Joel W., San Jose, CA Basketball Coach

Joel W.



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USA Basketball certified. Former college player. Looking to improve form on your jump shot & your ability to handle the basketball? If you answered yes, then I'm the coach for you! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Morgan Hill, CA
  3. Los Gatos, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles


Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Joel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$120 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Joel. Each session is 60 minutes in length

Session Length: 1 hour

$355 3 sessions ($118/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Joel. Each session is 60 minutes in length

Session Length: 1 hour

$590 5 sessions ($118/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Joel. Each session is 60 minutes in length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1180 10 sessions ($118/ea) + applicable fees

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90 min session (1 session)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Joel. 90 minute session length

Session Length: 90 minutes

$180 1 session + applicable fees

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90 min session (3-pack)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 sessions with coach Joel. Each session is 90 minutes in length. Intense skills training session.

Session Length: 90 minutes

$535 3 sessions ($178/ea) + applicable fees

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90 min session (5-pack)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 sessions with coach Joel. Each session is 90 minutes in length. Intense skills training session.

Session Length: 90 minutes

$890 5 sessions ($178/ea) + applicable fees

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2 hour session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Joel. 2 hour session allows us to go in depth and focus on every aspect of your skill set. Shooting technique, footwork, ball handling/dribbling, triple threat effectiveness and more

Session Length: 2 hours

$240 1 session + applicable fees

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1 hour session(2 athlete package)
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package with Coach Joel, for 2 athletes. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$220 1 session + applicable fees

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  • University of Nevada--Las Vegas (NV)

  • 13 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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


  • University of Nevada--Las Vegas (NV)

  • 13 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, 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 Joel

After my college career was over I decided that I wanted to start teaching the next generation of young, excited basketball players. So I created Joel's Basketball Clinics. Countless numbers of young players today do not focus on the skill set that is necessary to take their overall game to the next level. My goal is to help each student individually become a better player and for them to be confident in themselves.

Proper shooting technique and the ability to learn how to shoot the ball with greater success is something I strive to teach each of my students during their sessions with me. Not only do I teach the proper way to shoot the ball but I work with the student in a one on one setting where I can implement proper shooting drills, ball handling drills, and proper footwork, all of which will help them become a better player overall.

Joel's Basketball Clinics company was created in 2007 in California. I lived in Las Vegas for 12 years and got my bachelors degree from UNLV, where I decided I would continue to teach and train players here in southern Nevada. I just moved back to the Bay Area and will continue to coach/train kids from the ages of 5 up to kids who are currently in high school and college. I have always been focused on passing my knowledge of the game onto the next generation and it gives me great satisfaction knowing I can help them become better and reach their goals.

Besides doing my 1 on 1 and small group sessions of training for the past 15+ years I have also coached at the high school level in California and in Las Vegas. It brings me great joy to help this next generation of basketball players develop their overall game, skill set and confidence in themselves. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and it gives me great satisfaction seeing you succeed and get better after each and every session with me.

I played high school basketball in California and college basketball in Oregon. I was the leading 3-point percentage (52%) shooter in my league during my four years of high school basketball. I also led my college team in three-pointers made and shooting percentage (48%).

If you want to become a more effective offensive player then I'm the coach for you. I will help you in all aspects of your game. We will work on everything that involves shooting technique, footwork, dribbling and ball handling drills. All of which will help you with your ability to score and become a more well rounded and effective basketball player. My sessions are typically 1 hour in length but I do offer 2 hour sessions for those players who are looking for a more intense workout.

I know all parents have busy lives with work, family and other prior commitments so it can be hard to pick up and drop off your kid to a gym across town from you. I make it a point to make sure each family knows that I will drive to your house (if you have a hoop there), a nearby outdoor park or a gym close by that we have access too, regardless of where you're located in the south Bay Area. I do most of my sessions in San Jose but I also have clients as far north as Mountain View and as far south as Watsonville and everything in between. My ability to come to you for our basketball sessions allows you to time and keep your busy day running smoothly. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to working with you in the near future!

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Coach Joel is awesome! Right from the first session, he spotted all my mistakes and showed me how to fix them. After just five lessons, I already feel like a whole new player. He knows exactly what I need and teaches at my pace, not making it too easy but still with some challenges. I'm excited to continue training with him!

Coach Joel, is so amazing, he pays attention to details and tries to improve every move, he is passionate and positive. He is always on time and responsive. My son really enjoyed the sessions.

Coach Joel was patient and knowledgeable with my son. I really like his teaching style and he knows what he is talking about.

Great coach, really positive experience!

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My daughter is really enjoying her sessions with Joel and improving her skills

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Coach Joel carefully observed my son's shooting, found the key points he needed to improve, and provided him systematic training. My son's shooting has kept improving. He really enjoyed training with Coach Joel.

