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What's New

NLBA Academy Program

Select Academy
Elite Academy
Select Academy will focus on fundamental skills and execution, more suited to those athletes who need work on individual development. Elite Academy will focus on team tactics and advanced skills, more suited to those athletes who have solid fundamentals. They will be given fitness training that will prepare them to meet and exceed the fitness requirements for provincial participation.

The Academy program represents an opportunity for the NLBA to put the best players in the province in front of some of best coaches. Moving to a weekend format will allow athletes from across the province to access the training rather than having it restricted to just those athletes from the St. John's and Metro area. Participants will get high level skill and team instruction suitable to their skill level. The Select Academy will focus on fundamental skills and execution, more suited to those athletes who need work on individual development. In short, athletes will receive everything they need to succeed at an interprovincial level and the necessary development to provide the opportunity to play at higher levels.

Any questions please contact Doug Partridge @ or call @ 576-3425 Fax: 576-8787.

NLBA Academy Tryouts Brochure. Please download and read the brochure for more details, costs, tryout times and practice times.

Academy Tryout Registration Form. Please download, fully complete and return it to the NLBA at the email, fax, or mailing address on the brochure.

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NLBA Academy program 1st guest coach - Mike MacKay

The NLBA is excited to announce that Mike MacKay, performance manager, women's high performance for Canada Basketball will be our first on court guest coach for our new NLBA Academy program. Mike will be in St John's for the November 3rd sessions and will get a chance to work with and assess our athletes as well as work with our coaches on current trends with Canada Basketball. The NLBA is excited to make this link to the national program and demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of instruction for our athletes. Deadline to register for try-outs and involvement in the Academy program is September 24th, 2018.

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Minor School Championship Changes

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Minor Club Championship Changes

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Senior Club Championship Changes

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Chris Boucher "Grind Now, Shine Later"

NBA Canada has launched a 12 minute short film on June 18th 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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