**Prices vary: New Participants $170 - Returning Participants $145
**There are No Refunds but consideration will be given to extreme circumstances.
For Financial Assistance please go to our Sponsors page
Please register using the below link.
Locations: J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, 1355 Harwood Avenue North - Map
4-5 yr olds (Co-ed) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Basketball Basics House League 12:00 PM - 2 PM (ages 8, 9-12 and 13 - 15)
Adult Drop In - 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm (must be 16 and over)
4-5 yr olds (Co-ed) 12:30 PM - 1:30 Session 1
All Girls Session 6- 12 12 PM - 1:30 PM Session 1
6-8 yr olds (Co-ed) 12:00 1:30 PM Session 1
6-8 yr olds (Co-ed) 1:30 - 3 PM Session 2 (16 participants Max)
9-13 yr olds (Co-ed) 1:30 - 3 PM Session 2
9-15 yr olds (Co-ed) 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Jr. NBA Youth Basketball empowers community basketball clubs, facilities, and groups across Canada to positively impact through the sport of basketball.
SNYB is designed to provide young athletes with fun, high-quality, and developmentally appropriate basketball training, programming, and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.
The Jr. NBA curriculum is flexible enough to adapt to the needs and resources of organizers while remaining aligned with the Sport Canada Long-Term Athlete Development [LTAD] Model, the standard for athlete training programs at all levels of Canadian sport.
Sunday's 12PM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 - 3:00 PM
The All Girls session is a fun packed learning environent where girls of all skill levels can feel comfortable. This Jr. NBA session primarily focuses on allowing young girls to be in an environment where they can compete and learn from each other with less pressure than some girls feel in a co-ed environment. The learning is powerful and the expectation is that everyone competes to the best of their ability.
Our summer camps run from Monday to Thursday 9AM to 4:00PM July 9th to July 26th for children ages 6-13. 4 types of camps are available depending on participation. Extended Before and After care is also available at a cost of $55/week. Children 4-5 can participate in a special drop in program Week days from 11 AM - 12 PM.
July 9th - 12th 9 AM to 4:30 PM - $195 (Mon - Thurs) Skills and Drills/ Shooting Camp
July 16th - 19th 9 AM to 4:30 PM - $195 (Mon - Thurs) Skills and Drills/ Shooting Camp
July 23rd - 26th 9 AM to 4:30 PM - $195 (Mon - Thurs) General Sports / Skills and Drills
In the afternoon the participants spend time reviewing general math, reading and problem solving skills.
Jr NBA (4-12)
Jr NBA is designed to provide young athletes with fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate basketball training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.
All Girls Session (6-13)
Jr NBA tailored to the female athlete. Fun, Impactful and quality development for the young female athlete.
Tots and Parents (ages 4 & 5)
Tots and Parents is a program introducing younger aged children to the basic concepts and movements of basketball. It is taught using fun games and drills and may require the participation of one parent. The progression of the class is dependent upon the participants and will become as advanced as the class allows. Focus will be on becoming familiar with the ball, physical activity and teamwork.
Basketball Basics House League incorporates learned skills within a game environment. The focus is not primarily on winning, but on execution, teamwork and improvement of participation through knowledge of the game. Participants are encouraged to use the knowledge and information learned through the skills session in game simulated situations. (40 participants required) Saturday's 12 PM - 2PM (ages 9-12) (Co-ed) Ages 13 - 15 available by demand
Men's Drop In
Come join us for 2 hours of physical activity on Saturdays from 6-8. Things might get a little competitive but it's all in the name of good fun. $100 for 10 weeks. Rate will decrease for Winter and Spring Sessions depending on numbers.
The Shooting camp program is designed for the player who wants to hone his/her shooting skills. This program will take the player through the proper mechanics of shooting, quick release, elevation and how to obtain a consistent shot. This program is of an intense nature and requires that the player has a good work ethic.
Competitive Training- training for the female / male athlete who trives to play competitive basketball. A high intensity, high impact program designed to build an athlete's skill and basketball intelligence to allow them an opportunity to succeed playing competitive basketball. Teh athelete should have the desire to compete as the regime is strict and demanding.
