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Tyler Leighton, Chicago, IL Basketball Coach

Tyler Leighton

Basketball Training

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Former College All-American & Overseas Pro Player. Check my availability and message me before booking. Rates are non-negotiable. For players 10 and up. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. 60640, Chicago, IL

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

  • Indiana University--South Bend (IN)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Rebounding, Post Moves, Pick and Roll, Passing, Defense, Shooting, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility

Credentials

  • Indiana University--South Bend (IN)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Rebounding, Post Moves, Pick and Roll, Passing, Defense, Shooting, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility

More About Coach Tyler

I am passionate and detail oriented. You will get better if you train with me.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE: I train players in-person & online. Wherever you have access to a hoop becomes our training facility. The client is responsible for my entry fee into the facility.

WHO: I train both male and females, 10 years old through adults.

MISSION: To provide individuals the means to train consistently, sensibly, and systematically in a safe, clean, fun, positive, and professional way to reach maximum basketball performance and injury prevention.

EDUCATION: Masters Degree, Sports Administration​ - Valparaiso University, 2012. Bachelors Degree, General Studies - Indiana University, 2010.

EXPERIENCE:
•Basketball Trainer for the past 7 years in the Chicago area.
•Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, Basketball Coach in Chicago for the past 4 years.
•National College Basketball Scout for 2 years.
•Duke Men's Basketball Camp Coach.
•Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant.
•Impact Basketball Intern & On-Court Skills Coach.
•Purdue University Northwest Assistant Men's Basketball Coach.

OVERSEAS:
•BARBADOS - USA college men's team completing against Caribbean men's national teams.
•CHINA - DBL League Champions, led the league in 3-point field goals made, teams’s leading scorer.
•SPAIN - Point Guard and League finalists for Eurobasket Summer League Malaga, Spain.
•USA - Combo Guard, Chicago Steam, ABA.

COLLEGE: NAIA All-American, Chicagoland Conference Player of the Year, two-time All-Conference First Team, 1,000 point scorer in two seasons at Indiana University South Bend.

PREP: Boys Basketball State Champions, 1,000 point scorer, All-conference player, Top 100 Player in the state at Jimtown High School. AAU national qualifier with Spice Indy Saints & Michiana Basketball Academy.

Passing on the knowledge and skills I've learned to young people is the most rewarding feeling there is. If we maintain a positive ATTITUDE, and give great EFFORT we can achieve great things! Basketball is a wonderful platform to learn life lessons as well as learn the value of health and physical fitness for a lifetime.

1. INTRO (Go over workout plan).
2. DYNAMIC WARM-UP (Flexibility, Athleticism, Agility, Quickness, Lateral Movement).
3. BASKETBALL SKILLS & COMPETITIVE GAMES (Spot Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing, Finishing, Shooting on the Move).
4. AGILITY & STRENGTH WORK (footwork, jumping, quickness, muscular and core strength).
5. STRETCH & RECAP (Flexibility, Injury Prevention, Discuss workout, Cover continued growth areas on your own & for your team).

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Client Reviews

Tyler is a great coach. He helped my son and I improve our shooting in just a few sessions. And I know the things to practice to continue improving.

Coach Tyler was positive, friendly and knowledgeable. My son improved after just one lesson. He is looking forward to many more sessions with Tyler.

A terrific coach! Very patient and a skilled teacher!

Great coach! I signed up my son and noticed an improvement in his skills even after one session! He wouldn’t stop talking about doing another session so we’ve signed up for more already. Thank you Tyler!

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Excellent coach!

Good first training, almost didn’t make it threw the workout

Just An Awesome coach will continue my sessions with him in the future.

Coach Tyler is an excellent trainer. I've had two sessions and I already see good improvements in my game. He is patient, enthusiastic and hardworking. He has really helped build my skill set that I can carry over into my future games and sessions. I love working out with him and look forward to our next training session.

Tyler helps me learn new moves that I can use in my games, and he has improved my shot tremendously. I have learned the most by playing 1-1 against him and learning from a really great player. I love working out with him and look forward to our next training.

Coach Tyler has done a tremendous job working with my son Eugene in all aspects of Basketball. Eugene has improved his game with each session. Thanks Coach.

Eugene Petrungaro

Tyler has been an amazing coach. Mitch has learned a lot and has been inspired by Tyler's basketball skills and his good character. He is a great role model and we look forward to working more with him .

He's the best we've ever had here in terms of his ability to train, run the facility, and manage players. When he was here I had him working with our European pro players and college guys. He can do it all.
He "lives and breathes" basketball ever since he started playing basketball as a fourth grader. According to Ray, "Tyler's training work ethic is unmatched! He infuses his drive into all the players he trains. I am always looking for the next Tyler Leighton.
Tyler has given Evan the confidence to let loose and play full out. He now realized that he can be a very good ballplayer if he continues to work hard at it and he has the skills to be in the mix on the Varsity team. Because of his work with Tyler he realizes it's ok to try different things on the floor and expand his game. Tyler is helping Even reach his full potential.
I trained with Coach Tyler in the off season hoping that I could get my game into shape for the upcoming season. Tyler not only improved my game during the off season, but he made me more confident in myself. He showed me what it took to get better by making me more disciplined on and off the court. Tyler truly made me a better basketball player and a better person off the court by showing me leadership skills and being responsible. He was a positive role model in my life. Because of Tyler’s training he has made me a better basketball player and a better person in the game of life.
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