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Why Parents Coaching & Shouting from the Sidelines is Bad for Kids       

When your kids start playing basketball, there’s no doubt you’ll be excited to go watch them play. It can feel natural to call out instructions and yell your opinions from the sidelines, after all, you’re just helping your child play their best game!

But what you don’t realize is that your sideline coaching (or […]

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Strength and Conditioning for Youth Basketball: 9 Tips                  

When improving your basketball skills, it’s not just about working on plays on the court or getting your passing game down. Improving your overall strength and ability to play a full game without your body giving out is a big part of your ball game. Especially during the off season, you want to […]

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

What are the Most Important Basketball Skills?

Mastering the game of basketball is a never-ending process. There are many skills that will factor into how good your game is. While most of these main skills are considered fundamental in a good basketball game, it’s likely that you aren’t a master at every one of them. Although you don’t have to be a […]

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on What are the Most Important Basketball Skills?

U10 #1 FORCE Girls Earn D1 Ontario Cup Spot to Cap a Great Season

U10 FORCE Girls End Season Battling in Division 1

The U10 #1 girls FORCE team had a fantastic season led by Coach Jon and assistant Jess! The girls made new friends, had tons of fun…and of course learned immensely. Their skills improved incredibly as did their teamwork!

With tournament wins along the way, […]

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on U10 #1 FORCE Girls Earn D1 Ontario Cup Spot to Cap a Great Season

U10 #2 FORCE Girls Go 4-0 at Ontario Cup, Get to Championship

U10 #2 FORCE Girls Go 4-0 at Ontario Cup, Finish Second

The U10 #2 girls FORCE powered their way to 4-0 in division pool play at the recent Ontario Cup finals tournament. In the end, they lost a squeaker in the finals by a score of 22-20 to the Barrie […]

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Basketball Season Cancelled? Stay in Shape, Motivated and Improve Your Skills!              

With sports seasons on pause across the board right now, likely your recreational or rep basketball season has been affected as well. Even though you may be restricted from getting together with your team to work on your skills in person, there are many things you can do to stay on track with your […]

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Basketball Season Cancelled? Stay in Shape, Motivated and Improve Your Skills!              

Basketball IQ: What It Is and How to Improve It         

When it comes to playing basketball there are many skills to learn and plays to master. While it can be pretty easy to track stats and take note on which skills need more work, there’s one aspect of a great ball player that is nearly impossible to measure and track: basketball IQ.

Though this skill […]

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Basketball IQ: What It Is and How to Improve It         

U14 FORCE Boys Win Blessed Sacrament Major Bantam Tournament

More Great Results from U14 FORCE Boys!

The FORCE U14 Boys – Lucyk team carried on their strong season performance with a GOLD medal win in Division 1 of the Blessed Sacrament Major Bantam Tournament in Hamilton on March 3-5.

The boys achieved an undefeated 5-0 result by beating Ancaster, Milton, Tecumseh and Brantford in pool […]

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on U14 FORCE Boys Win Blessed Sacrament Major Bantam Tournament

FORCE U14 Girls Win Gold at Blessed Sacrament Tourney

U14 FORCE Girls Win Gold in Hamilton

The U14 Force girls (Steiner) GOLD in Pool B competition at the Blessed Sacrament Tournament this weekend (Feb 7-8 2020). Way to go girls – fantastic results!

The FORCE Girls keep rolling in 2020. Look out for them and all our 2020 FORCE rep teams and show […]

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U14 Girls Win Gold at Blessed Sacrament Tourney

FORCE U16 Boys Win Again, Bring Home Gold from Gloucester

U16 FORCE Boys Bekker Win Gloucester-Cumberland Gold!

The U16 Force 2 team traveled to the nation’s capital last weekend for the Gloucester-Cumberland tournament and came back with gold! The team dominated both ends of the court with contributions from all players (including coaching support from injured player Alex Marenick). Oscar St. James-Kush (00) was named player […]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Tournaments|Tags: |Comments Off on FORCE U16 Boys Win Again, Bring Home Gold from Gloucester

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