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About: Welcome

Eric Youncofski

Founder


I grew up in Middletown, New Jersey and I am fortunate to have had a very unique basketball experience.   I played high school basketball at Middletown North from 2009-2012.  I won a championship there and was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame.  After North I went on to play basketball at the University of Rhode Island and eventually got into coaching there once I graduated.  I then went on to coach at UConn from 2018-2022.  I currently work for a sports marketing firm where I still work directly with hundreds of division I basketball programs.

My wife and I had a son in in 2022 and decided to move back to Middletown to have him grow up around family.  As soon as we got back to the area I began planning Next Level basketball.  I believe it is my duty to help positively impact the basketball community in Middletown and the surrounding areas.  I have learned so much about basketball over the last ten years at the Division I level and I am beyond excited to teach it in my hometown.  

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Elite Trainers

Nick McManigal

Nick is currently the Thorne Middle School Basketball Coach.  He played at Middletown South and serves as an Elite Trainer for Next Level basketball.  He is also the NBA commissioner for Next Level Basketball Summer camp.  He works directly with Eric and James on developing skill plans to help our athletes get their game to the next level.

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James Cochran

James served as the Middletown North boys freshman coach last season and currently serves as an Elite Trainer for Next Level basketball.  He is the NCAA commissioner for Next Level Basketball Summer camp.  He works directly with Eric and Nick on developing skill plans to help our athletes get their game to the next level.

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