Ivan has worked with my son and helped him become a stronger, faster, and overall better basketball player. In addition to developing conditioning programs and basketball drills, Ivan helped my son adjust his diet to one that is appropriate for an athlete. Leading by example, Ivan instills values such as hard work, discipline, resilience, and optimism. My son has greatly benefited from working with Ivan both on the basketball court and off. Ivan is an excellent trainer, one of the best, and I recommend him highly.
Mike & Sheila Walsh
CEO of LexisNexis
Ivan Tchatchouwo has been working with my teenage son for several years, with a focus on sports performance training and basketball skill development. He is knowledgeable and passionate about working with youth athletes and improving their performance in sports. Ivan impressively stresses the importance of effort, accountability and the development of leadership skills as part of his training vision.
General Counsel Bessemer Venture Partners
I cannot count how many times I have heard in conversations about youth basketball that, “The coach means everything.” When a young player is fortunate enough to be coached by Ivan, he or she will get everything and more. Ivan maximizes his playing experience and conditioning expertise to position himself as a premier coach and trainer. What elevates him to extraordinary levels is his personal investment in each player. Ivan fully understands how every individual is different and is able to not only help players realize their potential fully, but also blend these differences into winning team chemistries. All of this is accomplished with necessary intensity, yet balanced with even more vital compassion and realization of what is most essential in development. Ivan’s players, while steadily improving their own basketball abilities, love playing for him, and that is the most important testimonial of all.
Equity Trade for Bloomberg Tradebook
Ivan has been working with my son now for going on 2 years (12 – 14 years of age). My son has high aspirations to play professional basketball in his future. While my son appears to have some raw talent, he has many things to learn both specific to basketball, as well as general athleticism, health, well-being, confidence and focus. Ivan has been instrumental in that turnaround. He has consistently personalized his approach to my son; honing in on the key areas where my son can improve and get on a stable and reliable path toward reaching his ambitions. Ivan has also very positively affected my son’s confidence and focus. Ivan’s also just been a great friend and coach to my son. I would highly recommend Ivan and his practice to any parent and child looking to optimize their well-being, confidence and focus!
Senior Partner, Hands On (HR and Organizational Development Consulting)
“The Zone and Ivan has helped me and are still helping with in my near future they push me they hold accountable for everything I do and that’s what I love about Ivan and the Zone. He knows what it takes to be great and successful at anything you do and working with Ivan he’s going to get you to your goals and dreams as long as your willing to work hard and make no excuses. Understanding my body and how certain parts of my body work is helping me for my upcoming season because it is important to understand and know your body and knowing the importance of staying healthy as a athlete for a longer career”.
University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Alumni
Professional Basketball Player
“Basketball is a game that can teach so many important life lessons. Coach Ivan has proven to me that he knows the complete game of basketball – both on and off the court. He has a true love for the game and is a very caring, positive role model for his players. He knows how to quickly recognize abilities and can concurrently identify areas to focus on. He has great energy and the technical skills necessary to play along side his players, often through live training and instruction. He teaches the importance of hard work and the rewards that come along with it. Players enjoy training with him and respect him as a player, a coach and a great person. His presence is a perfect balance between positive energy, training and mentorship. “
COO Stabilis Capital Management
“The Zone has continuously helped push me out of my comfort zone in order for me to reach my goals. His hard work, energy, passion, and knowledge of training has helped me reach new heights I never thought I would. He does whatever it takes to push you to be better each and every time you train with him. He has also helped me get in the best shape of my life. The Zone is one of the best I’ve worked with in helping me understand my body and building my game back up!”
University of Maryland’s women’s basketball alumni
University of Maryland’s Director of player personnel and recruiting operations
“Ivan is revolutionizing basketball instruction with Into The Zone camps/clinics! His dedication to the game and commitment to the athlete’s success is what all young striving basketball players need! Ivan is focused on using basketball to shape athletes’ future on and off the court. He will provide top of the line skill development and share wealthy knowledge that can change lives for all athletes, all ages! If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, get INTO THE ZONE!”