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Jaquel Pitts, Compton, CA Basketball Coach

Jaquel Pitts

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I focus on training athletes to become great based on my experience as a former high school, college, and professional basketball player. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Jaquel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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Consultation
Online Training for a single athlete

15 Minute Phone conversation with Coach Pitts to learn more about his services. This is for clients who are interested in speaking to Coach Jaquel Pitts prior to booking a actual session.

Session Length: 15 minutes

$20 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

Group package with Coach Jaquel Pitts. Max 10 athletes. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Mayville State University (ND)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center

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

Credentials

  • Mayville State University (ND)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center

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

More About Coach Jaquel

I became a NBA Free agent on June 15 2021. I have trained local high school , college, and professional basketball players in the United States to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. I have a Master's Degree in History from American Military University. I have a bachelor's degree in University Studies from Mayville State University. I have ten different associate degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Preparation, American Studies, Kinesiology, Behavioral Science, Social Science, Humanities, Philosophy, and History from various community colleges. I have a certificate in athletic coaching from Fullerton College. I have a certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association. I have a certificate in Business from College of the Siskiyous. I have a certificate in General Education from College of the Siskiyous.

Also in California, I volunteered in the summer for a local high school boy’s basketball team, to help them with their defense and offense.

I recently was asked to attend a high school camp to be a motivational speaker about setting goals and playing college basketball.

I coach all ages

2020- Trained SG Shaquille Maxey-Smith Who Signed With The High Desert Pumas Of The American Basketball Association (Professional Basketball)

2020 Coached Cameron Clark SF Who Signed With The High Desert Pumas Of The American Basketball Association (Professional Basketball) Cameron Clark played against Lamelo Ball in the Lavar Ball owned JBA professional basketball league.

August 2021- Trained Shaquille Russell Who Signed With The West Coast Breeze Practice Squad Of The Basketball League (Professional Basketball)

2021- Trained PG Akkim Hardwick Who Signed With The Oceanside Surf Of The American Basketball Association (Professional Basketball)

October 2020 to December 23 2020 -Assistant Coach High Desert Pumas (American Basketball Association) (Professional Basketball)

October 2020 to October 2020- Basketball Coach at Streetballer Tournament

December 2020 to December 2020 - Head coach at Overseas Basketball Combine

December 2020 to December 2020- Interim Head Coach High Desert Pumas (American Basketball Association) (Professional Basketball)

December 24-2020 to March 27 2021- Shooting Coach Chula Vista Suns (American Basketball Association) (Professional Basketball)

February 1 2021 to Present- Assistant Coach University of Los Angeles College of Divinity Basketball

April 22 2021 to May 2021- Head Women's Basketball Coach University of Los Angeles College of Divinity

I became a NBA Free agent on June 15 2021.

2010 Played On The De Anza High School Basketball Junior Varsity Basketball Team
2012 Played On The Central Valley High School Varsity Basketball Team
2020 Played on the University Of Los Angeles College Of Divinity Basketball team
2020 Signed a professional basketball contract as a player with the High Desert Pumas of The American Basketball Association

I became a NBA Free agent on June 15 2021. In high school, college, and on the professional level my position was shooting guard so my focus in sessions will be ball handling, passing, and shooting. We will focus on several ball handling drills, and many of the drills will be essential. Also, I will enhance the player's passing skills and analyzing the floor. I emphasize shooting off the dribble, so we will practice going off screens and shooting; which is essential. In-between drills, the players will shoot foul shots which is important, and for missed foul shots the player will be provided coaching on how to improve his free throw skills. I want the players to focus on excelling and winning in this game of basketball.

Shooting Drills
Ball Drills
Dribble Drills
Off the Dribble Drills
Shooting Technique
Defensive Schemes
Crossover Repetitions
Conditioning Drills
Analyzing the Floor
Winner's Mindset
Psychological Drills

If you can not keep your session time I need a notice within 24 hours of the initial intended scheduled session.

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Client Reviews

Great Coach!

Coach Jaquel is reliable, motivating and easy to communicate with. He works hard to provide my son with variety and support and assesses his skill level well. Definitely going to work with him through the season.

Updated 9/20/2019: He is not NFL Alumni!! He didn’t even get playing time in a community college! I used to think he’s just not good but now obviously there’s something wrong with his characteristics!

What a liar! Do not train with him!

Doesn’t really know what he’s doing. Arrived late and postponed the session for an hour an half.

Told him what I want to work on, ignored me. Spent a long time on warm up although I told him I am already warmed since I arrived early. Took me through some drills that’s doesn’t really translate into the game. Towards the end I ask him to do some football workout he said times up. waste of my time and money, learned absolutely nothing.

Overall Jaquel isn’t really a good coach for HS kids because he doesn’t really know much. If you’re in high school I do not recommend working with him

Also bugged me for 3 days to write him a review, although I already did it on the day of our session.

Great first private session with coach Pitts. My son learned a lot, way more than from his usual team practices. We will definitely book more time with coach Pitts.

