The RC Basketball Academy aims to focus on the fundamentals of basketball. The course is suitable for any skill level from the ages of 13-16. The Academy will teach young players key fundamental skills while also showing the importance of effort, dedication, and sportsmanship. The Academy will work on both offense, defense and conditioning. Players of all ages will learn to work as a team, scrimmage together but also have one on one time with the coaches. The RC Basketball Academy strives to create a fun, safe and hardworking atmosphere for all its participants.
Greg Pinto has been coaching basketball for more than 15 years. He has coached children from the ages of 5 to 18, from the beginner to advanced levels. Greg’s passion for teaching and mentoring young children has propelled him into a lifelong career in teaching. He currently is a Physical Education teacher at Robert College where he has spent the last 8 years. Before his move to Istanbul, Greg taught at the Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut. During his time there, he had the privilege of coaching multiple students who ended up playing at Division I schools in the United States. Greg had the pleasure and honor of coaching NBA star Donovan Mitchell for four years while at GCDS. In addition, Greg has also spent 12 years working at RC Summer as a counselor, a core staff member, and director. Greg is excited to return for this opportunity to share his knowledge and love of basketball with the RC Academy community.