As if there was something that Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry couldn’t do, he will now be taking to the classroom — as an online basketball instructor. Curry has teamed up with MasterClass and will be teaching fundamentals through video lessons, according to ESPN.
The two-time MVP is already one of the NBA’s most dynamic players, so learning from his rigorous practice regimens would surely be helpful to any youth hoping to go far in the world of basketball.
“If I think about where I was when I was 13, if I had access to this type of curriculum, I would have been a much better player faster,” Curry said. He will serve as the site’s first basketball instructor, and says that the practice of teaching will benefit his own game as well.
“I get to assess my own game and see what I could have done better, like when I get into a pick-and-roll situation, or a situation where I have to make quick decisions, you can freeze at that moment and explain everything that can possibly happen with all the different outcomes and why I chose to do what I did, versus what I could have done better,” he adds.
Having already featured some of the biggest names in their respective industries like Gordon Ramsay, Martin Scorsese, and Serena Williams, MasterClass serves as an online educational platform that anyone can access with specific or all-access memberships. For Curry’s classes alone, the enrollment fee is $90.
Intricate lessons that will be highlighted in his course include, but are not limited to ball-handling, creating offense, shooting techniques, balancing movement on the floor, and finishing at the rim. However, there is no dunking lesson. “If you’re looking for that, then this is the wrong place to go,” Curry joked.
The classes are aimed toward both beginner and intermediate basketball players, with Curry putting an emphasis on the repetition of fundamentals and hoping that students will learn to ease their way into their roles on the court.
“It’s a lot of time that I put into it, and it’s not like I just woke up one day and was like, ‘You know what, I just want to start shooting and doing all these crazy things on the floor.’ If kids work on it, or if they put the time in like I did, they can do that, too,” Curry stated.
For the two-time champ, the maturation process is key. Working with MasterClass just seemed like a good opportunity that came at the right time for him, and he’s happy that he’ll be able to serve as an influence to many of the youth who look up to him.
“It took me a while to learn how to practice and do the drills the right way. I want people to see how I invest in my game, how I train, what I do in my workouts and what’s my mental approach. So when the opportunity with MasterClass came about to put a class together where I can show people my unique way of playing this game, it was [a] natural fit. The goal is for everybody to get better and enjoy basketball more. I want them to push and challenge themselves, and hopefully they see the game differently.”