One thing varsity coaches want to see each year is a freshmen class that understands the game and is fundamentally sound. After exploring youth basketball programs in the Orange County, CA area as a former varsity coach myself, I quickly realized that no such program existed that could reliably develop youth athletes and prepare them for competitive high school basketball.
When I first began developing Magic Elite Basketball Academy, I knew that Magic needed to be based on a year round format that gives athletes a chance to set and achieve long term improvement goals while receiving consistent, high-quality coaching month after month, year after year (an experience that is very different than the experience of recreational leagues).
Magic relies on two key elements: professional coaching, and an academy-style development program we call Magic’s Player Development Pathway. Over the last seven years, our program and style of play have proven more effective than the traditional league format at developing competitive athletes, maintaining enthusiasm for basketball, and balancing teams and gameplay experiences so that all players are making progress toward their goals year-round.
– Sean Sargeant
Provide a positive, yet challenging environment where young players can hone their skills. We seek to instill confidence on and off the court, and make a positive difference in the lives of each one of our players.