Spring/Summer ’24 AAU Tryouts

AAU TRYOUTS for our 10th Year of DBA DRIVE Basketball – All Ages!

 REGISTER HERE *For a $20 tryout fee you can attend one or BOTH tryout sessions*
Come to one or both tryout sessions for one low fee, two basketball workouts for the price of one.

We will be forming teams for boys starting in grade 3 through 8 and highly competitive High School teams (9th – 11th) again this spring/summer with DBA Drive Basketball.

This is a tryout for a competitive AAU basketball club team and not everyone is selected for a team. We will be having multiple tryout dates but it is highly encouraged that you come to the first available tryout in your age group and suggest you attend multiple tryouts so that our coaches can get to know you better. REGISTER NOW at this link.

SEASON:

  • March 27 is first practice
  • Practices Twice weekly on weeknights at local gyms
  • 6 Tournaments (games Sat/Sun)
  • April, May, June and season ends in Mid-July

DATE/SITE: All tryouts are at Pioneer HS Main Gym

  • Saturday, February 3rd = Tryout #2

    • 10:00am – 11:00am = 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade BOYS, all GIRLS
    • 11:00am – 12:00noon = 7th & 8th grade BOYS
  • TRYOUT #2 is set for Saturday, February 3rd at Pioneer HS. If you pay to attend session 1 you get to attend session 2 free of charge.
  • MAKE-UP TRYOUTS: If you cannot attend due to other practices/games, please notify coach@dbadrive.com and we will make arrangements for you to attend another session. We also have another session of tryouts coming soon.
  • REGISTER ONLINE for tryouts and Bring your Basketball! We encourage you to attend any and all tryout sessions as your $20 fee covers all sessions.

Why Play DBA Drive Basketball?

Coach Chris Denker has over 36 years of coaching experience as an NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Head Coach, Professional Basketball Head Coach, International Head Coach in England and China, Coached High School basketball at the highest levels, and has trained or coached NUMEROUS players and coaches to further their careers at the collegiate and professional levels.

The DBA Drive coaching staff is made up of current High School coaches, Junior College coaches, college players, and former DBA players.

DBA Drive and the Denker Basketball Academy have helped over 45 players to play college basketball/athletics. Another 9 players or coaches have gone on to become High School Coaches, NCAA College Coaches, and 1 has gone on to join the NBA’s Miami Heat scouting & analytics staff.

Parents, at the tryout Coach Denker will conduct a Q/A period with information about our AAU teams, tournaments, registration, and team formation at both tryout sessions. Do you have questions about AAU basketball and DBA Drive? Come to tryouts to ask Coach Denker your questions or email: Coach@dbadrive.com

REGISTER HERE!

September Splash 2023 Registration Open (2 sessions!)

We are having our 9th Annual September Splash Program, this year will feature 2 sessions. The first is a 6-session, all in September, Shooting and 3v3 program. The second is also a 6-night clinic, all in October focused on Ball Handling, Scoring Moves, and 3v3/4v4 play.

THIS PROGRAM WILL SELL OUT IN 1-WEEK…Sign up now! We will have two sessions, grouped by age, all at Castillero MS & all have sold out in years past.

This year, due to high demand, we will be offering 2-Sessions of our Splash Program. The first is our 6-night September Splash Shooting and 3v3 Program. The second session will also be 6-nights in October with the focus on Ball Handling, Scoring Moves, and 3v3/4v4 scrimmages.

If you sign up for both sessions you’ll receive a discount!

Each year our goal is to get each kid over 2,000 shots in September working on form, footwork, shooting from spots, pull-ups off the dribble, free throws, and even 3’s. That will take up 45 minutes of each session and the remaining 45 minutes will be spent playing live 3v3 & 4v4 scrimmages (3 games x 12 min. each night) with a different focus each night being on all cuts/screens, pick/roll, handoffs, post-ups & triangles, in both half-court and full-court settings as well as the defensive side of the ball. Kids will play in different groups every night so they get to know each other better.

