Basketball Academy

Weekly year-round skills training & games

Weekly Academy Membership • $110/mo.

Game Series Academy Membership • $75/mo.

Your child’s “recurring membership” starts the day you register and your credit card will be charged the agreed upon monthly fee each recurring month on the same day.

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The Weekly Academy is a great place for your child to learn the game of basketball and enhance his or her skills. This program is for all ages and skill levels.

  • Fundamentals Training: Rookie to Advanced
  • Boys & Girls: 1st thru 8th grade
  • All skill levels welcome: Players grouped by ability
  • Year-round program: Closed on holidays

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Rob S.
Rob S.
August 9, 2018

SoCal Elite offers an academy in several convenient locations. My son has participated in that for several seasons and I saw his skills improve with SoCal Elite’s coaching. Now that he is 9, he’s been playing in their club team for over a year. Each stage of development, SoCal has been there all the way. I couldn’t recommend it more if you and your kid both love the sport of basketball. You won’t regret it.

Daniel L.
Daniel L.
March 14, 2018

SoCal Elite’s Academy/Clinics are amazing – Coach Matt and Brandon are the best by far and continue to shine with their drills and discipline. Our son (7 years old) as a rookie couldn’t even dribble the ball, but in only 4 months, he can now dribble as well as the rest of kids. His overall happiness alone is what keeps us coming back.

Twinkies T.
Twinkies T.
November 8, 2017

My son has attended the clinic for at least 2 years. From having no experience to thinking he is the best at his school. It is funny to me but I am proud that he is proud and is confident! Yes, the head coach can be tough but he knows when to pull back. The other coaches are more relaxed.

Class Schedules

Please select and register for a class.

Note: Purchasing a membership without registering for a class will result in an automatic cancellation.

Find Your Location


Beacon Park School Gym

200 Cultivate
Irvine, CA 92618

Boys & Girls Club of Irvine Gym

295 E Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92604

New Horizon Irvine Community Center Gym

10 Marconi
Irvine, CA 92618


9 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620

University HS Gym

4771 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612


Bronze Pass

One (1) visit per week – Basketball training classes at same time & place.

$110 per month

  • Auto-debit recurring program: paid by credit card (monthly fee on the same day each month)
    • Commit to one (1) month and you will be charged for additional months thereafter, unless cancelled.
  • Your child’s membership starts the day you register!
  • Only valid for your registered class day and time.

Note: To change or stop your recurring monthly membership (3 days or 72-hr notice), you MUST email: [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions

SoCal Elite’s basketball training academy is unique because of its breakdown in skill level. The Academy is broken down into multiple skill and grade levels. The Academy is open weekly year-round, except major U.S. holidays. Rookie (1st–2nd grade) is for beginners and young players and uses a lower height hoop. Next is Beginner (2nd-4th grade) which is similar to Rookie and serves as a transitional level for beginner players who are ready to play on 10-foot hoops. Novice (3rd–5th grade) is one of our most popular levels for those elementary-aged kids with a little experience or want to try out the sport for the first time. Intermediate (5th–8th grade) is for more experienced players or for those players who have graduated from the first few levels. Finally, Advanced (6th–8th grade) is for the advanced players who are usually older.

Depending on your child’s skill level, you should try to match it to the corresponding Academy level. Usually when a player is first starting out, he or she will start with the Rookie or Novice level and work his or her way up. If the player has already been playing for a while, the Intermediate level should work best.

Players are required to bring their own appropriately-sized basketball. Players are recommended to bring their own water/refreshments and wear comfortable athletic apparel (athletic shorts, rubber-soled closed toed shoes and short sleeves – no jeans or sandals).

Unfortunately at this time and due to Covid-19 restrictions, we do not offer any make-ups for missed classes. Your child is ONLY allowed to attend the class you have registered for.

Your child’s recurring membership starts the day you register for the academy league and begins the next upcoming academy session. You do not need to re-register after your initial registration. Your membership is on an auto-debit system that recurs every month and enrolls you into your class every week.

To change or stop your membership, please email us your cancellation request at least 72 hours before your next billing date with your child’s name, grade, and academy class they are registered in.

Additional Information

The Weekly Academy is a great place to enhance your game and works well for those players who are transitioning from the rookie to youth SoCal Elite Leagues, as well as those players who have game but want to take it to the next level.

All Skill Levels Welcome

Whether your child has been playing for years or is just now trying out basketball, our Weekly Basketball Academy has a group level to fit his or her skill level / experience (Rookie, Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced).

Year-Round Program

Our Weekly Basketball Academy is year-round (Tuesday thru Thursday + Sundays) except for major US holidays.

Basic Basketball Fundamentals

SoCal Elite’s Weekly Basketball Academy focuses on the basic fundamentals of basketball: ball-handling, shooting, footwork, passing, defense, and much more!

Rookie Level

Our Rookie level staff will break the game down to a beginner’s level and focus on ball handling, footwork, passing and above all else, having fun! It is the perfect compliment for those players who are playing in any of our SoCal Elite Rookie Leagues.

Bring Your Own Basketball

Participants are required to bring their own basketball to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe. Please write your child's name and phone number on the basketball.

Professional Coaches

All of our basketball trainers are professionally trained and have high-level basketball experience.

Lower Hoop Heights Available

Lower hoop heights (8-9 ft.) are available for lower grade levels.

About The Academy League

SoCal Elite Basketball

SoCal Elite’s Weekly Basketball Training Academy has been running for over 10 strong years. The Weekly Basketball Academy is a year-round clinic with four different skill levels: rookie, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Our coaching staff breaks down the game for each level and works on the players’ skills and understanding from both an individual and team perspective. Each level is progressively more challenging but also more fun. Our highly experienced and expert coaching staff will help motivate and improve your son or daughter’s game in a competitive and fun environment.

The Academy is for boys & girls 1st thru 8th grade.

Note: Our coaching staff will evaluate and place your son or daughter in the correct level after his or her first workout. The levels are not age-based but skill-based. When attending the first workout, if you are unsure, pick the lower level. If that level is too easy, he or she can always stay for the next level’s session.