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VK Basketball has developed its U14 program to include 2 teams. Many of the athletes from the U13 team of 2018 have returned in addition to some new faces. We are excited about the coaching staff we have this summer and the basketball knowledge they will share with the athletes.
We will have between two and four practice sessions each week to go along with 10 tournaments, including a National Championship - bballnationals, in Langley, BC.
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Paul Langford has been a coach in BC since 1975 when he first started coaching at Gladstone Secondary. In 1984, he moved to Mission to coach the senior girls at Mission Senior Secondary with his brother, Bruce. In 1992, Paul moved to Port Coquitlam where he started his own club program, JABOG Basketball, in an effort to provide a place for his daughters to play. Since then, countless girls have gone through the JABOGs program participating in camps and playing on teams. Paul has also coached numerous club and provincial teams over the years, including U13 - U17 teams for Basketball BC.
Now entering his 18th season as a girl's coach at Riverside, Paul has led the Riverside Sr. Girls to the BC Provincial Championships in each of the past 9 seasons - finishing in the Final Four in 5 of the past 8 tournaments. Overall, Paul boasts a remarkable 455-136 record at Riverside. Under Paul's expert guidance, Riverside has become one of the top basketball programs in the province.
Last year, Paul coached the VK U15 team that finished 1st at the 2018 Bball Nationals.
Bruce Langford has been a fixture in the British Columbia basketball community for over 30 years, having coached 21 years in the B.C. school system before arriving at SFU in the fall of 2001.
During his tenure at SFU, Langford has guided the Clan to seven 30+ win seasons. During the 2014-15 season Langford became the most successful coach in SFU program history.
In Langford’s first nine seasons at SFU the Clan competed in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The Clan advanced to the CIS National Championship tournament every year under Langford, winning five CIS national championships. During that time the Clan also had a 54-game winning streak straddling the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, and a 45-game winning streak during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. SFU now competes in NCAA Division 2, where they have made playoffs every year since being eligible.
Twice Langford’s teams have gone undefeated. His first team in 2001-02 went 35-0 and his 2004-05 team compiled a 38-0 record, the most wins in SFU history. The 2001-02 SFU Women's Basketball team is now being inducted into the Basketball BC hall of fame.
Claudia grew up in North Vancouver, where she attended Seycove Secondary. In 2016, her team finished 2nd at the AA Provincials, and she was awarded a 1st team all-star award. During her time at Seycove, they won many North Shore and Lower Mainland Championships, and she went to the provincial tournament each year.
Claudia is going into her 4th year at SFU, where she is coached by Bruce Langford. She is working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources, along with a Psychology minor.
This is Claudia's first summer coaching with VK, but she has coached many summer camps and other teams before. She is very excited to share what she has learned over the years with the players this summer. She hopes to be a resource many VK athletes can go to if they are interested in playing post-secondary basketball.
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