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NK Academy

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The NK Academy serves as the foundation for talent identification and development for future NK Elite athletes.
In 2015 5 players graduated from our Academy Teams into the Elite AAU exposure stream of our program.
In 2015 the NK Academy launched with the formation of 9 Youth Development teams in the EAST and CENTRAL regions of the GTA. 2016 will see the additions of 5 teams and a North region. Players in the Academy program are provided with:

U10 Central | U10 East | U10 North

U11 Central | U11 East | U11 North

U12 Central | U12 East | U12 North

U13 Central | U13 East | U13 North

U14 Central | U14 East | U14 North

U15 Central | U15 East | U15 North

NK ACADEMY

  • YEAR ROUND APPROACH GEARED TOWARDS LONG-TERM ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS
  • YEAR ROUND ATHLETIC AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT, ENSURING THE ATHLETE PROGRESSIVELY GETS BETTER
  • GUEST COACHES, TRAINERS & INSTRUCTORS ( Via The Hoop Factory development camps)
  • VIDEO BREAKDOWN & ANALYSIS
  • MINIMUM 25 GAME SEASON
  • 6 WEEKS OF OFF-SEASON DEVELOPMENT CAMP
  • MEDIA TRAINING (RADIO & VIDEO INTERVIEWS TO DEVELOP PROPER BODY LANGUAGE ON FILM & HOW TO RESPOND POSITIVELY TO ANY MEDIA ATTENTION)
  • End of year Awards banquet

CALENDAR

  • OCTOBER TO MAY REP SEASON/COMPETITIVE GAME SCHEDULE
  • 2 TO 3 PRACTICES PER WEEK
  • MARCH BREAK TRAINING CAMP
  • MAY/JUNE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • JULY/AUG 4 WEEKS of DEVELOPMENT CAMP
  • JULY/AUGUST 1 U.S. TOURNAMENT
  • AUGUST AWARDS BANQUET

Facts: NUMBERS DON’T LIE…

  • MEDIAN COSTS OF YOUTH SPORTS IN CANADA NOT INCLUDING GEAR:
      HOCKEY $10,500
      BASEBALL $2000
      SOCCER $2500
    BASKETBALL $1000
  • Average 4 year value of Div1 Mens Basketball Scholarship is $164,000 CDN
  • 2015 15 PLAYERS MOVED ON TO POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS; 10 ON FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
  • 9 MEMBERS OF OUR PROGRAM HAS REPRESENTED TEAM CANADA AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
  • BASKETBALL IS ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL SPORTS, LEARNING CORRECTLY AND STARTING EARLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE
  • BASKETBALL IS THE 2ND MOST POPULAR TEAM SPORT IN CANADA
  • IN 2015 100% OF OUR ATHLETES MOVED ONTO POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES
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