Take Your Best Shot
Improve Knowledge, Develop Skills, Get Results
Personalized workouts designed to take your game to the next level.
Discover the most efficient and effective ways to accelerate both skill and knowledge of the game, as well as, the intellectual properties with respect to every aspect of position, stature, or level of play! This 1-on-1 training session is customized specifically to the athlete.
Skills are broken down and built back up through carefully implemented instruction. It is very important techniques arepurposefully practiced outside of training sessions to create muscle memory. Rote learning is critical to being able to have the ability to perform the skill during games.
There are live workouts, clinics, and leagues hosted throughout the year. From one-on-one training, to shooting schools,
to skill development clinics, find the perfect program to help you achieve all of your goals and aspirations.
- JDG BasketballGroup Training
Learn the quickest and most effective way you can elevate your game to the next level through competitive drills that allow for skill development and game implementation!
- JDG BasketballSkill Training
Our skills training sessions are designed to challenge players physically and cognitively. Sessions include: ball screen work, one-on-one moves, how to read and beat defenders and more.
- JDG BasketballShooting Schools
Shooting Schools are small group sessions focused solely on improving shooting mechanics. Film study and fundamental drill work advanced gradually
Let Us Help You
Identify Your Goals
What skills do you want to refine? Let's begin your plan. We have experience helping all levels of players improve their techniques and mechanics.
Isolate Your Skills
Elevate Your Play
Shed your label by working on your weaknesses and developing those skills into strengths. Every day is a chance for you to improve.
Engage . Educate . Elevate
Begin Your Journey
Let's discuss your aspirations and craft a game plan to make every shot count.
Earn Your Moment
Find the best training option for you and let's develop your skills.
Raise Your Game
Identify your weakness, isolate the skill, improve your technique, get results!
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 I am today.