Students interested in attending the Premier Basketball Academy must complete an online application form

Premier Basketball Academy Open House Selection for September, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
West Vancouver Secondary School Library

Development Academy:  6:30 – 7:15 pm
Basketball BC North Shore Regional Training Centre: 7:30 – 8:15 pm

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Premier Basketball Academy Try-Outs
West Vancouver Secondary School Gymnasium

Wednesday, April 5
6:00-7:30 Development Boys (Grades 7 & 8)
7:45–9:15: RTC Boys (Grades 9-11)

Thursday, April 6
6:00-7:30 All Girls (Grades 7-11)
7:45-9:15: RTC Boys (Grades 9-11)

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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February 2017 update

Many Academy and RTC Athletes begin there preparations for playoffs with their schools teams this month.  We wish them, their coaches and teams well.  Registration for the March Open House and Tryouts is open now by accessing the link above.

The Premier Basketball Academy is divided into two streams:

The Development Academy for Grade 8 & 9 athletes focused on Basketball and Athletic training for students with intermediate playing experience.  This program is available for students who attend the West Vancouver School District’s secondary schools.

The Regional Training Center (RTC) programs are a collaboration with Basketball BC to offer a high level teaching and learning experience for elite athletes in Grades 9-12 attending secondary chools on the North Shore, Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House on March 29th

Garth Thomson
Program Director, Premier Basketball Academies

West Vancouver Schools / Basketball BC Regional Training Center

2016 – 2017 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

2016 – 2017 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 attending the Premier Basketball Academy must complete an online application form