Official Member of the UAA

New Branch: Silicon Valley

Mission Statement

West Coast Elite Under Armour is one of the top grassroots programs in the World. West Coast Elite Under Armour is a program dedicated to enriching and changing lives. Founded by Coach Ryan Silver and based in Los Angeles, California, the program is Under Armour sponsored and plays in the Under Armour Association. The mission of the program is to help ALL kids and show them how to be successful in life and in basketball. We recruit high character kids and families.


WCE UA firmly believes the ball will stop bouncing for all student-athletes one day.  With the overarching vision of the 40 year plan, we believe in utilizing basketball as a tool to set oneself up for life.  The program strives to send players to high academic DIII, DII, and DI universities.  Likewise, we firmly believe in living every day of life with an attitude of gratitude, meaning to be appreciative and thankful for everything in life.

West Coast Elite Under Armour has helped kids and families achieve over $330,000,000 in scholarship monies.  We have sent kids to schools all over the country and have helped lots of kids and families achieve their dreams.  Our Coaching Alumni list is equally impressive.  We currently have 32 former Coaches who are on staff at the college and NBA level and 2 Women DI coaches.  West Coast Elite is committed to building the most comprehensive college network in all of sports that will give Coaches the opportunity to achieve their dreams as well.



"Ryan Silver is a great friend. It is great to see the impact West Coast Elite Under Armour has. They continue to change lives and help kids."

Rob Ehsan, Stamford

"West Coast Elite reaches kids at all levels. Ryan Silver is a monster."

Christian Popoola

"Coach Scott Martin was the most important person guiding me through the recruiting process. Because of his hard work, I get to play basketball at my dream school for the next four years. For all of high school, he got me in touch with dozens of college coaches who recruited me and anytime I need anything, Coach Martin was there."

Max McCalla, Claremont McKenna

"Ryan Silver does things for the right reason. To help kids succeed on and off the court."

Pace Mannion

"My time at West Coast Elite was amazing."

Josh Green

"West Coast Elite is a committed group of coaches."

Paul Biancardi

About Founder Ryan Silver

Coach Ryan Silver is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in College Sports.  He has helped mold and shape thousands of student-athletes lives.  He has enriched the lives of many basketball players through academic and athletic programs.  He has helped shape West Coast Elite Basketball into one of the premier event operators in the country.  West Coast Elite Basketball is the #1 event operator on the West Coast.

Coach Ryan Silver has mentored numerous current and former NBA & NCAA Division 1 college basketball players. Coach Silver has assisted over 500 student-athletes achieve scholarships from premier NCAA Division 1 programs.  Coach Silver is widely regarded as an industry leader and is considered one of the most influential people in the basketball World.


Coach Silver is also a leader in the High Academic arena and has numerous players at Ivy/Patriot League schools including 5 players currently at Harvard University.  Coach Silver is widely regarded as the premier Industry Leader in the High Academic Space.

Coach Silver was named the 2011 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Coach of the Year in 2011. Coach Silver won a CIF Championship at Sierra Canyon High School in 2011, the school’s first and only championship, and amassed 41 wins in 2 years while at Sierra Canyon. Coach Silver is involved with numerous city and state charitable organizations including California Boys’ State where he has served as a counselor for 18 years.

Coach Ryan Silver is the Director and Founder of the West Coast Elite Under Armour program, widely regarded as one of the top club programs in the country.  West Coast Elite Under Armour participates in the Under Armour Association. The program has teams from 3rd grade through 12th grade.  The West Coast Elite program has helped generate over $150,000,000 in scholarships for former players.  West Coast Elite also currently has 32 former Coaches working at the college and NBA level.  The West Coast Elite program is an absolute powerhouse in terms of helping place Coaches in college.

In 2019, Coach Ryan Silver was inducted into the California Boys State Hall of Fame.  The 39 year old Silver has been a counselor at California Boys State for 24 years.  He has served as a City and party counselor.  He is the youngest inductee into the California Boys State Hall of Fame.  Silver was also recognized by the California State Senate for dedicating his life to serving the community.  California State Senator Henry Stern gave Silver the proclamation at the California Boys’ State Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

in 2019, Silver was recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his incredible work in the community.  He was presented a Los Angeles City Service award for his work in the community.  He was also presented a California State Senate and Assembly resolution recognizing his service to California and induction into California Boys State Hall of Fame.

In 2020, Silver was given the Presidential Service award. 

In 2020, Silver also released his first book “The 40 Year Plan” guiding families through the roaring rivers of grassroots basketball.  

Silver is currently President of the Silver Family Foundation, Founder of West Coast Elite Basketball, President of West Coast Elite Under Armour, serves on the Under Armour Grassroots Board of Directors, serves on the HOPE Foundation Board of Directors, California Diabetes Board.  Silver annually gives substantial amounts of monies to help underprivileged kids attend college.

Silver is a 2003 graduate of UCLA with a B.A in Political Science.



We are passionate about basketball and life.  We do everything with ultimate passion.


We believe in hard work.  We make no excuses and always work hard.


We believe in teamwork in basketball and life.  We do everything as a team.


We believe in planning for the future.  The ball will stop bouncing one day for everyone.


We are always appreciative and grateful for everything.