Team training starts at the beginning of April and will run through the beginning of August with competition throughout Western Canada and the United States. Throughout tournament play, the U17 Program will have 2 teams in each competition. 


We will have between two and four practice sessions each week to go along with 10 tournaments, including a National Championship - bballnationals.


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Anthony Beyrouti

Anthony started coaching as a grade 11 when he decided to take on his grade 8 basketball team in 2002. During that time he was also the captain of his senior basketball team and in his grade 12 year his team won a provincial championship. Anthony has coached at STA or Argyle ever since his first team in 2002. Anthony coached STA to back to back final 4’s and a 2nd place finish at the AA Provincials. While coaching at Argyle, Anthony’s grade 9 team won the provincial championship and his current junior team looks strong heading into this playoff season.

Anthony has been involved with a number of provincial teams and coached at the Center of Performance for 5 years. He has been an assistant coach for both U15 and U17 provincial teams, as well as a U14 Summer Games team that won the gold medal. Anthony has also been the head coach for a U14 Provincial team, and a summer games team that also won a gold medal.  


Anthony is the Founder of VK Basketball and you can learn more on the About Us page.

Dany Charlery

Dany Charlery graduated from Brandon University in 2010, where he had a stellar basketball career. He was a 5 time Canada West All-Star, an All-Canadian, an all-CIS Final 8 All-Star, and CIS MVP Runner-Up. Dany still holds ranks in the CIS Canada West stats, including all-time leader in games started at 108, second in career steals, third in steals/game, and sixth in points scored. During the 2006 Brandon University silver medal run, TSN included one of Dany’s dunks in their TSN Top 10.  

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University, Dany moved to BC and started his coaching career. In October of 2010, he was an assistant coach for Quest Women’s Basketball. In 2012, Dany became the head coach for the Quest Women’s Basketball team and has since won two provincial championships. During their second championship run in 2014-15 Quest became the first team ever to record 21-0 season.

Simon Dykstra


Coaching Experience:

Played at SFU, 1986-1990 under Stan Stewardson and Jay Triano. Also from 1991-1994 played professionally in Copenhagen, Denmark as import.

1995-1999 Was an assistant coach on Bruce Enns’s staff with UBC Varsity Men. Reached National Semifinals.

1996-2000 Taught and Head Coached Junior Varsity at Kitsilano Secondary. 2000 Junior BC Champions.

2000-2002 Taught and coached Senior Boys Varsity (2001,2002 Provincial AAA titles).

2002-2005 Head Coach Langara Men's Basketball

2005-2017 Coached Junior and Senior Varsity at Churchill Secondary.  

2017-2019 Coaching Junior Varsity Girls Basketball at Churchill Secondary.


B.A. SFU 1990

B.ED UBC 1996

Masters of EDUCATION UBC 2014 (Physical Education).

NCCP Level III Technical



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