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About Us

Founded in 2001 by Dave Love, the concept originated as an effort to provide high quality coaching to young basketball players aspiring to improve their shooting ability. Since that time, The Love of the Game has evolved into a highly respected basketball program and popular place for players to hone their skills.

  • Young basketball players of all skill levels
  • Players that struggle with consistency
  • Players who want to understand how their shots work
  • Players that have big goals, but their shot is holding them back

Explore our Clinics

We offer various programs for players of all ages and skill levels.

Don’t see a clinic near you? Request one here

Day Clinics

Take your shot to the next level the same way NBA players have with either half day, full day or week-long clinics.

Multi-Week Shooting Sessions

Develop your shot through the same drill progressions taught to NBA players in a small group setting.

Private Lessons

Customized private lessons – ranging from one hour, to one week


NBA Shooting Coach Dave Love works with your program to build a shooting culture

Ready to take your game to the next level?

Shooting a basketball is fundamentally about muscle memory, and therefore our teachings are focused on retraining the muscles and building good shooting habits.
Our methodology emphasizes simplicity while educating players how each part of the body affects the shooting process, and attempts to instill a simple shooting technique that can be easily repeated.

Meet our Trainers

Learn from professional and collegiate coaches highly skilled in the mechanics of proper shooting form.

Dave Love

Head Coach

Shooting Coach to 3 NBA teams and dozens of NBA players.

Jamie Brown

Head Coach

Shooting Coach having run clinics in 40+ different cities across Western Canada.

Jake Cusamano

Head Coach

Former European professional player and Head Coach

Neil Mangus

Business Development

Contact Neil to discuss a clinic in your area.

Find Out How We Can Help You

Contact The Love of the Game’s staff with any questions?

Basketball has been a lifelong passion for Dave Love. The Calgary native began his career in the sport at the age of 10 when he picked up a ball for the first time. This led to a three decade odyssey.

In 2001, Dave began to teach a program that would afford basketball players of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to improve their shooting ability. The Love of the Game was born.

What People Are Saying About Us


Grateful for the opportunity to have a clinic like this made available to small communities, especially in Northern Alberta


Really easy to host a clinic – just let him know you are interested and he sends all the links, letters, posters, etc. Kids register online and so you never have to process money or paperwork. Jamie was an excellent presenter and the 3 hours flew by.


The coaching connects at exactly the right level with the players.


Jamie did an amazing job working with the group of kids that we had. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and does a great job connecting with the players. Thank you Jamie!


Coach Love was extremely approachable and down to earth.The first visit was only 5 days, but what a difference in my son’s shot. Upon returning to his local head coach, the difference was noticed immediately. The way Coach Love breaks the process down and begins to rebuild is a very personal experience.

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