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MEET THE FOUNDERS

Pasha Bains

Co-Founder of Drive Basketball

Pasha Bains has a Master's degree in Coaching from UBC & played NCAA Div. 1 at Clemson Univ. in the ACC. He's the all-time leading scorer in B.C. tourney history & MVP in Richmond's '98 BC title. Pasha was named Canada MVP at SFU. He's SFU's all-time career avg. scorer & Canada West top scorer in UBC's 20-0 season. Pasha has been named 'Top 10 Richmondite', 'Best Player of the '90's' & was recently inducted into the Richmond Wall of Fame. know more

Chad Clifford

Co-Founder of Drive Basketball

Chad Clifford, co-founder of Drive Basketball, was the former AAA MVP, while leading the White Rock Christian Warriors to the AAA Provincial title. Chad played NCAA Div. 1 at St. Francis (PA). He graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) completing his degree in Human Kinetics. He was a member of the basketball team at UBC that completed a perfect 20-0 regular season in Canada West play and earned the Pacific Division title. know more

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Testimonials

Impressive

"I have coached for some 30 years and know when I see quality instruction. You run an excellent camp."
Caroline Holway
– Summer Camp Parent

Extraordinary

“We have participated in many sports and different levels of camps and yours are extraordinary.”
S. Rutledge
- Summer Camp Parent

Success Breeds Success

"You guys have definitely set a high standard for kids. Success breeds success!"
M. Jurcic
- Club Team Parent

Improvement

“Not only did I seriously improve my skills, I gained major confidence and was pushed to try things I wouldn’t have otherwise!”
Megan B
- Training Academy Participant

FAQ: How do I be more confident in games?⁣⁣
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Confidence comes from demonstrated ability. You have to work extremely hard to perform successfully in games which will lead to more and more belief in your abilities. Confident players get their confidence from their work ethic so the most important thing you can do is work hard on all aspects of your game and take your career seriously. If you know you have done your absolute best to perform well you will naturally be more confident. ⁣⁣
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You should also focus on having a short memory and not let mistakes get to you. It’s important to not “die by the second arrow,” meaning if you make a mistake don’t dwell on it and have it lead to another mistake. The best players always have a short memory and have a “next play” mentality. Remember the only shot you have to make is the next one. Tied to this is your self-talk and what you are saying to yourself during a game. Always focus on being positive and reminding yourself why you play the game to begin with. ⁣⁣
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It is also extremely important to practice visualization. Preparing for a game is no different than a musician preparing for a concert or an actor preparing for a play. You will be performing in front of people. It is important to mentally rehearse what you are going to do beforehand so that when the game comes around you have already seen it happen in your mind. Doing this regularly will lead to more confidence. ⁣⁣
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Lastly, you should always keep in mind that everyone gets nervous and has butterflies before games. Even the very best players in the world get nerves. It is about “getting the butterflies to fly in the correct formation.” Remember the key idea that anxiety is putting something negative on something that hasn’t happened yet. Embrace the nerves and realize that once the ball goes up everything will go away and it’s time to compete and have fun! 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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"I would give him a certain amount of reps to do, but he would never stop at that number. If I asked for six, I knew he was gonna do 12." - Michael Jordan’s trainer Tim Grover 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #TheLastDance #MJMondays ...

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Nice moment here as Jermaine Haley officially graduates from West Virginia. Congrats to all Sr.’s who are graduating this spring. Now is the time to think big, the world is yours! 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam ...

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#fbf Summer days reminiscin’ about Summer days 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam #AAU #BackSoon ...

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Jas Singh up for Athlete of the Year at SFU 🔥🏀🇨🇦🙏 #DriveFam ...

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Tune in to SportsNet 650 this am at 11am to hear Pasha Bains featured on the “Best of BC” segment where they profile athletes from a different community around the province each day. Today they are focusing on Richmond! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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“Michael Jordan was the game’s most talented player. Yet, he was an overachiever.” - Bob Costas 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam #TheLastDance #MJMondays ...

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Congrats to Matt Neufeld who has signed with Starting 5 Sports Management as he embarks on his professional career. Matt & Jermaine were AAU teammates with DRIVE and now are starting their professional journeys together. So amazing to see all their growth & accomplishments. It takes tons of hard work & resiliency to get to where they have. Fantastic role models for the next generation! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam ...

