Intensity
Basketball
Club

About

Intensity Basketball

Intensity basketball is the definite leader in the edmonton basketball scene. With the coaches having decades of professional coaching experience. From coaching Olympic teams and training NBA players, you know that your child is in the right hands.

About Us

Something For Everyone!

We realized early on in coaching that it’s not about playing the game. Anyone can play basketball, but what separates NBA players from the rest? Its the hard work, the hours they spend on training that separates top-level athletes from the rest of the pack.

We have taken decades of professional level experience and tweaked and tuned it to create training systems to create top-level athletes. We don’t think practice makes perfect. Perfect practice is what makes perfect.

Our Master Instructors

Jamie Peers

Having coached for over 25 years at every level from minis to the Canadian National Program, Coach Peers has been a pioneer on the Alberta basketball scene. As the founder of the first Alberta club team in the modern era, he has helped hundreds of players move on to post-secondary basketball and beyond.

Jamie is recognized for his strong technical instruction, his innovative approach to teaching the fundamentals of the game and his ability to ground players in the elements that will make them successful at every level.

Donald Philips

Donald Phillips who is known as Don”Tex”Phillips is noted as a true ‘Lifer’ when it comes to Academia, the game of Basketball.

He has established himself as as one of the most successful Educators, Coaches, Trainers and Mentors in Western Canada. has experience in either assisting or building successful basketball programs as reflected in his extensive resume of being the lead Assistant Coach of two of the more historically successful University programs in Canada: the Brandon University Bobcats, and the University Of Alberta Golden Bears; Tex has also dominated high school basketball within the province of Alberta. At Paul Kane high school he had a 2-year record of 70-wins & 6-losses; meanwhile earning Alberta 4A silver (2007) and a gold medal in 2008. When he was the heach Coach at NAIT, he led the Ooks to back-to-back ACAC Championships and his teams were ranked as high as #1 in the Canada two straight years 2009-2011.

Current Programs

Superstart Basketball

(Grades 2-4 (will take lesser experienced grade 5’s))

$149 – (1 class/week) $229 – (2 classes/week) can choose any 2 sessions.

Term 1 – September – December              Term 2 – January – March

Term 3 – April – June                                     Term 4 – July – August

Superstart Basketball” is a one-of-a-kind program that has been developed by our master coaches, over 20 years, into what is truly the most complete development program available for new players. 

With our master coaches handling the majority of the instruction, our unique progressive game play and carefully designed skill development drills allow us to develop a strong sense of team play right from the start without sacrificing individual development.

Any player at the elementary level, with under 2 years of basketball, will benefit from this truly unique program.

  • All sessions (except *SS4) allow for separation into 2 age/experience based training groups.
  • These sessions will be run by primarily by master instructor Jamie Peers
  • Players may attend a different session when they miss a class with 24 hrs. notice.
  • Players advance registering for multiple terms in a year receive additional discounts
  • Participants who paid for a Net-Works / Ameba Starr/ Intensity program between August 2020 and June 2022 receive a 12% discount on all programs.

 

High School Prep

(Grades 9-12)

$349 – ‘50 hours of Development from September – early November’

  • Participants who paid for a Net-Works / Ameba Starr/ Intensity program between August 2020 and June 2022 receive a 12% discount on all programs.

High School Prep” is an intensive hybrid program, designed to give players every possible advantage in preparing for an upcoming high school season.

Under direction of master coaches Don ‘Tex’ Phillips and Jamie Peers (with a combined 50 years of experience including College, University and National Team Coaching), this all inclusive program will address

  • Skill instruction, refinement, and repetition in both a coached and semi-independent environment.
  • Direction in game play through controlled drills and in game experience
  • Development in physical traits necessary for success at this level
  • Access to top-of-the-line development equipment (Vertimax and Shooting machines)
  • Players will each receive a video supported individual assessment.

 

Club Basketball

(Grades 4-12)

$149 – (1 class/week) $229 – (2 classes/week) $279 – (3 classes/week) choose any 3 sessions.

Term 1 – September – December              Term 2 – January – March

Term 3 – April – June                                     Term 4 – July – August

Club basketball” is an accountability-based program that is ideal for players of various skill levels who are willing to work with a coach to develop to their potential both as an individual and as a team player.

Both Ameba Starr and Net-Works have a long history of successful club teams in Alberta. Our master coaches have a strong belief in a holistic approach with a plan based on players’ year-round development and an eye on long term success over short term gain

We believe that most players play too many meaningful games, over the entire year so our schedule is set up to focus on a strong tournament schedule in the spring only. The rest of the year, we emphasize purposeful development, well planned game experience and a planned-out reduction of intensity during the school season. Those who wish to include a larger game component during the fall/winter months are welcome to use our program as a developmental supplement to any other program.

At this time, we will be dividing athletes into 3 Club development Levels. We will be considering age, physical development, experience, confidence, and skill refinement to determine the best fit for each individual (We are also open to some parental input).

  • Club 1 – This level will be for most grade 4-8 with a limited background in skill development but a strong willingness to improve. For the first 2 months, club 1 and 2 players will train side by side so it will be easy to adjust accordingly.
  • Club 2 – Mostly grade 4-8 players with a well-developed skill base. Will also include some more physically developed junior high students. For the first 2 months, club 1 and 2 players will train side by side so it will be easy to adjust accordingly.
  • Club 3 – To start the fall season, we will limit this level to players both physically and developmentally prepared to thrive in competition with high school players (almost exclusively grade 9+). In November, we will look to advance some grade 7 and 9 players.

 

  • Players may select any 1-3 sessions to attend weekly
  • Certain sessions will provide a greater emphasis on team or individual skill development.
  • Players can move between club levels at any time if a coach believes it is appropriate.
  • Players may attend a different session when they miss a class with 24 hrs. notice.
  • Players advance registering for multiple terms in a year receive additional discounts
  • Participants who paid for a Net-Works / Ameba Starr/ Intensity program between August 2020 and June 2022 receive a 12% discount on all programs. (Instruction only)