Testimonials

Doner Elite Basketball Testimonials

The following are real-life quotes and accounts from prior Doner basketball players, coaches and parents who’s participation in Doner Elite Basketball have resulted in dramatic athletic and motivational improvements.

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Testimonals:

Kris Gaziano

“The instruction my 16 year old daughter has received in the Doner Elite Clinics has been the catalyst for elevating her game to an elite level. Not only have Sam and David’s skills and knowledge been instrumental, but their personal interest in my daughter’s development has sparked a passion in her for the game of basketball which will carry her to the collegiate level.

Steve Mullin

“My 10 year-old son and a 14 year-old daughter have been participating in Sam Doner’s basketball clinics for over two years. There is no other clinic, or more specifically, no other coach, who can do what Sam is doing. If you have only one person train your kids for basketball, Sam should undoubtedly be the one! Simply put, he is the best!

Each clinic is designed to improve your player’s skills in all different categories including dribbling, passing, and shooting. Most importantly though, Sam’s players develop an incredibly strong work ethic, that will serve them well in everything they do. The extent to which Sam’s players develop weekly is truly amazing!”

Ron Cohen

“As someone who has been involved with youth basketball for many years, I have never seen a program that develops kids’ skills in such an impactful way as Doner Elite. The uniqueness and creativity of the drills, coupled with Sam and David’s incredible passion and energy are the reason why I refer all the kids in our town program to them. I have watched my 12 and 14 year old sons take their games to the next level, completely as a result of the work they do at Doner Elite. Having been around their program for a number of years now, it’s incredible to watch the development of the older kids as well. I’ve watched kids go from being complete novices, to now being legitimate college prospects. It’s just an amazing program.”

Mark Feinberg (father of 11 year old developing player)

‘”My son Max has learned the most important lessons from Sam, namely developing the skill sets of dribbling, speed, balance, proper shooting technique, and maintaining your mental focus and positive attitude. As Sam say’s “develop your skills, technique, and attitude…….and the winning and success will follow. No doubt, Sam is the professor, motivator and sports psychologist all wrapped in one.”

Carol Walsh (mom of 10 year old son, 12 year old daughter)

“I could not believe how quickly and accurately Coach Doner picked up on what each one of my children needed to focus on. After 3 visits to the Academy – the difference in my Son’s ball handling and daughters shooting skills were dramatically noticeable. Sam achieved in 3 hours with my kids, what numerous other camps and clinics could not even make a dent in. After 20+ years of playing and coaching basketball myself, I can honestly say I have never been as impressed with a Coach/clinician/trainer/basketball Guru – – as much as I have been with Coach Doner. His basketball knoweledge, ability to get results and motivate all ages, gender and level of athlete is truly impressive.”

Sue Young (mom of Erin, daughter playing at Babson)

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have a child playing college basketball. Sam and Dave gave her the confidence and skill set she needed to make that happen.  Any middle school or high school student aspiring to play at the next level, or just to play great high school ball, I tell them to go see Sam !!!!!

Larry Derany

Doner Elite offers a unique basketball training regime for young athletes to develop their skills and their work ethic.  I have not found the focus on individual assessment and the ability to provide exactly the right instruction, drills and motivation available anywhere else. The Doner Elite training sessions have enabled my daughter Jess to improve her individual skills and overall game dramatically.

Mindy Hopkins (mom of 15 year old son, and 11 year old daughter)

My children have gained confidence that cannot only be measured by success on the basketball court, but carries over in their academics and all other areas of their life.  Sam, an extremely skilled clinician, finds a way to evaluate each player, and have each player focus on skills that will benefit them and help them reach the next level.  The positive and energetic environment allows them to follow their passion of basketball, continue to develop their skills, and reach their full potential.


I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have a child playing college basketball. Sam and Dave gave her the confidence and skill set she needed to make that happen.  Any middle school or high school student aspiring to play at the next level, or just to play great high school ball, I tell them to go see Sam !!!!!