What others are saying.....








"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 and The Orange Planet to anyone!" Julie H, Bondurant


"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. He is looking forward to more practices. 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 

"We were looking for a place that would do things the right way....with personal attention and a commitment to helping players grow. We found it at The Orange Planet." D. Danielson, Urbandale

"...It felt like we had no options. 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 starting your academy." 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. I can't wait until the next academy." 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