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




“Bad competition makes you bitter, true competition makes you better.”

- Coach Dele Sobomehin

Over 6 years of building the Peninsula’s largest AAU program (21 teams in 2014), Team Esface has interviewed hundreds of players and parents on their experience with AAU. We now believe for most of our Team Esface players, the traditional AAU program can be improved for optimal growth and player experience.

Furthermore, Team Esface is committed to all players having a positive experience and thusly, believes in building the right environment for the growth of all of our players.

TrueLeague = controlled AAU team experience + weekly league play

The TrueLeague (pronounced True League) provides Team Esface’s signature positive high-energy coaching and high-intensity training through a hybrid combination of AAU tournament experience, and weekly league play.

Taking place during the Spring/Summer & Winter seasons, the TrueLeague brings a high-energy culture and environment that offers players the opportunity to be apart of a team. TrueLeague is an experience that will allow your player to develop their skills and IQ through elite coaching, while participating in high level TRUE competitive environment every week and sampling the AAU tournament circuit.

The benefits of TrueLeague:

True Competitive environment every week through our TrueLeague.

Opportunity to build your skill development through our skill clinics.

Convenient and consistent game & practice scheduling that keeps your weekends open.

Inclusion into AAU tournaments and practices give players the “AAU Experience” conveniently.

Elite coaching will build a strong team chemistry, fun environment and solid foundation to build your basketball career on.

A typical TrueLeague weekly schedule will look like the following:

Two days a week, TrueLeague participants look to attack their weaknesses (#ayw) at our patented 60 minute Team Esface Skills Clinics. These clinics are optional and not apart of your base package.

TrueLeague participants will participate in a 60 minute team and skill development practice on either Tuesday or Thursdays nights & Friday (right before their game) with their teammates to develop their strategy & build a strong team dynamic that will prepare them for battle on the court on Friday nights.

TrueLeague games on Fridays – boys grades 3rd-8th – will be professionally officiated, culminating in playoffs and a championship game to win the coveted TrueLeague trophy.

To give all TrueLeague teams a sampling of the Team Esface AAU experience, all teams will participate in two AAU tournaments during the season, one tournament will take place at the beginning of the season, and one will take place towards the end of the season. This will give players the high stakes tournament experience that our BLACK AAU squads compete in.

If you are interested in participating in our TrueLeague experience please click the red box at the top of this page to select the season you’d like to be apart of. TrueLeague will be held during the Spring/Summer and Winter seasons. Growth is Exciting.


currently evaluating 15U division players only!

Evaluations are necessary for all players wanting to participate in Spring Summer TrueLeague


This group runs a great camp, great skills clinics, and rewarding team experiences. Their practice sessions are fun and teach real skills. My two sons have both come out playing better ball.
— Julianne W.
My son participated in the summer basketball camp for the first time last year. At first, he was a bit intimidated because all of the other kids seemed t know so much more than he did about basketball. But the coaches pulled him in and helped him gain confidence.
— Kent B. | Redwood City