Philosophy

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!

2018 Spring Season

5th-8th: March 14 - May 28, 2018
9th- 12th Grade: March 14 - June 10, 2018

Teams/Grades

5th Grade – 12th 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 25, 2018

5th/6th Grade: 6-7pm
7th Grade: 7-8pm
8th Grade: 8-9pm
Location: Redwood High School

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #2:
Monday, February 26, 2018

5th/6th Grade: 6-7pm
7th Grade: 7-8pm
8th Grade: 8-9pm
Location: Redwood High School

High School Evaluation Practice:
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Redwood High School

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



Registration

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Register Here

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

Please email primeyouthsportscamps@gmail.com with any questions!

Practices

Practices begin the week of March 14, 2018.

Practices will 75 minutes and will be held 2 days per week. Locations and times will be announced by February 26, 2018.

Tournaments (Tentative)

5TH-8TH GRADE SPRING 2018 TOURNAMENTS

1Bay City Springtime Madness (San Francisco)
March 24-25, 2018

2Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
March 31, 2018

3Cal Stars Spring Classic (East Bay)
April 7-8, 2018

4Nor Cal Academy Wine Country Classic (Santa Rosa)
April 28-29, 2018

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 12, 2018

6Memorial Day Jam (Reno)
May 26-28, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING 2018 TOURNAMENTS

1Bay City Springtime Madness (San Francisco)
March 24-25, 2018

2Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
March 31, 2018

3Cal Stars Spring Classic (East Bay)
April 7-8, 2018

4Nor Cal Academy Wine Country Classic (Santa Rosa)
April 28-29, 2018

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 12, 2018

6Cal Stars (East Bay)
June 9-10, 2018

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.

Stephanie Buechner - Prime Coach

Stephanie is the head coach of San Domenico's Girls Varsity basketball team. Before joining San Domenico, Stephanie previously coached the Varsity girls at The Branson School. Stephanie has coached all levels of high school and elementary and prior middle school CYO and AAU teams. Stephanie played basketball at Dominican University, Cal State San Bernadino, and finished her last two years at Sonoma State. Stephanie still plays whenever she can, and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors. In addition to coaching, Stephanie loves being a mom to her 8 month old daughter and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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.

 

Jen Kuleto - Prime Coach

Jen Kuleto is a Bay Area Native, currently residing in Larkspur. She graduated from Alameda High School in 98’ as a Division 1 all-state basketball player. Jen set school records in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and blocked shots. She was recruited by over 30 colleges and received a full scholarship to Boise State University. Unfortunately an injury sidelined her college career early on, but now Jen is excited to bring her passion for basketball to coaching young women in Marin.

 

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.

 

Conflicts

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.

Cost

Returning Prime Players:

  • - $ 725 (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:

  • - $ 775
  • - 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 weekend. Information about the hotel, and other applicable information will be provided as soon as possible.