About Core Prep Academy

We partner with existing private middle schools to provide elite athletic training and life skill development during the school day so families can get their time back together.

Our “Scholar-Athletes” love school because they get to focus on honing their craft while experiencing a traditional academic and social school environment.

Our Families Love Us Because



Core Scholars want to go to school.



Evening time is better utilized for the family.



Relentless spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical growth daily.

Schools We Partner With

Southern California

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Heritage Christian School
Northridge, CA

Saint Monica Preparatory Logo

Saint Monica Preparatory
Santa Monica, CA

Northern California

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Modesto Christian School
Modesto, CA


Sunrise Christian Academy Logo

Sunrise Christian Academy
Bel Aire, KS

Become A Partner School

See how Core Prep Academy can help increase your school's numbers across the board.

It Goes Beyond Sports

Our Life Skills Program goal is to actively shape and empower the next generation of Scholar-Athletes and Community Leaders. We believe developing life skills builds high character and self-awareness that fosters a servant leadership-based mentality.

Community Service
Monthly community service with community partners.

Career Exploration
Former collegiate and pro athletes share how they transitioned to their professional careers.

Financial Literacy
We teach our scholar-athletes how to relate to and manage finances.

College Tours
We take visits to colleges and universities creating a desire to attend.

Lasting Learning
UCLA partnered program that uses research-informed strategies to teach students to study more effectively.

How We Got In The Game

Founded in 2015 with just eight student-athletes, we’ve always been dedicated to inspiring young athletes. Past alumni and trainees have included top NCAA athletes and current High School All Americans. Graduates attend many of the most notable universities in the nation, including UCLA, LMU, Kentucky, Illinois, Gonzaga, and Penn. The flagship program was founded on the campus of Heritage Christian School in Northridge, CA, and is now training athletes for basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball.

The 4 C’s


We train your athlete at their school during their PE period.


We only hire top-level coaches that are fiercely dedicated to their craft.


We complement student-athlete-focused college-preparatory academics.


Combining the costs of private school and sports training is simply smart.

Our Mission

Everyone is different. To realize their full potential, scholar-athletes need a personalized approach that fits their needs because when they love school, they will excel in life, not just the big game. The future of our communities depends on it and it’s our mission to give them every advantage possible.

Meet Our Team

Our entire team is dedicated to providing the leadership and coaching required to help every scholar rise to their full potential in class, in the game, in life.


Todd Wilson

CEO Todd Wilson founded Core Prep Sports Academy in 2015. After a life of excellence in academics, athletics and service, Todd focused on changing the status quo for the scholar-athlete communities around him.

In addition to founding Core Prep, Todd served as an NBA Trainer for professional basketball players, international players, and pro and amateur teams. He’s worked on the court with LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Andrew Wiggins, Dwayne Wade, Rodney Hood, Austin Rivers, Jaren Jackson JR., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Justise Winslow, Seth Curry and others.

Todd and his diverse, talented and compassionate team are actively committed to shaping and empowering new generations of scholar-athletes and community leaders.

Meet Our Highly Skilled Leadership Team

Zach Becerra

Zach Becerra

Director of Basketball

Esteban Chavez

Esteban Chavez

Director of Soccer

Rossie D. Cherry

Rossie D. Cherry

Athletic Director

Gideon Gamble

Gideon Gamble

Director of Girls Basketball


Russ Green

Director of Student Wellness

Devina Halpert

Devina Halpert

Director of Softball

Nathan Mellalieu

Nathan Mellalieu

Director of Football


Daylon Monette

Program Director / Director of Baseball

Camille Moody

Camille Moody

Director of Operations

Samantha Olivas

Samantha Olivas

Director of Student Affairs

Esteban Chavez

Morgan Wijay

Director of Volleyball