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Stony Plain Basketball is a ministry of Stony Plain Baptist Church which exists to facilitate:
  • Quality Coaching
  • Quality Skills
  • Quality Athletes
  • Quality Community


Phase 1, The Stony Plain Central Years 1983 - 1985

The camp had its genesis at Stony Plain Central School under the coaching of Shalogne Kosakovich, a then Panda’s player who presently teaches at Jasper Place High School, and Dave Cunney, a former referee and teacher at Stony Plain Central School. That year there were eight campers registered.

In its second year Shalogne returned to coach together with Gerry Cousins and once again SPC hosted the camp.

In the third year Gerry Cousins returned and brought along Dave Youngs as an up and coming new coach.

Phase 2, The Memorial Years 1986 - 2007

In 1986 the camp had to move to Memorial Composite High School and for the next two years Gerry Cousins and Dave Youngs continued coaching the camp.

In 1988 Neil Ogelstone(teacher and basketball coach at Memorial) became the camp director and Dave Youngs became the head coach.

During this time the camp became known as the Memorial Basketball Camp and as its popularity grew more gym space was required to accommodate the growing demand for skill development.

Also, during this time the camp was organized into its present format of INTORDUCTORY LEVEL (Grade 2-4), JUNIOR LEVEL (Grade 4-7), INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (Grade 6-8), SENIOR LEVEL (Grade 8-9) and ADVANCED LEVE (Grade 10-12).

Phase 3, The Rockets 2008 - Present

Summer Camp '07 was Neil Ogelstone’s last year as camp director. He turned the directorship over to Roc Weigl and Stony Plain Baptist Church.  That being the case, there was no longer a staff member of Memorial as part of the camp, so they were told it could not be called the Memorial Camp anymore.  So began the "Rockets."  For these four years, Roc got his feet under him organizing the summer basketball camp.  Roc, along with good friend and fellow coach Tony Cherfan, saw the growing interest in basketball in this community and began to expand the program to Fall skills camps, Spring skills camps, Spring League teams and hosting the Rim Rocker Tournaments!  

Up to this point, due to the fact that Neil Oglestone was the director of the camp (a teacher and coach at Memorial), the gym usage was free in order to give the kids in this community the best chance of attending a great camp for little money!  Neil did a fantastic job of growing the basketball program!

In 2011, Roc decided that it was time for a younger generation to start taking over the Rockets, and therefore started to get his son Rocky involved in a greater capacity, with the intention of him taking over all duties at some point.  While Rocky was learning the ropes, gym space was becoming harder and harder to come by in the summer.  

Summer 2013 came with many new challenges.  This was the first year that we were not approved for gym space in the Stony Plain gyms for the week.  Unsure of the reason for the change, we scrambled to find another place for the camp.  The TriLeisure Centre in Spruce Grove had the exact timeframe open on the South Field that would be good enough for 2 of the groups, along with half the gym for the Intro Camp!  With the generosity of Living Waters and St. Matthews, the camp still had a place to work in this community!  All we can do is not get discouraged and keep trying to give the kids of this community a chance to play basketball.

For 6 years now we have used the Tri Leisure Centre and Living Waters Christian Academy for summer camp, and it has been great!  The future of the "Rockets" skills camp is uncertain, but year by year we will continue to give kids the opportunity to learn, play and be part of a team in the sport of basketball.


  • "Hayley had a great time at camp. She was up, packed and ready every morning in record time. The organization and quality of coaching were both outstanding. I will be encouraging all of my U-11 players (David Youngs daughter will be playing with us) from this fall's team to come out to your camp next year. By all means keep me informed of your other camps. Thanks again for giving my daughter a terrific experience." - Mitch Parsons

  • Advisory Board
    • Roc Weigl
    • Richard Nelson
    • Laurissa Madrid
    • Steven Cherfan
  • Director of Operations: Rocky Weigl
  • Director of Basketball Development: Tony Cherfan

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