MBA Elite Personal/Small Group Training Program

Personal training at MBA is offered to players of all levels. Private training is the most individualized program that MBA offers. A typical training session will entail a group of 2-5 players, per trainer. The training group is determined by skill development and/or ability. The MBA trainer forms his/her own groups, by adding or subtracting players, to customize the perfect training session for his/her clients.

Training Breakdown

Our professional training staff will fine tune a player’s fundamental package, so that there are no flaws in their game. Offensive concepts of basketball are the main focus of the workouts including proper shooting technique and ball handling. Private training sessions are broken down into three phases: shooting, ball handling, and live play.

Shooting Phase

It is important that basketball players understand how to shoot the basketball properly from the ground up. In other words, technique starts from the positioning of the feet, to the alignment of the hips, up to their hand placement. MBA trainers will make sure jump shot mechanics are perfect every time the athlete shoots the ball. As a player advances through the learning stages, more advanced shooting drills will be incorporated into their workouts. Players must be able to spot shoot, shoot off the dribble, shoot off the triple threat and shoot off screens.

Ball Handling Phase

Ball handling is the other key offensive concept that our trainers work hard to implement into a player’s fundamental package. Ball handlers must have the basketball on a string. In other words, a player needs to be able to do anything with the ball that they want to. Players sharpen these skills through stationary one hand and two hand ball handling drills to build hand strength and quickness. As a player advances through the learning stages, more advanced ball handling drills will be incorporated to their workouts. Players must learn to change directions, on the run, while maintaining possession of the basketball. Players must have multiple ball handling moves to enable them to freeze defenders and shoot,, pass, or drive with the basketball.

Live 1 v 1 Phase

The final phase incorporates live play so that players can implement drill concepts into game situations. This can be done by 1 on 1 and/or 2 on 2 play.

Video Analysis

We will use, when needed, our new state of the art video equipment during training sessions.  It is proven that kids are typically visual learners so by using video analysis, we can better show our players their training sessions to help them improve their games. From shooting form to 1 v 1 moves we can breakdown a players skills to help them become a better player. 

Sample training session w/ Video analysis

MBA Select Basketball Coaching/Training Staff

Rod Creech

MBA Select Owner, Lead Trainer, Coach

I am a high energy guy. I have something inside of me that drives

me everyday, to help teach the kids of today, how to become a complete basketball player. The game is different today, than it was when I was growing up. We went to the park and played all day long, sun up to sun down, winners stay. You lose, you get off the court. Games were intense, you learned that you had to play hard all the time!! We did not have travel basketball, or our high school coaches opening the gym for us to play, taking us to team camps, playing in shoot outs. Those opportunities did not exist.

 

Players today play a lot of basketball, which is a good thing, because you have to have basketball instincts to be good. The other part is having a solid fundamental package. I am a

perfectionist when it comes to proper shot mechanics. I see a lot of kids that cannot shoot the basketball with any consistency. They may have heard about proper mechanics, but do not always implement proper mechanics when shooting on their own. For every player that I work out, every shot must be fundamentally correct. Only then, will a player start to have

consistency in their jump shooting. What about the dribble moves? Being able to break the defense down properly and then make the right decision with the ball. Do I shoot a pull up three because I have created enough space with my move? Do I one hard dribble my defender then pull up because I have sold the

defender so hard on going to the basket that I have space to shoot. What about getting to the basket with my move and understanding that I have drawn two defenders to me and

somebody on my team must be open I need to find them and get my teammate a good look. These are things that I wake up everyday thinking about. How can I get players that workout at MBA to have a great fundamental base and have a high basketball IQ.

 

I will leave you with this

thought; Players are not born they are made, and they are made by getting the best instruction that you can find, listening to what is taught to you and then outworking everybody else in the

country! In life and basketball we all get what we deserve, if you want to be the best you need to train like you want to be the best and you need to train with the best! Hope to see you at MBA working on your game!!

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2012 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Single Season Scoring record at Penn High School
  • USA Today High School All American
  • Indiana 2nd Team All State
  • Northern Indiana Conference Player of the Year 1987
  • Sectional & Regional Champions. Semi State (Final 8) runner up
  • College Basketball Scholarship Saginaw Valley State University
  • 1987 GLIAC Conference Freshman of the Year Award
  • Top 10 in Career leader board at SVSU in 5th-Games played 115
  • 2nd-Assists 447
  • 9th- Field Goals Made 538
  • 2nd-Steals 188
  • 5th-Total Points Scored 1,615
  • 2nd-Free Throws made
  • Played professionally with High Five America based out of San Diego California 1992-1994
  • Has trained 22 Indiana All Stars

Troy Baughman

ESC Owner, Coach, Lead Trainer


Coach Baughman has been coaching teams and training basketball players for the past 15 years.

