Axe Basketball Club

Axe Basketball Club

We aim to provide a safe space for young basketball athletes in the Annapolis Valley.

19/10/2023

U10 Groupings for this weekend's sessions of 3x3 have been sent to your email. If you haven't received anything, please check your junk folder. If you still don't have anything, email us at [email protected] to get cleared up.

03/10/2023

U8 Lil' Hatchets and U10 parents, please check your emails (junk folder included!) provided during registration for an important message to submit your preferences for this season's sessions. The information is due for submission by this Thursday, October 5th by 8pm. Thanks!

28/09/2023

U12-U16 Team lists for the 2023/24 season have been sent to the email you provided during registration. If you have not received an email, please get in touch with us at [email protected] to ensure you're up to date with the information.

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 24/09/2023

We are underway with our last day of evaluations here at Acadia! Boys U14 and U16’s on this afternoon to finish things off!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 23/09/2023

We are almost halfway through the weekend’s evaluations, what a great group of hard working athletes so far, it promises to be an awesome season of basketball!

22/09/2023

‘Twas the night before AXE basketball evaluations…..

We are looking forward to seeing our U12’s, U14’s and U16’s on the court this weekend!

19/09/2023

A reminder of this weekend's evaluation session times and locations:

Friday, September 22 - NKEC - 6pm to 8pm U14 Girls

Saturday, September 23 - NKEC - 9am to 11am U12 Boys

Saturday, September 23 - NKEC - 11am to 1pm U12 Girls

Sunday, September 24 - Acadia - 2:30pm to 4:30pm U14 Boys

Sunday, September 24 - Acadia - 4:30pm to 6:30pm U16 Boys

We're looking forward to seeing everyone on the court!

11/09/2023

Remember, registration closes for the season tomorrow night, so be sure to register ASAP if you're looking to hoop this season with AXE Basketball! With our current registration numbers we are not able to accommodate late registrations, so share this post, tell your friends, the hard registration deadline is tomorrow!

Go to axebasketball.ca for more information, or head straight to the link below to register!

https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=bac3433ec0

07/09/2023

Remember, AXE Club registration closes on September 12th, and our teams are filling up! Don't delay, make sure to get registered today. Go to axebasketball.ca for more information, or click the link below to register.

https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=bac3433ec0

01/09/2023

Registration for the 2023/24 season is now open!

Be sure to register completely and accurately, as this information is used for our contact, your health information, uniform ordering, and other important aspects of administering the program. The registration system will not allow you to register your child outside of their appropriate age group, do NOT change their birthdate to workaround this feature. Athletes will be adjusted manually if it's appropriate at a later date, but they must register at the correct age group initially.

Registration will be open from today until September 12th at 5pm. We will not be able to accommodate late registrations, so please share this post widely, and ensure registrations are complete before September 12th.

Please do NOT message this Facebook account with anything beyond general inquiries. If you have any questions about programming or registration they should be emailed to: [email protected].

We look forward to seeing everyone out on the court!

AXE Basketball : RAMP Registrations

31/08/2023

Registration for the 2023/24 season opens tomorrow at 9am! We will have the registration page open from September 1st to the 12th!

Any questions please check our FAQ page on our website, if needing anything further just email us at: [email protected].

29/08/2023

3 more sleeps until registration for the 2023/24 season opens!

Don't miss your chance to sign up, and be sure to share to your friends, we're looking forward to having everyone back in the gym soon!

18/08/2023

Coaches are an integral piece of ensuring the delivery of a positive sport experience and are hugely valuable and appreciated within our club. If you'd like to be a part of our coaching staff for the 2023/24 season, please fill out the form below to indicate your interest!

https://forms.gle/CUWp5Nie8YkF5CwR6

17/08/2023

Registration for AXE Basketball will open September 1st!

