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!

2020 Spring Season

5th-8th Grade: March 16 - May 25, 2020


5th-8th Grades

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 23, 2020

5th Grade: 6-7pm (Small Gym)
6th & 7th Grades: 7-8pm (Main Gym)
8th Grade: 8-9pm (Main Gym)
Location: Redwood High School

5th-8th Grade Evaluation Practice #2:
Monday, February 24, 2020

5th Grade: 6-7pm (Main Gym)
6th & 7th Grades: 7-8pm (Main Gym)
8th Grade: 8-9pm (Main Gym)
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 16, 2020.

Practices will 75 minutes and will be held 2 days per week. Locations and times will be announced by March 2, 2020.

Spring 2020 Tournament (Tentative)


1Bay City (San Francisco)
March 21-22, 2020

2Hardwood Palace (Rocklin)
April 11, 2020

3TBD (East Bay)
April 18-19, 2020

4TBD (East Bay or SF/Peninsula)
May 2-3, 2020

5Mother's Day Jam (Fairfield)
May 9, 2020

6Memorial Day Jam (Reno)
May 23-25, 2020

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!


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.


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!


Emily Schaefer - Prime Coach

Emily Schaefer is the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the College of Marin. She also works as a Kinesiology Instructor at College of Marin, as well as Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Coach Schaefer attended high school in Lake County California, at Kelseyville High School. She played 3 years of varsity basketball and 4 years varsity soccer. After high school she attended and played basketball at Butte College in Oroville, California and California State University, East Bay. Emily also has experience prior coaching both AAU and Junior High School.


Bridget Griffin - Prime Coach

Bridgette Griffin is the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at the College of Marin. Griffin earned Academic All Conference, awarded NAIA Champion of Character and Ashford University (IA) Inspirational Athlete of the year in 2016. After graduating from Ashford, Griffin began coaching basketball at the high school level in Denver, Colorado for two years. During this time, Griffin assisted at nearby DII institutions, Colorado Christian (2018) and Metropolitan State (2017-18).



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: $ 775 (must have your uniform from last spring)
  • - New Prime Players: 5th-8th Grade: $875
  • - 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. Information about the hotel, and other applicable information will be provided as soon as possible.