Train With Q James

Train With Q James

5.0 (2)
3 hires on
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I have a training facility where I help players from age 7 to the Pros. I've been coaching for over 15 years on different levels: high school, college and AAU. I started training when I saw the need for players to develop their individual impact on teams. I have a passion for basketball & learning and a desperate desire to be effective.

My skill development system works on execution, decision making & leadership. Execution is for the fundamentals [dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense. Decision making helps to know when to apply your fundamentals and leadership is understanding how to lead yourself as well as others.

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Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
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  • Carlos Matos


  • Ronald Roberts

    Coach Q takes time to explain the “why”, not just the “how”. He’s not just a drill machine, he wants you understand the mental as well as just the physical.

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

New students start with an evaluation session. I evaluate three areas:

Skill set - to determine how to enhance player improvement

Mindset - to see how the player deals with instructions & challenges

Connection - to identify if we fit together & how well we transfer information

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

My Coaching Experience: 


FBC Defenders AAU Club

St Peter's HS Girls Varsity

Middlesex County College

Raritan Valley Community College


Rutgers BBall Camp

North Brunswick Township Recreation

Corby Swan BBall Camp

Dorcas Miller BBall Camp

Michelle Campbell BBall Camp


Franklin Township Recreation

Hillside Recreation

Rahway Recreation


Branchburg Travel [Boys & Girls]

Bridgewater-Raritan HS Girls

Burlington County College Womens

Franklin HS Boys

Hanover Park HS Girls

Hillside HS Girls

North Brunswick HS Girls

North Brunswick Travel [Boys & Girls]

Rahway HS Girls

Rutgers Prep HS Girls

Rutgers Prep MS Boys

Somerville HS Girls

University HS Girls

Wardlaw-Hartridge MS & HS Boys

Wardlaw-Hartridge MS & HS Girls

West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South Girls

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private Training

Private Training Sessions are 60 minutes by appointment, usually 4 players or less [we reserve the right to add other players based on the needs of the players involved]. 1 on 1 sessions can be requested due to availability.

  • 1 Evaluation Session: $35
  • 1 Private Session: $50
  • 1 on 1 Session: $75


  • 1 by 8 (1 session each week for 8 weeks): $350
  • 2 by 8 (2 session each week for 8 weeks): $600
  • 2 by 10 (2 sessions each week for 10 weeks): $700
  • 3 by 4 (3 sessions each week for 4 weeks): $420
  • 6+6 (1 Private + 1 Group Session for 6 weeks): $385
  • 6+12 (1 Private + 2 Group Session for 6 weeks): $510

FUNdamental Group Training

Players (max of 16 players) ages 7-10 learn to play by building skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, catching, defense and moving without the ball.

Our priority is to have FUN while engaging in skill building games that train the proper form & improve player's ability.

1 Session: $25

12 Session Package: $275

Prime Group Training

Players (max of 16 players) ages 11-14 build fundamentals through a variety of ball control , shooting & defensive drills as well as improve their decision making skills through small sided games (1v1, 3v3, etc.) Their learning priority includes:

          ♦ Attacking & defending screens

          ♦ 10 ways to get open

          ♦ Leadership skills

1 Session: $25

12 Session Package: $275

How did you get started teaching?

The game of basketball has been very useful to my growth as a person in many ways.  In 2001, I wanted to do something constructive to help other players through teaching and coaching basketball.

As I began assisting a club program, I recognized that the players needed assistance with developing their skills and individual impact on teams so I started taking time outside of team practices to help them understand the game better and develop their abilities. This effort evolved into my current training system.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with players from age 7 to the pros. Each level has different needs and I've studied and applied appropriate training methods to assit players in reaching their potential. I've been effective with players at all levels, from the beginners to the well experienced individuals.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm proud to say that I have five players in the 2018 high school graduating class who have made early commitment signing National Letters of Intent to play at Division I colleges:

Boston U

Rider University

St. Peters University

West Point [Army]

University of New Hampshire

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The best advice I have for hiring a basketball trainer is to find a good fit with someone who values the same things you find most important. You need someone who can listen to your needs, identify the best approach to help you improve in a progressive and measureable way.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Three questions that students should think through are:

1) What do you need to develop to improve your impact in games?

2) What do you do best?

3) What would you like to learn about the most?

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