NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at Menno Simons Christian School
Make Lasting Changes to Your Game
Nothing Beats Commitment
Varsity Academy at Menno Simmons School in Southwest Calgary is your best option for fall and spring basketball training in the region.
Varsity Academy in Calgary has been the place for NBC Camps' pre-season and post-season basketball training since 2008. VA is your chance to give your child a weekly dose of NBC Camps enthusiasm, intensity and confidence building throughout the school year. Outstanding NBC coaches invest in kids each week under the leadership of long time NBC Camps master teacher Benji Williams.
- Intensive skill development
- Veteran staff committed to your success
- Leadership training and character development
- An atmosphere of enthusiasm, respect, encouragement and high expectation
- Accountability for basketball and life goals
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Camp Director Benji Williams
Benji Williams has been involved with NBC since 1993. First as a camper, then as a Master Teacher during summer camps, and lastly the Director of NBC Varsity Academy. In addition to his work with NBC Camps Benji has been a Physical Education teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for 15 years, working in Jr High, Sr High and Elementary schools. Benji is passionate about helping student become the best people and athletes they can be. He loves to use all sports to teach to important life skills such as how to persevere, gain confidence, be a great teammate and have fun.
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NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court. Our curriculum focuses on helping you master even the...View NBC Camps Coaching Staff's Bio ⟩
NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court. Our curriculum focuses on helping you master even the most difficult skills as well as developing leadership, mental toughness, and confidence.
The NBC Difference
Unlike other camp programs where skills training falls under the expertise of the camp director, NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person. Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp and facilitating the implementation of our specific camp expectations. Our basketball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level. Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive DVD's, lesson plans, and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp. Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team. With over 40 years experience, our goal is to give you the best basketball and life skills instruction possible.
Coach the game at a world-class level. FAB 4
• Protect the ball
• Play with quickness and intensity
• Play Smart
• Finish the play
Teach by living valuable skills for life. LIFE 4
• Guard your heart
• Live with love & intensity
• Be smart by seeking out wisdom
• Finish strong, never give up
The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method. True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct the skill when it is wrong.
Each athlete in the Varsity Academy will be given a VA t-shirt that is to be worn to each gym time as the Varsity Academy uniform. All athletes are expected to provide their own basketball, water bottle and indoor shoes.
VARSITY ACADEMY D2 TRAINING
Designed for ages 10-13, we divide athletes into training stations based on skill level and ability. It is worth the investment to learn basketball skills correctly during the formative years. We take pride in making sure athletes can execute skills correctly. Each athlete is important to us and we want to help you reach your basketball and life dreams and goals.
VARSITY ACADEMY D1 HIGH SCHOOL ELITE
High School Elite is designed for high school athletes. This program is set up to challenge advanced players and will teach skills appropriate for the high school player. Intensity and competition will be high priorities. The Fall program is specifically designed to help prepare you for basketball season. Freshman-Senior athletes may enroll. Younger athletes will accepted at the discretion of the VA staff. This program is designed for the older and more skilled high school age players. Teaching takes place primarily through competitive games and structured, organized play.
2023 CALGARY VARSITY ACADEMY INFORMATION
NBC Camps-Varsity Academy Fall Session
Dates: Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Daily Times: D1 & D2 meet 2:00 - 4:00pm
Age Group: D2 Boys and Girls 10-13 years of age D1 Boys and Girls 14-17 years of age
Contact VA Calgary:
VA Calgary Director
NBC Canada Director
1-800-406-3926 x 308
NBC Central Office
10003 N. Division, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone 1-800-406-3926x 316
Fax (509) 467-6289
NBC Calgary Varsity Academy will now be located at Menno Simons Christian Schools. They have a standard sized gym with 6 baskets.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.
Camp Dates & Prices
Programs: Fall Session Varsity Academy
Age Group: 10 - 17
Gender: Boys and Girls
Times: Sunday's 2:00 - 4:00PM
Sundays: $335 CAD