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James Martino, Cincinnati, OH Football Coach

James Martino

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Coached & kicked w NFL/AFL/D1 punters/kickers/. Coach under Cincinnati Bengal Mike Martin and present special teams coach at Taft High School with over 20 years experience. View all coaching experience

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Rookie/Veteran Session1 on 1!
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Rookie and additional lessons. Advanced technique training. Position specific...Will cover ALL aspects of position including technique, skill and weight training. Include live on site video analysis of training session!

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + applicable fees

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Team Nation! Group Session
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

Will train up to 4 athletes per session! On Site Video analysis included. ALL techniques demonstrated.

Session Length: 1 hour

$199 1 session + applicable fees

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Online Sessions
Online Training for up to 4 athletes

Basic & advanced technique training. Position specific...Will cover ALL aspects of position including technique, skill and weight training.

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + applicable fees

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Film Review and critique
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Review of film of athlete. Will analyze good & bad and offer suggestions that are position specific.

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Antioch University (OH)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defensive Back, Running Back, Tight End, Wide Receiver, Quarterback, Linebacker, Defensive Line, Offensive Line, Punter, Kicker

  • Route Running, Cutting, Pass Defense, Throwing, Catching, Blocking, Tackling, Punting, Kicking, Hand Placement, Footwork, Special Teams

Credentials

  • Antioch University (OH)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defensive Back, Running Back, Tight End, Wide Receiver, Quarterback, Linebacker, Defensive Line, Offensive Line, Punter, Kicker

  • Route Running, Cutting, Pass Defense, Throwing, Catching, Blocking, Tackling, Punting, Kicking, Hand Placement, Footwork, Special Teams

More About Coach James

With personal connections to the nation's largest NFL camps and valuable national ranking experience, I was coached by NFL's best instructors. I am presently the special teams coach for all kickers and punters at the varsity level at Taft High School in Cincinnati. I helped coach this turnaround program under coach Mike Martin of the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2004. I have coached football students multiple positions from local schools such as Xavier, Elder, Lasalle, Walnut Hills, Anderson, Harrison, Campbell County, and others. I started at the high school level and was invited to tryouts for the AFL. I presently coach at any age/skill level. Also proficient in training QBs, linebackers, offensive and defensive line techniques and also receivers.

I have personally kicked, practiced and competed with several NFL, AFL, D1 kickers and punters, picking up their invaluable tips along the way. I participated in AFL tryouts, have personally won games with a " final kick" and know how to personally apply and teach the mental toughness of the game. I also played linebacker, OL and DL and know creative techniques that are seldom taught to gain advantage at these positions.

Although any position can't be completely covered in a one hour lesson, I start teaching by explaining what mechanics are involved in and WHY they are important. I thoroughly go into depth concerning the physical AND mental part of the game. I include video analysis because most all flaws in mechanics are invisible in real time. I coach QB mechanics extensively through drill modification and O and D line positions through active participation as well as receivers and defensive backs. I am familiar with the other coaching camps that are out there and feel the small group sessions (which most camps don't provide) is the best way to teach the student. I initially watch the students perform so I can see where the student is, in his skill level. I then take a few videos of the student's performance so I can see exactly where his mechanics are, or are not, being performed correctly. From there on I coach how to improve the student's mechanics through specific drills that the student can take home with them. This includes the often overlooked physical training part of the game. I also address the mental part of the game which includes visualizing and sensory exercises. I have worked with international soccer players and helped them "convert" to be accurate place kickers so am well aware that not all my students are just football kickers, and ALL come with some kind of individual training need. The personal experience I have as a coach and player gives me a unique perspective and advantage in applying mechanics and equipping my students to be all around better athletes.

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Client Reviews

I scheduled a kicking session for my 13 year old son, who has little knowledge of how to kick field goals and James broke down every aspect of kicking field goals so my son and I could properly understand the proper techniques. We had a 4pm appointment and arrived 20 minutes early to stretch out and James was already there. James worked with my son for almost 2 hours and made the session enjoyable, while also reemphasizing proper form and technique. We look forward to continuing our training sessions with James and I'm excited to see how well my son can do as a kicker.

