More than basketball

I just became the head boys’ basketball coach at Woods Charter School. While preparing for summer workouts, I received a call from a parent, named Vickie Smith.

Vickie says, Preston (her son) will be attending Woods Charter and is interested in playing on the varsity basketball team. I was elated to hear, as I was looking for players.

Within the next couple of days, Preston attended the summer workouts. After seeing him, it was very obvious he was special!

Over the next 4 years (playing varsity basketball), Preston led our team in every statistical category, including amassing over 1,000+ points. But his most cherished accomplishment was leading the team to heights never achieved!

I can go on and on about the basketball accolades. But our most cherished accomplishment is the “off-the-court” relationship formed! There is nothing I wouldn’t do for Preston. I love him like a son!

Bottom line: I will definitely help your kid become a better basketball player, but my aim/mission is to form a life-long relationship that will contribute to them becoming the best version of themselves.

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.