Head Trainer/ Coach : Nate Randall
Playing experience- As a player Nate was selected for various regional teams. Nate was a phenomenal three-point shooter earning third place at the Gonzaga summer camp invitational. In addition to being selected for the island all-star game in 2007, Nate played at Camosun College in Victoria B.C. where he played point guard for one year. Nate was also Selected to British Columbia’s Center for performance playing along side some of most elite basketball players in Western Canada, some that are currently playing professionally oversea’s today with two former (NBL) players and one former (NBA) player.
Coaching experience- Coach Nate is definitely among the 1% club in Grande Prairie when it comes to coaching/training basketball players on a (international) scale.
*2018- current UNDERGROUND BASKETBALL ACADEMY (Grande Prairie)
NCCP Trained Level 1
GM & Scouting Certificate from SMWW
“Experience is key in anything you do. As a coach, if you have not experienced elite athletes on and off the court, and I do mean off the court as well; You will eventually top out in your tactics, strategies and advice for the youth. Where does the athlete go to after their skill has surpassed your coaching level and qualifications? Basketball players are human beings first that just chose to play basketball. I truly believe this program is where a basketball player goes from naive amateur to (knowledge fed), mature and disciplined skill set player”. – Nate Randall
Trainer: Chase McCarthy
Playing experience- As a player Chase has played competitive basketball from as early as grade 7. Chase was blue collar player earning his spot onto teams with his hard work ethic and skill on the defensive end. Chase played at Grande Prairie Regional College in Grande Prairie AB. where he played as a post for one year. Chase was also Selected to multiple club teams where he was granted the opportunity to travel the world for 5 weeks playing basketball.
Coaching experience – Coach Chase believes he is definitely among the 1% club in Grande Prairie when it comes to coaching/training basketball players to an elite level.
*2011-2014 Assistant Coach I.V. Macklin Public School
*2014-2018 Assistant Coach Charles Spencer High School
*2018 summer Head Coach of GPRC Wolves u13 Team
*2018-2020 Head Coach of Riverstone Junior High Boys
*2019-current Underground Basketball Academy (Elite)
“If you’re coaching its for 1 of 3 reasons usually. Either you have kids on the team, you’re a volunteer, or you love the sport. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t want to be. We’re here to train young girls and boys to reach an elite level of basketball skill and IQ. Our program will not only improve their game but also improve their everyday lives outside of the gym. We train good habits that transfer over to everyday life, that’s why I coach”.