Testimonials

Over the years, our clients have come to us with specific shooting goals and player development needs. It has been our pleasure to design unique, fun, and meaningful solutions for them – whether they are in an amateur tournament, in college, the NBA Finals, or in one of our learning centers. We want to do the same for you! Just take a look at our client list and read what some of our valued clients have said about the services they received from HSTA.

2007 KOREA PROFESSIONAL PLAYER – “As a rookie, it was a great fortune for me to attend Marvin’s camp. I was especially honored because I knew that Marvin was one of the best shooting teachers in the United States. Since I was already a professional basketball player, it was not easy for me to learn how to shoot all over again. However, thanks to his various programs and different kinds of shooting practices, I had so much fun learning it. I could especially learn more easily because he taught me with every little detail and taught me step-by-step. Thanks you so much for letting me have this great opportunity, Marvin.” – Ara (The Rookie)

2007 KOREA PROFESSIONAL PLAYER – “I used to shoot with two hands, but always wanted to shoot with only one hand. So I decided to take Marvin’s class. It was not easy at first but thanks to Marvin’s great personality, I had so much fun changing my shooting form. I especially cannot forget how attentive and caring he was when he taught me. I know that Marvin is one of the best shooting coaches in the U.S. It was really a great honor for me to attend his camp. Marvin, thank you.” – Miran

2007 – “I wanted to thank you, Teacher, for the online lesson I received today. This was many times more than I expected from this experience.” – Jai Hori – Japan

2007 – “Teacher, the advice found in this lesson is definitely going to make a difference in my daughter’s shot, as she completely understands the issues. In fact, she has tried to work on these things previously, but without anyone being able to give her details on how to prevent the bad habits in her shot from coming back. She has focused mainly on preventing missed opportunities when she’s driving to the basket using the things you pointed out: going too fast, poor footwork, and levels of arc leading to all sorts of bad habits. Those were certainly the roots that caused her problems. Thank you very much for your help.” – Dr. Shadrack Smith – Kansas City, Missouri

2007 – “Just a note to say thank you for your time and talent this week during our basketball camp. Every session has been a true joy for our kids. Your teachings have inspired them in their basketball interest and in their character building, and for that we are thankful. It has been nice to see drives and an unknown love unfold through this camp in Jaylon. Thanks again and God continue to bless you and all you do.” – The Dittman Family – Tampa, Florida

2007 – “Thank you so much for HSTA’s participation in our Summer Basketball Camp at Foundation Academy. Without question, the uniqueness of the teaching and learning experience was the best parent/player appreciation endeavor we have ever had. The ‘high tech’ set-up was extremely impressive. Your staff was professional, friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about the core mechanics of every facet of the fundamentals of basketball.” – Mike Richards (Head Girls and Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach) – Winter Garden, Florida

2007 – “Marvin, since the last training session, we have received numerous comments from college coaches telling us how they love the way our players shoot the ball; mainly their shooting form. What you did has really helped our players mentally. The interesting angle to all of this is that every time one of these D-I Players are on TV and taking advantage of the shooting experience, they will be associated with you helping them with their shot. That, to me, is a great value added to an intangible service and a real win-win combination for our players, our team, and the development of the game. Thanks again for significantly enhancing our players’ overall basketball and shooting skills.” – Gerard Smith (President and Head Coach, The Orlando Wildcats 17U Boys Basketball Team)

2007 – Marvin, “Teacher,” thank you so much for all of your teaching, coaching, and spiritual encouragement, it has been PRICELESS!! As I am permitted, I try to pass your valuable teachings on to all players. It is amazing that in the ten years since we met and I first began to learn from you, not only do I learn something new, something better, am reminded of something I learned before, and even learn to do that better in our sessions, but your basketball teachings still remain far ahead of the “norms of the time.” You truly have proved to be one of, if not the most, innovative and knowledgeable minds in the game of basketball.” – John E Ercia (Florida State Final Four Head Coach, AAU Nationals)

2006 – “I have seen the results of Marvin’s work with several NBA players, like Phoenix Suns shooting guard Raja Bell, WNBA Connecticut Suns wing player Nykesha Sales, WNBA San Antonio Stars shooter Marie Ferdinand, and the Memphis Grizzly’s guard Mike Miller. I feel he has a lot of extraordinary talents as a teacher in this game and on different levels. If someone wants to be a greater teacher than him, they will need to work 16-hours a day.” – Vern Chin (Athletic Director at Park Central Field House) – Orlando, Florida

2006 – “This is the neatest thing I have seen in a very long while, maybe EVER! I have known about some of these shooting habits, but never how to try and correct them. I will give the shooting drills a try and then come in to tune things up the right way!” – Marie Ferdinand (WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars)

