About Ball Lab Training and Academy

Basketball Training Academy in North Vancouver, BC

Covid-19 Safety

Dear Parents and Athletes,

As of September 8th, 2020, we reopened our doors for small group training. For the safety of all our clients and family members, here is a list of our new procedures and protocols.

  1. Entrance is from the front door, exit from the back door to ensure a safe flow for classes ending and new ones beginning.
  2. Everyone gets a temperature check. If you have a fever, you will be asked to go home.
  3. Everyone must answer NO to the following Q’s: Do you have a fever, or new cough, or difficulty breathing? If you answer YES to any of the questions, you will be asked to go home.
  4. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entry.
  5. Everyone gets a sanitized ball before class and 1 ball is assigned for each athlete (basketballs are numbered). If you would like to bring your own ball, you can sanitize it for you prior to class (make sure you have your name on it).
  6. Everyone washes or sanitizes their hands before pick up.
  7. All small group classes end 5 mins early so coaches can sanitize the equipment.
  8. All coaches must wear a face shield during classes.
  9. Everyone is reminded at the start of class to avoid touching their faces.
  10. Maximum capacity for small group class is reduced from 12 to 8 athletes.
  11. Maximum capacity for facility is reduced from 40 to 27 athletes.
  12. All parents must fill out a COVID waiver prior to their son or daughter’s class.


Ball Lab Team

Our Coaches

Our team of performance coaches are passionate, dedicated, and committed to developing young athletes for life long peak performance.

We Exist to Inspire Limitless Possibilities

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    Education: Bachelor of Education (Physical Education & Math), Brandon University
    Bachelor of Human Kinetics, UBC

    Certifications: CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)
    PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist)
    YES (Youth Exercise Specialist)
    CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist)
    FMS Level 2 (Functional Movement Systems)

    Coaching Experience: Head Coach, Senior Boys Basketball, Mulgrave School, 2015-17
    Strength & Conditioning Coach, Capilano University, 2011
    Head Coach, North Shore Select U14 Boys (Basketball BC) , 2009-12
    Head Coach, Gr. 8 Boys Basketball, Sutherland School, 2010-11
    Head Coach, Senior Boys Basketball, Sentinel School, 2009-2010
    Head Coach, Junior Girls Basketball, Collingwood School, 2007-08
    Head Coach, Gr. 8 Boys Basketball, Collingwood School, 2006-2007

    Playing Experience: Douglas College – Earned school’s first ever triple-double (23 pts, 11 rebounds, 11 assists)
    Grand View College (NAIA – Des Moines, Iowa) Brandon University

    Favorite basketball moments: Wearing the #8 jersey in college to represent how many times I was cut before I made a team
    Participating in a dunk contest during an Indiana Pacers and Vancouver Grizzlies NBA Game
    Earning a scholarship to play college ball in the USA after not playing high school basketball

    Personal: Married to Palo with 2 girls, Nayla & Amelia

    Favorite food: “live” foods

    Favorite movie: Hoosiers

    Favorite books: Drive (by Larry Bird) & Magic’s Touch (by Magic Johnson)

    All-time favorite athlete and team: Magic Johnson & LA Lakers

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    Favorite team: none

    Favorite player: Currently Kevin Durant

    Pre game meal: Chicken pasta

    Favorite sports moment: Winning high school state championship

    Hobbies: Reading and watching movies

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    Favorite basketball team: Boston Celtics and UNC Tarheels

    Favorite basketball player: Michael Jordan

    Favorite pregame meal: Pasta

    Favorite sports moment: Getting to sit in the Lakers change room at Staples Center

    Roadtrip to grde 9 provincials on my birthday

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    Favorite NBA team: Dallas Mavericks

    Favorite Euro League team: Anadolu Efes

    Favorite player: Allen Iverson

    Pre-game meal: Brown rice, salmon, and roasted vegetables

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Our team of performance coaches are passionate, dedicated, and committed to developing young athletes for life long peak performance.

Apply Now

*see positions below

Are you a high-energy team player who loves coaching young athletes to be peak performers in life through the sport of basketball?

Do our core values (Communication, Commitment, Character, Teamwork, Leadership, Performance) align with yours?

Will you go that extra mile to become the best version of yourself every day?

If you answered YES to all 3, keep reading.

Position: Performance Coach

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or currently taking an undergrad in Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, or related field
  • Coaching certification (Basketball BC or related, and/or coaching experience)
  • Personal trainer, CSCS, FMS, PES, CES, or willing to take courses/certifications during training

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Playing experience (high school or college)
  • First aid and CPR
  • Criminal background check

Hourly rate: $18-30/hr

Position: Intern

If you are a current student seeking an internship in business, marketing, social media, or sales, please send your CV to info@BallLab.ca.


Basic admin takes, customer support, managing schedule/calendar, data entry, uploading content, managing software (ie. email marketing, WordPress, etc…), client management (ie. gifts, emails, etc…), answering emails and phone calls.

Hourly rate: $17-22/hr

Please complete the form and email your CV and cover letter to info@BallLab.ca