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A.G.P. FLIGHT SCHOOL

LAST week to register!
August 1-4, Camp is now accepting Early registrations

We are very proud to announce that after plenty of behind the scenes planning, this summer our staff will be continuing our city-wide basketball camp: A.G.P Flight School. This camp aims to motivate and train basketball players ages 9-18 during our 4-day professional basketball experience.

Our camp will include offensive and defensive training, speed and agility training, leadership and team building, goal setting, motivational sessions, and explosive jumping training throughout the week.

Our staff will consist of coaches with experience at the ACAC, CIS, NCAA,Pro, and FIBA levels. Each coach brings a diverse perspective related to the game of basketball and in addition to excellent instruction our coaches/players will provide insight and personal stories that detail the wide range of experiences they have amassed in their playing and coaching careers.

This camp will take place August 1-4, 2017 , 9:00am-2:30pm, at M.E.Lazerte High school (6804 144 avenue). The cost is $120.00 for the entire week, and it is open to all boys and girls in the province of Alberta.  Our staff is very excited to once again mentor young athletes from across Alberta, the last day to register is July 18 2016, but early registration is strongly recommended.


Registration
Interested campers or parents of interested campers can register for the A.G.P flight school using our quick and easy,


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you can Also download the registration form on Facebook by clicking here

What is the Flight School ?
CBC Edmonton interview with coach Parker)


2017 AGP Flight school Coaches
At our camp we encourage high levels of skill development, defined drill instruction and improvement in all areas of athleticism. But tantamount to our basketball experiences are the overall messages of the camp: leadership, team work, sportsmanship and motivation.  This year we are extremely fortunate to include motivational speakers, coaches, players and teachers from across Canada, The United States, and internationally. The 2017 AGP Fight school will be welcoming the following community members to camp this year! 

Jordan Greenly: Sportscaster at Shaw TV, N.A.I.T broadcast graduate, Edmonton Eskimos Media Team, Head Men's basketball coach: Oscar Romero High school, Sr. men’s basketball assistant coach at M.E. Lazerte High school. Now the newest member of the Minot State University in North Dakota men’s basketball coaching staff! PRESS RELEASE
Jordan's Twitter:  

Raj Dhillon: BScPT, CAFCI, GunnIMS, CCMI, FCAMPT: CPA Orthopedic Advanced Exam (Part B), Manual Physiotherapy, Spinal Manipulation, Acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation, Concussion Assessment & Treatment. Owner: Pivotal Physiotherapy. Twitter:  Website

Matthew Cardoza: CIS Provincial Champion, CIS National Silver medalist, Edmonton Business Entrepreneur, National Prolific Slam Dunk Champion, University of Alberta Track and Field Athlete, University of Alberta Golden Bears Alumni (Men’s Basketball). Matt's Twitter       Matt’s Slam Dunk highlights

Paul Sir: Director of Basketball Alberta, ACAC coach Concordia Thunder, Edmonton Energy Professional Basketball Coach, NCAA Collegiate athlete, Former Professional basketball player, Host of Edmonton’s only Basketball show #TheBasketballHour
Paul Sir on Twitter  and The basketball Hour show and Basketball Alberta Website

Ethan Sir: CCAA All Canadian, Concordia Thunder All time leader in points, 17th all time scorer in the ACAC, ACAC Allstar, Basketball Alberta Director of community relations, lead coach and director of Basketball Alberta community initiative “Northside Hoops” Ethan’s Twitter and  Basketball Alberta website  

Brett Roughead: St.Mary’s Mens Basketball Alum, U-sports Provincial Finalist and Champion, CIS National Tournament contender, Captain and member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball team.
Brett's Twitter:  and Bears Basketball on twitter

Jordan Zabloski: Strathcona High school Journal Allstar, Community basketball coach, Edmonton business owner, JR NBA coach, coaching lead for Clareview/John D Bracco community hoops night, Basketball Alberta Volunteer, lead organizer for the Pride of the North Tournament, (Jordan’s website)

Blain Labranche: Jasper Place high school Alum, City Champion, Edmonton Journal All star, team member of Basketball Alberta, ACAC All star (MacEwan University), ACAC All conference, CIS Provincial champion and National Championship contender (University of British Columbia), Professional Basketball Player (China, Mexico, Canada, United States), Edmonton Energy player, NAIT men’s assistant coach and National Champion, Director of the highly successful Enhance Basketball Academy and training. Twitter     Enhance Basketball website     Youtube highlights