 

Why do I coach: “To develop lasting relationships and to shape and mold the lives of young people so they can be the best they are capable of becoming”

 

Training philosophy - Train using live defense, using actual game type actions and repping them out.  I believe you must first master the fundamental movements of the skill, rep them out to become habit, use against guided defense, then against live defense.  Learning the skills are one thing, but being able to use them against live defense and understanding how and why to use an action is a whole different thing. 

 

I have been blessed to work with some great players in our area over the years and continue to look forward to helping the players in our community continue to improve their games.

 

Bio:

  • Played High School basketball locally at Northridge HS.
  • 3 Year HS starter at PG
  • Full ride college scholarship to Tri-State University (Trine)
  • Played college 4 years started 3 1/2 years
  • Member of the 1000 pt. club
  • 3rd all time in assists
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Coached many teams from 2nd grade to seniors in HS
  • Trained and coached over 15 players that currently play in college
  • Graduate assistant coach 1 year at Tri-State University

 

Coaching certificates:

 

  • NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach
  • NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach
  • American Coaching Academy Coaching Certification Program
  • Brendan Suhr (Coaching U) PHD in Coaching Course
  • USA Basketball Gold License Coach
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach

Brian Amos

Director MBA Basketball, Trainer, Coach

Bio:

 

  • Coached 4th through 6th Grade Girls in The Mishawaka Public School for 8 years.
  • Coached 4th through 6th Grade Boys Basketball in The Mishawaka Public School for 8 years.
  • Ran privates and clinics teaching the fundamentals of basketball for 20+ years.
  • Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach @ Mishawaka High School under Kevin Gradeless for 2 years.
  • Coached AAU in the MBA Select & Indiana Elite Program for 5 years:
  • Assistant coach under Rod Creech for 1 season w/ a 8th Grade Team.
  • 5th  Grade through High School Girls for 3 Seasons.
  • 6th Grade through High School Boys for 1 season.
  • Coached for 5+ years on the Junior High School Summer Ball Circuit. (AYBT/Holy Cross Leagues/Elkhart Sports Center Leagues and other area tournaments) 7th and 8th Grade Girls and Boys. 
  • Coached for 5+ years on the High School Summer Ball Circuit. (AYBT/Holy Cross Leagues/Elkhart Sports Center Leagues and other area tournaments)   High School Girls.
  • Coached a Michiana Titans 6th and 7th Grade Boys Team for 2 years made up of boys from South Bend, Granger, Michigan and Mishawaka.
  • Have attended multiple coaching clinics from Indiana to Chicago hearing top NBA Coaches and Trainers, College Coaches and Successful High School Coaches speak and give their advice on:
    • Building foundations for youth training and developing that into more advanced skill building for boys and girls as they progress through their respective careers.
    • X’s and O’s for Continuous Offenses.
    • X’s and O’s for Defensive Philosophies.  Man vs Zone, mixing up full court and half court traps and how to beat these defensives.
    • X’s and O’s for in game situations/adjustments offensively and defensively.
    • Best practices for building programs and developing programs from the beginner youth ages through high school.
  • Member of The ICCL Mishawaka Catholic Athletic Board.
  • Licensed IHSAA Official for 5 years.

Shaunte' Williams

Director - Girls Basketball, Coach, Trainer

I am a Jimtown High School graduate that was named team MVP (15.9 ppg, 9 rpg), all-NSC, and All-Area for Elkhart/South Bend during my senior year (1997).  

 

I continued my basketball playing career at Bethel College where I was a three-year starter, team captain, and record holder for most games played (143).  

 

Bethel team highlights during my career:

  • Winning the NCCAA Championship (2000),
  • Mid-Central Conference Championship (2000)
  • Setting the record for most wins (29) in school history (2000).
  • We also finished in the “Elite Eight” in the school’s first appearance at the NAIA Tournament (2001).  
  • I was inducted into the Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Currently teach and coach high school basketball in the area. 

I truly love the game of basketball, and I am very passionate about developing the next generation of great basketball players.  I am excited about the opportunity to be part of a great staff and to work with athletes that want to take their training, and ultimately their game, to the next level.

Pat Atkins

Coach

LaVille High School 1986 

 

Played at Bethel 86-90

3 year starter

 

Played in more games then any other player in History at Bethel

 

Had most wins in history

 

Top 7 all time in assist

 

Top 5 3 pt % 

 

National finals all 4 years at Bethel

 

Academic All American & academic all conference

 

2x all conference, 2 x all sectional, 2x all regional teams LaVille HS 

 

1 of only 2 players to ever score over 1000 pts and only player over 500 in 1986

 

Plymouth News All Area team and was the  player of the year

 

South Bend Tribune All area team

 

2x All Conference baseball 

All State Football

Kris (Booker) Rastrelli

Coach

Kris Rastrelli is a 2-time AAU All-American and has won 3 AAU National Championships as a high school basketball player. The other two years she competed in the AAU National Tournaments, her team finished third and fifth.  

