Meet The Team

JANET HEPPELL, DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH

Janet started coaching junior high boys’ basketball over 15 years ago and things have taken off from there contributing to club, high school, provincial and competitive summer programs.

"My first coaching experiences often involved building programs from the ground up, developing first time players into competent athletes. These early years played a huge role in developing my approach to coaching and overall coaching philosophy."  Coaches have to focus on developing their players, to teach, push and help the athlete be ready for the next level…to strive to have them reach their potential

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Went on to coach community club U16 girls, and a couple of years of U10 girls. This experience led to being asked to coach for Basketball Nova Scotia for the next four years including the 2016 u15 girls’ team, placing 6th at Nationals.

Many of my athletes, from club, school and provincial teams, have gone on to play USport or ACAA basketball.

 

NCCP certification and training:

  • Coaching education courses, including but not limited to, Developing Athletic Abilities, Athlete Injury Prevention and Recovery, the Psychology of Performance and Concussion protocol

  • Advanced Train to Train certified

  • Train to Compete trained

JUNIOR COACHES

LAUREN FORD, CALI CORDEAU, TAYLOR SCOTT, STEPHIE BENOIT

SOLENNE BOULET

LEAD ASSISTANT COACH

This former provincial (BNS) and top high school player is now focusing on coaching.  Solenne has coached with u14, u16 and high school teams and will be expanding her background through coaching certification.

KARETTA SIMMONS

ASSISTANT COACH

This high school all star player is now trying her hand at coaching.  Karetta is now training u12 and u14 basketball players.

KATE BOYD

ASSISTANT COACH

This former provincial (BNS) player is now giving back by coaching youth basketball and volleyball teams.  In the off season, Kate will be expanding her coaching vitae through NCCP certification.