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Canadian Basketball Success Starts at Home            

We all know that a basketball player doesn’t just wake up one day and play like a pro. It takes years of dedication and practice to get to that point but joining a basketball team and showing up to every practice isn’t all it takes. Becoming a great basketball player actually starts at home! This […]

Healthy Competition in Rep Level Youth Basketball

When your athlete gets rewarded for their hard work on the court with a spot on the rep team that they tried out for, your first reaction is likely pride and excitement. As it should be! Making the rep team is a huge accomplishment in the life of a young basketball player. It is often […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

More Sports Activity, Healthier Brains: Another Reason to Encourage Youth Sport Participation!

Encouraging your child to join a sport when they are young is a pretty common conversation in most households. The physical activity they will get from playing a sport, whether it’s baseball, hockey, soccer or basketball, is likely going to be good for them. As parents we’ve often seen just how well our little […]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

FORCE U15 Boys are OBLX Champs, Earn #1 Rank in Ontario

What a Season, What a Team!

First, U15 Boys enter Top OBLX League

After progressing up many divisions  year after year, the 2019  edition of our 2004 FORCE rep boys made it to the elite Ontario Basketball League (OBL) division – “OBLX”. The “can we compete” question ended with a “this team can’t be beat” […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U15 Boys are OBLX Champs, Earn #1 Rank in Ontario

FORCE U14 Boys Take Home Division 10 Gold

From tryouts to a Golden Finish for U14 Boys!

Burlington Force U14 Team Bennett’s season began with tryouts this past July and ended with an Ontario Cup Gold Medal in Division 10 (of 19) this past weekend in Ottawa!

Hard Work Pays Off

The team jumped a division early in the season and rose in the OBA rankings […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U14 Boys Take Home Division 10 Gold

Positionless Basketball is THE Way To Teach Kids the Game

Why would we teach and train youth basketball players a certain position and certain way based on their 4, 5, 6…10+ year old physical attributes? Aren’t great drills and skills the best way to teach them ALL? Yes it is!

Over the last several years the game of basketball has gone through a pretty significant shift, […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Positionless Basketball is THE Way To Teach Kids the Game

FORCE U10 Girls are Division 1 Gold Champions, U9’s take D4 Silver playing U10!

So many skilled girls, so many medals…

U10 Girls are Golden!

The U10 Girls Burlington Force team captured Division 1 Gold at the Ontario Basketball Association’s “Ontario Cup” final tournament (Mar 23-24, 2019). It’s an amazing feat that is the culmination of hard work by the girls and a great group of families and coaches supporting […]

By |March 31st, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U10 Girls are Division 1 Gold Champions, U9’s take D4 Silver playing U10!

NOTICE of HOUSE LEAGUE TOWN HALL MEETING FOR PARENTS

Good Day House League Families:

My Name is Chris Dodd and I am the Board Chair for Burlington Basketball.  You are receiving this letter today because you participated in our house League this past basketball season.  I wanted to take the time to thank you for participating and being an active club member.  Our house league […]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on NOTICE of HOUSE LEAGUE TOWN HALL MEETING FOR PARENTS

Prep 4 Rep 2019 – Learn Skills for a Great Rep Tryout!

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.

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By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Prep 4 Rep 2019 – Learn Skills for a Great Rep Tryout!

Concussions in Youth Sport – Where Does Basketball Rank

When it comes to kids playing sports, injuries are all to common. From twisted ankles to broken bones, getting injured is just a part of the game for many kids. But there is one injury that is more serious then a simple twist or break: concussions. Concussions are common in many sports, and can result […]

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Concussions in Youth Sport – Where Does Basketball Rank

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