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CADA Jr & Sr Prep Basketball Program

An elite Jr & Sr Prep training program to prepare Junior High & Senior High School athletes as well as post-grad players through the basketball season & beyond! 

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Jr & Sr Prep Programs

In response to a need for a training period for Jr and Sr High students in Alberta for the preseason, CADA The Sports Academy participate in a AAUC league that will truly prepare any basketball player for th eseason to come.  This league, the first of its kind for Spring, Fall, Winter and Summer season, endeavors to engage all the basketball programs in Alberta in an effort to maintain truly elite Jr & Sr prep level basketball. 

There are eleven objectives: 

  • Meet athletes at their level by providing a variety of programs to suit different needs and place athletes on teams relative to their level of skill and commitment

  • Provide athletes with the opportunity to develop in both proactive and game situations

  • Develop the athletes' individual and team games both physically and mentally

  • Push athletes to expand their comfort zone and basketball maturity 

  • Require athletes to accept personal responsibility for their actions on and off the court

  • Recognize that balance is required.  That social interaction and enjoying new cultural experiences with teammates both in and out of the basketball environment is essential

  • Provide a fully transparent selection process

  • Respond to athletes and parents with constructive and honest feedback

  • Support and respect the efforts of the schools and communities by providing an environment free of pressure and coercion so that athletes do not feel they have to abandon their current teams

  • Educate athletes on what is necessary for success at the next level

  • Help those interested to get exposure to post-secondary institutions at all levels

Inside the Program: ​​​

  1. Teams will target 15-20 games each, with most coming in league and jamboree format.

  2. In addition to team preactices, players will have access to mutiple training sessions on the weekends when we don't have games. Special arrangements can be made for out of town players. 

  3. Players may enter the league with teams or individually. 

  4. Teams entering the league with uniforms, coaches and practice times will receive a reduction in fees.  Must contact league organizer for more details. 

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Current Programs and Teams (Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer)

Developmental Teams - Players are accepted on a first come first serve basis at a variety of skills and experience levels, based solely on their ability to meet the requirements of the program. 

Competitive CADA Teams - Players picked through invitation based on evaluation by program directors.  These athletes will be required to adhere to a stricter and more involved regiment of training. 

Provincial Competitive Teams - We have the unique opportunity to put together combined teams at each of the major age groups with programs out of Calgary.  Athletes will be selected from a pool of interested athletes that are with our competitive teams.  These athletes will continue to train locally with our competitive teams, but will travel with the combined team.  there may be a series of joint training sessions in both Edmonton and Calgary.  

These teams will be involved in a travel schedule which in most cases will take them to the United States (California & Las Vegas) in the summer.  Most details will be finalized in February. 

Training Athletes - These are athletes who cannot make a commitment to our summer travel schedule but who would still like to commit to training on a local level.  These players will be accepted on an individual basis contingent on numbers that will not disrupt the training groups and a solid commitment to an agreed upon schedule. 

Players and parents with all these programs will be required to meet with a program director prior to their placement on a team to ensure that their expectations are compatible with the direction of the team. 

CADA The Basketball Jr & Sr Prep Program also offers: 

Affiliating / Mentoring teams & programs
Groups that are self contained (own coaching and administration) enter into an arrangement for guidance, mentoring and/or a pre-arranged schedule for assisted training.

Seasonal Preparatory Program
A special seasonal league program for Grade 12's who want to have a last hurrah or get ready for post-secondary! 

Yearly Schedule: 
Fall: September - November
Winter: December - February*
Spring: March - June
Summer: July

*The Winter Term is designed for those who are looking for EXTRA training in addition to their school or community teams.  This program is not meant to replace either type of program.  Athletes who do nothave a team are also invited to train at this time. 

We are currently looking to fill 12 boys and 12 girls teams.  A select number of athletes will be accepted in each group for training only.

Competitive Ages (Boys & Girls): 12-14, 15-19

Development Ages (Boys & Girls): 8-11, 12-14, 15-19

Focuses Include: 

  • Shooting Skills

  • Conditioning

  • Off the Ball Moves

  • Passing

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

  • Knowledge of the Game

  • Competitive Court Experience

  • Defensive Fundamentals

  • Blocking Out

  • Rebounding

  • Post Play

  • Ball Handling

  • Guard Play

  • Special Transitioning

CADA Jr & Sr Prep Basketball Program

Enrollment for all programs is based on a term-by-term basis but cab be purchased for all four terms.  For more information, prices or inquiries, please contact Coach Barrie at: or at 780-932-9922. 

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