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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

Spectacular

"I have coached for some 30 years and know when I see quality instruction. You run an excellent camp."

Caroline H
– Summer Camp Parent

Extraordinary

“We have participated in many sports and different levels of camps and yours are extraordinary.”

Sarah R
- Summer Camp Parent

Awesome

“My boys took a week of DRIVE Summer Camp at the Richmond Oval and loved it! DRIVE is sick! (their words). :)”

Laura K
- Summer Camp Parent

Impressive

“Watching your program, I just want to sincerely say that you guys do an amazing job of teaching and coaching."

NCAA Div I Head Coach
- During Summer Evaluation Period

Great article about @atletasca from @bcsportshub.

Check our IG story for a link to the full article!

Pasha Bains and Dwyane Washington, two prominent figures in the Canadian basketball scene, are teaming up to develop Vancouver’s first prep school. The Atletas Primero Academia (Athletes First Academy) will open its doors in September 2024, providing young British Columbian athletes with the opportunity to pursue their basketball goals with the support of top coaches and teachers in the city.

This academy can be a crucial element in the evolution of basketball in Vancouver, and with the catalyst behind the club basketball scene running the show, the future is undoubtedly bright for the sport.

Additional information will be disclosed gradually, such as the location, personnel, and scheduling.

Overall, the Atletas Primero Academia could be a game-changer for basketball in Vancouver, providing local athletes the opportunity to develop their skills and pursue their dreams without leaving their homes. With great coaches and teachers soon to be on board and a range of teams catering to different age groups, the academy is bound to attract some of the best young talent from across British Columbia and beyond. it will be exciting to see how this new venture helps to shape the future of basketball in Canada.
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The 6ignature Camp was one of the biggest camps in BC history!

So exciting to have so many opportunities for young players to develop their game & gain valuable experiences while having a chance to play at the highest levels of AAU basketball.

Thanks to @uplaycanada and all the coaches who helped make this a one of a kind event.

S/O to all the campers who attended! 🔥🇨🇦🏀🙏 #6ignatureCamp

📸 @swish.pix
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An amazing first day at the 6ignature Camp in Vancouver!

Over 180+ players from all over Western Canada competing on the highest platform.

So much talent in the gym!

Can`t wait for Day 2! 🇨🇦🔥🏀🙏 #6ignaturecamp
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**Mark the Dates** 🗓️

DRIVE Fall AAU tryouts (all locations besides Richmond) will start Sept. 11th.

Tryouts will be for our DRIVE Boys U10-U17 Elite I, II & Flight teams run out of Langley, White Rock, Surrey, Burnaby & Tri-Cities.

These teams will play in the BCCBA + AAU events in 🇨🇦 & the 🇺🇸.

Go to www.drivebasketball.com to register for DRIVE Richmond tryouts & tryouts for all our other DRIVE locations.

We are expecting our biggest & best fall season at all these DRIVE locations! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Playing in the @nikeeyb was like a 🎥

Representing Western 🇨🇦 in the Nike EYCL, part of the biggest stage in AAU basketball.

It was a one of a kind experience that gave players on the Westcoast a grand opportunity to compete among the very best.

Who`s next?

@uplaycanada @drivebasketball 🔥🏀🇨🇦🙏 #UPlayWest

🎥 @257ace
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**Mark the Dates** 🗓️

DRIVE U11/U12 Girls tryouts will take place Sept. 4th and 6th at the Richmond Oval.

Tryouts will be for our DRIVE Girls U11 & U12 Elite I & II teams.

Players selected to our DRIVE Girls Elite I teams will be invited to the UPlay West Girls mini camp taking place the following week (Sept. 11th & 13th).

These teams will play in the ultra competitive Mt. Vernon SWISH league + AAU events in 🇨🇦 & the 🇺🇸.

Go to www.drivebasketball.com to register for the DRIVE Girls tryouts.

Excited to have girls in DRIVE have opportunities to play high level AAU basketball! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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**Mark the Dates** 🗓️

DRIVE Richmond Fall AAU tryouts will take place Sept. 9th & 10th.

Tryouts will be for our DRIVE Boys U10-U17 Elite I, II & Flight teams run out of the Oval.

These teams + our UPlay West teams will play in the Made Hoops Circuit, Champions League, BCCBA + AAU events in 🇨🇦 & the 🇺🇸.

Tryouts for all other DRIVE locations have also been posted on our official DRIVE Basketball website.

Go to www.drivebasketball.com to register for DRIVE Richmond tryouts & tryouts for all our other DRIVE locations.

This Fall it`s time to take it up a notch!

Get your game ready and show up ready to play! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Huge congrats to UPLAY Western Alliance & DRIVE standout @_declancutler for committing to @royalcrownbasketball for the upcoming prep season.

Royal Crown is the reigning @ontariosba champions.

A top notch athletic & academic prep school that has produced many top NCAA Division I & Canadian National team players.

Royal Crown is getting a good one!

