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Justin G., Los Angeles, CA Basketball Coach

Justin G.

Basketball

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I've played at all levels and retired in May 2017 after playing 11yrs Pro overseas. Strengths are Shooting and Leadership Mentality. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Corona, CA
  3. Santa Monica, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

  • University of Hawaii--Hilo (HI)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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

Credentials

  • University of Hawaii--Hilo (HI)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

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

More About Coach Justin

Basketball has been my way of life since I was 5 years old. Playing at all levels I know exactly what it takes to be successful at all levels. I enjoy working with Beginners and teaching them the importance of building a strong fundamental foundation. And I love working with advanced players and showing them the details of the game to improve on. Mentoring athletes and preparing them for their basketball journey is something I get the most fulfillment from.

I have accomplished a lot in my playing career. I have competed at the Junior College, NCAA, and recently just retired from playing 11 years of Professional Basketball overseas. I played at Saddleback Community College in California, won the State Championship my freshmen season and was an Orange Coast All-Conference performer my sophomore season. I then went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to the the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Here I was an Pacific West All-Conference performer both years I played, and also won my University's Male Athlete of the Year award my senior season.

I played Professionally for 11 years and retired in May 2017.
I have played in Germany BBL, Romania Div A, Mexican LNBP, and Puerto Rico BSN. I have been an all star two times in my professional career and have lead my team's in 3PT FG and FT percentages practically my entire career. Also I am proud to say that I won my first Professional Championship in 2015 with the Soles de Mexicali in the Mexican LNBP.

I'm all about FUNDAMENTALS. I coach/train the importance of building from the ground up. I focus on shooting, movement and spacing.

A basic training session consist of form shooting as a warm up while coaching and correcting technique. Then it depends on the clients learning curve on what drill I will move on to.

I never rush a clients progress. They need to understand the importance of there foundation (fundamentals). Once the foundation is strong, we move on to shooting skills/drills: movement without the ball, getting open, creating space, and spacing the floor. We get up a lot of reps in my training sessions.

Repetition is the Key!!!!!

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Client Reviews

Coach Justin is an amazing mentor and teacher. My son just finished his first session and mentioned how he has learned so much from his initial session, and immediately asked if he can have more training with Coach Justin. It’s amazing how my son’s confidence soared with just one session. It’s not just the excellent physical training, he teaches the mental aspect of the game, which is applicable in life. Coach Justin is caring, patient and extremely talented. We’re very happy with Coach Justin! If you’re looking for a coach, he’ll definitely take you to the next level with his training. Also, you would want a coach that has accomplished so much in the game. Thank you, coach!

As a parent you can only hope that a coach will be as concerned with your child as you are. However unrealistic that may be as a expectation. Sometimes you find that rarity in life and as coach. Although it deeply pains me because when you find someone as good at what they do as Coach Justin, you want to keep it all for yourself. Then you realize that unselfishness is one of the qualities that you admire most in the coach you were fortunate to have located on this app. I have tried many coaches on this app from the Gold, to the silver, to the one with no rating. By far Justin is the best and I mean by far. His level to detail, toughness with a hint of patience is what makes him the best to me. He will push your child and challenge them is the most unique way. He is always on time, treats you and your child with the utmost respect and tremendously values your time. If you think it ends at the training session you are totally wrong you and your child have a detailed email with homework to work on at your leisure. Every week my child has attended I see growth not just on a basketball court, but in life in general. I could not ask for more. Today as I write this review Coach Justin's last words to my son after the session resonated with me, he told my son "Never be afraid to make mistakes" that gem alone was worth the price of admission to the Pure Joy basketball show. Thank you coach Justin! I look forward to our continued partnership with helping my child develop and grow.

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Coach Justin helped me get back into shape for quarantine (professional and safe, and makes sure to follow all procedures at all times) and provided immediate help and support in that hard journey. He's able to translate his ability to skill range and break things down as he would himself. His lessons are structured and focused, making them perfect for getting the best out of that session. He even provides follow up workouts to help you through your workouts.

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Justin’s game plan was so easily for my son to understand. My only regret is that I haven’t use him sooner. Justin is an excellent coach,one session with him has elevated my son’s game to the next level.

Amazing coach. Preaches form and repetition. Has a great attitude.

Coach Justin is a great coach, my son is well pleased with the session and he is looking forward to more. Coach Justin took his time with him and made him feel very comfortable.

I hired coach Justin to work with my 8 year old son so he can gain some skills and confidence before joint a team. Not only did he get him excited about the sport but he improved his skills instantly within Only a few minutes of working with him! Justin has a great personality for working with kids and exceeded all my expectations!

Coach Justin is awesome. Really cares about his athletes!

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Coach Justin is a great guy!!! I highly recommend him to anyone that need help in basketball. He's over my expectation, he understands my weakness and help me to improve it. I REALLY REALLY hope to work with him again. AMAZING COACH!!!!!!!!!

I have had the pleasure of competing against Justin Griffin as a professional basketball player and I have also had the joy of coaching him. Justin's professionalism on and off the court are un parallel there is a reason he has had a long and successful pro career. I would fully trust Justin to train and work with my kids as I know they will be receiving high level coaching but more important they will have a genuine mentor in which he will guide in the right direction.
As currently a professional basketball player and trainer for Coach Up, Justin Griffin is one of my mentors. I played basketball with him professionally in Mexico for 3 years. Justin has been our team captain and leader on and off the floor. He is one of the best shooters and teachers of the game. His natural leadership skills and relentless drive for success are what separates him. If you book sessions with Justin Griffin, you WILL become a better basketball player.
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