Ricky R., Nyack, NY Basketball Coach

Ricky R.



Above all, the Way of the Samurai should be in being aware that you do not know what is going to happen next. I offer skills development that translates to the court. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University at Albany--SUNY (NY)

  • 28 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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


  • University at Albany--SUNY (NY)

  • 28 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Ricky

from 4-18, girls and boys_adults.
NYC Harlem, East Side 46/96 and Chinatown Y. at Asphalt Green and summer leagues.
In CALIFORINIA.. North Hollywood Recreation Center, Glassel Park Rec. Boys and Girls Club, Hollywood Y//for Chatsworth
H.S. Girls Varsity during summer 2018.
NOW back In NEW YORK, Van Arsdale H.S JV squad in Brooklyn 2019.
2022 YMCA Volunteer>NYack NY.

But if I was blunt about it, good trainers are vital for players development at all levels, unless, your lucky enough to get more than 8hrs of coaching time a week.

Reality is most coaches in youth sports get 2-4 hours a week plus a game with a 5 min warm up.

At which point, if a player can spend an extra hour or two each week with a good trainer, who develops skills at the right level in way that translates to the court, the team coach can focus more on teaching the team offence and defence principals.

Want an easy way to work out who's a good trainer? Or coach?Just ask them WHY on any drill they do.

I am a technical and fundamental skills developer,
they will learn everything and walk away
with drills for the rest of their playing days.
they won't need me further after even one session
but if we do more its' crush.
my kids make the teams at tryouts.
having fun and hard work in any endeavor will pay off.

I didnt' count stats. I was a street baller. My style of play "the run and shoot" as a 3 man.
I started playing late at age 15.
Baisley, Park Queens and the Lost Battalion, Rucker and "The Cage" in the Village. .
high school, 85-88', three year invite to the 5 STAR Basketball Camp
other players there were Rick Fox and Billy Owens, JR Reid. Alah Albedelnaby.
Graduated from Spring Valley H.S in 88. They were the 82' State Champs.

I made the team as a walk on' @College...S.U.N.Y Albany, NY. 88 graduated 92
2 NCAA Tournament appearances - made it to the Sweet 16 tourneys and the school is now Div 1 Ranked.

My high school coach was a master at the guard position...Sir William "Willie' Worsley" of the Texas Western Miners basketball team during their now-legendary 1966 NCAA championship run. See the Movie GLORY ROAD"...
I was coached at Albany by Doc Sauers and assistant "Lowes Moore", a former NBA guard for the Nets, Cavs and Clippers.\

all this is to say

In a session 1-2 hours.
200 shots catch and shoot..
add steps / tech sidebar
half_court drills and options
cones> footwork > passing to shot finish
designed to raise the confidence and said prowess.
Shooting endlessly
Frustration is therefore overcome.

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Client Reviews

Ricky has an immense knowledge as well as a strong understanding of the fundamentals of basketball. He also understands how to work on and develop the skills that will make you improve as a player. He is also very kind and is good at clearly explaining all the things I’ve previously mentioned. I’m a person who asks a lot of questions and Ricky is very patient with me. He answers them all without any hesitation. Even after my first session with him I became a better basketball player. I also know where I need to improve and how I can work on it on my own. I will continue to keep working with Ricky and I’m excited to see how much I can improve. 5 out of 5 stars.

Coach Ricky was incredible! The drills, the attention to detail, the work ethic, and technique were so skillfully executed in his lesson with my 13 year old daughter. We will absolutely be booking more sessions with him.

Coach Ricky is excellent! Our 11 year old daughter learned so much. In addition to being a lovely and encouraging coach, Coach Ricky is highly professional, strategic and patient. We will be continuing working woth him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Our first session was great. He work well with
My son, he has a lot of patients.

Coach Ricky did an excellent job training my son, he was very professional and taught my son so much. If you are looking for a coach to train you or your child Coach Ricky is highly recommended!
Thank you so much Coach Ricky!!

Observe and tackle! Amazing coach, trainer, both physical and psychological!! Really touches on every aspect. A believer of modeling, doesn’t just sit back but actively participates, instructs, and coaches! Literally practiced in the hottest days, focused the whole time! Motivates, explains~ just about everything you want from any coach! Absolutely recommend, but don’t steal all his time! We need him!

Great coach, with great tips, who knows the game very well and know what you need in order to improve. Would 200% recommend if you serious about basketball.

Coach Ricky connected with my 8 year son within minutes. My son felt comfortable and grew confidence throughout the session with Coach Ricky guidance and attention to details. I was excited to see my son working hard and fully engaged from the beginning to the end. Coach Ricky is provided a service you can’t put a price on and it’s needed with today’s youth!

