2021 Canada Basketball Academy



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 26th 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


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

Facilities Adhering to Restriction Exemption Program/ Vaccine Requirements

As of September 20, 2021, University of Lethbridge, Mount Royal and SAIT in Calgary, and the Saville Centre in Edmonton are adhering to the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption’s Program requiring all patrons/attendees aged 12 and over to provide valid

  • To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older can provide proof of vaccination:

    • Valid Alberta vaccine record that shows name, birthdate, and vaccination type and date:
      • partial vaccination (14 days from first dose) will be accepted until October 25
      • full vaccination (14 days from second dose) is required after October 25
    • OR Show proof of exemption (medical or protected grounds) and proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours.
    • Valid identification that matches the vaccine record is also required for adults 18 and over.

Please select the facility link below to view their guidance for this weekend’s tryouts:

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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