I started playing basketball at the age of 7. My very first glorious move in practice was a travel (No dribble was needed!) off my first ball 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...
After coaching at the middle school and high school level in NYC, and running many skills clinics and camps, I have made the choice to move to Massachusetts in April of 2013.
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 build my local network and work hard every day, I am blessed to have the best support system in the world, with a great family and my wife Jaime and my dog Bamba by my side.
As I continue to work at my craft on a daily basis I am humbled by every opportunity the present itself to me.
Whether it is working with teams, individual training or skills clinics, I continue to work hard and improve my skills in order to be prepared when the opportunity present itself.
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 age 66, how can I 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, 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.