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Eye on the Ball Basketball News Blog

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House League Basketball – Where Competition Meets Fun!                      

Basketball is a fun sport! No matter what age level or gender, there’s something about a ball and a hoop that attracts all kids to keep trying to make a “swish”.  From shooting with friends after school to competing on a rep league, there are competition levels to suit every player. The most common for […]

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

FORCE U14 Boys Making Noise – 3 on 3 Basketball Champs

Burlington Basketball Boys Representing the FORCE at FIBA McMaster 3v3!

We’ve talked recently about the benefits of 3v3 basketball as a great learning tool for youth players. Yep, we’ve even developed a 3 vs. 3 League Program. Well, many of our boys are taking part in tournaments throughout the region. These ones have learned […]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Changing the Game: Using 3v3 Games to Teach Youth Basketball         

When teaching kids basketball, it’s pretty standard to run drills to improve skills then transition them into game play to put those new skills to use. While great in theory, 3 on 3 player basketball (or, “small sided games”) is a great way of teaching how to play the game – and it’s quickly gaining […]

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

2018-2019 FORCE Rep Team Tryouts for U10-U14 Boys & Girls

About our “FORCE” Competitive Program:

At each age level for both boys and girls, FORCE teams represent our program competitively.

Our Teams compete at the provincial level and play a full season. Players commit to practices, tournament participation, Ontario Basketball League play which culminates in the Ontario Provincial Cup event each spring.


By | May 28th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Girls in Basketball. A Movement in Canada, Success in Burlington

Basketball is quickly becoming a popular and fast-growing sport in Canada. The success of the Toronto Raptors has grabbed the attention of Canadian youth, giving them reason to aspire to one day reach the NBA. In fact, more Canadians are playing in the NBA than ever before! Basketball is especially growing among Canadian girls, […]

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Burlington Rising Stars “REPRESENT”at the OBL All Star Showcase

The FORCE Rep Program features some rising Stars!

Congratulations to the 4 boys selected from Burlington FORCE teams to play in the Ontario Basketball Association League’s All-Star Showcase.

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

FORCE U14 Boys Capture Ontario Basketball League Pool A Championship; Compete in Ontario Cup!

Champs! Our U14 Boys FORCE rep (Team 1) played in championship style this weekend right here in Burlington during the final weekend of Ontario Basketball League play. Winning Pool A in OBL league play leaves one more objective – to end the season with a strong performance in London for the upcoming Ontario Basketball […]

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |0 Comments

FORCE U14 Boys Team 2 Win Big, Take OBL Pool G Championship +Ontario Cup Update!

Our U14 Boys are an unstoppable FORCE! Our second U14 FORCE Team 2 also captured their division championship, wrapping up Division G with a decisive 5-1 record in the final stretch of the Ontario Basketball League this past weekend.

This group of boys has worked hard all year, building on recent success that saw them […]

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |0 Comments

Burlington U17 FORCE Boys Capture Silver in Newmarket Tournament

Burlington’s U17 FORCE Team Off to a Great Start!

Coach Cam Besseling’s squad fought to a well earned Silver Medal in the IEM Newmarket tournament this past weekend (April 20-22, 2018).

Our boys were in the battle for gold, having beat the Belleville Spirits by one point in pool play, but lost by five points in a rematch […]

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |0 Comments


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