Passionate. Honest. Devoted
A BIT ABOUT ME
Your Basketball Trainer
As a professional Global Basketball Trainer, I have become well-known and respected throughout the Ottawa area and Eastern Canada. As a young boy growing up in Ottawa, I loved and played all sports. I was a standout soccer player and played at a very high level. I was first introduced to basketball at the age of 12 and it was then I knew this is what I wanted to do. As I got older I dedicated all my time to training on basketball with hopes to make my high school team. Going into grade 9 at Colonel By high school, I faced a lot of adversity in my first year of basketball because it was all still new to me. I had lots of catching up & learning to do as a point guard. I spent the summer going into grade 10 training each day and watching film to learn and understand the game. By grade 12 I was a 4-time city all-star, and one of the top point guards in the city with numerous accolades.
Fast forward a few years later & I was an RSEQ silver medalist, RSEQ Champion & 6th place at Nationals with honorable mentions & awards. The 5 years at Bishops University taught me a lot as a player. Being a leader, time management, self-discipline, and how to deal with adversity. After my university career, I was fortunate enough to play a couple of years professionally overseas. After playing my last season I decided it was time to put up the sneakers and help someone else reach their dreams!
I have developed my own unique training methods, all aimed at syncing the body and mind in preparation for competing against the best. I believe that a rigorous training system not only develops physical strength but also the mental stamina required to compete at the highest levels of the game. I am constantly reading & learning to keep up with the latest training techniques and methodologies, and consistently push my athletes to the limit.
Over the last few years, I have been able to travel around the world, where I have been able to learn from NBA players, NBA & professional coaches, top trainers and have had the privilege to train many elite players that have gone off to play NCAA, USPORTS, CCAA & Professionally. I have also had the privilege to do some motivational speaking, talk about entrepreneurship & started a new competitive basketball program for "U17 & U19" boys here in Ottawa. As basketball continues to grow at a rapid rate in Canada I am looking forward to helping as many athletes as possible reach their basketball dreams & goals!
OTTAWA BLACKJACKS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH -
TEAM BELIEVE U17 & U19 " HEAD COACH " - http://www.613believe.com
SAHEL BASKETBALL " TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & TRAINER - https://www.sahelbasketball.org/
NEXT LEVEL MEDIA OWNER - www.nlevelmedia.ca
NBYMP " MENTOR " - http://www.nbymp.ca/jamil-abiad
LOUIS RIEL JR BOYS " HEAD COACH "
UNDER ARMOUR RISING STARS INSTRUCTOR - https://cybl.campbrainregistration.com/
UNDER ARMOUR CANADA AMBASSADOR -
* YOUTH OF ALL AGES
* UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Over the years I have been able to travel the world, learn from many different people, and have been able to start 3 businesses. During this time I have had many failures and have learned so much along the way. My goal is to educate youth, athletes, and young adults about struggles, entrepreneurship and what it takes in order for them to reach the next level.
* OFFENSIVE SKILLS CLINIC
* BACK 2 SCHOOL CONDITIONING
& SKILLS CLINIC
* MARCH BREAK CAMP
* SUMMER CAMP
Camps & Clinics are great ways to develop your skills in a competitive, fun, and safe environment. Throughout the week or 1 day clinic you will be able to put your skills to the test against other campers, and learn from high level staff!
* 1 ON 1
* PARTNER TRAINING
* GROUP TRAINING
Private training is the best way to improve your skills at a rapid rate. Being a setting with limited distractions I am able to correct your flaws on the spot.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”