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James A., Montgomery, NJ Basketball Coach

James A.

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Former College Basketball Player & NCAA Basketball Coach at New York University (NYU), Oklahoma State & University of Massachusetts. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Introduction Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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Introduction Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$300 3 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$475 5 sessions ($95/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$900 10 sessions ($90/ea) + one-time fee

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Online Training Package
Online Training for a single athlete

Most in depth training package available. Coach Altman will provide a summary of players strengths and weaknesses, along with a long term workout plan to improve all areas.

Session Length: 1 hour

$500 5 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Package
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

Have a friend or teammate you'd like to practice with?

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Hartwick College (NY)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center, Forward

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

Credentials

  • Hartwick College (NY)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center, Forward

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

More About Coach James

Former College Player and Division 1 Basketball Coach. I've had the opportunity to have coached at Oklahoma State University, UMass Amherst, Eastern Kentucky University, Lynn University and at the Division 1 Junior College Level. My goal is to educate my players in all aspects of the game, emphasizing the importance of character, work ethic and improving weaknesses on and off the court. Looking to work with serious players that are willing to make a commitment to the game and to themselves!

4-year Starter at Hartwick College NCAA Division 3

Hartwick College Team Captain

All-Conference Selection. 2nd in School History in 3 pointers made. 3rd in Assists.

Was a member of three Division 1 Coaching staffs. Participated in three Division 1 NCAA tournaments.

Was a 1st Team All-County Selection in HS

Efficiency is the key! I want my players to get more done in our 1 hour workout than they would with 3 hours on their own. We focus on improving the players all around game. Ball handling, shooting, how to use screens properly. Rebounding, post moves, shooting off screens and off the dribble. Having been a college coach, I feel that I can help players identify and improve areas of their game that can get them to the next level, whether it be to make their school team or to play in college. I enjoy working with players who have passion for the game!

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Client Reviews

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James is a great coach who knows the game. He will customize the experience in a way that makes it fun with a focus on improvement.

Excellent coach. Training and workout sessions really helping my son improve his game. Highly recommended.

I have been intense discussing and pointing out mistakes with my son after each of his games. That's when I decided to look for professional help so I looked up the internet and that's how I found coach James. Right after just few sessions of my son with Coach James there's been great improvements to my son's games, confidence is back ang I saw some great improvements overall. His coaching techniques is individualized to my son's style of play and ball handling and I would definitely continue with James and definitely refer him to my friends.

My daughter had one session with Coach James which was awesome, she is so looking forward to continuing her training with Coach James. Very Professional and Knowledgeable, he provides excellent feedback where he will access areas that he feels needs improvement.

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Coach James was knowledgeable, inspiring, and a lot of fun for my son. He kept a quick paced session where he introduced specific drills and then added on to the drills so my son could be successful and feel successful. He can not wait until his next session!!

My son is 11 and has now had about six lessons with coach James. My son has progressed so much since starting lessons with coach James. Coach James is a great basketball instructor and has total knowledge of the game. He is also great in relating his coaching knowledge to my son. My son is very hard on himself and does get frustrated at times when he does not do well. Coach James also talks to my son in a way that makes him feel much better about himself and calms him down. I highly recommend coach James for any age player, he is a true professional.
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Coach James is a professional who is well experienced in training athletes. He responds quickly to my messages and is flexible with scheduling issues. The feedback he provides following each session is thorough and aids in continued training beyond our time with him. As for trainee interaction, he is patient with my son, challenges while also encouraging him by teaching him to focus on the intent of the drill instead of perfecting every minute detail. Additionally, adjustments are made when and where necessary to accommodate my son's skill level during certain exercises. I only have one regret, I wish we were training with Coach James much sooner. If your goal is to improve your child's basketball fundamentals, skills and/or techniques--I suggest you look no further. Coach, thank you!

Coach James has been great with our daughter. He's knowledgeable and patient.

Coach James Altman was amazing! He not only pushed Din past his limits but he was also very encouraging as well. Coach Altman's knowledge for the game is second to none. He provided training that is needed for Din's game to elevate to the next level and also explained the very small details into each and every drill and explained the purpose of the drill as well. Because at the end of the day anyone can put a cone out and tell you to dribble but Coach Altman showed the why, how's and whens when it comes to training an athlete and that is why he is more than a 5 star coach. Thanks again and I am looking forward to seeing Din's progression as he gets older and moves on to the next level. Parents! If your looking for a basketball coach to train your son I would more than recommend Coach Altman because he coached at the highest level there is when it comes to college basketball and is also a very great person as well. Thanks again!

Very thorough work out during the first session. Broke down and analysed my son's game to identify strengths and areas to work on. Looking forward to the future sessions and watching my son's game improve.

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I have taken the training from many other coaches in the past for my boys but no one like coach James. He is definitely exceptional. He is great professional, punctual, teach by examples and very very hard in the training. I have already seen confidence in my boys. Even their teams are jaw struck looking at their performance in the games. It is like suddenly the new players with lot of confidence, perfect shooting and driven by the efforts to take the ball to the hoop. I will recommend Coach James to everyone who are looking to make difference to their kids game. Thank you Coach James for all your guidance.

Excellent. Great drills to better the player's game and conditioning.

Coach James is patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. Quickly identified what he could do to help my son with his deficiencies. My son is a good player but needs encouragement to let him know he is improving. Coach James provides that for him. He is excited to continue the sessions. Will be signing up for more.

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Great Coach! Works on all aspects of the game

Great coach, does a great job with my 13 year old son. He works just as hard as he trains. Will def use again

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Coach James is a great coach, he definitely knew what he was doing and was flexible with his schedule when i had to cancel at the last minute. After one session and doing 3 days of the daily practices he gave me, I am already getting better.

Clash James is a great coach. My son just had a session with him and I already see the difference.

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Coach James knows how to coach basketball. He's positive and instructive. The right combination to build stronger athletes.

Coach James is an excellent coach.

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Great coach! Enthusiastic, encouraging! My son is learning a lot and excited for the sessions!

My daughter is 17 years old and she worked out with coach James for the first time yesterday and all I can say is WOW!!! We are excited about our next session. Coach James ensures my daughter was paying close attention to details and made sure she understood why he wanted her to execute a drill a specific way. While most importantly he made sure she has the correct technique. I can honestly say that so far coach James lives up to his credentials (which are impressive)!

Great coach. Knows the game and has the ability to push players to another level while having fun.
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