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Meet Our Basketball Trainers in Erie, Pa.

Over the years, we have seen that Erie has a need for individual skill trainers to help players develop in the sport of basketball. Throughout our training sessions, clients will learn valuable skills that will help them on and off the court. Our trainers are more than just experienced basketball players; they are future leaders of our community who are invested in youth development. Every trainer that A&K Skill Development employs has played at a certain level of basketball or coached the sport. We have a general curriculum that each trainer learns before coaching sessions, although we encourage them to retain their personalities and individual coaching styles. A&K is committed to providing high-quality basketball training in Erie, Pa, delivered in a professional manner.

Meet our Trainers

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Fernando Guzman

Operations Manager & Head Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Southwestern Educational Society College Preparatory School (Mayaguez, PR)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • Individual Skills Trainer (four years)
  • Middle School Head and Assistant Coach for Varsity & JV (St. Jude School, one and a half years)
  • Various Basketball Camps (four years)

FAVORITE TEAM
Los Angeles Lakers

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.”

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A’Darius Porter

Founder, Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Woodland High School (Stockbridge, GA)
  • John Wood Community College (Quincy, IL)
  • Gannon University (Erie, PA)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • Middle School Basketball Coach (St. Jude School, four years)
  • Individual Skills Trainer (seven years)

FAVORITE TEAM
Atlanta everything!

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”

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David I. Blanks Sr.

Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Strong Vincent High School (Erie, PA 2002- 2005)
  • D2 Clarion University of PA (Clarian, PA, 2005- 2009)
  • Akron Aviators (Akron, OH, 2021 - Current)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • Keystone State Camp Counselor (Slippery Rock University, five years)
  • Assistant Coach D2 JUCO (Mercyhurst Northeast Campus, two years)
  • Assistant Coach D2 (Clarion University of PA, two years)
  • Individual Skill Trainer (four years)

FAVORITE TEAM
Los Angeles Lakers

FAVORITE QUOTE
“The best is yet to come.”

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Jason Hahn

Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
General McLane High School (Edinboro, PA)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Individual Skills Trainer (one year)

FAVORITE TEAM
Indiana Pacers

FAVORITE QUOTE
John 4:8

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Garrett Hein

Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Northeast High School (four years, varsity starter)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Trainer & Coach (two years)

FAVORITE TEAM
All Cleveland!

FAVORITE QUOTE
“No sacrifice, no victory.”

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Kofi Thomas-Edwards

Founder, Trainer

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • National Team (Great Britain)
  • Division 1 (University of Buffalo)
  • Division 2 (Gannon University)
  • Professional Basketball Bristol Flyers (Bristol, England)

COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Trainer & Coach (seven years)

FAVORITE TEAM
I don’t have one; I’m a fan of the game.

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

What Makes us Different

We offer tailor-made sessions for individuals, small groups, and teams; these sessions are focused on teaching children the fundamentals of basketball, as well as integral life traits throughout the process. We use our passion, experience, and knowledge to prepare kids’ minds and bodies for the highest level of success.

Our Mission

A&K Skill Development stands for attitude and knowledge. As a dedicated sports training company, we take great pride in our services knowing a great deal can be learned from sports, and we would like to pay that forward to future generations.

Our Vision

At A&K, we aim to develop our clients holistically using our knowledge and passion for the game of basketball. Our program demands the highest standard of behavior from members throughout the organization; this starts with our staff and resonates with our players.

GET IN TOUCH

Thank you for your interest in A&K Skill Development. We have worked with numerous children and families that have all described our services as exceptional while recommending us to friends. We hope that yours will be next.

CONTACT US

814-384-8037
SKILLS@AKBBALL.COM
320 EAST 10TH ST
ERIE, PA. 16503

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