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Local & National Testimonials



"My daughter first began playing basketball in the fall of her 6th grade year, November 2012. She had never played basketball prior to this and we did not even own a basketball. For her first rec league season, she was very blessed to have been chosen by Coach Formella, who at the time was also coaching rec league. She worked with Coach Formella and Swish Atlanta for the next 24 months and became the starting point guard for her middle school team in 8th grade, October 2014. 

Coach Formella taught her how to shoot with proper techniques which has built her confidence in the game of basketball. Her ball handling skills are amazing. The developmental programs run by Coach Formella have transformed her skills so quickly. Other parents have come up to me and asked how long my daughter has played the game and, when I tell them 2 years, they are shocked. I highly recommend Coach Formella to any kids that want to learn how to play the game of basketball."  
Lori S., Lawrenceville, GA


"During Spring League a few years ago, Coach Formella approached us about changing our daughter's position to shooting guard. "She's a natural shooter", he told us. She flourished under his guidance. Lots of repetition has led her to more swishes and less misses! Her shooting form is incredible. People ask me all the time, "Where did she learn to shoot that way?"  I smile and reply, "Swish Atlanta." 

We have done every camp and clinic Swish Altanta has offered. Her ball handling, ability to read the court, and lay-ups have also improved immensely. We highly recommend Swish Atlanta to everyone."  
M. Fisher, Buford, GA

"My daughter was struggling with her shot for over a year. She was shooting air balls at the free-throw line and we couldn't figure out what was wrong. She was getting frustrated and would often leave a practice feeling upset. After one, sixty-minute, private lesson with Coach Formella, she was not only making her free-throws again, but was making shots from behind the three-point line! I literally watched her transformation in a mere 10 minutes after correcting something Coach Formella noticed."  
Diana L., Flowery Branch, GA

"I would like to thank you for your dedication to improving female basketball here in Gwinnett County through the Swish Atlanta and Pro Shot programs. I can directly credit the skill work and focused confidence my daughter, Alexandra, received over this past summer while training in the Swish Atlanta Girls CSS program to her ability to not only make her school's JV basketball team as a freshman player (only non-starter from her 8th grade team to do so) but also to the playing opportunities, several minutes per game, she is receiving as a result of her improved ball handling and shooting skills ."  
John H., Dacula, GA


"What you have done for my daughter's skills and confidence is simply amazing. She has been playing rec, GBL, and even AAU basketball, but what she learned in both your Competitive Skills & Scoring and Pro Shot Shooting Skills clinics is nothing short of astonishing. As a 7th grader, she not only made her middle school team but was a starting guard for every game. This speaks volumes about how you've helped raise her entire game. We have already sent some other girls to you and will definitely be back for more."  
D.B., Duluth, GA

"My son (rising Freshman) played with the JV team at the Georgia State Camp 2 weeks ago. The JV and Freshman coach already have him in the offense as the Shooting Guard and he has gotten off  to a great start in the HS program. Many thanks to Swish!"  
M.B., Lawrenceville, GA

"The twins (boy & girl) have had a ton of success after their training with you. Both were scoring leaders for their all star teams. Kayla actually took her team to the final four for the GA State Parks and Rec youth basketball championship and scored 44 of the teams 46 points in 2 games."  
Keisha L., Norcross, GA

"I fully intend to have you come back again on a regular basis for your more conventional camps, both shooting and otherwise. I love what you've accomplished with Savannah and Emma and Lillian. The improvement in them has been drastic and I'd like to see it on a widespread basis at WLA."  
Jay Stalvey
Head Coach
Flowery Branch, GA

"I had several incoming 9th graders attend the Pro Shot shooting clinic in the summer, and I saw immediate improvement in their shooting consistency and performance. The live demonstrations and TV examples of the best shooters in the NBA/WNBA really grabbed the athletes attention. In result they were much more focused on the fundamentals of improving their own shot."
John Zorn
Head Coach
Loganville High Varsity Girls
Loganville, GA

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