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

I have four boys that attend IBSA, they love the program. My one son loves football, but loves IBSA because it keeps him fit and conditioned. The reward are astronomical beginning with the discipline and developing a love for the game in each child. I have seen a huge change in my children’s work ethic, applied on the court and in other areas of their life. My boys feel challenged and know that they are expected to do their best. My boys have been developed in skills, mentally and physically over time. It has done a great job of teaching boy’s individual skill and team work; they can apply to their school sports. It is very difficult to get my boys to miss a practice. Having fun is part of the work. I highly recommend IBSA to everyone. I believe it has been one of the best additions to our community. Thank you IBSA, for your academy. It has surpassed my expectations for a basketball and sports program.

Sharon Lalor

IBSA has been a positive and well balanced training experience for Avery. The expectation for physical stamina and clear focus continues to drive his progress towards his personal goals of improving fundamental basketball skills and becoming a stronger, faster more agile team player. A consistent schedule, repetition of drills and exercises as well situational feedback during practice, have helped him to improve his current level of performance. Avery appreciates the opportunities to test his independent decision making during scrimmages allowing him to measure and self-monitor his progress and refocus his next steps. Avery has developed a respectful rapport with coaching staff and his peers. He enjoys working hard both as an individual, and as part of the IBSA team. Through his involvement in IBSA, Avery has become confident, and highly motivated to work towards his personal goals as well as to bring out the best in his fellow players which has enhanced his team play and experiences during the season.

Nancy Gibson

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