The NK Academy serves as the foundation for talent identification and development for future NK Elite athletes. In 2015, the NK Academy launched with the formation of 9 Youth Development teams in the EAST and CENTRAL regions of the GTA. Since then, 24 players graduated from our Academy Teams into the Elite AAU exposure stream of our program. In 2019 we have grown to 30 Jr. (Grades 4-6) and Sr. (Grades 7-8) Academy teams, including the addition of the NORTH region and our Girls program The Queens of The North.

Players in the Academy program are provided with:

  • 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
  • Gear Package
  • 6 weeks of off-season development camps
  • Basketball Development Progress Report
  • Media training (Sr. Academy)
  • End of year Awards Banquet & Photo Shoot


November to April Rep season/competitive game schedule
2 to 3 practices per week

Christmas Break Camp
March Break training camp
March/April CYBL Showdown and/or OBA Provincial Championships
4 weeks SUMMER Development Camp
August Awards Banquet & Photo Shoot