Tryouts for the Spring/Summer Season will take place in late February and early March at our home gym Calvary Church. More information about the team, season, and tryouts can be found on our tryout link below.
The Free Training sessions with coach Gregg Kalina is Sept 25th and 27th.
The Fall Training League is 5 weeks long at Meridian Park Elementary with coach Gregg Kalina. Each session is 1.5 hours long where they will work on skills and concepts for 45 min. then scrimmage live for 45 min. under a controlled setting. This will allow student-athletes to improve their skills as well as their basketball IQ and learning to play the right way.
Last weekend was the 3rd Annual WCE NW High Academic All-Star Camp which included 120 of the NW’s best student-athletes.
The camp average GPA was 3.57!
The high academic colleges that attended the event included Occidental, Redlands, UPS, Linfield, Willamette, Pacific, Lewis and Clark, Pacific Lutheran, Vanguard, Swarthmore, Multnomah, Alaska Fairbanks, and SPU.
Donald Watts worked with the campers and passed along valuable advice and insight into college basketball. Tim Manson from R3BAR worked with the student-athletes on their training habits, conditioning, and a positive competitive mind set. WCE President Ryan Silver gave a great seminar to all the parents about a realistic approach and the current recruiting world. Harvey Rubin from Academic Basketball Club in CT spoke with the players and parents about how to use their high GPA along with their basketball abilities to find the right school where they can grow as true student-athletes.
All the teams were coached by current head and assistant coaches at these prestigious schools. Next high academic camp will be in LA in March 2019.
Tryouts for the youth Fall and Winter season will take place on Aug 27th and 28th at our home gym Calvary Church. More information about the team, season, and tryouts can be found on our tryout link below.
Seattle Select High Academic HS teams represented in a major way this year at the Bigfoot Classic in Las Vegas. The 15u team coached by Zac Townsend went to the Sweet 16 in the Platinum division. The 16u team coached by Luke Hamlin went to the Final Four in the Platinum division, and the 17u team coached by Chase Young went to the Sweet 16 in the Platinum Premier division.
The champions of the Bigfoot Classic were the Cali Stars Elite whose only loss of the Summer came to our Seattle Select High Academic 17u team at the WCE Summer Classic a week before. Our high academic standards brought a lot of college coaches and scouts to our games. All of the teams received overwhelming praise from college coaches for the way our teams defend, pass, and play team basketball. We are extremely proud of all of our teams, coaches, and student-athletes.
Over 20 student-athletes from the Seattle Select High Academic program participated in this incredible annual event in Las Vegas before the Bigfoot Classic. The event put on by WCE was hosted at Coronado HS where dozens of high academic college coaches helped run and coach the camp.
There were over 100 high academic D2 and D3 colleges who attended the event. Although our team members were split up onto different teams, they were easily identifiable by their SS High Academic team shorts they wore. Our players were able to meet and greet with dozens of college coaches who expressed interest in their game and academics.
Colleges included Swarthmore, Pomona, Claremont, NYU, Oberlin, Macalester, Sarah Lawrence, Whitman, Cal Lutheran, MIT and more.
Session 1: Aug 6th-9th from 10am-3pm
Session 2: Aug 13th-16th from 10am-3pm
Session 3: Aug 20th-23rd from 10am-3pm
All camps are lead by head coach Chase Young. Additional coaches include current and retired players as well as Seattle Select High Academic team coaches.
Five Seattle Select High Academic team members were selected to play in the Elite 100 Camp at Pomona following the WCE Summer Classic. Many 4 and 5-star recruits were at the event, and among them two of our own players were selected for All-Star games. Charles Elzie III (Bellarmine Prep) was selected to the Class of 2019 All-Star Game and Clayton Whitman (Lynden HS) was selected for the Elite 20 which is the top 20 players in the entire camp.
The Seattle Select High Academic 17u team went 4-0 at the WCE Summer Classic at Pomona College in front of 100’s of college coaches. The team knocked off Utah Basketball Club, WCE Silver, California Stars Elite, and California Supreme. All games were played in the main gym at Pomona College where over 200 college coaches had come through to view the top teams in the tournament.