PGC Shooting College Is Coming to Waterloo, Ontario

Hi Players, Parents, and Coaches,

I am pleased to let you know that we are conducting a PGC Shooting College course at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON over the Sept 12/13 weekend.

If you want to become a better shooter, or if you want your players to become better shooters, I highly recommend attending the course.

Not sure what PGC's Shooting College is all about?

Click here for a 1-minute video and course overview.

For further details on the weekend course at RIM Park, click here

Hope you'll be able to join us!

Mano Watsa
PGC Basketball, President



This is a registration for the KW Lightning Skills Clinic Top 50 for 2014.
The event will take place at Jacob Hespler High School in Cambridge. Please
be advised that the date is now only Saturday May 31st. The session will
run from 9am to 6pm. Sign in starts at 8:30am. Athletes need to be aware
that they are to bring their own lunch.

All payment needs to be made by May  26, 2014



Top 50 Skills Clinic for each Girls age group in Tricounty Region - View Flyer





Skills camps coming fall 2013



KW Lightning Approved


Our Summer Skills Academy features daily stations, games and skills competitions. In addition to on-court activities, a passive station is incorporated into the daily schedule focusing on the importance of education and life-skills to ensure a balance between work and play.

The Summer Skills Academy is a must for boys and girls grades 3 through 8 who want to develop proper habits on and off the court. This program is for elementary school children looking to build their confidence and take their game to the next level.

LOCATION: Conestoga College, K.E. Hunter Recreation Complex

DATE: July 22-26, 2013, 9am to 4:00pm

COST: $200 HST Included / $175 Early Bird (Before June 13th)
Registration includes Player Package:
CEBA T-Shirt, Prizes


DAILY SCHEDULE (sample): MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 9am to 4pm

8:15am to 9:00am – Early Drop Off
9:00am to 9:30am – Arrival/Warm-Up
9:30am to 10:30am – Physical Performance Training
10:30am to 12:00pm – On-Court Training
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch / Downtime
1:00pm to 1:30pm – DREAM Session
1:30pm to 2:30pm – On-Court Training
2:30pm to 4:15pm – Games
4:15pm to 4:30pm – Cool Down / Departure
4:30pm to 5:00pm – Late Pick Up

**Early drop off (830am) and late pick up (5pm) are available – $25. All athletes must bring a peanut-free non refrigerated lunch each day along with snacks. All players must bring their own basketball each day**



Improvement is a brick by brick process that requires sound advice and precise repetition.

With intensive drills, guided game play and refined training methods, the Canadian Elite Basketball Academy Camp helps athletes to seamlessly translate the hours they invest in a gym to meaningful games.

The Academy Camp is a 3 day, 2 nights no non-sense camp for the athlete that dreams of competing at the next level. By combining classroom sessions on Nutrition, Mental Preparation and Recovery & Regeneration with video analysis sessions on advanced basketball techniques, the Academy provides athletes with a customized program to get them on track.



AMOS CONNOLLY- McMaster Marauders Men’s Basketball

CARA KASDORF- Registered Dietitian

DR. NEIL WIDMYER- Sports Psychologist


LOCATION: Conestoga College, K.E. Hunter Recreation Complex

DATE: August 12-14, 2013, 9:00am to 9:00pm


The Academy – Girls (Entering Grades 9 -12+) Overnight: $375 HST Included

The Academy – Girls (Entering Grades 7 -12+) Commuter: $300 HST Included

The Academy – Boys (Entering Grades 9 -12+) Overnight: $375 HST Included

The Academy – Boys (Entering Grades 7 -12+) Commuter: $300 HST Included

**Registration includes Player Package:
Meals, Camp Shirt,(Lodging for Overnight Campers)

Contact Brandon at CEBA to sign up at



PGC Basketball


PGC Basketball, considered by many top NCAA and NBA coaches to be the top instructional program in the US, will offer three of their 51 sessions in Ontario this summer.


June 26-30 - University of Waterloo (Grades 9-12)

Aug 5-9 - Heritage College, Cambridge (Grades 7-10)

Aug 12-16 - Heritage College, Cambridge (Grades 7-10)


For further details and to sign up, visit



Laurier 2013 Summer Basketball Camps


For girls between the age of 8-15 ~ More Info/Register Here




University of Waterloo 2013 Summer Camps


Information Poster ~ Click Here




KW Lightning Skills Development Program

Young Kids only (Novice – Major Bantam)


90 minutes for the young kids, Skill Development

By Tyler Slipp Head Coach of University of Waterloo Women’s Basketball Team

No Cost

University of Waterloo Main Gym

Bring Ball and Water and get ready to learn and have fun

Sunday October 28th - 9:00 - 10:30

Sunday November 4th - 9:00 - 10:30

Sunday November 18th - 9:00 - 10:30

Sunday November 25th - 9:00 - 10:30

Sunday December 2nd - 9:00 - 10:30


Come on out and learn


Sponsored in part by Allan Bush CIBC Wood Gundy Waterloo





In Partnership with KW Lightning and CEBA ( Eddie Lopez and Brandon Mina) We are proud to offer Individual and Custom Workout Programs for KW Lightning players.


CEBA Bsketball has done individual, team and group training for KW Lightning in the past and now they will be offering individual players One on One Training to help take your Game to the next level.


For more information See below Bio’s and Pictures below or visit or email Brandon to book individual workouts



Please look over this fantastic opportunity to get ready for High School and Club Tryouts


Each individual session is 60 minutes in length and has a Coach to Player ratio no greater than 1:4. Every player is given a player evaluation with specific notes on how they can maximize their experience and improve their skills and fundamentals to make them successful at any level.


