NPH Virtual Training

North Pole Hoops is pleased to offer virtual training to help basketball players (male & female) from all over the world improve their game, at all levels. Working alongside the industry's best basketball minds, NPH Virtual Training provides an opportunity for players to work directly with world-class development specialists.

Kyle Julius, Head Trainer

Kyle is a former Canadian men's national team player, a professional basketball coach and is considered one of Canada's most experienced and talented basketball minds. Kyle is currently the head coach for the Taiwanese team Formosa Dreamers of the ASEAN Basketball League and GM/Head Coach of the Fraser Valley Bandits of the CEBL. Kyle is a founder of the Global BluePrint Basketball.

The Player
Kyle is a former All-Canadian from the University of Guelph and was a member of the Canadian National Men's basketball team. As an outstanding 3-point shooter, Kyle was recruited and played 2 seasons of NCAA Division-1 basketball at Furman where he was named to the Southern Conference All-Rookie team.

The Coach
In 5 short years as a professional head coach Kyle has set league and franchise records while turning two organizations around on seperate sides of the world. Kyle builds a winning culture wherever he goes.

In Canada, Julius spent two seasons with the London Lightning, taking them to the league finals both years. In 2016 the Lightning lost to Halifax in seven games. In 2017, Kyle's London won the League Championship by defeating Halifax in six games. En route to his NBL Championship, Kyle's teams compiled a 61–19 regular season record, a 21–8 playoff record, and set a new league record for the most wins in a single season with 35 – Regular season record of 35–5.

In Vietnam, Kyle was hired by the Saigon Heat in the ABL to turn the team around and help build a new winning culture. Since arriving, Kyle has changed the entire culture and given the Saigon Heat their two best seasons in franchise history including the organization's first playoff win ever. He has exceeded all expectations and guided the Heat from a 37% total win record to two consecutive winning seasons of 53% and a completely new organizational culture and winning mindset.