×
Scott M., Albany, NY Basketball Coach

Scott M.

SILVER

Background Check Verified

Learn More

High school basketball coach, led team to 79-17 record in 5 seasons. View all coaching experience

Questions for Coach Scott?
Message Coach
Fast Response Rate:
The percentage of time Scott M. responded to client inquiries within 48 hours in the last 3 months.
100%
Training Locations
Training Locations
Staticmap?key=aizasyabc8rm 7chjt50ymevi41x1kmycajyk8c&size=300x300&maptype=roadmap&markers=color:0x296ed2|label:1|42.712506, 73
  1. P.S. 12, Troy, NY

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Scott. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

Book Now
Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Scott. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$117 3 sessions ($39/ea) + one-time fee

Book Now
Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Scott. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$180 5 sessions ($36/ea) + one-time fee

Book Now
Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Scott. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$350 10 sessions ($35/ea) + one-time fee

Book Now
  • Hudson Valley Community College (NY)

  • 14 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • 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

  • Hudson Valley Community College (NY)

  • 14 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • 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

More About Coach Scott

I run entire practices without a basketball. I run entire practices without dribbling. I do not allow my team to shoot 3-pointers. I play strictly man-to-man defense until at least mid-season. I won't play my best player if he can not play within the offense. And we were 12-1 and conference champions last year.

My basketball philosophy is simple. Play with discipline! It is such an easy game to coach if you start with discipline. You work your butts off on defense and then you reap the rewards by getting easy transition baskets or high percentage shots off crisply run offensive sets.

I have actually been compared to Gene Hackman in Hoosiers when I outlawed the 3-pointer and would not allow a jump shot until there were 10 or less seconds left on the shot clock.

I begin practices and sessions with a solid run and stretch followed by fundamentals. At least 4 different fundamental drills before we move on to MPC (Middle of Practice Conditioning). Then I will get in to the days lesson plan, which we rep over and over, with the "don't waste a rep" mantra, until it is crisp! Then, as in softball, I end the practice or session with something light to maintain morale and confidence.

I love coaching high school basketball because the game is so cerebral and intense at this level. And the quick decision making required give you a rush because there literally be 1 second difference between hero and goat!

Was a varsity letterman in track and tennis in high school. I played tennis for one year in college. I was rated in the USTA out of high school.

I create separate session plans based on player needs and ability level. I always include an emphasis on agility and athleticism in my sessions.

Action Photos

Client Reviews

Coach Scott left an impression on my son after one session. He said good things about my son as well as gave him good tools to follow. Cannot wait until the next session

Scott is doing a great job in building my son's confidence on the basketball court. He looks forward to every training session, and comes home and practices the skills that he worked on with Scott. I can already see a difference in his level of play! I would definitely recommend Scott for anyone who is looking to improve their basketball skills!

Share This Coach

CoachUp's Got Your Back
  • Runs Sex Offender screening on every coach
  • Ensures high quality coaches with verified reviews
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Offers 24/7 support and helpful Athlete Advisors
  • Easy payments via credit card, no need for cash
  • Provides convenient scheduling with calendar integration
  • Enables automated reminders before training sessions
  • Captures post-session feedback directly from your coach

Questions? We can help.