On this page we will be posting great information to help parents of basketball athletes so they can better help their kids succeed and enjoy their experience playing a high level, competitive sport. The game of basketball is ever changing and the landscape that parents and athletes face as they navigate their young careers as elite athletes can be difficult. Basketball Alberta wants to be the leader when it comes to providing the the best information, experience and development for young athletes as they work towards their goals. Being an elite athlete can open many doors for a young person but remembering to take the right steps and precautions in order to see that goals are reached the right way is key. Developing great people is the real goal of elite athletics. Few people ever reach the professional ranks in sport so it is important to remember that the life skills gained from elite training will be more of a benefit off the court than on it. We will be constantly looking to add valuable information to this page to help parents and athletes alike. We want to credit Canada Basketball and the other great Basketball PSO's for also being at the forefront of this information and helping young athletes reach their goals.
Head injuries are not something to be taken lightly. If you suspect you have a concussion or any other head injury make sure to follow the proper protocol when deciding to return to play. The long term effects of ignoring or not giving the proper attention to head injuries can be devestating. Take a minute to read and download the Canada Basketball Concussion Protocol so that you can know what to do when faced with a head injury.
Being recruited to play post seconday basketball can be one of the most exciting times for a young athlete. It is important to take the time to get to know the options that are infront of you. Because of your talent as a basketball player coaches and recruiters will be working hard to earn your commitment to their school. There are a lot of great options out there but there are also a lot of things to be careful of. Asking the right questions to coaches and recruiters will be essential in helping you make the best decision possible for your future. There are a lot of differences between the CCAA, CIS, NAIA, JUCO's and NCAA. Take the time and do the research necessary so that you can make the right decision for your post secondary career.