A Better You
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (Co-Ed)
The game of basketball is changing. ARE YOU???!!! In a "positionless" culture you need to know how to do almost everything well. At PSA we focus on skills that will translate into game situations:
BACK TO THE BASKET MOVES THAT CREATE FOULS
EFFECTIVE PUMP FAKE AND DECISION MAKING
BALL HANDLING WITH PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONALITY
HIGH POST MOVES
CORRECT READS OUT OF SCREEN AND ROLL
THE LOST ART OF THE MID-RANGE JUMP SHOT
It doesn't matter your skill level right now, it only matters where you want to get to.
If you are willing to work hard you can achieve your goals.
PRICING VARIES DEPENDING ON YOUR DESIRES.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE--I'm 6'10"
All State performer at Doyle High in Knoxville, TN
Only player in school history to record 1100+ points, 750+ rebounds, and 300+ blocked shots
Played 3 years at Western Carolina University--Voted Most Improved in Conference Sophmore year
Played Senior year at Bryan College--All Conference, All American, National Player of the week award winner, averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. Finished 4th nationally in blocked shots and 7th nationally in FG % (65.9%)
CBA (Taiwan)--All Leauge Selection (17 pts and 9.5 rebs)
Welsh Basketball Association (Wales)--1st Team All League (22 pts and 13 rebs)
Tours in Germany, Hungary, Philippines, Guatamala, Belize, Austria
Bryan College--Head Assistant (3 years)
Rhea AAU--Head Coach --19 and Under, 17 and Under, and 15 and Under (3 years--Also started the program)
Welsh National Program--Assistant Director and Head Coach (1 year)
HALO--Homeschool Athletic League Org--Athletic Director and Head Coach (8 years--MS, JV, and Varisty Boys)
Director of Athletic Programming--Columbia YMCA (4 years)--Directed programs for over 3000 youth
Upward Basketball Volunteer
PE Class Director--4 years
8th Grade Tutor--8 years
No matter the level of engagement you choose with us you will ALWAYS get a professional plan to help you reach and maintain your short and long term goals.
Jeff has coached my two oldest sons for five years now, teaching basketball from the fundamentals of ball handling, passing, closeouts, footwork, to the intricacies of his zone defense schemes and offense sets. They have developed from boys who like to play ball with a good shot to young men who appreciate the game, believe in teamwork, value every possession and are ball-hawking defenders who also can put it in the hole. As much as Jeff has taught them basketball, he has poured into them character development and sportsmanship even more. His expectations are high for my boys, and complements what my wife and I are trying to instill in them. Jeff's positive influence on my sons cannot be overstated, and we value it so much that this year we put our youngest son under his tutelage as well. Looking forward to seeing Jeff pour into this son for then next five years.
My son is a homeschooler who has played basketball with HALO, a homeschool basketball league founded and coached by Coach Jeff VanDeMark. We have known Coach Jeff for the past four years and highly recommend him. He brings a level of expertise in coach, playing, and strategy to basketball that has greatly developed our son as a basketball player. Additionally, he is a man of integrity, excellent character who instills character and motivation in the students that he coaches.
I was introduced to Jeff by his Coach Tim Rice of BasketballMentoring.com. I can tell his philosophy, coupled with his experience and executive background make him uniquely qualified to fuel the hopes and dreams of young basketball players all over Greater Atlanta and beyond. Jeff is uniquely qualified to help your forward and center game develop... having played the positions himself at a high level. I want him around my kids in their basketball future and you should too.
--Chris Corbett--Director of Austin Youth Basketball
I've got three compelling things to say about Coach Jeff Vandemark... First, because he deeply loves the game and its people, 'Vandy' will find ways every day to help others love what he does. Second, 'Vandy' knows work and self-improvement better than most. His life and game bear great testimony to this. It will become contagious. Watch out! Third, 'Vandy' is a fine blend of fun and fundamentals. That is exactly what youth sports need today, coaching delivered with positivity, expertise, and care.
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