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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

Congrats to the DRIVE U16 Elite I squad for winning the Varsity Silver Division in the DRIVE Spring Classic!

Great weekend for the squad! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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DRIVE BC Alliance 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @_thriveproductions
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Congrats to the U14 Elite I squad for winning the DRIVE Spring Classic U15 Gold Division!

Another awesome weekend for these boys! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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This pass from @irishcoquia to @dylan.homenick 🤯

More footage from the DRIVE Spring Classic is coming soon! 🔥🇨🇦🙏🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @shotbynerf
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The DRIVE BC Alliance squad went 4-0 en route to winning the DRIVE Spring Classic Varsity Gold Division 🏆

The boys put on a dazzling display throughout the 4 day event 🔥

S/O to @daycogreenn who hit a sensational 37 3-pointers in 4 games 👀

Also a huge S/O to @traymaine1b for making the U16 Canada National training camp roster 🇨🇦

Next stop Memphis! ✈️

Great job fellas! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam #UPlayWesternAlliance
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The DRIVE BC Alliance squad went 2-0 today playing in the Varsity Gold Division at the DRIVE Spring Classic 🌟

S/O to our DRIVE U17 Elite I squad who looked awesome today & showed why they are such a great team 💪

So much talent on the floor at the Oval 🇨🇦

The Varsity Gold Division will resume Monday with the finals on Center Court 🎥

Great job fellas! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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DRIVE standout @irishcoquia has had a breakout season playing at the highest levels of AAU for the UPLAY Western Alliance squad.

One of the top scorers in the Nike EYCL! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @257ace
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The DRIVE U11 Girls team won the Lower Mainland HoopFest tournament!

It`s been awesome to see the girls work together and improve.

Our inaugural DRIVE girls team has had a great year.

Here are some highlights:

🏆 DRIVE Winter Classic
🏆 DRIVE Westcoast Clash
🏆 BCCBA League (U12 Division)
🏆 SBMC Metropolis Classic (U12 Division)
🏆 Vancouver Tip Off (U12 Division)
🏆 Best in the West Spring Shootout (U11/U12 Division)
🏆 Lower Mainland HoopFest

Congrats Girls! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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UPlay Western Alliance standout Declan Cutler has been of the top players in the EYCL circuit.

He has posted big games in wins Vs Team Final Red, Mac Irvin Fire, Team DTermined & Rens United.

He is receiving interest from NCAA schools in the Ivy League & Patriot League.

The next Nike EYCL session is May 26-29 in Memphis! 🙏🇨🇦🔥🏀 #UPlayWest

🎥 @257ace
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Huge congrats to DRIVE Alum @gurshansran_ who has committed to the University of Calgary!

A great pick-up for U of C.

Best of luck on your next chapter Gurshan! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Huge congrats to DRIVE Alum @jacobantchak for committing to NCAA D1 Wisconsin Green Bay!

Best of luck in your next chapter Jacob! 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam
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Another amazing weekend at the EYBL/EYCL Session II for the UPlay Western Alliance squad in Phoenix.

The atmosphere in the Legacy Center was second to none. NCAA coaches, current NBA pro`s & retired NBA pro`s all involved coaching and mentoring the next class of prospects!

Our squad had two great wins Vs Team Rens United (New York) and Team DTermined (Arizona) and some heart breaking losses to some of the best teams in the league.

The boys are showing very well and have had chances to win every game we`ve played. A great representation of Western Canada!

Next up for our UPlay West squad is EYBL/EYCL session III in Memphis! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #UPlayWesternAlliance

🎥 @257ace
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A message congratulating us on the EYCL from a DRIVE 🐐 @migueltomley

Miguel is one of the best BC HS players of all-time and one of the best AAU players in the Pacific Northwest the last 10 years.

The @uplaycanada Western Alliance squad heads to Phoenix for EYCL Session II this weekend.

First game is Friday 8:30pm Vs Mean Streets Blue Smoke at Legacy Sports Center (Court 15).

All games will be streamed on the Nike EYBL website! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #Nike #EYCL #UPlay #WesternAlliance
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**Announcement**

The prestigious youth basketball company @madehoops will be hosting a `Made Hoops` camp in Vancouver this August!

This is a one of a kind event for Western Canada & the Pacific Northwest.

It will take place on all 6 courts at the Oval!

Make sure you register early to ensure yourself a spot! 🙏🏀🇨🇦🔥 #MadeHoops
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Born Backcourt 🙏🔥🏀🇨🇦 #DriveFam

📸 @257ace
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UPlay Western Alliance EYCL squad Session I Atlanta 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #NIKE #EYBL #EYCL ...

The DRIVE BC Alliance U17 squad looked great this weekend finishing with a perfect record to win the Varsity Gold division at the Grand Opening.

Looking forward to a lot of these guys joining the Alberta boys for the UPlay Western Alliance squad in the EYCL this weekend in Atlanta.

S/O to 6`9 D1 prospect Declan Cutler who is also part of the UPlay Western Alliance squad and played very well this weekend!

Great job by fellas! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam #UPlay #Genesis #EYCL
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Congrats to our DRIVE U16 Elite I squad who won the Grand Opening Varsity Silver division!