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He is great

Coach Ricky was great. He taught me the basics and the fundamentals since I was a beginner and not only left me to do it by myself but also did it with me. Would definitely recommend him because of his creative style of teaching basketball. Can’t wait for the next session.

Good dude. Super knowledgeable.

Awesome coach, very knowledgeable and will push you but will also participate with you knowing that you’re not in this alone. Highly recommend !

Great workout! My son enjoyed working with Ricky.

My son really enjoys training with Ricky. The workouts are tough!

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Good coach

Coach Ricky really observes and makes training an enjoyable experience tailored to your needs. He's watching everything you're doing and makes his feedback and coaching based off your full mind and body to really help improve your game. Definitely looking forward to more sessions as the first was amazing. Would recommend highly to anyone of any level

We are only on our 2nd session but Coach Ricky has been great so far getting my son acclimated to the game again after coming off an injury that had him out for a year. It's great to see his confidence building again. You can tell coach Ricky has a passion for the game that shows through his coaching.

Coach Ricky is doing a great job with our almost 3 year old son. Extremely patient and makes the session fun each time. Great guy too

I already feel more confident as an athlete and basketball player after just one session with Coach Ricky!! He is very patient and has a great way of explaining things. We covered a lot of different skills in 2 hours and I can't wait to learn even more in our upcoming sessions. I highly recommend reaching out to Coach Ricky if you're looking to improve and have fun!

Ricky is a 5 start Basketball coach I can easily see my little brother's progress just after two sessions with him. Highly recommended.

Coach Ricky is an amazing coach. After the first session, my 16 year old feels more confident about his game. Coach Ricky gave some great tips on how to build his endurance and how to improve his skills. The session was challenging, but rewarding because my son learned a lot. I recommend Coach Ricky to anyone who wants to take their game to the next level.

I booked an initial session for my 16 years old son - who needs a little bit of training before getting back into his high school basketball team - with Coach Ricky, and he loved it. My son was very impressed by the teaching skills and knowledge that Coach Ricky was able to convey in the two hours they spent together. We are very much looking forward to more sessions with Coach Ricky in the very near future!

I think coach Ricky has everything to help my daughter improve her basketball skills. I am signing up my daughter for more sessions.

Coach ricky is great! He teaches very well and makes everything simple but challenging.

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Coach Ricky was great. Took his time and was very patient with my daughter teaching the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball. Recommend to anyone!!! See you next session Coach Ricky.

Great coach - learned a ton in the first session!

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Ricky made a positive impression with my boys in the first session. He's very patient but knows when to push them the right way keeping it fun. After two hours, they both told me "I want Ricky to be my coach". He has great knowledge and advice about the game.

Coach Ricky is excellent. He provided my son with very specific, clearly communicated practices to improve his basketball skills.
Ricky brings enthusiasm and expertise.
Marc V.

Very good coach!!

Coach Ricky has been so fantastic in developing my son's basketball skills. He has given us some great shooting and ball handling drills that my son can practice between sessions. He is one of the most patient coaches that we have had and he actually makes the sessions fun and engaging. Although he is not overly intense in the way he approaches teaching, my son still has immense respect for him and listens intently. He also is extremely flexible/reliable in scheduling sessions and great at following up with detailed Session Feedback for us to focus on with our son.

I would recommend Coach Ricky to other moms who want to get their child to the next level in basketball.

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I recently joined a men's recreational league and wanted to get into shape. Ricky used a combination of basketball drills with running to push into one of the most satisfying workouts I've had in a number of years. Ricky is highly motivating, non judgmental, and honest. I will be booking more sessions with him. He challenges you to raise your game and I accept that challenge.

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Coach Ricky was great.He is very motivating and is genuinely interested in developing my son's skill-set.

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Coach Rick is a very old school coach that believes in fundamental principles. When I was a kid growing up in New York City, I stumbled across coach Rick at a ymca. At this time in my life I could shoot the ball but couldn't make a lay up to save my life or have the mental aspect of game. He saw the potential in me and kept working with me. He even introduced me too his former college coach who was a former nba Knicks player. This experience helped me grow as a person and as a basketball player. With some of coach Rick's help I managed to get ranked in the top 100 in NYC and get a scholarship to the University of Maine>
Other coaches and parents of even opposing teams recognize the manner in which I communicate with the youth. They appreciate the energy I bring, and the way I explain, demonstrate and teach the kids to be creators.
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