KW Lightning and CEBA Basketball

To schedule individual or small group training sessions,

contact and you will be contacted to set up a training session as soon as availability opens.

Individual Training Sessions will be at Rim Park Gym


Coaches will be...

Eddie Lopez

Coach Lopez

After earning his degree from the University of Waterloo Coach Lopez went on to earn his Teaching Diploma from D’Youille College in Buffalo, NY. He is currently a teacher for the Huron-Perth Catholic School Board and will be entering his 4th season as an Assistant Coach for the Laurier Golden Hawks Men’s Basketball Team this fall.

He previously spent 8 years coaching at the OBA level. Next fall, Coach Lopez will lead a Nike sanctioned Centre for/de Performance (CP) pod for Canada Basketball. CP pods are used to establish a selection pool for team Canada Basketball.

Coach Lopez is responsible for player development, game-day scouting reports and recruiting for the Golden Hawks. He is a former CIS player and 2 time District 8 All-Star. Coach Lopez is an NCCP Level II certified coach with a passion for taking players to the next level.

Brandon Mina

Coach Mina

Coach Mina is a recent graduate of McMaster University where he earned his degree in Communication Studies. He is currently taking a year off before pursuing a Masters. He is in his 4th season as a Coach for the Cambridge Centaurs.

As a player, Coach Mina was a District 8 All-Star known for his leadership, his dedication to precision and his attention to details. Coach Mina will also assist Coach Lopez at the Nike sanctioned Centre for/de Performance (CP) pod for Canada Basketball this fall.

He is an NCCP Level I certified coach with a passion for FUNdamentals and fitness. Coach Mina loves to talk X’s and O’s and has a wealth of knowledge on how to improve any players game. His emphasis is on teaching players about the “why”behind the “what”.

May Kotsopoulos

Former NCAA Division 1 Player with Vermont, Currently playing professionally in Greece and is a member of the Greece National Basketball Team

Dryland Training Sessions in Partnership of KW Lightning and Canadian Elite Basketball


Athletic Development Training


The off-season is all about individual development and this is why the Canadian Elite Basketball Academy is pleased to offer an elite program for players designed to teach individual skills and team fundamentals while also presenting aspects of sports science that are necessary to become a high level player.

Our Athletic Development Training runs 3 times a week throughout August and is in place to help players develop their athletic abilities.

The Canadian Elite Basketball Academy has created a four-category, 5-level player development program with emphasis on:

    • · Motor Skills (efficient movement patterns, dexterity, coordination and reaction)
    • · Athleticism (speed, quickness, agility, power, explosiveness)
    • · Recovery (injury prevention, flexibility, nutrition and recovery techniques)
    • · Basketball Fundamentals (innovative passing, dribbling, shooting and finishing drills)

Register online at


We will be having 2 Pods running from August 7th to August 30th...




Our Kitchener-Waterloo Pod is for girls and boys grades 6 to 12.

Waterloo Park – Dryland Training Session
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 7pm to 8pm

CORE Sports Complex – On-Court Training Session
Sundays 7pm-830pm

August 7th to 30
$65 HST Included



Our Cambridge Pod is for girls and boys grades 6 to 12.

St. Benedict – Dryland Training Session
Mondays & Wednesdays – 8am to 9am

CORE Sports Complex – On-Court Training Session
Sundays 7pm-830pm

August 7th to 30th
$65 HST Included


Here is a link to the current training program that we have. Please tell anyone interested to register online


Coaches are ...

Eddie Lopez ( Ass’t Coach of WLU Men’s Basketball Team) and

Brandon Mina of CEBA

Both of these coaches are CP coaches as well


The Canadian Elite Basketball Academy's (CEBA) player development program helps players of all levels. Our customized individual and small group training sessions allow players to see results quickly. All of CEBA’s drills follow a step-by-step progressive curriculum that covers every area of the game. We will customize each player’s workouts to improve their weaknesses and enhance their strengths. All training sessions will use intense, innovative drills, along with detailed teaching points, to help players reach their full on-court potential. Our player development sessions will also improve a player’s toughness, work ethics, and competitiveness.



Local University Camps




University of Waterloo (All Ages)


Ages 8-12 ~ August 13th to 17th


Ages 12-18 ~ August 27th to 31st


Information Form - Click Here



Dear Coaches, Parents, and Players,

PGC Basketball is offering two courses in the Waterloo region this summer, a PGC Essentials course for high school players from July 3-7 at the U. of Waterloo and a PGC Prep School course for players entering grades 7-10 from August 13-17 at Heritage College in Cambridge.

Here's a short summary about their programs:

PGC Basketball provides an intense, no-nonsense 5-day, 4-night training experience for male and female players, as well as coaches. Not just for point guards, Point Guard College courses teach players of all positions to play smart basketball, to be coaches on the court, and to be leaders in practices, games, and in everyday life. In addition, hundreds of coaches of all levels attend PGC courses each summer as a week-long professional development opportunity.

Here's what Rick Carlisle, Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, 2011 NBA Champions, has to say about PGC: “It’s the best basketball camp in America for learning how to think the game.”

Players can save $100 off the regular tuition fee by registering with the Early Bird Discount, which ends on March 15th. Mano is also offering a 50% discount to any Lightning coaches that would like to attend a course. (Coaches must mail in their registration form and include "KW Lightning 50% Discount" at the top of the form)

Visit to watch an introductory video to PGC, to see their full schedule of dates and locations, and to register for a course.

In addition, if you want to know the types of things you'll learn at a PGC course, visit where you'll have free access to over 100 teaching videos and articles.

Don't wait too long to sign up, as some sessions fill quickly.