“I love the way Daniel breaks the individual skills down as well as challenges each participant to get outside of their comfort level and improve through failure. They work hard, make mistakes and learn in the process.”

Ruth Sinn, St. Thomas University Head Women’s Basketball Coach & Parent – St. Paul, Minnesota

Through my 11 years coaching basketball at the youth, high school, and collegiate level, I have come across a lot of trainers and Daniel Makepeace and the guys at Pure Intensity Basketball are by far the best in the business. They do a great job of coming up with specific training programs for players of any talent or skill level and despite being in high demand they are still VERY reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Pure Intensity Basketball to any player that is looking to take their game to the next level.”

Ben Davis, Dakota County Technical College Head Men’s Basketball Coach & Minnesota Fury Boys Basketball Club Director – Rosemount, Minnesota

“Pure Intensity’s format and methods provide players with not only the knowledge and skill set needed to be a better player, but also an understanding of the importance of game speed practice. Their commitment to player development is demonstrated by their individualized programs and the follow up that is expected after each session. Players will see results.”

Kerri Stockwell, Hamline University Head Women’s Basketball Coach – St. Paul, Minnesota

“Our basketball program had the opportunity to work with Daniel Makepeace of Pure Intensity Basketball. This program pushed the girls to the max, helping them improve as individual players and as a team. I was very impressed by Daniel’s professionalism and willingness to accommodate our needs. Pure Intensity is definitely a worthwhile program, and I highly recommend it!”

Joe Behnke, Hudson High School Head Girls Basketball Coach – Hudson, Wisconsin

“Our basketball program has worked with Danny Makepeace and Pure Intensity Basketball for the past two off-seasons. This program has pushed our players to another level of basketball. He has helped each player reach a level that they didn’t know was possible and in doing so, not only improved each player individually but our entire program as well. I have always been impressed with Danny’s ability to reach each and every player. He is charismatic and brings great energy each and every time he is in the gym with our players. The players love the workouts and we have seen great results because of Danny and his program. I highly recommend Danny and Pure Intensity Basketball for all programs”

Joe Belka, Rogers High School Head Boys Basketball Coach – Rogers, Minnesota

“Our players choose Danny Makepeace and Pure Intensity Basketball because of his ability to simply make them better. He utilizes challenging drills that focus on every detail, coupled with effective teaching techniques to enable the players to reach their potential sooner and more consistently. Our players go to Danny because they know he cares about player improvement and getting players to work hard to be their best.”

Liz Carpentier, Farmington High School Head Girls Basketball Coach – Farmington, Minnesota

“I can’t thank Pure Intensity Basketball enough for all the work they’ve done with our kids over the last 5 years. We have gone from middle of the pack to three straight conference championships and a State Runner-Up finish. We have produced three college basketball players, and 2 scholarship players in the last 2 years after not having a college basketball player come out of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in almost 30 years. This is all because of the hard work they have put in with the kids of our program. Personally, I cannot thank them enough for the work they have done with my son, Tim. He has gone from a small division 3 basketball recruit to getting full scholarship attention.”

Mark Wagner, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School Head Boys Basketball Coach & Parent – Galesville, Wisconsin

“Daniel Makepeace and his partners at Pure Intensity Basketball do an amazing job of creating drills that emphasize footwork and mechanics of the game. Many trainers we have worked with in the past seem to think if the players leave the gym sweating then they had a good workout. The workouts designed by Pure Intensity are specific to game like situations and they push our players to get out of their comfort zone. Daniel works with our players to prepare them for the upcoming season, and I would trust no other basketball specific training than Pure Intensity.”

Ray Brodeur, Former Andover High School Head Girls Basketball Coach & Parent – Andover, Minnesota

“Pure Intensity Basketball does an outstanding job of challenging players at the fundamental level. Danny Makepeace is one of the best I have seen at breaking down a skill in a new and innovative way, and then building the skill back into a game-like situation. It truly allows the players to learn and expand their game at a higher level. Each workout myself, coaching staff and players were more and more impressed with the energy and knowledge Danny would bring into the gym. I would highly recommend Pure Intensity Basketball to any and all players and these workouts really do help players take their game to the next level.”

Jennifer Wagner, Forest Lake High School Head Girls Basketball Coach – Forest Lake, Minnesota

“As a coach and parent, I’ve had an opportunity to work with and observe a number of different trainers, but once we started with Danny, I can confidently say that we saw immediate and lasting results. Danny brings a level of intensity, creativity, encouragement, and focus to each session that is second to none. The kids leave with immediate improvements to their game, due to the attention to detail and the game speed in which each drill is performed. Danny has a sincere desire for each of his students to become a better player and pushes each of them to reach their potential. My kids look forward to each of their sessions with Danny because they know they will always receive a great workout. I encourage anyone who has been trying to find a trainer that can take their player to the next level, to try Danny at Pure Intensity! You will not be disappointed.”

