The Team Academy is designed to develop players who require strong fundamental development in order to enable them to play at the competitively in a team setting(Prospect Academy). These players play in Training games to build their level of comprehension on offense and defense systems in competitive play. At any time throughout the year a player who works and implement skills and concepts quickly can transition to the Prospect level.

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 avoid turnovers. We like team players.

Be the first one arriving for practice and the last one to leave. Show us 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. You get better by working on your weaknesses.