Summer Camps

Basketball

All of our basketball programming and age groupings are consistent with the guidelines of Canada Basketballs Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. Our exclusive access to University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, some of the most successful and well-respected sport coaches in North America, has allowed us to design first-rate sport-specific curriculum for our camps. 

We then deliver an unparalleled sport camp experience through our accomplished Golden Bears and Pandas varsity athletes and alumni who serve as camp coaches.  We offer a range of basketball camps from our Explore camps designed for the young athlete exploring a new sport with limited experience.  To our Varsity Excel camps which provide an immersive week of university-level basketball expectations and training.

To complement the basketball-specific training each camp participant receives, the general athletic components of each camp are taught by those same coaches through our innovative AIM Program. The AIM Program combines age-appropriate physical and mental training with purposefully selected multi-sport experiences. Our coaches lead camp participants through some familiar games which have been adapted to help them improve their fundamental movement skills while also enhancing the sport-specific skills associated with the camp they’re enrolled in. These skills will serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

FUNdamentals

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build basic basketball skills and improve general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the basketball court where participants will develop their footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting skills through fun drills and modified gameplay. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the basketball sessions.

  • No previous basketball experience is required.
  • All participants will receive a camp basketball and t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $290

Learn-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build basketball skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the basketball court where participants will develop their footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Basic concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the basketball sessions.

  • No previous basketball experience is required.
  • All participants will receive a camp basketball and t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $290

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to develop technical and tactical basketball skills. The majority of the camp will be spent on the basketball court where participants will strengthen their footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the basketball sessions.

  • Previous competitive basketball experience (school or club team) is required.
  • All participants will receive a camp basketball and t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $305

Train-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to improve basketball skills and refine general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the basketball court where participants will develop their footwork, dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding skills.  Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games.  The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the basketball sessions.

  • Some previous basketball experience is recommended, but not required.
  • All participants will receive a basketball and camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $290

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to advance technical and tactical basketball skills. The majority of the camp will be spent on the basketball court where participants will strengthen their footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the basketball sessions.

  • Previous competitive basketball experience (school or club team) is required.
  • All participants will receive a basketball and camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $305

 

Excel:

These high-performance camps deliver elite level basketball coaching provided exclusively by the Golden Bears or Pandas coaching staffs and players. A unique curriculum has been designed to train the complete basketball player through on-court, off-court and classroom sessions. Camp curriculum is age appropriate and is based on Canada Basketball’s LTAD. The camps will include technical and tactical on-court instruction complemented by strength and conditioning training delivered through our Green & Gold Sport Performance Team (featuring sessions in the Sport Performance Centre). Classroom sessions will feature video analysis, goal setting, visualization/imagery, and nutrition.

  • Previous competitive basketball experience (school or club team) is required.
  • All participants will receive a reversible jersey.
  • Camp Cost $375

 

Train to Compete (Ages 15-17)

Excel:

These high-performance camps deliver elite level basketball coaching provided exclusively by the Golden Bears or Pandas coaching staffs and players. A unique curriculum has been designed to train the complete basketball player through on-court, off-court and classroom sessions. Camp curriculum is age appropriate and is based on Canada Basketball’s LTAD. The camps will include technical and tactical on-court instruction complemented by strength and conditioning training delivered through our Green & Gold Sport Performance Team (featuring sessions in the Sport Performance Centre). Classroom sessions will feature video analysis, goal setting, visualization/imagery, and nutrition.

  • Previous competitive basketball experience (school or club team) is required.
  • All participants will receive a reversible jersey.
  • Camp Cost $375