CB Academy Registration is Open!

Jun. 12, 2023

Alberta Basketball is proud to announce the alignment of the

15U/18U Canada Basketball Academy and Edmonton Diamond High Performance League

the 18U Canada Basketball Academy and Calgary Diamond Prep League


This partnership will provide an enhanced basketball development opportunity for Calgary and Edmonton areas


Canada Basketball Academy

The Canada Basketball (CB) Academy is aligned with the Team Alberta Provincial Program, Canada Basketball's Cadet & Junior National Team programs as well as with Canada Basketball’s player development curriculum. There will be two age groups for boys and girls, 15U (2009, 2010, 2011) and 18U (2006, 2007, 2008). These age groupings will coincide with the athlete identification process for the 2024 Canada Basketball 15U and 17U Boys and Girls National Championships. 

The CB Academy will focus on athlete skill development and playing within team concepts in all phases of the game. On-court training/sessions will be led by top post-secondary, club and high school coaches from the local area utilizing curriculum developed by ABA and the Canada Basketball High Performance directive.

The 2023 CB Academy is an integral step in ABA’s pathway to identify athletes for the 2024 Team Alberta Program. This pathway may also include participation in the Alberta ID Camp, TAS Program, and the Team Alberta Open ID and Assessment Camps.

All athletes participating in Academy Programs this fall will be invited to register and attend the Alberta ID Camp weekend, more details to be announced.

Program format will be dependent upon each region and will be based on athlete participation.


Calgary Diamond Prep League 

The CMBA Diamond Prep League is designed to provide a highly competitive training environment for the top High School aged girls in Calgary and surrounding areas. 

The pairing of the CB Academy and CMBA Diamond Prep League enables coaches to work in parallel with the same athletes in both programs. This provides the athlete with consistency of coaching. Additionally coaches will be better prepared to implement concepts and skills from the Academy training into Diamond Prep League games. With these two essential components of practice and game play being brought together it will give athletes a complete experience. This allows athletes to get a full 3 hours of complete basketball instruction and development on Sunday afternoons. Both programs will help prepare athletes for their high school basketball tryouts and high school season ahead.


Edmonton Diamond High Performance League 

Alberta Basketball and the EYBA Centre are proud to announce the return of the 15U and 18U Canada Basketball Academy and Diamond High Performance League


*This year the program is open to all club and community athletes* We are looking for the top 60 Male and Female athletes in both 15U and 18U categories. This partnership will provide an enhanced basketball development opportunity for those boys and girls seeking refined competitive training. Athletes selected for this program will be encouraged to register for the

2023 Canadian Western Identification Camp being held November 10th - 12th. Diamond League is led by some of Edmonton and area’s top university, club, and provincial team coaches.

This year the Canadian Basketball Network (CBN) will be sharing standings and training progress through all their social media outlets. All games will be officiated by licensed EBOA officials.

For more information on the CB Academy Programs follow this link!