skills has improved greatly under his coaching. We are using him 3-5 times a week for 2 hour sessions.

mike is an amazing coach taught me alot of things and made me work on my shooting

My son enjoyed focusing on shooting and liked playing with Mike. He gave great advice and confidence to my 9 year old and wants to be coached by him again.

Mike worked as hard as any player i've ever known and he dedicated his life to coaching and teaching the game of basketball. I watched as Mike volunteered to coach youth basketball teams at the local park and was quite impressed with his overall Hoops knowledge, skills, ability to relate to kids, and his overall drive and passion towards the game. Mike's passion for the game of basketball is quite evident in his work with individual one on one basketball instruction, group clinics, and most recently, being hired as a Middle School basketball coach at Campbell Hall here in the San Fernando Valley. If you truly want your son/daughter to have one of the very best basketball trainers in Southern California, look no further than Coach Mike Balian. He is simply The Best!
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