Sahr Saffa: Edmonton Journal Allstar, team Alberta member (National championship contender and champion), Louis St Laurant alum, Silver medalist CIS national championship, Provincial Silver medalist, Golden Bears basketball alumni, graduate of the University of Alberta school of business, successful owner of many startups in Edmonton, world renowned model. Sahr’s twitter  Youtube 

Mustafa Cetin: Multiple year athlete with Basketball Alberta, Edmonton Journal all-star, Ross Sheppard Thunderbird (numerous appearances at the city and provincial championships), NCAA Athlete (St Louis), FIBA Professional Basketball player (Turkey), successful business owner of Nefiss Lezizz  

Omar Abubakar: Edmonton Public school City Champion, University graduate, Men’s Basketball (Jasper Place Rebels), proud member of the African community in the city of Edmonton. 


Youth Coaches
Each year at camp we invite former AGP Flight school campers, current high school athletes or recent High school basketball alums to give back to the community in a volunteer role. This year we are fortunate to have these 3 individuals contribute to our camp.


Team Wiggins coaches: (ages 11-14)

Ayub Hassan: M. E. Lazerte Men’s basketball alumni, MVP and team Captain of the M.E.Lazerte Sr. Men’s basketball team (as voted by his teammates and coaches), NAIA Idaho commit, 2017 graduate of M.E.Lazerte high school, 2017 Academic Honors student, AGP Flight school coach (2016) North Edmonton community ambassador. Youtube Highlights 


Team Nash coaches: (ages 8-11)
Milton Lendein: 2016-2017 member of Lazerte Junior Men’s basketball team. 2017 MVP of the Lazerte Junior Men’s basketball team (as voted by his teammates and coaches). Basketball Alberta: Northside Hoops volunteer,  John D Bracco Alumni, EPSB Junior High basketball Bronze Medalist.

Vanessa Fiogbe: Jr. Women’s basketball team member (M.E.lazerte), Basketball Alberta: Northside Hoops Volunteer, AGP Flight school camper (2016). 


We will also have a few surprise appearances throughout the week! 

Coach Parker
Coach Parker has been a volunteer coach to the youth in Edmonton Alberta since 1999. He has predominantly devoted his time to the city of Edmonton Junior High and High school teams and he has volunteered as an assistant coach at M.E.Lazerte since 2004. Currently Andrew is an coach in the ACAC basketball conference as well as a coach at M.E.Lazerte High school.

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Flight Awards
The purpose of the A.G.P Flight School is to motivate and inspire the youth of Alberta and to promote sportsmanship, leadership and an enduring love of the game. A unique way that we at the A.G.P Flight school celebrate those qualities is by presenting our campers with "Flight Awards" . Each "Flight Award" celebrates the life and legacy of an outstanding Albertan who has made a significant contribution to the Edmonton and Alberta Basketball community. Flight Awards will be presented on the last day of camp to athletes who have exhibited the standards, ethics, and philosophy of the A.G.P Flight school on a daily basis.

Here is a list of the awards:
The Imho Austin Rising Star award

This award is presented to a younger member of our camp who shows an incredible love for the game at a very young age. This camper exhibits a strong passion, joy, and an infectious desire to learn and grow as a player. In each drill, game, or session, this camper demonstrates the qualities of optimism, positivity, and resilience.

-This award is named after Mr. Imhotep Austin (1983-2010). Imho was a phenomenal all around athlete in the Edmonton Catholic School Board for the Archbishop Macdonald Marauders. His love for the game at an early age led to numerous future successes in business and sports in Edmonton. As a track and field, volleyball, soccer, and basketball player, Imho was always able to rise to the occasion and overachieve in any challenge he faced.

The David Adomako ansah Sportsmanship Award

This award is presented to a camper who promotes fair play, fair conduct, respect, humility, kindness and graciousness in winning or losing. The recipient of this award maintains a positive attitude regardless of any circumstance or challenge presented during the week of camp. This camper also uses their uplifting personality to benefit the experience for all campers in attendance at the A. G. P Flight school.

-This award is named after Mr. David Adomako-Ansah (1989-2013). David was diagnosed with Lupus at a young age and since his diagnosis he used every waking breath to help inspire youth at the Stollery children’s hospital. David’s love of sports led him to creating the “Dunk on Disease” Foundation, an organization aimed at using the game of basketball to raise money for children with disabilities. His kindness, warm heart and selfless nature helped him to raise thousands of dollars to help the lives of children with disabilities at the Stollery childrens Hospital.

