Stan Gaines, Miami, FL Basketball Coach

Stan Gaines



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"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear" PRO PLAYER! STUDENT & TEACHER OF THE GAME ON A PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & SPIRITUAL LEVEL! View all coaching experience

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Partner workout
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

2 Player fundamental improvement session!!

Session Length: 75 minutes

$150 1 session + applicable fees

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ABC's of Attacking the Basket
Online Training for a single athlete

ABC’S OF ATTACKING THE BASKET – ATTACKING THE BASKET 101! Included : ABC’s of Attacking the Basket Manual, Video Breakdown of drills to learn ball handling and foot work improving techniques A-Attack B-Back up C-Change... See More

Session Length: 2 hours

$100 1 session + applicable fees

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DISCOUNTED 1st workout
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Let's assess your game and look at the things in your game that need some work. Let’s evaluate your shooting, ball handling, finishing, and defense! You will get a chance to meet me and view my training. I will get a ch... See More

Session Length: 1 minute

$50 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Seton Hall University (NJ)

  • 9 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)

  • 9 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!"
305 586 7580 Currently running a back to school/preseason special.
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 is a talented and motivational coach. He assesses skills well, communicates very well and has a gift for teaching skills that respond to how the athletes want their game to evolve.

Great experience for the boys!!! We will schedule again when we came back to Miami. Thank you, it was a great week, we loved the sections and to get in contact with your experience, classes and vision of the game.

We never trained

On time - professional - organized - and extremely helpful.
Highly recommend

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Great lesson. Enjoyable. Improvements accomplished from the first lesson

This is a great basketball coach that can help you elevate any part of your game rather you’re a beginner, intermediate or even training to go pro. Highly recommended

Coach Stan was great. Flaws were corrected right away. My son can't wait till next session.

Sadly I have to give coach Stan a low rating even though he was a good coach. The reason is that he is EXTREMELY difficult to get a hold off or to get a reply from. As of today I still haven’t gotten a reply from him sent many days ago on his cell phone for a session for yesterday afternoon! This is a recurring theme. It’s very disrespectful and inconsiderate as we all have busy schedules and have to rearrange our lives around these after school activities. I bought a 10 session package from him and I was only able to get 2 sessions scheduled in a 4 weeks span!!! Clearly no one can expect any improvements in their game with such a poor attendance on behalf of their coach, let alone a 10 year old kid. CoachUp was promptly responsive to my complaint and gave me credit to find another coach.

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Coach Stan is one of these coaches that you rarely see or find these days. The most important thing on his mind is to evaluate the player and allow them to reach their max potential. He rates your initial skill level and is consistently explaining why it makes sense in basketball terms and makes sure like a building your foundation is the key in your game. I highly recommend regardless if your goals is to be the best player on your team to I just want to learn basketball, sky is limitless with Coach Stan

Coach Stan is an excellent coach. He's able to quickly diagnose what the player needs. My son has improved his game in only 2 sessions. I think I'm gonna have to purchase the ten pack!

Coach Stan is an awesome coach! My nephew improved after the first session. He has the ability to meet the player where he's at and build from there. Coach Stan is very patient, knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend him and choose him for future sessions. Thank you Coach Stan!

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Coach Stan is the real deal. Very professional and definitely knowledgeable. I went in looking to improve my shot, and by the end of the session there was dramatic improvement. I've spent years trying to improve my long range shot, on my own, but with Coach Stan helping we were able to get results that had eluded me. Can't wait to take on more sessions.

Stan was an awesome coach. Both my boys (10 and 12) learnt plenty from Stan. His approach is enormously encouraging. They came away totally enthused.

Stan is a great coach. My 10 y/o son is very happy to train with him and we can see the improvement. He has skills and know how to work with a player. He focuses on the things my son need to improve.

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Great Coach!

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Best coach we ever had for our kids. Great personality very professional.

Excellent training intense high level

i had a great training session with coach Stan while i was in Miami. it was everything i expected it to be.. he touched on every aspect of the game from shooting to footwork to the mental. He will explain the purpose of every drill and gets his point across whether you've played basketball for years or just picked up one. He definitely opened up my eyes on what to work on personally to better my career & just overall gave great insight on the game. Coach definitely knows what he's talking about, no doubt.

Coach Stan is by far the most knowledgeable and helpful coach. The way he takes his time to break down the game is unmatched in any other trainer. I know I have the best trainer whose primary concern is taking my game to the next level. If you are serious about basketball and serious about training with the BEST then Coach Stan is your ONLY OPTION. There is no better coach alive. If I could give infinite stars I would. BOOK COACH STAN NOW!!!

Coach Stan is a great coach in my opinion. His feedback was very helpful for my son. Not only did he help my son on the physical part of the game but also on the mental part. His teaching technics are on the money. I would recommend him. Thank you Coach Stan

Amazing first session with Stan!!! His attention to detail is impeccable!! On the first session he already pointed out mistakes I have unconsciously been making. I already feel like a better player and looking forward to future sessions with Stan!

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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