The T.O.U.C.H. Philosophy

The TOUCH Philosophy in basketball was developed from the experience and expertise of our CEO Ryan Sypkens. In addition to his accomplishments as a basketball player and trainer, he has extensively worked with some of the top skill development specialists in the field basketball training such as Phil Handy, Head of Player development for the Toronto Raptors and formerly for the LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. 


T. - Technique

Students are to replicate the bio-mechanics of their shooting motion. We understand that every individual is going to have a slightly different shooting form but still follow a few general guidelines. Most importantly they will shoot the same exact way every shot.  


O. - One-Motion

Having an aligned one-motion shot is an integral aspect of the TOUCH philosophy. This will allow the shooter to maintain a fluid and efficient motion eliminating wasted power. In addition, this speeds up the release making it easier to get the shot off in games.

U. - Understand

Understand refers to the emphasis we place on making sure everything we do has a purpose and our students understand that purpose. We ensure that our students increase basketball IQ and learn to create space in various situations against various defensive strategies. This will allow our students to understand the general movement of offensive players and the strategy of defensive rotations and schemes.


C. - Core/Conditioning

Functional core strength and relentless conditioning are vital to consistent shooting and play. The number 1 reason why players miss make-able shots is balance. The number 2 reason is fatigue or tiredness. Core strength will allow the student to prepare before the shot and maintain or regain balance. Being in great condition will eliminate the fatigue factor and the student will always be ready to attack the next play.


H. - Head

Head refers to the training of everything that goes on in between your ears. We help our students develop mental strategies to counter negative thinking patterns, build undeniable confidence, and eliminate the fear of failure. To do this we use techniques such as power talk, correct posture, visualization, a success history search, and performance cues and anchors. Read more HERE!