Do you have what it takes to be Top Flight in 2019?

Top Flight Elite is a competitive Boys & Girls AAU Basketball Program based in San Jose, CA (South Bay Area).  We are a year-round club that does cuts after evaluations. Your son/daughter would need to have moderate/advanced basketball experience to compete for a spot each season.  We typically have two teams per grade level (Red - A team; Black - B team), if there are enough participants that tried out to possibly field two teams. Spring looks to bring a great deal of excitement for all Top Flight Elite Basketball participants. We are offering boys and girls from 4th grade through 11th grade. We focus on fundamental skill development that takes players to the next level.  Every effort will be made to ensure players have an opportunity to demonstrate their basketball abilities during the tryout period and will be evaluated on: Ball Handling, Shooting, Passing, Demonstrating a positive attitude, work ethic, knowledge of the game and satisfactory academic performance.  

Practice, Tournaments, Fee’s, & Coaches 


We practice twice a week during the season.  All gyms are located in San Jose or surrounding areas (Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos & Saratoga).  Practice schedules will be completed once teams are assigned.  We try to keep days/times as consistent as possible once we start practice.   


Players are expected to commit to 6-8 tournaments over the course of the program season. Most tournaments will be local (within the bay area) and others will be out-of-town (Sacramento, Reno, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, etc.) and may require an overnight stay.  Our Elite "Red Teams" may compete in National or Regional Tournaments.  The Program Manager will select the appropriate number and location of tournaments.  Once tournament schedule is finalized, it is expected that players will attend all tournaments and be ready to play.  Tournament play begins in April and ends in July.  You can expect to have one or two tournaments per month. High School Teams can expect more travel as they will be competing in NCAA Certified Tournaments during NCAA viewing periods.      

Participation Fee  

The player participation fee's will vary depending on the teams.  Once teams are selected we will determine the level of play for each team and the number of tournaments they play in.  Below is a snapshot of what you can expect to pay at the most. Some teams may play in few tournaments or have a condensed schedule and the participation fee's will be lower than what is listed below.  

Middle School Boys Red Elite Teams
3 Travel Tournaments
Middle School Boys Black Teams
2 Travel Tournaments
Girls Middle School Teams
1 Travel Tournament
Dates: February to July Dates: February to July Dates: March to July (Small break in June)
Cost: $1775.00 (payment plans available) Cost: $1675.00 (payment plans available) Cost: $1,200 (payment plans available)
Package Includes: Package Includes: Package Includes:
8 Tournaments 8 Tournaments 6-7 Tournaments
2x practices or skills per week 2x practices or skills per week 2x practices or skills per week
Custom Uniform Custom Uniform Custom Uniform
Back Pack Back Pack Back Pack
Shooting Shirt Shooting Shirt Shooting Shirt
Top Flight T-Shirt Top Flight T-Shirt Top Flight T-Shirt
Top Flight Sweatshirt Top Flight Sweatshirt Top Flight Sweatshirt
Custom Top Flight Sweat Pants Custom Top Flight Sweat Pants Custom Top Flight Slides (Sandals)
February Clinics / Training Camp / Open Run February Clinics / Training Camp / Open Run 1 Travel Tournament (Las Vegas or LA)
Custom Top Flight Slides (Sandals) Custom Top Flight Slides (Sandals)
Send in your shot (NBA Shooting Coach) Send in your shot (NBA Shooting Coach)
Parent T-shirts (Two shirts per family) Parent T-shirts (Two shirts per family)
Practice Jersey Practice Jersey
3 Travel Tournaments 2 Travel Tournaments
*All packages subject to change

* Financial assistance may be available for certain circumstances of financial hardship.  Families must apply and be qualified to receive assistance.   

Traveling Expenses

All costs associated with travel to tournaments such as transportation, food and hotel stay are the players/parents responsibilities. 


2019 Teams and Coaches 


Boys Spring 2019 Coach Name Coach Info
4th Grade Jerry Lopez TFE Since 2019
5th Grade Red Stephen Giles TFE Co-Founder / HS Coach for 15 Years
6th Grade Red Jeff Yeung TFE Since 2016 / Former Varsity Head Coach
6th Grade Black TBA
6th Grade Development TBA
7th Grade Red Devin Southerland /
Kenny Williams
TFE Since 2015 / Saratoga HS Coach
7th Grade Black TBA
7th Grade Development TBA
8th Grade Red Alex Sarrett TFE Since 2012 / Bellarmine Varsity Coach
8th Grade Black Kevin James TFE Since 2017
8th Grade Development TBA
15u Red Stephen Giles TFE Co-Founder / HS Coach for 15 Years
15u Black Brandon Farelas TFE 2 Year / Saratoga HS Assistant Coach
16u Red Justin Miller TFE Since 2013
17u Red Jonathan Beene TFE Since 2010 / San Jose City College Coach
Girls Spring 2019 Coach Name Coach Info
4th / 5th Grade Talaya Anderson TFE Since 2014 / 20 Years+ Coaching
6th Grade Shelby Swofford TFE Since 2017 / Former Division 1 Player
7th Grade Chris McSwain TFE Founder / Valley Christian Head Coach
8th Grade Bobby Williams TFE Since 2014 / Leigh HS Girls Varsity Coach
15u Elite Phillip Thomas TFE Since 2017 / Valley Christian JV Head Coach
15u Black Josephine Vieira TFE 1 Year / Branham High School
16u Elite Tracy Gipson Chabot College Women's Coach
17u Black Josh Lagod TFE Since 2011 / Branham Girls Varsity Coach
17u Red Bill Murray TFE Since 2011 / Del Mar Girls Varsity Coach 

*Subject to Change

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Top Flight Elite AAU Basketball under the umbrella of Top Flight Sports is an Elite AAU Program in the Northern California and greater Bay Area. The Top Flight Elite Basketball Club, coaches and players are members of the AAU (Armature Athletic Union)... read more »

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