Q. A parent asks, "How do I pick a "trainer"?
A. Great question, we would suggest you to research the local "trainers" via website, blogs, social media outlets and ask around aka "word of mouth". In most regions, the "basketball communities" are small therefore, we are sure someone who knows someone thats knows a "trainer" or two. In addition, do not hesitate in inquiring about each “trainer's” history with special attention to their success(es) in working with similar level players as your child.
Be sure to consider the style of the trainers too. Some use a more aggressive approach in an effort to "make the player(s) tougher", there are some that pacify the trainee - so much that there is no real challenge aka “fun” trainers where games like “knockout” is a staple. Then there are trainers that so detailed oriented that spend the entire session talking and finally there are some that blend all styles yet keep the learning environment - light, (hard when needed), constructive & professional.
More importantly, you must consider the make up of your child for every student-athlete is different.
Hopefully our latest blog entry can help you, your son/daughter, your friend and others. Be sure to be on the look out for next blog entry.