Coach Graves - Testimonials
Coach Graves has been lucky enough to have been coached by or have worked with other great coaches in the basketball community. Below are some testimonials from those who have worked first hand with Coach Graves in the basketball world and from those who have been coached by Coach Graves.
Head Coach - Men's Basketball, Simon Fraser University
Beryl Braun -
Parent of Grade 8 -
Chilliwack Basketball Club
Joe Mauro -
"I've had the pleasure of competing against Coach Graves at the high school level where his players competed extremely hard, were fundamentally sound, and played as a unit. At the Centre for Performance, Kyle and I had an opportunity to work together with BC's elite high school players and I really enjoyed learning from him and sharing ideas about coaching. Most importantly, Kyle understands long-term athlete development and what it takes to improve."
" Kyle has an excellent, constructive way of instructing the kids and giving them pointers as to how to improve their skills and games, and is committed to seeing them grow"
“I have known Kyle for 18 years and in that time he has been devoted to the game of basketball in Chilliwack. First as a player and now as a coach. As a coach I’ve observed him always bettering himself through conferences, clinics and talking to established coaches. Since his coaching debut at Sardis Secondary, he has achieved tremendous success early on by going to the BC Championships twice. His team placed 4th on their second visit to the BC’s. This can only happen because of his time, work ethic and dedication to his team and to the basketball community of Chilliwack”
Edward Lefurgy -
"I have worked with Coach Graves in several capacities over the last six years. During that time I have seen him successfully guide an unknown school to the provincial elite in back to back seasons, develop University players to the national level and further his knowledge, coaching capacity and passion for the game of basketball. He has also helped develop my high school players into some of the provinces best players for their age. I look forward to seeing how Coach Graves can improve the level of basketball in the club, high school, University and Chilliwack basketball world. I fully endorse Coach Graves as a mentor to young people though the game of basketball"
"Words can not describe how grateful I am to be part of the alumni Chilliwack Basketball Club. Coach Graves have helped me develop, not only as a player, but as an individual. Coach Graves helped developed my team understanding and my one on one skill development and he really helped me with my shot. On top of this the Chilliwack Basketball Club has given me many opportunities to create memories and friendships that I will cherish for a lifetime"
"I started playing Chilliwack basketball almost 3 years ago. I began just training with Kyle and he always made me work. When I started to slow down he’d push me more because he knew what I was capable of. He was a coach that strongly believed I was capable of playing post secondary. I decided to tryout for his girls team and I was lucky enough to be selected. We went into various tournaments and even traveled to Las Vegas. Those were some of my favorite Summer memories as the team and the competition made it so enjoyable. I’m so thankful for all the coaches that coached me during my time in Chilliwack basketball and I can’t wait to represent the team in my years to come."
"Being a part of CBC’s family transformed my game. Coach Kyle has been a huge part of my life and my game would be no where near where it is today without his guidance. Over one summer he completely changed me as a player and 3 years later he continues to push me to be the best. Coach Kyle is the first person I go to when I have a great game or big news and the first person I go to when I’ve had a rough patch and need help getting through it. I’m proud to be a part of CBC’s family and call it my club home."
"Coach Kyle has always been invested in my development over the years. Although I have never played for Chilliwack Basketball, Kyle has done training sessions with me on multiple occasions. I always looked forward to getting in the gym with him, and found that each session we did, there was always something new to take away. I have been coaching for Chilliwack Basketball for many years and love the passion Coach Kyle has for the game. He always brings energy, and I would recommend his camps/club/training to all basketball players. Kyle always made sure to develop my one on one skills by bringing in guys to play against me. If you are looking to improve your game, reach out to Kyle because he’s always excited to get in the gym!"