|SHOOTING FORM-a focus on developing proper footwork, staying balanced
and squared up to the basket, and getting a perfect release & follow through
BALL HANDLING-making quicker and stronger moves to create separation
from defenders. Developing confidence in attacking the basket using the
FINISHING AROUND THE BASKET- using the body to shield off defenders,
absorb contact and still keep focus on the rim, using shot fakes to get
defenders up in the air and out of position. Many of these drills will include
contact from a football blocking shield to emulate a live defender
CREATING SCORING OPPORTUNITIES – using jab-steps, shot fakes, spin
moves, hop-backs and other offensive moves to create openings to get a shot
QUICKNESS & VERTICAL JUMP- Plyometric exercises, drills to create a
quick first step & improve lateral movement, and explosive vertical leap
(Other skills available at request: Post Moves, One-on-One Defense, Rebounding,
|Each training session can be tailored to each individual player’s needs and wants
$50 for a one hour session
For small groups, of up to 5 athletes, the cost will be divided amongst the group-
2 athletes - $25.00 each
3 athletes - $16.66 each
4 athletes - $12.50 each
5 athletes - $10.00 each
(Must build own group of teammates, friends, or siblings)
Sign up for multiple sessions and save!
Schedule and prepay for 5 or more sessions and pay $45/hr
(2 athletes - $22.50 each, 3 athletes- $15.00, 4 athletes - $11.25, 5 athletes - $9.00)
Check or money order (payable to Hoops Training)
Credit Card thru PayPal.com *must add an additional 3% to total to cover cost of accepting
**all athletes must pay the day of the session or sooner
|WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY is that most
basketball camps and programs have a ratio of 10 athletes
to 1 instructor. The private and small group lessons allow
for more one on one attention and constant positive
reinforcement, along with correction and guidance.
AVAILABLE TRAINING TIMES
(1) Choose training times from those available below
(2) If this is the first session for the athlete, submit the
NEW ATHLETE FORM on the right of the page.
If a returning athlete, simply EMAIL the Athlete Name and Training
Dates & Times Requested to AndrewDahl@HoopsTraining.com
(3) Rescheduling or canceling a session requires a 24 hour notice
or you will be charged the full rate
|What is a good age to start training?
I have trained players as young as a five years old. Typically the strength and coordination
needed to build good shooting form hasn't developed by that age, however dribbling and
footwork drills can still be very beneficial and give an edge over others their age that haven't
worked on some of the basic fundamentals. I usually recommend starting in the 3rd/4th grade
range, but it varies from kid to kid.
Can you help elite or older-aged kids or is this program only for players beginning to build skills?
Yes, I definitely can. I have trained 7 current Division 1 College Basketball player or recruits. A
lot of the older 11th & 12th graders that I work with are surprised with some of the small
adjustments in footwork or form that make a big difference in their game. I really enjoy working
with players who are already very good but want to keep adding, fine-tuning, and quickening
skills and moves.
Is it better to do private sessions or group training?
I feel that athletes get more out of a one-on-one training situation. (More repetitions, more
feedback, more guidance) I typically suggest doing at least one private lesson before doing a
group session so that I can give the athlete a good idea on the areas that need the most work.
However, the small group sessions are more cost-friendly and I've found that some athletes are
more comfortable training with a friend or two.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK:
AndrewDahl@HoopsTraining.com or 651-592-6099
The following training dates and times are at the Victoria Rec Center
(8475 Kochia Lane * Victoria, MN 55386)
Mon, May 20 - x
Tues, May 21 - no openings
Wed, May 22 - no openings
Thu, May 23 - 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Fri, May 24 - 7:00pm
Mon, May 27 - no openings (Memorial Day)
Tues, May 28 - no openings
Wed, May 29 - 4:00pm
Thu, May 30 - 6:00pm
Fri, May 31 - no openings
|(1) tell the Reception Desk that you're here for a Hoops
Training session with Andrew (gym is down the stairs and to
(2) If this is the first session for the athlete, turn in the
following to Andrew on the court:
-Athlete Evaluation & Parental Waiver Form
(3) Parents may come in the gym and watch the session
but cannot use other areas of the facility unless you are a
member or pay the fee for a daily pass
(4) Basketballs will be on-hand to use. You may bring
your own if you prefer.
|Check-In Procedure at Victoria Rec Center
|Frequently Asked Questions: