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James B., Rancho Cucamonga, CA Basketball Coach

James B.

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YOU DON'T NEED A GYM TO TRAIN. I spent over 30 years coaching, training players & learning from some of the top "elite" coaches out here. Come ready to put in work. NO EXCUSES! View all coaching experience

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  1. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Online Training and Game Film Analysis
Online Training for a single athlete

Now expanding my talents and gifts worldwide. I will review your game film and provide professional feedback and advice on improvements as necessary. Written plans will be produced and we can also connect using Google Ha... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$40 1 session + 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 hour

$250 5 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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  • 30 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

Credentials

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • 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

More About Coach James

On three separate occasions, I have taken programs from the cellar and made the student/athletes better. I have been coaching/training since 1990 and have placed numerous players in college.

1991 to 1993 Ganesha High School, Pomona, CA Volunteer Varsity Boys Assistant Coach CIF Semi-Final Appearance

1993 to 1994 Ayala High School, Chino Hills, CA Head JV Girls Basketball Coach 18-6 (1st year record that was a record for 5 years) Beat Chaffey’s JV 86-6

1994 to 1995 Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA Head JV Girls Basketball Coach Best record in school Beat Ayala’s JV with same Chaffey team that got beat 86-6 previous year

1995 to 1996 Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach 1996 Inland Valley Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Award Team finished 0-26 before I took over. Took that same team to CIF Playoffs in my first year as head varsity coach having played only 16 games for the season due to administrator errors, who also figured they would come in last place and didn't bother to schedule more games. That didn't matter because we still went to the playoffs from hard work and dedication by finishing 3rd in league. A team is a reflection of their coach.

1996 to 1997 Ayala High School, Chino Hills, CA Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Helped team obtained first league title

2005 to 2007 Alta Loma High School, Alta Loma, CA Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach 1st year (2005-2006) beat the previous four coach’s records 2nd year (2006-2007) won 11 games (most since 1996) – One game short of CIF playoffs

2007 to 2008 Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda, CA Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Helped obtain another League Title CIF Semi-Finalist when people predicted 2nd to last place in league

2008 to 2010 Advantage Basketball Camps Assist with various basketball camps in California Los Angeles Sparks Mini Camp (Thru Advantage Basketball Camp) 7/6/2008 – Staples Center

2010 to 2012 Jurupa Hills High School, Fontana, CA - Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach 1st Year School in Existence – 2010 (New) - Right before the start of the 2013 season, I had to stop coaching due to health reasons within the family and job relocation. However, the team I had from the start and trained to that point before departing, went on to win the league championship, as you can see from the banner posted on this site. We went from getting blown out the 1st year in existence to the point of being champions.

I received the 1996 Inland Valley Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Honors in my 1st year as a varsity head coaching after taking over a team that finished 0-26 before I took over and took that same team to the CIF playoffs.

What you need is a REAL basketball skill development program both physically and mentally. You need real workouts that bring new challenges every day and that will push you from start to finish. You need to work on game situations. You also need to work on drills game speed and nothing less.

The hard work stems from continuous conditioning drills during pre-season, fundamental drills, etc.

My goal is to teach the necessary fundamentals in the game of basketball to youths of all ages in a comfortable, safe environment through repetition and positive reinforcement. Many youths are lacking the fundamentals to succeed on and off the court and I would like to help all youths to become as successful as possible.

I strongly believe beginners should develop a love and passion for the game of basketball to be successful, and a confidence in themselves so they will continue to pursue the game at higher levels. The student/athletes will have a lot of fun, but I will also help them reach their potential thru hard work and dedication.

What you need is a REAL basketball skill development program both physically and mentally. You need real workouts that bring new challenges every day and that will push you from start to finish. You need to work on game situations. You also need to work on drills game speed and nothing less. You practice less than game speed, then you will play less than game speed.

Cannot take kids younger than 13 years old at this time.

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Client Reviews

Coach Blakley is a really good coach. He gave me really good tips on how to improve my game. And the drills he had me do were difficult but I know they will help me become a better player.

First session with coach Blakey, my son & I were very impressed with his passionate, training ability. He’s knowledgeable and you can tell he takes personal interest in each player. Helping with their strengths and weakness. My son finished this session with such confidence knowing that if he continues to work with coach B he’ll learn/develop great skills with him.
We’re booking more session with Blakey and I’d definitely recommend him.

My daughter had her first lesson with coach James this weekend and it was more than we expected. Coach was really professional and put my daughter thru a real workout. His drills and technique were great. My daughter can't wait until her next work out.

Coach James is a great coach. He works with great fortitude to modify a players skills and correct existing bad habits the athlete may display. Coach James works with my son and has given him the instructions where it was easy for him to understand and execute. Coach James is a great instructor. We appreciate his professionalism.

