Justin Bowen, Chicago, IL Basketball Coach

Justin Bowen



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GOAT Sports Academy, LLC aim to deliver the highest quality of skill development to ensure our players are confident & efficient on the basketball court through proper preparation. View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Justin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$88 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Justin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$240 3 sessions ($80/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Justin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$385 5 sessions ($77/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Justin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$740 10 sessions ($74/ea) + applicable fees

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Small Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

Enjoy a high intensity workout with a maximum of 3 players that will still you give the attention of an individual workout.

Session Length: 1 hour

$180 1 session + applicable fees

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Private Training for 2
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

This session will include a maximum of 2 players. In this session both players will get a get amount of individual attention which will still feel like a 1 on 1 session.

Session Length: 1 minute

$150 1 session + applicable fees

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  • University of Illinois--Chicago (IL)

  • 10 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 Illinois--Chicago (IL)

  • 10 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

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More About Coach Justin

Coach Justin Bowen is the Owner of GOAT Sports Academy, LLC, The GOAT Foundation, and Club Team GOAT Getters. Currently in 2019 he was hired as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for Kenwood Academy located in Hyde Park, Chicago. Kenwood Academy plays in the Red South conference which is the best in the state of Illinois and ranked among the nations best conferences. Bowen, is one of the top lead Clinicians for Breakthrough Basketball Nationwide camps. Coach Bowen has led more that 25 camps for Breakthrough Basketball in his 1.5 years now spent with the company and has been producing record numbers with attendance at his camps. He is the former Head Associate Coach for the 2017 Boys 4A Illinois State Champions Whitney Young Dolphins. His role to the team was skill developments and offensive and defensive preparation. Bowen dolphins were the 2018 Runner Up 4A State Champs the following year. Entering into his 4th year as a coach of the dolphins they were preseason ranked #1 in the state and 25th in the nation. Currently Coaching and training Top 100 players for the Class of 2020 DJ Stewart who has committed to Duke & Tyler Beard. Trained Chicago Native Kahlil Whitney who now plays for the University of Kentucky. Trained Chicago Native Amari Bailey who is currently the #6 player in the nation for the Class of 2022 and who has most recently committed to UCLA. Certified Coach of the IHSA. Our staff work with both boys and girls starting at age 5yrs to Pros. Trained WNBA Players Cappie Pondexter guard for the Indiana Fever, Tamera Young forward from the Las Vegas Aces, and Betnijah Laney forward from the Connecticut Sun . Developed players from UIC Men and Women basketball teams, as well highly touted elementary and high school players. 2015 Coached Pan-Africa for the Nike Global Games challenge held at Whitney Young High School.

John Marshall High School 1997-2001 All City and All State honors as a Senior. Athlete of the year in 2001. Avg 22.5 points per game and 10 rebounds as a Senior in high school

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC Flames) 2002-2006. NCAA 2004. Set a school record with a record of 24-8 in 2004. All Horizon League Team as a Senior.

2006 Played for the Chicago Bulls Summer League with Tyrus Thomas and Thabo Sefelosha. 2008 Chicago Bulls Summer League training camp with Derrick Rose.

2006-2010 Played for San Antonio Spurs Development team the Austin Toros. First year played for the Legendary Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics). Last 3 years played for Quinn Synder (Currently the Head Coach for the Utah Jazz). 2008 won the Southwest Divisions and went to the NBA D-League finals where I score 25 points in game 1 and average 17ppg, 7rebs, and 3as for the series.

In between seasons with the Austin Toros I played overseas in Australia, South Korea, Japan, Chin and Switzerland.

GOAT Sports Academy, LLC focuses on total development. We target mental approach, shooting, ball handling, but incorporate passing, defense, agility, and conditioning for a total assessment for each of our players.

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Client Reviews

I booked Coach Justin for my 11-yr-old daughter because I saw he had great reviews. He did not disappoint! I saw improvement after the first lesson! He’s patient and motivated her the entire time. I will definitely be continuing the 1 on 1’s with him! Thanks!

Coach Justin was amazing from the jump. Exceeded my sons expectations and gave great feedback and recommendations on what and how to continue his development on the court

Great first session coach Justin gives clear instructions and really puts you to work in bettering your own skills 10/10 would recommend

Great 1st session with coach Justin today. He instills discipline while motivating at the same. After a long year of being sedentary due to the pandemic, Coach Justin built cardio, fundamentals and confidence immediately. Thank you for a great session and we will be in touch for more sessions!!! 13 yr old boy.

