The Gil Basketball Academy (GBA) was started in 2010 by Jose Gil, Founder and Executive Director of the Gil Basketball Academy. GBA is designed to teach athletes the proper fundamentals of basketball along with teaching them sportsmanship, team play, positive work ethics, and at the same time acquire new and lasting friendships.
The Gil Basketball Academy was formed to promote the sport of basketball in East Salinas, as well as the overall development of local student-athletes desiring to compete at the highest athletic levels of competition. GBA offers, camps, clinics, and individual sessions teaching athletes the skills and techniques of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. The athletes will be coached by Jose Gil and other qualified and experienced coaches. GBA is about teaching not only basketball, but this academy will build confidence and character in all GBA members while having fun.
Here at GBA we help aspiring athletes to reach their full potential by offering a variety of services such as:
- Practice Sessions
- Clinics & Camps
- GBA League
- Private Instruction
- Group Training
- Basketball Tournaments
- Motivational Speakers
- Video Analysis
- Recruiting Services
Not only will the Academy teach you to become a better player, but we also teach youth to become better sons, daughters, students and citizens. It's not enough to be a good athlete; you must also be an outstanding person in your community. Gil Basketball Academy staffers will take time before, during and after each practice to teach and instill in our youth the principles of being quality citizens! They will all be expected to work in the community throughout the year.
Our Mission Statement
GBA’s goal is to help the youth in our community "Shoot for, and Reach their goals" by participating in an organized basketball skills academy for boys and girls ages 4 to 17. GBA offers instruction in every facet of the game of basketball from basic fundamentals, to conditioning, speed and agility training, and learning to play the game the right way with respect and honor.
Players will also get the opportunity to use what they've learned. Each year the GBA portion of AAU basketball, Bu Yah Ballers, will play in competitive amateur tournaments during the spring and summer, allowing them to face talent from all over the country, and often time getting exposure in front of college scouts. This is an extra added bonus that GBA will host. Not all GBA members will be expected to compete in the Bu Yah Ballers Program.
Finally, each May, the Gil Basketball Academy hopes to have the funding to award one of its graduating members from High School with scholarship money to help them attend the college of their choice and aid in the transition process.
ABOUT COACH GIL
My name is Jose Gil, Executive Director and Founder of the Gil Basketball Academy. It has been my dream for years to start a basketball academy that is unique. Our focus is to teach young members of our society into becoming not only good basketball players, but also great citizens in our community. We want to hook kids at a young age to commit to our academy and be life long members that will one day return to their individual communities and make a positive difference. Through basketball, we can make a difference. This is my 13th year coaching and the following season will be my 9th year coaching the Varsity team at Alisal High School, I have successfully led Alisal to 8 consecutive C.C.S. playoff appearances and have been fortunate enough to be selected as a 4 time Senior All-Star Basketball Coach. I have high profile Basketball Camp Coaching Experience; L.A. Lakers Basketball Camp, Michael Jordan Flight School Camp, Lebron James Kings Academy, and Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy. GBA will change the perception that people currently have of East Salinas and serve as a positive alternative to keep kids away from violence and gangs. My dream has finally come true through my GBA.
|1997- Present||Alisal High School, Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach. In the year 2000 I was not only the president I also spearhead the entire boys’ program. Monterey Bay League Coach of the Year. The Salinas Californian Coach of the Year. The Monterey Herald Coach of the Year. Monterey County Senior All-Star Game coach 5 times. M.B.L. League Champions 2001-2002. CCS Playoffs qualifier for 9 consecutive years and shooting for 10 this season.|
|2007-Present||Kobe Bryant Academy Camp. Coach at Kobe Bryant’s summer camp every summer held at LMU. I was one of his original coaches the first year the camp was offered. Fulfilled all duties to the best of my ability. Dorm supervision was our responsibility after hours for the overnight campers. I understand the importance of safety and make that my #1 priority when working the camp.|
|2004-Present||Michael Jordan Flight School Basketball Camp. Coach at Michael Jordan’s summer camp held in Santa Barbara, CA. The greatest basketball player EVER! Have coached at a variety of divisions while at camp. Supervised kids at night in the dorms.|
|2009-Present||Lebron James Kings Academy. Coached at Lebron James’ summer camp held in San Diego, CA. Coached kids from different countries and was successful in teaching and implementing fundamentals.|
|2001-2006||Los Angeles Lakers Summer Camp Coach. Summer 2000-2004. Original coach- 2000. Promoted to Associate Commissioner in the N.I.T. division in the summer of 2004.|
|1996-97||Peter Burnett Academy, 8th grade Boys Basketball Coach.|
|2005-Present||Volunteer Coach- City Of Salinas. Coached kinder through third grade basketball teams.|
|2005-2008||Athletic Director at Alisal High School. Implemented programs and directed all sports for 3 years.|
|Spring 1999||NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas|
|Fall 2000||C.S.U.M.B. Big Man Camp Clinic- Coach Bill McClintock|
|Summer 2002||Los Angeles Lakers- Triangle Offense Clinic- Coach Tex Winters|
|Summer 2002||U.S.C. Tournament Training Protocol- Coach Henry Bibby|
|1999-2005||Coach Frank Carbajal- Private tutoring and mentorship.|
|Summer 2006||U.S.C. / Bob Cantu Camp- U.S.C. Assistant Coach- Bob Cantu|
|Summer 2006||Coaches Clinic- Pete Newell, John Wooden and Steve Lavin|
|Summer 2007||SJSU Coaches Clinic- Coach George Nessman|
|Spring 2009||NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas|
ABOUT BU YAH BALLERS
Bu Yah Ballers is a portion of GBA that will be offered to the members that are serious about competing at a more intense level. Bu Yah Ballers will be unlike any traveling team experience your kids have ever seen. We believe in family oriented, organized, affordable, yet not time consuming AAU basketball for your son and daughter.
GBA plans on sending Bu Yah Ballers teams to tournaments from March through June and possibly throughout the summer. We will be considerate of the travel expenses and destinations of the tournaments. Once again, this option of GBA is not mandatory and will be offered to the GBA members who would like to compete in a more competitive setting.
The Bu Yah Ballers registration fee for the 2010 season will be announced at a later date. This an extra cost that NOT PART of the yearly GBA membership. Traveling team fee will cover the cost of gym rentals, tournament entry fees, league memberships, referees, and uniforms. The fee WILL NOT include food, travel expenses, or other miscellaneous items needed for the AAU tournaments we will attend.
GBA is very aware of financial concerns, especially with the cost of fuel, food and hotels. We want our parents to be able to take their families on our away trips, and not make it a financial burden. We will be asking for your support in trying to raise money to cover some of the costs.
PRACTICE AND TRYOUT LIMITATIONS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS: There are no practice or play limitations for the 9U/3rd grade through the 12U/6th grade divisions of AAU Boys' Basketball. No Club, Team or Organization participating in AAU Basketball shall hold tryouts, practice, team workouts or competition in division 13 & Under 7th grade and 14 & Under 8th grade older for middle school basketball players between November 1 and February 1 of any year. ***Further no player who is a member of a high school basketball team shall be permitted by an AAU club, team, or organization to try out, practice, or play for that organization, until such time as the school team for which the player participates has ended its playing season!
BU YAH BALLERS ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION- To be announced.
If you have a question about the Gil Basketball Academy, or one of our programs, please contact coach gil.