Backyard Basketball Academy

We Show up to Inspire Greatness

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

                                        -John Wooden

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Our Vision

Backyard Basketball is a grassroots initiative created to inspire our community of young athletes and build a lifelong connection to sport. We are committed to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for athletes to strive for excellence and become better versions of themselves. We believe that when we empower our athletes and create space to learn, grow, and build confidence we can accomplish incredible things on and off the court. 

We are humbled by our responsibility to our community and are excited to play a role in the development of our next generation of athletes. We show up to lead and serve with courage and compassion, to work hard at improving our whole selves, and to contribute to a meaningful work in the lives of our athletes. 


Giving young athletes quality opportunities to play is our passion!


Excellence Takes Time


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Lil' Dribblers

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball

Coed. Ages 5-6 years. 12 Weeks

Positive introduction to sport

Designed to develop basic athletic skills

Encourage play and an active start

Have fun!

Jr. Hoopers

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball

Coed. Ages 7-9 years. 12 Weeks

Teach fundamental movement skills 

Promote athleticism and teamwork

Positive experience in sport environment

Have some fun!

Young Ballers

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball

Coed. Ages 10-12 years. 12 Weeks

Develop foundational sport skills

Foster mental and physical potential

Thrive in team environment 

Ensure physical activity remains fun!


Meet Our Coaches

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Amber McKay

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Amber is a proud wife, 3x mother and experienced leader. She played, coached, and studied basketball as a young adult. Growing a love for the game early on, she pursued Kinesiology- Coaching and Sport Performance and is passionate about teaching, coaching and investing in young athletes. She has coached ages 5-18yrs with multiple teams and organizations over the years and is so excited to provide quality programming for our athletes!


Dylan McKay

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Dylan is a devoted husband & father who developed a love for sport at a young age. Playing both hockey and volleyball at an elite level as an adult, he is now transitioning to provide more quality opportunities for our youth to develop a positive relationship for sport in a coaching role.

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Mehran Arya

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Mehran has always loved basketball and played competitively at a college level. His coaching philosophy is that hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. He believes in the importance of teamwork and the value of putting a team and common goal over self. 

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Genesis Pomarejo

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One of Genesis's dreams has been to be a Basketball Coach! He has played high school all the way through to competing at the college and inter commercial level. He has worked as a skills coach and trainer as well as team coaching for ages 7-18yrs. He loves working with young athletes teaching the
importance of having fun and developing a positive

Our Partners

We are so proud to partner with Jr. NBA,

Canada Basketball & Alberta Basketball Association

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