What is YXU?

YXU stands for "why not you?"

Learn more about the meaning behind our name and why it resonates with our team!

  • Dave Smart

    • NCAA Division 1 Head Coach (Pacific Tigers)
    • Former Head Coach at Carleton University
    • The most successful USports coach of all time

    "Connor coached my son's competitive basketball team for 4 years while he was at Carleton. The energy, enthusiasm, and attention to detail that he consistently brought to practice and workouts benefited both my son and his teammates over that time. Connor has the makings to become a high level coach with further mentorship and experience."

  • Andrew McKenna

    • Brock University Men's Basketball
    • 2024 OUA All-Rookie Team

    "Connor's experience and understanding of the game has helped me grow as a player and get to the next level. Connor's mentorship has made a significant impact on my performance on the court - whether it's refining my shooting, honing my ball handling or breaking down film to enhance my basketball IQ. He's been more than just a coach; he's been my mentor through my basketball journey."

  • Duncan Cowan

    • Head Coach (Frontenac Secondary School)

    "This season, I was beyond excited when Connor unexpectedly became available to join our coaching staff at Frontenac. Watching, learning, and asking questions became the norm for me once Connor arrived. I was blown away by the level of detail and precision with which he saw the game and even more so how he taught the game. Connor understands how to communicate at a highly advanced level with his athletes and creates a culture in which questions and reflection are encouraged. He will push them, he will make them uncomfortable, he will support them, and they will grow. Connor has big things in his future. I would highly recommend any young basketball enthusiast jump at the opportunity to experience a clinic or camp with him."

  • Sam Playter

    • University of Ottawa Men's Basketball
    • 2023 OUA Champion

    "Connor is extremely passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to the game of basketball. Over the years I've had the opportunity to watch Connor train on his own as well as train alongside Connor. The precision he brings to each rep in every drill paired with his basketball IQ is what makes him special as a player and coach."

  • Grant Campbell

    • Parent
    • Frontenac Boys Basketball

    "My son has been working with Connor for six months. I can't say enough about the impact that working with Connor has had on his skills and development. Their sessions have made my son a much more confident and capable player. I would highly recommend Connor to any player looking to take their game to a higher level"

  • Andrew Cooper

    • Parent
    • Ottawa Elite U13 Boys (2010)

    "Connor is not only a great technical basketball instructor, but he also understands what is required to compete at the highest level. My son has benefitted greatly from working with Connor over the last few years. I couldn't recommend him more as a coach, and a teacher of the game."

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