The Manzer Story
Welcome to Manzer Basketball Training Academy based in South carolina,Manzer was founded in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and it now serves hundreds of student athletes each year. Players of elementary, middle, and high school ages come to Manzer to learn, train and compete in a challenging and positive environment. We have trainers and coaches who have over 10 years of professional playing experience along with coaching experience at the high school and college levels. Our goal is to help players improve and get them ready for whatever their next level is.
Dave Manzer was a coach who was greatly influential in many players’ lives including the basketball career of Founder and CEO of Manzer Basketball, Colin Stevens. Dave served as a connection between Colin and his would-be college coach, even after Colin decided not to play for Dave at Messiah College. Coach Manzer embodied so many of the characteristics that our company wants to pass on to players including loving the game of basketball with a great passion, loving his family, and taking pride in being the best husband and father that he could be, and loving and serving his God. Dave passed away at the age of 50 in 2009 from heart complications. He was a selfless man full of wisdom, knowledge, and care for both people and the game. Dave let God use him to improve the lives of others that he connected with – we intend to carry on his mission at Manzer Basketball.
Our Training Philosiphy
When players get involved in our program they will understand that there is no substitute for hard work, and great things cannot be achieved without it. They’ve got to be willing to sacrifice, sweat, fail, and overcome in order to be their best.
We will teach our players the game. Players will learn efficient ways to improve their game, how to read and understand their opponent and how to adjust. Simply working hard is not enough.
We want all of our players to adopt this no-quit mentality. And that if they keep pushing and finding solutions then they can eventually reach their goals.