732-214-1004 coachq@bballlife.com

 Hi, I’m Coach Q James.

I train players from age 7 to the Pros. I’ve been training for over 15 years and I’ve coached AAU, High School and College. 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.

I’m proud to have former players who have become All Americans on the college level, high school & college coaches and even collegiate national championship MVPs. I’m just as proud of my players when they accomplish things that may not be outwardly as impressive but inwardly, worthy goals. My mission is to help people to be better on & off the court and create amazing experiences.

Coaching Experience:


  • Branchburg Travel [Boys & Girls]
  • Bridgewater-Raritan HS Girls
  • Burlington County College Women’s
  • 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 Boys
  • Rutgers Prep HS Girls
  • Rutgers Prep MS Boys
  • Somerville HS Girls
  • University HS Girls
  • Wardlaw-Hartridge MS & HS Boys
  • Wardlaw-Hartridge MS & HS Girls
  • Westside (Newark) HS Girls
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South Girls

  • Franklin Township Recreation
  • Hillside Recreation
  • North Brunswick Township Recreation
  • Rahway Recreation


  • Rutgers BBall Camp
  • North Brunswick Township Recreation
  • Corby Swan BBall Camp
  • Dorcas Miller BBall Camp
  • Michelle Campbell BBall Camp


  • FBC Defenders AAU Club
  • St Peter’s HS Girls Varsity
  • Middlesex County College
  • Raritan Valley Community College

My Story

This journey started for me when I offered to help an AAU program. My first basketball mentor thought I wanted to coach. I explained that I just wanted to help players to play better. He laughed at me asking what I thought coaches did. I told him that I knew a lot of coaches that didn’t actually help players!

From there, I would go to practice & notice when a player didn’t fully understand a concept or how a skill in a drill would be used in a game. I would tell that player to meet me 15 minutes before the next practice & I would work with them on it.

That simple task evolved into the skill development system that runs this whole program. I am still operating the same way today, observing sharing details with players that help them deliver greater impact on & off the court.

Through the years I have learned a lot about how their leadership ability improves their playing ability. Also, most coaches LOVE when a player demonstrates leadership skills but few coaches take any time to teach them.  I believe coaching a team is a difficult job {I respect coaches!} so I am glad to be knowledgable enough to assist with developing players.