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NORCAL ELITE YEAR-ROUND TOURNAMENT TEAMS

Our year-round teams are for players that want to make a serious commitment to a team and compete at a high level.  Our teams practice two times per week, and play a 18+ tournaments throughout the year, or the equivalent with tournament and league play.  

With some of the most competitive teams in Northern California and a focus on long term player development, our program/s have been reputable throughout the west region for decades.  There is not a better environment to prepare players for high school basketball and beyond than NorCal Elite!

*** if you are looking to join the team this Fall please contact Frank Allocco, Jr.

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Tryouts (2023/24)

Tryouts took place the week of August 13.  We still will add players when roster spots are available and it's a good fit.  Please reach out to Frank Allocco, Jr. if interested in playing.

PROGRAM DETAILS

SEE BELOW FOR THE PHILOSOPHY AND DETAILS THAT HAVE MADE NORCAL ELITE ONE OF THE TOP AAU PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA:

Program Directors:

Frank Allocco, Jr.: frank@asahoops.org

Chris Whirlow: Chris@norcalelite.org

PHILOSOPHY

Our players develop a STRONG foundation in man-to-man defense, and truly develop offensive skills in our position-less system. Rather than spend time on zone defense or set offensive plays that might help our teams win now, our focus is on instilling great habits and skill that translate to high school basketball and beyond.  Finally, our players are challenged and encouraged to be the best they can be in all of the intangibles of the game, including communicating on defense, rebounding, offensive decision making, and the most important skill in basketball, PLAYING HARD.

COMPETITION

NorCal Elite is recognized as one of the most competitive programs in Northern California.  With multiple teams at each grade level, we are able to find the best competitive level for our players and teams to improve throughout the year. Our teams travel once a year, with an option to do more, and our highest level teams compete in multiple travel tournaments throughout the year.

PRACTICE

Our teams practice twice per week, with a focus on individual skill development and offensive and defensive breakdowns similar to a high school/college practice. Practices are fast paced and intense as we reinforce great habits, advanced skill, and use live play to improve in game like situations. We take pride in CHALLENGING our players in our practices, and when our players get to the high school level they are definitely prepared.

COACHING

NorCal Elite coaches are professional coaches who in most cases coach or have coached high school/college basketball, and/or played at a high level as a player. Please click here for a list of our talented coaching staff. 

OPEN RUN NIGHTS

For much of the year we have "Open Run Night" on a Friday each month.  Players are placed on teams and compete amongst their grade level in fast-paced, full court 3v3 games.  Our coaches supervise, but allow the players to play in an open, free environment with less instruction.  Open Run Night is a favorite of the families in our program as players get extra opportunities to play with different players, in different roles, with less direction from coaches in a player led environment.

FACILITY

NorCal Elite is run out of the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, one of the finest basketball facilities in the west region. With six hoops on each court our workouts are efficient and we maximize repetitions.  The Fieldhouse has also been the home of the NBA G-League Ignite team, Steph Curry camps, and the Jr. NBA youth basketball championships.

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