dedicated to empowering young athletes
From Court to Confidence: Unlock Her Potential with Our Girls' Basketball Teams
At Level Up, we are dedicated to providing girls with a transformative basketball experience that goes beyond the court. Our girls’ basketball teams focus on skill development, mental agility, and instilling core values to elevate each player’s journey. The unique aspects of Level Up’s program, including our RED DOT Framework, encompass essential basketball skills and the mental aspect of the game.
- When there are enough athletes available within a particular grade level, teams will be determined during the first two weeks of practice at the discretion of the program director. While we strive to fulfill friend requests in the younger grades, we cannot guarantee absolute fulfillment.
- At the younger grades, we strive to create teams of equal talent. As the players progress we embrace the opportunity to establish both an A and B team, allowing each athlete to showcase their talents to the fullest.
- We are proud to be a program that values the involvement of players without the need for player cuts. Players who join in the Spring or Fall, will either start out on our tournament team or our competitive 3v3 league.
Seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) Year Round Opportunities
Winter: January - March. Spring: April - June. Summer: July - September. Fall: October - December
Teams 3rd - 8th grade Competitive & Developmental
We'll find the best place for your player to compete and push herself to level up.
Practice Location Moraga & Walnut Creek
We have two drop-in skills training opportunities per week to accommodate busy schedules plus one team practice.
Games Leagues and/or Tournaments
Teams will play in either the MVP Flight League, Level Up 3v3 League and/or local tournaments. Games are held on the weekends.
Team Fee $595/season
Price per season. Gym rental for practices, tournament/league fees, coaches stipend and insurance. Does not include uniform cost.
Skill Development Over Winning
At Level Up, we believe in a comprehensive approach that prioritizes skill development over winning. While winning games is undoubtedly important, our primary focus with our girls basketball teams is on ensuring each player grows and improves as an individual and as part of a team. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment where girls can take risks, learn from their mistakes, and continually push their boundaries.
Learn How to play (not plays)
Empowering Athletes through Skills Training
Train The Game In Your Head
So much more than basketball
Apart from physical skills, mental and emotional growth play a significant role in a player’s basketball journey. All our girls basketball teams learn the how to manage the game in their head. This is where our DOT approach comes into play:
We are a San Francisco Bay Area Based AAU program that operates out of Moraga, CA. Our players come from Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay Cities.
I’m Coach Bill.
I have been basketball training for over 10 years at the youth and high school levels.
I coached the U.S.A. Basketball youth team during the 2016 Summer Olympics with former Dream Team player Chris Mullen. I also played Steph Curry’s basketball trainer in a TV commercial. Currently, I co-host the Coaching Youth Hoops podcast and run BasketballPracticePlans.com.
Level Up runs the largest girls 3v3 basketball league in Northern California for players in 3rd grade through 8th grade.
I was the Varsity Girl’s Basketball coach at Campolindo High School. Prior, I coached at De La Salle High School for three years.
I’m heavily involved in developing girls basketball in the East Bay. I serve on two boards that together serve over 1,000 youth players.
My training experience ranges from youth to college players. I look forward to working with your athlete.
Each season – Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, teams will play a minimum of 8 games. Games will be added for playoffs or as tournament schedules allow.
Practices are held in Moraga and Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Tice Gym or Wagner Ranch. Spring and Fall practices are held in the evenings (4 pm or after). Summer practices vary from early afternoon to evenings. Complete practice schedules will updated in TeamSnap.
We average 12 players per team. This number varies on the make-up of the team (what other commitments do players have). We aim to have at least 10 players per practice. Team size will vary based on total players, one or two teams per age group and number of games played per day.
Playing time is determined by our RED DOT Framework
- Drive: Is your player showing energy and effort in practice?
- Open: Is your player coachable?
- Together: Is your player demonstrating great teamwork?
Players make dramatic strides in improvement when they attend our practices. We practice 2x more than we play games.
We do something pretty unique in our game-day rotations. We don’t just play the top 6, we play everyone in every game. We do hockey style shifts – approximately every 2 minutes a new group enters the game. We want players to go all out in their shift.
We except players at all skill levels and experience. We strive to have two teams per age group – we have a developmental team and a competition team. The developmental team plays in our 3v3 league. There they can focus on improving their individual skills. Players may start in the developmental team and level up to the competition team.