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Derek Piccini, Paramus, NJ Basketball Coach

Derek Piccini

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As a former college basketball player, currently a varsity and JV basketball coach, and K-12 physical education teacher, I am capable of working with athletes of any age group! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$140 3 sessions ($47/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Derek. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$425 10 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Game Analysis
Online Training for a single athlete

As a part of this package I will take game film that you record and analyze that game. Stats and a small improvement plan will be provided and explained to you. Please contact for more information.

Session Length: 1 hour

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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Shooting Analysis
Online Training for a single athlete

In this package I will take a look at your shooting form and prescribe drills that you can do to improve on your own!

Session Length: 1 hour

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

Get trained and bring a friend!

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Rowan University (NJ)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

Credentials

  • Rowan University (NJ)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Derek

My coaching experience includes 3 years as a boys varsity head coach at Hoboken High School and 4 additional years as a JV and assistant varsity coach. I have trained both boys and girls at the high school and middle school levels. I have worked at many basketball camps, including Eddie Jordan's Basketball Camp at Rutgers University. As a K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher, I am comfortable working with any age group. Other certifications include CPR/AED.

I was a four year varsity starter at Ridgefield Memorial High School where I was a captain for 3 years, scored 1,153 points, and voted 2nd team all Bergen County my senior year. I played college basketball at Rowan University in which my most proud statistic is drawing over 30 charges in 25 games.

A typical session will be to improve the athlete mentally and physically from the ground up. I utilize our first session to evaluate the athlete and try to understand where improvements can be made. I start with basic mechanics to make sure they can be perfect at the small things to make the greatest improvements. The rest of the sessions will consist of drills that will improve the athlete in what will make THAT ATHLETE the best possible basketball player they can be.
What a GENERAL session will consist of. Sessions typically last 1 hour.
8-10 Minutes: Form Shooting
5-10 Minutes: Ball Handling / Ball Skills Warm-up
15-20 Minutes: Learning of new skill
15-20 Minutes: Read and react of new skill
3-5 Minutes: Lesson review. "Homework" given to athlete to practice between sessions.
**FYI** I do not travel in to NYC for session.

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Client Reviews

Derek is great!

We had our first session with Coach Derek yesterday and it was awesome! We will be booking regular sessions with him.

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Coach Derek, albeit in a short period of time, has made such a huge impact on my 11-year old son. After just one session he knew exactly what had to get done and came up with a very solid plan. Additionally, he is incredibly responsive and works with you to come up with a schedule that is convenient, while also remaining flexible. I highly recommend him!

My son enjoys working out with Derek - he’s focused with patience—-and he provides takeaways for the student when session concludes.

Coach Derek was professional and kind. We have booked 3 more sessions so more reviews to come.

Derek is very knowledgeable and patient. He builds upon what he is teaching every week and we see very real changes and results. Fantastic coach

Very impressed with the way he worked with my son from the first meeting. Thank you.

Coach Derek is great and more handsome than the picture looks. We run the first class for diagnose of my'son's basic skills. The weakness is pointed out and looking forward to the next steps for more coaching.

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The first session with Coach Derek was better than expected. We knew he had plenty of knowledge, and reviews were already good. But his teaching style was patient and excellent, and he covered several different areas very thoroughly in just one hour. Absolutely will be doing more sessions with Coach Derek.

coach derek is an amazing coach we trained online and hope to do more training online and one day in new jersey when i go there i am willing and dedicated to train with him

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Coach Derek was great. In a short amount of time he covered all the main points we wanted to progress in. Already I can see more confidence in her game and she enjoyed the time and practice which is difficult at this age.

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Great first session.

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My son was very happy after the first session and is looking forward going to next session.

We are very happy with Coach Derek. He is very knowledgeable and is helping my son with the skills he needs to work on to improve his game. He has him doing great drills, works well with him and motivates him to do better. We also like the feedback after every session. Would definitely recommend!

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This was my 7 year old son, Ethan's first experience with a personal coach and coach Derek did a great job making him feel comfortable right away, which set the tone for his first session. He was patient and effective at starting with the fundamentals in a way that was fun for Ethan and made him want to keep trying. I can see how Coach Derek will help Ethan not only improve in the game of basketball but also develop his own love for the game.

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Coach Derek started working right away with my son and wasted no time. He is knowledgeable, patient, and definitely made a connection with my son. In just one session we learned so many new tips to work on. Looking forward to working with Coach Derek again.

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Brett is improving after each session with Derek. He is a very good coach

Our experience with coach Derek was great my son felt confident as soon as he spoke to him and started improving right away, we will definitely recommend him!

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Coach Derek is great. After only 2 sessions, Sean's game has already improved. He cannot wait until his next session.

Excellent teacher with good skill practice Ciach didn't waste time and used the hr very goid

Coach Derek was great! My son enjoyed the way he explained everything and how eager he was to help my son with his trouble areas. All with positive comments. We are sticking with Coach Derek because after the first session, we could see how it will strengthen my son's game.

Derek was an awesome coach. He worked on the exact items my son needed help with and we will continue to use him.

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Coach Piccini was a great trainer last summer, and I plan on working with him again this summer. Not only did he push me to my full potential but he made coming to the sessions that much more enjoyable. I saw a drastic improvement in my game, and my skills improved daily!
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