Justin was a great coach who was able to adjust our session to my goals and skill level with ease, would highly recommend him.

Coach Bowen worked me super hard and after just one session my skills have gotten better. I definitely recommend him if you are serious about advancing your game.Great coach!!!

Coach Justin did a great job with my son today. He pushed him and really showed him some nice drills. He encouraged my son to keep pushing when he wanted to quit.. To anyone looking for a great coach, check out coach Justin I guarantee you be satisfied.

Very impressed with Coach Justin's techniques and ability to work with young kids. My son is a 11 and is a beginner. Coach made the lesson challenging and fun.

Coach Justin Is AMAZING!! In a single one hour session he was able to make crucial changes in the game performance of my daughter and her two friends.

Coach Bowen was great. He focused on areas my boys needed improvement and when they struggled he made sure to have them repeat the drill until they got it while encouraging them through out. He challenged my boys and they really enjoyed it. Thanks Coach

Great Workout Session With My Son. He Learned The Basics, Footwork, Moving Without The Ball & Free Throw Techniques. Coach Bowen Was Very Professional With A Positive Attitude And Great Personality, Coach Bowen Earns My Highest Recommendation.... Thanks!!

Coach Justin gave me some great pointers and I was very pleased with his directions. I will definitely look to Coachup in the future.

Great coach, has great enthusiasm and energy towards the game itself and helping me improve.

Hey Coach what a longflight from home (Indonesia) worth for my son to workout and practice with you. Such a wonderful dribbling, shooting technique experience you shared to him. Hope to ser you again at Summer Camp 2019

Best in on the whole website! He really improved my ball handling, stamina, and defense all in one session. He has amazing patience as well. Thnx Coach Justin! :)

We have had several sessions with Coach Justin. My son likes him, and the workouts are hard and perceived by my son as a move in the right direction. He is learning both basics and complex skills much to his delight. We have been very happy with Coach Justin and would recommend him without reservation.

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Coach Justin is great! My moves are improved after only one session and he always challenges me to go above and beyond.

Coach Justin is a very good coach also very nice he really challenged my son to get better and his drills are really good adapting to the players position looking forward to book more sessions with him

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Coach Justin was awesome! He's really patient great with my daughter. She improved greatly by the end of the session you really see the results. I'd recommend him to anyone that wants to step up their game

Really enjoyed watching the boys first session. Looking forward to see their evolvement and continued training for the next sessions.

Coach Justin was excellent in working with my son. He was able to help him improve his game in one session by drilling fundamentals and then focusing on his immediate issue with his shooting. We will continue working with Justin in the future.

My cousin had great reviews for coach Justin

Great workout! Probably one of the best in the Chicago Land area. Players trainer understanding of all past injuries, goals, and limitations. Pushed me beyond my level I am glad he can helped transform my floater by breaking it down. Hands down best on the coach Up. Has a great understanding of the game from all aspects.

Our experience with Coach Justin has been wonderful. Coach Justin started our sessions off with questions for us so that he could tailor the sessions accordingly. All of our sessions have been welcoming for me as the parent and also challenging for my son to grow. We also like that Coach Justin works with a team so that he can give instruction and observe the execution without missing a thing. We are very excited to continue our journey to becoming a better player with the help of Coach Justin.

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Justin was very professional and encouraging. Time and money well spent. Will be coming back!

We hired Justin to work with our daughter to improve her basketball skills so she could enjoy her school games more.

Our first training session was excellent. Per our request, Justin worked with her on 21 ball handling drills to improve her basic skills in moving with the ball effectively.

He then added a couple of lay up drills to tie in the ball handling to shooting, explaining in detail the approach and shot.

Our daughter was so excited after the lesson! She hadn't had the opportunity at school to really work on basic drills and was looking forward to using what she had learned on the court.

From the sidelines, Justin used the time extremely effectively, exhibited a high degree of technical direction and worked patiently to keep our daughter in point with his instructions.

Great job!!

After 10 sessions: Coach Justin still a strong 5 stars

Bella's ball handling and footwork have improved tremendously over these last 10 sessions. We are signing up for more to maintain Coach Justin's and my daughter's hard work. He continues to vary the training to keep the basic skills she is working on interesting and challenging. He is an extraordinary coach that knows how to challenge, encourage and grow my daughter's basketball skills with a heavy dose of patience during the process.

Justin is an excellent coach. He combines sound fundamental drills with motivational messages. He helps players become both physically and mentally better prepared for success.

