Virtual Open House
February 1-5, 2021
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Basketball Academy Tryouts
Boys Development
(for students currently in grades 7 & 8)
Date and Location TBA

Basketball Academy Tryouts
Boys RTC 1 & 2
(for students currently in grades 9 -11)
Date and Location TBA

Basketball Academy Tryouts
Girls Development & Girls RTC 2
(for students currently in grades 7-11)
Date and Location TBA

For more information please contact Paul Eberhardt:
604 981-1117
peberhardt@wvschools.ca

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

Program Highlights

  • Yearly Program Cost –$2000.00. These fees have been calculated to cover the costs of the program including: coaching staff, facility rental, group fitness training, equipment considerations, and Basketball BC membership.
  • Coaches: Kaitlyn Burke, Ryan Lenarduzzi, Greg Meldrum, and Blake Poritz will be our Academy Head Coaches for 2021-2022.
  • Calendar: 100 hours of training which includes weekday classes from 1:00-3:40pm 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 (4.0) 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.
  • Four Cohorts: Boys Development, Boys RTC 1, Boys RTC 2 and Girls RTC. Cohort placement is determined by the Academy tryouts which will take place in March. You can read more about the RTC and Development Academies below.
  • Facilities: Development Boys and RTC 1 Boys will be based out of West Vancouver Secondary School and RTC 2 Boys and RTC Girls will be based out of Sentinel Secondary School.
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WVS / Basketball BC Regional Training Center

This high performance, elite training opportunity is open to male students entering grades 9-12 and female students entering Grades 8 – 12 from within and outside the West Vancouver School District.

Key benefits include:

  • A targeted training opportunity for boys in grades 9 – 12 and girls in grades 8 – 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)
  • RTC 1 Boys will train at West Van Secondary, RTC 2 Boys will train at Sentinel Secondary and RTC Girls will train at Sentinel Secondary.

WVS / Boys Development Basketball Academy

The program is open to boys entering Grades 8 – 10 at Rockridge, Sentinel and West Vancouver Secondary Schools.

Some of the key benefits include:

  • 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)
  • The Boys Development program will take place at West Vancouver Secondary School

Coaches:  Kaitlyn Burke, Ryan Lenarduzzi, Greg Meldrum and Blake Poritz with support from Basketball BC and district coaches

Yearly Program Cost: $2,000.00

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:

Paul Eberhardt, Vice Principal
West Vancouver Schools Premier Academies
Office:  604-981-1117
peberhardt@wvschools.ca


Diane Nelson, Director of Instruction
West Vancouver Schools Premier Academies
Office:  604-981-1150
Cell:     604-786-3575
dnelson@wvschools.ca

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

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