We will be running sessions/teams at the following levels for both girls and boys:

Lil' Hatchets - U8 (Co-ed)
U10 (Co-ed)
U12
U14
U16

Check out our page at axebasketball.ca for information and FAQ's about our club. Keep your eyes on our website and here on our page for links to register on September 1st. We're looking forward to seeing everyone back in the gym soon!!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 23/06/2023

An awesome spring season of basketball wrapped up tonight! We finished with the Lil’ Hatchets on Tuesday, but our three other groups wrapped up this evening with a final session of 3x3 games tonight. The skills progression, leadership, and fun were all on full display after a fantastic eight weeks together. Thanks to all of our coaches, and Acadia APT (Mitch Hayden in particular!) for your time and energy. Looking forward to seeing everyone back on the court in the fall!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 21/06/2023

We had a great spring with our U8 group! Around the World shooting, Give-and-Go layups, Knockout Dribbling, Target Passing, and CANDY were all on the menu for our last session together. Thank you to our wonderful coaches and enthusiastic athletes, we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in the gym this fall!

28/04/2023

Whitehorse's Wolfpack Basketball and Wolfville's Axe Basketball are the newest verified basketball program in 🇨🇦

Verified programs are recognized for being leaders in Safe Sport, as well as their commitment to excellence and best practices.

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25/04/2023

Congratulations to our U16 boys who wrapped up their season this weekend at BNS Provincials, and a special thanks to their great coaches for all of their dedication and commitment to the group!

24/04/2023

AXE Basketball are the first club east of Ontario to become Canada Basketball Verified.

The Verification Program integrates important aspects of coaching, Safe Sport, and organizational leadership. Displaying the Verified logo indicates that we have been reviewed by our governing bodies and have added accountability to create welcoming, safe, and developmentally appropriate environments for everyone.

Like other Verified groups across Canada, we have committed to raise standards to provide the best athlete experience possible for all participants, including:

• Mandatory background checks and Safe Sport Training for all coaches
• Adopting a full policy suite of guidelines that help protect the safety of all participants
• Adhering to Canada Basketball’s model for Long Term Development, including age and developmentally appropriate training
• Ensuring proper administrative procedures have been taken to govern our organization

We are proud to receive this designation and look forward to continuing to work with the youth in the Annapolis Valley!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 16/04/2023

Congratulations to our U14 teams that competed in BNS provincials this weekend! Awesome development on display, a sincere thanks to the coaches for all of their hard work volunteering this season, great job everyone!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 02/04/2023

Congratulations to all of our U12 teams that competed in BNS provincials this weekend! A massive thanks to our great coaches for all of their time, dedication and leadership. What a wonderful season for everyone!

01/04/2023

Well that was fast! All 4 sessions are currently at capacity! To get your name on the waitlist, please sign up at:

https://forms.gle/YEpCVKfTpYGYsEFZ8

Thanks everyone for your great interest!

AXE Basketball Spring Registration 01/04/2023

General Registration for AXE Basketball Spring Programming is now open! You can register at: https://forms.gle/edENdGrRNQSnip5T8

There will be 4 separate offerings this spring, all happening for 8 weeks starting the week of May 1st ending the week of June 19th:

U8 Skills Training - $60
Skills Training - Tuesday 5:00 to 6:00pm

U10 Skills Training and 3x3 - $90
Skills Training - Tuesday 5:00 to 6:00pm
3x3 League - Thursday 5:00 to 6:00pm

U12 SAQ Training, Skills Training and 3x3 - $175
Speed, Agility, Quickness Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:30pm
Skills Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30pm
3x3 League - Thursday 6:00 to 7:00pm

U14 SAQ Training, Skills Training and 3x3 - $175
Speed, Agility, Quickness Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:30pm
Skills Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30pm
3x3 League - Thursday 7:00 to 8:00pm

On Court Skills Training will be led by Haley McDonald, Len Harvey, and assisted by other AXE Basketball coaches, as well as Acadia varsity athletes.

The SAQ sessions for U12 and U14 will be led by Acadia Sports Performance staff, and will serve to improve general athleticism and body awareness.

