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About Your Trainers

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Coach TJ

Head Basketball Skills and Player Development Trainer \

Performance Enhancement Specialist

Coach TJ Basketball Performance is a small basketball training facility with the goal of building players basketball skills, confidence and physical performance.  With over 20 years of playing, coaching and training experience, Coach TJ's training model and methods are providing immediate results.  Reasonably priced training packages, a fun, safe and hard working environment and a trainer who truly believes that if the players know that you care, then they care about what you know.

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A Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) is trained to design strength and conditioning programs to improve an athlete’s endurance, strength, speed, and power, and reduce risk of injury.

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A Player development specialist has been certified to provide the following: 

FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS

  • Intense instruction and drilling in small-group settings to improve every facet of the game

  • Age-specific training to improve overall athleticism with a basketball specific focus

  • Information to help each player improve his or her nutrition to become a better athlete and player

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Coach Brian Rios

Basketball Skills and  Player Development Trainer

Coach Brian is currently a student at St. John’s University, pursuing a degree in Sports Management with a track in coaching. As a young athlete himself, Brian understands the game both mentally and physically and can relate to the players. He has played basketball for most of his life and has a strong passion for the game that he has carried on to being a trainer and coach. Brian is a trainer that believes that every player can become great through great training, both mentally and physically.

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Coach Lauren Weidmyer

Basketball Skills and  Player Development Trainer

Coach Lauren is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Saint Joseph Hill Academy, and works for the NYC Department of Education, as a Physical Education Teacher. She is a 2004 Saint John Villa Academy High School alum where she was a 4 years Varsity starter. As a player, Coach Lauren won 3 Federation and State Championships in the A Division, along with 1 City Championship. She was defensive player of the year her Junior and Senior Year and was a Staten Island Advance All-Star. She continued her playing career at University of New Hampshire, a Division I collegiate program, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology; Physical Education.

After College, Coach Lauren continued her basketball career as a Graduate Assistant on the Division II level, at Henderson state, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. While at Henderson State, she was in charge of all player development and recruiting.

Coach Lauren has a significant amount of experience working with players at all levels and is excited to continue sharing her experiences with Coach TJ Basketball Performance.