Sondra Chadwick, Former Farmington High School Head Girls Basketball Coach & Parent – Farmington, Minnesota

“Daniel Makepeace of Pure Intensity Basketball came to our school for two hours of fundamental individual skill development. Danny packed so much into two hours, was so efficient and effective with his time and coaching that not only myself but all the girls were impressed to the point of trying to immediately schedule another session. I have watched a lot of basketball training and Danny does the best I have seen. Quite simply the girls improved dramatically in a very short amount of time!!”

Ellen Wiese, Orono High School Head Girls Basketball Coach – Orono, Minnesota

“Pure Intensity Basketball came to our gym this summer and ran our players through some amazing workouts. I had multiple players telling me afterwards that it was ‘awesome,’ ‘just what they need,’ and ‘totally worth it.’ I would highly recommend Coach Makepeace and plan on having him back in the future, although for selfish reasons I hope no one else in our section does!”

Mike Engelhaupt, Former Blaine High School Head Girls Basketball Coach – Blaine, Minnesota

“Danny and the Pure Intensity staff bring an energy that is contagious and drills that challenge both the body and mind.”

Andy Meinhardt, Bloomington Jefferson High School Head Girls Basketball Coach & Minnesota Metro Stars Basketball Club Director – Bloomington, Minnesota

“Thank you for coming to Big Lake for a coaching clinic. It was the best three hours I have spent preparing for a season. I am coaching a 7th grade girls team as well as K-1 boys team and I feel I got something to help with both!”

Keith Terlinden, Big Lake Youth Basketball Association & Parent – Big Lake, Minnesota

“Teaching young kids the fundamentals at an early age is critical to their long-term development. If you don’t learn the fundamentals of the game early on and practice them at game speed you won’t be able to perform in critical game situations. Daniel’s teaching and philosophy facilitates that development. Our daughter loves working with Dan and looks forward to being pushed, working hard and improving every time!”

David and Kelli Hall, Parents – Chanhassen, Minnesota

“Daniel has been a very influential person to all 3 of my children. He has brought their game to a whole new level by working on drills, challenging them past their comfort level, practicing at game speed and breaking down the skills/drills when needed. Not only does Daniel bring basketball knowledge to the trainings, he also works as a mentor, confidence booster and gives them guidance in all areas of life. It is amazing to listen to my children after a practice. Their confidence and love for the game is seen through them.”

Jane Becker, Parent – Andover, Minnesota

“I can’t say enough about Daniel and Pure Intensity Basketball. Daniel customizes the drills for each level, breaks it down, pushes kids to the max, and yet still makes it fun. He really is passionate about the game and passes the intensity on to the kids with his unique drills. Daniel is one of a kind.”

Kristi Halverson, Parent – Upsala, Minnesota

“Our son Isaac’s skill level has advanced immensely since working with Daniel and has far exceeded our expectations. We would, and have, recommend Daniel’s training to anyone who is serious about advancing their basketball skill level and understanding of the game.”

Michael and Dawn Derman, Parents – Bend, Oregon

“Daniel is very well organized with a great variety of drills that are both educational and challenging. He pushes my son Adam hard but is still very positive and keeps the pace of the sessions moving which helps the players stay interested and motivated. I really enjoy how Daniel stresses footwork and efficiency in their movements and I really believe he is in the skill development profession to really help kids improve versus just seeing it as a business. It is also great to get a summary sheet at the end of every session so Adam can practice the skills on his own.”

Joe Schleper, Parent – Delano, Minnesota

“Daniel Makepeace has been the key ingredient my son needed to up his game. Daniel’s fast pace practice kept him interested, his unique drills kept him hungry for more, his optimism leaked out and into my son at each session. My son is a dramatically different ball player now after he had worked with Daniel for approximately 5 months. To this day my son still talks about Daniel and wishes he was living here to coach him, he says Daniel is family. So, Daniel does more than motivate, train, strengthen and encourage our children… he brings compassion and love for the kids. If you are looking for a coach/mentor that will bring your child’s level up several notches, not just in the game of basketball, but life… Daniel is the perfect fit. You will be so grateful for the impact he makes on your child. He is incredibly missed in Central Oregon.”

Sherrene Hagenbach, Parent – Redmond, Oregon

“Our son Matthew just finished a weekend tournament. His coach gave him the tournament MVP – he scored 69 points over four games, played good defense and ran the floor. His coach commented on his fitness, desire and aggressiveness since he began working with you. I could not have said it better. Lynn and I appreciate all that you have done for him and we look forward to Matthew working with you even more moving forward.”

Jason and Lynn Waterman, Parents – Chanhassen, Minnesota



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