The team played amazing basketball all weekend long Vs older teams.

S/O to these great ballers! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Congrats to the DRIVE U12 Elite I squad who won the U13 division in the Grand Opening!

The team looked great all weekend playing against older teams!

S/O to all these great ballers! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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A dominating performance this weekend for the DRIVE U14 Elite I squad as they win the Grand Opening tournament.

Such a great team! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Congrats to our DRIVE Richmond U10 Elite I squad who won the Grand Opening U11 division!

The boys fought hard all tournament playing against older teams and saved their best game for the finals.

A super exciting game where all the boys stepped up big. Congrats fellas! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Congrats to the DRIVE Richmond U10 Elite II Red squad who won the U10
division at the Grand Opening!

The team played great the whole weekend capping it off with a 22pt victory in the Championship game.

So many young ballers on this squad! 🔥🇨🇦🙏🏀 #DriveFam
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We are excited to announce the launch of the DRIVE Basketball Skill Lab!

The DRIVE Basketball Skill Lab will debut this July & August where it will run every Monday to Friday on the newly made courts outside the Richmond Oval.

We have had many requests for specific skill programs & private/small group lessons so we feel the DRIVE Basketball Skill Lab will be an excellent addition to our Summer programs lineup.

The Skill Lab will provide instruction on specific moves and be tailored to teach specialized technical skills that can be transferred to game play.

Registration for the programs will begin soon when we announce our DRIVE Summer Camps! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Huge congrats to DRIVE Alum Jacob Holt who has officially committed to NCAA Div. I Sacramento State University!

Jacob received lots of interest from Div. I schools including Seattle U, Montana, Idaho, Western Michigan, Northern Colorado and others.

He will have two years to play for Sacramento State where he will play under the guidance of highly regarded Head Coach David Patrick.

They are expecting big things from him & we are all excited to watch him play the next few seasons.

Proud of you Jacob! 🙏🇨🇦🏀🔥 #DriveFam
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We had an amazing two weeks of DRIVE Spring Break Camps at all our locations across the Lower Mainland!

S/O to all the great campers who worked so hard, listened well & had tons of fun!

Also huge S/O to the 60+ DRIVE Coaches who worked each week and did a great job with the fundamental skills, competitions & games.

Looking forward to Summer Camps! 🔥🙏🏀🇨🇦

🎥 @reighanmendoza
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Longtime DRIVE standout @rokomaric_ has been one of the best players in our entire program the past 8+ years!

He is coming off his best AAU season ever last Spring & Summer.

Expect a huge Spring & Summer this year for one of BC`s best! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @_thriveproductions
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Longtime DRIVE standout @sartajbhangu_ is coming off a great HS season and is ready for a big AAU Spring & Summer!

One of the best young prospects in BC! 🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam

🎥 @bekind.media
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Great to see hundreds of DRIVE members out to meet NBA Legend Gary Payton yesterday at Best Buy in Richmond!

The Glove was very personable and gracious w/ all the DRIVE kids.

Thanks GP! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Footage of DRIVE Alum Miguel Tomley`s Sophomore NCAA D1 season for Idaho State.

One of the best guards to ever come out of BC! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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Two UBC basketball stars @tobi_akinkunmi_ & DRIVE Alum @jameswoods1193 at the sold-out DRIVE Vancouver Spring Break Camp.

It`s Friday Fun Day across all the locations of DRIVE Spring Break Camps today 🤩

Thanks to all the DRIVE Coaches & Players for a great week! 🔥🙏🇨🇦🏀 #DriveFam
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The partnership everyone in Western Canada wanted! 🤝🙏🔥🇨🇦🏀

@drivebasketball @genesisbasketball @uplaycanada

🎥 @angadflix
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**Announcement** DRIVE Basketball, Genesis Basketball & UPlay Canada are entering into a multi-year exclusive partnership! 🤝

The partnership will include the establishment of a Western Canada All-Star team called the UPlay Western Alliance.

This 17U team will play in the inaugural EYCL which is part of the prestigious Nike EYBL circuit. The EYCL is an exclusive league that will include 16 of the top AAU clubs in North America.

There were over 10,000+ applicants to join this circuit!

The EYCL will include only a 17U division this Spring, but will expand to 15U, 16U and 17U next year. The UPlay Western Alliance will include 15U, 16U & 17U teams in the Spring of 2024.

This years 17U Western Alliance team will play in the EYBL/EYCL sessions in Atlanta, Phoenix, Memphis & Peach Jam in South Carolina (if qualified).

We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunities this will provide this Spring & Summer and beyond. The Nike EYBL is the premier platform for grassroots AAU basketball and has been the home for future NBA lottery picks and superstars for many years.

Players in Western Canada now have the chance to play at the highest levels of AAU basketball.

Bright future ahead! 🇨🇦🙏🔥🏀 #DriveFam
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UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

April 28-30 | May 19-22 | June 23-25

Location

Richmond Olympic Oval

& local HS gyms

DIVISIONS ​

Elite & Competitive
U10-U18 Boys & Girls

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