Tyree Burnett

Tyree B.

Carson, CA

Lesson Details



Tyree delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

My love of the game started very early in life. I played on my first organized basketball team when I was 5 years old. I played in either park leagues, for my school, or for the Reebok Slam n Jam league until I was 24 years old. My aspirations for any type of pro career (NBA or overseas) was cut short because of a knee injury suffered, oddly enough, at work, not on the court. However, my love and passion for the game never dwindled but instead grew, as I eventually got involved with one on one tutoring and coaching.
I am now 45 years old and I recently received my AA Degree in Kinesiology. I also coach girls varsity basketball in Los Angeles, CA. Last season, my first, our team had the highest victory total that they have had in over 10 years. We also had our best ever finish in league and hosted a CIF play-off game for the first time in school history. I know a lot about the game and teach with the love, respect and passion that I feel for the game. In short, I teach basketball because I know it and I teach it the right way. I will break down every aspect of the game into basic simple skill building drills, that can be worked on anytime. As these basic skills progress, we will reconstruct them and we will learn to incorporate these skills into our overall game. My focus will not only be on offense. I will teach proper defensive stance, rotations, hands and feet positions, and proper slide technique. The lost art of the mid range game (15 ft) will be resurrected, as well as many other basic skills that I see lacking at every level, including the NBA.
Just remember,
To truly know the game is to respect the game; to truly respect the game is to love the game; to truly love the game is to know the game.
And the only way you can do that is by learning the game the right way. No one is born spinning a basketball on his/her finger. It is through hard work and dedication that greatness is born. I will give you the skills, but the dedication and hard work must come from you.

"Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong."

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Varsity Basketball Coach
Nov 2016 - Present
Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA)

Coached the girls varsity basketball team

Basketball Coach/YDP
Apr 2016 - Nov 2016
Boys & Girls Club (Carson High School Campus)

Coached boys and girls in basketball; responsible for monitoring and running the recreation room (25-55 members) including scheduling pool, chess, air hockey, foosball, and video game tournaments. Ran my own weekly programs for Boys & Girls Club members; organized flag football and basketball tournaments.

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Basketball Coach
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

Coached and trained young boys and girls (ages 4-10) in basketball; taught basic to advanced skills (depending on player) as well as offensive and defensive sets. Coach them in games.


AA-Degree in Kinesiology
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mount San Antonio College
Business Marketing
Aug 1989 - Jun 1991
Loyola Marymount University
General Education
Sep 1987 - Jun 1989
Verbum Dei High School


First Aid/AED/CPR
Apr 2016
American Heart Association

Concussion in Sports
Jul 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Rules and Regulations
Jul 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Jul 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

A Guide to Sports Nutrition
Jun 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Fundamentals of Coaching
Jun 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

CIF Coaching Orientation
Jun 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

NCAA Eligibility Center Coaching Education
Jun 2013
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Photos & Videos

Girls Varsity Basketball Practice
2 ball dribble drill
"Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong."


6 Reviews

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Dyichi Jul 25, 2017
Basketball · In studio

One of my favorites coaches ever great instructor I would recommend to anyone trying to learn the basics all the way to the pro level

Lester Jul 24, 2017
Basketball · In studio

Coach Tyree is great! Great system! Great Attitude!

Daniel Jul 24, 2017
Basketball · In studio

Coach Burnett is an excellent coach. Not only did my son get better at basketball, but we use Coach Burnett's meditation technique for school also. As a result, my son's grades are up.

Leroy Jul 23, 2017
Basketball · In studio

I couldn't of asked for anyone better. His knowledge of the game is EXTRAORDINARY! His knowledge puts NBA coaches to shame. He also helps you find your self-potential and allows you to give it your all. I highly recommend this coach if you want to learn basketball the right way!

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Robert Jul 23, 2017
Basketball · In studio

If I could give my coach ten stars I would. Coach T is more than a basketball coach he is a mentor and someone I look up to. As a shorter guy I found it hard to play on my team and was referred to Coach T by a friend. He helped me develop my handling skills as a point guard. It was hard for me to get past the whole height difference, but he taught skill rather than physical attritibutes is what make a great player. Along with the numerous skills I was able to learn from Coach, he also instilled in me lessons that help me develop into the young man I am today. I look forward to our sessions because I come out feeling better about my game each time I leave. If you're looking for a basketball coach, look no further Coach T is the guy for you hands down!

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Kymika Jul 23, 2017
Basketball · In studio

Coach T is a great coach. He really looks at your weaknesses and helps you improve in them and also helps strengthen what he knows you're strong at.
He personally helped me fix my shooting, cause before he was my coach I would shoot with both my hands with a little form, but after he coached me and helped me and trained my form. Which my form is so much better along with my shooting.
Before we even did drills, we would run, and make sure we're all stretched out and then we would meditate to make sure our mind is clear and so nothing would distract us from what we know we are capable of.
I personally think that helped out a lot meditating before actually doing drills and stuff cause you're more focused.
I would definitely recommend him to anybody who needs help with improving there game mentally and physically.

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