Premier Basketball Academy Tryouts

Development Boys (Grades 7 & 8) Tuesday, March 6 | 6:00-7:30pm
Development Girls (Grades 7 & 8) Thursday, March 8 | 6:00-7:30pm

RTC BoysAttend both Tuesday & Thursday March 6 & 8 | 7:45-9:15pm
RTC Girls Thursday, March 8 | 6:00-7:30pm

All tryouts are held at the West Vancouver Secondary School Gym

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See the presentation from the Feb 6, 2018  information session here.

Register for the Premier Basketball Academy Tryouts

Program Highlights

  • Yearly Program Cost –$1600.00. These fees have been calculated to cover the costs of the program including: Coaching staff, facility rental, group fitness training, equipment considerations, Basketball BC membership, and player uniform package.
  • Coaches: Shaun McGuinness, Greg Meldrum, and Jordan Alassadi will continue to lead our RTC and Academy programs in 2017-18
  • Calendar: 100 hours of training which includes weekday classes from 1:30-3:00pm and some weekends (Saturdays in Fall and Spring) There will be decreased hours during the School Basketball Season
  • Course Credit: Students are eligible to receive PE credit (4hours) at their grade level for successful completion of the class.  The design of our program is such that students meet the criteria for eligibility to play sports for their home school team, as set out by BC School Sports.
  • Cohorts: For 2017 – 2018 we expect to have 4 cohorts. Two boys RTC cohorts, one girls RTC cohorts, and one WVSD Academy. Academies are determined at tryouts in April. You can read more about the RTC and Development Academies below.
  • Facilities: RTC programs will be based out of West Vancouver Secondary School and our Academy program will continue to be based out of the West Vancouver Rec Centre.
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December 2017 update

Since mid-November Basketball Academy athletes have representing their schools on over 20 different teams across four age groups.  We wish them well in their exhibition and league play.

The Basketball Academy Information Evening for 2018-19 will take place on February 6th from 5:30-7:00pm at Sentinel Secondary School.  You can find further details and register your child here

A special congratulations to 3 year RTC athletes Tanis Metcalfe and Georgia Swant.  Tanis and Georgia signed a letters of intent to play for the UBC Thunderbirds and SFU Clan in 2018-19 respectively.

West Vancouver Schools / Basketball BC Regional Training Center

2017- 2018 Calendars:
Boys Training Centre 1 / Boys Traning Centre 2
Girls Training Centre

This high performance, elite training opportunity is open to male and female students entering Grades 9 – 12 from within and outside the West Vancouver School District.

Key benefits include:

  • A targeted athlete training opportunity for male and female students entering Grades 9 – 12
  • Students will have the opportunity to receive grade level PE credit
  • Students will remain eligible to compete on sports teams for their home school
  • Partnership with Basketball BC includes top level curriculum, coaching and is modeled on Canada Basketball’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD)
  • Program is located at West Vancouver Secondary School

Coaches: Greg Meldrum (Boys Cohort #1 and #2) and Shaun McGuinness (Girls), with support from Basketball BC and local coaches.

WVS Premier Basketball Academy

2017 – 2018 Calendar
Boys & Girls Developmental

The program is open to male and female students entering Grades 8 – 10 from Rockridge, Sentinel and West Vancouver Secondary Schools.

Some of the key benefits include:

  • An developmental training opportunity for male and female students in Grades 8-10
  • Students will have the opportunity to receive grade level PE credit
  • Students will remain eligible to compete on sports teams for their home school
  • Partnership with Basketball BC includes top level curriculum, coaching and is modeled on Canada Basketball’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD)
  • Program is located at the West Vancouver Rec Centre and West Vancouver Secondary School

Coaches:  Jordan Al-Assadi and Greg Meldrum, with support from Basketball BC and district coaches

Yearly Program Cost: $1600.00

More Information

For information about Basketball Canada’s Athlete Development Model, please click here.

Please continue to check both this page, and our news pages for any new information on this exciting academy.

“To develop a talent to its full potential, 10,000 training hours are required. This equates to three hours of daily training over 10 years.”

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Please direct inquiries to:

Garth Thomson
Vice Principal, WVSS
Program Director, WVS’s Premier Basketball Academy

Office Direct Line: 604-981-1108
Email: gthomson@wvschools.ca


Diane Nelson
Director of Instruction
West Vancouver Schools Premier Academy

Office Direct Line: 604-981-1150
Cell: 604-786-3575
Email: dnelson@wvschools.ca

Students interested in the Premier Basketball Academy must submit the Student Information Form.