We are Empowered Girls Basketball!

Welcome to the Empowered Girls Basketball Team.
Please watch the video to learn about our philosophy and style of team play. 


We focus on player development, empowering young girls so they can find their voice, feel grounded and powerful in their bodies, and increase their self confidence. They will learn how be part of a team and work toward something larger than they are.

We are very receptive to parent and player desires and needs and will be adjusting the number of tournaments we attend based on the amount of travel parents and players are wanting.

We will be playing in the 12 and under and 13 and under division in tournaments. 


We will practice 2-3 times a week depending on gym availability. Practices will be Wednesdays from 6-8pm at Branciforte Middle School, Fridays 4:30-6:30pm at Enterprise Gym, and Saturdays from 4-6pm at Branciforte Middle School. We ask that you try and make at least two of the practices offered.

The Season

Players can be on the team and travel with the team to tournaments, and play in games and scrimmages. Or they can be a Redshirt meaning they can participate in the practices but they don’t participate in the scrimmages, games, or tournaments.

The 2023 season runs through August 20th. During this season we will play in 1 or 2 tournaments each month depending on the desires of the parents and the scheduling of vacations during the summer.

We will be playing in the huge tournament in Reno Nevada called the “Memorial Day Tournament” May 27-28-29 and the Las Vegas “West Coast Championships” July 13-16.

Club Director

Ben Saltzman is the club director and head coach of the team. Please reach out to him with any questions.


There are club teams that cost $4,000-$5,000 for the season and practice 4-5 days a week. We have heard that this level of time and money investment is too high for most of our players and families so we made an effort to keep costs low.

Players will pay $500 to join the team and $175 a month for the next three months.

This covers:

  • equipment
  • your uniform
  • AAU club fees
  • logistics support
  • a practice jersey
  • 2 or 3 practices per week
  • videos teaching skills and concepts

Payments are non-refundable.

Additional fees to consider as you plan for the season:

  • Become an AAU member $16-$20
  • Your Tournament fees: $75-$95 per 2 day tournament, $60-$75 for one day tournaments.
  • Your “Team Empowered” sweats shirts and sweat pants: $80-$100
  • Your travel, and hotels for the tournaments that are not in the Bay Area.

Players that Redshirt will not need to purchase a Uniform or pay for tournaments or travel. They can purchase “Team Empowered” sweatshirts and sweat pants.scheduling of vacations during the summer.

We will be playing in the huge tournament in Reno Nevada called the “Memorial Day Tournament” May 27-28-29 and the Las Vegas “West Coast Championships” July 13-16.

So the team can get a feel for your player, and your player can get a feel for the team, let’s have them practice with the team a couple of times and find out if they should be on the red shirt team or the traveling team.

Please signup for AAU so you’re ensured before you come to practice.

Directions for getting AAU insurance and connecting with our team:

  1. Go to the AAU:  https://aaugirlsbasketball.org
  2. Click on Join AAU in the top right corner and click “Get a Membership”
  3. Click on “Youth Athlete Membership”
  4. Fill Out Information and Pay
  5. Connect with EMPOWERED: Club Code: W38EWB

We look forward to coaching your players and enjoying the ride!

Coach Ben, Coach Frank, Coach Scott, and Coach Raj

“After doing shadow work with Ben, I brought in over $165,000 in sales at my 3-day event, I asked for (and got!) double the offered advance on my new book and, for the first time ever, I’m actually saving 20% of my income each month. Best of all, I feel more open, relaxed and confident than ever before.”

Samantha Bennett

"Ben Saltzman has established himself internationally through his world renown year long program "Relational Mastery" Ben is a highly sought out individual who truly adds value to others through his extraordinary coaching methods."

Bob Proctor

​"​Change is when we learn a new skill or useful new information; transformation is when we reorganize at a deeper level, a new platform for a whole new approach to lifelong learning and growth. You'll get both with Ben Salzman. The work is immediately practical and ultimately spiritual -- new connections, new capacities, new power and freedom in living.​"​

Gordon Wheeler
President, ​Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California