Varsity Academy - Menno Simons Calgary, AB Basketball Training

Varsity Academy - Menno Simons Calgary, AB Basketball Training
Varsity Academy - Menno Simons Calgary, AB Basketball Training

Fall Varsity Academy in Calgary starts September 16 for athletes ages 10 - 17. VA trains athletes on solid fundamentals, shot training and how to become a great player.

NBC Camps Varsity Academy is a program designed to provide skill development and accountability for high school basketball players and younger athletes ages 10-13 years old. Located in Calgary, these fun and intensive program helps you elevate your game throughout the school year.

The Varsity Academy is a division of NBC Camps which offers basketball training throughout the school year. Varsity Academy is designed to provide the same excellent basketball and life skills training that has made NBC one of the top camps in the country for 40 years. Varsity Academy trains athletes to win in sport and in life.

Highlights Include

  • Intensive skill development
  • Veteran staff committed to your success
  • Leadership training and character development
  • An atmosphere of enthusiasm, respect, encouragement and high expectation
  • Accountability for basketball and life goals
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Camp Director

Benji Williams

Benji has been involved with NBC Camps since 1993; first as a camper and then as a Master Teacher at NBC summer camps.  He has traveled to and worked NBC camps in Olds, Montana, and Alaska.  

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 He has also taken an NBC
Tour Team to the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Benji loves basketball and
loves working with young athletes who are motivated to become both
better players and better people.

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NBC Coaching Staff

We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire...

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We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire college players and coaches, along with high school coaches who are dynamic and competent teachers of the game.

The NBC Difference
Unlike other camp programs where skills training falls under the expertise of the camp director, NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person.  Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp and facilitating the implementation of our specific camp expectations.   Our basketball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level.   Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive DVDs, lesson plans, and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp.  Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team.  With over 40 years experience, our goal is to give you the best basketball and life skills instruction possible.


Coach the game at a world class level.  FAB 4
• Protect the ball
• Play with quickness and intensity
• Play Smart
• Finish the play


Teach by living valuable skills for life.   LIFE 4
• Guard your heart
• Live with love & intensity
• Be smart by seeking out wisdom
• Finish strong, never give up

TEC Method
The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method.  True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct the skill when it is wrong.

Camp Details

Each athlete in the Varsity Academy will be given a VA t-shirt that is to be worn to each gym time as the Varsity Academy uniform. All athletes are expected to provide their own basketball, water bottle, indoor shoes, and hoop clothing.

On the first day of VA, please bring a signed copy of our medical waiver.

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More Details


NBC Camps-Varsity Academy Fall Session
Dates: September 16, 23, 30 | October 14, 21, 28 | November 4
Daily Times: D1 & D2 meet 3:00 -  5:00pm
Age Group: D2  Boys and Girls 10-13 years of age D1 Boys and Girls 14-17 years of age

Designed for ages 10-13, we divide athletes into training stations based on skill level and ability. It is worth the investment to learn basketball skills correctly during the formative years. We take pride in making sure athletes can execute skills correctly. Each athlete is important to us and we want to help you reach your basketball and life dreams and goals.

High School Elite is designed for high school athletes. This program is set up to challenge advanced players and will teach skills appropriate for the high school player. Intensity and competition will be high priorities. The Fall program is specifically designed to help prepare you for basketball season. Freshman-Senior athletes may enroll. Younger athletes will accepted at the discretion of the VA staff. This program is designed for the older and more skilled high school age players. Teaching takes place primarily through competitive games and structured, organized play. 


Contact VA Calgary:

VA Calgary Director
Benji Williams

NBC Canada Director
Shawn Stetson
1-800-406-3926 x 308

NBC Central Office
10003 N. Division, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone 1-800-406-3926x 316
Fax (509) 467-6289


NBC Calgary Varsity Academy will now be located at Menno Simons Christian School in Southwest Calgary.  It has a standard sized gym with 6 baskets.  

Camper Reviews

Pat S.Parent

  • 5/5.
Challenging yet positive

My son has always been an aggressive player and I have been working with him to always show good sportsmanship.  It hasn't been until he began attending the NBC camps and VA that he has finally gotten it.  You coaches have been such positive role models for him.  I appreciate the positive influence that he gets at the NBC camps and VA.  He finds the camp challenging and more importantly he enjoys being around not only the people that are attending but also those running the camp.  He is looking forward to attending the Spring session and is also trying to recruit some players to join. Thanks again for all you do and I look forward to working with you and VA this Spring.

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Teresa T.Parent

  • 4/5.
Builds Better Players

Coach, Last weekend he played exactly as you would expect and the way you taught him, he was dominant inside and out, dribbling and rebounding. Averaged 30 per game, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocked shots.  He was ask to be on the AAU Traveling team.  I guess the question on how he would stack up against his own was answered by himself.  I wish you could have been there. I know that it is because of you and your coaches that he is getting to play at a elevated level.  A number of coaches from their called and said they were very impressed by his overall play.  He will be back with you soon.  Thank you.  Your program builds better ball players.

Angela O.Parent

  • 5/5.

Today in the gym I watched him take it to the hoop against anyone who tried to stand in his way over and over.  He took over the court like I knew he could, but now I think he knows he can too.  I even watched him break out a couple of those moves under the hoop that you guys worked with him on.  Of course the guys in the gym went crazy and his confidence went up.
I have been a very strong supporter of NBC Camps over the last 10 years, sending my kids to countless camps and spending thousands of dollars, but those few hours on Sunday were priceless!!   Thanks again for spending that extra time!

Clinic Dates & Prices

Programs: Fall Session Varsity Academy

Age Group: 10 - 17
Gender: Boys and Girls
Times: Sunday's 3:00 - 5:00PM

Sundays $300 CAD

* Please note dates, times, and availability are subject to change.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-406-3926 we would be happy to help you.