Girls’ Basketball Team Tryouts | Clinics

We accept players going into 7th and 8th grade. 


These sessions will be both skills training and tryouts for Team Empowered for the girls. We want to know if players can take in feedback and learn new skills so these tryouts are held over ten sessions.

For more information on Team Empowered coaching philosophies, values and season logistics click this link.

In these sessions, players will develop skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, and team concepts. We’ll break the skills down into their smaller parts, practice the forms and footwork, and build them back up from the ground.

We will also learn and practice both man to man and zone defenses.

Players will receive videos teaching the basic skills and concepts. Watching these videos is optional.

Tryouts & Clinics

We will hold our clinics on Sundays, starting November 5th and going through January 21st.

Session Dates:

November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21

Tryouts & Clinics will be held from 4:00 – 5:30pm at Branciforte Middle School, 315 Poplar Ave, Santa Cruz.

We’ll be doing strength and jump training 5:30-6:30pm.

Please attend as many as you can so we can see if you learn new skills as we teach them to you.

Club Director

Ben Saltzman is the Club Director and Head Coach for the clinics. Ben played for UC Santa Cruz, and has coached basketball camps for Pat Riley and the World Championship Lakers, and John Wooden and the National Championship UCLA team. Please reach out to him with any questions.


$295 per player to attend all the clinics
No refunds are given if players miss clinics.
Partial scholarships are available.
Email us with scholarship requests.

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

Coach Ben, Coach Frank, Coach Marcos, and Coach Raj

Clinics sponsored by Gball

“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