About Us



Pete is the founder of The Works Basketball Academy and a former Division I Men’s basketball assistant coach and former head high school basketball girls and boys coach, with over 30 years of coaching and training experience.

The Works was created to reach the athlete who needs help leveling the playing field in a storm of elite and over-trained young athletes. Pete has assembled a staff of trainers, educators, coaches, and former collegiate and high school players to do just that.

Pete leads The Works with his passion for helping young players be safe, healthy and successful in their athletic endeavors.

Unlike programs focusing on either conditioning or sports skills, I combine conditioning that follows a cutting-edge philosophy and protocols with top-notch sports fundamentals training. I take a holistic approach to sports training for winning results!  I work hard to create the proper foundation for success by modeling the desired task, then gradually shifting responsibility to the player. I take into account the player’s knowledge of the game and build from that point. 

– Pete Rivas


Though he would say his proudest achievement is being father to his young son, John Robert ("JR"), Ralph is a multi-talented fixture at The Works. Ralph is not only one of The Works' trainers, he also is taking on The Works' social media management......keep an eye out for posts, tweets, photos and more as Ralph helps us share news and info about our programs through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. He is a 5th grade teacher at the Fairmont campus in Anaheim Hills.Ralph's coaching brought him to the Basketball Program at Fairmont Prep, home of The Works, where he coaches the boys' teams. Ralph has coached basketball for the past eight years at the high school, junior high, club, and AAU levels and has also been a counselor at numerous basketball camps across New Jersey and New York City.  His training experience has focused on both individual and small groups here in California as well as in New Jersey. Prior to coming to California, Ralph earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Seton Hall University  and remains a diehard Seton Hall fan (go Pirates!) and New York Knicks fan.  


Morgan's another trainer whose first connection with The Works was as a participant in our programs.  She attended Academy and Shooting, as well as our Nike camps during her four years as a varsity player at Valencia High School and was one of the first to join The Works Club Team.  She enjoys watching how the hard work in training really improves our players' games.

Morgan is currently playing at Irvine Valley College where she is studying English.  Her schedule has allowed her to become part of the core group of Academy trainers and you'll see a lot of her at our summer camps.

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Cinnamon's career with The Works started when she and her twin, Jasmine, came to train as Santiago High School basketball stars (2 Time All CIF Selection, Starting Guard).  Throughout her college years at Boise State and Cal State Northridge, Cinnamon stood out as a high scorer (1,000pt scorer at CSUN, Single Season 3pt record holder at CSUN, All Big West, Selection), helping her teammates win Back to Back Big West Conference Championships.

She graduated in 2014 with a major in Communication Studies and is currently working on a masters degree in Public Administration.

Cinnamon's never too far from basketball, having become a regular at The Works Nike Basketball Camps and Academy.  


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Pat joined The Works in 2014. He brings a unique perspective to The Works as he is a professional basketball player, with four years' playing abroad (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Dubai, and Egypt - having led Egypt in scoring during the 2014-2015 Season - 31ppg).

6'1 point guard, Pat lettered at Lakewood High School (3yr Starting Point Guard, 2 Time All CIF Selection) and UCI (3yr Starting Point Guard, 3 Time All Big West Selection, 1k point scorer, Top 10 in Assists and Steals in 'eater history)

Prior to starting his overseas professional basketball career, Pat graduated from UCI with a major in Sociology and a minor in Management.


What We Do

Academy and Skills

The Works offers strength and skills training

Nike Basketball Camps & Clinics

Summer camps 2015 - Anaheim and Bakersfield

Individual and Team Training

Contact us for details!




Enroll and Pay

  • ACADEMY - High School & Middle School 2 workouts/week   $200   https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5K7JRXGHED3E4
  • ACADEMY - High School & Middle School 1 workout/week     $120
  • ACADEMY - High School & Middle School - single session       $40
  • ACADEMY - Elementary 2 workouts/week                                $150
  • ACADEMY - Elementary 1 workout/week                                  $100
  • ACADEMY - Elementary - single session                                    $30
  • ACADEMY - Elementary Team (*invitation only)                         $90
  • INDIVIDUAL TRAINING - one hour session (by appointment)    $50
  • INDIVIDUAL TRAINING - ninety minute session                         $75
  • SHOOTING - single session                                                        $20