I have played basketball my whole life.  I started playing when I was 8 years old.  I played 4 years in high school (3 Varsity), 4 years in college (NCAA2), and as of writing this I just completed my 6th season playing professionally in Europe.  Click Here to read about my lifelong basketball career.  I am a player coach.  In my off season and in Europe I work with players that are eager to get better.  What makes me better than most trainers out there is that I am actually a player too.  I am passionate about basketball training not only for myself but for my players too and I know what gets results because I witness it myself.  I know what players want and don’t want.

I was born in Seattle, WA and at the age of 2 moved to California.  My hometown is about 20 minutes away from the beach on the Central Coast.  I am always looking to find new players to work with in the area so if you’re around hit me up.  If you ask anyone that knows me they will tell you that I have a passion to teach the basketball and play basketball.  I never disrespect the game and the reason I am so passionate about helping other players improve is because I once was overlooked for my abilities and took the action needed to change that and become a much better player.  I believe in handwork and am the product of it.

About Baller Boot Camp

mascotBaller Boot Camp is my basketball training business.  My team and I train players individually, in small groups, and also run camps.  We have expanded to the Internet in hopes to reach more players.  We hope through written articles and videos we can help you become the player you have always hoped to be.

I am just like you.  I looked everywhere online to find resources that could help me learn more about basketball and to become better players myslef.  I looked online and found many different coaching resources, but I did not find 1 single website online that was dedicated 100% to the players.

This is where Baller Boot Camp comes in.  This website updates daily with informative basketball training info.  Mostly through video we hope that we become the #1 resource for players online.

Our basketball training philosophy summed up is:


Quality refers to how game specific a drill or workout is.  Quantity refers to the number of reps you get up in a drill or workout.  You need to have a high quantity of quality reps in order to improve.  Click here to learn my entire basketball training philosophy.


Yes, you can work directly with me.  I do this mostly through email.  Yeah, I post some stuff on the website, but the real and best help I can give you is through email.  I have a small following of dedicated players that I email every so often and I coach them to become better shooters, passers, ball handlers, athletes, etc.  If you want to be in that group enter your email on one of the many forms on this website.

First, I will send you my actual workout routine that I use to improve my shooting and ball handling.  I really owe a lot of my success to this routine.  I will then send you tons of drills and other things to use to become a better player.  If you have any questions on the drills or tips I send you feel free to ask me. Enter your email below.




  • Gabriel Divić

    Reply Reply May 10, 2013

    How to increase scoring average 4-6 PPG?

  • Rich Weible

    Reply Reply August 16, 2013

    Sir I love the game and your videos.That said I never played the game , In gym class I would double dribble they would take the ball but wouldn’t tell me what I was doing wrong. I have been a learning coach about 15 years now first in an upwards league at church the last 3 years a feeder team for the school . I’am always trying to learn and be a better coach I believe with your help I can do that , all I do and have done I receive no pay just don’t want players treated like I was . So keep them coming so I can be the best I can be . Yours In BB Rich Weible

  • Dylan Cravea

    Reply Reply August 18, 2013

    I’m just starting out I’m 6’3″ I would like to know how I could get better at shooting.

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply August 24, 2013

      Check out my shooting program called The Shot Maker System.

  • carlo

    Reply Reply September 30, 2013

    Hi. How to be a point guard? Yes i know to be a point guard you must have good dribbling skills, shooting and passing. But how about basketball IQ? How will i learn to do the right pass? How to read the game and my team mates and my defender?
    Thanks ! 🙂

  • Sujan

    Reply Reply November 4, 2013

    Is there any way I can email u personally. I have things I want to ask you, please reply me at my email

  • Tony Dao

    Reply Reply August 28, 2014

    Hi Augie,

    I read that you do 1on1 training. I was wondering if you offer training in SF or around the bay area?



    Reply Reply December 3, 2014

    Hello sir, i am a big fan of yours. I just want to know how can i increase my vertical leap as i really wish to dunk. Please some workout videos (in the gym and on court workouts).

  • Marc-Olivier Boisvert

    Reply Reply February 18, 2015

    hello, I come from Quebec in Canada so excuse me for my english because normally I speak french. I want to know how I can increase my shooting and my dribbling because I want to start Basket ball next year at school and seriously I’m bad and my friends told me that I can’t join the team if I’m not better . Thank you very much ! 🙂

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply February 18, 2015

      You have to practice to improve those things. Here are a ton of different drills you can use to improve your shooting and ball handling.

  • Shykiah Eison

    Reply Reply April 23, 2015

    Hey I want to learn how to shoot better, and learn how to dribble with the ball, and also learn how to make lay-ups is there a way you can help me.???

  • Luis

    Reply Reply October 27, 2015

    You seem you serous about this so ima going to sing up I hope this help me on the court. Questions ima not bad I play in my level but the only problem I have is that how when I play out side every body say ima nice but when I have a game in my school team I get nervous and then I start playing bad and then the coach puts me in bench and then I don’t play

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply November 10, 2015

      By training players normally build confidence in themselves. It’s like giving a presentation that you prepared for and giving a presentation you didn’t prepare for…which situation will you be more confident for? Of course, the one you prepared for. It’s the same with basketball.

  • Sid

    Reply Reply November 13, 2015

    Hello Sir,
    I climb stairs for explosiveness, am i doing the right thing

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply November 13, 2015

      Yes, I’m a big fan or running stairs, look into doing some plyometrics as well, use google.

  • Joey Banz

    Reply Reply March 9, 2016

    Hi Augie,
    I’m 14 years old and my name is Joey. I’ve recently made the decision from this point and on I’m gonna do everything possible to be a much better basketball player. I would like to know how your program can help my game. I watched your video about “Baller Boot Camp” and everything in the video I could relate. I’ve been lifting weights and practising in the driveway but through all of it i don’t feel as if I’m improving. I don’t know if I am doing the right drills or not. I have not bought your program yet but I’m really starting to wonder if it will help me out. I’m starting to get really serious about basketball. What should I do?


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