The 3x3 games on Thursdays will be a chance for all of the athletes to play together in a different format than they're used to with less coaching, more touches and a much faster pace of play than the normal 5v5 format.

As always, our mission and values remain at the forefront of our 'why', please read up on the mission of our club at: axebasketball.ca

AXE Basketball Spring Registration After you register, we will send you information for payment to your email provided. Payment is due by April 20th, or your spot will be released to the waiting list. If registering more than one child, please do each child in a separate form. Please ensure that your email being used in the form is e...

30/03/2023

We're ready to roll!

There will be 4 separate spring offerings, all happening for 8 weeks starting the week of May 1st and ending the week of June 19th on Stu Aberdeen Court at Acadia University!

U8 Lil' Hatchets Skills
Skills Training - Tuesday 5:00 to 6:00pm

U10 Skills Training and 3x3 = $90
Skills Training - Tuesday 5:00 to 6:00pm
3x3 League - Thursday 5:00 to 6:00pm

U12 SAQ Training, Skills Training and 3x3 = $175
Speed, Agility, Quickness Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:30pm
Skills Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30pm
3x3 League - Thursday 6:00 to 7:00pm

U14 SAQ Training, Skills Training and 3x3 = $175
Speed, Agility, Quickness Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:30pm
Skills Training - Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30pm
3x3 League - Thursday 7:00 to 8:00pm

On Court Skills Training will be led by Haley McDonald, Len Harvey, and assisted by other AXE Basketball coaches, as well as Acadia varsity athletes.

The SAQ sessions for U12 and U14 will be led by Acadia Sports Performance staff, and will serve to improve general athleticism and body awareness.

The 3x3 games on Thursdays will be a chance for all of the athletes to play together in a different format than they're used to with less coaching, more touches and a much faster pace of play than the normal 5v5 format. Each game will be officiated.

As always, our mission and values remain at the forefront of our 'why', please read up on the mission of our club at: axebasketball.ca

Our AXE Basketball spring sessions are now open to 2022/23 AXE Club Participants for priority registration until this Saturday morning (check your email), at which time the registration link will be posted to social media and open to everyone!

Photos from Axe Basketball Club's post 26/03/2023

That’s a wrap on our season for U10! Lots of learning and fun, the new 3x3 format gave everyone lots of touches and opportunities to improve their game! Thank you to the wonderful coaches who ran the weekly skills sessions, and the Axewomen basketball team who facilitated the weekend games!

19/03/2023

Stay tuned to this page for our upcoming spring and summer programming!

Lots of fun planned for interested athletes for May and June spring programming, as well as some great camp options during the summer months!

18/03/2023

A great season for our Lil' Hatchets groups wrapped up this morning with a Jamboree! A huge thanks goes out to John Bustin, Pat Carruthers, James Wiseman, all of their assistant coaches, and the Axewomen for doing such a wonderful job with the programming!

04/02/2023

Please note, our weekly U8 Lil' Hatchets sessions for today, February 4, at NMES and Gaspereau Elementary have been canceled due to poor traveling conditions. We will see everyone next week!

29/01/2023

Please note, our 3x3 games today are pushed ahead one hour, so the two sections will play from 4-5pm and 5:15-6:15pm. Please check your email to ensure you're coming for the correct session. See everyone at Acadia this evening!

21/01/2023

Please note, our weekly U8 Lil' Hatchets sessions for today, January 21, at NMES and Gaspereau Elementary have been cancelled due to poor traveling conditions. We will see everyone next week!

15/01/2023

Please note, our weekly U10 3x3 sessions for today have been cancelled due to poor traveling conditions. We will see everyone next week!

29/11/2022

DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!

Looking for AXE Basketball swag for holiday gifts? Look no further! Some great options available for the athlete, fans, and supporters in your family!

Deadline for ordering is November 30th, and there will be a pickup date at Acadia University for all gear on December 16th. Get your order in on time, and be guaranteed to have it for the holiday!

