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About Marston Athletics

At Marston Athletics our mission is to cultivate an atmosphere where players feel appreciated, supported and encouraged and as a result they develop into, not just great basketball players, but bright and caring young adults.

Our Goal

Our goal is to partner with parents to teach the skills of the game and of life that create character and class in young athletes and to have them carry those skills to adulthood. We are honored to be part of the building blocks that would help establish their foundation and take that role seriously.

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Coaching Types

Individual Coaching

One-on-one coaching sessions are available to meet the needs of individual players at times that are most convenient for them and their families. Our staff will put together a unique plan for all training levels. While group training is ideal, allowing players to learn to work together and grow as a team, sometimes targeted training is needed to optimize a player’s abilities.


Semi-group training sessions are kept intimate (no more than 9 athletes) so that coaching staff can focus on growing the skills necessary to excel in basketball in every player. Both individual and team training game situation drills are introduced and mastered such as; pick and roll, screening, cutting, reading defenses, ball handling and passing.

Group Training

Group training is our most affordable package and typically used as an intro to the Marston Athletics program. Using a disciplined approach to exercises and drills, that maximizes use of all senses, athletes are taught to develop their individual skills. The advantage of being able to monitor a teammates’ progress and learn from their strengths and weaknesses is also a huge component of this program. Scrimmage games are often a technique used in group training to prepare athletes, for not only the game, but how to work together in unison. Teaching a method called the “three dribble rule,” students are mentored in sharing the court and uplifting their fellow athletes.

Team Training

Team training is available upon request at our facilities, or most often at your home court. Providing a fresh perspective and voice to your existing program often creates a new level of performance and drive in your athletes. We work in partnership with coaches to take their teams to the next level, focus on specific areas and make recommendations and suggestions that go hand-in-hand with the existing coaching style and players on your team. By the end of our time together, we find that teams become more excited and collaborative.

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Marston Athletics coaching staff comprises more than 40 years training and mentoring youth. They are committed and passionate about cultivating an atmosphere that encourages self-confidence, drive and character in every child. Working in partnership with families, our coaches are making a positive impact on the lives of players from as young as toddlers to young adults who are ready to take on the world.

About Coach Pete

“Being compassionate, caring and generous is important and our society has somewhat lost that. My goal is to not just raise these young adults to be athletes, but to grow in character as they perfect their game -raise them to be part of the village that lends a hand.”

- Peter Marston,

Marston Athletics Owner &

Head Coah

Peter Marston “Coach Pete” is the ​Founder and Owner of Marston ​Athletics. He has more than 20 years ​coaching, training and scouting athletes. ​He has coached and trains the likes of ​big names in the game such as Kyrie ​Irving, (#1 NBA Draft Pick 2011), Michael ​Gilchrist (#2 NBA Draft Pick 2012), RJ

Barrett (NBA, NY Knicks), Scotty Barnes (NBA, Toronto Raptors), Dariq ​Whitehead (Brooklyn Nets), Mark Armstrong (Villanova), Madison St. Rose ​(Princeton University), Destiny Adams (Rutgers), Skye Owen (St. John’s ​University), Aaron Bradshaw (Kentucky University), Mackenzie Mgbako ​(Indiana), Corey Fisher (former Villanova player), Ben Simmons (Brooklyn ​Nets) and many more.

As a native Jamaican, his first love in sports was football (soccer), but he ​quickly found a passion and love for hoops when coming to America in the late ​80s. Coach has been teaching since 1997, first with his alma mater Old Bridge ​High School where he was the first to bring athletes to AAU in off season along ​with one of his greatest mentors, Spencer Corbett, the late founder and owner ​of Corbett Exterminating. His big break came when teaming up with the great ​Kevin Boyle, former coach of St. Patrick’s and current Head Coach of ​Montverde Academy voted Team of the Decade, who taught him the strategy, ​creativity and politics of coaching basketball. Marston Athletics was formed in ​2010 with the goal of giving any child from any socioeconomic background and ​any background the chance to learn and love the game.

