Registration

 

Fall Registration is Open!

Open GYM Friday  29th at Pickering High School 7PM to 10 PM

There may be possible games and prizes.  Bring everyone who loves Basketball.  While you are there  meet our coaches and see what the program is about

U10 competitive try-outs for boys and girls ages 8 & 9. 

Please email basketballbasics@rogers.ca for more information

**Prices vary: 

**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. 

Registraton for SNYB and House League

Locations: SNYB - J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, 1355 Harwood Avenue North  - Map

Session Times:

Saturdays

4-5 yr olds (Co-ed)           11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Basketball Basics House League   12:00 PM - 2 PM (ages 9-13)

Sundays

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 (12 participants Max)

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

13-15 yr olds    Please contact us for information on how to join our house league program.

                 Please note times and locations are subject to change based on registration.

 

Programs

Steve Nash Youth Basketball

Steve Nash Youth Basketball

Steve Nash Youth Basketball [SNYB] 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 SNYB 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

Registration

For more information please contact basketballbasics@rogers.com | 416-567-2844  

Follow us on Twitter @basketballbasic  

For Financial Assistance please go to our Sponsors page

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Girl Power

All Girls Session

The All Girls session is a fun packed learning environent where girls of all skill levels can feel comfortable.  This SNYB 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.

Sunday's  12PM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Registration

For more information please contact basketballbasics@rogers.com | 416-567-2844  

Follow us on Twitter @basketballbasic  

For Financial Assistance please go to our Sponsors page

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Full Program list

Steve Nash Youth Basketball (4-12)

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.

All Girls Session (6-12)

SNYB 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.

House league

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 9-11) (Co-ed)  Ages 13 - 15 available by demand

Shooting Camp


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. 
 
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 Sundays or 7:30pm on Friday nights.

Summer Camp 2018

Our summer camps run from Monday to Thursday 9AM to 4:00PM July 10th to July 28th for children ages 6-13.  4 types of camps are available depending on participation. Before and After care is also available at a cost of $35/week.  Children 4-5 can participate in a special drop in program.  Dates for the 2018 Season TBD..

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.

Drop In- We are offering a special program for parents to spend an hour with their child ages 4-5 allowing them to become more familiar with the ball and hoop.  There might even be some surprise lessons for participants.

Registration

For more information please contact basketballbasics@rogers.com | 416-567-2844  

Follow us on Twitter @basketballbasic  

For Financial Assistance please go to our Sponsors page

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Testimonials

Inside Basketball Basics

3/14/2017

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.

                                                                                                  Stephanie Soule

3/2/2017

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.

                                                                                                Tammy Acquaviva

3/2/2017

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

 

3/1/2017

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.

                                                                                                   The Williams

12/14/2016

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.

                                                                                                 Miranda Reed

11/23/2016

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

11/25/2016

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.

Michelle Walters

11/28/2016

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.

Charity. G

05/30/2016

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

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Our Story

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 enviornment 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.

Who we are

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.

Locations

Contact Us

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

basketballbasics@rogers.com
Business: 416-567-2844

Vice President: Vinton Reece

Vice President Finance: Precious Nembhard
Info.basketballbasics@rogers.com

Donations Co-ordinator:  Tammy Williams
donations.basketballbasics@rogers.com
Business: 416-276-0113

Mailing Address: 30 Catkins Cres, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 2Z8

Sponsors

Basketball Basics would like to Thank all of it's community partners whose generosity has enabled a child to particpate in our programs.

 

 

 

Community Partners

Basketball Basics is proud to have the support of the following Groups.

          

 

Financial Assistance

Finacial Support

Applications for financial support can be made by clicking on the links below

The Trevor Barton Foundation

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 Jump Start 

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

Positive Change for Tomorrow

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.

PCT Application

Special Events

Please view our up coming events and future programs below.