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James Martino, Cincinnati, OH Football Coach

James Martino

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Kicked with NFL/AFL/D1 punters&kickers. Kicking coach under Cincinnati Bengal Mike Martin and present special teams coach at Taft High School with over 15 years experience. View all coaching experience

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Packages

1 on 1
In-Person Training for a single athlete

One full hour of one on one training. Includes on site video analysis.

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + one-time fee

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Video analysis 101
Online Training for a single athlete

Providing the technical analysis of video is an exceptional training tool. With slow motion replay, we can look into a kicker's/punter's approach, kick and follow through, which normally takes less than one and a half seco... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + one-time fee

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Four on Four
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Four separate one hour sessions priced at $75 per session.

Session Length: 1 hour

$299 4 sessions ($75/ea) + one-time fee

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  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Teenagers

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

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

Credentials

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Teenagers

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

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

More About Coach James

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 at local schools such as Xavier, Walnut Hills, Anderson, Harrison, Campbell County, and others. I started at the high school level and was invited to tryouts for the AFL. Although I presently coach both kickers and punters at the high school varsity level, I coach lessons at the Jr. High level and below, concentrating on transitioning from tee to grass. Also proficient in training linebackers 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 and defensive line and know creative techniques that are seldom taught to gain advantage in these positions.

I start teaching by explaining what mechanics are involved in kicking and WHY they are important. Although I teach the customary no-step thru full steps drills, I thoroughly go into depth concerning the physical AND mental part of the game. I include video analysis because most all flaws in kicking mechanics are invisible in real time. 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 reach the student. I initially watch the kickers 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 help with kickers who are transitioning from tee to grass. Being a kicker can be a lonely and frustrating experience and giving them exercises and repetitions in mechanics will help them immensely when they leave the session and are self-coaching. I like to 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 the mechanics to the art of being an accurate kicker.

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Client Reviews

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.

 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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