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Private Basketball Training

author image Bobby R. Goldsmith
Bobby R. Goldsmith is a writer and editor with over 12 years of experience in journalism, marketing and academics. His work has been published by the Santa Fe Writers Project, "DASH Literary Journal," the "Inland Valley Daily Bulletin" and WiseGEEK.
Private Basketball Training
A private basketball trainer can supplement a coach's instruction. Photo Credit: AGL_Photography/iStock/Getty Images

With college and professional sports coming with more and more increasing rewards and remuneration, youth athletics in some quarters is shifting from a hobby or fitness program to a high-stakes activity. For many players who aspire to the higher tiers of sports such as basketball, the parent volunteer coach may not be enough to develop talented young players. Personal coaches can give private basketball training to help players develop a fundamentally sound set of game-ready skills, giving young players a leg-up or giving adult players the one-on-one instruction needed to excel on the court.

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Private basketball instruction is similar to one-on-one tutoring for any academic subject. It gives a player an opportunity for tailored guidance from an experienced expert. Many private basketball instructors are former players who reached college or professional levels, and are able to develop a rapport with inexperienced players to impart a basic awareness of basketball’s fundamentals. A good private instructor will evaluate your current skill level, develop a practice plan, a workout regimen, a diet plan and continually assess your progress, shifting focus as needed to address shortcomings in your development.

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