Vancouver Elite Basketball Training Academy provides a perfect combination of high-intensity skill development, performance training and game simulation from some of the most skilled coaches in the country.
TRAIN WITH BASKETBALL COACH DREW URQUHART, BC-NATIVE AND FORMER CANADA JUNIOR NATIONAL,NCAA DIVISION 1 AND PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER.
DREW WAS NAMED TO THE CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM THAT COMPETED IN THE FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR MEN IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. THE TEAM WON THE SILVER MEDAL AFTER FALLING TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE GOLD MEDAL GAME. DREW PLAYED IN ALL FIVE GAMES AND SHOT 56.3 PERCENT FROM THE FIELD. DREW THEN WENT ON TO PLAY NCAA DIVISION 1 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT WHERE HE WON GOLD WITH THE CATAMOUNTS IN THE AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE AND WENT ON TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AT THE NCAA MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT. DREW WAS ONE OF ONLY THREE CATAMOUNTS TO PLAY IN ALL 35 GAMES DURING HIS SENIOR SEASON,LANDING A SPOT IN THE STARTING LINEUP AND AVERAGING DOUBLE DIGIT POINTS EVERY GAME. DREW WRAPPED UP HIS CAREER AT UVM RECORDING FOUR DOUBLE-DOUBLES, SETTING A NEW CAREER HIGH WITH 21 POINTS AGAINST MAINE. HE ALSO LED THE LEAGUE IN FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE (62.8%) AND FINISHED SECOND IN BLOCKS DURING CONFERENCE PLAY. DREW WENT ON TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY IN ESTONIA FOR PARNÜ SADAM FOR ONE SEASON, THEN UPON RETURNING TO CANADA, HE JOINED THE FRASER VALLEY BANDITS IN THE CEBL.
TRAIN WITH BASKETBALL COACH LAUREN HANDY, ONTARIO-NATIVE, PROVINCIAL TEAM AND NCAA DIVISION 1 BASKETBALL PLAYER.
LAUREN WAS NAMED TO THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL TEAM FOR TWO BACK-TO-BACK YEARS WHERE SHE COMPETED AT NATIONALS,THE CANADA SUMMER GAMES AS WELLAS THE US JUNIOR NATIONALS,STARTING EVERY GAME.
SHE THEN WENT ON TO PLAY NCAA DIVISION 1 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT WHERE SHE PLAYED IN ALL FOUR SEASONS,WITH A CAREER HIGH OF 19 POINTS,8 REBOUNDS AND 4 BLOCKS. IN HER SENIOR SEASON,LAUREN TOOK ON A LEADERSHIP PRESENCE IN HER ROLE OF THE SIXTH MAN AND NO-NON SENSE MENTALITY ON THE COURT. LAUREN PLAYED AN INSIDE-OUT GAME POSTING UP SMALLER FORWARDS AND STRETCHING OUT TO THE THREE-POINT LINE, SHOOTING AN AVERAGE FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE OF 34.2% AND A SEASON HIGH OF 37.9%.SINCE HER CAREER ENDED IN 2019,SHE HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR ENJOYMENT AND HOPES TO SHARE HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME WITH UP AND COMING ATHLETES.
My son started training with Drew and Lauren September of 2021. The passion and knowledge they have for basketball radiates in all they do. My sons basketball skills improved immensely. He was starting to get noticed by high level coaches. Drew and Lauren also gave Adrian confidence not just on the court but in all aspects of his life. I whole heartedly recommend Drew and Lauren and Vancouver Elite. Your child’s skills will improve and they will find a new love for the game. - Vancouver Elite Parent of Player
I played with Drew for 4 years in University, and 5 years later he’s still one of the most skilled and versatile players I’ve played with. Being a point guard, he made my life very easy with how smart he was on the court. Always in the right places, and the right times, and was able to get a basket when we needed one. Outside of basketball, he was someone who always worked hard and went all in to reach his goal. While also trying to help others reach their goals at the same time.Trae Bell-Haynes (Canadian National Team Player)
My son started training with Drew and Lauren September of 2021. The passion and knowledge they have for basketball radiates in all they do. My sons basketball skills improved immensely. He was starting to get noticed by high level coaches. Drew and Lauren also gave Adrian confidence not just on the court but in all aspects of his life. I whole heartedly recommend Drew and Lauren and Vancouver Elite. Your child’s skills will improve and they will find a new love for the game.Shannon (Parent of Player)
Drew is an outstanding trainer and person with a great knowledge of basketball that he shared with me. I have nothing but positive memories of our training and he made me understand what it means to be a hard worker and love the sport simeltanesouly. He truly has a passion for the game of basketball and wants nothing but the best for the people he works with. With his wide-range of knowledge, he can help a lot of young players like myself pursue their dreams in the game. -AdrianGrade 8 Player (Vancouver Basketball Elite)
I had the opportunity to play alongside Lauren as teammates at the University of Vermont 2015-2019. Lauren was a teammate that I trusted and highly respected. She is a skilled and versatile two-way player, with strong shooting skills, and the natural ability to score in the paint while contested. Lauren has demonstrated relentless passion and hard work, while working through adversity through her basketball and professional career. Lauren has a lot to offer to aspiring athletes; As an experienced high-level athlete and a school educator, Lauren has the skills and capabilities to foster growth and development for an athlete to thrive on and off the court.Courtney Wright, Vermont Women’s Basketball Alum ‘19, University of Waterloo Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach