What others are saying.....









"Dave, I want to thank you for your talk yesterday because Quincey needed to hear that. I appreciate your message of encouragement. I think it did some good." John T, West Des Moines


"Dave is an amazing coach and a wonderful influence on my son. He always takes the time to work with him and explain things in a way that he can understand. My son has made significant progress on his basketball skills and improves with each session. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone!" Julie H, Bondurant


"From the beginning Dave showed great interest in me and how he could make me a better person/player. His focus wasn’t on himself but how he could help me take my game to a higher level. Through his continued guidance I learned many things about my skills as a basketball player but also on things that translate to other aspects of life. He was intentional about me getting the most out of our time. I definitely saw lots of improvements in my game due to training with Dave!" Isaac N, Pella


"The values you are instilling in my son are so helpful to me as a parent." Tamera, Altoona


"My girls are having fun and learning, so that is a great combo. Thank you!" Mrs. V, Johnston


"The Orange Planet is just what young people need right now. We need to return to the fundamentals of the game. I like the fact that TOP is committed to a grass-root approach to teaching and developing skills at the youth level. From there, their basketball experience can only become more enjoyable,” Adam Haluska, University of Iowa and second round pick for New Orleans Hornets


​"Coach David did a great job with my son. He came away wanting to learn even more from him. I like the way he teaches the importance of fundamental basketball. The individual sessions provide the opportunity for my son to learn the little details that make a big difference. Thank you very much!" Jeremiah, West Des Moines


"The reason I made a switch to your program is simple, my son wasn't getting this type of basketball instruction anywhere." Sarah S, Urbandale 

"David is a 5 star coach and professional!" Rocky S. South Des Moines

"Thank you so much for giving my son a glimmer of hope and solid tools to get through his fifth grade school year. David, we are forever grateful." - Mary S., Des Moines

"Thanks for all  you have done with my son. I am so glad we got him training with you. He has come a long way since training with you." Mike B, Runnells

"You are exactly what we have been looking for!" Julie, Waukee 

"Coach Charleston, thanks for working me out, pushing me and helping me." Jeremy, Altoona 

"My granddaughter does not say much, but when I pick her up she is in all smiles and talks a lot in the car on what she learned and how she likes coach David. She tells me with his help she will be so much better." Marie, Pleasantville