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Jermaine Haley has officially signed with One Legacy Sports, the agency that represents Jamal Murray and many other standout Canadian players. Congrats Jermaine! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam ...

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It’s official! DRIVE standout Dominic Parolin has signed his Letter of Intent with Lehigh University. Read the Lehigh Press release below:⁣⁣⁣
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"We are pleased to add Dominic to our incoming recruiting class," said Lehigh Head Coach Brett Reed. "We were excited about our incoming freshmen prior to Dominic, but now are very impressed with the way in which this recruiting class has come together."⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
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On the court, Parolin averaged 29 points, 17 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 4.3 blocks and 3.2 steals during an impressive high school career at Centennial Secondary School. He was named a BC Provincial First All-Star and was a Canadian All-Star, always finishing near the top in scoring and rebounding. Included was a 41-point, 20-rebound effort in a Tsumura Basketball Invitational championship final victory, which helped him earn tournament MVP.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣

Parolin garnered an invitation to the Canadian U18 National Team's final selection camp this spring. He was named All-Canadian by Biosteel as a top 24 high school player in the country, and he was also highlighted as the biggest sleeper in his class by North Pole Hoops. In the summer of 2019, Parolin was a member of the BC Provincial U17 team. Parolin also competed for Drive Basketball in the Under Armour Rise Circuit.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
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In the classroom, Parolin posted a stellar 4.0 grade point average.⁣⁣⁣
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"Dominic is an ideal student-athlete," said Reed. "He excels in the classroom and will be a strong contributor to our campus community. In addition to that, he's a very talented basketball player. He has a unique combination of size, athleticism and skill. He should be able to make winning plays in a variety of different ways, from scoring to rebounding and even having a strong defense of presence. At 6-foot-9, he can bang on the inside as well as stretch the defense with his offense of skills." 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Missing hoops.
Missing the community.
Missing watching young players grow & improve.
Missing DRIVE.
Everyone keep staying safe.
We’ll be back soon 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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**Announcement** Paul Didenko has signed wifh SFU! Huge congrats to Paul for joining such a great program! Hard work, dedication & perseverance pay off! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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Good players obsess about beating the competition. Great players obsess about beating the best version of themselves. 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam #MVP ...

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**Announcement** Nikola Guzina has committed to UBC! Great scoop for the Thunderbirds. Congrats Niko! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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Congrats to Luka Lizdek who was named Langara College male athlete of the year for the 2019-2020 season. Luka excelled both on the court (PacWest All-Star, PacWest Assists Leader) and in the classroom (3.91 GPA). This is no surprise as Luka was an outstanding player and leader for us for many years as a youth baller. He was a consummate “coach on the floor,” a key part to some of our most successful AAU teams. Proud of the player and person you are Luka! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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**Announcement** Longtime DRIVE standout Jaxon Cohee has committed to Western University. Western is one of the top academic schools in Canada and made the Final 4 at this year’s USports National Championships. It is the same school that former DRIVE sniper Jerric Palma attends. We are extremely proud of Jaxon for joining such a great program! Congrats to both Jax and the Coaches at Western! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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FAQ: How do I get recruited?⁣

The best way to get recruited is to stop worrying about getting recruited. ⁣

Spend all your time, effort & energy on becoming a better player and trying to reach your potential. ⁣

If your goal is to go D1, then start visualizing yourself already playing D1. What are the things a D1 player does? Don’t make it your goal to “play Division 1”. Instead, make it your goal to be a D1 player. Big difference. ⁣

This means starting to act like someone who is going D1. Building and sustaining the proper habits of D1 players. These include: out working others, developing your mind & body, seeking knowledge, being obsessed with your craft & finding the best competition. You have to do things like going to bed early & waking up early. Be the first person at practice & never be late. Eat the right food. Identify yourself as someone who is going to play high level collegiate basketball. Believe in your ability to do it. ⁣

If you do the above you will have a better chance getting recruited than worrying about getting recruited. 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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Who’s ready for the latest episodes of #TheLastDance. This is one of MJ’s best commercials! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #MJMondays ...

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Kobe’s answer to copying MJ is fascinating. 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam ...

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