What People Are Saying
What Players Are Saying about the Shooting Clinics
Testimonials from Athletes"If you have any kind of interest in playing the game of basketball, and want to get better at it, go to Jeff and the Breakthrough Basketball training camp. You'll learn many different things. Your fundamentals will improve a lot and by the time your training is over I guarantee you'll become a better player. Jeff is a great guy and the training camp will help tons."
- Caleb Nelson, Marion, Iowa (Linn Mar High School)
"Breakthrough Basketball really helped me not just with moves and good habits. It also gave me the confidence to try my best all the time and to never give up! I also learned some great moves that I now use without thinking and get compliments about. There are alot of things Jeff focuses on that most coaches overlook. I really enjoyed Jeff's program, which I wish I had more time for."
- Darian Reese, Anamosa, Iowa
"When I first started your training, I couldn't do any of it! And now I got it down pretty well, that proves that you can learn a lot of your clinics! It helps you out in every phase of your game and it gets you on the court and really helps you out.
What i learned was how to get open, how to blow past people when you have the ball. I had a problem with traveling a lot too and you fixed that for me too. All the footwork we do really helps out in the post, and really helps out on the perimeter when your trying to blow past people. We also shoot a lot in practice so I think you improved my shot really well! I had a problem with ball handling i turned it over a lot and you pretty much fixed that with the drills we do too. Thank you!"
- Kyle Shepanski, Amamosa, Iowa
"Best clinic I've ever attended. Immensely improved my ballhandling. I've learned moves I've never seen or heard of. I'm sinking more shots and my footwork is much better as well."
- Joel Von Behren, Anamosa, Iowa
Testimonials from Parents"In all the years I have coached basketball footwork has always been one of the most overlooked aspects of the game. We just never seemed to have enough time in practice to fix it. Jeff's program includes many aspects of the game but it starts at the core... footwork. As a coach I have seen the benefits for the players he has worked with. As a dad I feel putting my son through Jeff's program was time and money well spent."
- Kevin Barnes, Anamosa, Iowa
"I was very happy with the rebounding clinic. My daughter found out that none of her friends had signed up and did not really want to go. She complained a few times but her dad and I told her we had paid for it and she could learn something to make her even better player so she was going. I sat thru the whole clinic (I had promised my daughter I would so she knew someone). I was glad I did! I even took notes! I was impressed how it was skills not plays and that it was simplified for easy learning. In this rebounding clinic they were given A LOT of information in only 2 hours! If you leave and are not a better for it-you did not listen. They even gave a handout to take home with some tips and reminders. While I was watching I made a comment to a parent I sat by that the one girl was a great ball handler and he was quick to point out that she was his daughter and said it was almost all due to the monthly skills program she went to and from your clinics. When we got home my husband asked our daughter if she was glad she went and she said yes. She even was able to show him some of the footwork! They even blocked each other out in out in our kitchen to prove she learned something!! Then she demonstrated a way to get the defense to back off too. At the clinic they did rebounding techniques, footwork for shots, ball handling, blocking out and how to avoid being blocked out plus a whole lot more. They got to play some completive games to reinforce the concepts they learned too. My daughter especially liked this part. I really want to send my younger daughter to this clinic. It would be great for her too."
- Stacey Takes, Cascade, Iowa. 6th grade daughter.
"When I heard that former Anamosa High School basketball standout player and coach Jeff Haefner was going to be running basketball clinics for area youth, I quickly signed up for the opportunity to have him coach my youngest son (Kyle). I've been around the area following sports for the Anamosa Journal-Eureka newspaper for the past 15 years and know that Jeff is among the best and most passionate coaches I have had the chance to cover. Jeff has not only the love for the game of basketball, but has been learning and teaching it at a high level for several years now. Jeff has the knowledge that is needed to raise the basketball IQ of each kid he coaches, but he also has the right temperament and coaching style that makes kids want to come back for more and more. Just like my son, who has greatly improved his ball handling skills under the tutelage of coach Haefner!"
- Daryl Schepanski, Anamosa Journal-Eureka Sports Editor
"I want you to know that my son really enjoyed working with you and is looking forward to Sunday. I really enjoyed your coaching style and how you explained things. I know that he enjoyed himself the both of them chatted all the way home about the great experience."
- Yolanda Spears, Iowa City, 10th grade son
"My son, Gavin, who is 14 and an eighth grader, thinks Breakthrough Basketball is a great clinic. He has learned many things, such as the three pivots and the three counters to the pivots, and says he has gotten a lot better with every part of his game including the mental aspect of it. He comes home every day saying that he had a great time doing all of the drills and is excited to go back. I know he is telling all of his friends how great it is and wants more people to start going. He is anxious to get started with his basketball season to put his skills to the test."
- Patti Timp (and son Gavin), Anamosa, Iowa
"Claire had a great time at your first session. She's very excited to go back. I was extremely impressed with your clinic and can't wait for Ben to start working with you!"
- Susan Larson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
"I was impressed with the camp at Springville that my daughter Kylie attended. You covered alot of crucial footwork drills in a short time. The booklet you also sent in the e-mail was very informative. Thank You Again!!"
- Ron Wilberding & daughter Kylie, Jesup, IA
"Hi Jeff. The youth clinic you put together in Springville was excellent. I was very impressed with the skills that were being taught and the drills that were being ran. It's the best clinic I've ever been to. I hope you will continue to do more of them. My family traveled all the way from Des Moines and we made a little weekend vacation out of the traveling. It would have been well worth the drive even if it were just for the 2hr clinic. You have a great way of getting the players to pay attention and to give their best effort. You had a lot of good information for the parents in dealing with children's athletic abilities and how to teach them to work on balance, foot work, and overall intelligence of the game. I am highly recommending all of your clinics to all of my youth players and to all of the other coaches and players I meet throughout the season. Hopefully you can put together a clinic near Des Moines sometime. If not, don't worry, we'll travel back to the Cedar Rapids area for ur next clinic. Thank you."
- Adam Sparks, Des Moines, IA
"Thanks for a great clinic on Saturday, March 26. My daughter was nervous before the clinic started and dissappointed at the end because she didn't want it to be over. I recently gave up coaching because it takes a lot of time away from my family but I would like to keep encouraging and helping my daughter become better because she just loves the sport. I can say with great confidence that she loves the game even more after the clinic and is anxoius to keep working on the things you taught at the clinic. We even ran to Walmart to get her two basketballs that are the same so she can work on her two ball drills. Great experience - will encourage as many of my daughter's friend's/teammate's to attend your clinic. Thank you so much."
- Dean Behrens, Lowden, IA