Featured Basketball Trainer
Chris Corbett – Founder & Director of Player Development of Austin Youth Basketball
Client Profile: Passionate basketball players from collegiate down to 9 year olds.
Experience: 20Years of basketball training. Former collegiate player. Recommended by former NBA players, NBA scouts, former WNBA players, high school and college coaches.
Philosophy: 90% of our focus is on year round personalized basketball skills training. We also maintain a robust Austin Basketball Camp schedule.
Beginnings: I began my love of player development on the playground courts of NYC. I would pick the best player out and then break down their best move, bring it back to my playground and mimic it for hours until I reached mastery. I fell in love with it all over again watching NBA players Elton Brand, Chris Kaman, Magic Johnson, Brent Barry, Derek Fisher working on their games in the summer with player development coaches. I realized that there was a science to skill development. I kept a notebook and asked questions. I occasionally joined workouts and then started training players. After moving to Austin, I started a small business that grew quite large. The emotional rewards (along with a nudge from my daughter Ellie) caused me to leave corporate America and focus the rest of my life on helping America learn the game from qualified basketball trainers.
Advice for Young Players: Play with Passion, Purpose, and Power. Try new things and learn the process of development. Own your own confidence.
Advice for Other Trainers: If you love it, find a way to align your clients goals with your own goals. Really listen to your clients but hold them accountable and breathe life into their dreams.
Connect With Chris: 512-921-4444
Basketball Trainers I Admire: Mike Vandegarde, Chris Price, Bernell Murray, Tim Grgrich, Erik Buehler