About Climb

Coach Slav

My name is Slav Kornik. I developed a love for the sport of basketball at a young age which has continued throughout my life. I’ve had the fortune of playing and coaching for many years. I have coached at a number of levels: high school, provincial teams, university, and college, as both an assistant and head coach. I have also spent many hours pursuing my coaching education, completing Canada Basketball's Train to Compete certification, in an effort to build my knowledge as a coach. All these experiences have taught me how to teach athletes to play the sport and molded my coaching philosophy. My goal with Climb Basketball Academy is to use my understanding of basketball to help kids develop their abilities in the sport in a welcoming and fun environment. 


NAIT Men's Basketball Head Coach (2019-2021)

University of Alberta Men's Basketball Assistant Coach (2017-2019)

Strathcona High School Senior Boys Head Coach (2014-2017)

Archbishop O'Leary High School Senior Boys Assistant Coach (2013-2014)

Alberta Basketball Association:

U17 Boys Provincial Team Assistant Coach (2018)

U15 Boys Provincial Team Head Coach (2015-2016)

U15 Boys Provincial Team Assistant Coach (2014)


Canada Basketball :
Train to Compete Certified

Train to Train Certified

Learn to Train Certified

Canada Basketball Super Clinic (2017 & 2019)

Golden Ticket Sports/Basketball Immersion  Coaching Clinic (2020)

Alberta Basketball Association Coaching Clinic featuring Jack Armstrong (2016)


NAIT Ooks - Four-time ACAC All-Conference Player (1999-2004)

CCAA National Championship MVP (2003)

CCAA National Championship All-Star (2004)

Captain of CCAA national championship team (2003)

Captain ACAC championship teams (2003 and 2004)

U19 Alberta Provincial Team Member

High School Metro Division League MVP (1999)

Edmonton Journal All-Star (1998 and 1999)

Archbishop O'Leary High School boys basketball player of the decade (1990s)

Frequently Asked Questions

None. The program is designed for children of all abilities and experience levels. 

Children are only required to bring their own indoor shoes, shorts, and water bottle.
A reversible jersey will be provided by Climb. Climb will also have basketballs for the children to use, so we ask that the participants to leave their personal basketballs at home.

Yes. Parents are allowed to stay and watch the sessions. However, we ask parents not to coach their children during the sessions as it can cause the children to lose focus on what the coaches are teaching. 

A full refund will be provided if a request is made at least 14 days prior to the start of the program’s first session. No refund will be provided after that period.

If a training session is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, a prorated fee will be refunded. This only relates to cancellation not a change in schedule. 

If a child cannot attend a session or sessions, no refund or discount will be provided.

Yes! A sibling discount of 15% will be provided on the registration of each additional participant. This discount can only be applied to Climb's program fee, not the Alberta Basketball Association membership fee. Use promo code SIBLING15 on each additional registration. Improper use of this promo code is monitored and will result in an incomplete registration.

The focus of the program is to teach children fundamental offensive skills while developing agility, movement, and coordination skills which are important to the game of basketball; all in a fun and welcoming environment.

This can be a picture of your child's birth certificate, Alberta Health Care card, or Passport. This information is required for liability purposes but is only accessed in the event there is a liability claim made against Alberta Basketball.