The fall program will be open to boys & girls 3rd grade thru High School however we will limit the number of kids in any one grade so that all kids in all grades (boys/girls) will get to an opportunity to play. These programs will get your player ready for the High School, Middle School, or NJB season which begins in November.

SPLASH I is in September, on Monday and Wednesday nights, 9/11 – 9/27. The Cost is $150 (every player will receive a free T-shirt)

SPLASH II is in October, on Monday and Wednesday nights, 10/9 – 10/25 The Cost is $150 (every player will receive a free T-shirt)

Discount to attend BOTH SESSIONS? Yes! Attend both sessions for $260 ($40 off) and receive 2 free T-shirts

Time? Two Sessions Every M/W by age:

      • 6:00-7:30pm (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade BOYS AND 4th through 8th grade GIRLS) Only 48 spots open!
      • 7:30-9:00pm (7th & 8th grade boys, HS boys, & HS girls) Only 48 spots open!

Where? Castillero Middle School

Every player will receive a DBA Drive t-shirt. For the past two years we have SOLD OUT very quickly and had a long waiting list for September Splash so sign up now!

2023 AAU High School Tryout #3

AAU TRYOUTS for our 9th Year of DBA DRIVE Basketball 

We will be forming teams for boys and girls starting in grade 4 through 8 and highly competitive High School teams (9th – 11th) again this spring/summer with DBA Drive Basketball. Last year we formed both Tournament and Travel teams that participated in high level AAU events and/or NCAA Recruiting Period events. Our tournament teams play local & Bay Area tournaments while our travel teams will also play outside of the area in Los Angeles, Reno, & Las Vegas.

In recent years we’ve had 18 highly successful teams in our and have repeatedly sold out fall and winter sessions as well. Thus, we intend to field another 18 teams for boys/girls and will be selecting top players from our tryouts to form one-to-two teams per age level and approximately 6 High School teams.

This is a tryout for a competitive AAU basketball club team and not everyone is selected for a team. We will be having multiple tryout dates but it is highly encouraged that you come to the first available tryout in your age group and suggest you attend multiple tryouts so that our coaches can get to know you better.

DATE/SITE: All tryouts are at Pioneer HS Main Gym

  • Tryout #3 (after CCS Playoffs)
  • Monday, Feb. 27th
  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm = High School Boys
  • If you cannot attend due to other practices/games, please notify coach@dbadrive.com  and we will schedule a private evaluation on a weeknight.  We also have another session of tryouts coming soon. 

REGISTER ONLINE for tryouts and Bring your Basketball!  We encourage you to attend any and all tryout sessions as your $20 fee covers all sessions.  CLICK LINK TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE

Coach Denker will conduct a Q/A period with information about our AAU teams, tournaments, registration, and team formation at both tryout sessions. 

Do you have questions about AAU basketball and DBA Drive? Come to tryouts to ask Coach Denker your questions or email: Coach@dbadrive.com

September Splash 2022 Registration Open

We are having our 8th Annual September Splash Program, an 8-session, all in September, Shooting and 3v3 program. THIS PROGRAM WILL SELL OUT IN 1-WEEK…Sign up now!  We will have two sessions, grouped by age, all at Castillero MS & all have sold out in years past.

 

MORE INFORMATION, PRICING, & TO REGISTER GO HERE: http://dbadrive.leagueapps.com/camps/3369122-september-splash-almaden—2022

 

Each year our goal is to get each kid over 2,000 shots in September working on form, footwork, shooting from spots, pull-ups off the dribble, free throws, and even 3s. That will take up 45 minutes of each session and the remaining 45 minutes will be spent playing live 3v3 & 4v4 scrimmages (3 games x 12 min. each night) with a different focus each night being on all cuts/screens, pick/roll, handoffs, post-ups & triangles, in both half-court and full-court settings as well as the defensive side of the ball. Kids will play in different groups every night so they get to know each other better. The fall program will be open to boys & girls 3rd grade thru High School however we will limit the number of kids in any one grade so that all kids in all grades (boys/girls) will get to an opportunity to play.

