Canada Basketball holds Ontario Talent ID session
Canada Basketball announced a Talent ID session for Ontario boys born in 2003 or 2004. The session will be held on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) August 22, 2016
This session is only available to boys born in Ontario, with the sessions in other provinces being announced at a later date.
From Canada Basketball:
These sessions are an opportunity for Canada Basketball to evaluate athletes who demonstrate the potential to participate in either the boys Junior Academy Program or the men’s youth National Team Program in the future. These identification sessions are a component of Canada Basketball’s Junior Academy.
The Junior Academy is part of the Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) Program, which was designed to assist and guide the development of athletes in the youth age group category. The goal of the Academy is to help the athletes train to become “Global Players.” The curriculum focuses on the development of on-court skills, as well as personal development to foster individuals who may one day represent both the sport and Canada.