SALINAS, Calif., — Jim Rear believes the word “hero” should be bestowed upon soldiers, veterans, police officers, firefighters and emergency responders. Not basketball coaches. Yet as a coach for more than 30 years, Rear impacted countless lives, teaching basketball skills that translate easily into life skills. “If, as a coach, I was able to … [Read more...] about GBA to honor longtime Salinas coach Jim Rear with Heroes Award
Gil Basketball Academy and Partners for Peace- Step-Up Mentoring Program collaborated during our final Academy night of the year. We had Mayor Joe Gunter and his lovely wife attend, other notable distinguished guests were Butch Lindley, Miguel Cabrera, DJ Rick Gomez, Officer Lalo Villegas and many other Salinas PD and Law Enforcement officers. It … [Read more...] about 2019 GBA Open House
This past Monday night September 24, 2018 @ 6 PM, GBA had a guest speaker and presenter Jeremy McCauley. He is from Australia and was gracious enough to host a "GBA Fitness Night". We had over 600 parents, grandparents, and academy players doing exercises. Everyone had a great time working with Jeremy. … [Read more...] about GBA Fitness Night
GBA collaborated with the Boys & Girls Club of Salinas and hosted a free Summer Basketball Camp. We were surrounded and supported by great people in our community that care about our youth. We had 125 kids participate. We were honored to have a special guest speaker from Watsonville HS, Adrian Zamora. He is originally from Gomez Farías … [Read more...] about GBA Summer Camp 2018
We had great, motivational and inspirational speakers for the summer camp. Ron Johnson, a former NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles and current director of the Boys and Girls club in Seaside. Coach Jim Rear, Hall of Fame basketball coach. Rashid Cann a former professional basketball player, D-1 player, and currently a professional … [Read more...] about GBA Summer Camp 2017
The 22nd Annual Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp (MJFS) concluded with over 40+ GBA kids attending. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were on the same court for the first time since the famous game 6 in Utah in 1998. It was an epic week of camp that solidified GBA's existence with the GOAT, Michael Jordan. … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan Flight School 2017
We are so excited to announce that the opportunity our GBA youth had to compete at the international level this summer (2016) was quite amazing. Italy extended an invitation for GBA to participate in friendly competitions while exploring their beautiful culture and way of living and we gracefully accepted it. Not only did our academy kids have … [Read more...] about GBA Went to Italy!
Our academy kids had the privilege to participate once again at the Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp this summer at UCSB. Many of our players, coaches and parents in attendance won prizes and awards. It was truly a remarkable experience once again. Next year we will take more GBA kids to camp. Interested in attending MJFS 2017? Contact … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan Camp 2016
We are so excited about the opportunity for our GBA youth to compete at the international level this summer (2016). Italy has extended an invitation for GBA to participate in friendly competitions while exploring their beautiful culture and way of living. Not only will our participants have the chance to take part in an international athletic … [Read more...] about GBA is going to Italy!