After many years of being involved in youth sports in Marin, as both players and coaches, Kiki and Diane understand the importance of off-season basketball programs that help to specifically develop basketball skills and implement fundamentals that players can bring back to their high school teams. Through Prime, we will not only teach life-long basketball skills that the girls can take on, but instill the importance of teamwork and togetherness both on the off of the court -- and have fun, of course! Because of the small team sizes, our goal is to have each player work hard in the Spring and by May end up a better basketball player than when they joined Prime!

2019 Spring Season

5th-8th Grade: March 13 - May 27, 2019
9th- 10th Grade: March 13 - June 2, 2019


5th Grade – 10th Grade

Competition Levels/Placement

Prime does not characterize its teams in the traditional "Elite" or "Select" levels. We try to accommodate all players who attend our evaluation practices, and as such will place players onto one or two teams, depending on how many players attend the evaluation practices.

Evaluation Practices

Prime's evaluation practices/tryouts will be held on the following dates:

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #1:
Sunday, February 24, 2019

5th & 6th Grade: 6-7:15pm
7th & 8th Grade: 7:30-8:45pm
Location: Redwood High School

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #2:
Monday, February 25, 2019

5th & 6th Grade: 6-7:15pm
7th & 8th Grade: 7:30-8:45pm
Location: Redwood High School

High School (9/10th) Evaluation Practices:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 AND Thursday, February 28, 2019
Times: 6:30-8pm
Location: Redwood High School

*Times are subject to change
*All players must attend at least one of the evaluation practices


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Register Here

***No payment is required to register or attend for evaluation/tryouts***

Please email with any questions!


Practices begin the week of March 11, 2019.

Practices will 75 minutes and will be held 2 days per week. Locations and times will be announced by February 26, 2019.

Tournaments (Tentative)


1Bay City Springtime Madness (San Francisco)
March 23-24, 2019

2North Bay Elite Tournament (Santa Rosa)
April 6-7, 2019

3Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
April 20, 2019

4Cal Stars Battle of the Bay (East Bay)
May 4-5, 2019

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 11, 2019

6Memorial Day Jam (Reno)
May 25-27, 2019


1North Bay Elite Tournament (Santa Rosa)
April 6-7, 2019

2Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
April 20, 2019

3Cal Stars Battle of the Bay (East Bay)
May 4-5, 2019

4Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 11, 2019

5Summer Run @ Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
June 1-2, 2019

In addition to Kiki and Diane, the Prime teams will be coached by:

Jessa Hager - Prime Coach

Jessa is a Marin Native. She played at Tamalpais High School, and was a starting varsity player for three years before injuring her knee her senior year. All three years she played, she was recognized as a member of the All-County team. She then went on to play for two years at College of Marin before hanging up her sneakers. She has coached middle school players for the past 2 years, including at Ross School, where she has also been an elementary teacher for the past thirteen years. Jessa is really excited to continue coaching girls basketball and working with Prime!


Kelsie Niemitz - Prime Coach

Kelsie moved to California from Colorado in 2006 where she attended Drake High School. Playing varsity for four years, Kelsie was named 1st team all league her Junior Year and MCAL Player of the Year her Senior Year. After graduating, Kelsie attended Santa Rosa Community College before traveling to Ireland to attend an International University and play for the Glanmire Basketball Club. In 2012, Kelsie attended Dominican University for a year before transferring to Sonoma State where she is working on her B.A. in Child Development and plans to get her Special Needs Teaching Credential. As of now, Kelsie works as a Childcare Provider for infants and toddlers in Marin County. Kelsie has previously coached at San Dominco, White Hill Middle School, as well as has experience coaching AAU teams.

Elyzah "Lulu" Bernstein - Prime Coach

Elyzah "Lulu" Bernstein is a Marin county native. She attended San Domenico Upper School, where she was a four-year varsity basketball player for Mike Fulton. She scored over 1,000 points as a San Domenico Panther. She had the choice to further her basketball career but decided not to. Elyzah is currently attending school, where she hopes to get a B.S in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She hopes to be joining the family business as a CPA. She just finished up her first year of coaching as a CYO 4th grade girls basketball coach and coaching with Prime this Spring. She is really happy to be part of Prime and to be taken under the wings of Kiki and Diane. Elyzah is really excited to continue learning the ways of coaching through the help of the Prime coaching staff.


