It is the mission of the San Diego Piranhas to promote youth basketball within the community we live in and to assist our youth to build a strong foundation, personal character, self-confidence, and self-esteem to reach their potential through comprehensive, high intensity practices, competitive league play, and high caliber tournament games.
It is also our vision to create a basketball environment based on camaraderie, teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, discipline, dedication, respect, and competitiveness for excelling at the high level whether on it is on or off the court.
As in life, to be successful you need to have a solid foundation. With that in mind, our focus is to teach fundamental basketball to ensure all the players have a complete understanding and knowledge of the game. We begin with the basics and as their skill level matures, the focus will turn to the different aspects of the game in both offensive and defensive philosophies to enhance their overall game knowledge, or basketball IQ, and sharpen their technical skills.
As a team, we will strive for perfection and settle on excellence.
Athleticism, Skills, and Knowledge
Who Will Benefit?
Intermediate and Advanced players who want to take their skills to the next level with position specific development. Our Coaching Staff will focus on each individual being intense and competitive while teaching techniques and concepts to improve their basketball IQ.
Typically we will have two (1-2) team practices per week at the Southwestern College Gym off of East H St. and Otay Lakes Rd. in Chula Vista, additional sites TBD. Days and times are subject to change.
We will play in several local leagues during the AAU season.
We will play in multiple tournaments throughout Southern California, Las Vegas, and Arizona. Other locations may be added at a later time and date.
Roles and Responsibilities
Coaches must be willing to commit the time and energy necessary to be a year-around club level coach and must demonstrate an interest in working with youth.
Players are the primary representatives of the Piranhas. Players fulfill their role by practicing hard, playing hard, and showing respect for their teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and the parents who are responsible for their well being when traveling. Players need to be aware of commitments to their teams and focus their efforts during the season on improving both their individual and overall team performances.
Parents can enhance a player’s club experience by participating in club events, volunteering their time, and by attending their child’s league games and tournaments. Piranha’s parents are asked to:
- Meet financial obligations to the San Diego Piranhas in a timely fashion.
- Provide the player with transportation to and from practices, games, and tournaments.
- Sign and adhere to the Parent to Player Conduct and Responsibilities Contract.
- View website on a regular basis for program information that is critical to the organization of the Piranhas Program.
- Return emails from Piranhas Coaches/Administration promptly to ensure parent, coach, and administration communication and keep everyone updated on Piranhas Program information.
It is vital that every parent or guardian in the household or anyone who is a means of transportation check our website regularly for program information. Failure to do so may affect your child’s experience with the Piranhas and cause him to miss out on games or practices scheduled or rescheduled by our staff, which will in turn, affect the teams in this program. Our website is complete with all the information that is critical in keeping the organization of our program. Practice dates, tournament and league schedules, rosters, event calendars, daily news announcements, fee schedules and much more are all listed on our website. An important part of this program is the organization and making sure all parties involved are clear and up to date on all Piranhas information as this is critical to the operations of the program. Please help our Coaches and Administration make this a more enjoyable experience for you and your family.