About IBSA Basketball

About IBSA

IBSA Basketball is on a mission to develop young basketball players and help each athlete reach their maximum potential on the basketball court. Find out how we help athletes succeed...

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IBSA Training

IBSA Training

IBSA offers a variety of basketball training programs for teams and individuals. Find out how you can become a member of the IBSA Academy...

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IBSA Testimonials

Testimonials

We're proud of what we do and we like to showcase our success. Find out what coaches, parents, and even the players themselves had to say about the IBSA Academy...

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IBSA Gallery

IBSA Gallery

Our academy is built around our players and we love to show them off. Check out some of the latest photos taken at each of our three IBSA academy locations...

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IBSA Players

IBSA Players

All of our players are evaluated and constantly monitored to maximize their strengths and develop their weaknesses. Members of the academy can gain access to their personal portfolios here...

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Our Mission

Discipline, hard work, and consistent effort is the backbone of our training philosophy. See what makes IBSA Basketball unique...

What People are Saying:

“As a father and a coach I have searched high and low for good basketball training programs within the Hamilton Region to no avail. About one year ago I discovered IBSA and my son and two of his teammates were invited to stay for a session. After one session I knew this was a great program. Previously my son had attended several camps and training programs as far out as Toronto on a weekly basis. With the hard work and dedication of Coach Z. you can get everything you need right in your own back yard. I now have 5 players from my team attend IBSA on a regular basis.”

Jim Thornton – Hamilton Wildcats Vise-President/Coach

Our son has been attending IBSA for the past few months and is enjoying every moment of the sessions. The skills training and development is excellent. Coach Z wastes little time in transitioning from discipline to discipline and loads the drills very well keeping the players interested and continuously challenged. Our son has grown more proficient and confident in all areas of his game thanks to the work by IBSA and Coach Z. Please keep up the great work!

Andrew Gustafson – Burlington, ON

Coach Z is an extremely knowledgeable basketball coach who expects and demands the utmost from his players. His sessions incorporate a vast array of drills which emphasize important technical aspects and basketball fundamentals. His high expectations and commitment to excellence provide an environment which maximizes player development, as all players strive to reach their full basketball potential. Coach Z’s teaching skills and training techniques are of great benefit to those who are motivated to achieve basketball excellence.

Vince Lepore – Parent, High School Basketball Coach, OBA Coach

International Basketball and Sports Academy (IBSA) has been an excellent experience for our children. They have learned fundamental basketball skills that their rep coaches just don’t have the time to focus on. They have experienced tough workouts in an environment that fosters a hard work ethic and has no patience for “cheating”. Their game play has improved immensely because their skills have improved. They have been taught how to dribble, play tough defence, shoot with proper form and move on the court. They have learned how to be mentally tough when they are tired and to keep working even when they think they can’t anymore. Coach Z is tough on the kids, but they love and respect him. We highly recommend sending your kids to IBSA. This is NOT day care! Whether your children are 7 or 17, they will be challenged and their play will improve.

Dave and Tracy Angelini

Our son has been attending IBSA for the past few months and is enjoying every moment of the sessions. The skills training and development is excellent. Coach Z wastes little time in transitioning from discipline to discipline and loads the drills very well keeping the players interested and continuously challenged. Our son has grown more proficient and confident in all areas of his game thanks to the work by IBSA and Coach Z. Please keep up the great work!

Andrew Gustafson – Burlington, ON

The International Basketball and Sports Academy is by far one of the best basketball academy my son has attended. Zelimir Stevanovic (Coach Z) treats each player equally and he encourages each player to reach their full potential. The training is intense and I have definitely seen an improvement in my son’s performance. Not only is he a coach but an influential role model that leads by example and inspires his team players. He follows through with his expectations of his team players.

Julie Cocaro

International Basketball and Sports Academy (ISBA) is designed for serious athletes determined to reach their potential and excel at the next level. Coach Zelimir Stevanovic mixes a variety of individual and team drills (that enhance skill development and team thinking) with high tempo execution. Consistent participation and exposure prepares each athlete for the physical demands and emotional highs and lows that are part of every game. Coach Stevanovic instils in the athletes that hard work is not a skill, it is a habit! We highly recommend ISBA to all serious athletes.

Paul and Josie Angelini

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