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AYBC and Grads present 2019 GCSO and Alberta Club Championship

2019 GCSO and ACC

Thank you all for an amazing weekend of basketball, We Crowned our first Alberta Champions and  New GCSO Champions in all divisions.

201 teams participated this year making it the Largest Club Tournament in Alberta History and Largest in Western Canada as far as we can tell!!!  

Club Basketball has now become the premier basketball source for boys and girls of all ages, all regions, the AYBC and the Grads were very proud to host and sponsor the first Championship in what will become a destination tournament for all Alberta Basketball Clubs. 

We are looking forward to hosting the 23rd annual GCSO in 2020 and hope to see you all back again in the years to come.

Thank you all for making our weekend another great success!

Grads is Proud to Sponsor

Open Basketball Academy Christmas Break Camp 
Location: Kings University College   9125 50 st, Edmonton, AB  Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Date: December 28, 2019 
Camp Registration & Sign In: 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM 

✔ Athletes must be on time and in proper gym attire

  ✔ Coaches introduction, Camp Rules & Expectations  Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

✔ Warm up

   ✔ Ball Handling

  ✔ Passing

  ✔ Shooting

   ✔ Offense

    ✔ Defense  Lunch Break: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (athletes to bring their own lunches)

Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

✔ Warm up (12:45 PM- 1:00 PM)

✔ Scrimmage

 ✔ One on one skills

✔ 3 on 3 application

 ✔ Teamwork drills

 Athlete Information: Athlete Name:  _________________    Parent/Guardian Phone Number: _________________                                                           Current Grade:  ______________ Birthdate: __ /__ /____ (mm/dd/yyyy)       Age: ___                                                                       Gender:       Male      Female Regular fee : $55.00 (after Dec.1) Payment Method:    Cash      Email Transfer  
Open Basketball Academy 587-986-4008 
Email transfer to made to: Please include athletes first and last name in the subject line 


Congratulations to Ryan Gilmore of Edmonton Alberta for winning a $2000.00 travel card from Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

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Parents Must See Video

This video link speaks to how coaches and parents should conduct themselves with Coaches Officials and Their Own Kids! PLEASE WATCH!!!!

Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

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Over My 32 years of coaching one thing I ask all my players to invest in is knee pads, but time and time again they don't listen due to a number of reasons but none of them are legit!

  • I can't find them
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  • I never fall down
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Nobody Cares what you look like on the court!

Safety is paramount when playing any sport especially a sport played on a hard surface and in full contact with your opponent. 

Knee pads will allow you to hit the floor when diving for loose balls or get flung from an aggressive jump ball battles, and those knee on knee collisions that happen when you don't expect them to.


Amazon has them as low as $9.99 right now!!! (long sleeved and compression are the same as the Mazuno)

Same ones that United Cycle carries for $70.00 online at Amazon they are $36.00

Smart Players Stay Safe

Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

The Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association is a not for profit organization designed to promote basketball within the Edmonton Community. Our main focus is the spring basketball season. This is accomplished through a number of avenues including sponsoring athletes and teams as well as running the Great Canadian Shootout on the first weekend of July each year at the Saville Community Sport Center. 

Contact Us! Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

Contact Us! Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association