Elite Skills (available on request)
The Elite Basketball Skills Clinic is for the female / male athlete who wishes to improve her/ his game. It is an intense hour of drills and instructions aimed to provide physical conditioning, game awareness, improved defense and overall better game play. Interested athletes must be committed to practicing the techniques and instructions provided throughout the week. This is a physically demanding program that puts the onus on the participant to improve.
Elite Skills is a 9 week program. Each participant must be approved by the coach.
SAC - Sponsor A Child
PCT - Postive Change for Tomorrow.
(please click on links for more information)
Basketball Fit (available by demand)
A program developed for women 20 . Stretching, cardio, plyometrics and fun. This program will begin mid October provided there are a minimum 15 participants. It will take place at 7pm on Saturdays.
Summer Camp 2019
Details to come. We are expanding our Summer Camp to 4 Weeks.
Skills and Drills - Sessions that include fun and exciting games and drills designed to enhance development and understanding of the game of basketball.
Shooting Camp - All the basics plus focus on form, quick release and elevation
General Sports - An incorporation of sports that exhibit similar traits and movements to the game of basketball designed to contribute to the development of physical literacy and spatial awareness.
Elite Skills - A fast paced, high energy, all around skills camp designed for the basketball enthusiast. Participants will need a good night's sleep to make it through this camp.
Both my boys thoroughly enjoyed summer basketball camp. Coach Antony did an amazing job helping them with their basketball skills and also making them enjoy school work. He presented school work in a fun way through games that they didn’t even realize how much learning was happening. Both boys definitely want to come back for the full month of summer camp next year!
Thank you so much
From day one until now-5th season, this program is awesome!! My son got the basic moves of this sport and always eager to learn. The coaches are all helpful. I recommend this program.....Life is like a ball!
We love babsketball basics. We have both our boys in the program and have seen them grow both in their skills and character. This is one of the few programs that focuses on how to play the game as well as to be a good human being. The coaches are kind and very supportive. They encourage all players to excel. We are very pleased and proud to be part of the basketball basics family.
I registered my kids so they will have a physical activity on the weekends. 1st day was a struggle as they don't like basketball. But after the 1st meeting with the coach, they've been playing for 2 seasons now as they enjoy the program. I am glad that the coaches are not just teaching the kids how to play but also how to become a good person. Highly recommended!
Our son had expressed an interest in joining a basketball league. He is 8 yrs old and only played on the playground at school and subsequently attended a summer basketball camp. His experience at camp was not what he had hoped, as the number of children was high and the focus on individual development was hard to facilitate. We discussed finding a program that would teach him skills and worry about the game side later. After doing some research on-line, we came across the Steve Nash Basketball Basics program. Being affiliated with a basketball ambassador of that magnitude, we thought it had to be a program that truly focused on the kids having fun and learning all aspects of the game. Our son agreed and he was excited to get on the court. We have been to two classes and are thrilled that he is enjoying it. The group sizes ensure that he is getting the needed individual time. The other aspect we all really enjoy and look forward to is Coach Antony's lessons he talks with the kids about and the importance of incorporating them into their daily routines. He, along with the other coaches, care about making all the kids better people and having that transition onto the court where they learn about basketball. We are looking forward to being part of the Basketball Basics family for a long time!
Basketball Basics is not like any other organizational sport my son has been in. The coaches are very knowledgeable about basketball and are able to teach the children the skills they need to grow into great players. The coaches make every child feel welcomed, unique and valued. My son has always been reluctant to try new things that he wasn’t sure he would succeed at right away. After joining the Basketball Basics’ program he has become a much more confident person not only on the court but in everyday life. I hope his love for the sport grows as he continues to play with Basketball Basics.
Our son has been playing a variety of sports for the past 4 years and the Basketball Basics program run by coaches Antony & Precious, along with their other coaches & staff is without doubt the best one we've experienced so far. The organization and creativity of the drills and techniques, the results of which show in game play at the end of each session as well as the positive spiritual aspects that are incorporated as homework each week are some of the key elements that make it so impressive. The fun the kids are having and the desire to eagerly return each week is a testament to how well it is received. We will happily continue to participate in this program and spread the news to others in the community.
