Ryan McFarland, Baltimore, MD Basketball Coach

Ryan McFarland

Let's Grow Basketball



Offering group training in SE Baltimore City on Tuesdays and Thursdays! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, 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


  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, 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

Introduction Video

More About Coach Ryan

With over 10 years of coaching experience, I have a lot to share with young athletes on fundamentals, offensive skill work, and simply educating them on the game of basketball. Also, my experiences in both sports program administration and child development equipped me with the skills to relate to any player and adapt to their learning style. I truly enjoy coaching athletes and you will see that throughout our sessions!

What I take the most pride in, is sharpening players’ existing skills and turning their weaknesses into strengths. Making a career of basketball is becoming more and more of a reality now and it is truly a dream come true!

4th Ranked Coach in Maryland
2018 Will Barton High School Elite Camp Coach/Trainer
USA Basketball Licensed Coach
2016 ASEP Coaches Registry Certified
Concussion in Sports Certified
2014 Citi Michael Carter Williams Pro Camp - Most Outstanding Coach
Two-Year Starter for the 2008-2009 Reading Area Community College Basketball Team
2008 Berks County Basketball First-Team Division 4 - Holy Name High School
2008 District 3 AA Sportsmanship Award Winner

Speed, Agility, and Balance warm-up to begin, strong focus on moving out the triple threat, ball handling, shooting, and moving without the ball. I focus solely on fundamentals in confidence that at a young age, my clients will have the vital tools needed to become a more complete player in the future.

More than anything, I am an instructor who truly cares about the progress of clients and I assure you that my clients will enjoy themselves and learn how to properly play the game.

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Client Reviews

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Awesome coach!

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I saw a big improvement in the way my son practices and thinks about his playing after meeting with Coach Ryan. He is kind and inspirational, thanks Coach!

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Coach Ryan is a very good coach and I would recommend him to anyone. He has really helped me with my shooting skills, and I hope to have him help me with my ball handling and dribbling skills. Too, Ryan is really a great guy with lots of good personality and helpful support.

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Coach Ryan was hands on and in my opinion emulates the qualities of a life coach. He worked with our son the way you would expect and want any basketball coach to train an ambitious child. Any opportunity he had to provide feedback on his skill level or on how he internalized feedback from other coaches, he took it! We appreciate his candidness, interest, and skill sharing with Jason!

Coach Ryan did an amazing job with my 13 year old son. He gained a ton of value from our first session and we can’t wait to continue working with Coach Ryan on a weekly basis.

Excellent coach. Very knowledgeable, and able to communicate that effectively with my son. He really enjoyed his session, and was excited about how much he learned in just one practice.

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Coach Ryan is simply amazing. Before training with Coach Ryan, my son would NEVER attempt to shoot the ball at his league practices. As soon as he caught the ball, my son would immediately pass it to someone else. After only one training with Coach Ryan, I saw my son's confidence improve. At his next league practice, my son shot the ball and made the basket. His smile could have lit up the entire room. Thanks Coach Ryan. You are truly using your gift. Thanks for paying it forward.

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Good workout!

Coach Ryan is awesome!! We can see our 14 year old son improve every session.

Great job so far...

I think Coach Ryan is an awesome coach! He really helped me improve on my skills like shooting, dribbling and the triple threat, with some fun drills and challenging drills.

Coach Ryan is an excellent coach for all skill levels. He interacts very well with kids. He focuses on developing the player fundamentals.He challenges his athletes all while still making sessions fun. In 4 months of training my 7 yr old son's confidence and skills have improved with each session. I highly recommend him to elevate any players skills.

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Ryan was great with my son. We plan to work with him again.

My daughter really enjoyed the way Coach Ryan worked in a little humor into his drills. We’re excited for more sessions!

Very good coach. Very patient and supportive

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Coach Ryan has given my 12 year old son a great experience in the game of basketball. He is about teaching fundamentals which is missed at the youth level. I highly recommend Coach Ryan to anyone who wants to learn the game the right way.

Coach Ryan is a great coach. Very patient and encouraging of my son. My can be inpatient and looses focus easily. Coach Ryan informative and awsome personality overcome this and have helped my son to be more determined and improve his game.

Coaching isn't always easy but Coach Ryan made it very easy and fun for my son. He kept practice fun and at the same learning skills he used in game. My son looks forward to working with Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan is AMAZING! He interacts with the kids very well. I have signed my two boys up for several sessions and they absolutely love training with him. He give the kids the necessary fundamentals to exceed and become great in basketball (as long as you are applying yourself and practicing). I will continue to have my boys train with Coach Ryan to gain the skill set needed to make the school teams.

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Coach Ryan is a very personable, patient, and knowledgable coach. I’d highly recommend him to a player of any level.

Coach Ryan is a great Coach. My daughter is very shy but in just her very first session he managed to make an impression on her. Coach has some very good techniquesand makes the training fun. My daughter is very excited about training with coach Ryan!!

Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Fun. My nephew is learning so much from Ryan.

Coach Ryan is an awesome coach- he is very skilled and a great teacher. He is fun to work with and develops excellent rapport. I would recommend Coach Ryan to anyone looking to improve their skills in a fun and challenging environment.

Coach Ryan is an amazing coach - fun, energetic, and knowledgeable. My son is growing more confident with his shooting after every session. Ryan really breaks down the mechanics and teaches them in a way my 11 year-old can grasp. It's not just about fancy moves and plays, he's really teaching the basics and reversing bad habits.

