Testimonials

Taylor’s communications skills and attention to details, the little things, sets him apart from others that might be re-creating a “work-out” that they read in a book.  Taylor assesses the individual athlete, analyzes those fundamental skills needed for your athlete and their sport, and then structures training programs with skill specific movements.  His vast basketball knowledge allows him to teach and correct the skill specific action while pushing the athlete to improve.

Jay Guidinger, 3-Time NAIA All-American, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1992-94

“After just one workout with Taylor, I knew I was improving my basketball skill level.  All of the drills Taylor uses are fun and exciting, which challenge your individual skill set.  Every week I look forward to my workouts with Taylor because I know I will be getting better and perfecting my performance for games and practices next season.  I wish I had been able to work out with him sooner because as a college senior, I only have one season left so its now or never.  Taylor brings a unique twist to any other performance coach and has the knowledge of basketball as well as strength / conditioning that many will never have.  He is able to critique your work with positive criticism and help you realize your weaknesses in a special way.  My workouts are high level and intense.  I love the energy he brings to the gym and the way he always inspires me to keep getting better.”

Rebecca Mayo, Lakeland College

“Taylor Jannsen is an amazing trainer. He brings passion and intensity to every workout that is unrivaled by anyone else I have ever worked with. His energy that he brings is contagious and makes everyone around him better as a result.”

Current NCAA Basketball Player

“Taylor Jannsen is one of the hardest working players I have had during my 15 year coaching career. His passion and competitive spirit is second to none. Taylor always impressed me with his relentless desire to keep getting better, and always looking for a way to improve. That work ethic, combined with his excellent communication skills and committment to his academic work, has always led me to believe that he will be great at anything he chooses to do. Taylor loves working with young athletes, and I know he will do an amazing job developing young people into great players, AND great people. He knows how to teach, motivate, and improve young people.”

Coach Dave Buchanan, Former NCAA Division 1, 2, & 3 Coach

While being a teammate, mentor, trainer, and friend all within the past four years, Taylor Jannsen has been a huge role model to me.  His love and passion for the game of basketball, along with his hard work towards everything he does inspires me to do just the same.  I know for a fact that I would not be the player and person I am today without his knowledge, advice, and the ability to motivate and push me to the max.  It is admiring to see what he does to young athletes like myself to get the best out of them.  It is not surprising to me the success he has already had, and the success he will continue to have the rest of his career.”

Jake Bast, Former Teammate

“Working out with Taylor has really improved my ball handling and overall skill set. I learn something new every time I’m in the gym with him.  I’ve never been around someone who brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the table. It really rubs off making you want to work hard and get better.”

Current NCAA Basketball Player

“Taylor was not always the fastest, quickest, or best shooting player I was around, but being the tireless worker that he was, he made himself into one of the most well-rounded and reliable players I had the fortune of playing with.”

“Taylor always had a great understanding of basketball and saw certain aspects of the game that oftentimes go unnoticed by others. I made it an emphasis of mine to always ask Taylor what he saw during a game/practice because I trusted his knowledge and knew he could help me in a number of different ways.” 

John Hoch, former D3 All-American and teammate at Carroll University

Many coaches and players have a great understanding of the game of basketball; very few have the ability to connect to a player on an individual level to help them reach his or her maximum potential.   Taylor possesses an innate ability to influence all ages of children and young adults, not only in the game of basketball, but also in his or her personal life, by combining an infinite knowledge of the game with unwavering passion, work ethic and intensity. Taylor is excellent at motivating, and is constantly researching and learning new and better techniques to make him a more effective mentor.  I have no doubt the next session you have with Taylor will be his best session as a mentor, and I know I will continue to recommend Taylor as a mentor for all of the players that I coach.

Joe Czechowicz, Former Player @ UW-Milwaukee/UW-Parkside