In 2003, Rob Pierson founded Extreme Basketball in order to give kids an outlet to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced basketball skills while providing fun but competitive teams for 5th - 8th graders. Pierson’s program has now worked with over 500 kids in the Northern Colorado area and is still rapidly growing. The success of the program and his drive to help youth athletes achieve their goals is what makes Pierson our Coach of the Week.
Since the start of the program Pierson has served as Director and Head Boy’s Coach. He has loved watching it grow over the years and is so proud of what the program has accomplished. Over 90% of Extreme's freshman players who tried out for their High School teams were selected, and of those chosen over 90% were placed on teams at the Sophomore level or above. Pierson understands how important the fundamentals are and has made sure that his program works step by step to insure that all the players are being taught the fundamentals.
One of Pierson’s personal goals as a coach has been to “be a long term coach who mentors the players for success in life, not just on the court!” Starting Extreme Basketball was the perfect way for him to create a community of which everyone is there to help youth athletes find their true potential.
When Pierson is not running Extreme Basketball he is a full-time Regional Manager at a private security company. His true passion, though, is coaching basketball and spending free time with his family. He and his wife Marie have two sons Mitchell, 15, and Marc, 7, who both play basketball.
Because of his busy schedule Pierson has found Weplay to be an efficient tool for building team cohesiveness. “The ability to provide input (photos, messages, props, etc) makes the site interactive and fun for every player and their families!” wrote Pierson.
Congratulations again to our Coach of the Week, Rob Pierson. We look forward to watching your program grow on Weplay!
Coach Rob Pierson’s Key’s to Success:
Emphasize character development and integrity first in all of your players, coaches, and parents.
Teach and re-teach the fundamentals at all levels. Trick plays and sets don’t win games – proper execution of the fundamentals in those plays and sets is what makes the difference.
Prepare your players for the next level. It’s easy to attach your ego to your team and push for wins all season. Be a long term coach who mentors the players for success in life, not just on the court!
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