When you are looking for a basketball program for your student-athlete, we know there are plenty of choices. What you are looking for is a growth experience. Here at HKBA-Toronto, we achieve this through our designed "Player Development Pathway." It is essential to understand your child's current status and end goal and to develop their maximum potential both on and, off the court. Whether you are grooming a competitive athlete, or just beginning to learn the game — HKBA-Toronto is the place to bring out the best in your budding athlete. To our new members, we welcome you into our HKBA Family.
Jason is the Founder and Director of the Hong Kong Basketball Academy (HKBA) since 2011. As Director, Jason keeps coaches engaged and ensures players are improving and having a positive life experience. His basketball experience comes from playing on the Hong Kong National Team and Winling Professional Basketball Club. He was awarded a basketball scholarship from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) - where he earned a degree in Sports Science and Leisure Management. Originally from Toronto, Jason spent 15 years in Hong Kong honing his craft and has recently returned to establish HKBA-Toronto.
• 2x Hong Kong Division 1 Champion — Winling
• Hong Kong National Team
• Basketball Scholarship — Hong Kong University
• 3x Adidas Street Ball Challenge Champion
• 1st Runner Up — Redbull King Of The Rock
• Recognized at the "Doing it at the park" movie premier as one of Hong Kong's street basketball legends.
From the very beginning of HKBA in Hong Kong, Coach Omar is still recognized as one of our best coaches. His dedication to teaching basketball fundamentals to young athletes is achieved through his experience, strong work ethic, and with positive energy. “Praise behaviour that you want to be repeated” is one of many coaching philosophies Coach Omar instills to empower his student-athletes.
• USA Basketball Certified Coach
• CPR/First Aid Level C
• Toronto Police College
As an educator and coach, I believe that all students are different in terms of their qualities and capabilities. Each of them has their own needs and wants. I cannot assume that there is only one path to teaching them, I must treat them equitably so they may be equal to their peers. I take this approach because everyone deserves to be treated in a way that will help them achieve and succeed in the future.
• National Coaching Certification Program
• The Ontario Federation of School Athletics Associations - Coaching
• Lifesaving Society – Emergency First Aid with CPR C
"Thanks for the trial class, my son loved it.
Ever since my two children have started learning with Coach Omar, whether in group class or private, they have made tremendous improvements. Not only is my daughter not intimidated by the older Gr.12 players, her coach has even made her one of the key players on the team! Your teaching is both fun & effective, both my children have always enjoyed being in your classes. Thank you for being a great coach!