One of the coach’s roles is to provide mentorship to young athletes and help build sustainable training and healthy habits, guiding them to develop into successful and responsible citizens of the world. Nobody is quite as exceptional in the role of a Coach as Mike Souza.
Born in Staten Island, New York, Coach Mike is a natural-born leader. He combines his deep love for the game of basketball, his eye for detail, and his uncanny troubleshooting abilities into building a successful coaching career in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mike’s coaching philosophy centers around three core principles – commitment, selflessness, and team unity. His core values focus on motivating each player to bring out the highest possible individual effort and requiring a team approach from all players.
Coach Mike focuses on embracing the process of growth, which entails the need to focus on how to get better every day, training to succeed later. Taking on multiple roles as a coach and a mentor and friend, Coach Mike has the uncanny ability to have an interpersonal relationship with each athlete. He identifies their unique talent and works with them to accommodate their personal needs and build an impactful relationship
A new-generation basketball coach, Mike also utilizes his social media page on Instagram to share priceless and insightful knowledge regarding basketball training at zero costs. He also helps his players grow their skillset through his patented workout films.
Mike’s high-energy, problem-solving, and in-depth knowledge about teamwork, competitor strategies have been of advantage in helping his team overcome challenging styles, as evident in his impressive and diverse work experience with basketball players of all levels and ages.
In the past, Mike has worked with many notable athletes, including John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks, Ersan Ilyasova of the Milwaukee Bucks, Scottie Barnes pf Florida State University, Jahcobi Neath of Wake Forest University, Alonzo Gee (longtime NBA player), Kenny Kadji (long time professional player) and Nicky Jam, an icon in the reggaeton industry and Puerto Rican musician.
A former high school, and a player development basketball coach for a college team, Mike has the unique ability to train and encourage his players, promoting a positive environment for good sportsmanship and translating into a successful game.
Coach Mike currently works with ESPN’s top 100 players, Collegiate and Professional NBA players, where he plays an integral role in building a supportive community of players. He dedicates himself to improving their athletic prowess as a team, developing them to the highest level of competitive sportsmanship while being open and honest with his players and holding them accountable for their efforts.
Mike’s five-year goal is to continue to impact the lives of athletes, professionally and personally, positively. He wants to inspire athletes to keep pushing, instill in them the drive to put in the unseen hours of practicing their craft to perfection, and aim high for success.
Learn more about Mike Souza on his website.