Take your game to the next level



My professional experience and unique approach will provide the traction necessary for athletes to hit the ground running. I personally work with each trainee to help them achieve their individual athletic goals. I push but I also motivate. Early on, I identify what each client is capable of with my goal being to help them reach, then exceed, that potential, all while learning the game of basketball at an elite level.


Billy Burns has been around the game of basketball since he was five years old. A Syracuse, NY native, Burns was a star at Christian Brothers Academy before moving on to SUNY Geneseo.

After his playing career at SUNY Geneseo, Burns took over as head coach of the Keshequa Indians, a high school team in Nunda, NY. Burns was also responsible for training members of the SUNY Geneseo men's basketball team during the off-season, with two members of that team receiving All-SUNYAC honors under Burns' training.

Burns currently coaches a 14U boy's AAU team for the Syracuse Nets, and has experience working with college programs such as Kansas University,Syracuse University, and the USA Basketball Olympic team in the summer of 2016. Burns also has his USA Basketball coaches certification.  Burns knows what it takes to compete at the highest level, and how important fundamentals are to improving your game.



Billy showed me how to improve my game through intense individual sessions focusing on all aspects of my game. He brings a unique twist to teaching, and really knows how to make you reach your potential. After training with Billy, I felt more confident in my abilities, and it definitely showed on the court.

John Decker

SUNY Geneseo 

2nd Team All-SUNYAC


Billy has an excellent feel for the game and what it takes to prepare for competition including both mentally and physically. He understands how to connect with players and what it takes to get the best out of each person. Billy saw the potential that I had to play at the next level, and encouraged me to pursue that opportunity, driving me to be my best day in and day out.

Caleb Sedore

Lehigh University

Class of 2019



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Billy has helped my game tremendously, and has made a huge impact on the player I am today. His college experiences and knowledge of the game has really helped me grow and I cannot even describe how much of an impact Billy has had on my life. He is like a big brother to me, and someone I look up to. He is everything you want in a trainer that will make sure you can get to the next level.

Isaiah Thousand

Keuka College

Class of 2019


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