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AAU 8th Grade Girls Last Practice - Players VS. Parents game Photo Gallery
I started playing basketball at the age of 7. My very first glorious move in practice was a travel (No dribble was needed not did I think it was necessary!) off my first catch...
I then kept practicing and working hard, climbed through the ranks, from pee-wees to U18 until I got my first shot at the pro level at 17 years old.
I then went on to play on the professional level in Israel for almost 7 years, racking up points, rebounds and most important - memories I would not trade for anything in the world.
I decided to stop playing basketball and to take a short break to go to college in California.
It was after I have moved to NYC that the basketball bug took control of me in the form of coaching.
I had no idea how great this next chapter would be...
Teaming up with MT Elite only 2 days after moving I have been so fortunate to be coaching 2 great girls teams, along with the opportunity to continue running skills clinics and camps in the Massachusetts area.
As I continue to work at my craft on a daily basis I am humbled by every opportunity the present itself to me.
There is never enough time for learning all the things I want to learn and for growing as much as I would like to grow in this profession and as a person.
"I still have great passion for the game and for coaching. But the Olympic experience taught me a lot of things and when you combine passion with new knowledge you continue to grow. And I never want to stop growing. "
- Mike Krzyzewski.
If one of the best coaches in the world has this kind of passion for growth at his age, how can I afford to have any less?
Who Am I...?
My name is Ido Singer and I am a basketball coach, teacher and student of the game. I am a former professional European player that fell out of love with playing the game and madly in love with teaching and coaching it.
My passion in life is to share my knowledge, as well as learn all that I can about this great game. I have coached players of all ages, ranging from six years old to eighteen in both high school and AAU, NCAA and all the way to professional players.
Being an avid learner of the game of basketball, having learned from many great professional coaches, and with my recent work with an NBA skill development coach, I believe I bring a unique approach to coaching basketball and to skill development. I continue to learn and get better every day. I intend to share my knowledge on this website with you.
Through hard work and some great networking I was able to secure my first college job! I am the proud women's assistant coach at Nichols College in MA.
Singer joins women's basketball staff!
7/30/2013 3:43:00 PM
DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College head women's basketball coach Alice Mullen has announced that Ido Singer will join the program as an assistant coach. Singer is the founder and operator of Idobasketball.com and currently serves as the head basketball coach for the MT Elite AAU program.
"We are thrilled to add Ido Singer to our women's basketball coaching staff," said Mullen. "Ido played professionally in Israel for several years and has run numerous skill clinics and camps in the Massachusetts area, all while coaching for the MT Elite girls AAU basketball program. He brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and a passion for the game. Ido is an up-and-coming coach that will have a tremendous impact on our program."
Singer played professionally in Europe from 1996-2002 with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Quiriat Ono BC, Hapoel Holon, and Maccabi Rishon Le-Tzion before entering the coaching ranks with Hapoel Holon Basketball, where he coached ages 5-18. He later worked for the Mo-Motion Basketball School before becoming the Girls Junior Varsity (JV) head coach at Abraham Joshua Heschel School from 2009-13. During that span, Singer also served as the Girls middle school head coach at Dwight High School, where he guided his squad to the Big Apple Conference Championship.
Shortly after unveiling Idobasketball.com in 2011, Singer was promoted to Boys JV head coach at Abraham Joshua Heschel School, where he emphasized player development and focused on man-to-man defense. He held this position for two years before joining MT Elite AAU.
A 2005 graduate of Grossmont College in San Diego, CA, Singer is currently enrolled in online courses at Capella University in Minnesota. He joins fellow assistant coach Corey Rusin on the Nichols' staff. A four-year letter-winner at Boston College, Rusin joined the program at the start of the 2012-13 campaign.