About GOOD Hoops
About GOOD Hoops
GOOD Hoops is a grassroots basketball program focused on providing athletes opportunities to play competitive basketball. Our goal is to create as many quality opportunities for athlete development as possible; meaning, provide camps, clinics, and club teams to athletes year round. We are focused on teaching life skills, community engagement and athlete development through the game we love. We offer club teams based in Alberta, and development opportunities across Alberta and beyond.
Our goal is to run teams with varying levels of competition to suit the calibre of teams. In 2018 we will be offering our inaugural post-grad team, which will compete and train in preparation for university and collegiate programs. From there we will be running everything down to youth development programs through GOOD, we are happy to cater our development opportunities to all ages and levels of athletes. In 2018 we will gearing up for a big club season, we will be fielding teams at each of the following age groups: 17U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U.
Sunny believes in a dedicated approach to athlete development and in the fact there are no shortcuts to growth. The fundamental values he stresses are the intangibles; work ethic, decision making, team focus, and dedication. He's a firm believer in laying a strong foundation for every athlete before building up.
Sunny played competitively through high school earning a handful of opportunities to play at the ACAC level by the end of senior year. In 2012-2013, he went back to play at MacEwan University before venturing into coaching through the Junior Griffins Program and eventually branching into helping build another local club program and local junior high and high school programs. Sunny now focuses on creating competitive basketball opportunities for athletes through GOOD Hoops.
Stephan believes that character counts on the basketball floor and coaches mental toughness to further enhance basketball resilience and knowledge on the court. Stephan has a combined 19 years of playing and coaching basketball at a high school and collegiate level. Playing and coaching at Harry Ainlay High School and now McNally High School, and concluding his playing days with years at Lakeland College and MacEwan University.
Craig is in his 2nd year of coaching club basketball after a very commendable ACAC career at The Kings University. Craig played 5 years at Kings and along way racked up some pretty memorable accolades including an ACAC record for the highest field goal percentage for a season (68.4%).
Ryan has been coaching for 4 years with McNally High School, SE Swarm and he also ran a club program (FYBC) for 2 years before joining GOOD Basketball. He played competitively throughout junior high and high school through club programs and the 2010 U15 Alberta Summer Games. His main goal is to provide athletes with the coaching and opportunities that he did not have playing basketball in Edmonton. He focuses on making athletes confident in their abilities through hard work, dedication and focusing on the fundamentals.
Steven played competitive basketball both with his High School and with the Falcons club program. This provided him with the opportunities to play at the ACAC level, where he is currently playing at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. Steven is in his first year as an assistant coach and is excited to give back as part of the GOOD Hoops program.
Wess played basketball at Holy Trinity High School for Coach Edward Kiryluk. After concluding his playing career, Wess has volunteered his time in previous years with the Holy Trinity High School program and now is in his first year as Head Coach with GOOD Hoops.