Stan Gaines, Miami, FL Basketball Coach

Stan Gaines




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  1. Aventura, FL
  2. University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  3. Jose Marti Park, Miami, FL

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles


TEMPLE OF HOOPS Fundamental Improvement Workout
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Let's work on your shooting form, dribbling mechanics, athleticism, and your footwork. We will then perform drills to incorporate your skills into game situations. Based on your skill set/level, we will introduce scoring... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Stan. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$164 3 sessions ($55/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Stan. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$275 5 sessions ($55/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Stan. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$498 10 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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SO YOU'VE GOT NO REBOUNDER? - Beginner Layup Series
Online Training for a single athlete

Includes:Beginner Layup Series (1. Master the 1 foot layup 2. Master the 2 foot jump stop or "power" layup)... The series focuses on Footwork, Body Positioning,Hand Placement, & Shooting Touch.... You will receive 1) a vi... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$5 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Seton Hall University (NJ)

  • 7 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, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Reading the Floor, Rebounding, Shooting


  • Seton Hall University (NJ)

  • 7 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, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Reading the Floor, Rebounding, Shooting

More About Coach Stan

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!"
As a life long student-athlete, I am constantly seeking knowledge that will better myself as a person and a player. As a leader, I have developed a passion for sharing my knowledge with others!

FUN-DAMENTALS, FUN-DAMENTALS, & MORE FUN-DAMENTALS!!! My approach to improving skill is simple... 1) Break a players skill level down in order to observe it on the FUNDAMENTAL level! 2) Diagnose skills necessary of FUNDAMENTAL improvement! 3)FUNDAMENTALLY Improve those skills!!! Following this 3 step process is proven to help players reach their potential on the physical or skill level of basketball.

As for the 80-90% of the game that is mental, I focus on developing players' "basketball IQ" that will help them to recognize, read and react to situations in the game. Players will then be able to determine the appropriate fundamentals of the game that are required for that situation. (For example... Players will learn how to shoot, pass, and dribble. Then they will learn when to shoot pass & dribble.)

Most importantly, CONFIDENCE is key. I am looking to help instill confidence in players. I am here to help them surpass their potential and show them that the only person who can stop u on or off of the court is YOU!!


As a high school senior in Chicago, I was the 2002 Illinois State Player of the Year. I went on to play collegiately at the University of Minnesota & Seton Hall University. I have since been using the game as a tool to enhance my life & a ticket to travel the world! I have played professionally since 2007 (Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, & in the States in the ABA, ABL).

1. Warmup/ defense
2. Stationary Footwork & Ball-handling
3. On-the-move Footwork & Ball-handling
4. Form shooting
5. Finishing in the "Paint"
6. Scoring Move Breakdown
(W/ plyometrics & basketball functional strength training)
7. Situational Basketball
8. Shots in Repetition
9. Competitive Drill

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Client Reviews

Coach Stan was great! He really opened up my mind to see the game in a whole other level. Was patient helping me break old habits and forming new ones. Definitely recommend him to all!

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Coach gave my son his lesson while on holiday. He came to our hotel and such a good impact we booked him a second time

We signed with Coach Stan to train my (15) year old who has only raved about the techniques, work ethic and overall learning experience with Coach Stan.

Coach Stan is a phenomenal coach. My 16 year old has just completed his third session with him. He is prompt for sessions and very hands-on. He is also knowledgeable of every aspect of the game of basketball and knows how to strengthen you in your weaker areas. He has been great at leaving immediate feedback for my son. I would highly recommend Coach Stan.

Coach Stan is a great Coach! My son enjoyed working with him after just one session. He is very receptive and targets the areas of improvement, while continuing to praise the students strengths. He does of great job of building confidence and making the game fun!

Very encouraging and helps you out till you get it right

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Coach Stan is the best coach there is. Not only is he teaching you the fundamentals of the game, but he is also building up your confidence. Coach Stan will take his time in unlocking your true potential. Coach Stan will give you everything he has as long as you give it everything you got on the court. He's the real deal.

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Coach Stan was perfect ,I worked with him 5 days ,he help me to found the right way to train ,and help me to foun my defects,now i am back to Europe and I will follow his suggestion,tank a lot Stan.

Coach Stan was great. Worked really well with my son on his left hand dribbling and shooting. Interesting drills and he had my boy listening and following along nicely.

Great coach. Knows how to help with any deficiencies my son had. Great coach on fundamentals. Would highly recommend.

Stan is the man!

Coach Stan is amazing. In the first session, he worked on dribbling, footwork and shooting. After the session we received written feedback from Coach Stan with pictures, very professional. My 14 year old son learned so much in the one session he has attended and I can’t wait to see what the next sessions have in store for him. Thank you so much Coach Stan!!

Coach Stan was really great. He is very dedicated to the workouts and has an amazing gift for teaching. My son truely benefits from his coaching and I learn a lot as a dad. We will definitely continue working with him.

Coach Stan is an amazing coach. At the end of session one my son was eagerly awaiting the next session.

Awesome coach. Really pushes you and fixes any mistakes that you make. Highly recommend him if you want to get your game to the next level

Coach Stan is a great coach. One that will work with you patiently and with open ears, for a scheduled program approach and show progress each time. Stan brings more to the table than asked for and gives 100% towards the session every time.

The defination of a personal trainer is people who can teach other people drill. But the defination of him is far more than that,coach Stan do train me effectively and he also help me develop my confidence. I am Chinese,I admit I am skinny and sometimes I feel nervous to compete with American players. I always think I am impossible to be explosive or have good physical strength. But basketball doesn't care where ur from. He told me I can
change anything as long as I work hard, push myself hard. I will get what I want! He helps me build my determination and right now I feel eager for the games.
Moreover, his game experience and training measures are very efficient and professional. I can really learn a lot mentally and physically from his classes.
A very good trainer, a great person. I do enjoy the time spending in your classes!

Amazing coach/individual. Has pushed me to great progression over the past 2 months we've been training. Not only is he a great teacher of the game , but also a great person overall has become one of my own closest friends. More work to come and more progression to be made. " sleep or success? " success!

Great coach overall. I booked Stan for my son 11, who plays for 3 years now. They worked on the fundamentals of the game.
He is also an inspiration for my son who got a complete new view of the game.
So sad that we were only a few days in Miami ....
Next time we do it again!!!
For sure, thanks again!!!


"My nervousness will hinder my ability to show my talent on the court that I work so hard for.", through coach Stan we are working on the mental part of the game which is really important. Had one session with him at Jose marti park after having a short conversation over the phone something told me I am going to like this guy. Very friendly but knows how to push you when needed in order to get better. Was a bit skeptical to try this program only because i've never had a personal trainer and because its kinda far from my house but once I met him we got right down to business and started working. Awesome coach I plan to keep participating in his program and through hard work and dedication hopefully I can achieve my goals which I'm sure will be possible because coach Stan shows faith in you and actually relates to you on a personal level. He's not just a trainer, this guy shows that if you put the work in the results will come faster than you think and if your willing to put the work in so is he and you'll both be eating together until you reach your goals. Ive only attended one session but so far have had a great impression. His quote cannot make any more sense "Once the student is ready the teacher will appear".

Thank Coach Stan for believing in me.

Amazing coach.
Patience and very good improving your game in every detail.
Recomended 100%!!

The fact that I am currently playing professionally helps me to relate concepts to my clients. I find that I am able to teach players from a "player's" perspective as well as that of a coach!
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