Our Story

Mission Statement

Southern California Academy is dedicated to encouraging and developing young student athletes both on and off the court, in believing in their dreams, setting goals, and disciplining themselves to their highest potential.


Travis Nichols was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn was not easy, and Travis learned at a young age that if he wanted success in his life he was going to have to work for it. Hard work and dedication in High School paid off and he received a full basketball scholarship to St. Francis College, a Division 1 school.

More adversity set in when hopes of playing professional ball didn’t work out. Through the downfalls, Travis realized that he could take his love for the game, and the lessons of his personal experiences on and off the court and use them to mentor, train, and develop young athletes on their journey.

This is when he started TNT training, a skills and development training program. But he had a dream and a vision larger than that; to take kids and develop them from the ground up, both on and off the court, and to give them opportunities that he never had. His vision, SCA, came to life, where all players are encouraged to Dream Big, Set Goals, Ram Through!

Student Athlete Advisor

Chloe Rowlett-Phillips serves as the Student-Athlete Advisor for the SCA program for all sports. In this role, Chloe is responsible for tuition, camp admissions and outreach.

    Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Past Junior Volunteer at Simi Valley Hospital
  • Youth teacher at local church
  • Member of FCA club through High School
  • Attended Health Pathway throughout High School
  • Member of Health Occupations Students of America
  • CPR certification


  • Sunrise Senior Living, Simi Valley, CA
    Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Assists with daily activities, routines and hands-on care with the
    patients. Assistance includes grooming, mobility, transferring,
    dressing and anything the patient needs other than assisting with
    medication. Always willing to learn a new task or be a team player
    within the unit. I maintain a positive attitude and have good
    communication skills.
  • Antioch Church, Simi Valley, CA 10/2019-8/2020 Office Administrator.  As a very organized and hard worker I assisted the office of the church by answering phone calls, booking appointments, handling events, setting up for Sunday service, and helping the other employees.

Antioch Church, Simi Valley, CA 02/2019-06/2021 Youth Church Teacher

Speak through words of wisdom and kindness through the words of God while teaching with an understanding tone for those I teach. Provide loving support in addition to always being there and making the children my top priority in life because they look up to me as a leader. 

Simi Valley Hospital, Simi Valley, CA 03/2017-10/19 Junior Volunteer
Maintained a positive attitude while acting appropriately in any situation that happened in the hospital. Provided loving care to the patients while making sure they are my top priority. Proactively assisted the nurses as needed. Ensured all supplies are stocked in the unit in addition to answering phone calls.

Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA 08/2018-12/2018 Certified Nursing Assistant

While going to school to get my CNA License, you were required to have 100 hours in a clinical setting. When providing hands on care for the patients, you were either getting them dressed and up out of bed, taking vitals, feeding them or getting them ready for bed all while having a positive attitude and good communication skills

Discovery Church, Simi Valley, CA 01/2016-12/2017 Church Volunteer

Role model for children within the church while providing loving care and maintaining a positive attitude.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Provides quality care to outpatients and inpatients in the Radiology department, preparing children for their scans or procedures. When providing hands-on care, we are taking vital signs, assisting with IVs, taking IVs out, helping dress, playing with the kids, assisting with catheters, answering phones while also getting patient medical history from family. Always giving 100% to these kids, trying to be a light in their life.


  • Simi Valley High School, Simi Valley, CA
  • General Education Diploma
  • Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Some College- GE classes and partial AA

Student Athlete Advisor

Joseph Hall serves as the Student-Athlete Advisor for the SCA program for all sports. In this role, Joseph is responsible for tuition, camp admissions and outreach.


D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, USA ​​ September 2013 – May 2016

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sport Studies, GPA 3.27
    Relevant Course Work
  • Principles Aid Athletic Injuries
  • Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription
  • Nutrition Fitness Athletes



Scotland Campus Sports, Scotland, PA,USA August 2018- May 2022

Director of Basketball Operations

  • Responsible for making rooming list and assisting with moving kids in
  • Responsible for setting up gym for basketball events and all games.
  • Assisted in making the game schedule and van schedule for all five teams.
  • Assisted in recruiting student athletes
  • Helped run practices and assisted coached in games.


Scotland Campus Sports. August 2017- May 2018

Basketball Intern

  • Assisted in practices and ran the game clock during all home games
  • Lived as a RA with the athletes, helping make sure dorms were cleaned
  • Helped students with school work and making sure they were eligible for college
  • Responsible for setting up the van schedule for all three teams


Five Dock Physical Therapy, Sydney, Australia January-April 2016

Physical therapy Intern

  • Performed administrative work such as setting up work schedules for all interns
  • Learned proper massage techniques to prepare patients for stretches
  • Expanded knowledge on evaluating patients and developing individual exercise programs


Sport Rehab Physical Therapy, Depew, NY, USA ​​October-November 2014 Physical therapy Intern

  • Observed different techniques and exercises for treating injuries
  • Worked with patients to execute specific exercises for their particular injury


California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA ​February-April 2012


  • Worked in triage room to assist nurses with taking patients’ blood and blood pressure and delivered blood to the lab for testing
  • Assisted with various tasks such as guiding patients to their assigned room, and assisted in checking out patients and helping to complete any insurance information


Mailroom at D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, USA ​​September 2012- January 2013

Mail Recipient and Distributor

  • Handled and distributed mail and packages into students’ personal mailboxes


Big Brother at Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA, USA ​October 2011- May 2012 Mentor

  • Responsible for helping freshman students create their schedules, as well as provide tutoring and guidance on becoming successful in high school


  • Languages: Beginner Spanish
  • Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.