Students interested in the Premier Basketball Academy must submit the Student Information Form. Parents will be informed of the date when the student will participate in a try-out.

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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Regional Training Center Cohort

This Premier Basketball Academy – Regional Training Center (RTC) – is designed to be a high-performance training opportunity open to students Grades 9-12.

Students who are registered at one of West Vancouver’s secondary schools are eligible to apply.

Students interested in the Academy are to register on-line and then participate in an on-court try-out.

West Vancouver Schools runs a linear schedule. For those students selected to participate in the RTC co-hort, the schedule for the students will be confirmed.

Students participating in the Basketball Academy may train in the afternoons, during school time, OR they may train in the early mornings before school.

 For Example:

Week One:       Monday, Wednesday, Friday   1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Week Two:       Tuesday, Thursday                   1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


For Example:

Week One:       Monday, Wednesday, Friday    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Week Two:       Tuesday, Thursday                    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

The Courses

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

Students who participate in the Basketball Academy for the full school year receive the following Ministry courses aligned with the students’ grade levels:

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

Development Basketball Co-hort

We also have a Development co-hort for students in Grades 8 and 9 who are registered full time at Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary School.

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

The training sessions occur in the Old (Lower) Gym at West Van Secondary School.

In the school district’s Linear System, the training sessions take place linearly (all year long) on every Day 2 from 7am to 8am.


Basketball Academy training sessions that occur in the early mornings do not have transportation provided. Parents are responsible for ensuring students arrive to the training sessions and then also return to their registered schools for school start times.

Basketball Academy training sessions that occur in the afternoon periods are provided with one-way transportation to the location and then parents are responsible for pick-up at the conclusion of the sessions.

Fees: $200 per month x 10 months (divided into equal payments September – June) Total: $2000 per year.

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.

Contact Information:

Paul Eberhardt, Vice Principal
West Vancouver Schools Premier Academies
Office: 604-981-1117

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

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

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