Get to know
Get to know
To Dave Johnson, it seems that he has been either playing or coaching basketball for as long as he can remember. Dave played competitively himself through college and has been involved in coaching basketball in one form or another ever since.
Dave is passionate about investing in the lives of others. He has been involved in mentoring in many different ways; from being a Young Life leader and worship director at his church, to coaching and training athletes individually, in small groups and teams. He's also ran open door basketball clinics for all age & skill levels. Not to mention working at America's number one sports camp for five summers.
Those that know Dave well would describe him as a person of integrity, loyalty & one that is committed to excellence. He strives to help instill and cultivate the same values in the athletes and teams he works with. In the last year that Dave worked with athletes in Oregon before his move to the Nashville area, he had a hand in helping develop 5 Teams that won State Championships for their respective classifications. Three boys teams and two girls teams. He also personally trained multiple individuals that won All-Conference awards, multiple Conference Player of the year winners, 3 State Player of the year for their classification as well as multiple State Championship Player of the game awards.
Dave is excited to bring his passion for people and basketball to the South and help Coaches, athletes & teams experience similar success!
Q&A WITH DAVE
Q&A WITH DAVE
I love the challenge of working the whole spectrum of talent. I can help athletes at any level, at any point in their skill development. The fun for me is seeing a person improve and feel more confident. It’s all about giving your best effort to be consistent, getting better and having more fun. I really love the process of making things better by paying attention to the details.
Once athletes reach middle school and high school levels most coaches don't have time to work them individually during team practices. They are focused on the team as a whole, as they should be. Working with a skills trainer will allow you to focus more on your individual game that will, in turn, help you contribute the most you can to your team.
When it comes to shot mechanics, it's even more important to have individual attention. Remember...practice doesn’t always make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. If an athlete’s mechanics are off, they could spend all day, every day in the gym and not get any better...at that point, they are just reinforcing bad mechanics. You have to practice shooting with solid mechanics consistently to develop a good shot. I teach athletes to practice effectively on their own.
I help athletes develop a mentality and work ethic that carries over to other parts of their life. Confidence as an athlete can often translate into confidence socially, academically and in the workplace.