Good luck Declan! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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*Contest Alert*

The 6ignature camp is going to be HUGE for hoops in British Columbia!

Not only is it going to be an amazing camp, but it is also an ID session for our DRIVE-UPLAY @madehoops teams (Made West Circuit) and for the @nikeeyb & Nike EYCL.

The camp is for Boys born 2006-2012.

The camp officially runs Sept. 2nd & 3rd at the @richmondoval, but today we are giving away two
FREE passes ($400.00 Value!)

Here`s how to win:
1. Must follow @drivebasketball & @uplaycanada on IG.
2. Tag a friend you want to go with!
3. Draw date: Wednesday, August 9th at 9pm (Pacific).
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The first ever @madehoops camp in Western Canada was a huge success!

S/O to all the campers, coaches & support staff who helped make it such a memorable experience.

Next up is the @uplaycanada 6ignature camp on Sept. 2nd & 3rd.

You DON`T want to miss that! 🔥🏀🙏🇨🇦 #MadeHoops #6ignature

📸 @evisuals_
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Great day at the @madehoops camp in Vancouver!

Stations, lectures, NBA combine testing, games & more!

Awesome to see so many ballers learning, competing and having fun.

S/O to all the campers! 🔥🏀🙏🇨🇦 #MadeHoops
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Great article about this weekends @madehoops camp coming to Vancouver on @bcsportshub.

Link to the full article available via our IG Story! 🏀🔥🙏🇨🇦 #MadeHoops
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Great start to our sold-out camp at WRCA this morning!

WRCA is the alma mater of DRIVE founder @chad_c3.

Chad was the 1999 BC MVP after leading WRCA to the BC Championship. He also has his jersey retired in the rafters!

It`s going to be a fun week! 🔥🏀🙏🏀 #DriveFam
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The Western Canada 6ignature Camp is going to be 🔥

The Camp takes place from 10am-3pm on Sept. 2nd & 3rd at the Richmond Oval.

It is open to Boys born 2006-2012 (Gr. 7-12 in September).

The camp will serve as an ID session for our @madehoops teams along with our @nikeeyb & EYCL squads!

Registration is underway at 6ignature.ca

Get your game ready, you don`t want to miss this one! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam #Uplay #6ignature #MadeHoops #Nike #NikeEYBL #NikeEYCL
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A local ⭐️ has found a great home for University!

DRIVE standout @mikylemalabuyoc has committed to @westernbasketball.

Mikyle had multiple offers both in 🇨🇦 and the 🇺🇸 and he has chosen to head East and pursue athletics and academics at one of the top programs in Canada!

Mikyle joins fellow DRIVE alum @jerricpalma, @coledumont_ & @tiny.mcj on a stacked Western squad.

Congrats Mikyle, we are proud of you! 🔥🏀🙏🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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Mark the dates! 📆

A sneak preview of the tournaments that we will run this upcoming Fall & Winter season!

Our tournaments regularly featured over 200+ teams this year and were wildly successful.

Looking forward to another great year! 🔥🏀🇨🇦🏆 #AAU
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Big congrats to the group of DRIVE Alum`s called the "Young Guns" who won their 2nd straight @dolphinclassic tournament last night.

@d.parolin was named MVP! 🔥🇨🇦🙏🏀 #DriveFam
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Declan Cutler had one of the most impactful Spring & Summer AAU seasons we’ve ever had from a DRIVE big man! 

Declan was a dominant force on both offence and defense beginning with a superb stint on the Nike EYBL circuit with the UPLAY Western Alliance squad. Declan started every game on the circuit finishing among the team leaders in points, rebounds, mins played and being one of the league leaders in blocked shots.

Throughout the Spring & Summer Declan was spectacular for the DRIVE BC Alliance team. He was one of the top prospects in every event we played in. He was a double double machine and showed that he`s capable of scoring inside, from the mid-range & also outside the 3pt line. He played his best in the biggest games and won us several games with clutch baskets and amazing rim protection in the last few minutes.

Declan is one of the best big men we`ve ever had play for our program. We`ve had a long history of great DRIVE bigs who have gone onto play NCAA Div. 1 & after a great summer, Declan is also hearing from many D1 schools!

Proud of you Declan! 🔥🇨🇦🏀🙏 #DriveFam

📸 @angadflix
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Upcoming Events 📆

Some great opportunities for instruction, competition & exposure!

The prestigious @madehoops camp makes its first appearance in Western Canada 🇨🇦

Our annual DRIVE 3 X 3 tournaments at the Oval 🏆

The 6IGNATURE TOP 100 Camp! ⭐️

Mark your calendars and get ready to hoop.

So many exciting events coming up! 🇨🇦🔥🏀🙏 #DriveFam
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Back by popular demand!

Our 3 X 3 Tournaments are coming back this August.

Last years 3 X 3 tournaments were a huge success and featured over 100+ teams!

Get your teams ready to compete for 3 X 3 bragging rights at the Oval! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #Battlegrounds #HoopFest
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The DRIVE U14 Elite I squad had a great summer capped off by a solid performance at the Las Vegas Big Time.

