Founder and CEO at National Academy of Athletics
Aaron has spent the last 32 years working in sports. His background includes working with several professional organizations: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s highlighted with his basketball training work with retired NCAA legend John Wooden. He has run programs for Pat Riley, Don Nelson, George Karl, Dusty Baker, Mike Dunleavy as well and the host of the Hall of Fame Rick Barry’s Basketball Fantasy Camp.
He officiated basketball for over 18 seasons and has been an NCAA basketball official for 11 years. He has trained high school and college Basketball Officials and is an observer for the Div. I West Coast Conference. He continues to give back to the game. He is the President of Superstar Invitational Basketball and was member of the American Basketball Camp Association. Aaron sits on the board of directors for the North Bay Catholic Youth Organization Basketball & is the Athletics Director of St. Rose CYO Basketball.
His passion for sport and what it has to offer both kids and adults has fueled his company to be the largest sports camp organization in Northern California. The quality of his camps and programs are based upon his belief that you must have the right combination of enthusiastic staff and quality instruction. Aaron has seen over 125,000 participants since his first camp in 1991. He is a proud father of two children, Mason (14) and Mia (12), who both play multiple sports as well as many other activities.
Aaron has written 6 youth sports coaching books and is presenting his new Maximize the Youth Sports Experience DVD series for youth coaches & for youth sports parents.
Sports Parents - Maximize the Youth Sports Experience!by Aaron Locks25,00 $
This course is a must for any parent who has a child playing sports or who plans on singing their child up to play. Aaron has an extensive background in coaching and has two children who both play mulitple sports. He will share with you the secrets of how to help your child enjoy playing and develop a life time love for team sports and competition.
Aaron beleives that there is no better teaching tool than team sports. Through inspiration, motivation and perspiration, the experienced, positive and passionate Aaron and staff help everyone become more successful both on and off the court.
Each section provides engaging information specifically designed to help the youth sports parent and their child have more fun, learn more life lessons toegther and get more out of the experience. Over 2.5 hours of relevant information!
"Aaron, your intro to the parent world of sports was very positive and made perfect sense. I only wish I saw some of the other parents from our team there. Although most are very supportive of their children and others some could have used the info you gave out.” Amber Miller, Baseball Mom, Los Gatos, CA
“Thanks again for your stories & experiences ... I would love this Seminar to be a requirement of every Soccer League.” Gloria and Tim Zee Soccer Parents, Novato, CA
I really enjoyed the lessons. You did not preach at me, rather teah me in a way that I can put to good use. I beleive I will use it for sure in communication with my son. I am not only going to be a better sports dad... I am going to be a better DAD! Stan Delivago, Basketball Dad, Napa, CA
"Our program has over 3,000 participants each year. Aaron and his staff have been an instrumental part of our success for over 8 years. Aaron does an amazing job of presenting topics in a manner that is engaging, entertaining and really hits home."
Judy McNeil, President - Lafayette Moraga Youth Association25,00 $
Coach`s Best Friend - A must for any Youth Sports Coachby Aaron Locks25,00 $
If you are a youth sports coach, you either love working with kids, volunteered to coach to work with your own child, or in many cases, there was no one else to step up and coach so you said you take the job. No matter how you ended up as the coach or manager, this course can help you understand how do you more than just survive the season.
Thousands of youth sports coaches and managers have participated in the clinics featrung youth sports experet, Aaron Locks. This is your chance to learn the valuable lessons taught at his clinics in the comfort of your own home. This course is specifically designed to help you to be better prepared. The lessons are easy to understand, implement and are presented in an informative and entertaining manner.
As in life, youth sports are a complex combination of rules, skills and philosophies. Youth sports have been around for many years and are constantly changing. The only thing about youth sports that remains constant is the passion that it provokes from players, coaches and fans. That is why I am presenting you with the Coach's Best Friend.
There are over 25 different subjects discussed including:
Coaching your own child.
Dealing with today's players
Engaging The parents.
Dealing with success and failure.
How to practice plan.
Along with many other topics that can help you to have a much more enjoyable experience while coaching your child.
No reasonable person can refute the fact that the fundamental skills of American players are slipping, and therefore the American game. I believe a primary reason is an increased emphasis on coaching the game, and a decreased emphasis on teaching our kids how to play the game.
Generally, "coaching" consists of team preparation, the devising of game plans and schemes to defeat opponents. When you are coaching, you are dealing with strategies, different offenses and defenses, and putting in plays to take advantage of the skills, strengths and weaknesses of players. The measure of a coach is the quality of the development of his system, and has been distilled into winning.
"Teaching" consists of instruction and training of individuals in the fundamental skills of the game, and in teaching players how to play, instead of how to run plays. The measure of a teacher is not in winning, but in the fundamental soundness and skill level of the players taught. A player with excellent fundamentals and skills can play successfully in any system.
Over the past 20 years Aaron Locks and his staff have helped over 155,000 players, parents, coaches and officials get more from their sports experience. If you like sports, you will love this program offered by the National Academy of Athletics!25,00 $