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The purpose of the TN Volcanoes AAU program is to develop dedicated basketball players on and off the court. We provide athletes the opportunity to work on the most modern skills in order to play at a higher level of basketball. It is our belief that athletes need to be treated fair and to be developed at a young age; therefore, everyone that is a part of our Volcanoes program is offered an additional 3 hours of skill work per week. Skill sessions are FREE for all current Volcanoes players. 

Lead Instructor: Kaylin Johnson

About Kaylin Johnson

Kaylin JohnsonNamed a 2008 second-team 3A All-Louisiana performer, Johnson led Parkview Baptist High School to the 2007–08 District 8-3A championship. He averaged 17.4 points, five rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game as a senior. Johnson was a four-year member of the men’s basketball program at Samford University, playing under Brevard head coach Lee Burgess. During his career, he appeared in over 80 games for the Bulldogs. He received the Most Improved Player Award following the 2009-2010 season.

Johnson spent the fall of 2012 as a student assistant with the men’s basketball program at his alma mater, Samford University. Johnson's duties as a student assistant included breaking down opponent’s film, assisting with film exchange, and also serving as a student manager during practice. He graduated from Samford in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration and a minor in General Business. 

Johnson joined the Brevard men’s basketball program during the 2012-2013 season. After 8 seasons with him he was promoted to Associate Head Coach in July 2018. In his time with the Tornados, Johnson helped head coach Lee Burgess turn the Tornados into a consistent contender for postseason play. He helped mentor two SAC Players of the Week and a first team all-state and all-conference selection in 2014-2015.

The Skills

Skills that will be covered in these training nights include, but are not limited to:

  • Catch and Shoot
  • Shooting off the dribble
  • Offensive Footwork
  • Defensive Footwork
  • Ball handling/being strong with the ball
  • Ball handling/dribbling
  • Post moves
  • Finishing at the rim
  • Screens/Picks/Cuts
  • Working to get open
  • Playing without the ball
  • Seeing the floor
  • Passing
  • Rebounding/boxing out
  • Defense
  • Defensive positioning
  • Conditioning
  • + more!