Coach James was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, outgoing, and thorough. He took the time to research my son and his high school and my sons stats before we even met so he knew exactly what level my son was playing at. He asked about his strengths and weaknesses and what my son was hoping to gain from his training. He took time to speak with me after our first session and let me know what he saw and what he thinks my son needs to work on and what kind of training we would continue to do with him. He is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he really takes a personal interest in his athletes. I would highly recommend Coach James and can’t wait to have my son work with him again.

Amazing coach takes his time with players and supports 100%

Impressive!! With patience, expertise and reciprocated respect, I watch Coach James develop all of his players coming in at any level! You'll feel lucky to have found him!

Coach James is excellent; well-prepared, diligent, and thorough. I will be recommending Coach James to all parents with high-potential kids that want to get to the next level.

If ur interested in one of the best coaches out there this is the right place to look. Coach Tony Blakley has proven to everyone out there he can take any underdog team and transform them into champions, if u want a REAL coach one who puts his all into everything and doesn’t just do it for his own benefit come check him out. I had the opportunity to be one of his athletes and I got nothing but good out of it. He not only pushes u to achieve greatness but he actually cares about how u feel and if ur satisfied so if u want the best coach out there hes right here waiting for the chance to make u better:)
Thank you so much for your time and valuable tips you have given my son, Chandler Rockwell. His high school basketball team just completed their season in the first round of the CIF play-offs with an unfortunate loss to Mitty which took them out of contention for the State Championship bracket. The guidance from your program and your passion for your players is evident in the way you interact and train. At the beginning of his basketball season, my son’s confidence was the lowest it has ever been and his passion for the sport was rapidly diminishing. You were able to motivate him and groom him for one of the best seasons and compliments he as a basketball player has received. One of the members of the coaching staff told me that they were very impressed with Chandler and the improvements he made. He also said that his game improved so much in the last half of his season that he was a key contributor to the team’s post season accomplishments. (Chandler after working hard all season earned a starting position.) Thank you so much for giving all that you do to your players both on and off the court, I know at times this can be a thankless role/position, but I know that you do not do this for the “recognition”, but for the growth of your players. You truly are a dedicated and inspiration that impact the youth in such a positive way. Your contributions will not be forgotten.
I had the opportunity to work with Coach Blakley, as he coached my daughter, Page Rhodes, as she attended Etiwanda High School. Coach Blakley was always motivational, well prepared and fully participated in the training not just with words but in my opinion, in action. Coach Blakley could be trusted to run the workouts/practices with great zeal and intensity. Having his style of coaching is what aided the program to be as successful as it was not just having the talent. It is my opinion coaching is much more than x’s and o’s; it is also life skills building and Coach Blakley exemplified that trait well. Coach Blakley responds to the call of leadership, his remarks and comments are well received by his team. It is true Coach Blakley has set himself apart in my eyes by his personal hard work, but Coach Blakley also earned much respect and admiration from the parents with his demonstrated ability to foster growth in the young ladies while demanding the older players to mentor the younger players. This is a trait not seen at the high school level and it takes much courage to lead by example the way he did.
Coach Blakley definitely stands out as my favorite coach and gets my high recommendation as a mentor and a motivator. He has a unique ability to recognize and explain key thoughts through his eyes. He pushed me as well as others to a higher expectation in a physical and mental standpoint. He really inspired me and motivated me to become a greater knowledgeable player. Coach isn’t just challenging, but also patient and understanding. Blakley’s coaching is definitely valuable. As a coach he will always have a positive impact on my life pertaining to leadership and my goals to perform at a higher level. Just recently I won MVP for League and 1st team All-CIF and All County and I know if it weren’t for Coach Blakley, none of this would have been possible.
Coach is a student of the game, a teacher to those that share his passion. Your child would leave every lesson with a new understanding for the game and life in general.
His high school teams have played in both our fall league and summer tournaments here at Concordia University. I have found Coach Blakley to be a very good teacher of the fundamentals and his teams always are ready to play and give great effort. He is a positive motivator and his style is one I know a lot of players would appreciate.
He is always prepared and excels in relaying technique information to student athletes. He has a great understanding of people and gets along well with peers and superiors alike. Mr. Blakely always takes the initiative in all tasks he under takes. He demonstrated tremendous self-initiative and un-parallel pride in his work. In all my 35 years of teaching and coaching I have never seen any person with more self-initiative and drive than Mr. Blakely. He served as Assistant Director of Score Basketball camp. He did an excellent job of organization. He demonstrates a high personal understanding of skills and techniques involved in the teaching of basketball principles. His communicative skills are absolutely second to none. He possesses outstanding analytical skills and one of the most gifted individuals that I have had the pleasure of observing and knowing. His management and organizational skills are superb. His personality is second to none and his integrity is beyond reproach. He enthusiastically approaches each teaching day.
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