Atlanta is home to some of the best youth and high school basketball in the country. These trainers and their facilities stand out as some of the leaders for basketball training in the city. Each of these programs are at the top of their game when it comes to helping athletes improve.
Coach Bo Bell – Bo Bell Basketball Academy – Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, Georgia
To begin with, Coach Bell is the CEO of Bo Bell Basketball Academy. His full name, Norris “Bo” Bell, may be familiar to NBA fans. Bell signed on to the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent in 1983 and went on to play with the Ohio Mixers, based in Lima, Ohio. Afterwards, Bell spent a large part of his career, 13 years, in Europe playing basketball. As a result, Bell returned with new knowledge and the drive to help athletes climb to the heights of their potential. He has led efforts with local programs and championship teams. In fact, Coach Bell was named “the number one playground legend” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1990, showing his heavy ties to the city where he now trains athletes.
To learn more about Coach Bell and the Bo Bell Basketball Academy visit his website: http://www.basketballcoachbobell.com
Michael & Charles Pack – Double Trouble Training LLC – Norcross, Georgia
The Packs are both founders of Double Trouble Training and together each of them serves as elite skill coaches within their organization. Michael has worked with top college athletes throughout the country, including Rayshaun Hammonds (University of Georgia). Charles also reaches for the stars, having won a National Championship at Tennessee Preparatory Academy. Currently, Charles is an assistant coach at Norcross High School where he oversees the majority of player development workouts. Together, this dynamic duo seeks to inspire and help athletes grow into their best selves. For more info about the Packs and their programs visit: http://www.doubletroubletraining.com/
Robert Swain – Swain Basketball Academy – Lithonia, Georgia
Coach Robert Swain heads up the Swain Basketball Academy. A native of Atlanta, he played with the powerhouse AAU program the Atlanta Celtics while in high school. While playing college basketball for UConn, Swain was part of a Big East Championship winning team that made it into the Elite Eight in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Swain finished his college playing days at College of Charleston, then he went on to play professionally in Europe. After returning home, Swain began to hold free training for children in the community, usually teaching large classes. Coach Swain has continued to inspire members of the Atlanta area and seeks to improve his players at every turn. To learn more about Coach Swain and his academy follow this link: http://www.swainbasketballacademy.com
Jammar Stegall & Chuck Jones – The L.A.B. – South Atlanta, Georgia
Serving the southside of town, Coach J and Coach Chuck look to fulfill athletes’ potential on the court. The L.A.B. otherwise known as “Learning About Basketball” offers a range of camps and training academies to accomplish just this. Coach J has assisted with the Atlanta Celtics travel basketball program and consulted with local high schools. His passion and drive help push athletes to their limits and more than one of his students has reached college and pro levels. Coach Chuck began coaching for the All-Ohio Red Youth Basketball program. He has also assisted with many other high school teams and individual players over 25 years and serves as the Vice President of L.A.B. as well as Program Coordinator of the D-Favors Celtics Youth Basketball Program. Discover more about the L.A.B. at: http://www.learningaboutbasketball.com/