Our mission is to develop and enhance the esteem of youth, young adults and individuals that have a desire to reach their maximum goals and dreams through basketball. Our professional staff is committed to reinforcing values, morals and traditions of Cooper Basketball while developing the life learning skills of today’s youth.We do this by coaching and mentoring individuals to cultivate their interest in the sport, develop their physical abilities, and promote a holistic lifestyle. We are also committed to aligning with professionals at various levels in their careers to contribute to all Cooper Elite Activities.Cooper Elite Travel Ball will host teams of all ages put together for the purposes of helping kids learn the competitive nature of high level basketball. Teams travel locally for the most part but will occasionally travel to national and international tournaments as well.
Our goal is to impart the knowledge we have gained through years of experience playing basketball, at the college and professional levels, with students wishing to develop their craft. We create customized solutions for our participants, whether it is a young person hoping to make their junior high school, high school or college team and become a student-athlete at the highest levels. We also support aspiring professionals at fulfilling their dreams of playing basketball professionally here in the US and abroad.
Coach Eric Cooper was a former collegiate player at the University of Arizona and Texas San Antonio, a professional player in various European countries and has coached on all levels of basketball including professionally in the WNBA, ABA, Europe, Asia and South America. Coach Cooper is the Founder and current Head Coach of Cooper International Academy Prep School and the 2016 Prep Elite Conference Tournament Champion. As a high school coach in 8 seasons he won the 2008, 2010 and 2016 CIF Southern Section Championships. He won the 2010 and 2011 CIF State Southern Regional Championships, and the 2010 and 2011 California State Championships. He received seven Coach of the Year honors for his respective league and two California State Coach of the Year honors for his respective division. As an AAU Coach, coach Cooper has won the coveted AAU national Championship in 2005 and several State Championships.
Commitment / Expectations Cooper Elite basketball is committed to providing a positive experience for all players, we expect our players to have fun, enjoy learning the game and become a student athlete. It is difficult to run a quality practice with less than 10 players therefore, players are expected to make every effort to attend all practices. We plan to play twice a month and practice twice a week, with the opportunity to attend Quick Shot Clinics 5 days a week. Each player will have to pay a fee to cover the cost of practice facility and other expenses.
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