Developing players’ basketball skills is our number one priority. CAL Sports Academy’s youth basketball programs feature innovative and progressive drills that meet the needs of the player. Our programs are designed for kids of all skill levels who are between the ages of 5 and 17 and allows players to mature from beginners to elite athletes. By providing 10 weeks, year-round programs, players become successful in basketball performance. Players will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, game positions, offensive and defensive techniques, and more.

Which youth basketball program is right for your child? Browse our offerings below and learn more!

Program Descriptions

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Beginner Programs

Learning the Basics

This course will break skills down to their most basic and fundamental levels for players new to the game. Players will be introduced to a variety of drills to establish familiarity with dribbling, passing, receiving, rebounding, shooting, and basic footwork.

Age / Grade: 5-9 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

Beyond the Basics

This course will build on the fundamental skills introduced in CAL 101. Players will experience drills designed to enhance control and confidence with ball handling, passing, rebounding, shooting, and footwork. Players will also gain an understanding of basketball rules and basic game play principles.

Age / Grade: 5-9 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

Introduction to Shooting

This course is designed to give beginner level players an understanding of the fundamentals of shooting. Players will be guided in establishing proper shooting technique and will be encouraged to maximize their repetitions through a variety of structured shooting drills and activities by our experienced coaching staff.

Age / Grade: 5-9 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

Intermediate Programs

CBB-201: Developing the Complete Player

Now that players have established a basic basketball awareness and have been introduced to the fundamental skills of the game, it is time to start developing efficiency in all areas of the game. Players will experience a progression of skill development drills while also gain an understanding of effective offensive/defensive positioning.

Age / Grade: 8-12 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

CBB-202: Advancing the Complete Player

This course will take the individual skill progression of each player and give them an understanding of how and when to use these skills to be successful in games. Players will enhance tactical awareness through a variety of drills combining elements of ball handling, scoring, rebounding, offensive concepts, and defensive concepts.

Age / Grade: 8-12 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

CBB-203: Developing the Team Player

This course will combine the skill sets established in previous courses to develop each individual’s effectiveness as a team player. We will address various team defensive principles such as defending screens, help-side defense, rotations, and transition defense as well as team offensive principles including half-court spacing, on and off-ball screening, motion concepts, advantage opportunities, and responsibilities, etc.

Age / Grade: 8-12 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

CBB-204: Building a Shooter

This class is the next step for intermediate level players to develop as an effective shooter. Players will be guided through a variety of shooting exercises to continue to develop consistency, extend their shooting range, and gain experience shooting in game-like situations.

Age / Grade: n/a
Class Length: 60 Minutes

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Advanced Programs

CBB-301: Scoring from the Perimeter

This course will address tactical concepts and skill development necessary to become an effective perimeter scorer while also establishing effectiveness as a perimeter defender. Players will gain experience and understanding using and reacting to various types of screens and cuts to score, advantage/disadvantage situations, creating passing lanes, effective passing against different defensive schemes, primary and secondary transition attack, etc.

Age / Grade: 12-15 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

CBB-302: Attacking the Paint

This course will work to develop each player’s strength and effectiveness getting to the basket to either score or position teammates to score. We will primarily focus on body control, dribble attack, and finishing to score while also incorporating the importance of discipline in decision making, reading and reacting to defense, post moves, and footwork, and rebounding among other various offensive and defensive principles.

Age / Grade: 12-15 Years Old
Class Length: 60 Minutes

 

 

CBB-303: Game Application

It is now time to put your skills to use in our CAL 303 Game Application course! In this course, players will gain experience utilizing our previously addressed skills and team concepts in controlled game/scrimmage scenarios

 

 

CBB-304: Transition to Prep

Think you are ready for our Elite Prep level? This course will serve as an evaluation period for advanced players who believe they have what it takes to take part in our Elite Prep programs. Players will be pushed and tested to further enhance their skills through high-level drills and game situations all while being evaluated by our coaching staff. *This class is a requirement for players looking to move on to our Elite Prep classes

Expectations:

When an athlete arrives at the gym, they are expected to come hydrated, motivated, and ready to learn and grow. Our coaches show up with a positive attitude and an excitement for teaching. We expect our athletes to arrive with the same positive attitude and the desire to better themselves as players and as individuals. Our coaches will always treat our athletes with respect, and we require our athletes to give that same respect to their coaches and their fellow athletes. Lastly, our goal is to always have fun!

 

Refund Policy:

All payments made to CAL Sports Academy are non-refundable. CAL Sports Academy reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registrations and will issue a full refund in the form of account credit. There are no make-ups for missed programs unless due to weather related closings. If you cannot attend the make-up date, a full refund in the form of account credit will be issued. Program refers to any activity CAL Sports Academy provides.