DEVELOP YOUR GAME
Our skills academy training sessions are designed to improve each athlete’s fundamental and technical skill level. Skills Academy sessions focus on all of the key elements of the game including; ball-handling, shooting technique, footwork, spacing concepts, athletic mindset and approach to sport, and more! Each skills session is 60 minutes in length, and will also include competitive play, games, and scrimmages. Training sessions are all coed so we invite everyone to come out and improve their game!
|Grades 2-3 Coed||Sundays Only||12:00 - 1:00 PM||Trinity Western University / Semiahmoo Secondary School|
|Grade 4-5 Coed||Sundays and/or Wednesdays||2:30 - 3:30 PM / 7:00 - 8:00 PM||Trinity Western University / Semiahmoo Secondary School|
|Grade 6-8 Coed||Sundays and/or Wednesdays||2:30 - 3:30 PM / 7:00 - 8:00 PM||Trinity Western University / Semiahmoo Secondary School|
* There will be a 3-on-3 House League available for all Skills Academy members in Grades 2-4. Further details are available in the 3-on-3 House League section of our website.
Skills Academy will run from April 7, 2019 to June 19, 2019. Please see the Package Details below for individual dates.
- Gold Membership Package: This package will allow each member to attend our Skills Academy for two training sessions each week over the semester.
- Silver Membership Package: This package will allow each member to attend our Skills Academy for one training session each week over the semester. Upon registration, members will be required to specify either a Sunday or a Wednesday as their designated training day.
Skills Academy – Silver Package, Sundays Only
Program Duration: April 7 – June 16, 2019
No Session: April 21, 2019 – Easter Weekend
Skills Academy – Silver Package, Wednesdays Only
Program Duration: April 10 – June 19, 2019
Skills Academy – Gold Package, Sundays & Wednesdays
Program End Date: Sunday, June 16 / Wednesday, June 19, 2019
No Session: April 21, 2019 – Easter Weekend
PLAY HARD, TRAIN HARDER
VSC will be offering competitive basketball through our Spring/Summer Elite and Select teams. Players will be exposed to high level coaching and mentorship, competitive games and tournaments, and the opportunity to develop positive relationships with teammates, coaches and others. The overriding objectives of our competitive program is to cultivate enthusiasm for basketball, to develop a conceptual understanding of the game and to build the athletic and fundamental skill-sets of each of our players.
The VSC 2019 Spring / Summer AAU Tryouts will be run by our VSC coaching staff along with other guest coaches. Tryouts will include skills evaluation, drills and competitive scrimmages. Skill competencies, work ethic, and team attitude (coachability) are important factors that coaches consider in making their team selections.
All athletes are expected to tryout at their correct grade level. If it is determined by our coaches that a player should be moved up a grade, we will discuss this with the player and his/her family prior to making the decision to do so.
We would like to ask that all tryout participants, including recent Select Team members register online as soon as possible. This helps us determine both coaching and team requirements for the coming season.
The tryout cost is $20.00 for each player when registered online or $25.00 for on-site registration.
VSC takes pride in having quality and well experienced coaches leading their teams. Our VSC coaches are NCCP certified and have significant levels of coaching and playing experiences; including National and Provincial Levels, Collegiate, Varsity High School and Grassroots Community coaching experiences. Here is a look at our coaches for the 2019 Spring / Summer Season:
- Grade 2/3 Boys – Randy Nohr/Brian Lee
- Grade 3 Girls – Marie Jose Patry
- Grade 5 Girls – Danna Sheck / Randy Mangalindan
- Grade 6 Boys – Shane Dean
- Grade 7 Boys – Brian Lee
- Grade 7 Girls – Rob Wilson
- Grade 8 Boys – Mankaran Dhanda
- BC United U14 Boys – Karlo Villanueva
- U16-U17 Girls – Allison McNeill / Lori McKinnon
TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION
|Grades 2-3 Boys||April 2, 2019||5:30 – 7:00 PM||Zion Lutheran Church|
|Grade 3 Girls||April 2, 2019||6:00 – 8:00 PM||St. Nicholas Church|
|Grade 6 Boys||April 1, 2019|
April 3, 2019
|6:00 - 8:00PM|
7:00 - 9:00 PM
|Langley Events Centre|
|Grades 7 Girls||April 6, 2019||12:30 – 2:30 PM||Zion Lutheran Church|
|Grades 7 Boys||March 3, 2019||2:00 - 5:00 PM||Semiahmoo Secondary|
|BC United U14 Boys||March 3, 2019||9:00 - 12:30 PM||Trinity Western University|
|VSC U16/17 Girls||April 4, 2019||6:45 - 8:30 PM||Invite Only – Semiahmoo Secondary|
PLAY HARD, TRAIN HARDER.
JOIN IN ON THE FUN
With a primary focus on FUNdamentals, the 3-on-3 League aims to provide our members with the opportunity to put into practice the skills and concepts that they are introduced to during the weekly Skills Academy. We believe the 3-on-3 environment has several developmental aspects that are of benefit to our young players:
Players touch the ball more often: In the 5-on-5 game, players can go almost the whole game without touching the ball. In 3 on 3, you could touch the ball EVERY possession. When the player gets more experience handling the ball during game situations, the player is going to improve much more than the players who hardly touch the ball in 5-on-5. It doesn’t matter if you are the point guard or the star post player, you’re still going to get more touches in 3 on 3.
More room to operate: A lot of younger players, especially under the age of 12 don’t have the skill, strength, or experience to utilize their basketball skills with 10 players on the court. 3 on 3 gives them more room to operate and practice their skills.
Players learn the game: When there are only six (3 on 3) players on the court, players are more inclined to run the pick-and-roll, screen away, and screen the ball without a coach even telling them to do so, because there are fewer options out there. After a while, they will start to figure things out for themselves which is FANTASTIC and exactly what you want the players to do. Now, with fewer players on the court, it gives them a split second longer to recognize a situation.
|Grades 2-4 Coed||SUNDAYS April 7 – June 16, 2019||2:30 - 3:30 PM||Trinity Western University / Semiahmoo Secondary School|
All participants must be enrolled in one of our membership packages to be able to play in the 3-on-3 house league.
VSC basketball camps are open to boys and girls of all skills levels from beginner to advanced. Camp instruction will focus on developing proficiency in Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed, in addition to building the fundamental skill sets of the game. Each day will include competitive drills, games, and competition that will allow campers to apply and further develop concepts being taught.
Who can sign-up: VSC basketball camps are open to players of all skills levels from beginner to advance, and all genders.
What to expect: Camp instruction will focus on developing proficiency in Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed, in addition to building the fundamental skill sets of the game.
Daily Exercises: Each day will include competitive drills, games, and competition that will allow campers to apply and further develop concepts being taught.
VSC Refund Policy for All Programs
A full program refund, less a $50 administration charge per registered athlete, will be issued up to 10 days PRIOR to the start date of the program. After the program start date, a 50% refund, less a $50 administrative charge per registered athlete, will be issued up to 14 days after the program start. Following the 14 days, no refunds will be issued.