 

When? Tuesday and Thursday nights, 9/6 – 9/29

Time? Two Sessions by age:

      • 6:00-7:30pm (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade BOYS – 4th – 8th grade GIRLS) Only 48 spots open!
      • 7:30-9:00pm (7th, 8th, HS boys, & HS girls) Only 48 spots open!

Where? Castillero Middle School Every player will receive a DBA Drive t-shirt.

 

USE THIS LINK: http://dbadrive.leagueapps.com/camps/3369122-september-splash-almaden—2022

Note:  disregard any typos regarding age limits, all ages between 3rd grade and HS Seniors are welcome, sign up by age group

Scoring Academy – October

This is a 3-week, 6-session camp held outdoors.  IF the local gym rental restrictions lift we will move the camp indoors.

This is a SCORING Camp.  Learn how to attack your defender, score with the ball, live ball moves, jab series moves, scoring against your defender and how to adjust to rotating help defenders.  We will also work on using screens and reading your defender to create space and advantage.  We will work on perimeter moves, mid-post moves, low post moves, pick/roll execution to score, and scoring in transition off downhill drives.

We will also focus on reading the defense and reacting to rotations, switches, and double teams in various 2-man & 3-man scenarios.

 

When? Tuesday and Thursday nights in October, 10/13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29.

Time? One Sessions for all ages, separated by court: 

      • 5:00-6:30pm

Where? Castillero Middle School Outdoor Courts

Cost? $180

REGISTER HERE

Covid-19: Parents drop off & pick up their players at the circle drive and parking area adjacent to the courts. Wear a mask to drop off and pick up.

  • We will take your temperature upon your arrival, wear a mask.
  • You will need a signed waiver 
  • We will have ball washing supplies, hand washing supplies, hand sanitizer and wipes but YOU should also bring your own  

Every player will receive a DBA Drive t-shirt, bring your own water and ball for outdoor use! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This camp and all other DBA ACADEMY programs will require the purchase of a reversible jersey.  Our Covid-19 protocols will not allow us to provide scrimmage vests or pinnies and launder them nightly as we usually do.  Instead, you’ll be responsible for your own jersey but once you purchase it you’ll be able to use it for all DBA programs that follow.

Register for all 3 of DBA’s fall programs and receive a free hoody sweatshirt! 

  1. September Splash
  2. Fall Break Camp
  3. Scoring Academy October

DBA “Fall Break” Basketball Camp

The San Jose Unified School District annual “Fall Break” is September 28th through October 2nd.  No Online School for your kids!  We’ll take the kids for a couple hours so you can get work and errands done and they aren’t sitting in front of a screen. Bring them to our DBA Drive Fall Break Basketball Camp, we have limited space so Sign up now!

 

This camp will focus on skill development, specifically individual offensive skills like dribbling, shooting layups, jump shots, 3 point shots, & Free Throws.  We will also work on finishing & scoring moves on the perimeter and in the post.  Defensive fundamentals will be introduced through stance, movement, positioning and communication.

 

When? 9/28-10/2 during SJUSD Fall Break

Time? One Sessions for all ages, separated by court: 

      • 10:00-12:00pm daily

Where? Castillero Middle School Outdoor Courts

Cost? $210

Covid-19: Parents drop off & pick up their players at the circle drive and parking area adjacent to the courts. Wear a mask to drop off and pick up.

  • We will take your temperature upon your arrival, wear a mask.
  • You will need a signed waiver 
  • We will have ball washing supplies, hand washing supplies, hand sanitizer and wipes but YOU should also bring your own  

Every player will receive a DBA Drive tee-shirt, bring your own water and ball for outdoor use!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This camp and all other DBA ACADEMY programs will require the purchase of a reversible jersey.  Our Covid-19 protocols will not allow us to provide scrimmage vests or pinnies and launder them nightly as we usually do.  Instead, you’ll be responsible for your own jersey but once you purchase it you’ll be able to use it for all DBA programs that follow.

Register here for our Training Camps & Academy Programs

Sign up for all 3 camps and you’ll receive a free Hoody Sweatshirt from DBA Drive!

