Meet Head Coach Charlie Miller
Growing up in South Miami, I never dreamed I would go on to play professional basketball. In middle school I was an awkward, skinny boy who swore baseball was the sport I was destined to play. When I was asked to play in a recreational game because I was so tall, I gave it a try and STUNK IT UP!! However, something clicked in me and I knew I wanted to master the sport.
My middle school coach pushed me to practice with the high school team to challenge myself. I was terrified the first time I showed up and everyone on the team laughed at me. But I stuck with it and it made me a quicker and confident player because I was trying to keep up with the high schoolers!
Not only did I practice with the high school team as much as I could, I practiced my skills at home EVERY day. I didn’t have a basketball hoop or a gym membership but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I cut the bottom out of a milk crate and nailed it to a tree – that was my hoop!
I did dribbling drills, practiced defensive and offensive moves outside my house and at the local park. Pretty soon I was known as one of the best players in the country.
And while I did play on my High School team and several traveling teams, it was all the hours of practice and skill work I did on my own and with friends that got me where I am today.
PRACTICE is what allowed me to master my sport and achieve my dreams. Want proof? Check out my stats below and see what 5 times more practice than play time can get you.
- 1990 – 1994: Lettered all 4 years for varsity basketball team at South Miami H.S. Leading scorer in the state of Florida my senior year averaging 32 points per game.
- 1994: Selected as a McDonald’s All-American. Was selected to play in Magic Johnson’s Roundball Classic, a national high school all-star game.
- 1994: Named Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year. The player chosen for this award is evaluated and selected on the basis of outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary personal character demonstrated within and beyond competitive athletics.
- 1994 – 1998: Accepted Scholarship to play at Indiana University at Bloomington under legendary Coach Robert Montgomery Knight. Played all 4 years and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree.
- 1995: Represented the United States in basketball at the Junior Olympics in Athens, Greece.
- 1998 – 2004: Played basketball professionally across Europe and in the U.S.
- 2004-2009: Worked to become an all-star coach, training hundreds of players individually, on teams, and in small groups. Began to specialize in a combination of mental and physical conditioning tailored to each player to help them succeed.
- 2009: Founded ATTACK Basketball to teach athletes to play through their mistakes and have the autonomy and direction to have their own inner coach. Developed a training method that focuses on process over outcome, in which skill development is more important than wins and losses.
- 2016: Became a Head Coach with Breakthrough Basketball – coaching thousands of players around the world; leading multiple camps including Overnight College Prep, Elite Guard, Shooting and Ballhandling and more; and writing and improving the camp curriculum to make the training more effective for all attendees.