Oakland

With 6 hoops and wood flooring, this 6,500 square foot full-size gym is great for training, team practice and large camps. And set back in the Oakland Hills above Highway 13, with plenty of private parking, it’s also the most convenient place in Oakland for your kids to hone their basketball skills.

Note: when you arrive on campus, stay left at the main school office and follow that road all the way back to the parking lot next to the baseball field.

Campus of Golden Gate Academy
3800 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

Classes At Oakland

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 6-7

Jr. Ballers

These group training classes take students to the next level and focus on intermediate skills such as movement off the ball, body control, fundamental skills, and cooperation.

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 8-9

Pee Wee Ballers

This group class will begin to teach your kids about proper shooting technique, as they are beginning to become strong enough to shoot on a regulation goal. They will also learn to dribble with their weak hand and how to drive to the basket and finish.

Intermediate

Ages 8-9

Pee Wee Super Handles

The intermediate ball-handling class takes all the skills from the Jr. class up a notch! Players learn hand-eye coordination vital to dribbling, passing, and shooting in team play.

Intermediate - Advanced

Ages 8-9

Pee Wee Shots Up

Your kids will learn to be a dead-eye marksman on the court in this group class! Players will experience the many different ways a true Baller can score in the game, gaining an appreciation for the creativity inherent in the game.

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 10-12

Crossover

This group class will teach students the more intermediate skills of the game with high-intensity drills. Players will learn to shoot on the move, gracefully handle the ball, and score creatively all rooted in the fundamental triple threat position.

Intermediate

Ages 10-12

Crossover Super Handles

Players will begin to understand the freedom of the game when ball-control becomes second nature through this group class. Advanced handling and moves with the ball will turn players into threats that cannot be managed on the court!

Intermediate - Advanced

Ages 10-12

Crossover Shots Up

This group class is for our intermediate level shooters. Players will get top instruction on form, shooting on the move, and the advanced shooting situations that require a little more creativity and hustle.

Intermediate

Ages 12-15

High Performance

Designed for those serious about the game of basketball and looking to take their game to another level! This class will provide rapid improvement, advanced skill work and super intensity. This workout will touch on all aspects of the game necessary to play at the next level.

Intermediate

Ages 12-15

High Performance Super Handles

Players will learn to see the floor like Magic and handle the rock like Kobe in this group class! Settling into a level of comfort and ease of movement, players will fine tune their ability to score by handing the ball well with either hand. Their understanding of offensive moves will grow, making them an offensive triple threat on the court.

Intermediate - Advanced

Ages 12-15

High Performance Shots Up

This group class hosts our top shooters! These dead-eye hotshots spend the hour on advanced shooting techniques that prepare them for next-level competition.

Camps At Oakland

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 6-12

Total Skills

Our signature camp teaches students of all skill levels how to dribble, pass, and shoot. Just like the name suggests, we cover everything here—and your kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they are learning!

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 6-14

Dribbling and Shooting

As the old saying goes, “You have to learn to walk before you run.” Our beginner to intermediate camp helps players get the basics of dribbling moves down before learning the fancy flyer moves of scoring.

Beginner - Intermediate

Ages 7-14

All Star Camp

This full-day camp is for kids who are newer to basketball and looking just to play. Your child will spend half the camp playing basketball, and the other half enjoying soccer, dodgeball, capture the flag and many other kids’ favorites.

Intermediate

Ages 8-14

Offensive Moves

Defense is important, but to win games, you have to be able to put the ball in the hole! Players of all skill levels can become offensive weapons with this intense camp.

Intermediate

Ages 7-14

Super Handles

Players will learn to see the floor like Magic and handle the rock like Steph in this week long camp! Settling into a level of comfort and ease of movement, players will fine tune their ability to score by handing the ball well with either hand. Stationary Dribbling, Dribbling on the Move, Attach Moves, Two-Ball Dribbling and all around technique and control of the ball will be emphasized. Putting all this together, your child will be an offensive threat on the court.

Intermediate

Ages 7-14

Kris Kringle Offensive Skills Clinic

This is our signature winter camp in Oakland that began in 2003. Triple Threat isn’t just our name around here—it’s what every scorer aims to be. Your kids will learn how to score from triple threat position, off the dribble, off the pass. They will learn to finish strong at the basket as they become a stronger offensive threat.

Intermediate - Advanced

Ages 10-14

Pro Moves Competition

Have you ever wanted to learn and master the same moves that Damian Lillard, LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant use? Now you can at our Pro Moves Competition Camp! Your child will learning all the moves of the pros in the morning, then compete and play games using the new moves in the afternoon. This is the camp for those serious about taking their game up a notch or three!