Junior Academy Program

In Spring 2023, Basketball BC in conjunction with Canada Basketball will be offering a pilot of the BC Junior Academy program.  Junior Academy (JRA) is a part of Canada Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) program which was started in 2009. One of the primary objectives of the TAS program is to guide the development of athletes in the youth age group category. 

Junior Academy serves as the entry point into Canada Basketball's High Performance Athlete Development Pathway. Through excellent coaching and programming, our goal is to provide grade 7 and 8 students with an opportunity to train and develop in a high-performance environment.  Players will be identified for the program via the open tryouts on December 27th and 29th at Collingwood School in West Vancouver.  Players may also be invited to participate based of identification at previous Basketball BC programming, such as Center for Performance. 

Athletes will work with targeted coaches that have had their success at respective levels and have shown their dedication with our provincial program.

Junior Academy is meant to continue to fill gaps in the athlete’s developmental pathway between the Learn-to-Train and Train-to-Train stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model in order to guide players towards becoming “Global Players.”

Sessions will occur once a month from January to March, with location to be announced in the coming weeks.  Program fee includes all training, practice gear, and a player clothing package. 


Program Information

Location: Collingwood School

Session Dates:
January 28/29
March 5/6  **UPDATED**
March 25/26  

Session Times: 10 am - 12:30 pm 

Program Fee

$399 (GST exempt)

A 2022-23 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation in a Basketball BC program or event.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the registration if required.

contact for

Program Questions

Matt McKay, Manager, Boys High Performance

Registration Information

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: ONLINE ONLY BY INVITATION (registration/payment information will be emailed to the selected athletes and their parents)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 23, 2023

In accordance with Basketball BC policy, all participants must be preregistered (for the correct tryout/clinic/program) to attend each specific Basketball BC tryout/clinic/program.  

A registration list for each specific tryout/clinic/program will be used to confirm the participants.  Only those individuals on each specific registration list will be allowed to participate.  Basketball BC is not responsible for any user errors which may result in an individual being excluded from participating in the tryout/clinic/program if the individual is not on the registration list.  

If the individual is registered for the wrong tryout/clinic/program, the individual will need to be registered for the correct tryout/clinic/program before the stated registration deadline.  Please send a refund request for the original registration to Basketball BC.  An administration fee will be charged in accordance with our Refund Policy.

Upon successful completion of the registration (and payment), an email confirmation will be sent to the Account Holder (Parent if account is for a child).  The email may be sent to a "junk" folder depending on the email filter - please check that the junk folder is not set to "auto delete".  If you do not receive or cannot find the email in the junk folder, contact Basketball BC to confirm that the individual is registered for the tryout/clinic/program.

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