The LA Academy gives athletes a high level, unique and unparalleled basketball experience, incorporating high-level individual skills training, advanced team concepts, and a basketball-specific strength and conditioning program.
In addition to world-class team training, Top Flight athletes will enjoy a legendary Summertime Basketball experience immersed in the Mecca of hoop culture in the United States-Los Angeles.
Top Flight Academy teams will train with top-notch coaches and trainers from high school, NCAA and the NBA in preparation to compete in heavily scouted, NCAA Certified collegiate summer leagues and top AAU tournaments in Los Angeles, during the busiest college recruiting time of the year.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
2 weeks of high-intensity individual skill sessions and team training
Organized scrimmage games at UCLA against top competition
A chance to play in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion
Basketball-specific strength & conditioning training
Participation in 2 Top AAU tournaments
COLLEGE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE
Top Flight athletes will stay at UCLA - one of the most prestigious and beautiful campuses in the world. Our players will experience life in a college campus setting and meet students from around the world. Accommodations will be in the newly renovated housing facilities. UCLA Dining Services offer a variety of healthy meal options for our kids.
UCLA is also the off-season workout destination for top NBA stars like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and many more. Our housing facilities are located just minutes from the workout facilities.
WHERE IT MATTERS.
LA Academy Top Flight players will compete in some of the most high-profile AAU tournaments in America. Tournaments attended by hundreds of college coaches, featuring some of the best youth programs in the United States.
Get ready for a heady blast of exposure, high intensity training, and robust college preparation to get you playing at the next level in the USA.
Players also get recruiting videos, full access to Coach Ike, connections to Top Flight's US college network, and more!
TOURNAMENTS AND GAMES
Top Flight players participate in games against elite competition in the United States. Underclassmen gain valuable experience while upperclassmen play in front of NCAA coaches. Top Flight also scrimmages some of the best club and high school teams in the area.
The Swoosh Summer Invitational in Orange County
The Swoosh Independence Day in Orange County
L.A. ACADEMY COACHES
The LA Academy features some of the best coaches in the game of basketball on every level. Our players will have the chance to train with some of the most recognizable, high profile coaches from high school, college, and the NBA. Each LA Academy coach has worked either in the top high school programs, a high level NCAA Division I, or in the NBA.
EXPOSURE AND RECRUITING
For athletes who aspire to play at the next level, Top Flight Basketball carves the most viable and realistic pathway to be recruited by hundreds of college basketball programs in the United States.
AAU VIEWING TOURNAMENTS
We will participate in some of the most high profile AAU tournaments in Southern California. These tournaments will be attended by hundreds of coaches from NCAA Division I.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING
The LA Academy College Admissions Program gives our players detailed, expert advice from a team of counselors and admissions officers so our players can make informed decisions on where they are most likely to receive scholarships offers and grants.
Our counselors will work with you to develop a strategy complete with a profile, customized timelines, and effective essay tips, to become a more compelling candidate.
PLAYER VIDEO PROFILE FOR RECRUITING
During the course of the trip we will create a video profile for each player.
Each player's video profile will include complete game footage and an individual highlight reel from games. It will also include footage from individual workouts with commentary from the LA coaching team.
This video profile is an excellent recruitment tool to send to college coaches.
NETWORK OF COACHES
Top Flight Basketball has an extensive network of over 2,000 college coaches and athletic directors. Our network gives our players the chance to be seen and evaluated by college coaches at every level. These connections can lead to numerous scholarship and grant opportunities.
Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
UCLA was ranked No. 1 public college in 2020 (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education). For the third consecutive year UCLA has been ranked as the No. 1 public institution in the country by Wall Street Journal.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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Going to Los Angeles gave them a greater exposure to a bigger community of basketball players, and the competition that's needed to take their game to the next level. This is not just in terms of basketball skills it is also in the training and endurance that allows the kids to grow as more than just a basketball player but also as a teenager and a person.
The sports was good too, the sightseeing, to be with friends. I got closer to everyone there, and LA itself was so beautiful and so nice.
Just the feeling to going to a place where basketball is at the highest level is numbing. It is amazing how basketball in LA is.