Thank you so much for your interest in our program. We are proud to offer what we and our fans believe to be one of the top year-round basketball training programs for youth and young adults. We focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game while also working with parents to identify areas that may need improvement, such as academics or behavior, so that, together, we can motivate positive change and improvement to help develop the best player, both on and off the court, in a fun and challenging environment.
Kaizen is a term often used in the business consulting world. We also use it at our school in regards to our goal of promoting a continuous, never-ending improvement for both our program and our players. This is the attitude that permeates our program. We encourage you to explore our website so that you can learn about our program. We all look forward to the opportunity of coaching your son or daughter so that we can help him or her maximize their potential.
What We Do
We provide an outstanding basketball training program for youth and young adults so that each player can learn the…
What Sets Us Apart
With over 30 years of coaching experience, we created the School of Basketball because we saw a huge gap in the market….
Meet Our President
Peter Ramis, the President and Owner of The School of Basketball, has been coaching basketball for over 30 years at …
Coach J has been coaching for several years at various levels and has won a couple of titles at the local league level in the Miami Lakes area with different age groups. As an accomplished high school player, Jelani started to give back to others through coaching since an early age and continues to develop as a coach and mentor. Coach J is a big believer in developing players and giving them roles to succeed both on and off the court. When asked what motivates him as a coach, Coach J shared “What drives me is that I am a student of the game and love working with youth to pass on that knowledge to players and hopefully see some of them grow up and play at the highest level. I never had a mentor to take me under their wing so I feel like it is my calling to give these kids the chance I never had”. His favorite saying is “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.
Coach Ryan has been coaching as an assistant to Coach Ramis and also working as a referee for several years. Ryan was an accomplished High School player whose specialty was the 3 point shot along with shooting close to 90% on Free Throws. As a result, Coach Ryan serves as a shooting coach for our academy working with all of our players to develop their shot. Coach Ryan did not pursue playing college ball as a result of several knee problems and went on to attend Florida International University pursuing a degree in Health Management. When asked why he became a coach, Ryan shared “I have always had a passion for basketball as a player and a fan, and when my knee didn’t allow me to play in college, I found coaching a great way to share what I have learned with others and hopefully be able to make a positive difference in our player’s lives.
Coach Gino has been a volunteer coach at the Doral Park since 2009. He is always around kids, helping improve their skills and motivating them to excel. He has played basketball recreationally almost all of his life, and participated in Adult Tournaments in Doral. He truly enjoyed playing in those adult leagues. However, his main sport is not Basketball, but soccer. Gino played soccer in High School for Sunset Senior High, and won the state champions in 1989. He has also participated in several amateur organized soccer tournaments, where he developed good training and conditional techniques, similar to what is done in Basketball. So in summary, Coach Gino is a well-seasoned sports oriented individual with good vision for talent and a knack for sports. When asked about his passion for coaching Coach Gino stated, “I love to be able to motivate and push children to excel beyond what they think they can do”.
Jonathan “Q” Quintero
Coach Jonathan (“Coach Q”) Quintero earned his Associate’s degree from Miami Dade College (MDC) in 2010 while working as an athletic trainer, and member of the practice team for MDC’s Women’s basketball team. Aside from his athletic training duties, he assisted with practices, and became part of their scout team. The following summer, he took part in a motivational basketball camp lead by MDC’s Hall of Fame Coach Susan Summons. The summer of 2011 Coach Q was offered an assistant coaching position at Hialeah Educational Academy. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness from Florida International University (FIU), he joined Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas and the FIU Men’s basketball team as an intern to the coaching staff. At FIU, he was able to assist with practices, individual drills, film editing, scouting reports, and scheduling. Coach Q later relocated to New York City in 2012 and became an Assistant Head Coach for Hostos Community College’s Men’s basketball team. Helping the team in all aspects as Hostos peaked with a #7 national ranking. During the summer of 2013 he took part in summer camps at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Carmelo Anthony Basketball camp. Exposure camps include: Source Hoops showcase, Maximum Exposure showcase. Recently, Coach Q moved back to the South Florida area and is now the Head JV, and Assistant Varsity Coach at Hialeah Gardens High School, while also working with The School of Basketball and Team Breakdown. When asked about his passion for coaching Coach Q stated, “I just love being able to impact as many players as possible on and off the court”.
Vince started as a volunteer coach and immediately realized he had a knack for coaching youth sports. He wanted to become the best coach possible so he attended several coaching camps around South Florida and learned all aspects of the game of basketball (i.e. offense, defense, ball handling, shooting and practice drills). In his 6 years of coaching youth sports, he has won several championships in various age divisions. When asked why he coaches, Vince replied “I have a passion for coaching youth sports and want to help kids who don’t have anyone to teach them the essential skills and fundamentals to make them better players. I want to guide them and show them that even though sports are competitive, it can also be lots of fun. It’s very important to teach the kids how to win and lose the right way. I continue to be a student of the game of basketball and I’m always trying to learn new and innovative ways to make the kids better and improve their skills. The school of basketball has given me the opportunity to become a role model to the youth and allowed me to continue doing what I’m passionate about.”