High School Academy

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About the Academy

Players are made in the off-season! This program is for high school boys who are looking to improve their offensive skill set through advanced drills and 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 competition. As the focus of high school basketball players continues to progress towards games and tournament play, Excel is excited to provide an opportunity for serious players to consistently get in the gym and maximize their potential through our intense workouts!

The Directors

The Academy is run by coaches who have enjoyed great success at the high school level and played at a high level.  

Frank Allocco, Jr.: 

Frank was an all-state high school basketball player at Northgate High School under the guidance of Coach Frank Allocco, Sr. He led his team to a state championship in 1995, and finished his career scoring 2,008 points but more importantly, won 90% of his games.

Frank decided to continue his basketball career by accepting a scholarship to Saint Mary’s College, where he was a three year starter, a WCC All-Conference player, and a participant in the 1997 NCAA tournament. He played for two college coaches, Ernie Kent and David Bollwinkel, who taught him what it takes to play at the college level.

Frank spent 12 years as a high school coach at De La Salle High School. He currently heads the ASA and ASA Prime youth basketball programs.

Chris Whirlow:

Chris has been passionate about basketball since he first attended the Excel Camps as a child. He began his high school coaching career at Northgate High School where he coached from 1994-1997. Chris started coaching AAU Basketball in 1996 before co-founding MVP Flight and Flight Elite Basketball in 1997. He returned to High School coaching at Acalanes HS in 1999 and became the Head Varsity Basketball coach at Campolindo High School in 2001. Chris was an outstanding coach at Campolindo winning 3 North Coast Section championships in his final 4 seasons. 

In 2008, Chris opted out of high school coaching to focus full time on running and expanding the MVP Flight and Flight Elite programs. He has been instrumental to the tremendous growth in Bay Area youth basketball.

Program Details

All sessions run 
7:30 to 9:00 PM


  • March: 26, 28
  • April: 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • May: 2, 7, 14, 16

Tuition Fee

  • $495 per player
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