Coach Ryan did an excellent job working with my 13yr old son. Coach Ryan is very knowledgeable in the game of basketball and the skill of coaching. He took the time to demonstrate and explain how to perform each drill and give the purpose of it so my son would not only execute the drill but also have an understanding for the reasoning of the drill. Coach Ryan gave great recommendations for practice at home, and has developed a game plan going forward. I would certainly recommend Coach Ryan!

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Ryan is awesome! Was well-prepared, highly encouraging and incredibly patient. As an older player, I can vouch that he is great for all ages. Highly recommended!

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Coach Ryan worked with my 9 year old son. I think Coach Ryan's greatest strength is his ability to connect with a player. He is very knowledgeable of the game and fundamentals. He had a detailed plan for the individual session, but also a plan on how he'd like to develop the player over the course of several sessions. The practice was fun and moved appropriately through different skills. Coach Ryan is very personable, energetic, and I would highly recommend his coaching services to other youth players.

Coach Ryan has been amazing! You can tell he truly loves what he does. My son has improved in his skills, and more importantly in his self-confidence. It takes a special person to be able to motivate kids and maintain a positive environment while still setting high expectations. Coach Ryan is that unique individual who can make a difference. We love him!!!

Coach Ryan was GREAT!!!! My husband and my son were very impressed. We tried one session just to see how things went and my son is looking forward to future lessons.

My Son had one session so far and already I have seen improvement. I am very pleased. He has alot of patience and my son says makes it fun.

Coach Ryan was awesome!! He did a great job with both Nina (11 yr girl) and Valon (12 yo boy)

Coach Ryan is awesome. I look forward to my sons growth as a basketball player and a young man with the training from coach Ryan.

Coach Ryan is awesome!

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Coach Ryan was amazing!! After just one session my son improved so much his older brother was amazed. We can't wait for our next session!!!! Highly recommend Coach Ryan!

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Coach Ryan is a committed coach. Always looking for ways to make lessons as productive as possible. Coach Ryan breaks down the fundamentals in a way that my 11 year old understands and then is able to respond to his instruction. I've seen great progress!

Coach Ryan understood exactly what my kid needed.
My son was very excited. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Coach Ryan is awesome. He is not only teaching the skills and techniques but he is also challenging my boys mentally. In every action they do, he makes sure that they understand the reason behind and not just simply doing the skills.

Had our first session with Coach Ryan and all went very well...He asked the right questions and started off with fundamentals. My son enjoy session and cant wait to schedule next one. Thanks Coach Ryan we will be in contact with you soon

Coach Ryan was great! After just one session with my 9 year old son I can already see a difference. Coach Ryan seems to have a great way to communicate and keep my son engaged to whole time. we are both looking forward to the next session!

Awesome coach, well prepared, complex drills, very inspiring, friendly, definitely would book again.

Coach Ryan is very knowledgeable about the game and he doesn't skip steps. He understands that the player must know the foundations of the game in order to be successful, and he builds from there. Awesome person, great coach; he's patient, nonjudgmental, and effective. Thanks Coach Ryan I gained much.

Very attentive and active coach. Made my daughter feel comfortable and seemed to have a good grasp on her needs as a player.

Great coach. If you are looking for a 1 on 1 coach that is young, athletic, patient, provides and shows step by step instructions, give pointers to work on at home, then Coach Ryan is for you. My son's confidence has skyrocketed and he looks forward to his sessions. Money well spent.

Very patient and breaks things down for you to understand them better. You will catch on fast.

Ryan did a great job trying to improve my weaknesses and making references and speaking from experience to help not only understand but to recognize your own mistakes. You can tell that he wants to help people who want to be helped. I will recommend him to anybody who play at any level - he understands the game and has the drills that can make the game a lot easier for you.

I completed my first session with Coach Ryan today. I really like him. He is young, athletic, and knows a lot about basketball. He taught me a better way to shoot and things that I can work on at home. He is effective. I can't wait until my next session.

Thank you Coach Ryan.

We are thrilled to be working with Ryan. He came to the first practice very prepared and did an outstanding job making Adam feel comfortable. We are confident that Ryan will help Adam in both his basketball and life skills! We look forward to a long term working relationship with him.

Thanks, Aaron

Coach Ryan was great. He explained different aspects of the game and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to my friends!

I find coach Ryan to be a pleasantly caring person who really cares and loves the game of basketball, we have only had two practices and my son was comfortable with him and learned more than he has ever known about the game . Just watching them practice was amazing he is very experienced,and sociable. I am very pleased, and my son is building confidence in himself that will help him with skills in life and the game. I appreciate Coach Up for helping people with this program who really needs it. Thank you Ryan for helping the both of us in understanding the true game of basketball ball. Marcia Rankin mother of Marcel.

Ryan is a great coach. My daughter was very comfortable with him and felt as if she learned more in the first session than in a week of reg practice. He take the time to break down a skill set and teach it step by step.

My son has been training with Ryan as a personal coach for two years and there has been measurable improvement in skills, self confidence, strength and overall basketball knowledge. Ryan comes to the workout with an individualized plan for my son, stylizing the workouts to meet his needs. He analyzes his strengths and weaknesses and designs drills that will build him as a player. Ryan has been so much more than a basketball trainer for my son. He is a coach, mentor, role model and friend. Ryan’s passion for basketball and positive outlook are an inspiration. My son looks forward to the interaction during their weekly workouts and is excited to share with Ryan his successes.
In a nutshell, Ryan has been wonderful. He truly works hard at his job and it's very clear that he loves it. My son often calls or texts him after his games to go over what transpired. They've developed a great relationship with a common trust that is often hard to acquire in the early Junior High years. Ryan's basketball acumen is clear, but his communication and team building skills I believe are what really sets him apart. He's a born leader and that's obvious from the first time you meet him.
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