Youth Divisions Evaluations

Evaluations for the Youth Divisions (Boys 2nd + Boys or Girls 3rd–8th Grade + Boys High School are Sunday, Nov. 5th at University High School).

We hope you are as excited as we are to kick off our 2023 Basketball Winter League! All players in the Youth Divisions MUST attend evaluations on Nov. 5th. Times can be found on the Evaluations Page.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.

Rookie League Apparel Pickup

All ordered apparel for the Rookie League Only will be available for pickup at the SoCal Elite office on Saturday Nov 18th.

Date: Saturday Nov 18th
Address: 12 Mauchly Ste P Irvine 92618
Time: 9:00a – 1:00p
Where: Back of the building – look for the SoCal Elite Sports Canopy

Registered Players & Apparel Orders

League Info

Calendar of Events

Tue, Aug. 1st: Registration opens

Thur, Nov. 2nd: Registration closes

Fri, Nov. 3rd: Wait List Reg opens (Head Coaches only and no Rookie Division buddy requests)

Sun, Nov. 5th: [Youth] Player Evaluations (note: Daylight Savings Time ends)

Sat, Nov. 19th: [Rookie] Jersey Pick-Up

Fri, Nov. 17th – Wed, Nov. 22nd: [Youth] Team Drafts

Sat, Dec. 9th / Sun, Dec. 10th: Week 1
Sat, Dec. 16th / Sun, Dec. 17th: Week 2
Sat, Dec. 23rd – Sun, Dec. 31st: Holiday and New Year’s Break (No Games)
Sat, Jan. 6th / Sun, Jan. 7th: Week 3
Sat, Jan. 13th / Sun, Jan. 14th (MLK Weekend): Week 4
Sat, Jan. 20th / Sun, Jan. 21st: Week 5
Sat, Jan. 27th / Sun, Jan. 28th: Week 6
Sat, Feb. 3rd / Sun, Feb. 4th: Week 7
Sat, Feb. 10th Rookie League: Week 8 – End of Season (No Youth League Games)
Sun, Feb 18th Youth League: Week 8 – End of Season (No Rookie League Games)


SoCal Elite Sports prides itself on having the best youth basketball league in Orange County. What started out as a “Rookie League” for grades K–2nd has transformed into one of the largest youth basketball leagues in Orange County. After over 28 seasons, SoCal Elite has tailored its league to meet popular demands and has remained in tune with the ever-changing ways of basketball. Basketball is a dynamic sport in which trends, styles and rules are constantly being tweaked. The key to SoCal Elite’s success has been creating the most enjoyable experience possible for all players. Experienced staff members and coaches manage SoCal Elite’s operations, which leads to a more productive environment for players. Unlike most youth basketball organizations, SoCal Elite has four seasonal leagues in the spring, summer, fall and winter. This allows players to play year-round, if they so choose.

The Winter League is the prime time for youth basketball. During other seasons (spring, summer and fall), most youth players play multiple sports or have other obligations. As a result, our Spring/Summer/Fall Leagues are just 6-8 games on Sundays. The Spring/Summer/Fall Leagues are our off-season leagues and are primarily for those players who wish to play basketball games year-round. If you would like additional practice during our off-season leagues, please join our SoCal Elite Academy.

Our coaches are parent volunteers. Our staff members will assist any coaches who need help or who are coaching for the very first time.

All games are played at local IUSD / TUSD High School gyms, Concordia University, the Jewish Community Center (JCCOC) or at local community center gyms.

For our Rookie and Youth Divisions, equal participation for all players is guaranteed. Each player is guaranteed to play a minimum of 20 minutes per game.

For the Rookie Division, teams are formed by Division first then Schools/Areas. For the Youth Division, teams are formed by grade and through drafts after player evaluations.

SoCal Elite is always looking for volunteer basketball coaches for all seasonal leagues. If you are unable to, or do not want to, volunteer to help operate SoCal Elite’s basketball leagues efficiently, you are required to pay a ‘buy-out fee’ to cover the cost of bringing on additional staff members.