Private Training

Private Training Opportunities

Tim Bergstraser
NLBA AAU Basketball Coach/ Trainer

Tim Bergstraser is in his first season as the Head Basketball Coach of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Men’s Basketball Team. Tim is the Lead Post Player Trainer for The Next Level Basketball Academy. As the Head Coach of The Next Level Basketball Academy 12U AAU Team he captured a championship at the Sanford Pentagon’s Summer Slam Tournament in Sioux Falls, SD.
Bergstraser is no stranger to the Fargo-Moorhead area having served as a graduate assistant from 2015-17 at MSUM.  During his time at MSUM, the Dragons went 54-12, won two division championships and an overall NSIC conference championship in 2016-2017.  The Dragons also went to two consecutive NCAA tournaments with Bergstraser on staff.
Bergstraser received the NABC Under Armour 30-Under-30 Coach’s Award.  He spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach at Quincy University (Ill.)
During the 2014-2015 season, Bergstraser served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
In his playing career, Bergstraser attended St. Cloud State University.  As a Huskie, Bergstraser made a trip to the NCAA Final Four in the 2009-2010 season.  Bergstraser was a NSIC all conference performer in 2011-2012, averaging 12.8 points per game and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game.

Brandon Bradford

Brandon Bradford
NLBA AAU Basketball Coach/ Trainer

Brandon Bradford is in his 7th year with The Next Level Basketball Academy. As the Assistant Director of The Next Level Basketball Academy, Brandon currently leads the NLBA Elite Basketball Training Program. Coach Bradford has been the Head Coach of the following Next Level Basketball Academy’s AAU Teams: 14U, 15U, 16U & 17U. He has also played an instrumental role as assistant coach with the other teams in The Next Level Basketball Academy AAU Program while winning tournament championships with each age group that the NLBA AAU Program offers.  Bradford played collegiately at Rainy River Community College in International Falls, MN, which was ranked #10 in the nation. He also played at North Dakota School of Science where they were ranked #28th in the nation. Bradford has accumulated coaching experience at the semi-professional level with The Twin Cities Elite as an assistant coach. In his first season as an assistant coach in 2018 they were crowned Midwest Basketball League Champions.  Brandon has also experienced coaching success as a Head Coach at the local youth level with the Fargo-Moorhead 7th & 8th Elite team going 37-8 in 2 seasons. In addition, Bradford is currently the Head Basketball Coach for the Shanley Deacon Boy’s 9th grade team in Fargo, ND.

Private Basketball Lessons

Individualized attention from The Next Level Basketball Academy’s award winning coaching will help increase student-athletes’ talent, basketball I.Q. and overall confidence!

The Next Level Basketball Academy’s philosophy is to not only help individuals improve as a basketball player, but as student-athletes. Throughout the years, The Next Level’s private training lessons have resulted in players excelling and playing at a higher level.

-Build a close relationship with specific trainers
-Individualized attention and private insight on ways to apply basketball I.Q.
-Polish overall game for student-athletes with aspirations to play at a higher level or improve on their current teams.

Missed Private Lesson or Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to keep a scheduled private lesson time please give 24 hour notice, to ensure that you will not be charged for the lesson. If less than 24 hour notice is given and we are unable to fill your time slot you will be charged a lesson.