My son Justin has had a great experience working with Lex, as Justin’s trainer. The private workouts with Lex include conditioning and game situation drills which help Justin gain self-confidence and improve his overall game. Lex is motivated and professional and is a great mentor and motivator.
— - Mimi Woo - Needham, MA
We have know Deshawn Gibbons for about three years. He has been training our three children, who’s ages range from 9 - 15. Deshawn is an extremely effective basketball coach. He has taught our children valuable skills they they need and will carry with them throughout their basketball years. He possesses the ability to encourage them to push themselves and work hard without being militant. He has amazing insight into the game of basketball and teaches them so much about the mental game behind the physical game. He can easily adjust his lessons and training to cater to the different personalities and ages with whom he works. Deshawn is constantly evaluating their needs and areas of improvement. He is so invested in their success that he spends some of his free time attending their school or AAU basketball games so he can see them in a real game situation. He is as impactful in one-on-one lessons as he is in group lessons. He keeps the kids moving and exercising without them even realizing how hard they are working. He is very focused on health and nutrition and when given the opportunity, he teaches the kids about making good choices off the court so they can become better basketball players.
— - Barry Silk - Boston, MA
The iHoop team is made up of some of the best trainers in the greater Boston area. My son Myles has had the privilege of working with Lex Mongo and Dana Harris for several months now, and as a result of their training, his ball-handling skills, footwork, and confidence with the ball have improved drastically. From day one, they stressed fundamentals, such as ball-handling, defense, proper shooting, and passing, while also emphasizing intangibles like confidence and teamwork. Lex and Dana have the ability to communicate clearly and teach by example, while also making the drills fun for the kids. Lex, Dana, and the rest of the iHoop team have years of basketball experience, and they know what it takes to get to the next level. If you are looking to improve your child’s game or your game, then I highly recommend the iHoop team.
— - Lenny Prado - Brookline, MA
iHoop academy has provided my 14 yrs old son CJ with skills and drills development training. iHoop academy provides insight on over all team strategies on defense and offense principles. They also developed in a player personal pride and integrity to be a winner on the basketball court. iHoop has help development and instilled confidence in him to preform and make a difference in games whether he is scoring points, dribbling, playing defense, blocking shots, rebounding or breaking ankles. iHoop is the way to go if you want the ingredients be a winner and the knowledge to be successful on the basketball court!
— - Charles Coleman - Hyde Park, MA
iHoop Academy, powered by Lex Mongo’s positive, low-key and firm approach has helped my son James transition from a 5 to a 3. The ball handling and shooting skill work is done at game speed—James’ fitness has improved along with his skills. Lex motivates and builds confidence by using the fun inherent in this game. Example: Like all 14 year olds, James wanted to dunk. Lex used that interest to get James driving to the rim hard from the perimeter.
— - Jim Gascoigne - Arlington, MA
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you what an amazing job you are doing training my two children Josh(9x years old) and Keke(11x years old). The progress they have made and the confidence that they are playing with on the court are directly correlated to your skills training.You have an excellent understanding of the game of basketball, and you do an amazing job of breaking down individual strengths and weaknesses. Your attention to detail and skills development is intuitive. For instance you noticed Josh was not squaring his body on his jump shot, and Keke was too mechanical in her crossover. Both have made drastic improvements in a short period of time, and they credit you for being perceptive and identifying ways to improve their game instantly.You are also teaching them agility drills that will help their footwork and hand-eye coordination, as well as show them how much hard work it takes to get in shape to play basketball at a high level. In conjunction with the dribble and shooting drills you are teaching them, you are creating the structure and giving them the blue print that will help them strive to become the best possible players they can be. Lex, if a player is interested in developing their mental toughness and strengthening their basketball skills in an effort to take their game to the next level, I have no doubt you are one of the best in the business.
— - Mike O'Grady - Waltham MA