For Players

Become a Player – Learn to Think the Game

Do you want to raise your game, improve your shooting, get more tools in your basketball toolkit? Are you frustrated when the plays or drills you have been working on in practice don’t work in the game? Do you want to learn how to be a player rather than simply running a play? Do you want to learn how to “think the game” and understand exactly what needs to happen for you to be effective on the court?

Come and join me and I will teach you how to be a player in a way that you have never seen before. Whether you are just learning how to play or you are an experienced player, I will open your eyes and your mind to the intricacies of the game. My 26 years of coaching experience, including my current role as an Assistant Coach with our Canadian Olympic Team, guarantees you will find my curriculum both unique and awesome! Nobody else teaches the game the way I do – I will show you how to become a player and truly understand how to “think the game”.

For Players

Shawnee’s Programs for Players

Shawnee’s Fall Academy
Shawnee’s Fall Academy is a four week program that runs during the month of October. Check back here in the spring for specific dates and times.

Learn more about Shawnee's Fall Academy


Shawnee’s Fall Academy Helps You:
– Improve your shooting
– Play quicker, faster and smarter
– Learn to make the right decisions and reads
– Increase your basketball IQ
– Become a player rather than running a play
– Raise your intensity and focus
– Strengthen your mental toughness
Shawnee Delivers:
– Professional, elite coaching
– Precise attention to detail
– Detailed error detection and correction
Why Shawnee Harle?
– Assistant Coach with the Canadian Women’s Olympic Basketball Team
– The only NCCP Certified Level 5 basketball coach in Canada
– Master’s Degree in Coaching Studies
– Over 26 years of elite coaching experience
– 18 years as the Head Coach at the University of Calgary

Christmas Holiday Shooting Clinic
This clinic is held after Christmas. Check back here in the fall for specific dates and times.

Learn more about the Holiday Shooting Clinic


This Holiday Shooting Clinic is for boys and girls in grades 4-12 and it is devoted purely to the skill of shooting. Shooting is the most important skill in basketball and players will learn the Canada Basketball shooting curriculum that is used in the FIBA game by the countries who participate in the Olympic Games. Participants will be grouped according to ability and shooting skills will be taught accordingly. The younger age groups can use 8 and 9 foot rims.

Christmas Holiday Skill Development Camp
This clinic is held after Christmas. Check back here in the fall for specific dates and times.

Learn more about the Holiday Skill Development Camp


Boys and girls in grades 6-12 (and advanced grade 5’s) can attend a one day Christmas Holiday Skill Development Camp. Players will be grouped according to ability, and skills will be taught accordingly. Players will learn the Canada Basketball curriculum that is used in the FIBA game by countries participating in the Olympic Games. This includes: how to be a player rather than running a play, scoring from the perimeter, scoring in the paint, decision making skills, how to create a 1 second advantage, Hot Spot rebounding, dynamic 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 4 on 4, playing in transition and more.

SWOOSH All Girls Clinic – Edmonton
This clinic is held in December in Edmonton. Check back here in the fall for specific dates and times.

Learn more about the SWOOSH All Girls Clinic


The SWOOSH All Girls Clinic is organized by Ron Hopkins and his SWOOSH Canada Basketball Club. The clinic brings together some of the best high school and junior high players in the Edmonton area as well as players from Grande Prairie, towns in Peace Country, Cold Lake, Peace River, Fort McMurray and as far away as the Northwest Territories. Contact Ron Hopkins for details: 780-200-9053, coachhopkins@hotmail.com

Awesome Hoops Camp, click here
This camp is held in mid-July. For detailed information CLICK HERE.

Learn more about Awesome Hoops Camp


Do you want to be coached by an Olympic Coach? Come and join us and be part of a basketball camp like no other! Awesome Hoops is the only camp run by an Olympic coach using the Canada Basketball curriculum. Come and learn how to be a player rather than running a play. This camp provides the “complete package” for player development:
1. Decision Training
2. Nutrition
3. SAQ (Speed/Agility/Quickness) Training
4. Mental Toughness Training
Awesome Hoops Camp is for boys and girls in Grades 4 – 12. Players will be grouped by age and ability with skills and drills taught accordingly. We have 8 and 9 foot hoops for the younger age groups. This camp always sells out so get your registration in early to avoid disappointment! For detailed informationCLICK HERE.

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Why Shawnee Harle?

Shawnee holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching Studies and is the only basketball coach in Canada, male or female, with NCCP Level 5. She is currently the lead Assistant Coach for the Canadian Women’s Olympic Basketball Team and after a 5th place finish at the 2014 World Championships and a Gold Medal finish at the 2015 Pan Am Games and FIBA Americas, the team recently represented Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are currently ranked #6 in the world.

Learn more about Shawnee’s coaching credentials