Thur, Dec. 30th, 2021

We hope you have all had a great holiday season. With the new year around the corner, we have restructured our outdoor Basketball Academy classes to better fit our 2022 facilities allocations and the winter weather.

In addition, we are scheduled to reopen our indoor Basketball Academy at the Chinese Cultural Center (SCCCA) in Irvine at the beginning of February.

At this time, all outdoor memberships have been cancelled. To restart your membership at your previous recurring price, please complete this transfer form by Saturday, January 15th, 2022: Form No Longer Available (1/23) – Registration is now open 1 week in advance

Keep in mind that space for each class is limited and members will be added in the order of their submission. Our staff will manually add your child to the class you specify, and we will email you when your membership has been reactivated. Outdoor classes will start the week of January 11th.

Below you will find our updated outdoor Basketball Academy class schedules as well as the upcoming relaunch of the SCCCA location:

Tuesdays @ Lakeside MS: Rookie (4 to 5 PM), Beginner (5 to 6 PM), Intermediate (6 to 7 PM)

Wednesays @ Venado MS: Rookie (4 to 5 PM), Beginner (5 to 6 PM), Intermediate (6 to 7 PM)

Thursdays @ Lakeside MS: Rookie (4 to 5 PM), Beginner (5 to 6 PM), Intermediate (6 to 7 PM)

Tuesdays @ SCCCA: Rookie & Novice (3:45 to 4:45 PM), Novice & Beginner (4:45 to 5:45 PM), Beginner & Intermediate (5:45 & 6:45 PM)

Wednesdays @ SCCCA: Rookie & Novice (3:45 to 4:45 PM), Novice & Beginner (4:45 to 5:45 PM), Beginner & Intermediate (5:45 & 6:45 PM)

Thursdays @ SCCCA: Rookie & Novice (3:45 to 4:45 PM), Novice & Beginner (4:45 to 5:45 PM), Beginner & Intermediate (5:45 & 6:45 PM)

Note: If you choose the Academy @ SCCCA on the transfer form above, we will restart your child’s membership the first week of February at your previous recurring rate.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks, and happy new year!

Mon, Dec. 20th, 2021

Schedule Updates for the Holidays

Beacon Park School: Tuesdays = CLOSED (12/21 & 12/28); Wednesdays = MOVED to New Horizon School Irvine (12/22 & 12/29)

Beckman HS: Wednesdays = CLOSED (12/22 & 12/29)

Boys & Girls Club Irvine: Wednesday Girls Only Academy = CLOSED (12/29)

Lakeside MS: Tuesdays = CLOSED (12/21 & 12/28); Thursdays = CLOSED (12/21 & 12/28)

New Horizon School Irvine: No changes

University HS: Sundays = CLOSED (12/26 & 1/2)

Venado MS: Tuesdays = CLOSED (12/21 & 12/28); Thursdays = CLOSED (12/21 & 12/28)

With the holidays approaching and IUSD/TUSD schools closing for the holiday break, our weekly outdoor Basketball Academy will be paused starting Thursday, Dec. 23rd.

All outdoor Academy classes have been canceled through the end of the year. Your child’s recurring membership has been stopped and any unused visits have been credited back to your account for future use.

What’s next for The Academy?

We’ll be evaluating all of our class locations and offerings during the holiday break to provide you with as many options as possible. With the rainy season approaching, we may reduce our outdoor Academy locations. We do, however, plan to reopen our Chinese Cultural Center indoor location in early February (class schedules will be announced soon).

We’ll follow up with a survey – before the end of the year – introducing our updated 2022 schedule and giving you the option to select a new membership at your current monthly rate.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy the holidays with your family.

Sat, Nov. 20th, 2021

Thanksgiving Break Cancellations

There will be no Academy classes from Wednesday, Nov. 24th to Friday, Nov. 26th (with the exception of Girls-Only Basketball Academy at the Boys & Girls Club on Wed, Nov. 24th) due to schools being closed for Thanksgiving break.

If you have an Academy class on those days, those classes are cancelled. We will be issuing you in-store credit if the cancellation falls on your Academy class day. The credit will be applied to your following payment date.

Here is a list of the classes cancelled on the week of Thanksgiving:

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–8th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 3
  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 2
  • Basketball: Rookie (K–2nd) @ Beckman HS Ct. 1
  • Volleyball: Beginner (4th–6th) @ Venado MS Covered Court

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Basketball: Beginner (2nd/3rd) @ Beacon Park School Gym
  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–8th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 3
  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 2
  • Basketball: Rookie (K–2nd) @ Beckman HS Ct.1
  • Volleyball: Intermediate (7th–9th) @ Venado MS Covered Court

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Basketball: Advanced (6th–9th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 3
  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–8th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 2
  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Beckman HS Ct. 1
  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Beacon Park School Gym

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–6th) @ Beacon Park School Gym

Thursday, Nov. 25th, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Lakeside MS Covered Court
  • Basketball: Rookie (K–2nd) @ Venado MS Covered Court

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–8th) @ Lakeside MS Covered Court
  • Basketball: Novice (4th/5th) @ Venado MS Covered Court

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Basketball: Intermediate (5th–8th) @ Lakeside MS Covered Court

Friday, Nov. 26th, 2021

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

  • Volleyball: Beginner (4th–6th) @ Beacon Park School Gym

6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

  • Volleyball: Intermediate (7th–9th) @ Beacon Park School Gym

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

Tue, Nov. 9th, 2021

Veteran’s Day Cancellations

This Thursday, Nov. 11th, The Academy @ Lakeside MS and @ Venado MS have been cancelled for Veteran’s Day. We will credit your account by lowering the next upcoming payment proportionally to your membership fee on Friday.

