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Basketball Manitoba is proud to partner with Canada Basketball to offer a fantastic youth basketball programming initiative to residents across Manitoba! The Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program (SNYB) is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental
skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game for basketball. This
grassroots initiative 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,
self-esteem and sportsmanship.
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 the principles and philosophies of the program.
To create opportunities across Canada for all children and youth aged 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”.
Committed to the promotion and growth of basketball in Canada, Canada Basketball and Basketball Manitoba will Assist community leaders in the delivery and execution of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program in their local communities through the League Operations manual, Coach’s manual, Official’s Manual, and Parent’s Guide.
The current pricing for the program will come to $40.00 per coach and player ($30.00 per package plus $10 Basketball Manitoba Membership and Insurance). The materials and items received are detailed above (insurance, uniforms, basketballs, coaching materials, referee materials and program administration materials).
If you are interested in hosting a Steve Nash Youth Basketball
Program in your Manitoba community this year, please complete the SNYB Site Application Form (PDF) and fax or mail it to Ian Dickey at Basketball Manitoba.
Steve Nash Youth Basketball Site Application Form to be completed by a
league or group interested in hosting the SNYB Program in their
community. Completed forms are to be faxed to Basketball Manitoba at