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Adam Girtman brings 20 years of basketball experience to Elite Playmakers. His father, a high school varsity basketball coach, trained him in the game from an early age. At the University of Minnesota-Morris, Adam was a four-year starter and two-time captain of the Division II basketball team. Adam has long volunteered to coach youth teams, train players, and serve as talent evaluator during RCYBA tryouts. Adam has coached high school boy's basketball in Rochester, Minnesota since 2007.

Adam believes that by training youth in the fundamentals of the game, he can help put Rochester on the map as a basketball powerhouse.

"I want to improve the level of basketball in Rochester, so we will be able to compete in the Twin Cities," Adam says. "My experience as a high school and college player, and as a coach, give me the means to help athletes of any age gain the skills and confidence they need to dominate on the court."

Because he believes basketball is for everyone, Adam is filling the need for affordable lessons from an experienced coach.

"I love teaching and coaching kids. Sometimes you watch them struggle at the beginning, but they keep working hard until they win. It's a great feeling to see them succeed."

FAQ

Are lessons co-ed?
No, all sessions are either girls only or boys only.

How are small groups formed?
Players and parents can form groups of up to six athletes, allowing them to select the athletes in the group and set up carpooling.

When are sessions available?
Sessions are available throughout the year, even during the basketball season.

How many sessions can I schedule at one time?
As many as you'd like. Scheduling is flexible, and players can skip a week or switch days when necessary.

What is the B.E.L.I.E.F. shooting method?
B.E.L.I.E.F. is a systematic approach developed by Adam Girtman to improve accuracy, range and consistency in the player's shot.

Can players sign up for sessions longer than 50 minutes each?
Because we rent the court from RCTC, sessions are set at 50 minutes. However, players may arrive 5-10 minutes early in order to warm up. An empty court may be available for them to use for that time period.