My son Joaquin just had his first football session with coach Pitts and it was a great first session. He was able to correct his football stance, his footwork, and give him pointers on proper running technique. Joaquin is already asking when his next session with coach Pitts is going to be. I highly recommend coach Pitts to anyone who is trying to give their son or daughter an edge.

First of, Coach Pitts was very professional. I’ve been around a lot of football in my 39 years. I immediately saw that he knew his stuff. I have two sons in High School who are pretty good at football so I saw how Coach Pitts knew how to tailor the training to my son’s skill set which is high level high school training to moderate college training. Secondly, Coach Pitts had a great attitude, he knew when to encourage and when to provide more emphasis so my son could focus. Lastly, Coach Pitts was very punctual with the whole session, understanding in my questions as a parent, and most of all my son enjoyed the training. I would highly recommend Coach Pitts and we will be booking future sessions with him.

He’s good

Coach Jaquel is a great coach. He is extremely patient and well knowledged on football techniques. My son is looking forward to his next session.

My son is a 9 year old soccer player that we wanted to get to focus more on his body mechanics. We found Jaquel and explained the situation and agreed to train him for track & field. The first session we arrived to the agreed location only to find out that he did not have access to the field. No worries, we found a park nearby. Unfortunately there was little to no communication with my son or us beyond the few emails/txts we exchanged. Once the session started we were impressed. I liked his style and had my son start with some very basic fundamentals which he needed. Again, after the session there was little to no communication other than "he did a good job". I was fine with this at this because my son did take away some useful pointers that he started to use immediately in games and practices. I felt a few more months of training could prove really valuable, however, scheduling was an issue. Early on we let Jaquel know that sundays would work best, and he said wouldn't be a problem. We attempted to schedule a second session and he cancelled. The following week (now week 3) we met up again and my son had a great session. We tried to schedule a 3rd session 2 additional times, 2 weeks in a row and cancelled both times. Overall I think Jaquel has great potential and very knowledgeable but needs to work on his people skill, communication and professionalism. No hard feelings, and I wish him the best.

Coach Jaquel is a magnificent coach !

Coach Jaquel is extremely patient with my son who has coordination issues and is starting from a very low level of playing. He was kind and unrushed as he worked with him and was intuitive to my sons needs.

Coach Jaquel was excellent with my boys. He made sure he listened and understood each of them so he can help them individually improve their weaknesses. They are both happy to have him trained them and we can not wait to schedule our next meeting. Thank you Coach.

First training session with Coach Jaquel was a success. My son really enjoyed his first day. My son can’t wait for the next one

Coach Jaquel was great with my son. It was the first training session. Jaquel taught some core fundamentals of the QB position. As I watched the session, I saw movements that college and pro QBs must've learned as a youth and continue to use. Thanks Jaquel - we'll be booking more trainings.

Coach Jacquel was awesome. Very mythical in his training. I know this is the guy who will take me to the next level. Can’t wait for our next session.

Coach Jaquel is a wonderful coach! He arrived early, he was very professional & stared working with my son immediately. The training looked intense & was very different from the training that my son receives at H.S.
Coach Jaquel seemed to understand how to appropriately train for specific positions in order to produce optimal ergormance.
My son was more excited after the training than before it began & he looks forward to training with Coach Jaquel again!

Coach Pitts was really good. I saw immediate improvements after an hour of training with him. I also noticed that he knew how to coach football and what to do to help my son improve and learn some techniques. My son is looking forward to his next training session.

Coach Pitts is a super positive and knowledgeable trainer who helps you improve at everything you work on with him.

Coach Jaquel is great. He gave my 14 year old son helpful tips and drills to improve his skills at wide reciever. He corrected him when he needed too and gave my son postive encouragement. My son said " I learned how to become an overall great player." My son enjoyed his session with Coach Jaquel and I look foward to continuing my sons training with Coach Jaquel.

Jaquel is all around a great man and coach! He's been working with my 12 yr old son for a while to hone both his qb and wide receiving skills. Jaquel is so positive and encourages my son in so many ways! He's a terrific role model for him, too. I highly recommend Jaquel for coaching any position
Your child plays or wants to play.

Coach Pitts is an excellent coach. He pays a very significant amount to attention to detail coupled with an elite level of experience he can speak to. Coach Pitts is extremely organized with his drills, while custom tailoring sessions depending on what I need to work on. His passion and encouragement coupled with his experience and perfectionist mindset makes him a coach that will elevate your game to a another level. I highly recommend.

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Coach Pitts is very smart. He knows the game of basketball really well. He taught me the triangle offense. My game got better drastically; because of Coach Pitts
Coach Pitts is very smart. He knows the game of basketball really well. He taught me the triangle offense. My game got better drastically; because of Coach Pitts
Coach Pitts was amazing. At first my son couldn't shoot very well. After several sessions with Coach Pitts my son was shooting with ease. Coach Pitts is very inspiring.
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