Genesis Basketball's inaugural season was in 2006 and has evolved into the program we are today. The Club was founded on the premise that all of today's youth, regardless of their social, economic or educational standing should have the opportunity to play basketball at an elite level. Since then Genesis has grown into one of Calgary's largest and most successful programs with over 200 players participating in their year round programs.
The club is owned, coached and operated by numerous Calgarians, who have grown up playing basketball in our city and know what it takes to be successful. It is with this knowledge and understanding that we provide our players with a well-rounded program that takes into consideration not only what happens on the basketball court, but all facets of life.
It is crucial that our players succeed not only on the basketball court but in the classroom, at their jobs and at home. Basketball is only one aspect of life and our players are encouraged to put in an equal effort in all areas to achieve ultimate success. We are heavily involved in our player's lives and want them to succeed in whatever path they choose. We believe that all players should be given an equal opportunity to play Club Basketball and do whatever possible to ensure this happens. Keeping our fees as low as possible and reaching out to corporate sponsors to help subsidize costs has allowed us to open our doors to players from all walks of life. On the court we try and build a well-rounded basketball player, stressing fundamentals, a positive attitude, doing the 'little things' right and playing within your means. We are very realistic and honest with our players and will always provide constructive criticism when needed.
We understand that playing post-secondary basketball is not the goal of all our players and so we focus on every youth's individual needs, whether they are to play at the next level or not. We at Genesis love the game of basketball and everything it has done for us and so are driven to help share this same passion and love with all our players; regardless of abilities. It is our goal that all players will improve their skills and knowledge of the game regardless of age or background; and if this occurs we have achieved our ultimate goal.
Genesis has a proven track record, both at the coaching and playing levels. Various coaches have had success playing at the College, University and Professional level, garnering numerous accolades including Conference and National Players of the year. In addition, they have experienced success coaching at not only the club level but also high school and collegiate, winning city and conference championships. As a result, Genesis prides itself in maintaining strong relationships with post-secondary institutions and coaches across Canada and the U.S.A and also European pro teams. We will do everything in our power to assist our players in playing at the next level if desired. Genesis is in constant dialogue with numerous coaches and has had success helping place a number of former players at various institutions.