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James D., Baltimore, MD Track & Field Coach

James D.

Track & Field

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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

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$130 3 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$375 10 sessions ($38/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

20 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$650 20 sessions ($33/ea) + one-time fee

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Basic Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 sessions with Coach James.

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 5 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Towson University (MD)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Sprints, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Pacing, Sprinting, Baton Handoffs, Passing, Form, Running the Curve

Credentials

  • Towson University (MD)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Sprints, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Pacing, Sprinting, Baton Handoffs, Passing, Form, Running the Curve

More About Coach James

I have been coaching youth track club athletes since 2009. I coach both a club and HS team year-round and most of my athletes run the 400m and up... My specialty is middle to long distance and the Racewalk. I coach two All-American Racewalkers, both have been National Jr. Olympic champions on multiple occasions... I also coach several 800, 1500 and 3000m runners, who are also top 10, nationally. I have been PCA certified as an AAU coach, since 2011 and I am a certified USATF Level 1 Coach.

I ran competitively from 7th grade up to college. As a Youth runner, I competed on the USATF Jr. Olympics circuit, during the summer. I was a XC and outdoor track athlete in high school, focusing primarily on the 1 and 2 mile distances. At Community College of Philadelphia, I was ranked 19th in the state for X-Country (1986 and 1987). I continued to run for recreation at both Howard and Towson Universities. Presently, I compete in an occasional 5K race or open track event, when I am not coaching. I also run with my athletes on many occasions during practice.

We begin every practice with a warm-up run (5-15minutes), stretching and drills with some conditioning (dependent on the current conditioning of the athlete). Workouts will vary with our progress. We will work on stamina, form and technique, and as we build a foundation then we would move onto speed and race strategy.

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You are awesome!! I appreciate that you are detailed and a great communicator. Thank you for working with AJ. We look forward to working with you.

Coach James was excellent. I did mot know running track had so much technique. I am very excited about improving my endurance and speed.

Very pleased with my Son's session with Coach James. He left motivated and excited to practice new techniques for the up coming Season. Coach James shows great experience and knowledge in both Track and encouraging youth. Will be booking again.

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James is a great motivator and really knows his stuff. I’ve made great progress under him already and look forward to making even more.

Today, our son had his first session with Coach James and we were very impressed. His expertise and passion for the sport was very evident. Not only did he give very clear direction to our son to help with his mechanics, he also
demonstrated the movements. With him being a very fit coach it was easier for our son to watch and duplicate the movements for optimum results. He even ran with our son at different points in the training session. From the time we
stepped onto the track until the time we left, we felt his very positive and personal demeanor which made us feel very
comfortable with the direction he gave our son.We look forward to building upon our new relationship with Coach James. We are so thankful that GOD has blessed us with someone that has the wisdom and insight for the sport
that can help our son to finish his last season of high school track with phenomenal finish times that will not only get him on his college team of choice, but also glorify GOD in the process.

We highly recommend him to others!!

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Coach James is extremely patient with my son and gave him lots of encouragement throughout his session. He worked him at a great pace, and motivated him. After he was finished, my son wanted to make sure that I signed him up for future sessions, which we did!

Good coach ! Takes his time with you and knows exactly what he is talking about. I'm looking forward to more training!

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Coach has a teaching style that is great for increasing self esteem and motivation. His experience shows throughout each session and my son is looking forward to continued learning and coaching sessions w/ Coach James.

coach james is a great coach..even though my first session didnt go as planned due to my personal issues, I know he can get me to where I want to eventually be. My times will drop & with the proper technique/form/skills I'm sure i will accomplish a lot more things this upcoming season. I can't wait to work with him in the future.

Excellent first session with Coach James. My son learned so much in just one session. Coach James is very knowledgeable, I even learned some new things. Looking forward to working with Coach James again.

Awesome coach! Has great knowledge. Would definitely recommend Coach James. Looking forward to the next session.

I'm giving Coach Davis 5 stars because there are only five stars but it's more like 5 stars times 5! He's great, very knowledgable and experienced. I'm looking forward to the final outcomes of our training session. I'm totally confident that he will help me to accomplish my goals.

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Coach James is very professional and has extensive knowledge of how to train an athlete. After the first practice my son has had nothing but a positive outlook regarding the training program that Coach James has for him. We both look forward to many more sessions with him. Highly recommended.

Coach James is knowledgeable, caring, and obviously experienced. He also briefs parents on what he is focusing on and progress made. Something that I found noteworthy is the first thing he asks is "what are your goals?" To me, that means he is in touch with his students as people. Also, one of the most important things a coach can exhibit is likability. Our entire family likes Coach James. He motivates because HE is motivated. You won't be disappointed.

My 13 year old son's first session with Coach James went very well. After just one session my son has a new confidence toward running track that he didn't have before. I like his techniques amd training so far. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him!

After being coached by Coach James Davis this winter, my son was able to cut his 800 meter time down to 2:20.2 from 2:31 since the end of last year’s track season at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa. His 2:20.2 in the 800 meter this year was at the Westminster Track Club Meet-Sunday 5/10/15. He won the 13-15 year old heat. He also placed second (against a 15 year old) in the 800, in a close finish. Not bad for a boy that had just turned 13 two weeks before the meet. He is in 7th grade and we are confident with more coaching he will be going below 2 minutes next year. Individual coaching from an expert is key. Coach James analyzed my son’s form, ran with him, set up some stretching and strength training routines, and taught him some tricks and strategies for middle distance running. Our daughter also took lessons with James and has been running track and cross country in High School, cutting her times significantly. Both run with a track club where they are coached, but nothing beats personal attention, Coach James delivers on that.
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