Mihai part of the Minnesota Lynx 4th WNBA Championship

The Lynx have won their fourth WNBA Championship and they are tied with the Houston Comets for the most titles in WNBA history. Ganon Baker Basketball was approached by head coach Cheryl Reeve (winningest coach in the WNBA history by percentage), shortly after the 2016 season in a request for training. Ganon invited Mihai to spend a week in Florida with him and work out Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen in order to prepare them for the upcoming 2017 season and of course another WNBA Championship run. It was a pleasure watching Maya and Lindsay put the work to use on the court as they captured their 4th title in seven (7) seasons.

“Mihai with Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen”

Local clubs using NLP for growth

 

No Limit Performance Basketball is entering it’s 10th season of helping players and basketball clubs in the Niagara Region get better. As we have grown over the years we have been able to help local clubs grow as well by collaborating in the education of their coaches and players which ultimately leads to building a culture that players want to be part of.

 

Pelham Panthers Basketball Association has fully embraced our philosophy in regard to basketball skill development to include athletic development and increasing self awareness. Over the past several years the PPBA organization has grown from eight (8) teams to 22 teams this season and has become the largest and most successful club in the Niagara Region. This season we are proud to announce that we have ALL of the the PPBA teams participating in our Sunday Skill Sessions as an added value to their regular practices. Our team of trainers are also mentoring the House League coaches for PPBA by attending the House League sessions on a regular basis. Lastly a large number of PPBA players are working on their game with our trainers in their free time to increase their skill set.

 

NOTL Rangers is another local basketball club that has shown love to our team of trainers since its inception. Jennifer and Bruce Caughill started the small club in the town of Niagara on the Lake in an effort to provide a chance for local kids to play the sport. Both Jen and Bruce have reached out to Mihai and his team of trainers in order to aid their current coaches growth as well as help with player development. Over the years the relationship produced a Provincial Championship team with the U14 team winning OBA Division 1. The relationship between NOTL Rangers and NLP continues to grow as we are committed to training each team several times this season as well as supplying our own Youth Development Coach, Genille Kroeker, for their House League Development program. Lastly we will be conducting group and individual sessions for their players in NOTL as well.

 

Beside the above two mentioned long standing relationships our team of trainers has been used occasionally by other local clubs in addition to their regular practices. This upcoming season we are been contracted out by St. Catharines Rebels U13 boys team for bi-weekly sessions for the duration of their season. We are happy to help any local club team in the future with any requests for training. Please contact brittany@nolimitperfomance.ca with any inquiries you might have.

Local partnerships continue to flourish

  • Niagara River Lions  – We have partnered up with the Niagara River Lions professional basketball team to offer Discounted tickets to our No Limit Performance community. $5 from each sale goes into the No Limit Performance scholarship fund. The scholarship fund has been used in the past to allow players to attend our sessions, aid with university or college fees or simply help out someone in need. Buy your tickets for the home opener by clicking HERE.

 

  • Niagara College – Exercise Science Grad Program will be using our Sunday Skill Sessions as well as any team training sessions in the Niagara Region as a co-op placement for its students.

 

  • City of St. Catharines – Recreational Basketball Programing is entering its third (3) season of operating under the NLP umbrella. This program is ran by our Youth Development Coach, Genille Kroeker, who is being helped by various players that are part various NLP training programs.

 

  • NCDSB – and our team have developed a Outreach and Mentorship Program and we are now entering our third year of helping schools in the Niagara Region educate their students in the areas of physical literacy, movement, nutrition and living an active and healthy life. This program is ran by our talented Youth Development Coach, Genille Kroeker.

Waterdown Sunday Sessions

The request for No Limit Performance Skill Development Sessions has been increasing over the years in the area of Hamilton / Guelph / Oakville and thus after several conversations with the leaders of Flamborough Fire Basketball Club we decided to start the Sunday Skill Development Sessions in Waterdown. The sessions are ran by our long time trainer, Whitney Gorges and our brand new addition, Taylor Chiarot with guest appearances by Mihai Raducanu and Brittany MacFarlane. The sessions started on October 15, 2017 and are set to run for a period of eight (8) weeks for the fall sessions.

Taylor Chiarot joining our team of trainers

Taylor Chiarot was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario, she played rep basketball for Hamilton Transway where she won three OBA gold medals as well as contributing to three AAAA OFSAA gold medals at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. She continued her basketball career for five more years at McMaster University where she was a four (4) time OUA Conference All-Star, team captain in her fourth and fifth year as well as being awarded the McMaster Women’s Basketball MVP in 2011 and 2012. Once her career concluded at McMaster, Taylor took her passion to Hamburg Germany where she played professionally for TSV Lamstedt winning the league MVP and scoring title. At the conclusion of her contract Taylor returned home to start her coaching career at Redeemer University College where she has been the assistant coach for the past five years.
Taylor has been involved in coaching for the past five years, coaching at various age levels and programs/schools within Hamilton such as Redeemer University, Bishop Ryan, and St. Thomas More and is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at Niagara University. Taylor is a certified No Limit Performance Basketball Trainer.

Niagara Sunday Sessions

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