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Island Garden, Long Island’s Premier Basketball facility and home to the Long Island Lightning AAU program and the North Shore-LIJ Franklin Hospital Super League, has teamed up with Crown Basketball to offer the newest innovations in training players.

Run by Chris Diasparra, a highly respected and experienced coach/developer of talent at all ages, Crown Basketball is the in-house training and player development partner for Island Garden. Chris is a top Personal Trainer for Basketball in the NYC area. “The game of basketball has greatly evolved, and the use of advanced technology has become a key component of skill development at both the collegiate and pro level,” commented Diasparra. “One of our goals is to change the way players train, and for them to rely on the outcome assessment we provide at the high level training offered at Island Garden.”
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“Chris is one of the brightest young minds in the game,” stated Jim Fox, the director at Island Garden. “This is a tremendous training opportunity for coaches and parents of players to review and teach in the same way that high school, college, and the pro coaches do. Our expert trainer will break down the tape and offer advice on how the player can improve. Island Garden provides a great opportunity to train as the professionals do.”

Skill development in the area of shooting and ball  handling will be the primary focus for this unique training experience. With shooting, our breakthrough technology and the constant presence of top trainers to guide the athletes will make a tremendous difference that can be measured and tracked by high end technology. The ball handling center is a dedicated area away from the courts that provides coaches with the oppportunity to focus attention to this critical skill.

“Chris has put together a team of trainers whose experience in basketball includes playing/coaching College Division l basketball, coaching Division ll basketball, playing professionally overseas and current involvement in the NBA,” adds Fox. “This is an unparalleled benefit to the player and the team.”

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