Fall Session (October – December)
- Registration late September
- Training begins in October
- No tryouts
Winter Session (January – March)
- Registration early January
- Training begins mid January
- No tryouts
Spring Session (April – June)
- Registration early April
- Training begins late April
- No tryouts
Summer Session (July – August)
- Registration early July
- Training begins mid July
- No tryouts
Age Range: Will vary depending on registration numbers. Generally 5-8 year olds. We understand that some kids start basketball late so we are always open to adding older beginner groups to the program.
Intro 1: 5/6 Year olds
Intro 2: 6/7 Year olds
Intro 3: 7/8 Year olds
This is our introductory class to basketball. Most kids at this age will be touching basketballs for the first time. This sessions focus is to keep all participants smiling and having fun while teaching kids how to move their body parts as athletes. Coaches will key on Motor skills and developing basic fundamental body movements.
Age Range: Will vary depending on registration numbers. Generally 6-8 year olds. Kids in this group have completed our Beginner Intro sessions. This is still a Beginner group.
Basketball geography will be introduced at this level. Kids will slowly learn the lines on the basketball court. Physical development will continue with fundamental movements designed to build a solid foundation. Development of basic skills will begin; passing, dribbling and shooting. Beginner rules will be taught; double dribble and travelling. This group will progress and build to controlled game play. Kids will play full court basketball for the first time.
Age Range: Generally 6 and 7 year olds who have completed our Beginner Intro and Beginner 2 course or have some experience playing basketball.
Basketball geography already learnt will be reinforced and new information will be introduced. Physical development will continue with fundamental movements designed to build a solid foundation. Development of basic skills will begin; passing, dribbling and shooting. Beginner rules will be taught; double dribble and travelling. This group will progress and build to controlled game play. Kids will play full court basketball for the first time.
Controlled Game Play: Game is stopped often by Coaches to help teach and learn from mistakes that are being made. We find that teaching while making mistakes at “game speed” becomes very helpful to the individuals making the mistakes. They see their mistake and are allowed to correct it and continue playing.
Age Range: 8 and 9 year olds
Kids are working on their individual skill sets. Basketball specific movements are introduced; V-Cut square up, defensive slides, proper footwork for layups, proper hand position when shooting. Building a solid offensive skill set is important because basketball is a very skill driven game. Sessions are focused on ball handing, passing, layups and shooting. At this point most rules of the game are known and games are allowed to be played more freely. Coaches and ref still stop games to teach and correct.
Age Range: 10 and 11 year olds
Participants continue to work on their individual game while being introduced to basic team play; running lanes, spacing, player movement. Entry level strength and conditioning begins as we try to further build that already strong foundation and base. Coaches take more time to be precise with individual skills; Shooting form and footwork. Defensive body positioning and defensive footwork is more of a focus. Games are now full out basketball games. Coaches will always coach the teams when they play to ensure kids are learning from their mistakes.
Age Range: 12 and 13 year olds
Strength and conditioning has now become part of our practice sessions. At this age kids have developed into athletes and are strengthening their bodies to go along with the development of their skill set. Team play and team concepts are introduced on both the offensive end and defensive ends of the game. Offensively; make plays for others. Defensively; help side defence. How to set screens is introduced at this level; Off ball and on ball.
Age Range: 14 and 15 year olds
Further development of team concepts and team play. Spacing and movement in the half court and in the full court is a major part of practice sessions. Drills have become more team oriented as Athletes have built themselves an individual skill set that will allow success with team play. Defensive movements and defensive awareness have become a major part of practice sessions.
Age Range: 16 and 17 year olds
Our Varsity group is a training ground for elite basketball players. Individual skill development and enhancement while understanding team play and team concepts. An opportunity to be coached by and train with university basketball players and pro basketball players. Learn and train with the best.