What began in 2012 as summer basketball shooting camp has evolved to an organization that supports not only the development of elite basketball players, but also aims to increase accessibility of sport to all youth.
Four Point Basketball is a non-profit organization that's mission is to provide hands-on structured basketball training, using a curriculum rooted in fundamentals and exceptional coaching, in a caring and positive environment.
We support and provide the opportunity and the resources for youth ages 6 years old to 19 years old to actively participate in an organized sport that values personal integrity, team and leadership skills.
The Four Point Basketball philosophy is based on four fundamental aspects of basketball shooting: Form, Accuracy, Range and Speed. Through game-situational drills, one-on-one interaction with players and high-volume repetition shooting, attendees are able to see and be aware of how and why they shoot the way they do. By making players aware and breaking down individual aspects of each players shot delivery, players are better able to improve the efficiency of their shot.
At Four Point Basketball, we want players to experience the enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment that comes from skill development and the pursuit of excellence. As a result, we are committed to providing players with the skills and tools to achieve their goals. We have developed effective drills to help with shooting in transition, using screens, increasing range and speeding up shooting without sacrificing control or accuracy. In many cases this occurs with only minor tweaks to the shot delivery.
Jey-son Edwards is a NCCP Certified Level 2 and Basketball USA Gold Licensed Coach who has been coaching for over 15 years. He is a passionate student and teacher of the game, with a focus on contributing to long-term development of athletes. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada) and Fanshawe College, Jey-son has enjoyed many team successes as a shooting guard at the CIS and OUA levels. After graduation, Jey-son continued to devote much of his time to developing aspiring basketball players. He’s coached a variety of basketball teams across the country, including the Northern Secondary School Senior Girls (Toronto, Canada), River East C.I. Senior Girls Basketball (Winnipeg MB). In addition to high school coaching Jey-son has been a member of the Toronto Raptors Ambassador Team, coached AAU and Rep Teams for over 10 years, participated as a coach with PGC College and at Olympia Sports Camp.
Scott Wheler is the Toronto Regional Director at Four Point Basketball. Coach Scott is a NCCP certified Level 2 Coach, who has over 20 years of coaching experience.
Coach Wheler during his playing days dawn the Red, Gold and Blue as a Northern Red Knight in High School prior to taking his talent downtown as a member of Ryerson Rams and the Seneca Sting where he was named to the OCAA All-Star team and MVP of that game.
Having coached basketball for over 20 years at some of Toronto's best schools such as Havergal College, Coach Wheler brings a wealth of experience to the table. As a result, of his many years of experience in coaching both girls and boys teams of all abilities, he knows what it takes to develop the skills necessary to improve each player’s individual skill sets. This coupled with his personal love of the game, propels him to bring out the best in every athlete.
Laura Vere is a NCCP Certified Coach who has been coaching for over 5 years. As a starting point guard and Co-captain at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary Laura was a catalyst for her team that went undefeated in Huron Perth, winning WOSSA, and making it to the final four at the AA OFSAA tournament. Continuing her winning ways at Fanshawe College Laura was a key piece of the Falcon’s success the for four years where she has been a starting shooting guard/point guard and the team captain three years. In the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons the Falcons were OCAA Bronze medalist. Laura was awarded an OCAA West Division 2nd team All-Star, Team MVP, OCAA All Academic, CCAA Academic All-Canadian, and the Fanshawe College Les Zoltai Award for her dedication, leadership and work ethic as a student-athlete during her time at Fanshawe. Laura uses her passion for basketball to teach and inspire young athletes to strive for their goals.
Ivan played for various successful rep programs throughout his playing career, including York South Silver Knights and the North Toronto Basketball Association, both playing in division 1 in the OBA. He medalled seven times in the OBA championships before hanging up his jersey and beginning his coaching career. His high school career was also notable, where Ivan played three major sports and brought his basketball team to division one after nearly a decade of playing in division two. Ivan won both Jr. and Sr. athlete of the year awards in high school.
Ivan's coaching career began in his last year of high school, where he was a both the coach and a player on the team. He has coached his high school waterpolo teams for several years, and today, Ivan is studying Kinesiology in York University..
Natasha has devoted the last 10 years of her life working with athletes and advocates for sport. Natasha help to coordinate the annual high school Girls Elite Showcase. She has a wealth of experience running sport clinics, programs, and camps for the youth, as well as basketball leagues, tournaments, and events. As an athlete, Natasha went to AAAA OFSAA for basketball in high school, and played Varsity Field Hockey at York University. She is a NCCP Level 2 certified coach and has coached at the Ontario Basketball Association, AAU, and school basketball levels. Natasha is also a certified basketball official in York Region and Durham. Natasha studied Kinesiology & Health Science & Psychology at York University, while obtaining her certificate in Rehabilitation Services from York-Seneca.
Having played basketball in France, Portugal and in the NCAA at Duquesne, Khalihah is one Four Point Basketball’s most decorated coaches. Success has followed Khalihah throughout her career from a very early on. Having been a part of four Toronto Secondary School League Championships, named the 1998 National High School Player of the Year in Canada and being named to the All-Canadian team, Khalihah brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on what it takes to be effective at various levels of basketball.
Director of Community Engagement