We were with another organization just prior to this and the experience with you guys has been outstanding. My son (and I), have had a totally different experience since joining your league. From the quality of the jerseys, balls, water bottles etc in comparison is definitely value for the money paid. The fact that you have child sized nets that work and coaches that arrive on time and ready to go is something small but something that is extremely important. The very first session I could tell you had coaches that cared, that understand children, and who want to be there. The lessons that are taught following the session are a fantastic idea. My son may not understand everything but he now understands what it means to be a team. My experience and my sons has been out of this world that I almost don't want to promote the program.... so this hidden gem can stay just that, hidden. However, I don't think I'd be doing others justice by not telling them, so I do and will continue to do so.
Thank you for a great and fun experience
The Deonarine Family
When I started out looking for a basketball program for my son, it wasn't easy to find a quality educational program that is uplifting everytime you set foot in the gym. There are very few to say the least that can compare to what I have witnessed in my second season with Basketball Basics. To begin with kudos to Coach Antony and his amazing staff for going above and beyond to help every child who is either shy or feels that they can't do it. His staff ensures they feel confident in themselves and encourages them to do their best. In the end its a win win situation. One thing that sets apart this program compared to others is the inspirational and motivational message at the end of every game. The best part is the children are sent home with "homework" to think about the message received at the end of the session . I love this part because it is life changing development and life skills they are taught every weekend. I truly enjoy it and always look forward to every weekend.
Coach Antony is such an inspirational coach. A true role model for our next generation, he believes in each and every child he coaches and it shows. His dedication to these kids is unfounded. Our son lives for basketball, everything is basketball to him. He inspires to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He dreams big, but lacks the confidence to believe in himself in everything that is not basketball. Every Sunday when he hits the floor ball in hand he comes alive, he exudes confidence and does so well he believes that he can and will be great. Coach Antony motivates and uplifts the children to believe in themselves and to believe that the sky is the limit, you just have to stay focused, committed and put in the work. We have signed our son up for his third session and he absolutely cant wait. Thank you Coach Antony.
Our 6 year old showed an interest in Nash ball since he was 2 we were so happy to find your program in 2015. Since attending the first session he isn't as shy , his confidence has increased and he has learnt how to dribble and pass.
Gord and Tammy Williams
Coach Antony, I just wanted to say thank you for all that you and the team of coaches do for the kids in the program. Basketball Basics is a program like no other, you help build confidence, self esteem, respect, and self worth all while teaching the basics of basketball. You have truly developed an amazing program. My son is in his second session, and he is loving it. When he first joined he didn't believe that he could play any sport, he was afraid to try and he shied away from any team activity. But now, he believes in himself so much more and he is not afraid to try new things. So again, I thank you so very much for your unique approach on how to build up our youth. I'm grateful to have found this program.
My daughter still continues to have a great experience with Basketball Basics. Coach Antony is very knowledgeable and has a passion for teaching basketball to the kids. They focus on fundamentals, strategy and on creating a very fun and positive environment for the kids. My daughter comes home to practice basketball everyday and is always anxious for the following week to learn more. I would recommend this program to anyone who may be interested. You and your child/ren wouldn't be disappointed.
Thank you! I had a blast and can't believe it all must come to an end. Although it's not a total end but a start for a better understanding of basketball and more reasons for me to play it. I have notice even with the little things I do in my basketball career moving forward I see myself using what I have learned. I strongly believe in listening to learn to make sure your giving you're all. Taking it slow until you've done it with passion and meaning. Lastly that you try your best and nothing less. Giving your all not only shows your passion and willingness to be a team member and have that belonging in the community. But helps your family attain goals. I'm pleasured to be able to have gotten this opportunity and I will take everything with me moving forward. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Xo
Olivia T, former coach
Basketball Basics began in September 2008 to service the Durham Communities. We've had great success and look forward to many years of helping this community love the game of Basketball
Board of Directors:
President: Antony Nembhard
Vice President: Vinton Reece
Vice President Finance: Precious Nembhard
Donations Co-ordinator: Tammy Williams
Mailing Address: 30 Catkins Cres, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 2Z8
Basketball Basics started in 2008 by basketball enthusiast, player and coach Antony Nembhard. The ideology behind the program was to have a safe and fun environment where fundamental basketball skills were a staple. He envisioned a program that would not only allow children in the community to enjoy being active but also one that would help them develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game of basketball.
