Basketball

Building world-class athletes

and top-notch people

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
– Michael Jordan

The first rule of basketball is to have fun, regardless of age or skill level. However, the Collingwood Basketball Association wants to challenge our players, build their skills to the highest level achievable, instil a hard work ethic, and harness their full potential.

Our program teaches the fundamentals of strong offence and defence, team dynamics and executing plays, and intuitive game instincts.

Every basketball player dreams of playing in the big leagues, and our program actively looks at the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, NBL and WNBL to replicate the greatness and teach the systems that have delivered effective performances year after year.

With every iconic dunk or hall-of-fame play comes hours of behind-the-scenes grinding and practicing. Alongside the technical abilities, we also look to bestow players with a well-rounded skillset by focusing on other betterment opportunities, including:

  • Weekly Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Games & Tournaments
  • Basketball Camps during School Holidays (4x/year)
  • Participation Camps
  • Coaching Camps

Our structured schedule results in a regimented commitment of 350 hours a year, a priceless experience for developing players that also reduces downtime and openings for anti-social behaviour. Our trained professionals are committed to proper techniques, restoring strength after every activity, and preventing injury to ensure every player can reach their highest potential.

Even outside the basketball court, these conditioning practices can benefit athletes in other activities like hockey, soccer, track-and-field, and more.

OUR PROGRAM

The CBA’s Youth Development Program was entirely developed with the focus on being the best for our community’s young people.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Our holiday training sessions accommodate players who remain in the neighbourhood and don’t travel, ensuring an outlet during periods of downtime. They serve as a natural extension to our regular weekly training, with a focus on basketball, academics, life skills, and community outreach.

EARLY MORNING SESSIONS

We offer optional morning sessions twice a week from 6:30 am to 7:30 am alongside providing breakfast for all attendees.

Supervised by the CBA’s Director of Basketball, Manny Hendrix, these sessions focus on identifying areas of improvement and honing those skills through a range of drills. Repetition is the key to building confidence, and the extra hours provide a unique opportunity to zone in on advancing skills through additional practice.