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Dragons Academy

About Us


 The KL Dragons Basketball Academy (KLDBA) currently run weekend training sessions throughout the year, please see our training information page for details. Troy Thistleton is our Academy Manager and Joselito Vergara (Head Coach) and Muhammad Ghazi (Lead Coach) are supported by our team of dedicated Assistant Coaches to ensure your rising basketball stars are in great hands.

 By sharing our basketball passion, we aim to promote and develop basketball in KL with the hopes of more and more players spreading the love for the game. Where possible we invite our professional players to our sessions to interact with our students to further motivate them. Registered academy students also receive free entry to all ABL home games. 

For more information contact Troy 0126600704 or troy@kldragons.com


 The Academy officially started in 2013, providing free basketball clinics to public schools in the Klang Valley. Due to the high demand, permanent weekly practices began in several schools at the end of 2013. The Academy now offers private practices, personal training, and school development programs. The Dragons are also official partners with Jr NBA Malaysia and provide a select group of core coaches for Jr. NBA


  We aspire to be the most reputable basketball academy in KL. We have current strategies in place to monitor our sessions to ensure we deliver effective training methods. Our player to coach ratio is monitored along with capped class sizes ensuring your child is getting the best from every session. Through our training, players are nurtured technically and mentally to develop strong basketball fundamentals which include discipline, teamwork and confidence. By teaching players more than just basketball, the academy hopes to make a positive impact on each of the players lives by enhancing their skills both on and off the court. As we are affiliated with the Westports Malaysia Dragons, we hope to develop them so that one day they could be playing for our professional team. 

Meet our Coaches

Joselito Vergara



Muhd Ghazi


Troy Thistleton





Training Information


Training Venue 1

 The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL)

No 1, Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya 47800

  • Saturday 4 - 6pm.
    Court 1 - U13's (13yrs & under)
    Court 2 - U10's (10yrs & under, 8yrs minimum age)
  • Sunday 9 - 11am.
    Court 1 - 14 & above 


Training Venue 2

 The Alice Smith International School (KLASS)
No 3, Jalan Equine, Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan 43300

  • Saturday 9 - 11am.
    Court 1 - U10's (10yrs & under, 8yrs minimum age)
    Court 2 - U13's (13yrs & under)
    Court 3 - 14 & above 


Academy Details

 We love to train our students and try to fit in as many weekends as we can bringing into consideration public holidays and school events where we can't use our facilities. The average is 12 - 14 sessions per term.  

The year is broken up into 3 terms. Jan - April / May - Aug / Sept - Dec and below are your payment options.  

  • 01 session   = MYR70   (payable weekly) 
  • 05 sessions = MYR315 (63/session) 
  • 10 sessions = MYR550 (55/session) 

Payment Info


13th-15th August

3-Day Basketball Clinic

12PM - 4PM

Phaze Grounds

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13th-15th August

12PM - 4PM

Phaze Grounds

3-day Basketball Clinic @Phaze Grounds