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Team Esface is heading to Southern California June 14th-16th! The 10U through 14U Black AAU Team Esface teams will participate in the ACES Coca Cola National Showcase 2019 Basketball Tournament!

Tournament Info


ACES Coca Cola National Showcase 2019 Basketball Tournament
Friday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16, 2019

$15/day or $36 for a 3-day pass
Cash or credit card with a 3% fee


Please download the tourney app, "ACES Basketball". Game schedules will be updated there.

CLICK HERE to view the macro schedule throughout the Academy.


This is a huge event. There will be 42 courts spread across 17 gyms in a 20mi radius. Game schedules and gym locations can be found on the "ACES Basketball" app. Please download! The main gym will be The Map Sports Facility at 12552 Western Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841.

Gym addresses can also be found at this link.


Playing time

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Travel Tourney objectives

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  • Arrive by early afternoon

  • Games begin at 6pm

  • Down Time (players need to plan on having at least 8 hours of sleep)


  • Games (9:00am-9:00pm)

  • NO ACADEMY DINNER (Plan on having dinner within your teams, it is encouraged to also collaborate with other teams in the academy)


  • Games conclude at 6pm

Academy DINNER

Unfortunately we WILL NOT be having an Academy-wide dinner. With the schedule the way it is most of our teams will be playing on Saturday evening. With that being said it is encouraged to have team dinners as it is a great way to bond and get to know other players and families within the academy.



Book by Sunday, May 19th under the "Team Esface Room Block"

Phone: 1-949-759-0200 OR 1-800-228-9290

Online: visit this link

We were able to negotiate the following discounted rates for our stay. Note that parking in the area is limited.

  • Room with two Queens: $139/night

  • Parking: $20/night

  • The above rates apply for Friday night, June 14th - Sunday night, June 16th

  • Rooms must be booked by Sunday, May 19th under the "Team Esface Room Block"


Marriott Irvine Spectrum - 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618

After exploring many options and considering multiple factors, with help from parents and regional hotel reps, Marriott Irvine Spectrum aligns best with Team Esface's value of "togetherness" for out-of-town tournaments. This accommodation will allow the entire academy to stay together, which means building family and creating memories while we relax and play together during downtimes.  The hotel is ~25 minutes from the main gym (Map Sports Facility), and situated in a metropolitan hub that allows for exploring the chic nearby attractions. Irvine was a strategic choice as Anaheim is buzzing with Disneyland traffic and escalating summer prices, and options closer to the tournament facility are sub-par. 

Features include:

  • Newly renovated

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Fitness center

  • M Lounge with outdoor patio (you can add this to your stay upon check-in)

  • On-site Starbucks

  • Farm-to-table restaurant

  • Rooftop bar with panoramic views

  • Close to shopping, restaurants, and other attractions

  • View pictures here!

Flight Information

Games begin on Friday, June 14th at 5:00 p.m, and end on Sunday, June 16th at 6:00pm. Practices on Thursday, June 13th are still on. Flights should be booked for Thursday night after practice, or Friday morning, so that athletes can be settled in SoCal before 5:00 p.m. Airport details are as follows

  • LGB (Long Beach) ~28 miles from hotel, ~10 miles from main gym

  • SNA (Orange County) ~9 miles from hotel, ~15 miles from main gym

  • LAX (Los Angeles) ~50 miles from hotel, ~30 miles from main gym