All FAQs

Why choose TTA teams?

– Professional/Paid Coaching

– Participate in Organized Leagues

– Discounts on Camps and Training Sessions

– TTA Skills Training

Who are the coaches?

Many of TTA’s trainers will be coaching the teams.  Again, me must fill the teams before we can assign a coach.  If you were previously on our team, most coaches will be returning to work with those teams.

How long are the seasons?

Spring- March-May
Summer- June-July
Fall- September-October
Winter- November-February

* Must commit to an entire season when registering

How much does it cost to play on a team?

Our teams are $225 per month plus a one time uniform fee of $70*

This includes practice, games, league fees and all other expenses**

Fall Season (2 months): Sept-Oct: $450
Winter Season (4 months): Nov-Feb: $900
Spring Season: March (3 months)-May: $675
Summer Season (2 months): June-July: $450

Payments are auto-billed to your credit card on the 25th of each month

*Uniforms can be worn until the are outgrown, then a new one will need to be purchased
** Tournaments in the winter season charge an entrance fee that is not covered by your monthly fees

Will the teams travel?

We have made a decision to play locally.  We feel it’s more important to develop skill sets than travel all over the country.  Travel is great once in a while, however the cost of one weekend trip to Vegas will be your team costs for the entire year.

If there comes a point where your team would like to go to an away tournament, TTA will help facilitate and all costs (including paying all expenses for the coach to go) will be the responsibility of the team.

How often do teams practice?

Our teams practice twice per week for 75 minutes each.  Individual schedules vary by team.

Do I need a uniform?

TTA Uniform Package: Point 3 Reversible Jersey and DRYV Shorts

* There is a one time $70 uniform fee for new players. Uniforms can be worn from season to season.

Uniforms are subject to change colors/designs.

How often do the teams play games?

Fall/Spring/Summer Seasons:
MVP Flight League- 1 weekend game per week- Total of 8 games per season plus playoffs
Location: Walnut Creek area

Winter Season:
Each tournament has 3-4 games
November: 1 Tournament
December: 1 Tournament
January: 1 Tournament
February: 2 Tournaments

Why do I have to upload a picture when I register?

This is to help us during tryouts identify the kids and so we can remember each player better when we make the teams following the tryout.  Please try to upload a clear picture.

What if I can’t make the tryout?

It is very difficult for us to accommodate everyone’s schedule.  We have tried our best to pick dates that will work for families.

If you can’t make a tryout, we will try our best to schedule an evaluation, but can’t guarantee that we will be able to do this as our gym times are most often booked solid.

Please make a big effort to be at the tryout.

What if I don’t make a team?

We have limited spots (and gym time) for our teams.  We try to make our teams as competitive as possible while finding players that fit together.  It’s not always about being the best, we are looking for good attitudes, hard work and enthusiastic young ballers.

Sometimes, kids aren’t ready to play at a club competitive level and need some work on the fundamentals, so we encourage all of those that aren’t chosen for a team to continue with our group classes or camps.

My account won’t log me in?

We use a different registration software for our teams call Sports Illustrated Play (SIPlay).  If you have not done one of our teams before, you will need to create a new login at  ttahoops.siplay.com

What’s the difference between classes and camps?

Classes take place daily and are 1 hour in length. They run over a season, which is typically 10-12 weeks in length. Most students come to 1-2 classes per week for a given season.

Camps take place over multiple full days, with drop-off in the morning and pick-up in the afternoon. These take place when school is out on vacation: Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks.

The class format teaches a specific set of skills with the intention of mastery. Classes are a bit more focused and intense, leading to rapid improvement and confidence-building in a mistake-friendly environment.

The camp format, on the other hand, means a broad range of skills and techniques can be introduced and taught in detail. The goal is to teach many skills that the students can work on at home to improve and incorporate into games to make basketball learning a fun experience.

We encourage families to do both camps and classes, as they work together to give kids the ultimate learning and improvement experience.

What are your pick-up and drop-off policies for camps?

Gyms will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of camp. We ask that you pick up your child promptly when the camp ends in the gymnasium. In fact, we encourage you to show up just before the end of the day to watch your child in action.

All children must be signed in and out of camp every day.

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

Please make sure you check your schedule prior to registering. Thank you.

