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Athletes ages 12 - 18
(Born in 2001 to 2007)
Male and Female co-ed tryouts

September 28th - 29th, 2019
Location: Grenfell Campus, 20 University Drive, Corner Brook
Registration Fee: $40.00

Tryout Application: Registration Form. All registration forms MUST be received in the provincial office.

Submit Applications via:
Mail to: NLBA 1296A Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 1N3
Fax to: 709-576-8787; Email to:

Payment can be made through the NLBA website using PayPal with credit card or interac. Simply follow the on-screen directions at: For All PayPal transactions, PayPal charges the NLBA a transaction fee. For anyone who has paid via PayPal and wants a refund / reimbursement, the NLBA will now deduct the PayPal amount from the amount returned. Payments can also be made by e-Transfer to Please send along the answer to the security question to email address as well, as well as the name of the athlete registering.

Tryout Times:
September 28th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
September 29th @ 9:00am - 11:00am and 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Head Coach: Frank Foo
Cost for the program: $400.00 per athlete selected, includes Academy Program apparel package (More information will be given after the tryouts.)

Coach Foo will meet with parents at the last session on Sep 29th to discuss in more details the plans regarding the west coast training sessions.

Any questions, please contact Frank Foo @

More information, please download the following information document. West Coast Academy Tryout Information.

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NABO Fall Clinic Dates

NOCP Level 1 - October-05-06
Saturday, October 5th: 9am-5pm, MUN Arts Bldg, Room A2065
Classroom Session
Parking available in lot 15B

Sunday, October 6th: 9am-12 noon, Waterford Valley High School, Topsail Road
Gym Session

NOCP Level 2 - October-18-20
NOCP Level 3 - October-25-27
NOCP Level 1 - November-01-03

Anyone wishing to become a new official with SJABO must attend a Level 1 Clinic on the dates listed. These clinics will replace the Novice / New persons Clinics previously used.

If you are interested in becoming an official, please contact Greg Oliver @ to sign up for these clinics. More information will be made available in the coming weeks from Greg on how to register for these clinics. Times and Locations will follow when finalized. You can also visit SJABO website for updates @ For the listing listing of whom should attend what clinic, please download NABO Fall Clinics Information.

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NCCP Train to Train Coaching Clinic

The NLBA will hold a NCCP Train to Train Coaching Course on the October 11th - 13th, 2019 weekend in St. John's, at the NLBA Main board and gym, TBD. The course will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Saturday; and 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday morning.

The course will consist of 3 classroom sessions and 3 on court sessions. The cost for registration is $280.00, which includes the $100.00 for future evaluation and the deadline to register is October 7th, 2019.

Coaches must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible to register. This course will be Paperless. Each participant will have to create an account on Canada Basketball's "Game Plan" website to register and download the materials. It is each participant's responsibility to bring a laptop or other electronic devices to the coaching clinic to access the information.

For additional information, please contact Doug Partridge at the provincial office at 709-576-0247, or visit the NLBA website at, under the Coaching Tab.

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Chris Boucher "Grind Now, Shine Later"

NBA Canada has launched a 12 minute short film on Chris Boucher. A player's path to the NBA is often years in the making, which makes Montreal-native Chris Boucher's story that much more incredible. From an undiscovered talent at age 19 to the first international player signed to a two-way contract with the reigning NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors, this underdog story reaches peaks as high as Sports Illustrated covers and challenges surmounted by gritty determination. These stories help define our national basketball program, and make NBA dreams for tomorrow's stars within tangible reach.

Video links (Eng_subtitles)

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You Tube Video "Odds of Getting D-1 College Basketball Scholarship" .

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