ABOUT HALIFAX PREP

Halifax Prep is the first ever Basketball Prep program in the city of Halifax based in Spryfield, Nova Scotia founded in 2017. Halifax Prep students attend J.L. Ilsley High School grades 10-12 and Post grad if necessary. The students are regular J.L. Ilsley students and must abide to the rules and regulations of the high school. The school provides great teachers, smaller class sizes than many HRM high schools and extra help for all grades. In addition, Halifax Prep will provide tutoring as needed to ensure our goal of 85% GPA is achieved by all students while incorporating pathways education which  is  nationally recognize. Halifax Prep also offers grades 8-10 for the junior program.

Our goal is to turn the student athletes’ weaknesses into strengths, specifically with their studies, and give them the confidence they need to be successful in the classroom while excelling on the basketball court by obtaining an university scholarship.

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J.L Ilsley High School

J.L. Ilsley High School is a Canadian high school located in Spryfield in the western part of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The school is named after James Lorimer Ilsley, a former federal cabinet minister who served in Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's World War II government and was later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The school opened in 1971.

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Pathways to Education

Academics plays a big role in The Halifax Prep program and we are so thrilled to incorporate the Pathways deviation into our system.

Pathways education works to increase high school graduation rates and helps youth pursue post-secondary education and/or find meaningful employment.

▪ Academic Support – Tutoring in core subjects, four nights a week

▪ Leadership – Group mentoring for grades 9 and 10, specialty and career mentoring for grades 11 and 12

▪ Financial Support – Immediate financial support, such as free bus tickets, which are tied to attendance and program participation, as well as a scholarship for post-secondary education (up to $2,000 per student in the program)

▪ Advocacy – Student-Parent Support Workers help connect teens, parents, school administration, teachers and community agencies

Halifax Yoga Fitness + Wellness

Halifax Yoga will provide yoga and spin classes for our athletes. Halifax Yoga is a community of warm and welcoming people looking to live life to the fullest! They have been growing for over 8 years and are the only studio in Eastern Canada offering Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.

Spryfiled Wave Pool

Athletes will be using the pool more often in the preseason/ training camp than the regular season. It will prevent less injuries and adding speed plus strengthening the athlete body without weightlifting. The wave pool consist of 4-lane, 25-meter lap area, 15-meter diameter graduated beach area, waves from 1/2–1 1/2 meters,5 in-pool therapeutic water jets

slide, climbing wall and a deck side patio area. 

Captain William Fitness centre

Athletes will be using the weight room twice a week during the preseason with our strength coach and will have access to: treadmills ,bikes ,Smith machine,stability ball,dumbbells,barbells,weight stack strength machines,resistance tubing,locker, shower facilities and body composition analyzer scale

Team Barber

Corleone is the official Halifax Prep Barber working out of Fademasters. He is the first Halifax Prep sponsor which we lead to our players getting the best fresh and clean cut. 

Our mission is for Halifax Prep to be one of the top basketball programs in the nation, while remaining affordable and not restricting recruited players from playing due to financial reasons. The ideal outcome is for all players to be recruited by top programs at the college/university level.

The players will live in Spryfield, Nova Scotia and be contributing members of the community. Volunteer work is a must! Any community event hosted by M7NG Company that does not interfere with your school or basketball schedule you will be required to attend and participate.  Halifax prep colors are black and white and  the team's nickname is the ‘Sevens”.

Our goal is to turn the student athletes  weaknesses into strengths, specifically with their studies, and gives student-athletes the confidence they need to be successful in the classroom. 

The Halifax Prep program will be part of the National Preparatory Association (NPA). The NPA is spearheaded by North Pole Hoops (NPH) in conjunction with 11 character prep programs across the country. Each program has a high quality make up which includes 10-20+ years in contributions to Canadian basketball, quality personnel and a proven track record. The NPA is a transparent, inclusive league designed to provide structure within amateur Canadian basketball at an elite level, while building culture for the game across the country. The NPA will change Canadian basketball forever, providing student-athletes an opportunity to play high level hoops on home soil, with an emphasis on development on and off the floor. Academic excellence is what the NPA strives for and the NPA will take pride in enforcing the academic standard, to ensure a high NCAA / CIS eligibility rate League games and tournaments will be played all over the country, providing student-athletes an opportunity to build long-lasting experiences and memories, while learning about Canada.



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