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AXE Basketball 26/11/2022

5 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER!

Looking for AXE Basketball swag for holiday gifts? Look no further! Some great options available for the athlete, fans, and supporters in your family!

Deadline for ordering is November 30th, and there will be a pickup date at Acadia University for all gear on December 16th. Get your order in on time, and be guaranteed to have it for the holiday!

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AXE Basketball 08/11/2022

Looking for AXE Basketball swag for holiday gifts? Look no further! Some great options available for the athlete, fans, and supporters in your family!

Deadline for ordering is November 30th, and there will be a pickup date at Acadia University for all gear on December 16th. Get your order in on time, and be guaranteed to have it for the holiday!

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06/11/2022

A great afternoon activity for the family to come out and see some awesome basketball!

2:00pm tip off for the women's game, and a 4:00pm tip off for the men's game.

Remember, anyone under 17 years of age is free as a result of the generous sponsorship by Atlantic Superstore! Come on out and enjoy a great afternoon of basketball!

28/10/2022

Come out to Stu Aberdeen Court tomorrow for your Saturday night entertainment!

It's the Axewomen home opener vs. St. FX, tip off is at 6pm, but be sure to get to your seats early to celebrate with the Axewomen as they hoist the 2022 AUS Championship banner to the rafters of War Memorial Gym!

It's going to be rocking in there, we can't wait to see the best women's basketball fans in the country back in the gym for another exciting AUS season!

p.s - remember that because of the generous sponsorship by Atlantic Superstore, all kids under 17 years of age get in free!

22/10/2022

Lil’ Hatchets start hooping this morning! Let’s go! 🏀🔥🪓

29/09/2022

Practice Times are set! Please scroll 👇🏼 to see your age group's practice time and location 🏀📍

We will be starting the first week of practices on October 17th, and all registrants will be receiving an email with details about which group they'll be with early next week ⛹🏼‍♀️⛹🏾

U12 and U14 evaluations will begin that week as well for team placements. Everything regarding the individual registrants will be sent to the email provided during registration. If there are questions before that time, please email: [email protected] 📩🎊

We can't wait to get started 😃

U8
Saturdays
Group 1 - 8:30 to 9:30am at NMES
Group 2 - 8:30 to 9:30am at Wolfville Elementary
Group 3 - 9:30 to 10:30am at NMES
Group 4 - 9:30 to 10:30am at Wolfville Elementary

U10
Group 1 - Mondays 5:30 to 6:30pm at NMES
Group 2 - Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30pm at NMES
Group 3 - Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30pm at NMES
Group 4 - Fridays 5:30 to 6:30pm at Wolfville Elementary
Groups 1-4 - Sundays 2:00-5:00pm (1 hour session each) 3x3 games at Acadia University

U12 Strive Boys
Mondays - 6:30 to 8:00pm at NMES
Thursdays - 5:30 to 7:00pm at NMES
MBANS games on Saturdays in the HRM

U12 Strive Girls
Wednesdays - 6:30 to 8:00pm at NMES
Thursdays - 5:30 to 7:00pm at Wolfville Elementary
MBANS games on Saturdays in the HRM

U12 Boys
Tuesdays - 7:30 to 8:30pm at NMES
Thursdays - 7:00 to 8:00pm at NMES
Games on the weekend in the Valley area

U12 Girls
Tuesdays - 6:30 to 7:30pm at NMES
Thursdays - 8:00 to 9:00pm at NMES
Games on the weekend in the Valley area

U14 Strive Girls
Mondays - 7:30 to 9:00pm at EMS
Wednesdays - 6:00 to 7:30pm at EMS
MBANS games on Saturdays in the HRM

U14 Girls
Mondays - 5:30 to 6:30pm at Wolfville Elementary
Wednesdays - 8:00 to 9:00pm at NMES
Games on the weekend in the Valley area

U14 Boys
Times TBD

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