He is great at teaching techniques, providing updates and taking the time to really get through the lesson. He is also very flexible with timing.

Coach Joel is passionate and really cares about his instruction. Took videos of my son as a starting point to measure his transition over time.

We found the right coach. My son has been trained in the group class and always struggle with going next level. Coach Joel breaks down the fundamentals into steps that can be achieved in one class. My son improved shooting in the first class. It is a good start.

Coach Joel is an incredibly knowledgeable coach. He is able to break down the smallest flaws in form or technique and is extremely patient when it comes to helping build proper habits. He makes training fun and each session leaves me wanting to train more. If you are serious about improving your basketball skillset I highly recommend Coach Joel.

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Enjoy the every single minute training with coach Joel. His instruction is super clear and straightforward, focusing on all the details making me a better all rounded basketball player.

Coach Joel is fantastic. His knowledge, patience and ability to work with young kids is very impressive. Not only does he bring a whole host of knowledge about basketball fundamentals, but he's really good at teaching them to young kids in a way where they full grasp them but don't feel overwhelmed. My 5 year old really loves working with Coach Joel and looks forward to seeing him every week. His love for and interest in basketball has grown since Coach Joel started working with us.

I highly recommend Coach Joel to anyone looking for a patient, knowledgeable coach that will help your son or daughter not only learn the game but also grow to love it more.

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Knowledgeable, Encouraging, Engaging, Firm and Fun! These are all of the qualities that we were looking for in a basketball coach for our five year old son with a short attention span. In just four weeks Coach Joel has taken my sons shot and totally transformed it, making him a “triple threat.” He always gives our son personalized feedback and our son looks forward to his weekly basketball sessions with Coach Joel! We are so proud of the progress our son has made and we can’t wait to see what he achieves in the future!

Coach Joel has been working with my son for the last several weeks. He has helped his technique tremendously. Joel keeps me up to date with videos and progress on what they’re working on, and how my son is doing as they go along. My sons confidence has grown, his form has completely changed, and his game has improved all around. We feel lucky to have found Coach Joel, and can’t recommend him highly enough.

Coach Joel is an excellent trainer. He has shown patience with my son and I’ve seen him take strides and improve to become a better player.

Thorough. Kind. On time. Happy. Encouraging. Organized. Amazing Feedback.

Joel is an excellent basketball coach. He followed up a number of times before the session and took a bunch of before and after videos. My daughter's shot is much improved. I am planning on having more sessions with him. Very professional, patient, and experienced.

Joel has been great for my 13 year old nephew! Detail oriented and patient with new moves or drills. He points out what needs to be improved and when expectations are not being met.

My nephew’s game has improved faster than I expected. He has made the biggest improvement in shooting and ball handing.

What I appreciate the most about Joel is he’s someone who my nephew looks up to. Joel has helped his confidence on and off the court.

I would recommend Joel to anyone wanting to take their game to the next level.

My 12 year old son had a FANTASTIC series of sessions with Joel. Great shooting drills in particular and fundamentals. Really grateful. My son loved it.

Coach Joel is an awesome coach and works extremely well with my son. After only a handful of one-on-one sessions there has been a big improvement in my son’s skill level and abilities. His blend of detailed instruction, communication and positivity has gone a long way in helping my son retain the skills he has learned. Each session has been crafted towards not only learning new skills but, also reviewing previously learned skills as well. I highly recommend him to anyone!

We are.so happy we found Coach Joel ! He works with out son so well. Our son looks forward to his private sessions and to improve his overall game. It's only been a few sessions and he has improved greatly. Thank you coach for all you do and your commitment

Coach Joel made a huge difference in just a few sessions. We recommend him as he is a great coach. We cannot wait to continue in the future with Joel.

Great coach that took his time training to make sure I had each skill down pat. Seems to care a lot about his clients and is very knowledgeable when it comes to playing basketball at the best level you as an individual are capable of. In only a couple sessions I have seen vast improvement in my game and I look forward to continue improving with him. Thanks a ton Joel

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Coach Joel has been working with our 10 year old son for a few months. Coach Joel is enthusiastic, loves basketball and loves teaching basketball. Our son has learned a lot of skills and always looks forward to his next coaching session. He enjoys basketball and his time with Coach Joel has only increased his enjoyment of the game.

Very detailed and patient no matter what skill level you are. Highly recommend for any and all ages!

Coach Joel is an all around great coach. I was concerned my 7 year old wouldn’t enjoy but he gets excited when he on knows Coach Joel is coming. Coach Joel is very engaged and attention to detail with Beckham. Only been two sessions and our son had LS more confidence and has already improved. Thank you Coach

Great tips and details on perfecting my sons shot. Joel was very patient and encouraging. Highly recommend!

