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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 the AGP FLIGHT SCHOOL This camp aims to motivate and train basketball players ages 8-18 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 July 29-August 1, 2019 , 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 29, 2019, but early registration is strongly recommended.

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

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

2018 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 2018 AGP Fight school will be welcoming the following community members to camp this year! 

Adut Bulgak: Selected by the New York Liberty in the First Round of the 2016 WNBA Draft, 12th overall selection, 2015-16: Guided the Canadian National Development Team to a Silver Medal at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. 2014-15: Helped the Canada Senior Women’s National B Team earn a championship in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. In just two seasons at FSU, Bulgak left an enormous imprint on the program by being one of just three players to earn All-America status multiple times, 2016 WBCA Honorable Mention All-American,  WBCA All-Region honoree, Senior CLASS Second Team All-American, All-ACC Second Team, 2016, John R. Wooden Preseason Top 30, ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 23, 2015), Earned WBCA/JUCO Freshman of the Year honors in her 2012-13 campaign. Twitter: https://twitter.com/adutbulgak 

Spencer Barber: Ross Sheppard and University of Alberta Graduate, Athletic trainer and Exercise specialist with experience training athletes at every level of sport in the city of Edmonton. He has worked with professional athletes in multiple sports and has also coached basketball at numerous camps in the city of Edmonton. Spencer is also a trainer in Edmonton's hottest new training facility BOLD Athletics and fitness! Bold Athletics follows a functional and holistic approach. They have found that this is very effective when first starting to perform resistance training. Everyone wants to lose inches, gain muscle, and live a healthier, stronger lifestyle. BOLD Athletics teaches you the proper tools to help you control you own destiny. Twitter: https://twitter.com/boldathletics_  

Pivotal Physiotherapy: Our professionals offer the services and support required to set you free and help you enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. We do this with the same passion we bring to our own lives. Raj and Craig are the leaders at Pivotal, joining the practice in 2003 and eventually taking full ownership in 2008. Pivotal has grown to three locations, over 30 trained professionals, and more than 13 different types of services. We are also committed to continue our education through certifications in various fields such as acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation, and dry needling. Cutting edge treatments are developed as our knowledge grows. We are especially proud of the commitment our team makes in our community, actively promoting and engaging in a healthy lifestyle and sponsoring events that make a positive impact on our clients. Website: https://pivotalphysio.com/ 

Brandon Ford:
ASAA Football Allstar (Ross Sheppard High School), Gold medalist Wrestling (bantam division), 2x Mary Butterworth junior High MVP award and athlete of the year, City Champion 100 meter dash, City Champion 4x100 meters, City Champion Shot Put, son of Canadian Boxing Champion and legend Allen Ford. Played on 9 different sports teams during his athletic career including; Soccer, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Volleyball, Handball, Track and Field to name a few. Numerous offers to play NCAA and CIS Football. Proud Husband and Father of 2, and Current business owner and entrepreneur in the city of Edmonton. 

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  

Jermaine Bucknor:
The 6 ft 7 inch Edmonton native played college basketball at the University of Richmond. His playing career included tours with the French basketball teams Limoges CSP Elite, Étoile Sportive Saint-Michel Le Portel Côte d'Opale (aka ESSM Le Portel), Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket and Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne, and Polish team Polpak Świecie. From 2012 he plays with TBB Trier. In 2014, he extended his contract with them for two more years. In terms of his  International career Bucknor has represented Canada Basketball for four years and played 25 games with the Canadian National Program. Bucknor last represented Canada at the 2007 Pan American Games where he averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in four games played. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jermainebucknor/?hl=en  and youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Wdc8Ks6es 

Brett Kallio: ACAC All star, Concordia College All Star point guard, Edmonton Journal All Star, M.E.Lazerte MVP mens basketball, Bronze Medalist ACAC, International Model, Motivational Speaker and Ambassador of North Edmonton. Brett has traveled the world as a model and he has also played at various levels of basketball here in Edmonton. He is now a coach for the Grizzlies basketball program and he aims to give back to his community and the city of Edmonton with his coaching and motivational speaking to kids. Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamKalliwood 

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. Former assistant coach of the Minot State University in North Dakota men’s basketball team, currently working in Media and communications for one of the CFL's most exciting teams the Saskatchewan Roughriders! PRESS RELEASE
Jordan's Twitter:  

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  

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)

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 is also the CEO and Director of C tribe! As a creative problem-solver, he is most proud of the work done to start the C-Tribe Festival — a community driven by diversity and helping innovative and creative people achieve their dreams. In just 2 years the festival has grown to four days of innovative & creative programming, fifty speakers, and 1000 attendees. 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  

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 will have 3 individuals contribute to our camp!

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.


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

Please Note - 
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.