2006 – “An evolution has taken place in the last several years within the coaching business. Everyone is going after the high production player. With so much competition, it has become even more difficult to attract the guys to off-season training. A recent success came from the introduction of the HSTA Learning Centers information to my team here in Japan. The information was well accepted and was the ice breaker that ultimately resulted in a great player-coach relationship. HSTA opened a door that had been closed for years. Thanks, Doc!” – Antonio Lang (Head Coach Japan Basketball)

2005 – “Marvin, that was a tremendous coaches’ clinic last Saturday. I got a lot from it, and both Clint Curtis and Michael Feldman said they did too. By the way, at Sunday’s practice, I asked my team if they knew what the 6-points of the ball were. All except for one child said the same things we coaches were saying. Connor Chambliss, who went to one of your sessions this past summer, was the only one able to correctly name the front, back, top, bottom, and the 2-sides. These kids really pick up on your teachings.” – Andy Nickels (FVBA-West, President of Girls and Boys Operation)

2005 – “Marvin is a great shooting instructor. Teaching shooting comes as easy as walking to him. He works with all levels of kids, from six-years-old to eighteen-years-old. He expects no praise and wants only to serve. He is known throughout the world for building life-management skills through teaching shooting a basketball. Year in and year out, he finds his way to fulfill someone else’s destiny and make a difference in their future.” – Shelly Kidder (AAU, President of Green Wave, AAU Boys and Girls)

2005 – “Marvin ‘The Teacher’ Harvey is the only person that I have seen tear a shot down to nothing and then build it back up from scratch, and when you see the results it’s like the person has always shot that way. I have seen so many players benefit from his teaching about shooting and his knowledge of the game.” – Ed Jackson (Lakewood High School, Head Girls Basketball Coach) – St. Petersburg, Florida

2004 – “I have been teaching and coaching for over 20 years and during that time I have met and evaluated many other teachers. Marvin Harvey may be the best teacher I have ever encountered. His subject happens to be basketball, but his technique, his ability to relate to his students, his ability to encourage and challenge is really what sets him apart.” – Richard Miller (Orangewood Christian, Girls Varsity Head Coach)

2002 – “There is a sort of electricity that surrounds him and you can sense he is on earth to serve.” – Flip Meyer (Sports Editor for Tropical Whispers International News)

2001 – “There are a lot of coaches that yell instruction and don’t know what they’re teaching, but Marvin Harvey teaches the shot the best.” – John Lucas (NBA Player Development Coach)

2000 – “He is from a special breed, a wise soul who appreciates the profound gift that he has of being a teacher.” – Kevin Cook (Assistant Coach of the four time WNBA World Champions, the Houston Comets)

1998 – “Harvey is a rare commodity. He is the best shooting coach I have been around. His developmental skills are outstanding.” – Steve Moreland (Director of Marketing, Detroit Pistons)

1997 – “Teacher, we will never have enough words to express how pleased we are every time we receive your knowledge.” – Pedrao and HSTA students from 6 basketball schools in Brazil

1997 – “As a compassionate vessel of God, Marvin makes an eye-to-eye connection with people, because he sees beyond their weaknesses. For the past several years he’s worked quietly in different communities throughout the state of Florida, normally getting ‘the stones that the other builders discarded’, and finding the hidden talents in them, he molds and turns them into something special.” – John E Ercia (Tampa Florida Select Team Florida, 17 & 16 and under Assistant Coach)

1996 – “Marvin Harvey is a man before his time. He is the greatest humanist I have ever come across and he is absolutely the best at shooting instruction. Whether he is teaching a person about life, training a team, or consulting an international group of coaches, he always has room in his plans to accept others on their own terms, as long as they are willing to be quality individuals, it won’t be a problem at all. He is not necessarily trying to save the world of basketball; he’s only trying to cheer it up.” – Bob “Basketball Bob” Corwin (Promoter of Corwin’s NCAA Basketball Index and Team Florida)

1993 – “The key to Harvey’s shooting lessons is convincing athletes to believe in his form. He builds shooting from the ground up.” – Ernest Hooper (Sports Editor at the Tampa Bay Times), upon learning of Harvey’s coming to the state of Florida.

1993 – “Marvin’s communication skills are awesome. There’s no doubt he’s going to make an impact on this state.” – John Ercia (Bay Shore Christians Head Basketball Coach)

1991 – “Take a look at Marvin Harvey’s basketball playing credentials and one has a hard time believing he knows as much as he does about shooting a basketball. But listen to him during one of his workshops and you come to know why he’s been nicknamed the Shot Doctor, a moniker that’s stuck with him across the country.” – Kevin Krier (Garden City, Kansas News Sports Editor), from the article “Doc Can Cure Ailing Jumper”.

1988 – “Until this year Marvin Harvey was probably the best kept secret in Olathe, Kansas when it came to teaching shooting. But not anymore, he’s opened his teaching skills to the public, and the kids who get to take advantage may never be the same.” – Chuck Kurt (Olathe Daily News Sports Editor), from the article “Basketball is Not All Kids Learn at Marvin Harvey’s Workshops.”