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Meet the Trainer

A native of Arkansas City, Kansas, Damien Lolar attended Junior College at Cowley County Community College. There, Damien received First Team All Conference and First Team All Region. Following a stellar two year run with Cowley, Lolar finished out his college career with West Texas A & M, a highly recruited student athlete. In his two years there, Lolar was one of the best players to wear the Buffs’ jersey; where he broke the most points in a single game and most points in a season. He also was admitted to the WTAM’s Hall of Fame after reaching the top 5 for points in a career - in only 2 years.

Post college, Lolar’s professional career included stints in numerous countries and Championships in China and Columbia. Damien pursued a professional career domestically playing 2 years in the NBA D-league, where he scored a career high 36 points. He spent the 2007 off season with the Denver Nuggets and the 2008 season in the ABA with the Oklahoma Stallions, where he averaged 32.7 points per game. After sustaining a shoulder injury that brought a premature end to his career, Verve came to life in the Spring of 2014 in order to provide the leadership and development that he yearned for, to others.

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Meet the Team

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Roc Rogers




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Quinton Jackson




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Shane Bosek




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Grant Harbo





Upcoming Events

  • 13th Annual Verve Basketball Academy Summer Grind
    13th Annual Verve Basketball Academy Summer Grind
    Tue, Jun 18
    Jun 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – Aug 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Mounds View, 5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112, USA
    12 week intense basketball academy tailored towards development on the court and off. Athletes will be pushed on all levels to gradually grow in all areas of the game by one of the premier basketball academies in Minnesota!
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Let's Talk About Verve 

Jericho Sims

The University of Texas

“Damien emphesized having fun with basketball and he used his creativity to make me better with my moves. You can expect him to crack jokes while also being serious, but just know that you will improve on the court.

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Personal Training Sessions

Personalized skill training, athletes will be pushed  to the MAX. Maximum REPS, Extreme attention to detail! Private training is recommended mostly for players with and understanding of their dreams and the work it takes to achieve them.​

Ball-Handling | Shooting | Passing | Basketball IQ | Court Awareness

Small Group Training

Small group is training groups of 3-6 working a private setting towards a specific goal. This is typically used for team captains, family members and friends working in the same direction. Intensity is high and the reps take maximum focus. Come ready to work and push your skills on and off the court.

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Verve Group/Monthly Training

Recommended for athletes who are invested in the long process! Leadership, Accountability, Hard Work, Massive Amount of Reps. Come ready to work!!!!!​

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(612) 859-5795

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