 

She scored 1,504 career points at Snider High School in Fort Wayne after averaging 25.7 points per game her senior year.

 

In 84 games, she totaled 395 rebounds, 203 assists and 253 steals on teams that went 68-18 overall and 25-2 in conference play her final three high school seasons.  

 

She was named first team preseason All-State as a senior, second team All-State her junior year and honorable mention All-State as a sophomore by Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

 

Rastrelli was named to the Street & Smith’s All-State Honorable Mention team, the ICGSA (Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association) third team All-State and was a Nancy Rehm Indiana-Ohio All-Star her senior year.

 

She was a three time all-conference selection, the Sterling Sentinel Athletic Award recipient and Snider High School’s co-MVP, Mental Attitude winner and Best Defensive Player her senior year.  

 

She was also the News Sentinel Player of the Week as a senior, junior and sophomore.

 

Rastrelli earned a full ride basketball scholarship to DePaul University where she made an immediate impact on Doug Bruno’s Blue Demons’ squad.  

 

She was named to the Great Midwest All Newcomer Team as a freshman. 

 

She scored 1,213 points in her career at DePaul, graduating as the record holder in most career three point field goals made.  

 

During Rastrelli’s career at DePaul, her team won the Conference USA regular season and went to three NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the second round once.  

 

Some other awards include, earning the Conference USA 6thPlayer of the Year, the DePaul Best Defender Award, DePaul Three Point Shooting Award and DePaul Captain’s Award.  

 

Rastrelli was a 4 time academic all-conference selection and 2 time GTE Academic All-American nominee. 

 

After Rastrelli’s DePaul basketball career ended, she joined the Blue Demons Women’s Soccer Team for a year and played in every minute of every game.  She was named to the conference academic honor roll and earned the DePaul Athletics Jean Nordberg Award and the DePaul University Senior Leadership Award.

 

The accolades continued as Rastrelli was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018 and the DePaul University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.

 

Rastrelli is currently the head girls’ basketball coach at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Warsaw and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Lakeview Middle School.  She has also coached various grades through the Warsaw Girls Basketball Development Program where she serves on the board.  

 

Rastrelli has worked the Doug Bruno Basketball Camps for the past 4 years and has been involved in the MBA program for the previous two years.

Kyle Hartman

Trainer/Coach

I am a highly motivated, extremely passionate student and teacher of the game that is excited to start my coaching and training career with MBA Select. I have played basketball my entire life.

 

I am from Fort Wayne, where I played four years of varsity basketball. I graduated in 2015 and was blessed to continue my basketball career in college. I started out at Huntington University, where I started 17 games. After the season I decided to transfer to Purdue Fort Wayne but only spent a semester there before getting back into the game at Indiana Tech. Since I transferred at the semester, I couldn’t play. So, I decided to coach an 8th grade team in Fort Wayne, St. Vincent’s. After a coaching change at Indiana Tech, I decided to transfer again, and I ended up at Bethel University. I played two seasons there under Ryne Lightfoot. Being around all different kinds of programs, I have learned a lot and have seen the game in a numerous of ways. I loved playing competitive basketball, but my heart has been pulling me towards coaching and training. I have a strong desire to show kids what it takes to play in college. I know what it takes but looking back, I wish I would’ve done more. And that is not to say I didn’t put in work. I was in the gym every day, twice on most days. Another goal of mine is to show kids that basketball is more than a game. Basketball can teach many life lessons and take you places you couldn’t even image. I love basketball and want to pass on my knowledge to as many kids possible. 

 

Philosophy: 

 

Basketball is about a lot of different things; it just depends how you, as a player, look at it. That is where I will help and expand every players way of thinking. From fundamentals, game like reps, shooting technique, breaking down film, taking basketball into life lessons and reassuring players on the importance of school. My goal for our athletes is for constant improvement, never taking a play off and never being out worked.

 

Accolades:

 

4-year varsity player

3x sectional champion (only player in Dwenger history)

2x regional champion 

Back to back semi-state runner up

3x All-SAC 

All-State Honorable Mention 2015

Player of the week 2014

Fastest player to 64 assists in just 9 games at BU

2x National Championship appearances

Coached 3 summers at Spiece

Coached 1 year at St. Vincents (8th grade)

Currently Freshman Coach at St. Joseph High School  

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