NEXT LEVEL BASKETBALL​​
Vernons New Club Basketball Program!!
Passion, Hardwork, Dedication!!
Prussia, Michigan 12/5/2014
Who We Are.....Train, Develop, Excel!
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The Next Level Basketball Club is based out of Vernon B.C.  and was created in 2017 as a way to offer young female athletes the coaching, training and competition needed to meet their specific level of play; and to offer the exposure to competitive basketball tournaments in British Columbia.  We are proud to say that the Next Level Basketball Club has secured some great young female coaches to run our three  youth spring club teams.  Jordyn Cullum (University of Calgary) Mackenzie Horst and Brianna Falk (current UBCO players) bring a lot of experience and have a great passion for this  game.  They are excellent individuals that know how to excel and will be able to help the young females in our program be the best they can be!!

The Next Level Basketball Club is a program designed to help  student athletes build self esteem; gain valuable experiences both on & off the court; and develop long lasting friendships. The coaches will also emphasize the importance of nutrition, sportsmanship, and good character.

Our Mission ...
The Next Level Basketball Club will strive to provide the best in training in an environment that will definitely meet the athletes expectations. We want this program to be a place where hard working, talented, goal oriented, motivated and competitive basketball players with positive attitudes can train and compete with each other to help them achieve their basketball goals. We also maintain these objectives:
 
    •    To promote a passion and respect for the game of basketball
    •    To teach, train and focus on the fundamentals of basketball
    •    To encourage and develop self confidence
    •    To provide a high energy atmosphere


Our Club Season . ..
Our program starts with tryouts on March 7th at VSS from 6-9pm with training/practices starting at the begining of April.  All players will receive 2 practices a week for approximately 8 to 9 weeks.
Costs...
The
Next Level Basketball Club teams are basically a cost recovery program, which means that we add up the costs for basic expenses (eg: tournament entry fees, uniform costs for new players, Basketball BC insurance fees, training resources and a coaching per diem), and then divide it up amongst the players on each team.

Fees per player for the full spring season will vary depending on how many tournaments the team will play in.  We will do our best to keep costs as low as possible.  These costs don’t cover travel and hotels for away tournaments.

We will NEVER deny a player because of finances as long as they are dedicated, committed, hard working, and wanting to play for our club.  If someone is in this situation, we ask that you talk to Warren Cullum so that we can work with you and your family to find other avenues for financial support.

Meet The Coaches
Warren Cullum
BIO
Warren played University Basketball at VIU for 3 seasons.  Shortly after graduating (1993) he began coaching.  Coaching experience for the last 25yrs:
NVSS Jr boys 1994-2001, NVSS Sr Girls 2002-2012 (went to provincials 7 times), coached Basketball BC Provincial Regional teams from 2006-2014 for both boys and girls (U14/U17’s), Pesident /Coach of the Steve Nash League in Vanderhoof for 10 years, coached the VSS Jr boys and Grade 8 boys for the last 6 seasons, skill development coach with the girls program at VSS for the last 4 years and finally the off season skills coach with 4 players (from Vernon) on the UBCO women’s University team for the last two summers.  I was also the Zone rep for the Sr Girls North Central Zone for 10 yrs and Sat on the Board of Directors for Basketball BC for 5 years!
As a qualified level 2 coach Warren brings a wealth of knowledge to the game and can’t wait to start this new club helping both young athletes and young coaches.
Both Jordyn Cullum and myself just lead the Okanagan U14 Girls Summer Games Team to a Gold Medal at the 2018 Summer Games!

Director/Coach/Mentor 
BIO
Brianna Falk is a 2nd year player on the UBCO women’s basketball team and also was major part of VSS’s successes over the last two seasons.  Just coming up short last year in the final game at the Provincial tournament!  Brianna is also a product of the UBCO Jr Heat Program.  Brianna has a great attitude and a desire to be the best at all times which will transfer in her coaching! The girls on her team this spring will love her ability to connect and help them understand the game better!!
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​Brianna Falk
Coach
U16/U17 Girls