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Steve Nash Youth Basketball

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    Basketball Yukon is proud to announce the introduction of Steve Nash Youth Basketball in partnership with Canada Basketball and the Steve Nash Youth Foundation.

    Steve Nash Youth Basketball is Canada’s national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game for basketball. This grassroots program will support and empower community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions across Yukon in an effort to positively influence youth through basketball. The goal of the program is to allow participants the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline and self-esteem.

    The model for Steve Nash Youth Basketball was established after extensive research of existing community basketball programs from across North America and follows the guidelines of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). The program is flexible in nature to allow local organizers to adapt the program and implement it in their community while following its principles and philosophies.


Steve Nash Youth Basketball is an integral component of Canada Basketball’s and Basketball Yukon national development strategy. With a focus of Growing the Game, Steve Nash Youth Basketball objectives are:
  • Participation – Introduce and provide opportunities to encourage participation for children/youth aged 5-13 across Yukon to become a part of Steve Nash Youth Basketball – developing young athletes, creating a passion and exposing them to the values, qualities and skills required to succeed in basketball and in life.

  • Education – Address the need for young players to receive skill and developmental age appropriate coaching following the Long Term Athlete Development model; while educating parents of their role towards their child’s development.

  • Development – Create a developmental pathway for coaches and officials of Steve Nash Youth Basketball through introduction to New NCCP modules and officials training designed by the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials.

  • Progression – Further encourage children and youth with increased potential for development to achieve a higher level of performance by providing consistent national development models that teaches skills, knowledge and attitudes that are required for participants/athletes to safely progress and maximize development in the sport of basketball.


To create opportunities across Yukon for all children and youth ages 5-13 to:
  • Participate in basketball,
  • Learn and play basketball, using qualified coaching and programming,
  • Learn to compete in a supportive and development-focused environment,
  • Improve the Health of the Nation and Develop the Game.
With each program, participants will have an opportunity to learn both basketball lessons and drills dedicated to conditioning and skill development as well as recreational play and life skills.

Program Benefits

Participant Benefits:
  • Participation in a national and provincial sanctioned basketball program
  • Certified coaching by New NCCP trained coaches.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Nike Dri-Fit Reversible Jersey.
  • Nike Ultra Durable Vulcanized Rubber Basketball.
  • Insurance Coverage.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Parent’s Guide.
  • Canada Basketball Be One national membership
  • Basketball Yukon provincial membership. (detailed membership benefits may be added here if applicable)
Coaches Benefits:
  • Canada Basketball and Coaching Association of Canada sanctioned clinics using the new NCCP Community Coach Model and curriculum including a 3-hour on-court Community Coach workshop.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coaching CD Workbook
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coach’s T-shirt.
  • An introductory guide to the LTAD model
  • Insurance Coverage.
  • Canada Basketball Be One national membership
  • Access to extensive and qualified coaching resources
  • Basketball Yukon provincial membership. (detailed membership benefits may be added here if applicable)
Local Organization Benefits:
  • Endorsement and affiliation with Steve Nash, Canada Basketball, Basketball Yukon and Sport Canada.
  • Use of Steve Nash images and brand to communicate his values and commitment.
  • A comprehensive national and provincial marketing campaign and advertising strategy that will assist in the promotion and recruitment of participants and coaches for the program.
  • A step-by-step Steve Nash Youth Basketball operations guide
  • Be One On-line registration tool for administration and database management.
  • Integration of your organization with Canada Basketball and Basketball Yukon programming.

How to Sign Up?

To sign up for a Steve Nash Youth Basketball program in Yukon, or for more information regarding Steve Nash Youth Basketball, please fill out the registration form and mail it to Basketball Yukon, or contact Geoff Abbott at 633-4978.

If you are interested in coaching a Steve Nash Youth Basketball program in your community, please complete the coaches' registration form and mail it to Basketball Yukon.

Basketball Yukon
4061 - 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT   Y1A 1H1