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Rise as One coaches have an unparalleled advantage of years of knowledge and experience working with aspiring basketball players. We prepare each player to compete on a higher level through strong competition, consistent feedback from our coaches, increased awareness, dedicated training regimens and commitment to our skill development program
Our coaching philosophy is built on four key concepts: loyalty, persistence, teamwork, and greatness. These are the core components needed to develop a strong team. Rise as One coaches have unparalleled coaching experience and qualifications. All of our coaches have years of knowledge and experience working with aspiring basketball players. We provide young athletes with the basketball IQ they need to maximize their potential. We prepare each player to compete on a higher level through strong competition, consistent feedback from our coaches, increased exposure, dedicated training regimens, and commitment to the team.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) offers a national course for coaches at the interscholastic level. This certification demonstrates the coach’s completion of a series of these courses, which enhances their ability as a basketball coach to better serve the player and the organization.
The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is an online program developed by experts, for experts. The PCA certification improves a coach’s ability to coordinate and lead a guiding youth sports program like TBF. Designed to help coaches teach life lessons through sport, the alliance focuses on the development of not only the athlete, but the person as a whole.
At TBF, we are Verified Volunteers. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires all coaches who participate in NCAA-certified events to complete their Basketball Certification System. All of our TBF coaches have passed through strict NCAA requirements, which include a background check and an educational coaching course.
All of our sports trainers are required to have a gold license from the USA Youth Development Certificate Program. This USA Basketball Licensing and E-Learning Program focuses on educating coaches to the fullest while ensuring the safety of the players.
All of our coaches complete a stringent certification process before joining the Rise as One staff. This includes a USA Basketball license, NCAA BBCS certification, NFHS Coaching level 1 certification, and Positive Coaching Alliance certificate. Well-trained coaches ensure that your child will be coached with the latest techniques, strategies and safety guidelines.
Our Staff is comprised of former college and professional basketball players. They have real-world, on court experience from a player’s perspective. This gives our players a real competitive edge. There is a fine line between good and great, and it is often experience.
We pride ourselves on providing the very best parent and player experience. We don’t make generic claims, we put our words into action by ensuring our coaches are qualified to help develop players the right way. Our coaches provide film sessions, progress reports, and extra practices as needed to ensure teams are prepared to give their best on game day.
Our staff doesn’t just coach, they motivate. Being part of a basketball team is exciting, but there are also many challenges as players go through the process of becoming a cohesive team. All players want to be inspired. Inspiration allows them to push themselves and improve. You can have a great coach, but if he fails to motivate and inspire his players, they will not live up to their potential. Rise as One coaches have the perfect balance of technical teaching and motivation that will equip and inspire players to play at their full potential.
Accomplished as a player in the northern New Jersey area Taylor is a passionate coach who joined RA1 coaching staff in 2021. Instantly she has had a great impact!
Passionate about helping younger players of the game with basic fundamentals. Peace incorporates past experiences to improve all age groups.
A passionate and highly skilled coach. Ben relates well to this generation. Being a smaller player himself he teaches players the IQ of the game. Ben is a hard worker and a great add to the staff.
Casey Legora over 10 years of coaching experience working with youth players an outstanding communicator that breaks down the game so that players can understand.
Lee's passion to be a student of the game allows him to develop the skills in his players to excel through their collegiate or professional careers.
Kyle Kielty stresses the importance of building confidence & mental toughness. Known for getting the best out of players and improving their abilities.
10yr professional player with vast experience at every level. Developing talent and maximizing player's ability will be the primary focus. Has lead numerous teams in his program to great feats
Moustapha list of accomplishments in basketball spans in the USA and his homeland of Senegal. He is a player coach and well repected in the coaching circle.