Register for the Premier Basketball Academy

Program Highlights

  • Yearly Program Cost –$1700.00. 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: Greg Meldrum, Ryan Lenarduzzi and Kaitlyn Burke will be our Academy Head Coaches for 2018-2019.
  • 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: Two boys RTC, one girls RTC , and one Development. Academies are determined at tryouts in March. You can read more about the RTC and Development Academies below.
  • Facilities: RTC 1 Boys will be based out of West Vancouver Secondary School; RTC Girls will be based out of Sentinel Secondary School;  and RTC 2 and Development will be based out of the West Vancouver Rec Centre and West Vancouver Secondary School.
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West Vancouver Schools / Basketball BC Regional Training Center

Boys Regional Training Centre 1 / Boys Regional Training Centre 2 / Girls Regional 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)
  • RTC Boys 1 will train at West Van Secondary;  RTC  Boys 2 will train at West Van Rec Centre and West Van Secondary.

WVS Premier Basketball Academy

Girls & Boys 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:

  • 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)
  • Girls Program is located at Sentinel Secondary and the Developmental Program is at the West Vancouver Rec Centre and West Vancouver Secondary School

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

Yearly Program Cost: $1700.00

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, Academies

Email: peberhardt@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.