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Youth Basketball Academy Offering Teams, Camps, and Training | Redwood City, California


Splash City esface elite

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ABOUT THE 17U Elite Travel Team

Team Esface has made the decision to NOT stop serving our athletes after 8th grade. Their careers are far from over and we want to stay intimately involved as they progress through high school. We believe we can help every player reach their goals of playing at the next level, becoming high level VARSITY players and maximizing their chances of getting college athletic scholarships.

We understand that high school players have new values:

  • Maximum exposure = playing in front of college coaches
  • Maximum competition = playing against top talent in the country

After months of meeting with top AAU directors and coaches all over the bay area, we are excited to announce our special package specifically for our class of 2019, the first class to enter our program in the 4th grade and the most talented class in years. 

This year we will be partnering with SPLASH CITY, the official UNDER ARMOR program, to put this 17U team on one of the most competitive circuits out there.  




This Schedule begins March 28th and ends July 30th. Excludes the month of JUNE in respect to school summer league.

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Every Tuesday | 7:30pm-9pm

Sequoia High School

These 90 minute workouts are training sessions led by Coach D Mo and other Master and Elite Trainers to work specifically on individual. This training will take place in a high energy, positive environment that nurtures holistic development through our mind, body and skill curriculum.

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Fridays 7:00pm @ Chabot College

These  Practices will not only be an opportunity to learn offensive and defensive strategy, but will focus on more team skill and concepts. 

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These 90 minutes weekend practices will take place on non-tournament weekends and will sharpen your teams skills and strengthen their chemistry & camaraderie.


Our 17U Elite team will be on an Under Armor West Coast Circuit. This will ensure competing against top talent in the nation and getting maximum exposure during BOTH of the LIVE periods (when NCAA coaches can view athletes): April and July. 


April & May: As the Bay Area AAU scene strengthens, more and more BIG events are happening right here in our backyard, allowing us to both play against top competition and be seen my colleges while not traveling every weekend. 

June (OFF): To respect our High School programs and the SUMMER LEAGUES, we are taking JUNE completely off with optional private trainings to ensure our players are ATTACKING THEIR WEAKNESSES in this valuable off season. They will be playing 20-30 games this month with their school teams (per conversations with some programs) so meeting 1x per week strictly on skill work is all we feel is necessary this month. 

July: Highest travel season. THREE big Travel events. Our team can eliminate ONE of these to cut costs and reduce travel but it will be up to us to decide early in season. 

* UNDER ARMOR FINALS in Georgia: This event is the culmination for the Under Armor circuit that brings all of the top colleges out under ONE ROOF so our boys are likely to be playing on the biggest stage they've played on yet. 


Head Coach: Jules Milstead

Jules with his son Damari Milstead

Jules with his son Damari Milstead

Jules Milstead was born and raised in Oakland California, he attended St Joseph Notre Dame as well as Fremont High School, Jules graduated from Fremont High School in 1997, he grew up playing basketball in Oakland, considered one of the top players in the state, he played high School AAU with Slam N Jam now named the Oakland Soldiers.

Jules attended Western State College in Colorado on a basketball scholarship and majored in Sociology. He has coached AAU for the past 16 years with programs such as Oakland Rebels, Oakland Soldiers and Splash City, he has also mentored, Recruited, coached and help guide numerous high school players in getting college scholarships and some went on to play professional basketball either in the NBA, G League or Overseas, and has a son Damari Milstead that is a freshman on a Division 1 scholarship at GCU. This is Jules 3rd year as the Executive Director of Splash City and is a Case Manager for Foster Youth for Oakland Unified School District.

ASSISTANT COACH: Suhail Mohammadi

ASSISTANT COACH / Player Skill Development Coach: David "D Mo" Moore

ASSISTANT COACH / Player Character development & college recruitment coach: Dele Sobomehin