Developing young athletes with great character on and off the court.



We are dedicated to providing opportunities for young men and women to develop their individual and team skills, compete, and prepare for the next level of play. We work with all our young athletes to develop short and long term goals and a comprehensive plan to achieve them.



Who Runs And1 Academy?

Coach Lara Kahler is the Founder and Head Coach of And1 Academy. She has 27 years of experience coaching a mix of basketball and soccer at the recreational and competitive levels, both boys and girls, ages 4 years old through the high school level. Coach Kahler believes that in addition to building basketball skills it is critical these young athletes develop strong teamwork and character traits that will carry with them for the rest of their careers and lives. She takes great pride in working with all her athletes to develop short and long term goals and helping them achieve their fullest potential. She believes strongly that even at the most competitive levels there must be an element of fun to develop and maintain in these young athletes a love for the sport that will extend their careers to the highest level they want to pursue.

Does And1 Academy play year-round basketball?

The short answer is yes. And1 Academy offers 4 seasons of basketball. The Fall, Winter, Spring and a Summer league consisting of 2 to 3 tournaments.

How much is it to join And1 Academy?

If your player has been evaluated and you’re considering joining the And1 Academy, the cost to join is VERY affordable compared to other travel basketball organizations. For our current price structure email

When and how long are practices?

It varies depending on the season but typically we practice 2x a week and one game a week. Practices are generally 1.5 hours long with our coaches maximizing every available minute.

Can my child play other sports and And1 Academy basketball?

Absolutely! And1 Academy strongly believes multi-sports athletes make the best athletes. We continually work with our players to maximize their time on the court with other sports they are interested in pursuing.

Where does And1 Academy play most of their games?

Our home court is Corky Smith Gym located in San Marcos. For League play we partner with Top Gun Basketball Academy located in Miramar, San Diego but try to keep as many games local to North County San Diego as we can.


Coach Lara Kahler
Founder & Head Coach

"You can be the world's greatest tactician but if you can't show your love to players you won't ever get the best from them." -John Calipari

Coach Lara is experienced and is dedicated to representing our core values at every practice, at every game. What sets her apart is her commitment to developing young athletes with great character on and off the court.

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