In 2009 a slim built 8 year old walked into our program, a referral from friends of Basketball Basics. She was shy, intimidated and wanted nothing to do with basketball. Her Mother, a former college player wanted her daughter to learn the fundamentals of Basketball in a safe and nurturing environment. Unfortunately the thought of running around on a basketball court, much less with boys, was a daunting and unfavourable task to this young lady. After some encouragement and assurances she quickly became one of the greatest lovers of the game. It was a short period of time before it was communicated to us that this young protégé was spending hours on her driveway, trying to perfect the skills she learned at our sessions each week. Consequently, her newly found desire and her fundamental development with Basketball Basics helped her surpass players with years more experience, when she joined a competitive program three years later. Currently she has been selected as a Canadian Future Athlete with an opportunity to be a part of the Canadian Women’s Junior / Senior Basketball Team.
This story is an exemplar of characteristics and traits we try to instil in our participants in an effort to develop confident, success oriented and self-empowered youth.
Community begins with “I” and ends with “US”
Basketball Basics is a not-for-profit organization whose focus is a skills fundamental development program for children ages 4-15. The game of basketball is used as a vehicle to instil life characteristics, a sense of community and individual self-worth. Each participant is allowed to celebrate their own success as they Play, Learn and Grow through our program developing Skills, Character and Foundation for both Basketball and Life.
Basketball Basics is able to accommodate children of different age groups and skill levels by simplifying the game to its core elements. Regardless of experience or age each participant is challenged to hone their individual skills. Teaching methods include a mixture of individual and group instruction to improve form and method. The learned skills are then applied in a progressive game that emphasizes FUN and TEAMWORK.
Basketball Basics House League emphasizes all the skills and techniques the children learn. This progressive game encourages an atmosphere of 100 percent effort and good sportsmanship at game speed.
Basketball Basics Principles
Basketball Basics aims to teach and expose its participants to the following life skills through sport:
Leadership - being the focus of a particular activity where others await instruction or direction
Conflict Resolution - learning how to resolve issues in a non violent manner
Work Ethic - setting goals and working toward positive results emphasizing progress as opposed to perfection.
Socialization - learning to collaborate and cooperate with others of different origins and backgrounds
Independent Learning - experience of working on your own to accomplish individual goals.
Healthy Life Style - a well rounded life style includes mental and physical activity as a daily regiment.
Fun - laughter is an essential key to living well. As these children learn they find enjoyment in group participation and individual growth.
Basketball Basics would like to Thank all of it's community partners whose generosity has enabled a child to particpate in our programs.
Applications for financial support can be made by clicking on the links below
The Trevor Barton Memorial Foundation provides publicly available monetary grants based on financial need to underprivileged youth athletes to cover the cost of organized sports and physical activity. Youth athletes and their families can apply for funding via the "Apply" tab at www.trevorbartonfoundation.com, and funds are provided directly to the leagues on each family's behalf
Canadian Tire jumpstart believes that "No kid should be left on the sidelines but in Canada 1 in 3 families cannot afford to enroll their kids in organized sports. Jumpstart aims to change that"
Sponsor a Child
Basketball Basics believes in Community. We believe in the age old idiom that it "takes a village to raise a child". We are proud to provide opportunities to those individuals who have a desire to "give back" and support the community they live in. The Sponsor a Child Program supports participants in the community, who would otherwise not be able to particpate, through subsidy or the donation of the house league fee from individual community donations.
If you would like to assist or provide a house leage fee for someone in need, Please fill out the below registration.
Someone will be thankful by your generosity.
Positive Change for Tomorrow
Basketball Basics is inviting community businesses to be part of the change. We endeavor to deliver our program at a cost efficient rate. However, in our community there are families in various situations who simply cannot afford to participate. We believe that community is a joint effort in collaboration and cooperation from all of it's members. In this endeavor we are seeking buisness partnerships willing to donate either monetary funds or supply equipment to help us maintian a low cost of operation. Contibuting to the less fortunate members of our community is an excellent opportunity for business' to share in our Hope Basket by providing opportunites that may lead to a Positive Change for young people in our community.
Please fill out the Registration form or contact us at Basketballbasics@rogers.ca for more information.
Our end of season Fair was so amazing we had to put in on film. So many activities, so many great moments, So many memories. Much thanks to our fantastic Volunteers who truly put their heart into the day. We are already gearing up for next year's planning. Take a look below because you won't want to miss out!