Steve Nash Program


Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program
 
Overview 

Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This grassroots program supports and empowers community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions across Canada 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 
 
SNYB Vision 

Create opportunities across Canada for all children and youth aged 6-17 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 Grow the Game
  • With each program, participants will have an opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills and fundamental basketball skills as well as recreational play and life skills.
     
 SNYB Objectives
  
Participation:

Introduce, provide opportunities, and encourage participation for children/youth aged 6 - 13 years old across Canada to be 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 developing players to receive skill and developmental stage appropriate coaching following CS4L Long Term Athlete Development model; while educating parents of their role towards their children's development.  Development:
  • Create a developmental pathway for coaches and officials of Steve Nash Youth Basketball through introduction to New NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) module and officials training through the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials.  Progression:
  • Further encourage children and youth with development potential to higher level performance by providing a consistent national development model that speaks to skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are required for participants/athletes to safely progress and achieve maximum development in the sport of basketball.
Character Building: 

Allow participants to have the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship.

SNYB Program Benefits
 
Participant Benefits:
  • Participation in a national sanctioned basketball program that is endorsed and approved by Steve Nash, Canada Basketball and Provincial/Territorial Federations, and Sport Canada.
  • Certified coaching by new NCCP trained coaches.
  • A proven basketball program with alignment to the Long Term Athlete Development model adopted by Canada Basketball and approved by Sport Canada.
  • Develop fundamental basketball skills through fun drills and weekly games.
  • Develop life skills that are applicable on and off the court.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Reversible Jersey
  • Molten Basketball
  • SNYB Drawstring Bag
  • Poster
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Parent's Guide
  • National Membership including access to coaching/athlete development resources, videos, news, instruction, retail discounts, contests, etc.
  • Provincial Sporting Organization membership.
 
Coaches Benefits:
  • Canada Basketball and Coaching Association of Canada sanctioned educational opportunities through the new NCCP Community Coach models and curriculum.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coaching CD Workbook - LTAD focused curriculum with sample drills, lesson plans, teaching tips, modified rules, checklists, etc.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coach's T-Shirt
  • Canada Basketball Fox 40 Whistle
  • Insurance Coverage
  • National Membership including access to coaching/athlete development resources, videos, news, instruction, retail discounts, contests, etc.
  • Provincial Sporting Organization membership.
 Local Organization Benefits:
  • Endorsement and affiliation with Steve Nash, Canada Basketball, Provincial/Territorial Federations, 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 that outlines the program philosophy, guidelines and procedures, recommended rules and methods of operations that will assist in the implementation of the program in the community.
  • Emphasis on coaching development with a platform that will introduce all coaches to the new NCCP curriculum and certification.
  • Integration of your organization with national and provincial programming.

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