See tabs on the sidebar for a more complete history of Velocity 101, Fusion, and Shock teams.
Velocity 101 began in 2009 and is the current version for competitive basketball.
V101 is generally for pre-high school players who want to gain the skills and development for high school basketball, although short-term high school projects also play as Velocity teams.
The goal of V101 is to provide a “50-50″ scheme which means under 50 miles per event; under $50 a month (except for tournaments in Lompoc and Yosemite). Teams focus on developing skills, playing strong competition, unity, and fun.
For more on Velocity teams, please visit the Velocity tabs.
Fusion Gold (2005-2009)
The Wildcats created Fusion basketball teams to host projects in different age groups and had four travel in operation at one time. The program was transitioned to Bill and Jared Smith in June of 2009 to make room for the Velocity program. See the Fusion tabs on this website for more details.
Ventura Shock started it all and set some standards that have not since been broken. Travel teams for ages 8 to 18 that began in 1997 and have been inactive since 2004. This venture flew a team of sixth grade girls to Seattle to play AAU venues. Despite playing up in eight grade divisions, Shock returned home with a 4-3 record and was heralded by one AAU official as “the best sixth grade girls team he had ever seen”. We actually weren’t even the fourth best sixth grade team in our own city, but we accepted the compliment with grace and a bit of a wry grin. For more on Shock teams, please visit the Shock tab under the Competitive Teams section.