Our Grades 3-8 Team Academy is designed to develop players fundamental skills and basketball IQ. These players play in games predominantly in the USA from March to June. Games are to build our players compete level and comprehension on offensive and defensive systems required in high-performance environments.

At Hoops Canada things we look for are solid fundamentals... don't be too flashy. We like kids who play tough defense, hustle after loose balls, play aggressively (but not dirty). We love kids who box out and rebound. We like kids who are good passers and limit turnovers. We like team players.

Be the first one arriving for practice and the last one to leave. Show us a good work ethic. Hustle hard during drills. Show respect for the coaches and the other players. Ask the coaches to help you with your weaknesses. We all like to practice the things we are already good at but you get better by working on your weaknesses.