2021 Canada Basketball Academy


ABA is proud to announce the details of the Canada Basketball Academy for the Fall 2021!

September 2, 2021 - Program Update


The first two sessions of the CB Academy will serve as an evaluation period for athlete consideration. 

ABA will post the names of all athletes being invited to the program on the specific pages by the following timelines:


  • Second evaluation session - Tuesday, September 21st at 12:00pm 
  • Final program selection - Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00pm



Athletes must be registered for tryouts and conflicts communicated to ABA by Wednesday, September 15th. ABA will not accept walk-up registrations. 

Please notify the ABA office at info@basketballalberta.ca if there is a scheduled conflict that may prevent an athlete from attending the first week’s session. Athlete’s will not be considered for the second session if they have not notified the ABA office in advance.


New for 2021, ABA is pleased to announce our Canada Basketball Academy which will be held in Calgary and Edmonton. Athletes will be invited to register for program tryouts on September 19 via the ABA website for the Calgary and Edmonton locations. 

There will be 18 athletes per age group and location, selected from the tryouts to participate in the Canada Basketball Academy.

Program session dates are posted below and in the final week all program participants will be invited to attend the Canada Basketball Western ID Session, registration details to follow.

Program Description

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, 18U (2004, 2005, 2006) and 15U (2007, 2008, 2009). These age groupings will coincide with the athlete identification process for the 2022 Canada Basketball 15U and 17U Boys and Girls National Championships and the 18U Canada Summer Games. The CB Academy will focus on athletes skill development, decision making, and playing in the four phases of the game: offense, defence, offensive and defensive transition.

The 2021 CB Academy will be the first step in ABA’s pathway to identify athletes for the 2022 Team Alberta Program. The pathway will include participation in the TAS Program, Western Canada ID Camp, TAB Open ID and Assessment Camps.

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


Calgary Boys - Dan Vanhooren

Calgary Girls - Robyn Fleckenstein

Edmonton Boys - Reagan Wood

Edmonton Girls -  Isabel Ormond

Lethbridge Girls - Dave Waknuk & Paige Crozon


Tryout Fee - $10

*All registered athletes are required to have an ABA membership

Tryout Date: Sept 19th, 2021

Please note that athletes will be selected from tryouts and invited to continue with the sessions from September 26th to October 31st.

Calgary Group:

Date & Time:


Calgary 15U Girls Sept 19th 1:00pm - 3:00pm MRU Stanley Gym
Calgary 18U Girls Sept 19th 3:00pm - 5:00pm MRU Stanley Gym
Calgary 15U Boys Sept 19th 9:00am - 11:00am SAIT Main Gym
Calgary 18U Boys Sept 19th 11:00am - 1:00pm SAIT Main Gym


Edmonton Group:

Date & Time:


Edmonton 15U Girls Sept 19th 10:00am - 11:30am Saville Community Sport Centre Comp Gym
Edmonton 18U Girls Sept 19th 11:30am - 1:00pm Saville Community Sport Centre Comp Gym
Edmonton 15U Boys Sept 19th 9:00am - 11:00am Concordia University Main Gym
Edmonton 18U Boys Sept 19th 11:00am - 1:00pm Concordia University Main Gym


 Lethbridge Group:

Date & Time:


Lethbridge 15U-18U Girls Sept 19th 12:00pm - 2:00pm University of Lethbridge Center/South Gym



Concordia University - 7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4

Mount Royal University (MRU) - 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB, T3E 6K6

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Saville Community Sport Centre - 11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

University of Lethbridge - 4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4


Registration Deadline:

Please register before September 15th, 2021



**Please select the 2021-22 ABA Membership year NOT the 2021-22 Jr. NBA Season


For more information please select from the following listing:

15U(2007, 2008, 2009)

18U(2004, 2005, 2006)

Calgary 15U Girls Calgary 18U Girls
Calgary 15U Boys Calgary 18U Boys
Edmonton 15U Girls Edmonton 18U Girls
Edmonton 15U Boys Edmonton 18U Boys
Lethbridge 15U-18U Girls

 *This schedule is final. No dates will be added if a session has to be cancelled for factors beyond ABA's control. Program fees are non-refundable.

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