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Founder and Staff

How It All Started and How It All Works


Eliezer Chavez

Founder     |     Head Coach     |     Director


Drew Washington

Assistant Basketball and Flag Football Coach


Jacky Perez

Assistant Basketball and Boxing Coach


David Tran

Multi Sport Coach


The Who, What, When, Where and How Story of

The Ball Life Studio

"The will to win  isn't the most important because everybody has that. The will to prepare to win is the key." - Bob Knight

The Story of Ball Life Studio

The Way Youth Sports Should Be

Coach Chavez is a dedicated and passionate Head Coach who has been leading high school varsity teams for almost 8 years, as well as coaching middle school aged teens. Driven by his desire to make high quality basketball training programs affordable for all in the San Jose and Oakland area, Coach Chavez founded and leads Ball Life Studio (BLS). BLS is not only one of the most affordable clubs around, but also provides high quality training, facilities, products, and equipment. His biggest goal is to make every player better, both on and off the court, with the highest quality input and output.


Coach Chavez is experienced in conditioning his players before the season and has coached Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country, and Boys & Girls Varsity Soccer since the age of 19. He has also been a Nutrition Trainer at Ballys Total Fitness in San Jose since he was 18. He has coached against some of the toughest schools and teams in the Oakland area. His dedication and loyalty to his players is unmatched, as he works out with them to show them first-hand what he teaches.


Coach Chavez is a big advocate for all to participate and have affordable access to high quality youth sports but specifically for young Latinx to have access to and participate in sports. He wants to help his community, build BLS to a national level program, and show how sports have positively impacted his own life. He is passionate about creating an inclusive and equitable environment, where everyone can experience the joys of playing sports and pushing themselves to be the best versions of themselves.


In addition to his coaching career, Coach Chavez is a PE teacher at Rocketship Fuerza, a K-5th elementary school in a low income area in San Jose. His wife works in a non-profit in San Jose and he is currently pursuing a degree in Communications. He is a firm believer that sports have the power to positively affect lives, and he is dedicated to empowering young people through sports.

"Unlock Your Potential with Ball Life Studio!"

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