JDG Basketball Shooting School
Shooting Schools are small group sessions focused solely on improving shooting mechanics. Film study and fundamental drill work advance the athlete gradually through attainable goals in order to improve shooting form over a 6-week period.
Drills are filmed, and video feedback provides a clear and accurate picture of specific details pertaining to the shooter’s mechanics. This ensures that only necessary corrections are being made and time is not wasted attempting to fix non-issues. In today's game, basketball is a positionless sport with a heavy emphasis on shooting in order to keep proper spacing and stretch the floor. If you can shoot, you can play!
|When?||There will be six one-hour Tuesday sessions. You will be assigned a time slot of either 6 pm or 7 pm once all signups are complete. The clinic will be held at Church Farm School in Exton, PA. We will not be able to mix and match times to make up for missed sessions.
August 29th, September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd
|Who?||Boys and Girls, Grades 6 - 12|
|Times?||Church Farm School
6 - 7 pm or 7 - 8 pm
*includes shot video breakdown and t-shirt
For a sample shot video breakdown, click here.
(please note cancellation policy on registration form)
|Payment||Online registration must be completed to reserve your spot!|
|Registration||JDG Basketball registration form (in about section) must be completed prior to first Shooting School session|
|Location||Church Farm School - 1001 E. Lincoln Highway Exton, PA|
*Unfortunately, we cannot mix dates and times and there will be no make-up trainings.*
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*New Athletes Must Complete
The JDG basketbal Participant Registration Form
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JDG BasketballShot Video Breakdown
Shooting has never been more important. We will break down your shot and find ways to make it better. This is a great opportunity to evaluate what you do well and what mechanical changes can take you to the next level. We will request one short clip of your jumper from back, side and front angles. We will create a 3-to-4 minute voiceover breaking down the shot step by step. We will slow it down, pause when needed and even provide a side-by-side model to help you see the adjustments that need to be made.
You will emerge from this individualized video tutorial with a better understanding of what changes are needed and how to make them. This is a must-have for any serious player who wants to improve his or her shot.
JDG BasketballFall Preseason Clinic
Differentiated instruction ensures athletes of all skill levels improve their gameplay. All techniques are performed at game speed to produce game results! Skill Development Clinics are weekly training sessions designed to be challenging both physically and cognitively.
WHEN?: September 10th, 17th, 24th | October 1st, 8th, 15th, 2023
WHO?: Boys and Girls, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8
TIME: 10 am - 11 am (Grades 3-5)
11 am - noon (Grades 6-8)
INVESTMENT: $250/7 sessions
LOCATION: Church Farm School - 1001 E. Lincoln Highway Exton, PA
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Jonathan’s passion for basketball and teaching student-athletes is simply amazing. He is dedicated and committed to his craft and he is able to teach the skills for all skill levels. He works with some of the best talent in the country as well as with beginners and is still able to exercise the same patience and persistence to make both skill sets successful.
From a coaching perspective, Jon is able to get the most out of his players. He is big on skill development, but with that comes an expectation of hard work and commitment. Those are two things that all quality coaches find valuable to build a culture of success.
As an instructor, Jonathan is absolutely outstanding. He is able to break down drills, and create an environment of hard work and success. He has an overwhelming amount of tools and resources at his disposal, and he uses those to reach his athletes and to make them better people and better basketball players.
As a person, Jonathan is someone that I would want in front of my son or daughter. He is all about building the relationship and trust that you need to see the fruits of your labor. He’s a class act and is a man of character.
Jonathan is someone whom I respect immensely and I look forward to watching his clientele grow. He is the best kept secret in our area in the player development and shooting coach world.
Jon's approach to shooting is relationship based – he creates a level of trust with the player by asking him questions, finding the shooters comfort levels, soliciting feedback and approaching each session with an aura of positivity. The athlete simply feels like each shot is not being judged and in turn gets very comfortable working through the uncomfortable.
There is a real art and science balance to coaching shooting – you have to discipline the shooter on critical skills and have exceptional knowledge of form and technique, but you have to feel the shooters rhythm and realize that if you’re too intense you can unintentionally set the shooter back by taking away confidence and making the shooter too mechanical. Jon's balance is exceptional – he has creativity, patience, and a calming tone that allows the shooter to get to a stage of trust and comfort while displaying his vast knowledge of shooting form and corrections.
Jon also is very good about being totally honest. While there are some issues with technique that can be fixed quickly, rushing to the destination is never the answer. He flat out tells the shooter that this will take time and that good sessions will add up over time. He celebrates little victories, helps the shooter understand growth and then moves the shooter along just as he gets comfortable with a new challenge.
Jonathan is an integral part of our success at Westtown. He is our shooting coach and I recommend my players go to him for high level shooting instruction. I’ve seen players make really impressive improvements and adjustments to their technique in very short periods of time. His eye for shooting mechanics is unparalleled and I consider him the best at what he does in our area.
One of the first practices when I was at Westtown has stuck with me until this day. Coach Jonathan was walking me through a nothing-but-net drill. He made me realize that my shot was too flat as I couldn’t make any shots without touching the rim. From that point on we worked on my shooting technique with various drills that helped me create more arc on my shot. Jonathan was able to convert me from an only slash to the rim player to one that was able to stretch defenses with my shot. I appreciate all he did to help me become the player me today.