This team played against the top AAU programs in Seattle, LA & Las Vegas during the month of July.

They had some huge wins and some narrow losses proving that they are one of the best teams we have in DRIVE!

A bright future for these guys! 🏀🔥🙏🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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Your Fall Basketball is just around the corner! 🍂

We will have our Fall DRIVE Club Teams, DRIVE Training Academy and DRIVE Basketball League (DBL) at all our locations this coming fall.

Go to our official DRIVE Basketball website www.drivebasketball.com to find information and register for all our fall programs.

More information including our Fall Club Schedule & Events will be coming soon.

This will be our biggest and BEST fall season ever! 🔥🏀🇨🇦🙏 #DriveFam
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Congrats to DRIVE Alum @kc.ibekwe for his big night for @Centaurathletic at the @cityofcoquitlam Sports Wall of Fame inductees!

KC finds his place on the Wall of Fame as 2022 High School Male Athlete!

Way to go KC! 🔥🏀🙏🇨🇦 #DriveFam

🎥 @beavermbb
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A local star is staying home!

Congrats to DRIVE standout @irishcoquia who has commited to a full ride scholarship to NCAA Div. 2 @sfu_mbasketball 🏀

Irish had multiple offers both in 🇨🇦 and the 🇺🇸 and he has chosen to stay home and pursue athletics and academics at our local NCAA school SFU!

Looking forward to watching Irish play for SFU and know that he will make an immediate impact on the hill!

Congrats Irish! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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The DRIVE U15 Elite I squad was ballin` in Vegas!

Such a bright future for all the hoopers on this team.

Great summer for these boys! 🏀🔥🇨🇦🙏 #DriveFam

🎥 @angadflix
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DRIVE U17 Elite I cap off an amazing summer AAU season by winning the 17U Diamond division of the @lvbigtime.

@arjun_hehar with a Championship winning basket at the buzzer!

This squad was once again one of the best teams in our entire program this Spring & Summer.

Multiple high level tournament championships & tournament finals and another undefeated season Vs their own age in 🇨🇦.

Congrats fellas! 🏀🇨🇦🔥🙏 #DriveFam
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The prestigious @madehoops camp is coming to Vancouver!

Don`t miss out on an amazing opportunity for world class instruction & exposure!

@madehoops is the home for high level youth circuits, camps and events. Countless HS, Div. 1 & NBA stars have participated in @madehoops.

Register asap to ensure yourself a spot. The camp is August 5th & 6th & will take place on ALL 6 courts at the Richmond Oval!

Go to the official Made Hoops website www.madehoops.com to register and find out information regarding the 1st ever @madehoops Western Canada Middle School Academy Camp!
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DRIVE BC Alliance lose a hard fought game 75-65 to a very talented Southern Kings in the 17U Invite (Tip of the Hat Championship) at the Las Vegas Big Time.

Proud of our boys who competed hard and played well against such a great team!

@irishcoquia had a sensational game and @_declancutler continued proving why he is such a great prospect with another solid performance Vs top talent.

This marks the end of a fantastic July for this awesome squad!

S/O to all these guys for playing so well and reppin` our program to the fullest! 🔥🇨🇦🏀🙏 #DriveFam
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Wow! DRIVE BC Alliance def LA Elite 17U Premier 64-59 to finish 3-0 and 1st in Pool in the Invite Division at the Las Vegas Big Time!

One of the best performances of a DRIVE team EVER!

Huge baskets from @daycogreenn in the 2nd half & @_declancutler & @mikylemalabuyoc continued to impress with outstanding performances!

Couldn`t be more proud of these boys & coaches!

The win moves us into the Quarter Finals of the 17U Invite (Tip of the Hat Championship) where we will play the very strong Southern Kings.

The winner of this game will move to the Semi-Finals on ESPN!

This is one of the toughest AAU events we have ever played in & these boys are playing their best at the perfect time.

What a remarkable achievement for these great hoopers & for our entire program! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @angadflix
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DRIVE BC Alliance move to 2-0 in the Invite Division of the Las Vegas Big Time with a thrilling 71-65 win over Heat Elite!

@irishcoquia had one of his best DRIVE games ever scoring 12 straight points to lead us back from down 5 in the 2nd half!

Strong performances from @_declancutler @mikylemalabuyoc & @bobbym0_ and huge shots from @daycogreenn.

An amazing start to a Invite only tournament featuring some of the best AAU teams in the country.

So proud of these guys and coaches! 🇨🇦🔥🙏🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @angadflix
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Highlights from our huge 57-55 win over Jalen Green Elite 17 3SSB in the Invite Division at the Las Vegas Big Time.

One of the best wins we`ve ever had! 🔥🇨🇦🙏🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @angadflix
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UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

August 12-13 | August 26-27

Location

Richmond Olympic Oval

& local HS gyms

DIVISIONS ​

Elite & Competitive
U10-U18 Boys & Girls

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