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James Tabaniag
Program Director
Lead Coach
U11 boys | U13A boys

"Calgary Chinooks Basketball came to fruition when my kids showed so much interest in basketball. Being a basketball enthusiast myself, I immersed them in early training, NBA games on TV, basketball lingo and more. They started off training from other camps but summer of 2022, I have decided to train them myself. We started practicing at our side yard during summer. We loved it! Now I am extending my knowledge to other youth who would like to get quality and affordable training in Calgary."


"As an experienced basketball player since 5 years of age, I learned valuable lessons from coaches overseas and in North America. Playing basketball in 2 continents, helped me gain the experience and knowledge. I have a FIRST AID and CPR certification and I am a Red Seal Certified Chef."

NCCP National Coaching Certification Program #6536068

"At an early age, I was trained by one of Philippines' prestigious youth training camp (Milo best) where I learned the basics and got trained by professional basketball players. I then became a varsity player in grade school and high school where we competed with top schools in the city. In college, I pursued my passion in becoming a chef. While in school I still played in various leagues where I raked numerous awards from MVP, mythical 5, championships, etc. My culinary experience led me to North America where I slowly became a chef in different organizations. My passion for basketball is very much alive as I juggled work, family and basketball. I am back to playing around various leagues here in Calgary competing in the highest level"


"Throughout the years I have gained valuable basketball knowledge. Our program is an evolving program directed to all participants with or without experience. We drill the basics and fundamentals. We knit pick from the smallest aspect of basketball to the broader technical skills. The program is set up to work with participants one on one to harness their strengths in becoming great basketball players someday and have fun."

"I am currently a volunteer coach for the Junior Boys Team for the Valley Creek Chargers in the NW."

"I am a champion, an MVP, a proud husband and father of 2 boys. Now, it is time to pass the torch to them and make them champions."

"I see there is unlimited potential for our youth. There is no doubt that they are our future basketball superstars."

"We are committed to building a strong basketball community here in the NW Calgary quadrant."

"What a beautiful sport!"

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

Michael Jordan

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