Arvin Mosley, Jr is a lead trainer with Chris Hyppa Basketball and former head men’s basketball coach at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Born and raised in Tacoma, Mosley has worked and trained with Hyppa for over a decade and the two share a passion for helping players explore their limitations while encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones.
Mosley played 4-years of college basketball, has been a head college coach for 8 years, and assisted at the high school, community college and Division I level for 5. Mosley’s former players are playing across the globe in various professional leagues and he has mentored hundreds of young players at basketball camps across the country, including; Seattle Sonics and Storm Basketball Camp, West Coast All-Star Camp, Double Pump Camp, Difference Makers Camps and the Adidas Superstar Camp. He is also an active guest speaker at various coaching and officiating clinics, summer camps and Student Affairs seminars.
As a trainer, Mosley believes that players have to have a willingness to develop desire and determination and his training philosophy is founded on 3 principles: fundamentals, competition and effort. “I believe young players need to understand each stage of development and master the fundamentals of each skill and/or move. There needs to be a progression from simple to complex. As they master the building blocks, the next progression is competing. Players that learn to enjoy competition look at challenges and setbacks as opportunities to grow and become better. Lastly, it’s all about effort. The best players go hard when they are tired. The highest achievers recognize that success is often found just beyond fatigue.”