Steve Nash Youth Basketball

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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 minor associations, schools and local service clubs across Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island national development strategy. With a focus of Growing the Game, Steve Nash Youth Basketball objectives are:


Introduce and provide opportunities to encourage participation for children/youth aged 5-13 across Prince Edward Island 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.


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.


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.


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 Prince Edward Island 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

  • Participation in a national and provincial sanctioned basketball program
  • A proven basketball program with alignment to the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model adopted by Canada Basketball.
  • Certified coaching by NCCP trained coaches
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Reversible Jersey
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Molten Basketball
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Wrist band/li>
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Poster
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Certificate of Participation
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Parent’s Guide
  • Canada Basketball National Membership
  • Basketball PEI Membership
  • Insurance Coverage (via BPEI membership)

  • Canada Basketball and Coaching Association of Canada sanctioned clinics using the new NCCP Community Coach Model and curriculum
  • 3-hour on-court Community Coach workshop.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Coaching CD Workbook
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Lesson Plans
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball – Coach’s T-shirt & Whistle
  • An introductory guide to the LTAD model
  • Canada Basketball National Membership
  • Access to extensive and qualified coaching resources
  • Basketball PEI Membership
  • Insurance Coverage (via BPEI membership)

  • Endorsement and affiliation with Steve Nash, Canada Basketball, Basketball PEI 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
  • Integration of your organization with Canada Basketball and Basketball Prince Edward Island programming.

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