Emily - Prime Coach

Emily is a native Oregonian. She attended Crescent Valley High School where she was a four-year varsity basketball player. She was named MWC Player of the Year and also named First Team All State her senior year. Emily attended the University of Idaho to play Division I basketball on a full athletic scholarship while earning a B.S. in Biochemistry. She then went on to earn her Masters in Science Education at Oregon State University. Emily has head coaching experience at the Freshman, JV and Varsity levels. She currently works as a Science teacher at Redwood High School.


PhyNique Allen - Prime Coach

PhyNique is currently the Domincan University's Associate Women's Basketball Head Coach. PhyNique has been at Domincan since 2014. At Dominican, PhyNique is in charge of guard development and academics for the team. PhyNique is also a former All-NCAA player, playing at Eastern Washington and Cal State Bakersfield. She then went on to play professionally for the Nottingham Wildcats in the England Basketball League (EBL). PhyNique brings a deep expertise, passion, and enthusiasm to Prime.


Jessy Marshall - Prime Coach

Jessy Marshall was born and raised in San Jose, California where she attended Pioneer High School. During the offseason, she competed with West Valley Basketball Club before attending Dominican University. Jessy played basketball all four years for the Penguins and graduated from the Barowsky School of Business in 2016. During her time at Dominican, she worked for the marketing department, bookstore, the Institute for Leadership Studies, Bruce Burtch, Inc., ELS, and was a resident advisor on campus. She now works at Mahalo Digital in San Anselmo, California.


Victoria Lane - Prime Coach

Victoria Lane is a Michigan native who is currently pursuing a career as a professional basketball player overseas. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Michigan State, Victoria moved to Marin where she played her last year of eligibility for COM's Women’s Basketball Team in 2017/2018, while taking her prerequisites for a Masters Degree in Psychology. Besides playing basketball, coaching is a true passion of Victoria’s and one she takes great pride and joy in. Victoria is active in Marin youth sports, having previously coached youth basketball and she also spends her summers working for Mark Anderson’s Cañon Kids Sports Camp. Victoria is adamant about kids being the best individuals they can be using basketball as the tool to do so.


Darrian Cross - Prime Coach

Darrian is a California native and attended both Drake high school and Novato where she played Varsity basketball all four years. She went on to play for two years at College of Marin, and then lived in Australia for just shy of a year and played basketball for the Melbourne University team. She now attends Sacramento State and is a Psychology major. She has a passion for playing and coaching basketball, and has long been a supporter of Prime!



Prime understands players have a variety of other commitments. Prime asks that you submit all known conflicts at the time of registration so that we can ensure each team will have enough number of players at practice and each tournament.

Players are expected to immediately communicate any changes to their schedule or conflicts once they are known.


Returning Prime Players:

  • - 5th-8th Grade: $ 750 (must have your uniform from last spring)
  • - 9th-10th Grade: $700 (must have your uniform from last spring)
  • - Includes gym rental (practice), AAU team registration fees, insurance, tournament fees, coaching stipends, and all other administration fees.
  • - Complimentary T-Shirt is included.

New Prime Players:

  • - 5th-8th Grade: $850
  • - 9th-10th Grade: $800
  • - Includes gym rental (practice), AAU team registration fees, insurance, tournament fees, coaching stipends, and all other administration fees.
  • - Complimentary T-Shirt is included.

    **Payment Method: Prime accepts cash, check, and credit card.

    **Payment due prior to the first day of practice. Players will not be able to play in the first tournament if payment is not made. Instructions for making payment will be provided to everyone upon notification of team placement. Payment plans are available.

    **Partial scholarships are available.

    **Travel Costs: The only foreseeable additional travel costs are for Reno Memorial Day & Santa Cruz weekends. Information about the hotel, and other applicable information will be provided as soon as possible.