Kristin Haynie – Ignite Basketball Trainer

Fall in love with the process of becoming great and the results take care of themselves.

Who is Kristin Haynie?

photo 2Kristin is someone who wants to give back to the game of basketball and help the youth achieve their dreams and goals.

As a four-year letterwinner, Kristin was one of the most successful players in Spartan history. Kristin was MSU’s career leader in assists (574) and steals (346) as well as eighth in school history in points (1,199) and 16th in rebounding (601) . She is the fourth player men or women in Big Ten history to reach career totals of 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals . Kristin helped take the Spartans to the national final game against Baylor in 2005 and was the ninth pick in the WNBA Draft, taken by the Sacramento Monarchs and helped lead the Monarchs to a WNBA Championship in 2005. Kristin then went on to play 7 years professionally in the WNBA and overseas before hanging up the shoes to coach at Eastern Michigan for 2 seasons and Central Michigan for 3 seasons winning a 2017 Conference Championship with the Chippewas.

Why train with Kristin?

Even after all of the accomplishments Kristin was able to achieve, she realizes that she could have even given more to her game. Growing up, Kristin had limited to no training outside of the coaching she received from the teams she participated in. With a natural talent and feel for the game, Kristin immediately found her love and passion. Growing up, Kristin never had the opportunity to focus on the core fundamentals of basketball through a mentor outside of practices and games.

While playing overseas, Kristin had the opportunity to play and compete against girls much younger than she was. Noticing the raw talent and under developed skills of some of the younger players, she realized the opportunity for quick enhancement. With additional 1 on 1 training, focused specifically to the under developed fundamentals of their game, these players would be competing at a much greater ability. A large reason that Kristin decided to begin a coaching career stemmed from these very reasons.

While coaching, Kristin realized this type of training needed to happen much sooner than college. How much of an impact would pure 1 on 1 fundamental training and skills development have been on these players while beginning their basketball careers? The answer: limitless.

Kristin is excited for the opportunity to work with the youth to help them achieve the best basketball they are capable of.