Generally, if you need to cancel you have two options:

  1. Refund. There is a 10% charge on all refunds, regardless of reason.

    Refunds are pro-rated. Example: if you are taking group class and decide you would like a refund or make a refund request in the 8th week, you will get a refund for the final 2 weeks less 10%.

    You must let us know as soon as possible that you would like a refund via email: contact@triplethreatonline.com

    Many of our classes have wait lists, and if you cancel early enough we’ll be able to fill your spot. Please be considerate—if you need to cancel, let us know as soon as possible! You’ll be making another child very happy.

Credit. If you’d prefer, we can issue your refund as a credit that you can keep for a similar activity. Credits are good for one year from the purchase date.

Will my child do basketball drills all day?

Most teaching is done in 20–25 minute sessions in the mornings before lunch. Each session has a water break in-between.

After lunch, we typically work have games and contests related to the skills taught in the morning.

Your child will get a great workout every day—but don’t worry… It’s a lot more even paced than a boot camp.

What does a typical day look like?

9-9:15: Introductions and check-in

9:15-9:45: Warm up

9:45-9:50: Water break

9:50-10:40: Teaching and skill breakdown

10:40-10:45: Water break

10:45-11:00: Morning Throwdown (Competition where kids compete against coaches)

11:00-11:25: Teaching and skill breakdown

11:25-11:30- Water break

11:30-11:45- 3-on-3 games

11:45-12:30: Lunch

12:30-12:45: Afternoon Throwdown

12:45-1:10: Dribbling warm-up

1:10-1:15: Water break

1:15-2:15: Games

2:15-2:20 Water break

2:20-2:45: Skills and competitions

2:45-3:00: Cool down and daily award winners

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How are children separated into groups?

Children are first divided into groups based on grade and sex. They are then further separated based on ability. This ensures that children will be learning and competing with those of the same approximate age and skill level, keeping the camp both challenging and fun.

If a change of group is requested for any other reason, Triple Threat Academy will do our best to accommodate everyone.

What is the ratio of camper to coach?

Camps run with approximately 9 campers to 1 coach.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Your child only needs to bring a few things to camp:

  • Their own basketball, with their name written clearly on it
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch from home
  • Proper basketball attire that can be worn both inside and outside
  • Any medication (e.g. inhaler, adrenaline kit, etc.) that your child may need for the day

PLEASE notify camp instructors if your child will be bringing medication. Include any relevant information our coaches may need in case of emergency.

Is Lunch Provided?

No. We ask that you pack your child a lunch from home. Please make sure to send plenty of fluids to drink.

Although water is always provided, we recommend sending a water bottle with your child’s initials clearly marked on top.

There will be no snack bar onsite.

Please let us know of any food allergies that we need to be aware of.

What time is lunch?

Lunch will be from 11:45am-12:30pm daily.

What should my child NOT bring to camp?

Triple Threat Academy highly recommends leaving accessories at home, such as:

  • Watches
  • Hats
  • Playing or trading cards
  • Hand-held electronic devices like Nintendos or iPods
  • Cell phones

Triple Threat Academy is not responsible for items left behind or misplaced.

How do I register and methods of payment do you accept?

We accept:

  • Credit Card (via online registration)
  • All registration must take place through our website

Please, no cash. Also, please do not write checks to individual coaches. Thank you.

Can I sign-up the day of camp?

Only if the camp is not sold out, which is unlikely. We highly recommend that you register before the camp begins in order to hold your spot.

Can parents stay and watch the camps?

Parents, family, and friends—everyone is welcome to watch anytime during the week of camp. We remind you, however, that you are only a spectator… Please leave any questions or comments for the staff or your child until lunchtime or the end of the day.

How do I contact Triple Threat Academy?

Contact Triple Threat Academy at 510-306-HOOP (4667) or contact@triplethreatonline.com.

See the Locations page for the locations of our classes and camps.

Here is our mailing address:

Triple Threat Academy

1271 Washington Ave #623

San Leandro, CA 94577

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email.

What’s the difference between camps and classes?

Camps take place over multiple full days, with drop-off in the morning and pick-up in the afternoon. These take place when school is out on vacation: Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks.