The Dr. Claudia parker Award

This award will be presented to a female camper who exhibits perseverance, determination and a love for the game. This camper elevates the level of play of all of the campers and her talent and skill make for a promising basketball career. This camper exhibits a strong passion for the game and promotes overall team leadership, sportsmanship and skill development.

 -This award is named after Dr. Claudia Parker. Dr. Parker is an educator in Edmonton Alberta and a role model to many in Alberta academia. Her love for basketball and netball as a young Grenadian youth  led to her sons Stephen and Andrew achieving great success at the university and professional basketball levels in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


The Thom Elniski Leadership Award
This award is presented to an athlete who displays leadership qualities on a daily basis at camp. This camper is a leader on and off of the court and exemplifies leadership in every drill practiced. This player desires to improve their individual game and aims to help others improve as well. This athlete displays high levels of responsibility, accountability, and inspires all players, staff and coaches with their steadfast captain-like qualities.

-This award is named after coach Thomas Stanley Elniski (1949-2004). As a 30+ year basketball coach in Edmonton Alberta Canada, coach Elniski helped mentor the youth of Alberta by modeling leadership qualities on and off the court as a coach, teacher and mentor.

The Michael champagnie Most Valuable Player award
This award is presented to the camper who has exhibited a high level of excellence in talent, skill, attitude, and athleticism throughout the A.G.P Flight School. This camper’s talent and skill has the ability to continuously raise the level of play for all athletes at the A.G.P Flight School on a daily basis. This award is presented to a camper who combines phenomenal athleticism with courage, responsibility, and humility.
-This award is named after Mr. Michael Carl Champagnie (1983-2002). Michael excelled in multiple sports during his junior high basketball career at S. Bruce Smith and high school career at Jasper Place High school, in West Edmonton. Michael exhibited a high level of talent beyond his years, and he possessed a pure and unquenchable love of the game. His talent in Edmonton was heralded as nothing short of legendary, and throughout his career he was named an M.V.P on multiple occasions.

A.G.P Supported Camps in Edmonton

Below is a list of camps that A.G.P will be helping out with during the summer. You can also find camps in this list that A.G.P highly recommends for the future stars of basketball in Edmonton and Alberta. Click on the links for more information.
Purpose:  To offer an accessible, structured basketball program to all boys and girls and provide the following;
  • Skill development
  • On court training sessions
  • Strength, conditioning, sports psychology and nutrition training
  • Coaching/mentorship
  • 3 on 3 and 4 on 4 competition in two weekend tourneys
  • A safe place for all kids to gather around the sport of basketball
  • Having fun!
When:   April 5th, 12th, 26th, May 3rd, and 10th for the ages 8 to 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  
Weekend 3on3 tourneys on April 16th and 30th from 10 a.m –  3 p.m.

 April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, and 12th for the ages of 13 to 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Weekend 4on4 tourneys on April 16th and 30th from 10 a.m – 3 p.m.

Who:  We are reaching out to all kids and coaches interested in participating for the entirety of the program to benefit basketball and the youth on the north side of Edmonton

Where:  M.E LaZerte High School (6804 144 Ave)

Any coaches and players interested in participating please contact Ethan Sir at esir@basketballalberta.ca for pre registration.

Please Note - 
 
The official registration will take place on the first days of each age group's sessions (April 5th for 8 to 12 and April 7th for 13 to 17) at 5 o'clock at M.E LaZerte.
 
If you have pre registered by emailing Ethan Sir at esir@basketballalberta.ca please confirm that you will be going by sending another email if you have not already done so.
 
There is a capacity of 60 players in each age group and if you are not there on the first day and have not contacted Ethan Sir that you won't be there, even if you pre registered, your spot may be given to somebody else.
 
The registration has been based upon first come first serve. Those that have pre registered have priority in having a guaranteed spot. However, as stated above, you must come to registration in order to keep your spot. If you cannot be there for any reason then please contact Ethan Sir ay 780 340 6752.
 
For those that have inquired after the first 60 registrants or drop in to registration, they will be put on a waiting list. If other players do not show up or stop coming to the program, their spot will be given to a player on this waiting list.
 
The waiting list priority is also a first come first serve basis so the earlier you register the better chance you have of getting a spot in the program. The expectation is that players will participate for the entirety of the program. Only coming to a session here and there is discouraged as we want the spots to be given to players committed to being there for each session.
 
For any questions regarding Northside Hoops please contact Ethan Sir.