Jerome Jefferson, St. Petersburg, FL Basketball Coach

Jerome Jefferson

State of Mind Sports Academy



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Impact Basketball Skill Enhancement, Player Development and Sports Performance Coach| USA Basketball Certified Development Coach| View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Center, Guard

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


  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Center, Guard

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

More About Coach Jerome

I have been training and coaching players of all ages and levels including College and Professionals for 10 years. I started out training and coaching at local community recreation centers and local YMCA's. I've then had the opportunity to gain College experience working under Hall of Fame and 2 time State Champion Coach Earnest Crumbley for multiple seasons. I've also coached 3 year at Admiral Farragut, this previous year being District Champions. I'm a Certified Impact Basketball Skills Development and Performance Trainer, USA Basketball and NCAA Certified Coach, National Academy of Sports Medicine( N.A.S.M) Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist which is used by top NBA Trainers that focuses on improving all aspects of Athletic Performance.

I was very fortunate to have a successful high school basketball career. Due to a severe back injury my Senior year which required surgery and sitting out a whole year with very minimal activity, I wasn't able to take full advantage of my opportunities to play at the collegiate level. However, with hard work, commitment, dedication and determination, I was still able to accomplish my dreams of playing professional basketball. I now focus solely on helping my athletes accomplish their dreams, regardless of what level they want to play.

All sessions will be tailored towards the needs of the athlete. In every session, I focus on every aspects of the game with emphasis on weaknesses to make my players a complete basketball player and not just a position player. The first session is always a evaluation session. During this session, I take the player through a few basic drills to see what their strengths and weaknesses are. I also evaluate where they are mentally and their IQ of the game of basketball. From that first session, I will write out a program specifically for their needs to become a better all around player. I offer sessions all year round, so depending on the time of year(off-season, pre-season, in-season) will determine the intensity and focus of the training session.

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Outstanding coach with new player. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

My grandson and I both enjoyed the first session with Coach Jerome. He's very professional and knowledgeable of the sport. My grandson are really looking forward to continuing his sessions with Coach Jerome. I'm scheduling session 2 as we speak. Thanks Coach!

Ouch Jerome is very professional and thorough in assessing and addressing Our Son’s areas of play that need improvement, and then working him hard in those areas while also working on overall performance. After only a few sessions we are seeing real improvement in Luka’s game.

Coach Jerome was awesome. First session and felt he knew my son for a while. Identified areas to start focusing and pointers for my son keen on while playing. Look forward to following sessions

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In just two sessions, my son has made tremendous improvement- I was pretty shocked. I see the confidence in my son coming out in playing. Thank you again and looking forward to seeing more of my son’s improvements!

Coach Jerome is awesome! My son loves working with him and really feels like he can relate with him. Since working with Coach Jerome, I have been able to see a change in my son's endurance and he feels much more confident about his basketball skills. Coach Jerome is extremely professional and always on time. I highly recommend him!

Excellent trainer workout is very challenging for my son pushes him to be and perform at his best

Very thorough. He worked on building agility, strength and skill.

Coach Jerome is fantastic. He gave some very simple action items to improve my son's game. Great experience.

Great coach can feel myself improving already

Jerome is amazing. My 13 year old daughter really enjoyed working with him. He taught her how to shoot off a dribble and drive to the basket. She learned skills that she can practice on her own. He was very encouraging throughout the whole process. We would definitely recommend him as a coach.

Coach Jerome is awesome. He has been training with my son for a couple of months now and I see great improvement in my son's dribbling, shooting and execution. Coach Jerome is attentive and sincerely wants the best out of his trainee. He always provides feedback on each session and has great communication. I searched for many personal basketball coaches but I am glad that I selected Coach Jerome.

Jerome is really great with my 11 yr old daughter. Pushing her on what she needs to do to improve & always positive & never gives up.

Coach Jerome is AMAZING!! My son completely lost all intimidation for the ball like he had in the beginning of playing basketball, and as a matter of fact, he started his last game off this past Saturday with the first throw scoring! I plan on continuing these lessons definitely!!

After my son left his first session he said, that was awesome, I think Coach Jerome is amazing!
Coach Jerome was patient and kind but pushed my son. All my son asked was when his next session is.

My 13 year is new to the game and has had 3 sessions with Coach Jerome and is picking up the mechanics of the game very well. I’m very happy with the drills he is using to coach him and he is very patient and encouraging. My son is really excited to go to basketball each time we go, and I strongly recommend coach Jerome to any other parents looking for one on one coaching for their child.

Hi Coach Jerome, my oldest son has been working with you (16) for awhile and now my youngest (12) is as well. Both really enjoy training with you. The youngest said you really worked him hard and as a result he got a lot out of your first session together. Thanks so much. We will continue using your awesome coaching services. Steve

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Coach J is a great coach that really know his profession. I highly recommend him.

Coach Jerome is awesome - helped with dribbling skills and offensive skills.

My son loves working out with Coach Jerome. Jerome is particularly good at listening to the athlete and creating a workout program that fit's my son's personal goals. Jerome is a great communicator and motivator. My son will continue to work out with Jerome for a long time.

Coach Jerome is great coach and knows his stuff. I would definitely recommend.

My son loves coach Jerome! He did a fantastic job working with him! Coach Jerome really knows his stuff!

With just one session my son was challenged with new drills and asked for more sessions! He's looking forward to working with Coach Jerome this summer.

Coach Jerome has made a huge impact on my son in just two days. He's doing such a great job with my son.

My son had his first session with Coach Jerome and loved it. He liked the way Coach Jerome took the time to explain the drills and techniques and performed the drill beforehand to show the proper way to do it. He's excited about his next session and can't wait to put in to play what he learns from Coach Jerome.

Coach Jerome did a great job working with my daughter. After just one session With him I can already see a difference. It was her first private session and she loved it!

I felt very comfortable leaving my son with him. I watched for a little while and I was very impressed with his skills and I believe my son will learn alot from him.My stated he really enjoyed working out with him as well.We look forward to working with him the future

Training with Jerome is great! Everyday I get introduced to new moves. I've gotten better working with Jerome.
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