Classes take place daily and are 1 hour in length. They run over a season, which is typically 10-12 weeks in length. Most students come to 1-2 classes per week for a given season.

The camp format means a broad range of skills and techniques can be introduced and taught in detail. The goal is to teach many skills that the students can work on at home to improve and incorporate into games to make basketball learning a fun experience.

A class, on the other hand, teaches a specific set of skills with the intention of mastery. Classes are a bit more focused and intense, leading to rapid improvement and confidence-building in a mistake-friendly environment.

We encourage families to do both camps and classes, as they work together to give kids the ultimate learning and improvement experience.

What are the differences between your class categories?

Ballers vs. Uptempo
An Uptempo is a more advanced version of a Ballers class. The pace is faster and the assumption is that nobody in the Uptempo class is a total beginner—they have either played in a league or team before, or have taken a minimum of two of our Ballers classes within the same age range.

Super Handles
Super Handles are beginner/advanced classes focused on ball-handling.

Shots Up
Shots Up classes are intermediate/advanced classes focused on shooting.

How do classes work?

Simply choose the day and class you want and sign up for the entire season (10-12 weeks). Your child will attend that same day and time for the entire season.

If you would like to do multiple classes, you can add as many you’d like. A discounted price will automatically appear in your shopping cart.

What does my child need to bring to class?

Each child will need a basketball with their name clearly written on it and a water bottle.

If my schedule changes, can we change the day of our class?

We try our best to accommodate all requests. As long as there is space in a similar class in the same age group, we can move you. Many of our classes sell out, so this may not be a possibility once the season starts. Please check your calendar prior to registering.

Will my child need an evaluation to see what class they should begin with?

We do not offer an evaluation as part of the registration process. As a general guideline, please choose the class that corresponds to your child’s age. Unless noted, most of our classes are beginner/intermediate.

What is the coach-to-player ratio for group classes?

For classes with a maximum of 14 players, there will be two coaches, making a 7:1 ratio. Classes with a maximum of 18 players will have three coaches, for a 6:1 ratio.

What are the differences between the labels Lil’, Jr. Pee Wee, Crossover and High Performance?

These are the names we use to identify the age range for our classes.

We separate students first by age, then by skill. Below are the general guidelines; some classes have different age ranges.

Lil’: Ages 4-5

Jr: Ages 6-7

Pee Wee: Ages 8-9

Crossover: Ages 10-11

High Performance: 12-15

What is the VIP discount?

We promote and reward loyalty with our VIP discount. Here’s how it works: our current students are always given the chance to register for the next season’s classes one week before the general public—and they get a discount on future classes.

That’s right, your spot is guaranteed, and we give you a discount for doing it.

Can parents stay and watch?

You are more than welcome to stay and watch, but we ask that you be a spectator only. Please support your child in a positive manner and let our coaches do the coaching.

Once the trust is built up between your family and our coaches and you’re comfortable, you are also more than welcome to drop your child off and run some errands, go to the gym, or just relax.

My child is tall for their age, should they play up a level?

We do not recommend choosing a class based on the size or pure athleticism of your child. We are a skill-based program, and our main priority is helping players build confidence and excel. This means we often have students that play up or down a level because that is where their skill level is best challenged.

What is your makeup policy for group classes?

Our classes are very popular, and many of them sell out. Because of this we regret that we’re unable to offer makeup classes—we simply don’t have the space. We adhere to a strict coach-to-player ratio and can’t change this ratio to accommodate extra students in the class. Thank you for your understanding.

Worried your child won’t be able to make all the classes? We recommend that you take a look at our schedule and yours before you register to make sure you are available to attend the classes consistently.

Your classes sell out quickly. Can I get on a waitlist?

Yes, we encourage you to join the waitlist for any class that is full. We also encourage you to look at other classes within the same age range that may be a fit for your child, and try to make it work for the current season.

Why do I have to pay $5 for the waitlist. Is it refundable?

We charge $5 to hold your spot. It also keeps the waitlist full with families that are truly interested in the class and ready to take a spot if one opens up.

This fee will either be applied to your season fee if a spot opens up, or refunded if no spot opens by the fifth week of the season.

The fee will be charged to your credit card, because doing so makes it easier for us to move you into a class and secure your spot if one opens up. (Because we’ll already have all the information we need.)