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4 Elements to Great Shooting in Basketball

When strengthening your basketball game there are so many skills to work on, it can feel intimidating to know where to place your focus in order to improve your overall game the most. Dribbling, passing, shooting and learning plays are all important aspects of great basketball IQ, as well as a great on-court game. […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|Tags: |0 Comments

FORCE U16 Boys Take Home MUMBA Tourney Championship

U16 FORCE Boys Bekker Take MUMBA Gold!

Despite a weather-shortened tournament this past weekend (Jan 11-12), our phenomenal group of boys competed as a team and took top spot in the MUMBA tournament in Markham, ON.

An All-Star FORCE

As a special shout out to our Team MVP Calvin Adams and the Tournament MVP was Hector Rosas (and […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U16 Boys Take Home MUMBA Tourney Championship

‘Tis the Season – Our U10 Boys FORCE Team Gives Back to the Community!

Happy Holidays Means Spreading Cheer!

Shout out to our U10 Boys for their thoughtfulness and generosity this Holiday Season

‘It’s the season for giving! Coach Tara and Coach Cam are so proud of their U10 Boys B Team. The boys generously donated gift cards, toys, clothes, books and toiletries to the Halton Women’s Place this holiday season. […]

By |December 24th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Basement Basketball – How to Master Some Skills in the Winter Months            

Becoming a great basketball player isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes practice and repetition, along with the desire to push to improve your skills. Now that winter is here and the driveway is covered in snow and ice, it’s become more difficult to practice necessary game skills like dribbling and shooting. Though you no […]

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|Tags: |0 Comments

Another FORCE U14 Boys Golden Win at Pelham Tournament

More Great Results from U14 FORCE Boys!

Our Burlington FORCE U14 boys (Team Lovell) won gold at the Pelham Panthers U14 Invitational Tournament November 9-10 , winning all of their games.
It was definitely a team effort as all 12 boys showed off their ball handling skills, speed and agility.

What’s Next for the Boys?

This […]
By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|0 Comments

FORCE U12 Girls Win Gold at Southwinds Marine Collingwood Tournament

Go Burlington FORCE Girls, Go!

The U12 Force Girls came away with the championship of the Southwinds Marine Collingwood tournament over the November 22-24 weekend.  The team went a perfect 4-0 in the round robin before defeating North Toronto in the finals.  A great team effort led to an average margin of victory of 13+ […]
By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |0 Comments

Fundamentals or Free Play? How to Best Develop Youth Players

When it comes to teaching youth how to play basketball, it can be difficult to decide exactly how to balance instruction on fundamentals and the kids’ natural desire to have fun playing.

Of teaching fundamental skills is required whenever teaching a new sport. Teaching rules to basic skills of the game is crucial for

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

FORCE U14 Boys Win Gold at Pelham Tournament

We’re Off to a Great Start this Basketball Season!

Our Burlington FORCE U14 (Lucyk) team started the season is fine fashion by winning the gold medal at the Pelham Panthers U14 Invitational tournament.
The team had outstanding effort from all 11 boys in winning the their first three games by an average of 32 points […]
By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|0 Comments

Can Playing Competitive Basketball Really Be Fun?

While competition is inherent in any sport, most kids don’t set out into the world of competitive basketball because they love competition. Most likely, your young one has decided to give basketball a try because they love the game. As kids learn and develop skills, it can be very tempting to push them into the […]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

North Pole Hoops REPresent League & Burlington FORCE Rep Basketball

Burlington FORCE Announced First as Entrant into NPH REPresent League

The Burlington FORCE boys rep teams – each of the 4 Teams in grades 9 to 12 – are the first to join the NPH rep league circuit. It’s a testament to the quality of the these teams – the players, coaches and commitment to playing […]

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

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