WELCOME TO THE BLACK CLUB WINTER 2019-2020 SEASON
ABOUT THE BLACK CLUB ACADEMY
Our Black Club, popularly known as “AAU” basketball, consists of the top players in our Academy. Our teams will travel to local venues to compete against top talent in the Bay Area. Team Esface aims to expose our players to ballers whose love for basketball and commitment to improvement parallels our own. Exposure to varying styles of basketball helps us recognize the potency of our craft while steadily polishing and refining our personal brand and style.
This Black Club academy is a “dual-impact” approach to club basketball that attacks both individual and team development. During team practices, coaches merge players’ current abilities to create a cohesive unit on the hardwood; during Team Esface team skill workouts, players attack their weaknesses and steadily improve their skills to enhance what they offer their team on the court.
Each grade class will ideally have two teams with a roster size of 9 - 11 players. These team rosters can adjust periodically based upon the needs of the player(s) and the team dynamic during the season. Every coach from each class will know every player along with their strengths and weaknesses. This will give us a better opportunity to service the player through multiple coaches with unique perspectives and strengths. These teams will practice together at all times and will run an academy style offense/defense so that every player understands the system being implemented in their class. (in case they are moved from their team).
ABOUT THE WINTER SEASON
SEASON BEGINS: Monday, November 4th - Sunday, February 16th
90 Minute Practices two times a week
8 Local Tournaments and 1 Travel Tournament (Portland, OR)
Holidays (not on the court):
Thanksgiving Break: November, 25th - December 1st
Winter Break: December, 23rd - January, 5th