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MEET YOUR TRAINERS
A year from now, you will wish you started today!
JAMIL ABIAD - FOUNDER
As a professional Basketball Instructor, I have become well-known and respected throughout the Ottawa area and Canada. As a young boy growing up in Ottawa, I loved and played all sports. I was a standout soccer player and played at a very high level. I was first introduced to basketball at the age of 12 and it was then I knew this is what I wanted to do. As I got older I dedicated all my time to training on basketball with hopes to make my high school team. Going into grade 9 at Colonel By high school, I faced a lot of adversity in my first year of basketball because it was all still new to me. I had lots of catching up & learning to do as a point guard. I spent the summer going into grade 10 training each day and watching film to learn and understand the game. By grade 12 I was a 4-time city all-star, and one of the top point guards in the city with numerous accolades.
Fast forward a few years later & I was an RSEQ silver medalist, RSEQ Champion & 6th place finish at Nationals with honorable mentions & awards. The 5 years at Bishops University taught me a lot as a player. Being a leader, time management, self-discipline, and how to deal with adversity. After my university career, I was fortunate enough to play a couple of years professionally overseas. After playing my last season I decided it was time to put up the sneakers and help someone else reach their dreams!
I have developed my own unique training methods, all aimed at syncing the body and mind in preparation for competing against the best. I believe that a rigorous training system not only develops physical strength but also the mental stamina required to compete at the highest levels of the game. I am constantly reading & learning to keep up with the latest training techniques and methodologies, and consistently push my athletes to the limit.
Over the last few years, I have been able to travel around the world (Chad, Lebanon, Senegal, Gabon, Iceland, Sweden ) where I have been able to learn from NBA players, NBA & professional coaches, top trainers and have had the privilege to coach abroad in Iceland where I was the lead assistant coach for the men's professional team & head coach for their junior teams. I have also been fortunate to be an assistant coach for the Ottawa Blackjacks professional team for the last 3 seasons. During this time I have been able to train many elite players that have gone off to play NCAA, USPORTS, CCAA & Professionally. I have also started an elite basketball program for "U17 & U19" boys here in Ottawa with goals to add more age groups in the years to come. As basketball continues to grow at a rapid rate in Canada I am looking forward to helping as many athletes as possible reach their basketball dreams & goals!
www.jamilabiad.com - A deeper look at my achievements
JONATHAN BERMILLO - TRAINER
Jona is a Montreal native who started playing basketball when he was 8 years old. He played at Vanier College where he won a National Championship in the CCAA in 2011. After his Vanier career he then got recruited to play at Bishop’s University. He had many accolades in his time at BU as he was part of the league’s All-Rookie Team in his first year and was also a 3-time League All-Star in his 5 year Bishop’s career. His most notable award would be his Finals MVP in 2015 where he helped BU win their conference to advance to nationals. After a successful University career, he then had 2 stops in Asia where he played professionally in both China and Vietnam. Jona now resides in Ottawa and has begun his new career as a basketball coach and trainer.
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