Great coach, probably one of the best if not the best coach this site has to offer. NBA, Overseas experience. Learned a lot in one session. Trying to enhace your game? Train with some one who's trained with NBA professionals and has played for the spurs.

Justin is a great coach! He was very patient with me as he explained to me and went slower with the drills if I didn't understand them. He's able to push you while keeping you motivated. Would definitely recommend him to people that want to get better on their game

Coach Justin is a great coach! All the positive reinforcement was super helpful and the drills he runs are really helpful in developing my 6 year old nephews game!

Justin was extremely attentive, encouraging and friendly. My son Caden felt comfortable with Justin and is excited to continue training with him. Justin was instantly in tune with my sons weaknesses and strengths. I highly recommend training with him. You won't be disappointed.

Coach Justin did exactly what I asked him to do. He has my son doing things he never thought he could do and he is very professional. Thanks Coach Up!

Coach Justin did exactly what I asked him to do. He has my son doing things he never thought he could do and he is very professional. Thanks Coach Up!

Coach Justin was so helpful to me and my young friend Derrick! He responded so quickly and made himself available right away to start training Derrick. They've been working for a couple weeks now and Derrick has said how important it is to him to be working with Coach Justin. I can't thank him enough for this!

Coach Justin B is an excellent, skillful coach! With this being my son's first training session, Justin demonstrated great patience, encouragement and instruction which IS a big deal with my son being away from the court for several years. Justin was able to quickly assess my son's skill level and begin the training at a level that challenged him. Justin makes a solid connection with teenagers. My son is looking forward to the next session!

Coach Justin did a great job today with helping my son. He showed my son some good techniques to help improve his shooting. My son really enjoyed the session. Thank you coach justin. We are looking forward to working with you again.

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Coach Justin was awesome with our son and with us. He followed up and made recommendations and is committed to getting him ready for tryouts.

I had a great first workout with Coach Justin last night. He was very patient with me, seeing that I haven't worked out in a year. He has great techniques and drills to help me improve my game. I definitely would recommend him to anyone that wants to improve and get better. He has the passion and is willing to work with you and help you improve!

Coach Justin is a great coach! His extensive background in basketball really shows when he's breaking down drills for you. He's really friendly and works with you every step of the way to ensure you're reaching your full potential. He will take your game from good to GREAT! All you need to bring is a humble attitude and put in 100% effort and coach Justin will deliver the results. Overall excellent coach and I look forward to continue to work with him in the future

Coach Justin is a wonderful coach. He takes care to understand the skills the athlete needs and makes sure that the athlete is able to learn these skills well. I would recommend Coach Justin to everyone. Thank you!

Thank you for changing my son attitude about basketball. The wisdom you have is teaching confidence and heart. You have shown my son how to be a leader and the importance of team work. You have been an inspiration to him, Your influence on my son is immeasurable. The breadth of the skills and lessons you have taught will be amplified over and over. Thank you for caring about the kids you are training. You have taught them the importance of hard work and never to give up thanks again for being the best trainer. - Melody
You've been such an influence on Datren, his confidence seems to be coming back and I just wanted to say thank you. Obviously I hired you to train him in basketball so your encouragement and support for him is just a testament to how much you care about these kids. Thank you so much. - Kerry Eggins
I thank you for the great strenuous workout. With the agility training the ball handling drills and the shooting drills it has really improved my game. I would advise anyone to take on your workout it has really helped my game. Thanks I really appreciate it. - Kyle Odom
It's a very Hard workout, Justin Bowen really works with uS, and helps us develop our craft, and really develops our ball handling we work on ball handling for about a half hour. And just really teach us how to be strong and be a young man on and off the court thanks Coach! - George W
Justin, Thank you for all that you have done for the boys. Jack has developed a greater love of basketball thanks to the instruction you have given him and the confidence you have helped him build. We hope to have a chance to continue working with you in some capacity. It has been a great experience. Thank you for everything. We really appreciate it. - Jack's parents (Steph & Jay)
I just wanted to reach out and let you know what an unbelievable coach Justin Bowen was for our team. Joey has always loved basketball and played in some rec leagues, but never made the progress he made with Justin. Justin is exceptional at coaching and teaching without ever coming across as negative or discouraging. Joey looked up to him so very much and build great relationships with all of his teammates. He is also a baseball fanatic and spends most of the spring/summer playing it, so we felt it would be too much to attempt travel basketball for spring. But he will definitely be back! Win or lose, it was the best team experience we ever had. Kudos to Justin and to you for running a great program! Thanks again, - Melissa Murray
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