I have known Dave Garcia since early 2008, when he first trained my oldest son, Tony Williams. Tony was a sophomore at the time and was just staring a new AAU team, as a shooting guard. We were looking for a trainer that would not only help to develop and enhance his skills to play AAU, but also to effectively prepare him to contribute to his Rocklin High School Varsity Basketball team during the season. Dave worked with Tony on his ball handling, shooting and attack moves to the basket. The high powered training sessions allowed Tony to get a since of how it really is at GAME SPEED. The sessions were extremely INTENSE, and packed with drills that either of us had ever witnessed before. After a number of private lessons with Dave, Tony was able to make great strides in his development, in AAU and High School. Tony capped off his high school career with playing in the State Championship game in 2009, having an awesome senior year in 2010, averaging over 18 points per game and getting recruited by 4 colleges, at the D1, D2 and D3 and level, with scholarship offers. I do believe that Dave’s training helped Tony to be more prepared to play at a high level, and ultimately have the opportunity to play college basketball at Santa Barbara City College.
Dave also trains my youngest son, Keyshon Williams, who is a freshman Point Guard on the Rocklin High School Varsity Basketball team. He currently plays on the NorCal Runners 16U Varsity AAU Traveling Team. Dave has worked with Keyshon since January 2011, and has increased his skills TREMENDOUSLY, in the following areas: advanced ball handling (with both hands), stop/start and hesitation moves, explosiveness, hand speed, foot work and shooting. After only a few sessions last year, as an 8th grader, he won the opportunity to be the starting Point Guard on a 15U traveling AAU team. Dave’s advanced, intense and fundamentally sound training provided Keyshon the confidence to play at this high level on the travel team, successfully compete against elite varsity players and earn a spot on the Rocklin High School Varsity Basketball team. Dave continues to provide personal training to Keyshon when their schedules are in sync. He also provides training to the NorCal Runners AAU Traveling Team from time to time.
Dave will continue to be a huge part in the basketball skill development, for both Tony and Keyshon, as they continue to compete at the next level.
I recommend Dave to anyone who wants to develop and improve their kid in the fundamentals and advanced ball handling and shooting.
Coach Tony Williams
NorCal Runners Boys Basketball 16U AAU Travel Team