West Coast Elite Under Armour, one of the top AAU grassroots programs in the World, announced today the launch of West Coast Elite Under Armour Santa Barbara. The program will offer three high school teams in the inaugural season. West Coast Elite will field a team at the 15U, 16U, and 17U level. The Santa Barbara program will be headed by Juan Villarruel as the director.
Coach Villarruel is currently on the staff at Santa Barbara High School and has extensive high school and grassroots coaching experience. Coach Villarruel also is a widely respected NBA trainer who trains multiple NBA and overseas players.
West Coast Elite UA President Ryan Silver: "We are thrilled to bring the West Coast Elite experience and culture to Santa Barbara. Coach Juan Villarruel is a fantastic Coach and trainer and will do a phenomenal job.”
West Coast Elite Under Armour is one of the top AAU/grassroots programs in the World with over 100 teams from 2nd through 12th grade. West Coast Elite currently has 83 players at the division 1 level and hundreds at the division 2 and 3 level.