The Basketball Edge is well-known for the enthusiastic and qualified coaching staff that Andre has done a great job of assembling. Every summer the stand-out staff imparts basketball and life lessons in equal measure. The camp does an outstanding job of developing the technical skills of athletes but equally allows participants to experience life lessons associated with the camp experience. It’s an up-tempo, high energy experience that allows dedicated and committed players the opportunity to lead, grow and achieve.

Dave Drabiuk – Head Coach University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings Men’s Basketball

 

Our CAMP line up for 2019

Take a look at all the camps we offer. You can find more information by looking at The Basketball Edge Experience.


DATE & CAMPLOCATIONWHO CAN ATTENDCOACHESFEES & FORMS
Boys Pre-Season Training Camp
September 8 to October 27, 2019
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Archbishop Jordan High School
4001 Emerald Drive
Boys Grades 10 - 12
Competitive experience recommended
Limited to 24 athletes
Sundays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8 weeks
TBA soon$275 including GST
Girls Pre-Season Training Camp
September 8 to October 27, 2019
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Archbishop Jordan High School
4001 Emerald Drive
Girls Grades 10 - 12
Competitive experience recommended
Limited to 24 athletes
Sundays 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
8 weeks
TBA soon$275 including GST

Boys Summer Camp
July 6- 10, 2020
21st year
Sherwood Park, Alberta
St Theresa School
Boys Grades 5 - 9
Must be 10yrs old or more as of Mar. 1, 2019
Limited to 40 athletes
9am - 4pm
5 days
TBA$315 including GST
Registration opens in early January
Girls Summer Camp
July 13 - 17, 2020
21st year
Sherwood Park, Alberta
St Theresa School
Grades 5 - 9 Girls
Must be 10yrs old or more as of Mar. 1, 2019
Limited to 40 athletes
9am - 4pm
5 days
TBA$315 including GST
Registration opens in early January

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Only mail-in and e-transfer registrations are accepted at this time.

 

Coach Lussier has created a competitive, challenging and most importantly FUN experience for all players! This is a training environment that will challenge players to take their game to the next level. The Basketball Edge has dedicated and passionate coaches who work hard to give all athletes a true growth opportunity.

– Scott Edwards – Head Coach, University of Alberta Pandas

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Day Camp: 5 full days from 9:00 – 4:00 

 

The Coaching Edge

  • Inspire player creativity to make the play 
  • Correct on the fly to maximize practice time
  • Balance high intensity drills with low intensity drills
  • Load drills to minimize teaching & maximize coaching
  • Progress from guided to live defense based on athlete needs
  • Integrate competitive situations throughout the camp
  • Flow from small sided games leading to full game situations
  • Teach game mentality through concepts rather than set plays
  • When giving feedback for skill correction … ask … rather than tell.
  • Overload games with rewards & violations to improve decision making
  • Maximize activity, learning, and enjoyment

The Players Edge

  • Fundamental basketball skills: scoring, passing, dribbling, and combinations
  • Movement skills: Agility, Balance. Coordination, Speed, and Power
  • PVAD Training: Position – Vision – Anticipation – Decision Making
  • Essential 1 on 1 decision making skills needed to finish at the rim
  • Multi-skills to play more than one position – A Global Player
  • The best way to score in 2 on 2 or more and shot selection
  • Essential 2 on 2 skills needed to make the play
  • Create or recognize and use advantages by reading the defenders
  • Celebrate the process and share a passion for training
  • Defending the ball, the pass, the rim and anticipating what to do next
  • Makes others around them better basketball players

REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

40 athletes will be accepted.  We have a 1:8 or better coach to player ratio. This camp sells out quickly. 

The Basketball Edge camps and clinics should be a must in your basketball skill development. Andre’s experience at all levels of the game will not only show athletes how to play the game but also what it takes to play at the next level of the game. In Andre’s philosophy “basketball is more than a game” and he teaches the total concept as well as anyone I have ever worked with. Put this event in your plans and you’ll be glad you did!

Phil Allen – CCAA & ACAC Hall Of Fame Basketball Coach

 

Thank you for running such a fantastic basketball camp. Both Spencer and Carter had such great things to say all week long and spoke highly of the coaches and activities. Please pass on my thanks to everybody involved. The boys have already confirmed they want to join next year’s camp!  Again thanks for making this week so much fun for both of our boys and getting their summer started off on the right foot. 

Kurt Davison – Teacher at St Theresa School, Sherwood Park

 

PRE-SEASON TRAINING CAMPS

In The Fall: 8 Consecutive Sundays – 2 Hour Sessions for experienced high school players

 

The Coaching Edge

  • Encourage player creativity to make the play 
  • Correct on the fly to maximize practice time
  • Balance high intensity drills with low intensity drills
  • Progress from guided to live defense based on athlete needs
  • Load drills and games to minimize teaching & maximize coaching
  • Flow from small sided games leading to full game situations
  • Use rewards & violations to improve game mentality decision making
  • Teach game mentality through concepts rather than set plays
  • When giving feedback for skill correction … ask … rather than tell.
  • Always compete: modify the game by adding bonus points to reward the desired play and violations discourage the non-desired play.
  • Maximize activity, learning, and enjoyment

The Players Edge

  • Basketball skill combinations: scoring, passing, dribbling, and vision
  • Movement skills: Agility, Balance,  Coordination, Speed, and Power
  • PVAD Training: Position – Vision – Anticipation – Decision Making
  • Being strong and powerful with the ball in all situations
  • The best way to score and shot selection
  • Attacking closeouts & decision making skills needed to finish at the rim
  • Playmaker automatics with the ball, after the pass, and without the ball
  • Recognize or create advantages in front court and in transition
  • Offensive transition mindset, philosophy, habits and opportunities
  • Defending the ball, the pass, the rim and anticipating what to do next
  • Handling defensive pressure – mindset, spacing, passing
  • Celebrate the process and share a passion for training

REGISTER THIS SPRING. CAMP STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

24 high school athletes will be accepted.  We have a 1:8 or better coach to player ratio. 

Junior Basketball Team at Leduc Comp.  They both commented how much they learned at the camp and that it was the best camp either of them have attended. If we can sign up for next years camp we will do it right now. Thanks again for all the basketball knowledge that you gave to my son and his best friend.

John Underhill

Mason learned so much from Andre at The Basketball Edge last spring and again this fall. One of the best coaches in all sports that Mason has played. we really enjoyed how he interacted and instructed the players. He is a wonderful coach and The Basketball edge ran a terrific program.

Christine Hunter – Mom of Mason Hunter, MacEwan Basketball Player