BASKETBALL ACADEMY, NATIONAL and REGIONAL PREP TEAMS
Edge School is excited to announce the addition of a Female Team for the 2019-20 School Year!
The Edge Basketball program is a high performance sport program designed for student athletes who are looking to achieve personal excellence in Academics and Athletics. Our students at Edge have the ability to maximize their on court skill development both individually and in a team setting, basketball IQ growth, personalized strength development programs, sport psychology sessions and much more. Edge School is proud to have full time professionals on site in their field of expertise who will help guide and mentor our student athletes at their own individualized pace.
Our full-time basketball staff is made up of professional coaches who have coached on every level from amateur, post-secondary, national and professional. They have coached and developed players at all ages from amateur, college/university, and professional, both boys and girls. Edge staff will be working on court with our student athletes daily on their IPPs (Individual Personal Performance) goals and targets, as well as developing our teams in practices and competitions. With Edge being a large part of the basketball community in western Canada, we will have plenty of support from skill trainers and coaches across the country. We are excited to have Bob Willett working with our athletes weekly, and IQ sessions from our Technical Director Greg Francis who is the mens high performance manager with Canada Basketball. We will also have college and university coaches from across North America attending practices and running development sessions.
Regardless of a player’s current skill level, our Basketball Skill Academy is committed to the development of each student-athlete’s confidence, individual playing skills, and opportunities in both academics and athletics.
We have seen tremendous growth within our Skill Academy students as they work through our extensive basketball curriculum. The game is explained, demonstrated, and practiced through a logical progression of practice drills and skill development. The ultimate goal is to train and educate every student, so that they can perform at his or her highest level. This program is open to students from grade 8-postgrad.
Team Program - Boys & Girls
The Edge Basketball Team program balances athletics, academics, sport therapy, and community participation to ensure that each student-athlete can achieve personal excellence. Our Boys program will carry three teams; Junior Varsity, Regional and National. For our inaugural girls season in 2019, we will be looking at rostering a National grade 9-postgrad team.
As part of the team program at Edge, our student-athletes who qualify will have the opportunity to be part of a team that will compete in National Prep school leagues, local and International tournaments and showcases, as well as exhibition games and scrimmages with colleges and universities in western Canada.
Our goal at Edge is to participate in competitive competition that will raise the level of our athletes, and allows us to put in practice our high performance concepts and training. We will attend and host high exposure events in Canada and the United States to connect our student-athletes with college and university coaches, recruiters, and scouts to maximize opportunities for their individual post-secondary goals.