Coach James Pauley

Coach James Pauley

5.0 (2)
4 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

I have been a head coach and have coached all aspects of basketball for the past 30+ years working with players of all ages.  For the past ten years, I have focused solely on shooting providing 1-on-1 private training, small groups, camps, and providing shooting clinics for high school and college teams.

I'm a Master Shooter. Won the "Coaches Challenge" at the 2013 Final Four by making 112 straight FTs and 54 3-pointers in a row. Set the World Hot Shot record in 2014, and at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, won both the 3 point and Hot Shot competition as well as the Senior World Championship in free throws. Won the World Free Throw Championship in 2016 & 2018. Won the Adult & Masters championships in both free throw & 3 point shooting at the 2017 International Shooters Federation tournament in Saratoga Springs, NY. Have made 100+ free throws in a row more than 1000 times with a personal best 1663!  My best consecutive three point streak is 283!!

The first thing I do with a new client is have them shoot a 25 free throw "no feedback" session on the Noah Basketball system. This analyzes the arc, distance, and velocity of their shot and gives me a baseline from which to start. While they are shooting, I video them from the back, front, and sides and use that as I begin breaking down and improving their shooting form. Next, I have them stand directly in front of the basket, just a few feet away from it, and begin practicing with the correct stance, hand position, and other mechanics. Soon after, we begin working on shooting off the pass, the dribble, spot up, free throws, and 3 pointers.

Helping players improve their shooting!!!

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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Alan

    Coach Pauley has been wonderful coach for my son. While he’s focused very much on technique, at the same time he makes the session extremely fun. He always has a positive attitude and is committed to getting the kids to improve. I highly recommend him

  • Scott Cummings

    In my opinion Coach Pauley is by far the best basketball shooting coach in Southern California. He has also won National shooting competitions in both free throw and three point shooting. Coach Pauley developes shooters by using the Noah Basketball Shooting system, which helps players develope consistency in their shot. Coach Pauley has helped my son become one of the best High School shooters in the Los Angeles area.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first thing I do with a new client is have them shoot a 25 free throw "no feedback" session on the Noah Basketball system. This analyzes the arc, distance, and velocity of their shot and gives me a baseline from which to start. While they are shooting, I video them from the back, front, and sides and use that as I begin breaking down and improving their shooting form. Next, I have them stand directly in front of the basket, just a few feet away from it, and begin practicing with the correct stance, hand position, and other mechanics. Soon after, we begin working on shooting off the pass, the dribble, spot up, free throws, and 3 pointers.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I’ve been a basketball coach for more than 30 years and have studied every aspect of great shooting. 


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