The International Basketball and Sports Academy was started in 2009 by former professional basketball player Zelimir Stevanovic. Seeing the potential of the youth in the Ontario region, Coach Z aimed to implement a program that could maximize that potential. The IBSA currently has academies in four locations: Kitchener, Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.
The IBSA employs a development program designed to lay the foundation of fundamental basketball skill, and then build upon that foundation towards elite level of play. In a focused, academy-setting, athletes are taken through a session of purposeful teaching and player development drills. IBSA coaches come armed with extensive knowledge and experience to enhance the learning process and provide cutting edge insight on the game. This combination of skill development and teaching is truly second to none in Canada.