Fri, Oct. 22nd, 2021

New Location & Class Changes

Starting the month of November, the Academy League will be undergoing some changes. After this first month of Academy League games we want to update the classes and make sure each member has the best experience we can provide. To that end, we are revamping the composition of our classes.

Old Structure: Changes dependent on location

Rookie (K–2nd)
Beginner (2nd–5th)
Intermediate (5th–8th)
Advanced (6th–9th)

We know that the experience can improve even more by splitting the classes up to more equitably balance the grade levels and provide a more competitive environment. There also has been an overlap of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced with some members not knowing where they should enroll.

New structure: Starts Nov. 8th at Lakeside MS and Venado MS and Nov. 16th at Beckman HS

Rookie (K–2nd)
Beginner I (2nd/3rd)
Beginner II (4th/5th)
Intermediate (6th–8th)
Advanced (Invite only)

This will provide a more level playing field for members in other classes as the grade disparity is reduced. The change to Advanced invite only ensures that members of all skill levels have a clear path to graduate to the next class type and every member is capable of competing at our highest level.

What this means:

The class structure will change starting in November. In addition to class changes, Beckman will be moving from three courts to two courts. This will enable more space for classes as well as provide a better experience during pickup and drop-off.

We will be sending each group a more detailed email regarding their potential changes, if any.

Beckman HS: New Schedule starting Nov. 17th

Lakeside MS & Venado MS: Schedule starting Nov. 8th

We have also opened up a new indoor Academy location at Beacon Park School Gym on Wednesdays. Rookie League programs are currently only offered at Beckman HS and Venado MS.

Members will have the opportunity to move to a new location that better suits their schedule. Players who wish to move indoors will be able to keep their current membership price.

We appreciate your help and understanding.

Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2021

New Location & Class Changes

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new Academy at Beacon Park School Gym starting in October.

The Academy League is weekly training session at a specific day, time, location led by SoCal Elite staff. Each membership consists of three (3) sessions of lessons and fundamentals practice and one (1) session of structured games per month. Game days will incorporate specific in-game scenarios.

As a thank you for your participation in the 2021 Fall League we are offering a free clinic on Friday, Oct. 1st. Space is limited so it is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Once you have created your account click on the class on Friday Oct 1st that you are registering for.

If you already have an account simply login to TeamUp and add the class you are registering for.

Please make sure to wear your SoCal Elite jerseys.

Location: Beacon Park School Gym
Address: 200 Cultivate, Irvine, 92618
Rookie (K–2nd): 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Beginner (2nd–5th): 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Intermediate (5th–8th): 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Tue, Sep. 21st, 2021

Game Situations & Jerseys

Starting the month of October, jerseys will be required to participate during the Academy League game days. Game situations will be the first day of the new month each month (depending on your membership).

Example: If you attend class on Tuesdays, the first Tuesday of each month will be game situations (Oct. 5th this month as it is the first Tuesday).

It is highly encouraged that all members wear their jersey to the Academy to all of their classes. This will ensure that members always have their jersey during game day and will help coaches in various drills.

If you do not have a SoCal Elite reversible jersey members will need to purchase one from our store on TeamUp: https://goteamup.com/p/3532908-socal-elite-sports/store/

Once purchased we will send out an email when your apparel is ready for pick up at our office. Please do not come to our office until you receive this notification email.

Office Pick-Up Details
Address: 12 Mauchly, Ste P, Irvine, CA 92618
Hours: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Days: Tuesday – Friday

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2021

Introducing The Academy League

Our current SoCal Elite Weekly Basketball Academy that you know and love will soon be evolving into a new program: The Academy League!

Starting September 7th, we will be restructuring The Academy to incorporate games once a month. This means The Academy League will consist of at least three (3) sessions of lessons and fundamentals practice and one (1) session of structured games per month. Game days will incorporate specific in-game scenarios.

Please note: Members will need to have a SoCal Elite reversible black & white jersey to participate during game days.

Overview of Changes:

1. Class Length – Starting September 7th, all Academy classes will change to 1-hour weekly sessions. Start times will change as classes will be offered in hour intervals:

  • Venado Tuesday/Thursday: 4:00 PM (Rookie), 5:00 PM (Beginner) or 6:00 PM (Intermediate)
  • Lakeside Tuesday/Thursday: 4:00 PM (Beginner), 5:00 PM (Intermediate) or 6:00 PM (Advanced)
  • Beckman Wednesday: 4:00 PM Rookie, Beginner & Intermediate
  • Beckman Wednesday: 5:00 PM Rookie, Beginner & Intermediate
  • Beckman Wednesday: 6:00 PM Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
  • New Horizon Tuesday: 5:00 PM (Beginner) or 6:00 PM (Intermediate) – Indoor
  • University HS Sunday: 5:00 PM (Beginner) or 6:00 PM (Intermediate) – Indoor

2. Jersey (GAME DAYS ONLY) – Any SoCal Elite reversible white & black jersey will be allowed.

Friday Night Girls Only Academy will be moving to Wednesdays at the Boys and Girls Club starting September 8th.

  • 5:00 PM: Beginner @ Boys and Girls Club of Irvine (Wednesday)
  • 6:00 PM: Intermediate @ Boys and Girls Club of Irvine (Wednesday)
  • 7:00 PM: Advanced @ Boys and Girls Club of Irvine (Wednesday)

Wed, March 24th, 2021

The Academy League @ New Horizon School Irvine Gym reopens April 6th

The Academy @ New Horizon School Irvine will reopen on Tuesday, April 6th with three class times available. The Academy is led by Coach Patrick and SoCal Elite’s Basketball coaches.

Class Schedule

Tuesdays • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Beginner: 2nd–5th Grade

Tuesdays • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Intermediate: 5th–8th Grade

Tuesdays • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Situational Game Skills: 5th–8th Grade