The Team That Goes Beyond Basketball

We build relationships that allow us to challenge you to strive for your fullest potential as a player. And, as a human being. We develop people — not just players.

Our Team

Mike Lee

Founder/CEO


Starting with 1 basketball camp in 2003, Mike has taken Thrive3 from his college apartment to an international brand. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Fuqua School of Business and Coach K Leadership Conference, served as the Assistant Director for the inaugural Stephen Curry Skills Academy and worked events for NIKE Basketball. He’s also a keynote speaker and the author of UN/TRAIN, a book that inspires people to tap into their own personal power through mindfulness.

“It was a pleasure to work with Mike Lee at the Stephen Curry Skills Academy. He brought innovated skills work, and combined this with hands-on enthusiasm for what he’s teaching to make every camper better, including myself.”
– Stephen Curry

Luke Meier

Director of Training


A former college player and coach at UW-Eau Claire Luke has been with Thrive3 for close to 10 years. Since then he’s directed hundreds of camps, spoken at numerous coaches clinics and trained players all the way up to the NBA level. Luke’s ability to connect with each individual he trains gives him the ability to push them to their potential.

“Luke Meier is one of the best young teachers of basketball in the state. He is a class act with tremendous character and has a great ability to motivate young players. I had the opportunity to watch Luke when he spent a day at my basketball camp. I was impressed with his energy and I know he made our kids better players. I would strongly recommend him.”
– Jerry Petitigoue, Executive Director, WBCA

Drew Windler

Skill Development Trainer


Drew is a 2014 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville where in his senior season he started every game and led the team in three-point FG percentage. Prior to Belmont, Drew was a 3rd team All-SoCon performer at Samford University. A former overseas professional, Drew’s wide array of playing experience combined with his attention to detail, and passion for the game and players, make him an extremely valuable part of our team.

“Drew is a young man who knows firsthand the value of an efficient training program and what it takes to become an elite athlete. Most importantly he has a passion for this work, enjoys teaching and working with young athletes.”
– Rick Byrd, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Belmont

Ben Fischer

Skill Development Trainer


As a former college player, and current assistant coach at Milwaukee Pius XI, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Thrive3. After a successful playing career and through his work as a coach, he’s developed a great ability to connect with young people from all types of backgrounds, develop relationships and challenge them to reach their potential both on and off the court. Because of his ability to relate, not only is he a great teacher of the game, he implements lessons that transcend basketball.

“A Pius graduate who played point guard for his team, his leadership, passion, and intelligence of the game have transitioned so smoothly to his coaching profession. His rapport and respect he has received from his players is so apparent in their relationship.”
– Joel Classen

Sam Price

Girls Division Director


Basketball success is maximizing the unique combination of your physical talents, mental approach and basketball skills. This is the definition of Sam Price’s basketball career. Training with Mike Lee since a sophomore in high school, Sam went on to play NCAA DI and DII basketball. At Saint Cloud State she was All-League, joined the 1,000 point club and hold’s NCAA DII records for career and single season Free Throw %. Bringing her work ethic, passion and love for seeing kids succeed —Sam joins Thrive3 as our Girl’s Division Director.

“Sam’s energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball is contagious. She is very knowledgeable and has the ability to break down the fundamentals and challenge players at any age. Sam’s passion has been proven through her drive to inspire others to become the best they can be.”
 Lori Fish

Rainer Meisterjahn

Mental Coach | Courtex Performance


Over the past several years, Dr. Meisterjahn has provided mental skills training services for basketball players at all levels, including the NCAA Division-I, FIBA, and the NBA. Specifically, he has assisted players in building mental toughness, increasing focus, and improving communication. Rainer is the owner of Courtex Performance which serves players and coaches from across the world. Learn more at courtexperform.com

Rainer has been a great influence both personally and professionally throughout my NBA career. He helped me take my mental game to the next level and become a more well-rounded and effective player. Rainer will do the same for you.”
– Tobias Harris
Orlando Magic

Our Philosophy

Most skill work doesn’t get the results you want. You put in a ton of work, but does it actually translate to the game? Real skill work builds a foundation. A foundation with your handle allows you to split ball screens.  A foundation with footwork that helps score out of triple threat. A foundation with feel that improves your basketball IQ and gives you the ability to make great decisions.  We Create Skills, not drills.

Most people ask us what our process is. And, if you’re looking for a cookie cutter answer you’re not going to find one. We evaluate, give feedback and create custom micro-drills on the fly. Every single training session or camp is customized to meet the individual needs of each player. If a drill is too easy you’ll be challenged. Too difficult? We’ll break down the skill on your level.

Trusted by Basketball's 1%

“Mike Lee worked with me on many basketball instructional projects. His teaching methods are state-of-the-art, and he gets student-athletes to improve their fundamental skills, while having fun doing it.” – Brian James

“Mike is the one of the best trainers in the country because of his attention t detail. It’s individual one on one attention, even in groups or camps, that cater to where you need improvement most. During my free time I’ll be training with him because he’s elite.” – Malcolm Brogdon

“I’ve been working with Thrive3 since my sophomore year in high school and would not be where I’m at without their training. As my game progressed, so did the training. From working on my shot in high school, to making detailed ball screen reads at the pro level, they’ve been there always helping me get to the next level. I highly recommend working with them.” – Carrington Love

 “Mike Lee is committed to developing the player to become the best possible player they can be…All levels of basketball development could use more Mike Lees, which would make all coaches’ jobs easier.” – Dee Brown, NBA Assistant Coach, 12 Year NBA Veteran

Get Ready to Thrive3.

Join us today to take your mind, body and skills to the next level.

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