Terell John, Elgin, IL Basketball Coach

Terell John

Big Break Academy



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Training Locations
  • Purdue University--North Central (IN)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, 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


  • Purdue University--North Central (IN)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, 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 Terell

I have learned from and worked with some of the best trainers in the world. I have developed some of the best players in the state including numerous all state players, a McDonald's All American and currently the #1 8th grader in the state. I have coached a wide range of players ranging from 2nd grade to D1/Professional.

I starred at Larkin High School and averaged 15.7 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game my senior season. En route to earning numerous awards including All-Area and All-Conference honors in 2009. After a brief stint, at Elgin Community College. I starred at Division II Purdue North Central where I averaged 15. 8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while leading the Panthers to the winningest year in school history and earning All-Conference honors my senior season and garnering professional interest.

- Explore our player's weaknesses
-Show them how they improve that specific weakness
-Live Video Breakdowns and Explanations
-Showcasing situational examples
-Assign player's at homework to address specific weakness

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Client Reviews

Would highly recommend. The coaches are great! Love that they work with each child’s strengths and weaknesses. They pay attention to detail and really take the time with each child to explain. My daughter was extremely nervous and after the first lesson she couldn’t wait for the next one. Book now!

Great communication. Daughter loved the practice!

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My two boys (11 & 13) really we’re excited during the training, and have continued to talk about Coach T hours later. Very thorough and efficient in his training. He quickly picked up on their individual talents and weaknesses and started pushing them for immediately. Thanks Coach Terell for being available and flexible with your time.

The G-Unit

My son loves working with Coach Terell! He looks forward to his sessions with him. After a few sessions, we can already see an improvement in his skills.

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Coach was a great teacher during our first training session. In just a small amount of time he exposed me to drills and skills that I can use in my game currently. I would definitively recommend Coach Terell and I look forward to chasing greatness with him.

My son really enjoyed his first session with Coach Terell. In just a short amount of time, Coach Terell was able to improve my son's shooting skills and give him the confidence to go the next level. We will be signing up for more sessions for sure. The Coach is also very flexible with his schedule which I appreciate.

My 15 yrs old love his training,
Will definitely do it again

Coach Terrell has a great balance between pushing kids to their limits and beyond yet still respecting their limitations. His approach is positive and uplifting while still challenging the players to push further and dig deeper. He has made a connection with our son that has allowed Cameron to see the potential we have long seen in him in a way that dares him to dream bigger and try harder. we are truly grateful for what Terrell has done for our son!

I really like coach Terell. First day he discussed with my son about his strength / weakness and work on it. My son didn't stop to talk at all about this training for few days. He is waiting for next one and I'm going to book this week. I'd highly recommend Coach Terell and team!

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I had a great first day with Coach Terell. It was a great workout that tested my skills and conditioning. I will definitely be going back to work with him.

my child likes working one on on with his coach. He feels that he is learning more and improving with each lesson he takes.

I was very impressed with coach Terell. He is great at training kids and my son loves the workouts. As a bonus he had his team with him to cover all aspects of the game, as well as, strength and conditioning. They mentioned group sessions in the future which we'd definitely sign up for. I'd highly recommend Coach Terell and team!

Both my son and daughter been learning a lot and working hard with Coach Terell. I can already tell working with him and his team will be very beneficial to both of their games, helping them to become well rounded players.

Worked me really hard. I got super flushed quickly and gave me detailed tips on how to improve my problems.

I took my son to his first session with Coach T a few days ago and I was very impressed for it to only be the first session. He found my son's weaker areas in his game right away and put a focus on it. I saw an immediate improvement within 5 minutes. I like how the training focuses on the athletes all around game. Both the basketball and speed/agility drills were perfect and we look forward to working with these coaches every chance we get. If you're looking for coaches who focus on the athlete and pay attention to every detail, I'd recommend giving them a try!

I was suprised when we showed up for my son's 1st training session, there's coach Terell and a strengthening /conditioning coach which I am really really happy about because my son needs balance and speed which the coach addressed halfway thru the session, and they did in a fun way, also explaining to him the importance of hard work and dedication...I am really happy I found coach Terell and his team and will definitely recommend them to friends and family......

My son, Storm, really enjoys the game and we have been with many different coaches, but Coach Terrell is over the top! My husband came to one of his sessions and said, "I love how he works Storm and the drills are only going to make Storm better." Storm was funny because he said, "Wow, he really worked me, and I am absolutely tired, but I like it." Storm is excited because Coach Terrell isn't babying him, and Storm knows he needs to work hard to be a "great" basketball player. Thanks Coach Terrell!! We are definitely scheduling more sessions.

My son had a great first session! He loved working with Coach Terell. They worked on skills and my son felt very motivated. Very knowledgable coach who works on important skills in a fun way! I could already see some improvement during just the first the session.

Coach T is Fantastic! At our first session, he spent time learning about my sons skill set and how he responds to different styles of coaching. For our second session, Coach Terell prepared drills focusing on the areas needing the most work and the foundations every successful player needs to master. Scheduling has been a breeze as Coach T is very flexible with not only practice times but location. He also responds to any questions I have almost immediately. My son's game has vastly improved in only a few sessions of because of Coach T's relatable motivating coaching style. We look forward to working with Coach Terell much much more to prepare for the upcoming basketball season.

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What a wonderful coach. He's very encouraging and taught my son a lot in only a short amount of time. He is prompt and professional.

Never felt so accomplished, drained and motivated after a workout. If you want to become a better ball player and push your body to the limit mentally and physically, this is the guy!
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