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The West Vancouver Schools Premier Basketball Academy is now full for the 2021-2022 school year.

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

Program Highlights

  • To develop students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in the sport of Basketball.
  • To provide students with an outstanding coaching staff with both experience and knowledge in a variety of areas.
  • To provide a welcoming & positive training environment that allows each student to continually progress to meet their individual goals.
  • To provide opportunities for increased self-confidence and self-esteem. We care about our students, planning strategically to ensure students feel a strong sense of belonging.
  • To provide training sessions in outstanding facilities (WVSS & Sentinel Secondary gymnasiums)
  • To encourage students to have a lifelong involvement in Basketball, whether as a player, coach or official.
  • To promote a philosophy of long-term participation, performance, and enjoyment of the sport of basketball.
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Basketball BC Regional Training Center

This high-performance training opportunity is open to:
Males            Grades 9-12
Females          Grades 8-12
from within and outside the West Vancouver School District.

This high-performance training center program consists of 3 different co-horts:
RTC 1 Male
RTC 2 Male
RTC Female

The RTC 1 Male co-hort takes place at West Vancouver Secondary School in the Gym.

In the school district’s Semester System, the training sessions for this co-hort run linearly (all year long) in X Block periods both Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

 

The RTC 2 Male co-hort takes place at West Vancouver Secondary School in the Gym.

The training sessions for this co-hort occur in the early mornings linearly (all year long) Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

 

The RTC Female co-hort takes place at Sentinel Secondary School in the Gym.

In the school district’s Semester System, the training sessions for this co-hort run linearly (all year long) in X Block periods both Tuesday and Thursday from 1:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Students participating in any one of these co-horts would remain eligible to participate on their home school sports teams where they are registered as full time students.

The curriculum is modelled on Canada Basketball’s Long-Term Athlete Develop (LTAD) plan.

Students receive the following Ministry courses based on the students’ grade levels by participating in the academy:

Physical & Health Education 8
Physical & Health Education 9
Physical & Health Education 10
Fitness & Conditioning 11
Fitness & Conditioning 12

Development Basketball Co-hort

We also have a 4th development co-hort. Males, Grades 8-10, registered full time at Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary Schools are eligible to apply.

Students participating in the development co-hort would remain eligible to participate on their home school sports teams where they are registered as full time students.

The curriculum is modelled on Canada Basketball’s Long-Term Athlete Develop (LTAD) plan.

Students receive the following Ministry courses based on the students’ grade levels by participating in the academy:

Physical & Health Education 8
Physical & Health Education 9
Physical & Health Education 10

The training sessions occur in the Main Gym at Sentinel Secondary School.

In the school district’s Semester System, the training sessions take place linearly (all year long) on both Tuesday & Thursday from 1:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Tuition: $2000 per year. The fee is $200 per month x 10 months (divided into equal payments September – June)

Assessment & Evaluation

We Care

In our academy programs, we care about our students. We work to ensure a welcoming environment, one that helps ensure students feel a sense of belonging as the participate in the programs.

We implement a variety of strategies to help students identify individual goals and then we strive to help students meet those individual goals, reflecting on their ongoing journeys along the way.

Academy Assessment

Assessment provides a process to:

Inform instructional practices

  • Examine the effectiveness of our instruction
  • Identify areas to target instructional support
  • Monitor progress of the students

 

WVS Premier Academy assessment aligns with West Vancouver’s guiding Assessment Principles. We strive to do the following:

Timely and Ongoing 

  • Adapt coaching/instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Conduct ongoing informal assessment (providing ongoing one-on-one feedback) throughout the year, and communicating formally to parents & students during regularly scheduled reporting periods

Clear and Intentional

  • The focus is on quality instruction for all students

Inclusive

  • Plan with the goal to deliver lessons that are designed to meet the needs of the students’ various skill levels & abilities

Communicate Student Learning

  • Provide ongoing feedback to students; offer the ongoing open-door policy for parents; and communicate regularly and consistently, meaningful feedback to students & families

Shared Responsibility

  • Academy personnel work together to identify best practices & to meet the ongoing needs of all students in the programs

Contact Information:

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.