2014-15 JUNIOR ACADEMY AND TARGETED ATHLETE STRATEGY IDENTIFICATIONS SESSIONS

2014-15 Jr Academy and Targeted Athlete Strategy Identifications sessions 

WHAT & WHY: 

Canada Basketball will be hosting a series of athlete identification sessions to identify athletes for the 2014 & 2015 Targeted Athlete and Junior Academy Programs. This year’s talent identification sessions will be held over two days; Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at the Hoop Dome. These sessions provide an opportunity for Canada Basketball to evaluate athletes who demonstrate the potential to participate in either the boys Junior Academy Program or the men’s youth National Team Program in the future. These identification sessions are a component of Canada Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS).

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM(S):

2001 and 2002 Junior Academy Program: The Junior Academy is designed to assist and guide the development of young athletes born in 2001 and 2002. The goal of the Academy is to help the athletes train to become "Global Players".  The curriculum focuses on the development of on-court skills, as well as personal development to foster individuals who may one day represent both the sport and Canada.

1998, 1999, and 2000 Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) Program: Our Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) Program is part of our Cadet and Junior Men’s National Team program designed to assist and guide the development of the targeted athlete.  Regular sessions from September 2014 to June 2015, will provide selected targeted athletes with the training necessary to develop on-court and off-court skills in hopes to represent our country at international competitions.

WHEN: 

Targeted Athlete ID Sessions on Saturday, August 23rd and Junior Academy ID Sessions on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 - will include on-court skill development and competitive components led by Canada Basketball TAS and National coaches. Please see the detailed schedule below to ensure that you attend the proper session for your age-group.

WHERE:

All sessions will be at the Hoop Dome

75 Carl Hall Rd.
Toronto, Ontario

A map of Downsview park can be found in the link below.

http://www.hoopdome.com/contact_us.aspx

WHO: 

Both days are open to any athletes with Canadian citizenship who meet the age requirements.

COST: 

The Talent ID weekend will cost $20.

Cash will be the only payment and will be accepted on site, on August 23rd and 24th 

REGISTRATION: 

Athletes will need to fill out this REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE FORM for the talent identifications sessions.  

Important: To register for the sessions, please complete both the registration form and waiver in full, then sign, and bring it with you on the registration date of the session you would like to attend.  Insurance waiver forms must be signed by a parent/guardian and are required for the sessions. We will have additional forms on-site if required.

SCHEDULE:


TAS Talent Identification Sessions

***For athletes born in 1998, 1999 & 2000

Age-group

Date

Item

Time

Boys Born in 2000

Saturday, August 23

Registration

12:45 pm

Boys Born in 2000

 Saturday, August 23

On-Court

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Boys Born in 1998 & 1999

Saturday, August 23

Registration

3:30pm

Boys Born in 1998 & 1999

Saturday, August 23

On-court

4:00 pm -7:00 pm

 

Junior Academy Athlete Identification Sessions

***For athletes born in 2001 & 2002

Age-group

Date

Item

Time

Boys Born in 2002

Sunday, August 24

Registration

9:45 am

Boys Born in 2002

 Sunday, August 24

On-Court

10:00am - 1:00pm

Boys Born in 2001

Sunday, August 24

Registration

12:30pm

Boys Born in 2001

Sunday, August 24

On-court

1:00pm – 4:00pm