  • September Splash
  • Fall Break Camp
  • Scoring Academy October

September Splash 2020

Due to Covid19 forcing us outdoors and the local fires affecting the air quality causing delays we’ve pushed back the start of our 6th annual September Splash program and will condense it to 2 weeks (4-sessions).

Registration is NOW OPEN!  Act soon as we’ve sold out 200 spots in 48-72 hours each of the last 3 years and this year we will be limited to just 84 spots for all age groups combined.  Sign up now or you may lose your spot.

This program has typically been SHOOTING and 3v3 GAMES in local gyms.  However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will socially distance to the best of our abilities, remain outdoors, and utilize cohorts for our SKILL TRAINING program.  You will stay on the same court, grouped by ages, for your session and execute the skills being taught in your area.  The fall program will be open to boys & girls 3rd grade thru High School Seniors, however, we will limit the number of kids in any one grade so that all kids in all grades (boys/girls) will get to an opportunity to play.  

We will consider having another session that you could attend IF numbers exceed our limit, for the past two years we have SOLD OUT very quickly and had a long waiting list for September Splash so sign up now!

When? Tuesday and Thursday nights, 9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/1 new dates due to Air Quality

Time? One Sessions for all ages, separated by court: 

      • 5:30-7:00pm

Where? Castillero Middle School Outdoor Courts

Cost? $120

Covid-19: Parents drop off & pick up their players at the circle drive and parking area adjacent to the courts. Wear a mask to drop off and pick up.

  • We will take your temperature upon your arrival, wear a mask.
  • You will need a signed waiver 
  • We will have ball washing supplies, hand washing supplies, hand sanitizer and wipes but YOU should also bring your own  

Every player will receive a DBA Drive t-shirt, bring your own water and ball for outdoor use!  

REGISTER HERE

Sign up for all 3 new programs: September Splash, DBA Fall Break Camp, and Scoring Academy – October and you’ll receive a free DBA Drive Hoody Sweatshirt!

 

2023 Spring/Summer AAU Tryouts!

AAU TRYOUTS for our 9th Year of DBA DRIVE Basketball – This Weekend!

We will be forming teams for boys and girls starting in grade 4 through 8 and highly competitive High School teams (9th – 11th) again this spring/summer with DBA Drive Basketball. Last year we formed both Tournament and Travel teams that participated in high level AAU events and/or NCAA Recruiting Period events. Our tournament teams play local & Bay Area tournaments while our travel teams will also play outside of the area in Los Angeles, Reno, & Las Vegas.

In recent years we’ve had 18 highly successful teams in our and have repeatedly sold out fall and winter sessions as well. Thus, we intend to field another 18 teams for boys/girls and will be selecting top players from our tryouts to form one-to-two teams per age level and approximately 6 High School teams.

This is a tryout for a competitive AAU basketball club team and not everyone is selected for a team. We will be having multiple tryout dates but it is highly encouraged that you come to the first available tryout in your age group and suggest you attend multiple tryouts so that our coaches can get to know you better.

DATE/SITE: All tryouts are at Pioneer HS Main Gym

  • High School Session I:
    • Wednesday 2/15
    • Pioneer HS Main Gym
    • High School Boys 9th through 12th grade
      • 7:30pm –  9:00pm

     

  • High School Session II:
    • Saturday 2/18
    • Pioneer HS Main Gym
    • High School Boys 9th through 12th grade
      • 10am – 11:30am
  • Make-up Night:

     

    Register here for all tryout sessions, one-time fee will register you for any/all sessions.  Come get 2-3 workouts for only one $20 tryout fee!

REGISTER ONLINE for tryouts and Bring your Basketball!  We encourage you to attend any and all tryout sessions as your $20 fee covers all sessions.  CLICK LINK TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE

Coach Denker will conduct a Q/A period with information about our AAU teams, tournaments, registration, and team formation at both tryout sessions. 

Do you have questions about AAU basketball and DBA Drive? Come to tryouts to ask Coach Denker your questions or email: Coach@dbadrive.com