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DeShawn and his coaches do a great job of teaching basketball skills, how to play the game at a high level, etc., while still keeping it fun. DeShawn also encourages and motivates the kids and gives them tough love when needed.
My son has been working with DeShawn for the past few months— both one-on-one and in small group training. DeShawn is an excellent coach; he is precise, extremely knowledgeable and supportive. His sessions are targeted and goal-oriented. But DeShawn also brings something more—something less tangible— beyond basketball skills and athletic training. His lessons also focus on the value of commitment, self-knowledge and clarity of purpose. He balances criticism with encouragement and motivation.. Prove Them Wrong is very professionally run—scheduling is easy and communication is always clear and to the point. I would recommend them unequivocally.
There are coaches who are great at what they do; then there are coaches who really care about the character of the kids. And then, atop them all, is DeShawn Gibbons. Watching this skilled leader motivate, in both private sessions and larger scrimmages, there is one common thread: encouragement. But this is always couched in savvy guidance based on perfecting mechanics. One gets the sense DeShawn could have been a successful NBA player, but somehow we all got lucky that he wound up building a team of coaches and working with kids. His instruction is rigorous, constructive and fun. And we are grateful for the mantra and methods of "Prove Them Wrong," both on and off the court.
My son has really enjoyed working on his Basketball skills for the past several weeks. Niles has been a wonderful trainer! In addition, DeShawn has been very accommodating and a pleasure to work with!
Coach DeShawn is an exceptional basketball coach and mentor! Our 12 year old son loves working with him and his crew. Our son has greatly improved his basketball skills and he continues to be motivated and looks forward to each training session. Coach DeShawn truly cares and we are beyond impressed! Thank you coach DeShawn and staff.
Prove them wrong is an incredible organization. DeShawn is devoted to training kids and inspiring them to live up to their fullest potential. My daughter is obsessed with basketball and he has helped her to continue to refine her skills, but more importantly has given her terrific guidance and tools to deal with setbacks.
My son LOVES the skills training he has done with DeShawn and crew from PTW. He’s gained confidence as he’s grown as a player and athlete and has really enjoyed the professional approach with the personal and caring approach of PTW.
DeShawn has been tremendous in helping my 14yr old son identify key areas to improve on with specific coaching, drills, etc….while building his confidence, encouraging him to try new things, and coaching mindset and life skills! I am also impressed with DeShawn’s ability to connect with and personalize coaching towards each player as an individual.
Deshawn is hands down one of the best basketball trainers/coaches out there! What sets him apart from others is his basketball knowledge and his drive to get results. If you follow Deshawn's program you will see your basketball skill and IQ of the game improve drastically!
Matt & Marie Washek
We are thrilled with our experience. We have two very different children. DeShawn recognized immediately what each them needed on and off the court. Our boys are very impressed with the basketball side and we (parents) are even more excited about the life skills/mentoring side.