Coach Joel has been working with my son for about a month and I have see a vast improvement in my son’s skill level in that time. From the first lesson, I knew that Coach Joel would be a great coach to him based on his style of teaching; he breaks down each step and knows how to communicate so that it’s easy for my son to understand.
He’s great at communicating; he sends me videos of my son so I can see how he’s improving every week!
Great coach overall!

Coach Joel is an excellent coach. Even after two sessions I already feel a great improvement in my shot form and ball handling. If you’re looking to improve your jump shot, definitely book coach Joel!

My son absolutely adores coach Joel. In a matter of just months, from a total newbie to basketball, he has improved dramatically. My son looks forward to learning more from coach Joel and his outstanding training.

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Great coach, very professional and would definitely refine you to your maximum potential.

As a former high school and college player I've had my fair share of coaches and shooting experts, and Coach Joel surpasses all of them. I was injured and have been out of the game for years, but I have been wanting to join a rec league for the longest time but I couldn't regain my shot and ball handling skills I once had. After training with Coach Joel my shot and ball handling are significantly better with each passing lesson and I am surprised at how much I am learning. The intricate details of a simple jump shot are often overlooked by coaches and it takes a real expert to be able to analyze a players shot and pick up on subtle corrections that make all the difference, and Joel was able to do that. I highly recommend.

Coach Joel is AWESOME! After 1 session you could see a noticeable difference in my sons game. Would definitely recommend!

We’re traveling to Las Vegas for holiday and my son (15) booked Coach Joel for 1hr coaching. He was so happy about the lesson, Coach corrected his shooting form and dribbling technique. Definitely we will look for Coach Joel for our next visit to Las Vegas

Understands in detail every component of a good shot, and knows how to explain it. Also knows what you need to do in the sessions to get you from where you are to where you want to be as quickly as possible.

I've had other coaches in the past and I can say Joel is a professional grade above them. He also is very enthusiastic about the game and you getting better

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Great coach, takes his time explaining to players the ins and outs of the game. Sessions feel very crafted around the player. Joel is a very experienced coach who easily explain his points. Highly recommended

Coach Joel is a great guy and an awesome coach. He provides an excellent foundation and has the ability to completely break down and then fix a broken shot, or improve your current form. His coaching has really improved not only my shooting but overall play as well. I would highly recommend coach Joel to anyone who wants to get better at any level.

Coach Joel is absolutely the best at helping you in learning the proper form in shot making, showing you how your stand and feet position helps improve your ability
to handle the basketball better...

Coach Joel is a great coach. He can really help anybody any age with fundamentals and help them improve in all areas of basketball. I strongly recommend taking lessons with him if you’re really trying to better your game.

Coach Joel runs a very good session. Really detailed on teaching the right skills. My daughter had a lot of fun with the session. Highly recommended!

Thank you Coach

Coach Joel rally worked on improving my son’s form and ball handling. He really enjoyed the session and is looking forward to working with him on a regular basis.

I noticed improvement in my son’s game after just one session with Coach Wright. He is extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. His sessions are all about IQ and getting better. That’s exactly what my son needed. I highly recommend Coach Wright.

Coach Joel is an exceptional trainer. Over 5 sessions, he increased my basketball IQ, changed my whole shot form, and made me a better ball handler. Coach Joel broke down my shot completely and is making sure I’m shooting the ball the right way. Coach Joel is a trainer I definitely recommend working out with.

Coach Joel first stood in the way he went about making sure we could make the session happen. We are on vacation for a week in Vegas and he went the extra mile to make it happen. His guidance to Jamal was great and his manner in building a relationship with Jamal was great.

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Joel was best coach we ever had and we have used coach up for a couple years

I’ve only had one session so far but immediately I could tell he was a great coach. Very patient and understanding which are great for a coach. What I respect the most about him is he isn’t trying in to change you but, improve you. Hope to have many more sessions.

Great coach, has a ton of Basketball knowledge and is able to teach and coach that in an effective manner. My son has already benefited from the session and we look forward to more in depth/further time with Coach Joel. If your son or daughter is willing to put in work, Coach Joel is a great option for them!

Coach Joel is a very fun, uplifting, and knowledgeable basketball coach. I started training with Joel a few months ago, and my game has gotten significantly better in many different aspects. Not only have I learned more about my basketball skills, but I have also learned that positivity is key and to never give up. So many parts of my game that were lackluster were tweaked to the best that they can be. Working with Coach Joel has been an amazing time and I hope to be able to continue for a long time.
Joel was great with my 9 yr. old and 5 yr. old daughters. He selected a lot of really good skill building activities. They really liked doing the drills he selected and the girls have been asking me. 'When are we doing Coach Joel's drills again?' Joel was professional about confirming the appointment and I was very pleased with the lesson.
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