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NLBA Academy Programs

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


Select Academy will focus on fundamental skills and execution, more suited to those athletes who need work on individual development.

  • 30 Hours of on court instruction from some of the best coaches in province.
  • Classroom sessions on mental training, nutrition and video.
  • Head Coaches: to be determined
  • Exclusive Gear package- including ball and apparel
  • Guest coaches from Pro, University and outside of the province.
  • Introduction to elite fitness training.
  • Individualized skill feedback that will allow each athlete to target areas of need.
  • Weekends: Oct 13 & 14; Nov 3 & 4; Dec 27 & 28; Jan 26 & 27 and April 6 & 7.
  • Times: 1st Day: 11-1pm, 3-5pm and 2nd Day: 11-1pm. *Times may vary slightly on Nov and Dec weekends.



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.

  • 30 Hours of on court instruction from some of the best coaches in province.
  • Fitness training (for Elite only).
  • Classroom sessions on mental training, nutrition and video.
  • Head Coach: Blair White (male) Geoff Moore (female)
  • Exclusive Gear package-including ball and apparel
  • Guest coaches from Pro, University and outside of the province.
  • Individualized skill feedback that will allow each athlete to target areas of need.
  • Weekend Training Times: Oct 13 & 14; Nov 3 & 4; Dec 27 & 28; Jan 26 & 27 and April 6 & 7.
  • Times: 1st Day: 9-11am, 1-3pm and 2Nd Day: 9-11am. *Times may vary slightly on Nov and Dec weekends.




Any questions please contact Doug Partridge @ dpartridge@sportnl.ca 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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Academy Programs Tryout Times
September 28th - Septmber30th
Boys' Session:

  • Friday, September 28th: 5:00 - 7:00pm (all ages)
  • Saturday, September 29th: 9:00 - 11:00am / 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sunday, September 30th: 9:00 - 10:30am
Girls' Session:
  • Friday, September 28th: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (all ages)
  • Saturday, September 29th: 11:00am - 1:00pm / 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 30th: 10:30am-12:00pm

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NLBA Academy Program Tryouts

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