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Basketball Academy


About the Basketball Academy

Since September 2014, The North Vancouver School District has partnered with Basketball BC to provide its students with the best basketball skill development program in British Columbia. Under Chris Weimer, head coach, Capilano University Women’s Basketball, academy coaches lead students from North Vancouver Schools through a fast paced, high energy, developmental and high performance basketball curriculum. The strength of this academy lies in our coaches and their ability to motivate and push student-athletes to be human-beings of integrity and high-character, while reaching their highest potential as basketball players.

The program consists of the Basketball Academy curriculum as set out by Basketball BC and the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C Ministry of Education. Students earn their grade level P.H.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

Basketball.DoubleExposure-9479.jpgWho can Participate?

The Basketball Academy is open to students in Grades 8-12.

Participation in the academy will not affect a student's eligibility to play for their home school's basketball team.


The Basketball Academy consists of two cohorts:

Cohort 1 - Competitive Stream
Cohort 2 - Academy Stream


Students will be placed in the Academy or Competitive Streams based on school and community team experience.

Cohort 1 - Competitive Stream

The competitive stream is open to all grades including grade 8, and requires a try out. Returning students must try out every year. The best players are selected for competitive stream regardless of home school or grade.

Cohort 2 - Academy Stream

The total number of spots available in the program depends on the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

Priority 1: Returning students

Priority 2: Wait-listed students from the previous year

Priority 3: Lottery for remaining students consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools


The Basketball Academy offers competitive and regular streams at secondary schools in the west and east.

Schedule to be determined. Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian.


The total cost* for the Basketball Academy for the 2023-24 school year is as follows:

  • Basketball East (Seycove, Academy Stream) : $1,400
  • Basketball East (Seycove, Competitive Stream) : $1,500
  • Basketball West (Sutherland, Academy Stream) : $1,400
  • Basketball West (Argyle, Competitive Stream) : $1,500

Deposit: To confirm a student's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2023-24 school year, a non-refundable deposit of $150 (regular stream) and $240 (competitive stream) is required by the deadline stated in acceptance letters​.

Please NoteNon-payment by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the remaining balance in full or set-up instalments through School Cash Online. Please Note: Failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

A limited number of bursaries are available for this Academy.

*An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to out-of-district students.

Basketball.DoubleExposure-9525.jpgReady to Apply?
New and returning academy students must complete the online application via School Cash Online. Applications will be accepted from January 27th, 2023 to February 27, 2023.

International students can contact to apply.

Out-of-district applicants can contact to receive an application link.

If you have any questions about our Basketball Academy, please contact

We look forward to hearing from you!