Elite Hoop Effects sets the standard for developing individuals, teams and coaches. Building a solid foundation of understanding is the key! At Elite Hoop Effects we work with all aspects of development: Emotional, Technical, Physical and Intellectual. Bringing years of player, coaching and business experience to the table we pull out all stops to empower individuals to be the best they can be. We don’t just build great athletes we build great individuals!

Over the years we have watched basketball shift from the development of player fundamentals to the execution of plays. We believe that the focus on teaching plays, rather than teaching the critical fundamentals of the game, fails to build a solid foundation for the individual player. Elite Hoop Effects is focused on the foundation and building a smart, well-rounded player both personally and athletically.

Our coaches TEACH and develop players with passion and commitment. If you are looking for a program where everyone gets a trophy simply for participating, Elite Hoop Effects is not for you. Our Players are recognized for their ability to meet and refine their goals. Elite Hoop Effects teaches life skills through basketball. Every player who enters our program will be individually evaluated and assigned a coach who will work with them to set S.M.A.R.T. goals based on their individual needs, motivational traits and learning styles.

Coach JD Taylor

JD Taylor has been on the court nearly his whole life, fourth of the five Taylor boys, all with a passion for basketball that attended Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington.  JD was one of the most popular and well decorated athletes in Juanita High School history.  JD was instrumental in leading Juanita to their one and only state basketball title.  JD was touted as the best all-around player in the state and could play every position on the court.


After playing for 3 years at the University of Washington, JD transferred to Western Washington University where he was the teams leading scorer and MVP and receiving 2nd team All American honors.  After a short post college playing career JD has been working diligently on player training and development, working with CBA and college players.  JD's passion is teaching and developing kids.


Coach Taylor's passion for the game, excellent coaching tutelage, superior basketball IQ and outstanding court sense combine to form one of the best player developer and coach you will find.


Run n Gun located in Billings,Montana is a brother program to Elite Hoop Effects training under the same philosophy and mission.