Weekly Outdoor Basketball Academy

YEAR-ROUND SKILLS TRAINING

Weekly Day Sessions • $75/mo.

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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. Physical distancing protocols are in place to keep players, parents and staff safe and healthy.

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

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols: Read Here

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I couldn’t recommend it more

★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Rob S. – Parent

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.

My son’s overall happiness alone is what keeps us coming back

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Daniel L. – Parent

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.

Find your outdoor location



Beckman High School

4326 El Camino Real
Irvine, CA, 92602

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Wednesdays (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Wednesdays (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Intermediate: 5th–8th Grade
Wednesdays (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Wednesdays (6:00 to 7:30 PM)

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Lakeside Middle School

3 Lemongrass
Irvine, CA, 92604

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
No classes at Lakeside MS

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Tues., Wed. or Thurs. (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Intermediate: 5th–8th Grade
Tues., Wed. or Thurs. (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
No classes at Lakeside MS

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Las Lomas Community Park

10 Federation
Irvine, CA 92603

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
No classes at Las Lomas CP

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Sundays (4:00 to 5:30 PM)

Intermediate: 5th–8th Grade
Sundays (5:30 to 7:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
No classes at Las Lomas CP

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Venado Middle School

4 Deerfield Ave
Irvine, CA, 92604

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Wednesdays (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Tues., Wed. or Thurs. (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Intermediate: 5th–8th Grade
Tues., Wed. or Thurs. (4:00 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
No classes at Venado MS

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SCCCA (Irvine Chinese School) Gym

9 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Wed. & Fri. (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Tue. thru Fri. (4:00 to 5:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Tue. thru Fri. (5:00 to 6:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Tue. thru Fri. (6:00 to 7:00 PM)

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Beacon Park School Gym

200 Cultivate
Irvine, CA 92618

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Not available at Beacon Park School Gym

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Mon., Wed. & Fri. (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Mon., Wed. & Fri. (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Not available at Beacon Park School Gym

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Concordia University Irvine Gym

1530 Concordia
Irvine, CA 92612

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
No classes at Concordia University

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Sundays (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Sundays (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–8th Grade
Sundays (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

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New Horizon School Irvine Gym

10 Marconi
Irvine, CA 92618

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

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Vanguard University Gym

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
No classes at Vanguard University

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Sundays (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Sundays (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Coming Soon at Vanguard University

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Boys & Girls Club of Irvine Gym

295 E Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92604

Rookie: K–2nd Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Intermediate: 4th–8th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Advanced: 6th–9th Grade
Tues. & Thurs. (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

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Available Memberships


Weekly Pass

Basketball day sessions at same time & place.

$75 per month

  • Auto-Debit Recurring Program: paid by Credit Card (monthly recurring fee) – commit to (1) month and you will be charged for additional months after, unless cancelled.
  • Classes start the day you register!
  • Available at the outdoor Academy locations.
  • Only valid for your registered class time.
  • Strict COVID-19 physical distancing protocols are followed: Read More

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

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Gold Pass

UNLIMITED visits/mo.

$175 per month

  • Auto-Debit Recurring Program: paid by Credit Card (monthly recurring fee) – commit to (1) month and you will be charged for additional months after, unless cancelled.
  • Classes start the day you register!
  • Available for the following Academy locations on an unlimited visits basis: SCCCA Gym or Beacon Park School Gym.
  • Leftover visits do not roll-over to additional months.

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

Silver Pass

10 visits/mo.

$130 per month

  • Auto-Debit Recurring Program: paid by Credit Card (monthly recurring fee) – commit to (1) month and you will be charged for additional months after, unless cancelled.
  • Classes start the day you register!
  • Available for the following Academy locations: SCCCA Gym, Beacon Park School Gym or New Horizon School Irvine Gym.
  • Leftover visits do not roll-over to additional months.

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

Bronze Pass

5 visits/mo.

$85 per month

  • Auto-Debit Recurring Program: paid by Credit Card (monthly recurring fee) – commit to (1) month and you will be charged for additional months after, unless cancelled.
  • Classes start the day you register!
  • Available for the following Academy locations: SCCCA Gym, Beacon Park School Gym or New Horizon School Irvine Gym.
  • Leftover visits do not roll-over to additional months.

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

Sunday Pass

Sundays Only

$75 per month

  • Auto-Debit Recurring Program: paid by Credit Card (monthly recurring fee) – commit to (1) month and you will be charged for additional months after, unless cancelled.
  • Classes start the day you register!
  • Available for the following Academy locations: Concordia University Irvine Gym or Vanguard University Gym.
  • Leftover visits do not roll-over to additional months.

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


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 Outdoor Weekly Basketball Academy is year-round (Tuesday thru Thursday), 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.


What Others Say About The Academy

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.

Rob S. – Parent

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.

Daniel L. – Parent

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.

Twinkies T. – Parent

SoCal Elite is providing a higher level basketball that previously could not be found in Irvine. The upsides: lower costs, high level professional coaching, tournament experience, great/fun practices, very competitive and an organization that cares about its athletes. This is my son’s second full season with SoCal Elite and we have been very pleased with our experience.

Mayra C. – Parent


About The Academy

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 Kindergarten 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.


Latest Academy News

6 PM sessions @ The Academy are moving to 5:30 PM starting October 6th


This change is happening with the end of Daylight Savings Time on the horizon and school back in session now.

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The Academy @ Las Lomas Community Park is now open!


We're excited to announce that our outdoor basketball Academy at Las Lomas Community Park starts this Sunday, September 20th.

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Update on Air Quality – The Academy


With active wildfires across Southern California and the resulting air quality this week, we have informed all Academy instructors to only…

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