I have two boys 15 and 13, both are in Gold Crown leagues and taking private lessons with Coach Rob.
Coach Rob has a unique ability to identify the areas of improvement for my boys. His observations of the boys were very objective and professional. After working on the particular areas with my boys, my boys showed very positive improvement on the courts. Coach Rob not only help with the physical, skill games, he also helped with boys mental games. I am very glad about his work.
I appreciate the level of professionalism that the Shine program demonstrates through the coaches and staff. My daughter and I always felt comfortable talking to the coaches about anything. I appreciate having a coach that genuinely loved the "job" of coaching and treated the girls with respect. My daughter not only improved her game, but had fun in practice, games, traveling and spending time with the team.
Terra had a very positive experience playing for the Shine this season, Even though she dealt with a nagging wrist injury all season the coaches always gave her every opportunity to be involved. The practices were very organized and well run, I can't remember a single practice that Terra was not energized and in a great mood when she walked out of the gym. The team chemistry was as good as any team we have been associated with, the players got along very well and treated each other with respect. Terra was truly sad when the season was over, we would do it again in a heartbeat.
Anna is more confident on the court with Shine. She was afraid to shoot the ball or make mistakes with her previous club she played with. We appreciate Rob and other coaches' leadership and knowledge about the game of basketball. We look forward to next year with Shine!
My daughter has LOVED her time with the Shine Basketball team. Hands down the best part is the character of the players and the incredible friendships she has gained from this team. There is a lot of respect and love on this team that definitely reflected into teamwork and positive experiences on the court. We appreciated that our life outside of basketball was also respected. We joined Shine in it's inaugural year and I appreciated that feedback was taken into consideration and any first year hiccups were addressed the second year. I have no doubt Shine will continue to be a solid basketball club that does its best to always strive to be the best it can be on and off the court. My daughter got into the car after our last game this summer feeling very sad that this incredible chapter to her summer had ended. Learning on and off the court is an intricate piece to Shine that is important to me. Basketball is a big, big part of her life, but we all know life continues beyond the court and I loved having a quality basketball program that acknowledges that and serves as an incredible guide for her life beyond high school and college basketball.
I just wanted to let you know that all four of our girls (grades 5, 8, 10, 12) come home happy and excited to play ball after being at ShinePREP. They haven't enjoyed basketball that much since Michael and I don't know when. We are happy to have Sarah (and Mary) continue what they are doing in ShinePREP. Maureen and Megan's high school coaches (Machebeuf High School) have remarked on their improvement and they can't wait for the regular season to begin.
Thanks for everything you are teaching our kids both on and off the court.
Thank you for all you do for our kids...it is making a difference in their basketball skills and in their lives! I see you pushing the kids during the drills, encouraging them to do their best and have the right attitude, even in the small things, like running back to the huddle after a water break or working hard in a drill on their own while you're at the other end of the gym supervising the other group...as a former competitive athlete, and one who still gives 100% when I'm out there on the volleyball court, I appreciate that in a coach. And based on previous conversations I've had with you in the past, and seeing how well you work with the kids in both individual and group settings, I can trust that even while you're firm with the kids, and correct them when they need it, you wouldn't yell at them in a way to tear down their confidence or character. You're a great coach, and we have a lot of respect and admiration for your vision for this basketball program, and how much time and effort you put into it! I told [Ethan] yesterday about the option of doing Shine during the week along with the [other Broomfield-based] league...he thought about it for a minute, and then said, "Actually, I don't think I want to do [the other Broomfield-based club program] after all. I just want to do Shine, even if I don't make the Elite team." I'm actually glad that Ethan is choosing to stick with Shine, since he's getting so much out of it, and is challenged at each session...he said that "everything is twice as intense as [the other club program]!
My son, Nathan, was not improving playing competitive basketball, he was a pretty decent player, but I knew he could be even better. At first it was hard to have my son train for basketball instead of playing on a team, but the sacrifice was well worth it. Coach Rob has taken my son to another level participating in Shine Skills and Shine Prep.
Nathan has become an advanced ball handler, which has given him the confidence to test himself and perform at a higher level. When I watch him play I can see, and other as well, he now has an edge. Coach Rob is straight forward, he knows what he is talking about. If you want your player to improve talk to Coach Rob, he can provide an honest assessment on how to become a better player. My son came to Rob with the right attitude and desire to improve, Coach Rob has shown him that he can get even better! Thank you Coach Rob, you do make a difference!
Shad D. Sutton, D.C., F. I. A. M. A, C.Ad, APCM-C (Testimonial)
To Fellow Basketball Addicts,
This is a testimonial for Rob Pierson owner of Colorado Shine Basketball.
I have a sixth grade son who is currently under the tutelage of Coach Rob Pierson and is having a great basketball experience.
Coach Rob has a strong passion for basketball. Rob is well skilled in his ability to demonstrate and teach the fundamental and advanced details of basketball to aspiring players. Coach Rob incorporates life lessons such as hard work, commitment and persistence in his teaching sessions. I have witnessed my son employing these strategies on and off the court, in addition to skills and development for present time. Coach Rob has a designed system which molds young players and positions them for high school and college level basketball.
I would encourage others who wish to increase their basketball IQ and skills to engage Coach Rob’s assistance. I have been very pleased with my sons accelerated growth in his basketball acumen since Coach Rob’s involvement.
Was watching (PREP training) and can't get over how sophisticated and valuable the skills being taught to the kids are. Bravo. Very impressive. With the balance of fun competition mixed in with competent training you will have a huge program as word spreads - summer camps, waiting lists, consulting, whole teams coming to you. I see it because you have the rare gift of energy combined with competence and a motivational way of getting to kids. My son is a believer.
We were so impressed with Coach Rob's training; he taught proper technique, used creative and engaging drills, and was very patient and encouraging. My son loved every minute of the session, and learned a lot! He's looking forward to future sessions with Coach Rob!
My son, Ethan, is 8 1/2 years old, and has been training weekly with Coach Rob for the past few months. He really enjoys the sessions, and has learned to work on refining his fundamentals and technique. We appreciate Coach Rob's patience, attention to detail, and use of creative drills to teach and expand upon proper technique. Ethan is developing into a better player thanks to Coach Rob, and we will continue to have Ethan work with him in the future to reach his full potential as a basketball player!
Coach Rob was my daughters high school basketball coach at Community Christian School. Alex has also done several one-on-one training sessions with Rob to help advance her skills and basketball IQ for the next level. Rob has also been very helpful with his communication with the colleges recruiting Alex. I wish we would've had the opportunity to start working with Rob when Alex was much younger in her career. He really knows basketball and does a great job developing the player, especially the mental part of the game.
My 15 year old Daughter Madi is a good athlete but lacked in game I.Q. and some fundamentals. Rob has embraced her assets and flaws, helped her overcome her deficits and accentuate her current skill set. Rob is demanding as a coach, he will accept neither poor effort nor lack of focus and his message delivery is very concise and objective never forgetting he is coaching a young lady first and an athlete second. He has a complete feedback/player improvement system which allows Madi to be aware of, accept and improve upon her skills and Game I.Q. I appreciate that his objective is aligned with my own which is to develop a productive, compassionate, hard-nosed competitor who will eventually lead a team both athletically and corporately." - Shine Gold Parent, 2013