My twin boys played for Coach Bill Flitter for two memorable seasons. Though both seasons ended with winning championship games, we chose Coach Flitter because of his positive-mentor coaching philosophy which is the centerpiece of all that he does. Bill is patient, committed, consistent, and inspires student athletes to grow and develop as selfless teammates. The effect of his style on my boys have been extraordinary as they have developed confidence, poise and concern for others. It’s been a couple of seasons since we’ve been with Coach Flitter, but regularly I point out to my sons to remember how Coach Flitter taught you to be and act on and off the court. Did I mention that Coach Flitter knows the game of basketball? He does.
Coach Flitter focuses on some of the most critical yet often overlooked aspects of youth basketball – integrity, fair play, sportsmanship and positive attitude. I had the opportunity to watch Bill first hand not only foster the importance of teamwork, but inspire the players to give it their all and bring their play to the next level!
Bill Flitter was my son's CYO Basketball head coach from 3rd through 6th grade and the experience was extremely positive. Practices were well organized, challenging, and there was no wasted time. Coach Flitter talked about what each player did that helped the team and/or how the player had developed or used a particular skill in that game or practice and he encouraged the teammates to do the same. He also provided constructive feedback for the players to help them take their game to the next level. He coached the boys in basketball, but also in being a well-rounded person. The team prayed together and volunteered together. It was a wonderful opportunity!
Bill Flitter was my son’s basketball coach his freshman year at De La Salle High School. At such a critical point in my son’s life he was a positive and inspiring role model. He has the ability to delicately balance being a demanding coach with positive and motivating messaging. Coach Flitter also emphasized academics and life off the court. In fact, he rewarded being a good citizen as much as he rewarded being a strong basketball player. I also appreciated his priority and encouragement of hard work and commitment to the team.
Bill Flitter is a man of well-intention, solid leadership, and genuine spirit. We as a family were blessed to have Bill coach, and mentor, our son Joseph this past basketball season at De La Salle High School in Concord, California. Bill’s capacity to lead by example, instruct with sincerity, and inspire by action revealed a coach that recognizes that each athlete has the potential to accomplish great things in life, school, career, and beyond. Bill’s clear communication style, integrity of heart, and ability to set high expectations reflects tremendous planning toward a program of excellence that is grounded in mission/vision. To know that your son has grown in ways well beyond the basketball court reveals to me the greatest aspect of sport -- the growth of the whole child toward being a supportive teammate, and becoming a responsible citizen and productive member of society.
Coach Flitter was my youngest son's freshman basketball coach. Having experienced many coaches, both club and high school, with our older son and daughter, I can say with certainty that Coach Flitter does an amazing job. He expects a lot from his players both on and off the court. Being a good teammate is equally as important as being a good student and citizen. He coached our son's team to a winning season and held the boys accountable for sportsmanship. We count ourselves lucky when we find a coach in our children's lives who is both a positive mentor and strong coach. We definitely experience that with coach Flitter.
I first met Bill a few years ago when he was my son’s high school basketball coach. We witnessed tremendous growth during the year, not only with the team’s basketball development but with their personal development as well. Bill coaches the whole kid: basketball fundamentals, teamwork, respect and accountability. Under Bill’s direction, I witnessed a growth in confidence and determination. His approachable style creates a safe and encouraging environment for kids to thrive. Great experience!
Our daughter had the privilege of Bill Flitter coaching her first year of CYO Basketball. She came into the program with just one year of experience so there was the need to learn skills and technique. With Bill's approach, coaching experience and patience he was able to capture the attention of several 8 year old girls. He expects dedication from his players and encourages respect of one another. We look forward to more years of coaching under the guidance of Coach Flitter!
Coach Flitter was our daughters coach the 1st year of basketball. At the time, our daughter was not sure whether she wanted to play basketball and she had no experience. We encouraged her to try with the support of Coach Flitter. After 3 years of playing basketball with Coach Flitter, it is now one of our daughters favorite sports thanks to the encouraging impact Coach Flitter had on our daughter. He coaches with a unique balance of teaching skills with the proper focus on our child’s growth within the game. Our daughter and our family enjoyed our experience with Coach Flitter. I trust him and would recommend him highly. Ultimately, our daughter is a more cerebral player because of the positive coaching she received from Bill Flitter.