The Capilano University basketball program may have a bit more of a clubby atmosphere next season as two Lower Mainland basketball academy owners have been named as the head coaches of the Blues men's and women's teams.
CAPILANO University's Ryan Lenarduzzi, AllBall Academy elite student Drew Urquhart and AllBall founder Dwayne Selby hit the hardwood in anticipation of a new basketball academy that will run out of Capilano. The academy is a partnership between the university and AllBall, a Vancouver-based training program. Starting this spring, Capilano will serve as a basketball training centre every weekend and tryouts will be held for elite teams that will travel to both local and international tournaments in the summer. This weekend there will be a free introductory clinic and open house for boys and girls at the Capilano Sportsplex. Grades 5-7 will meet 9 a.m.-noon and grades 8-12 from 1 to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring their own ball with their name marked on it. For more information visit www.allballbasketball.com.