International Basketball and Sports Academy

IBSA was founded in 2009 by former professional basketball player Zelimir Stevanovic. Seeing the potential of youth athletes in the Southern Ontario, Coach Z designed skills development programs that have catapulted youth athletes into highly skilled basketball players. IBSA has grown and now trains in 5 locations, including: Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville & Niagara Region.

Highly qualified coaches include former professionals/Olympians with an passion for youth training & development. Meet our Coaches!

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.

Our Core Program – The IBSA Academy. Developing Youth at All Levels Towards Elite Performance.

All IBSA members are divided into groups according to their age and basketball ability. After our careful examination, each player will receive top quality training in all aspects of the game that they are lacking. Our coaches will push athletes to their maximum during each practice and help them reach their goal. Training programs are run on a weekly, year-round basis and emphasize:

Developing Basketball Skills in Every Area:

  • Shooting
  • Ball Handling
  • Finishing
  • Footwork
  • Defending
  • Passing
  • Moving without the Ball
  • Physical Development
  • Conditioning & Stamina

Training is available year-round for athletes looking to elevate performance and maximize their ability:

  • Boys & Girls
  • Ages 8-18 (regardless of experience)
  • Rep/Club team athletes
  • High School athletes
  • College-University athletes
  • Professional athletes