Our Staff

Train with the Best

Coach Jamil Abiad

Co-Head Coach

Accomplishments:

BISHOPS UNIVERSITY (2010-2015)
SILVER MEDALIST RSEQ
GOLD MEDALIST RSEQ
NATIONALS APPEARANCE (6th)

BISHOP GAITERS GARSMITH AWARD
PROVIGO ROBERT LAFOND ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
2015-2016
2017-2018

CURRENTLY:

GLOBAL BASKETBALL TRAINER ( Jamil Abiad - NL Fitness ) 
UNDER ARMOUR INFLUENCER
NBYMP MENTOR
NEXT LEVEL MEDIA OWNER ( Next Level Media )
LOUIS RIEL JR BOYS " HEAD COACH "
UNDER ARMOUR RISING STARS "INSTRUCTOR"

Untitled.jpg

Coach Michael L'African

Co-Head Coach

Accomplishments:


U Ottawa
2015-16 U SPORTS Player of the Year
2015-16 OUA Player of the Year
2015-16 OUA First Team All-Star
2015-16 University of Ottawa Athlete of the Year
2011-12 U SPORTS All-Rookie Team
2011-12 OUA EAST All-Rookie Team

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2016-2017

207-2018

CURRENTLY

U OTTAWA ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Mike Theodore

Assistant Coach

Accomplishments:


2012 U17 Provincial Champion
2016 Wesmen Classic MVP
2017 Lakehead Most Improved Player
2017 Team Leader in Offensive Rebounding
2017 Top 10 in USports in offensive rebounding
2018 Graduated with a degree in Political Science.

Untitled.jpg

Coach Jeremy Leonard-Smith

Assistant Coach

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

BISHOP'S UNIVERSITY(2009-2013)
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA(2014)
1ST TEAM ALL -STAR RSEQ
MULTIPLE TOURNAMENT ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS
SILVER MEDALIST RSEQ (2X)
GOLD MEDALIST (CANADA WEST)
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER (ROOKIE)

COACHING
GOLD MEDAL U16 AAA ONL CHRIS PAULIN TOURNAMENT
BRONZE MEDAL FINALIST U16 AAA OBA 2018-2019

IMG_4551.jpg

Ismail Chbibi

Athletic Performance Trainer

Ismail “Ish” Chbihi Ismail At Capital Physiotherapy Capital Physiotherapy & Athletic Performance is the owner of and resident Kinesiologist at Capital Physiotherapy & Athletic Performance. With his wealth of clinical and field experience as a Kinesiologist, he works to help athletes maximize their athleticism and prevent injury. Ish’s clinical experience is what makes his approach to Strength & Conditioning/ Training athletes different. Through his extensive assessment tools, Ish develops and conducts High-Performance training protocols for competitive and professional athletes that are truly individualized and tailored to their body’s needs.

naomi.jpg

Naomi Zitt-James

Sports Psychologist

Naomi Zitt- James is a graduate of the Applied Sports Psychology Master’s program at the University of Ottawa and currently works as a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC). As an MPC, Naomi’s job is to help athletes optimize their performance and overall well-being through the implementation of mental skills. Some of the mental skills include:

-motivation
-performance anxiety
-Team Cohesion
-goal-setting
-Imagery/Visualization
-Communication
-self-awareness
-Focus

-Mindfulness

-Dealing with pressure

-Confidence

-Arousal Regulation

And many more!

Naomi’s services range from individual one-on-one sessions to group workshops and coach development!

pharel p.jpg

Pharel Pierre

Media Relations

Pharel Pierre comes with a strong passion not only in media but in sports. He is the main videographer for Next Level media and has been with the company for 1 year now. He has shown tremendous upside in his work. Our goal at Believe is to make sure we give all our players the chance and exposure to be seen all across Canada.
Next level media will cover all games throughout the year. This will give our players the opportunity to have game film to send to coaches and give them that extra edge over other players. We are looking forward to working closely with @nlevelmedia

1425583_10152050595192392_1478384910_n.j

Steven Amirikah

Director of Community Engagment

Steven Amirikah previously worked as a Policy Advisor for the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, where he advised and provided leadership to Ministers, the Premier’s Office and senior management on sport, recreation, and community programs. He developed policies and program, which promoted amateur sports through targeted funding. Further, he developed the Sports Action Plan to make Ontario the best place to play sports. This Plan includes increasing sport hosting funding, enhancing sport safety, and modernizing combative sports. He has worked with national/provincial sport organizations, communities, universities, and other sport stakeholders to increase participation in sports and develop athletes from the playgrounds to the podium.

jermaine.jpg

Jermaine Solomon - Holder

Team Manager

Jermaine is an experienced team manager and will be helping us coordinate tournaments, travel/lodging, and any administrative work.

+16133027505

©2019 by Team Believe. Proudly created with Wix.com