James met with my 12 year old son who has had no kicking coaching. He worked with him to teach him special techniques and encouraged him. I was really thrilled to find someone who could do this. He helped us with what materials we need and we will meet with him again.

Wow. Just wow. My daughter had a kicking lesson Coach Martino. He broke the mechanics down so she understood not only the movements, but the reason behind the movements. She says she went from feeling pensive about kicking to feeling game ready. We will DEFINITELY book him again.

Coach Martino was well prepared for my son’s QB evaluation lesson. He ran my son through a few drills to identify areas he needed to improve and showed him these improvement drills. We left the session with key mechanic drills and a positive vibe from Coach Martino. Looking forward to future lessons.

Coach James helped my 9 year old out immensely. This is my sons first year playing and Coach James was able to give some foundational guidance in a simplistic way without overwhelming my son. I’m so grateful we found him. We will continue to use him for sure!!

My 16 year old had his first session with Coach James - complete success on all fronts. Ty was able to take away some key areas to focus on and the rapport Coach James built with Ty was fantastic. We are looking forward to our future sessions with Coach.

Coach James has turned out to be great for my son and we could not be happier with his knowledge of the position and his willingness to go the extra mile in order to help my son achieve his goals

Coach James is awesome.

He helped my son realize his strengths and how to build upon them. Also my son recognized his weaknesses and coach James explained In great detail how to improve. I’m not easily impressed. I was.
Can’t wait for future sessions.

Thank you

My son really enjoyed his session with Coach James. Coach James is extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job sharing his knowledge with my son. My son came home excited and motivated to continue his growth. We look forward to booking another session with Coach James.

First practice with Coach James Martino was excellent. My son learned so much from just one lesson. Didn't know there were so many mechanics in kicking. Will definitely be scheduling another session with Coach James.

Coach James is great to work with and has really help our son with his introduction to kicking

Excellent reviews here for coach James. Very thorough with instruction, asked a lot of questions, explained the process of kicking very well. My son walked away understanding what he needed to do to become more consistent with his punting and kicking. I was surprised to see the results of his coaching as the improvement was immediate. Money won't be wasted with this booking. He is worth every penny.

Coach did a great job working with my son. Very patient and broke things down in a way he could understand and repeat going forward. He even followed up afterwards with some video breakdown of an error with my son’s mechanics that should all for more consistent performance going forward

My son had a great two hour lesson with coach James. He learned more in this session than he did at an all day camp. Great kicking techniques taught specifically for my sons needs. Definitely worth the money! We would highly recommend Coach James!

Coach James did a great job in teaching my son the correct kicking techniques. He learned so much from just one lesson and feels more confident in his abilities. We will definitely be scheduling more lessons with him.

Coach James was great with our son. He has a great deal of technical knowledge about Special Teams work but kept it basic enough that we could absorb it in small enough pieces to stick. He was patient and answered every question with great enthusiasm. I would recommend him as a coach.

My son found Coach James to be extremely helpful in pinpointing what he was doing incorrectly. In just one lesson, my son felt more confident that he was headed in the right direction in improving his kicking skills. I was also impressed that Coach sent videos to aid my son in his technique along with a written analysis of what he needed to improve on. This training is indeed "one-on-one". Some kicking coaches claim to be one-on-one when in fact they are conducting a group lesson. In addition, Coach James responds very quickly and professionally to any and all email communications through CoachUp. I will update my son's progress as he completes more sessions, but from our initial experience I can highly recommend Coach James.

Coach James is awesome. He helped my son realize his strengths and how to build upon them. Also my son recognized his weaknesses and coach James explained In great detail how to improve. I’m not easily impressed. I was. Can’t wait for future sessions. Thank you
 I was surprised to see the results of his coaching as the improvement was immediate. Money won't be wasted with this booking. He is worth every penny
...we are glad to have James in our program!
... Coach James has been a real help to our program...
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