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SoCal-Elite Announces 2014-15 Winter Girls Basketball League + Training Program

Register Now: 2014-15 Winter Girls Basketball League / Girls Only AAU Training Program

Irvine, CA – SoCal-Elite Sports is excited to announce a special new offer for all girls basketball players! This summer, SoCal-Elite is offering a ‘Girls Only’ AAU Training Program as part of the 2014-15 Winter Basketball League. The Training Program ($79 value) is included FREE until August 15th, 2014.

As part of the Training Program, SoCal-Elite will be partnering with Concordia University of Irvine’s Women’s Basketball program and Head Coach Trisha Stafford-Odom. During her playing career, Stafford-Odom starred in the WNBA and other basketball leagues overseas. Stafford-Odom was also a two-time 1st Team All-Pac 10 selection for her outstanding play for the California Bears. Following her playing career and prior to coaching at Concordia University of Irvine, Stafford-Odom coached at UCLA, Duke, and University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Training Program will also feature the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball — the next-generation basketball that is revolutionizing training with its bluetooth connectivity and accompanying smartphone mobile application.

SoCal-Elite’s Girls Only AAU Training Program will begin in September and run through October. Sessions will be Sunday nights from 6-8PM at Concordia University of Irvine’s Gym. Along with training from some of the highest-regarded women’s coaches in America, girls players who sign up for this program will also receive: a FREE ‘The Academy’ t-shirt, a FREE Mikasa basketball, a FREE draw-string backpack, a FREE kids meal, and FREE tickets to Concordia University Basketball home games. The program is available exclusively for girls who register for SoCal-Elite’s 2014-15 Winter Girls Basketball league.

SoCal-Elite’s Winter Youth Basketball League provides girls basketball players (K-8th grade) with a chance to play with girls their own grade and skill level. The League includes 8-10 Sunday basketball games (Saturday OR Sunday for K-2nd grade teams) at local Irvine / Tustin Unified School District Gyms. SoCal-Elite’s Winter Girls Basketball League also provides youth girls basketball players with a complete uniform, guaranteed equal participation for all players, and weekly team practices. Since all girls who sign up will be guaranteed equal playing time, no previous experience is required to play.

To take advantage of the Girls Only AAU Training Program for free, register for SoCal-Elite’s 2014-15 Winter Girls Basketball League by August 15th. Registration is open now and space is limited for the AAU Training Program, so please make sure to register as soon as possible!

2014-15 Winter Girls Basketball League

94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball

Introducing the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball

No Coach; no problem!

SoCal-Elite Sports is proud to introduce the new, state-of-the-art 94Fifty ‘Smart Sensor’ Basketball! SoCal-Elite has recently become the exclusive distributor of the 94Fifty basketball for players in Orange County.

The 94Fifty basketball is specifically manufactured to help you elevate your game through advanced tracking and metrics. This basketball is a must-have for all players looking to improve their all-around games.

What is the 94Fifty basketball? 

The 94Fifty basketball is one of the first to intertwine advanced technology and metrics with basketball.

The 94Fifty basketball’s specifications include:

  • Regulation Size, Weight, Spin and Bounce
  • Bluetooth enabled for all devices
  • Ultra-durable indoor/outdoor skin
  • Instant feedback on every shot and dribble
  • Water resistant
  • 8 hour battery life
  • Up to 90 foot range
  • And the list goes on!

How does it work?

Inside the 94Fifty basketball contains sensory monitors, which connect via Bluetooth through any mobile device. It delivers information and feedback in the way that players want it: fast, engaging, challenging, and always unbiased and accurate.

The ball measures any forces applied to it – spin, acceleration, you name it. A full 360-degree view of the ball – and the player that moves it. The ball is going to give you data and feedback about your game that is smart, precise, and accurate.

Memphis Grizzlies’ star point guard Mike Conley had the following to say about the 94Fifty Basketball: “Nothing pushes me like 94Fifty.”

The 94Fifty basketball’s new age technology is run through the self-titled app “94Fifty Basketball” found in both the Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app is free and ready to dive into once downloaded.

What exactly does the app measure?

Through the sensory monitors built into the 94Fifty basketball, the app is able to measure aspects such as:

  • Dribble/Force Speed: to improve your handle
  • Shot Speed: shoot faster and get more shots
  • Shot Backspin: shoot pure and improve your accuracy
  • Shot Arc: soft shots are made shots

Where can I purchase a 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball?

To purchase your 94Fifty basketball today, click below.

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SoCal-Elite Summer Camp II

SoCal-Elite Summer Basketball Camp II Recap

In case you missed our second basketball camp of the summer, we’ve got you covered with a recap! The camp ran from July 27th to July 31st at Northwood HS with four fun-packed days of basketball.

Day One

Our annual Northwood summer camp started off strong with our very first Social Media Challenge. We were excited to see a great turn out of returning campers accompanied by many new faces ready to learn! The first day had one basic agenda and that was to teach everyone the fundamentals of a perfect jump shot. After about thirty minutes of getting used to all the changes in their shots, all of the kids seemed to be making more shots and having a lot of fun. The campers learned about the three key fundamentals to shooting: knees bent, elbow straight, and hold your follow through until the ball hits the rim or goes in! Once everyone had their shot looking like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, we had a camp-wide shooting competition. The kindergarten group won both rounds of the shooting competition, though they might have had some assistance from the coaches. They were then announced champions while the remaining groups of campers all had push-ups to be done!

Day Two

The second day of camp was primarily focused on dribbling and a touch of defense. Patrick, SoCal-Elite’s head trainer, lead the whole camp in several dribbling drills, which ended with his favorite two-ball dribbling drills. To take care of the defense, every grade level worked on a “shell drill,” which taught everyone how to play defense correctly! Camp ended with our daily basketball games that would qualify each team into the championship games of their respective grade levels.

Day Three

Camp began with reinforcing all of our previous lessons in fundamentals to ensure no one forgot what we had learned the first couple of days. Lay-ups and footwork were the primary focus of the third day and coaches spent most of their time instructing proper techniques. Towards the end of the day, we played a few games of knockout to warm up for the next day’s championship round of knockout!

Day Four

Last day of camp and we already had six winners of our daily Social Media Challenges. At this point, everyone was waiting to see who would be the grand prize winner! During the final day of camp, we played a few more games of knockout to see who would represent his or her team in the championship round. The championship round consisted of two kids from each team to compete for the ultimate bragging rights! Next was the final full-court games that were matched up in order of the best records from the entire camp. As the final day of our Northwood basketball camp concluded, the grand prize of our Social Media Challenge was won by five-year-old Collin Tjin, who received a brand new 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball!

If you would like to sign up for our remaining 2014 Summer Basketball Camps, register below!

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