Welcome to
Vancouver's Premier Basketball Academy

Registration for Winter programs are now open.

Learn more about our programs below and register now! 

VanCity Basketball Academy runs Club Teams, Leagues, Training, Camps and supports the local basketball community. Our NCCP trained coaches help the growth of skills, knowledge, and confidence on and off the court. 

Join the VanCity family this upcoming season. 

Boys VBL & Development 

The VanCity Youth Basketball League (VBL) is a Development league for boys and from grade 5-10. VBL is game play only this term. We are also offering one day a week skills training programs for players looking to play more basketball!  Learn more »

Girls Winter Training

This 7 week training program for Girls Grade 4-10 will be led by former Keyano College and BC team player Brooke Briscoe focusing on individual skill development. Learn more »

2020 Coed Winter Skills Camp (Grade 3-10)

Grades 3-10 three day winter skills program will prepare athletes for the upcoming seasons by focusing on individual skills and basketball team concepts. 

Work on your skills over the holiday break. 

Camp covers skills involving shooting, passing, dribbling, one on one, etc. Learn more »

Fall / Winter Youth Club Teams

The Fall / Winter teams will participate in the PTR Exhbition League with the other top clubs in the Lower Mainland. Learn more »

Covid-19 Safety Plan 

VanCity Basketball Academy Updated Safety Plan -November 10, 2020

VanCity Basketball Academy follows the direction of the B.C. Ministry of Health, ViaSport, and Basketball BC. All VanCity Basketball Academy programs run in North Vancouver.

Updated Safety Plan
All players and parents must follow all safety protocol and we ask you to be on time as often times there is only one coach available for each program due to safety precautions.

As safety protocols change we will be informing parents.

Staff must Self assess for any symptoms of Covid-19 and must not come to the gym if they have any symptoms. Coaches must wear masks in the gymnasium at all times.

Athletes should not attend skill sessions if they are sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19. Kids have the option to wear a mask in the facility.

Parents are not permitted in the gym at any time. Parents are also asked not to hang out near the gym.

We encourage players to bring as few items to the gym as possible. Items will be stored separately from other players and area will be cleaned when kids leave.

Players must have their own basketball and water bottle which will be sanitized multiple times throughout their training session.

Players will have their hands sanitized upon entry and wash before exiting.

All high touch areas will be sanitized before and after skill sessions.

Our facilities are protected and treated by Zero Blast which is a germ protections the gym from germs, viruses, bacteria, mould and fungi. This treatment lasts 90 days and our next scheduled cleaning is in December.

The school also does daily cleaning of the facility.

Here are the guidelines for us to follow from The Basketball BC website:

November 9, 2020

Update #15

A Provincial Health Officer Order was put in place for all individuals, places of work and businesses across the Lower Mainland. This includes all communities within the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions, with the exception of Hope, the Central Coast, Bella-Coola Valley, the Sunshine Coast, Powell River and Howe Sound.

This Order is in effect for two weeks, from November 7 at 10 p.m. until Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12 p.m. and focuses on four areas: social gatherings, travel, group physical activities, and workplace safety.

Indoor competitions and games for sports that cannot maintain physical distance are suspended in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions for two weeks.

Indoor sports in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions that cannot maintain physical distance in games are able to conduct individual exercise activities and/or practices if physical distance measures can be maintained.

Travel for sports into or out of the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions is suspended for two weeks.

How do these latest restrictions impact basketball?

All competitions and games are suspended in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions for two weeks.

Only individual activities are permitted if strict physical distance measures can be maintained. No team or small group training.

Travel for sports into or out of the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions is suspended for two weeks.

All training sessions are to be regional with no inter regional participants attending.

What phase of training will we be in? 

At this point, the directive states that we will return to Phase 2 basketball program modifications in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions.

Phase 2 only allows for individual training. This phase stresses the importance of maintaining physical distancing at all times.

Here is the updated info on the ViaSport website:

We continue to work on clarifying the details of the Provincial Health Officer Order now in place:

• Indoor sport: Yesterday’s note referred to reverting back to Phase 2 activities, which has created some confusion. The key message is that all indoor sport activities must maintain physical distance.


• Travel currently allowed for training and practices: At this time there is no mention of similar travel restrictions for the purposes of training and practice, however, we should expect and be prepared for the fact that this is likely to change at any time according to government direction.


• No requirement for indoor, contact sports to suspend operations until COVID-19 safety plan approved: Sport organizations that are affiliated with a Provincial Sport Organization and already have safety plans in place are not required to submit a plan to the local Medical Health Officer to approval.

As long as they have a safety plan in place that complies with the new restrictions they may remain open.

Organizations should ensure their current plans are easily available to show to the public and a potential inspector.

VanCity Basketball Academy will focus strictly on individual skill development and groups will be organized based on the gym we are using so we are able to keep athletes and coaches physically distanced.

 

VanCity Basketball Academy was established in 2012 as a family business on the North Shore. We believe that every athlete has a spot with our club and every one of them deserves to be treated with respect to reach their goals in Basketball. We hope every one of our athletes and parents feels part of our VanCity family and we look forward to working with new families for many years to come.

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