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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

Girls Basketball Growth, Benefits & Fun

Basketball is a sport more traditionally played by boys, yet girls basketball interest and participation is growing fast – for good reason! The sport that features agility, quick thinking and sportsmanship is a natural fit for girls who are looking for both a physical game and solid mental benefits.

Top benefits of basketball for girls

Did […]

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

Non-Basketball Benefits of Playing Basketball

When a child plays basketball, it can be fairly easy to see the skill progression that shows just how much they are learning from their time spent practicing. But there are many benefits to playing basketball that actually have nothing to do with the game itself! From physical benefits to mental ones, there are […]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

FORCE U13 Group Brings Home CNExOBA 3×3 Tournament Gold

On Saturday, August 17th, Burlington Basketball showed how it’s quickly becoming the home of strong basketball talent and development. At the second annual CNE x OBA 3×3 Tournament taking place at the OVO Athletic Centre, Burlington U13 Boys brought home the gold medal for first place.

Made-in-Burlington Ball Players Take Gold Among 16 Teams

With a […]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: News, Tournaments|0 Comments


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