In 2022 Coach Pete left his career of more than 20 years to pursue his passion ​fulltime and Marston Athletics grew to incorporate more two dozen training ​sessions a week. Since the beginning more than a thousand athletes of all ages ​have graduated from the program and the coaching staff has more than ​doubled. In conjunction with focusing on Marston Athletics full time, in 2022 ​coach simultaneously created an AAU team, Marston Elite, consisting of ​current athletes, four of which played in the state championship with three ​winning the championship for the first time since 1987 for Union Catholic. He is ​a proud husband and father of four.

  • Head Coach of NJ Got Game AAU Basketball Team 2009 to ​2014

  • Former Head Coach for Team Jordan AAU Basketball Team ​2005 to 2008

  • Currently listed as # 84 of All-time Middlesex County ​Players with at least 100 career 3-pointers
  • Instructor for Kevin Boyle Hoop ​Group Summer Camps

  • Has coached more than one ​thousand+ players helping them to ​achieve their dreams in college and ​beyond

Coach Roman Hernandez has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember; during high school at Perth Amboy Vo-Tech and he was team captain when the team won the GMC Gold Division. He also made and played in the Middlesex County All-Star Game. Coach Roman also played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic and later for the Harlem Wizards for 5 years. He has trained numerous high school and college players at Hoops America for over 10 years. He is coach to both the NJ Demons 7th Grade Boys & 8th Grade Girls. Coach Roman has worked with various programs such as Pass Tha Ball & Gurlz Got Game, Together Basketball, Dragon Army, NJ Raptors and North Star Academy. He has been working with Coach Pete for more than 3 years doing various clinics throughout the state of New Jersey and as an assistant on Marston Elite AAU Team. His thoughts on the game: “Be the best you, in life and on the basketball court always be the best version of yourself.”

Coach Jahmal Garraway started his basketball journey in middle school where he got better and better the more he trained and practiced. During high school at Saint John’s Vianney he made the varsity team and earned a starting position as point guard. He continued to perfect his ball handling skills and assisted his team in many ways. As a freshman in Georgian Court he had an opportunity to be a part of the basketball team. He’s been working with Coach Pete for the last three years and as an assistant on Marson Elite AAU Team. His motto in basketball: “love the game, always go 110%.”

Coach Arlen Gonzalez Valdez started his basketball career at the Academy of ​Urban Leadership Charter Schools during high school. He then played ​basketball at a prep school in California before receiving multiple offers and a ​scholarship to play Division 1 in Missouri for a NAIA school. He has also coached ​at Hoop Group Camp and has been working with Marston Athletics for 2 years.

Contact Us

Phone: 732.986.2796

Email: pmarston32@gmail.com

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Family Testimonials

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“We heard about Marston Athletics from a friend whom we trust ​completely. Upon meeting Peter we knew right away this was a safe, very ​competitive, friendly, learning environment where our son would thrive. ​Peter is kind, tough and genuinely cares about making players better, ​while being the face of his business.”

-Christa Teter

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"Samira is very professional and easy to work with. Her work is exceptional."

"Samira knows what she's doing. She has helped our business so much."

“The individualized attention to each player at Marston Athletics is impressive and their feedback to the players is helpful. The coaches are fantastic. My daughter has improved because I see her implementing things learned in the session in her practices. If your looking for a place for skill development for your child Marson Athletics is the place!!!”

-Stacy Rodgers

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“Every student-athlete that trains in this program not only becomes successful, but they are amongst the best in divisions. My children’s IQ and confidence in the game has grown tremendously. Also they have met some amazing peers along the way.”

-EJ Pierre-Louis

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Marston Athletics has taught my son how to deal with situations on the court, which will help him with life situations as well.”

-Justin Swain

Our Services

We offer personal, small, semi group and team training to boys and girls at all ages and stages of the game. Training packages are personalized to meet the needs of your athlete and family.

Remember the Love of the Game

As coaching relationships develop and thrive with athletes, another bond is formed between our staff and parents. Basketball is supposed to be fun, but sometimes even in our best attempts to parent we forget that simple fact. At Marston Athletics we work with parents to encourage them to “adjust” allowing space for our kids to have their own experiences, failures and setbacks so that in return they develop the confidence to problem solve, grow and excel on the court and in life.


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