Mini-Baller / Jr. NBA Program

The Toronto Lords Basketball Association’s Mini-Baller program, which recently partnered with Canada Basketball’s Jr. NBA program, is the perfect way to start out for your prospective future NBA Baller. Designed in conjunction with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and the Toronto Raptors, it is a program designed to engage young boys and girls in sports at a very early age while keeping the fun and enjoyment they experience as a first priority.

Combining basic movement skills and basketball development, modeled after the Canada Basketball Long Term Athlete Development model and skill development model developed by Steve Nash and Canada Basketball, we have created a fun yet educational program for boys and girls ages 4-10. We run our program in three different groupings:

Learn to Play/Jr. NBA Program (LTP) – Designed for boys and girls ages 4-7, this is the introductory session for beginning ballers. With an emphasis on developing gross motor skills, sportsmanship and team building, while also fostering basic basketball skills such as passing and dribbling, its primary goal is to have fun and have kids learn what it is like to be on a team while developing a healthy attitude towards sport. It is recommended as the gateway program for all kids trying out their first organized sporting activity, or who have never played basketball before. The program runs 16 Saturdays (8 before Winter Break and 8 after), and includes an Official Jr. NBA Basketball and a Practice Jersey, and is taught by top notch Toronto Lords coaches.

The Fall program starts again Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at Monarch Park Collegiate (1 Hanson Street, Toronto) from 2:30-3:30pm. Most weeks it runs 2:30-3:30 at Monarch Park Collegiate, and runs for 12 weeks until December 9th.
The Winter Session starts January 13th, 2018 and runs until March 31st, also at Monarch Park.
Cost: $160 for one 12 week session, or $250 for Both Sessions if you pay for both at the same time. Spots are limited, so if interested please register today.

Learn to Ball (LTB) – Designed for boys and girls ages 7-10, this is the second course in our intro to basketball Mini-Baller program. With an emphasis on basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and the basics of layups and shooting while maintaining a fun and pressure-free atmosphere, it is our goal to truly foster a love of sport in our participants. This program is recommended for boys and girls ages 6 and up, either who are just becoming interested in sports or have graduated from the Learn To Play program.

The Fall program starts again Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at Monarch Park Collegiate (1 Hanson Street, Toronto) from 3:30-4:30pm. Most weeks it runs 3:30-4:30 at Monarch Park Collegiate, and runs for 12 weeks until December 9th.
The Winter Session starts January 13th, 2018 and runs until March 31st, also at Monarch Park.
Cost: $160 for one 12 week session, or $250 for Both Sessions if you pay for both at the same time. Spots are limited, so if interested please register today.

Ball to Ball (BTB) – Designed for boys and girls ages 8-12, this is the final stage of our Mini-Baller development program. This program develops the basketball skills of the child, working on the fundamentals of basketball such as shooting, passing, and ball-handling while also starting to work on larger team concepts and developing basic conditioning.

This program will start in October on Monday nights at a downtown location.

To register, please contact us at lordsbasketball@gmail.com or use the registration link at the top of the page. Spots are limited so reserve your spots early to ensure your spot. Toronto Lords is supported by Canadian Tire Jumpstart, and is dedicated to making it’s programs available to all.

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