Skill Training Sessions - North

Registration Closed For 2021

Come train your skills with some of the best coaches in the Midwest!


2 coaches / 10 players per coach

20 available spots per session

Each session: 1 hour 15 minutes

Session cost: $20 per kid

Training Times: 6PM to 7:15PM & 7:15PM to 8:30 PM


Training locations vary

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Meet The Coaches

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Kory Deadrick

Coach Kory Deadrick

Currently coaches Playmakers North 17U Showcase and has previously coached at Denfeld, Proctor, and ESKO.  Kory played for St. Thomas Unniversity and CSS after winning a state championship for Esko in his high school days.  Kory has run high level camps and has been skill training for years. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Scoring under pressure, playing through contact, bringing intensity, inside/outside shooting, and demanding the best out of his players

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Phill Homere

Coach Phil Homere

Phill brings great energy, experience, and passion to his work.  Phill has coached at the high school, AAU, and collegiate level and was a strandout player himself. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Shooting, ball handling, attacking the rim, being physically/mentally tough, and scoring in creative and effective ways.


Brooke Olson

Coach Brooke Olson

Brooke was an all state player in high school and has built a tremendous D2 collegiate career.  The daughter of a varsity coach, Brooke has spent years as a clinician in Rice Lake and other areas.  She brings great energy, the will to compete, and will challenge your daughter in a great way. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Inside/Outside Scoring, ball handling, positioning, footwork/toughness, & court awareness


Zack Otto-Fisher

Coach Zack Otto-Fisher

Zack Otto-Fisher led UW Superior to 3cstraight UMAC Championships, while being named UMAC Coach of the Year. Otto-Fisher was also a head coach for Playmakers North and Minnesota Fury in which he coached multiple scholarship athletes. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

 Finishing around the rim, being creative with the ball, ball handling, communication, and proper footwork when shooting.


Damian Paulson

Coach Damian Paulson

Former UMD standout Damian Paulson has coached at both the high school and collegiate level for the past 20 years.  Damian helped coached East to their 1st state appearance in quite awhile and his Noah was a top 10 finalist for Mr. Minnesota State Basketball.  Damian is one of the best skill trainers in this area and his attention to inside scoring is 2nd to none! 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Power Moves to the basket, Inside Post Moves, Finishing strong, playing through contact, shooting, ball handling, and being a great all around player

Tony Peterson

Coach Tony Peterson

Coach Anthony Peterson was been coaching Playmakers North top Showcase team for the past 4 years.  He also played collegiately for UW SUPERIOR and also has also coached for the Northwestern and Superior youth leagues.  Coach Peterson brings a wealth of knowledge to the game and is great at paying attention to detail.  His workouts will emphasize: 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Attacking the rim, taking proper angles, ball handling in tight spaces, passing/being a leader, and scoring from multiple locations.

Phil Roe

Phil Roe

Coach Phil Roe

Playmakers North Director Coach Roe has been coaching in the Playmakers program the past eight years and started Playmakers North 4 years ago.  As a Superior High School Coach, Roe had over 100 more wins than losses in his 12 years coaching, highlights include a 38 game win streak as Boys JV coach, leading the Spartan girls to back to back D1 state appearances including the school’s 1st ever Final Four and Championship appearance, and coaching multiple scholarship athletes. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Inside/outside scoring, strong post moves, proper footwork communication, ball handling, shooting, and moving with/without the basketball


Luke Salo

Coach Luke Salo

Luke Salo has been a leader in individual skill work for years in the Twin Ports.  Luke’s networking basketball connections are second to none and he demands the most out of his players.  If you’d like additional opportunities to train with Luke you can contact him through "Salo’s Showcase" Facebook or Twitter Pages.

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

 Finishing strong and creatively to the basket, being explosive, proper footwork, being a leader, shooting, tailoring player strengths, and working on their weaknesses


Andy Schmitz

Coach Andy Schmitz

Andy Schmitz is currently the Associate Head Coach at The College of St. Scholastica. He has worked extensively through the years training college athletes the past 13 years.  He demands and gets the most out of his players but paying attention to details and positive energy.  

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Ball handling, shooting, decision making, game actions, and competitiveness.


Joe Schmitz

Coach Joe Schmitz

Joe was an all-state player himself in New Prague, and had a very strong career at Bethel University.  Joe coached the Hermantown Boys to their 1st ever state appearance in 2015 and was named MN coach of the year. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Being an energy giver/leader, proper footwork, shooting form, ball handling, working on overall weaknesses and always competing to the highest degree


Jordan Schneidermann

Coach Jordan Schneidermann

Jordan Schneidermann has been UW-Superior’s Top assistant coach the past four years.  He has coached in Playmakers North for 3 seasons and also in the MN Heat program.  Jordan brings a lot of positive energy along with recruitment connections to this group of trainers. 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Post/Guard Work, scoring through contact, attacking from multiple positions on the court, communication, and scoring in tight spaces.


Jake Smith

Coach Jake Smith

Jake is one of the best skill trainers around.  He was one of Superior’s best high school coaches and happens to be UW-Superior’s all time leading scorer.  Jake has worked high level camps for years and his training revolves around “attention to detail.” 

Emphasizes the following skills during training:

Proper footwork, tight handles, proper court vision, attacking/finishing, and overall shooting