About Us

Program Philosophy

We believe that strength in numbers is essential to reaching our goals by creating a family setting for all our members, both parents and players.  By relying on each other to motivate and become the best individual we can be, mountains of obstacles become hills and hurdles become steps forward toward greatness.  At CYDC, we don't believe in "I", and we don't believe in "can't" for "I" paves a path towards selfishness and "can't" is the fear of failure in the pursuit of success.

By working with players to develop their strength and skills the theory is simple:  if each player on a team is strong, then together they will be able to over come each other's weaknesses.

We also believe it's important that all senior and/or graduating players from CYDC are a part of a mentoring program that allows players to come back and share their experiences learned through the sport of basketball as well as help younger players by coaching them the latest skills.

Program of Excellence:

  • Excellence in respect for one's self, coaches, teammates, officials, opposition and the game.
  • Excellence in displaying the highest standard of professionalism and ethical conduct on and off the court.
  • Excellence in applying the values of self-discipline and self-control to achieve personal and team goals.
  • Excellence in sportsmanship:  play fair with the ability to win or lose gracefully.
  • Excellence in being a team player:  must identify, reinforce and build on strengths and abilities to contribute to the team's performance and success.
  • Excellence in recognizing your personal uniqueness and value while at the same time seeing the same in others.
  • Excellence in understanding the crucial relationship between teammates and team performance.  Learn to focus and embrace the valuable differences in the personalities and capabilities of every team member.
  • Excellence in maintaining goals, staying focused, plus being persistent, consistent, self-motivated, positive and optimistic.
  • These components define CYDC.

Click here for John Wooden's Philosophy of Leadership & Success.

 

Former Team Members

College players developed through the Rock, Jr. Trojans, AB All-Stars, and CYDC:

Will Konybai

  • Nipissing University (CIS)

Zacharie Skoko

  • University of Alberta (CIS) (football)

Mathieu Kamba

  • University of Central Arkansas (NCAA Div. 1)

Jaimie Derochie

  • Southern Virginia University (NCAA Div. 3)

Kyle Moorgat

  • University of Regina (CIS) (football)

Sheldon Pittman

  • University of Alberta (CIS) 

Hunter Karl

  • University of Calgary (CIS) (football)

Seun Olutogun

  • University of Toronto (CIS)

Riley McCallum

  • Red Deer College (ACAC)

Ross Crichton

  • Dalhousie University (CIS)

Eddie Asamoah

  • University of Bridgeport (NCAA Div. 2)

Nicholas Molina

  • SAIT (CIS)

Trent Joseph

  • SAIT (CIS)

George Jackson

  • SAIT (CIS)

John Hegwood Jr.

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Taner Parrington

  • Mount Royal University (CIS)

Dallas Karch 

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Joe DeCiman

  • Colorado State University (NCAA Div. 1)

Vishnal Banipal

  • Cape Breton University (CIS)

John Traboulsi

  • Dalhousie University (CIS)

Awet Abraha

  • Mount Royal University (CIS)

Braeden Anderson

  • Fresno State University (NCAA Div.1)

Bol Kong

  • Douglas College (BCAC) 2008 CCAA national champions
  • Gonzaga University (NCAA Div. 1)

DJ Peart

  • Vanguard University of Southern California (VU) (NAIA Div. 1)

Riiny Ngot

  • University of Bridgeport (Connecticut) (NCAA Div. 2)

Cam Dodd

  • Mount Royal College (ACAC)

Lance Verhoeff

  • Trinity Western University (CIS)

Ryan Wetherell

  • University of Southern California (USC) (NCAA Div. 1)

Thijin Moses

  • DePaul University (NCAA Div. 1)

Dustin Reding

  • University Of Calgary (CIS)

Johnny Forzani

  • Douglas College (BCAC) 2008 CCAA national champions
  • Washington State University (NCAA Div. 1) (football)

Andrew Champagnie

  • University of Calgary (CIS)
  • Concordia University (ACAC)

Mike Letterio

  • University of Alberta (CIS)
  • St. Mary’s University College (ACAL)

Tyler Fidler

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Jordan Flagel

  • Minot State (NCAA Div. 1) (football)
  • University of Calgary (CIS) (football & basketball)

Brighton Gbarazia

  • Kwantlen University College (BCAC)

Irving Chong

  • Diablo County Community College (NAIA Div. 2)
  • St. Mary's University College (ACAL)

Jared Laird

  • University of Calgary (CIS)
  • SAIT (ACAC)

Kevan Horvat

  • Ohlone Community College (NAIA Div. 2)
  • SAIT (ACAC)

Joferson Blanco

  • Metropolitan State College of Denver (NCAA Div. 2)

Jordan Hope

  • St. Francis Xavier University (CIS)

Noble Crowfoot

  • Lethbridge Community College (ACAC)

Redmond Crowfoot

  • Lethbridge Community College (ACAC)

Josh Whyte

  • Mount Royal College (ACAC)
  • University of British Columbia (CIS)

Mike Berlando

  • Mount Royal College (ACAC)

Jamaal Bucknor

  • Concordia University College (ACAC)
  • University of Alberta (CIS)

Nisa Sutherland

  • SAIT (ACAC)
  • Midway College (Kentucky) (NAIA Div. 2)

Dakota Laurin

  • University of Toronto (CIS)

Patrick Walker

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Josh White

  • SAIT (ACAC)

Abrar Lateef

  • Mount Royal University (ACAC)

David Thygesen

  • Mount Royal University (ACAC)

James Wohlgeshaffen

  • Briercrest College (ACAC)

Brett Pekar

  • SAIT (ACAC)

Brittany Pekar

  • SAIT (ACAC)

Chelsea Pekar

  • SAIT (ACAC)

Ben Stunden

  • Grand Prairie Regional College (ACAC)

Fuad Osman

  • Concordia University College (ACAC)

Brett Palmer

  • St. Mary's University College (ACAL)

Brad Clark

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

James Johnson

  • University of Virginia (NCAA Div 1)

Tilly Ettinger

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Tamara Jarrett

  • University of Calgary (CIS)

Claire Colborne

  • University of New Brunswick (CIS)

Alex Naylor

  • University of Ottawa (CIS)

Reed Siemieniuk

  • University of Waterloo (CIS)

Robbie Sihota

  • University of Calgary (CIS)