WHO WE ARE … A non-profit, community-based, minimal-cost basketball program affiliated with the Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletics Association (VSSAA) for girls in grade 6 to 11, prioritizing the Vancouver South/Central community with the aim of providing opportunities for skills development as well as for those seeking competition in game/tournament play at the U13/U15/U17 levels in the spring to fall off-season.
“Rise to every occasion, give our best effort, and make those around us better as we do it.”
– John Wooden
Participants from beginners to advanced are all welcome, with opportunities available for the more advanced in a competitive stream of games and tournaments. Players from all regions are welcome, with a priority being to provide opportunities to those in the Vancouver South/Central local demographic area.
Through volunteerism, donations, sponsorship, and individual participant support the aim is to minimize or, if needed, to waive fees. The program philosophy is to remove financial barriers and improve access for local area girls to participate in quality developmental and competitive sport opportunities.
In addition to playing the sport of basketball, the Vancouver Aces Basketball Program also seeks to provide opportunities in areas of volunteerism, leadership, coaching development and mentorship, seeking to develop skills and core values that will enable and empower females in sport.
The Aces Basketball Program is honoured to be one of five recipients of the 2019 City of Vancouver Community Sports Champions Awards as part of the 2019 Women Deliver Conference; this award also involved receiving a grant that has greatly assisted the program towards meeting its objectives of reducing financial barriers and increasing access for participants. For more information please see the links below.
The VSSAA Vancouver Aces Basketball Program operates out of:
John Oliver Secondary
530 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
“COACHING GIRLS IN SPORT – WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS” – article from ACTIVE FOR LIFE
CITY OF VANCOUVER – COMMUNITY SPORT CHAMPIONS RECOGNITION
Descriptions and Interviews as part of the 2019 WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE hosted by Vancouver, BC, June 3-6, 2019