IT STARTS WITH A VISION

Visionary Basketball is dedicated to helping you skyrocket your game through our high performance basketball training. Our programs are created and coached by real professional players and trainers who know what it takes to play at the next level.

Our mission is to provide players around the world with high level training, that they may not otherwise have access to. We strive to create a global community of motivated basketball players who have a vision of what they want to achieve, and then show them how they can turn their vision into reality.

MEET OUR COACHES


Coach Steve Janzen

Steve Janzen is a former CIS standout shooting guard, co-captaining the team in his senior year. After completing both his Human Kinetics and Teaching degrees, he pursued his dream of playing professionally in Europe. Steve finished a seven-year career playing professional basketball in Germany and is currently a high school Athletics Director/Teacher. Steve also has 17 years of basketball camp coaching experience, 7 years experience coaching various youth club teams in Germany, and 5 years experience coaching high school basketball. Additionally, Steve has completed his Masters Degree at University of British Columbia in Education (Curriculum & Pedagogy). Using his vast experiences and knowledge of basketball along with his instructional abilities as a teacher, Steve is great at developing aspiring basketball players.

A look into the career of Steve Janzen:

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  • High School:
    • Sr. Boys Basketball MVP at Hugh Boyd, Richmond Basketball All-star, B.C Basketball B.E.S.T Award Sponsored by Basketball BC & Vancouver Grizzlies.
  • College:
    • Member of the Langara Falcons, 2000-2002 (2001 CCAA National Championship Tournament)
  • University(CIS):
    • Member of the Trinity Western University Spartans (2002-2005), 2002-05 Academic-All Canadian, Top 10 3 pointers in CanadaWest, Top 25 in scoring, and Co-captain in 2004-05 season.
  • Professionally:
    • Member of the Monchengladbach Lions (9ppg, 3rpg) 2005
    • Member of the Iserlohn Kangeroos (9ppg, 3rpg) 2005-06
    • Member of the Osnabrueck P4Two Ballers (17ppg, 5rpg) 2007-09
    • Member of the Iserlohn Kangeroos (19.5ppg, 6rpg) 2009-10 (German 2nd Bundesliga Basketball)
    • Member of the Vancouver Titans Basketball Team (International Basketball League), 2010.
    • Member of the Hannover Tigers (ProA, 14ppg, 4rpg) 2010-12 (German Professional Basketball League).
  • Education: Bachelor of Human Kinetics - B.Hkin. (TWU), Bachelor of Education - B.Ed. (UBC), and Masters of Education - M.Ed. (UBC)
    • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Motor Learning - Concepts and Application
    • Growth & Motor Development
    • Principles of Athletic Training
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness
    • Mechanics of Sport
    • Motor Learning & Performance
    • Biomechanics (Physics)
    • Video Skill Analysis

Coach Joel Haywood

Joey "King Handles" Haywood is a Canadian street ball legend. You can check out a documentary on Coach Haywood by VICE Sports here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtn2vsRd5ws. However, Joey's basketball career goes further beyond being Canada's best streetballer. Joey is also a former CIS point guard, and professional basketball player of 7 years. In 2014, he was drafted by Kevin Durant to play in Nike's Summer is Serious tournament. Additionally, Joey has trained at numerous basketball camps and events around the world, helping players step their handle game up.

A look into the career of Joel Haywood:

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  • College:
    • Member of the Langara Falcons, 2007-2008
  • University(CIS):
    • Member of the Saint Mary's Huskies, 2008-2011
      • AUS Player of the Year (2011)
      • 2× First-team All-AUS (2009, 2010)
  • Professionally:
    • Member of the Halifax Rainmen, 2011–2013
    • Member of the Aalborg Vikings, 2013 - 2014
    • Member of Grindavíkur, 2014
    • Member of the Halifax Rainmen, 2014–2015
    • Member of the Halifax Hurricanes, 2016–2017
  • Career Highlights and Awards:
    • 2× NBL Canada All-Canada Team (2013, 2015)
    • All-Basketligaen Honorable Mention (2014)
    • Basketligaen All-Star (2014)
    • Basketligaen scoring champion (2014)
    • 2× NBL Canada All-Star (2012, 2013)
    • 2× NBL Canada Canadian of the Year (2012, 2013)
    • Second-team All-NBL Canada (2013)
    • NBL Canada All-Defence Second Team (2012)