MEET ULTIMATE HOOPS TRAINER JOHN CHRISTENSEN

John Christensen  has been an Ultimate Hoops trainer for 5 years! He enjoys seeing hard work pay off for the athletes he trains.

John Christensen has been an Ultimate Hoops trainer for 5 years! He enjoys seeing hard work pay off for the athletes he trains.

My tip is to pay attention to your hand position on the ball when you shoot. One of the things I often see with players is the shooting hand at different spots on the side of the ball. For better consistency try to have your shooting hand on the middle of the basketball, with your wrist bent or flexed at a 90 degree angle. You want your shooting hand centered and under the ball as soon as possible, not just for a quicker release, but also for that strong wrist snap that tends to produce tighter backspin and control of the ball.
— John Christensen

Learn about coach Christensen

Proudest Ultimate Hoops training moment

“I don’t know if I have a single proudest moment, but I am always excited to hear a player or parent tell me a certain move or technique has really been working for them and they are seeing and improvement in games.”

Greatest basketball accomplishment

“I think my greatest achievement is using basketball as a vehicle to discover and grow many different relationships. I have become friends with a lot of former teammates and coaches and I am very grateful for what I’ve been able to learn from them in my development as a player, coach and trainer.”

Why train junior players

“I think teaching in general can be very satisfying and fulfilling on a personal level. Basketball has always been my passion and coaching offers a great opportunity for me to help kids see the many ways this sport can benefit their lives.”


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Speed round

Where Are You From?

I was born in Spokane, Washington

Favorite Food?

Surf & Turf

Favorite Basketball Move?

In & out or double in & out attacking in transition

Favorite NBA Player?

Kawhi Leonard.. but all-time is Michael Jordan

Favorite Workout Song?

Something by Aphex Twin