Instructional Basketball Beginnings League

Organization Sponsor: Basketball Beginnings Youth Organization

Organization Partner: Converse Inc.

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Program Description

Weekly instructional basketball league catering to youth between the ages of 4 and 17. The program simulates playing at a higher level while giving instruction, adjusting techniques, and reinforcing the core fundamentals. The league provides basic and advanced skills training in competitive surroundings. All coaches are highly skilled, some who have played at D 1 / 2 levels, and all possess accredited coaching certificates.

Basketball Beginnings is committed to raising the level of basketball and promoting awareness in Ontario. We partner with social organizations that work within organized structures to bring communities together; identifying and building common goals with youths as a group. We understand the importance of mental and physical conditioning and believe that becoming a good athlete should be a character building experience, not just in basketball, but in any sport. Our desire is for players to excel as athletes as well as individuals. Athletics, when properly coached, provide an environment where individuals can learn about themselves and about life. We promote life-skills development through the sport of basketball - our athletes are students first. Discipline starts by teaching the fundamental principles of personal conduct, self assertion and fair play.

Funding Sources: 

Converse.Inc

Strategies For Sustainability: 

We keep our programs simple, and effective by setting specific and achievable goals, and then monitoring the progress of these goals. Year round, Basketball Beginnings runs a variety of programs throughout the city. You can find us in the school boards conducting skill and homework programs during and after school, as well as in sports enrichment classes developing fine and gross motor skills for private organizations and daycare programs.
Most of our camps supply hot meals, snacks beverages, prizes, T-shirts and certificates. We partner with other youth organizations to offer evening community programs. We work with many charitable organizations
( e.g., Salvation Army and King Bay Kids) and are associated with Ontario Basketball.
Our program is supported by the provincial school boards and is one of few accredited programs offering instructional sports training as an integrated part of the schools individual curriculum.
Our Organization partners with York University Teachers Practicum program, whose students gain co-op hours tutoring children who attend BBYO after school homework programs which can be found in Toronto and Catholic schools in the GTA. We work within the child's curriculum and are in constant contact with schools' teachers and principal monitoring progress.

Impact Of Program: 

Every year Basketball Beginnings aim to come into contact with thousands of children throughout the GTA. Our unique programs can be found in the Toronto and Catholic District school boards during or after-school. Our popularity is growing as teachers and parents are becoming more aware of the lack of physical activity among our children

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Our interests lie in facilitating engagements between the lesser-advantaged and the more fortunate youths in our communities; creating opportunities for a greater learning experience. Basketball Beginnings promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, along with overall wellness. We make it possible for all children to attend any of our programs regardless of their financial position.

Length and Stage of Project: 

Basketball Beginning Youth Organization began in 2003 and has expanded yearly.

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