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Dave DeAveiro

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deaveiro_imgFounder and Program Director

Coach DeAveiro has strong roots in the Ottawa basketball community. He spent 19 years with the men’s University of Ottawa basketball team, including five seasons as a player, five as an assistant coach and nine as head coach of the Gee-Gees.

Coach DeAveiro had a stellar career with the Ottawa Gee-Gees and was named three times the OUA East Coach of the Year. He was recently appointed the Head Coach of McGill University Men's Basketball Team.

He also served as an assistant coach with Canada Basketball on numerous occasions, including the men's junior and senior national teams. DeAveiro was an assistant coach with Jay Triano's staff on the national hoops squad at a 2003 pre-Olympic tourney in China, the 2007 FISU Summer Games in Bangkok, the 2008 FIBA Americas under-18 championship in Argentina and the 2009 FIBA world junior championship in New Zealand.

In 2006 he founded the Ottawa Next Level Basketball Academy, an elite basketball club, where young male and female student-athletes could build on their basketball fundamentals through the instruction and training of quality coaches in a fun basketball environment.

Coach DeAveiro has also served as the Technical Director of the Kanata Youth Basketball Association (KYBA).  For the past 7 years, he was the Camp Director for KYBA and Goulbourn Basketball Association basketball summer camps.  He provides Coaches Clinics and skills development sessions to local basketball associations and has been invited to over 30 school assemblies to deliver presentations to the student body.

In establishing DeAveiro Hoop Skills, Dave’s aim is to provide age-appropriate training programs that encourage skill development through positive reinforcement and inspire players of all ages to reach their maximum potential. Athletes will receive training in all facets of the game so they can become better players.

Dave brings a wealth of experience and insight to his programs as a former player, coach, motivational speaker, role model and community leader.


Player Testimonials

“I’ve never worked so hard and had so much fun.”


“I developed some new basketball skills.  The instructors are serious about helping you increase your skill level and making you a better player. "

Basketball Camps

DeAveiro Hoop Skills camps are intended for young basketball players who are dedicated and serious about bringing their game to the next level. Camp instructors are committed to offering an environment where fun, learning and competition go hand-in-hand in developing a successful basketball player.

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Skill Development

Better basketball players are developed through their training and dedication to refining their individual basketball skills and athletic ability, whether it’s during the season and off-season. An important part for your individual development – to improving your game!

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