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Mike Balian, Los Angeles, CA Basketball Coach

Mike Balian

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ELITE Ball Handling / Shooting Coach | Free-Throw and 3 Point Specialist | Head Varsity Basketball Coach - Oakwood 🏀 Director Burbank Youth League www.mikebalian.com View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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  1. Calabasas, CA
  2. Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Beverly Hills, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Mike. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 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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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Mike. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$800 10 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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8 Week Saturday's Clinic
In-Person Training for a single athlete

(8) Sessions When: Saturdays * (Ages 7-12) 9am-10:30am * (Ages 13-16) 12pm-1:30pm Location: Burbank Youth Center: 75 E. Santa Anita Ave, Burbank, CA 91502 ** DROP - IN'S = $40/PER SESSION

Session Length: 90 minutes

$250 8 sessions ($31/ea) + 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

- Current Head Varsity Coach/ Head of Boys Basketball at Oakwood School
- 2016/2017 Head Coach at Campbell Hall (8th Grade Boys)
- USA Basketball Certified Coach
- Director of Basketball operations at Burbank Youth League
- Lead trainer Burbank Youth Clinics (5-15 year-olds)
- Founder / Head Coach of LA PRODIGY Basketball travel Program (14U & Frosh/Soph)
- Coached at North Weddington and North Hollywood Rec (Majors, Juniors) 2008 - present
- Coached 4th & 5th grade boys basketball team at Browerman Elementary School.
- 2008/2009 Los Angeles Clippers Intern (helped coaches and players run youth clinics)
- 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

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

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

- 1 Year member of North Hollywood High School Basketball Team (Freshman Year)

I will begin each workout learning what level of experience my student has along with what he/she feels is their strengths and weaknesses. After determining their skill level through a number of warm up drills consisting of dribbling and shooting, I will design the workout accordingly. Throughout the workout you can expect many repetitions of shooting (stationary, on the move) and dribbling (stationary, in game moves) What separates me from other trainers is that I like to challenge my students by playing one on one against them throughout the workout. I find it very helpful to allow my students to try the moves they're working on against a defender and also play defense against a much more skilled/experienced player. They need to understand at which speeds the moves must be made to properly execute them in the game. Having your child play against a college player, will give them a huge advantage that will make playing against competition their own age much easier!

Your son/daughter will develop skills and will have lots of fun in the process! I will go above and beyond what's expected of a trainer to make sure your child has a great experience and gains CONFIDENCE in themselves!

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Client Reviews

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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