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TCYBA Spring Skill Development Clinics

Posted on: May 13, 2021

TCYBA Skill Development Programs

Tri-City Youth Basketball Association is pleased to announce we will be offering a small-scale return of its programming for Spring 2021. The programming will focus on the most important individual aspects of the game in a reduced participant COVID scaled cohort environment.  

These programs will operate for 5 weeks in duration for Grades 5 to 8 and each session will operate for 1 hour and 20-minute in duration. All sessions will take place at Pinetree Community Centre located at 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC. 

Three types of programming will be offered to participants, Shooting, Ball Handling & Game Skills and Offensive Attack & Finishing Skills. These sessions are focused on the enhancement of individual skills which allows us to offer programming that is not age or gender specific. Participants will be challenged to improve based on their own personal skill level and capabilities. 

These session are offered at two levels, Essential and Advanced. Those that require a more grassroots fundamental experience are encouraged to register in the Essential programming. Players that are more experienced and have an established base level skill set should register for the Advanced programming.

These sessions are for players of all levels that want to develop and enhance their individual ability. The most important factor in participating in the TCYBA skill development program is to simply be dedicated to improvement and committed to attend the scheduled sessions. The sessions will focus on:


  • Learn and perfect the proper shooting mechanics and shot preparation.
  • Master essential footwork to stay strong and on-balance.
  • Develop proper hand placement to maximize accuracy.
  • Establish your shooting positions to keep your shot consistent regardless of where or how you receive the ball.
  • Perfect your release point and follow-through to give yourself the ultimate "shooter's touch".
  • Learn it all with "progressive" drills that increase in difficulty while efficiently building your shot.

Ball Handling & Game Skills

  • Learn Dribbling & Ball handling progressions that will teach you essential ball handling moves.
  • How to be more effective with your dribble and cover more space with fewer dribbles at a faster pace.
  • Develop an explosive first step to create space and learn how the pace of your dribble can make your shot quicker. 
  • Learn how to properly execute the sweep and step through to create space from your defender.
  • Learn universal drive penetration principles that are used at every level of basketball and how knowing them can improve your point and assist totals. 

Attack & Finishing Skills

Scoring Moves Off the Catch & Dribble (Creating Your Own Shot)

  • Learn go to Scoring Moves so you can manufacture great shots against any defense or defender.
  • Learn through step-by-step techniques and then follow the drills to get each move game ready.
  • Learn essential at the basket layups/finishing moves and when to use them.
  • Includes Primary Moves, Decision Making and Counters so you can exploit the smallest mistakes by a defender.

Program Head Coach

The Head Coach for TCYBA’s academy programs is Anthony Luyken who has served as a Canada Basketball / BBC Centre for Performance, Western Canada Games and Basketball BC Provincial Team coach over the past twenty years. Coach Luyken has also coached at the Canada West USport level at the University of the Fraser Valley.
*Additional assistant coaches will be assigned to program sessions to ensure that an appropriate coach to player ratio is maintained.

Please note that we will be strictly following COVID-19 Return to Sport protocols which means that spaces to participate in these camps will be limited to a greatly reduced number of participants.


TO REGISTER: Please visit our Registration page

Refund Policy:

Although the trend of active Covid cases in the Fraser Health region are on the decline, Provincial Return to Sport guidelines could be modified by the Provincial Health Office and a change to participation rules could occur. If TCYBA is forced to cancel training sessions, participants will receive a prorated refund relative to the number of outstanding sessions remaining and program organization costs that were expended.

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The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit that serves the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. Currently we have well over 2000 players, from Kindergarten to grade 12, playing in various divisions including both competetive and recreational play. Open to both boys and girls, the club operates out of school gyms across the Tri-City area and strives to ensure all youth that want to enjoy the sport have an opportunity to participate

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