Jaquel Pitts, Los Angeles, CA Basketball Coach

Jaquel Pitts


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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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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

$10 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)

  • 7 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


  • Mayville State University (ND)

  • 7 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

More About Coach Jaquel

I have trained local high school basketball players in California to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. I have a vocational degree in business.

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

All-Time Wins Leader in California High School Basketball History
2017 North Star Athletic Champion (31-5)
2016 North Dakota Athletic Association State Runner-up (33-3)
Back to Back State Finals Appearances (2017, 2018)
§ Back to Back most wins in the state (2017, 2018)
Broke School Record for wins 3 times (2009, 2017, 2018)
3 Elite Eight Appearances (2009, 2017, 2018)
2 Final Four Appearances (2017, 2018) § 2017-2018 Preseason Ranked #1 in the State
2016 Earned the #1 Overall Seed for the California State Playoffs
7 time Conference Coach of the Year
More than 10 former players have gone on to play professionally (NBA, Europe, China, Russia, South America, Australia…)
2017 Overall Team GPA of 3.4, 8 City College Scholar-Athlete Awards
Transferred more Division 1 Athletes to universities than any other program in the region
1 NBA first round draft pick
2015 Valley Conference Male Coach of the Year – All Sports

2000 De Anza High School Basketball Junior Varsity
2001 Ceres High School Basketball Tryout Player
2002 Central Valley High School Varsity Basketball Player
2003 Campbellsville University Basketball Tryout Player
2004 Southwestern College Basketball Tryout Player

In college, I was high school my position was point guard and 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

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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