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Best Of Monterey County® Readers Poll 2021 nominations are happening now! We hope you will think of Gil Basketball Academy when voting for Best Volunteer Organization, Best Non Profit and Best Place to Work! Link in Bio to vote, thank you for your support!

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For each category, write in your favorite. Click Submit and Continue to move on to the next section. Once you move on from one section, you can't return to it.

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- You must vote in at least 20 categories.
- One nomination ballot per email address - you will have another opportunity to vote
in the final round from June 30th – July 21st.

Stay at Home Shelter Drills

Gil Basketball Academy Zoom - Episode 5

Stationary Defensive Stance: with some Step Slides
3 Line Close-Out Defensive Drill
Cone Individual Defense Drill: Cone to Cone Action
3 Man Weave, Back to a 2 on 1 Drill
Jump to the Ball Defensive Drill
Cone Conditioning Drills: 3 Cone Touch Defensive Drill
Shell Defense Drill: 4 vs 4
Close-Out w/Back Pedal Conditioning Drill: Defensive Emphasis
5 Man Weave, Back to a 3 on 2 Drill
Defensive Drill: Deny the Wing and Help / Plug Options

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Coach Jose Gil and his kids, Josue, Sammy and Nayeli here to Demonstrate some more ball handling drills to do at home. You do need a court for any of these drills;

  1. Dribbling a basketball and tennis ball simultaneously
  2. Two basketballs at once stationary drills
  3. Combination stationary with both balls optional
  4. Resistance dribbling with a partner using 2 balls. This drill requires space to move


Stay at Home Shelter Drills
Eva Silva coaching our young 4-5 year olds


Coach Gil and Mario Arturo Gamboa – GBA Interview

GBA Shelter in Place Drills

GBA to honor longtime Salinas coach Jim Rear with Heroes Award

World Tours

GBA believes in empowering youth by helping them develop a world view.

2022 World Tour to Spain and France

GBA 2022 World Tour Flyer to Spain and France


This past summer we took 67 youth on an educational trip to Mexico. They learned and experienced firsthand the traditions, …


GBA is more than just a basketball academy, it is an organization that works on character building, setting goals, and …

Dominican Republic

Our GBA parents, coaches and kids are hard at work trying to raise funds to pay for the kids tour to the Dominican Republic …

All World Tours


Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
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Luis Larrauri - Web Developer