Jay J., Ina, IL Basketball Coach

Jay J.



College coach and former collegiate basketball player. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
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  • Concordia College (AL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Post Moves, Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Reading the Floor, Agility, Attacking the Rim, Pick and Roll


  • Concordia College (AL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Post Moves, Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Reading the Floor, Agility, Attacking the Rim, Pick and Roll

More About Coach Jay

I have been giving private basketball sessions in Baton Rouge since 2008. My coaching is based on the principles I learned from my own private coach, and incorporates the drills I found most helpful as a collegiate player.

I enjoy working with players of all ages and levels, but I especially enjoy the challenge of coaching teenagers, because with them I can make the biggest difference in their game. My specialties include fundamentals, dribbling, footwork, post moves, inside-pivot moves, playing off screens, the pick-and-roll, eliminating unnecessary movement, and developing mental toughness. I focus on teaching when and how to use a move based on the defender’s position and balance.

I start my sessions with a dynamic warm up, followed by skill and footwork development, conditioning, shooting, and tons of repetition. When my athlete is ready, I’ll play live 1-on-1 defense to simulate a game context. After each session, I want my athlete to feel an immediate, concrete improvement in his or her game."

I have been associated with the game of basketball since 1982. I grew up playing at the Sports Academy under Coach Les Roberts. My mentor is Coach Harvey Adger. I played on the collegiate level for three years at Concordia College in Selma.

I. Defensive Slides/Three minutes - (width of free throw line) three sets: 30 seconds on/off (27 is great)

II. Backboard Taps/Six Minutes - (with ball) 40 in a row: 10 right/left/alternating/both, rest 30 seconds, repeat three sets

III. Backboard Touch/Three minutes -- Start at free-throw line, sprint and slap backboard with both hands (net), sprint back and touch free throw line, repeat: 30 seconds on/off: 3 sets (11-plus is great)

IV. Mikan/Three minutes - (Hook right and left) 30 seconds on/off: three sets (17-plus is great)

V. Shooting Drill "10"/Six minutes - Begin at court 10 feet inside sideline; sprint and receive pass at one of 10 spots; if make, sprint out and touch court on opposite side and then come back for second shot on that side; repeat side to side until you follow shot and get your own rebound-shoot until you make it; then sprint out to touch court. If it is made, passer will rebound for you. Rest one minute and repeat, three sets. Shoot with in your range; vary spots.

VI. Heavy Rope or Regular Rope/Five minutes -- Alternate skips after 25 repetitions...run the rope...begin with right foot only/left/both/alternate/scissors/cross feet/twice under/crossover with arms: then repeat everything with rope in opposite direction (jump backwards) Note: Follow heavy rope directions only for regular jump rope

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Client Reviews

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Good session, showed me some fundamental stuff to work on

Great and dedicated coach. My sons skills are improving even after 2 sessions and this translates into his confidence generally. We are looking forward to working with him more

Awesome coaching very professional and very encouraging daughter loved working with him and the push he gave her highly recommend Coach Jay money well spent.

Coach Jay was awesome! Coach Jay is very patient, experienced, knowledgeable, and flexible with his schedule. My daughter is more confident than ever after the sessions and drills with Coach Jay. I can see a huge difference in the improvements in her skills and look forward to to my daughters growth throughout our sessions. Thanks Coach Jay!!

Coach Jay was great...very knowledgeable, and seemed to have great interest in my son's well being! Offered valuable information concerning my son's future and I love that his schedule is flexible with our busy schedule! I would definitely recommend Coach J!

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I thought Jay was focused and made good progress with Richard in a number of areas. My wife and I are quite pleased.

Coach Jay really focused on my daughter’s strengths and weaknesses. She left her first lesson with a heightened sense of self confidence.

Excellent Coach, looking forward to training more with him!

Coach J is a great coach that understands the game and really wants to help you get better.

Coach Jay is a great coach ! He really pays attention to details and works you to your fullest! I recommend him to anyone trying to get better and looking for a great motivating trainer !

Awesome coach

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Coach Jay had a great plan in place! I was amazed how many good drills he applied in just 1 hour!

Coach Jay was great. I look forward to my daughter continuing to work with him. I will most defiantly recommend him to family and friends.

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Coach J is a great basketball coach! I'm a point guard going into the 9th grade. Coach shows me new drills that help me do my position better.

My son have learned a lot in only one week. He is looking forward to his next session.

Coach J workout was great and learn some new drills to do at home. They actually take their time to work with you and show you what to do.

Coach J, met with my 8 year old son on yesterday for a 1 on 1, basketball training. He was very professional, consistent, and patient with my child. My son enjoyed working with Coach J, and we continue to use him weekly to strengthen my son's development within the game. I would recommend Coach J, to anyone of all ages who would like to sharpen their skills within the game of basketball or just becoming a better overall athlete.

Coach Jay is really passionate about basketball. Also, he has the patience, knowledge, and understanding of how develop and mold the talent of the player. One month ago, my daughter detested the sport and had no skills. Since working with coach Jay, she is developing as a player and starting to enjoy playing. I highly recommend Jay as a coach for anyone.

I love watching my son shoot now since he has been working with Coach J. I think he is square with the goal and he is more effective in triple threat. I drive one hour away to train with Coach J. He is the best in Louisiana.
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