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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.

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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.

Meet our Trainer

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.

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


Coach Love is the Shot Doctor.  Nobody teaching shooting better than him in the country.  He is one of the best clinician in the country.  We were very blessed to watch all of his work.


Dave is a master teacher whose layered approach gives players the knowledge and drills to create new, more productive habits. He uses simple and effective language, timely storytelling, and impactful analogies to keep the players engaged throughout the day.


I just wanted to say a big thank you.  We have been really fortunate to be included in quite a few specialist clinics, but today my son came home and said that this was the BEST thing he’d done thus far.  You’re obviously doing something right!  Thank you!


My son attended your clinic and says he learned more in those few hours than he’s learned in the last few years! Thank you!


I just wish to thank you for the great clinic you ran!  My son came home full of confidence, and really loved it!  He was very proud of the comments from you and the coaches about his good shooting style. He has not stopped talking about the camp and talking about the coaches and the things he learnt with footwork and balance which we always try and work on together.


Coach Love understands that what may work for one may not work for another, so he continually checks to make sure that my son is understanding and if not, they work together to make sure it is understood. One of the best things about training with Coach Love is the way he interacts with the player.


The coaching connects at exactly the right level with the players.  I cannot recommend these clinics strongly enough.  If you have the chance, make sure to attend one!


Coach Love was extremely approachable and down to earth. We did a week of private lessons, and 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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