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!

2017 Spring Season

5th-8th: March 16 - May 29, 2017
9th- 10th Grade: March 16 - June 11, 2017
Varsity Team: March 16- July 8, 2017

Teams/Grades

5th Grade – 11th 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.

NEW FOR SPRING 2017: We are excited to announce that we will be extending our Varsity level team into the summer and will offer 7-8 tournaments total, which will include at least one tournament during the NCAA viewing period. Grades 9-11 are invited to be considered for this team.  Email primeyouthsportscamps@gmail.com for more information about our Varsity level team

Evaluation Practices

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

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #1:
Monday, February 27, 2017

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

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #2:
Tuesday,  February 28, 2017

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

High School Evaluation Practice:
Sunday, March 5, 2017

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 13, 2017.

Practices will 75-90 minutes and will be held 2 days per week at Kent Middle School or Redwood High School. Practices will be Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

Full practice schedule will be provided by March 3, 2017

Tournaments (Tentative)

5TH-8TH GRADE SPRING 2017 TOURNAMENTS

1Bay City Springtime Madness (San Francisco)
March 25-26, 2017

2North Bay Elite (Santa Rosa)
April 8-9, 2017

3Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
April 15, 2017

4West Coast Jam (Martinez)
April 29-30, 2017

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 13, 2017

6Memorial Day Jam (Reno)
May 27-29, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING 2017 TOURNAMENTS

1Bay City Springtime Madness (San Francisco)
March 25-26, 2017

2North Bay Elite (Santa Rosa)
April 8-9, 2017

3Hardwood Palace Easter Classic (Rocklin)
April 15, 2017

4West Coast Jam (Martinez)
April 29-30, 2017

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 13, 2017

6Cal Stars (East Bay)
June 10-11, 2017

7End of Oregon Trail (Oregon City, OR) [VARSITY ONLY]
July 5-8, 2017


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


Jessa Hager - Prime Coach (7th Grade)

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 (6th Grade)

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 (Varsity & 5th Grade)

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.

 

Nkem Ifejika - Prime Coach (8th Grade)/Director of Marketing

Nkem recently moved to Marin County from Silver Spring, Marlyand. She just finished coaching her first year at Redwood High School. Prior to moving to Marin, Nkem coached 5 years at a middle school in Maryland before co-founding "More Than Basketball" in Washington DC. With More Than Basketball, Nkem coached and acted as the Team Coordinator, including assessing players and working hands-on with players to help them get prepared for national AAU tournaments and assisting them with the recruiting process. Nkem received her BA from Hampton University in 2009 and before that was a basketball standout at John F. Kennedy High School. Nkem enjoys being a mom to her 6 year old daughter and mentoring, coaching, and tutoring student-athletes in the Marin area.

 

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.

  • Varsity Prime Players:

  • - $ 1000 (fee can be paid in installments)
  • - Includes gym rental (practice), AAU team registration fees, insurance, tournament fees, coaching stipends, and all other administration fees.
  • - Does NOT include travel and hotel cost for Oregon Tournament (July 5-8, 2017)
  • - Complimentary T-Shirt is included.

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

**Payment due prior to the first day of practice. 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 and Oregon Tournament (Varsity only). Information about the hotel, and other applicable information will be provided as soon as possible.