Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB)

Steve Nash Youth Basketball


Current SNYB Sites in AB 







Airdrie Minor Basketball Association (AMBA)

Jesse McNeil

October - March


Beaumont Youth Basketball

Kristen Wicks

September - March


Blackfalds Youth Basketball

Kurt Jensen

October - March

Abbey Centre


West Central Basketball

John Drebert


Camrose Camrose Vikings Basketball Club Jardath Nelson

March - May

Charlie Killam School


YMCA Calgary

Rob Garnett

September - December

Various Locations

Calwest Basketball

Tamara Remillard



Castor Minor Sports Council

Natasha Bozek

November - February

Gus Wetter School


Devon Basketball

Don Finlayson

March - May


YMCA Castle Downs

David Campbell

September - June

July - August

YMCA Castle Downs

William Lutsky Family YMCA

Ariel Grant

July - August

William Lutsky Family YMCA

Don Wheaton Family YMCA

Adam Crawford

July - August

Don Wheaton Family YMCA

Jamie Platz Family YMCA

Brian Ferdinand

September - June

July - August

Jamie Platz Family YMCA

Sourtheast Basketball Association

Kaycee Goth

October - April

Elk Point

Elk Point SNYB

Sgt. Barry Larocque

September - March

Grand Prairie

GPRC Athletics 

Francois Fournier

September - November


Lethbridge Minor Basketball Association (LMBA)

Terri Forsythe

January - March

Medicine Hat

YMCA Medicine Hat

Danielle Swain

Fall - Winter - Spring

Peace River

Warriors Basketball

Jordan Loughlin

September - November


Town of Raymond

Hugh Simpson


Red Deer

Red Deer Minor Basketball Association (RDMBA)

Tom West

September - March

St. Albert

St. Albert SLAM

Andrew Rivet

September - March

St. Paul

St. Paul Elementary 

Kathleen Gerlinsky

September - November

St. Paul Elementary School


Vegreville Youth Basketball 

Adrienne Mills



SNYB GamePlan is included at no additional cost for SNYB Coordinators and SNYB Coaches and will be the primary hub for all things SNYB.  Coordinators and coaches are granted access to SNYB GamePlan by following the simple process below:
1.     SNYB Coordinator registers themselves for the FREE MEMBERSHIP STREAM at (see the big red REGISTER button on the left of the page)
2.     SNYB Coordinator submits their SNYB Host Application & Agreement
3.     Upon approval, SNYB Staff grants the coordinator access to the SNYB members only section of GamePlan (this will be done retroactively for hosts who have already submitted their application)
4.     All SNYB Coaches register themselves for the FREE MEMBERSHIP STREAM at (see the big red REGISTER button on the left of the page)
5.     SNYB Coordinator are required to submit their Coach Roster Form via GamePlan (see “FORMS” below) to allow coaches to view curriculum materials including Coach Manual, Lesson Plans, etc.
6.     Upon submission, SNYB Staff grants all coaches access to the SNYB members only section of GamePlan
Both coaches and coordinators will have full access to SNYB GamePlan for the entire season, and can gain access to the portal throughout the SNYB season.  Each new season coordinators will be required to submit a new Host Application for the new season in order to regain access to SNYB GamePlan and updated materials.  New resources and videos will be added throughout the year, with email announcements provided to all members.
Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This grassroots program supports and empowers community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions across Canada in an effort to positively influence youth through basketball. The goal of the program is to allow participants the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline and self-esteem.

The model for Steve Nash Youth Basketball was established after extensive research of existing community basketball programs from across North America and follows the guidelines of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). The program is flexible in nature to allow local organizers to adapt the program and implement it in their community while following its principles and philosophies 

SNYB Vision
Create opportunities across Canada for all children and youth aged 5-17 to:

o Participate in basketball
o Learn and play basketball, using qualified coaching and programming
o Learn to compete in a supportive and development-focused environment
o Improve the Health of the Nation and Grow the Game

With each program, participants will have an opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills and fundamental basketball skills as well as recreational play and life skills.

SNYB Objectives

  • Introduce, provide opportunities, and encourage participation for children/youth aged 5 - 13 years old across Canada to be a part of Steve Nash Youth Basketball - developing young athletes, creating a passion, and exposing them to the values, qualities, and skills required to succeed in basketball and in life.
  • Address the need for young developing players to receive skill and developmental stage appropriate coaching following CS4L Long Term Athlete Development model; while educating parents of their role towards their children's development.
  • Create a developmental pathway for coaches and officials of Steve Nash Youth Basketball through introduction to New NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) module and officials training through the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials.
  • Further encourage children and youth with development potential to higher level performance by providing a consistent national development model that speaks to skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are required for participants/athletes to safely progress and achieve maximum development in the sport of basketball.
 Character Building:
Allow participants to have the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship.

SNYB Program Benefits
Participant Benefits:
  • Participation in a national sanctioned basketball program that is endorsed and approved by Steve Nash, Canada Basketball and Provincial/Territorial Federations, and Sport Canada.
  • Certified coaching by new NCCP trained coaches.
  • A proven basketball program with alignment to the Long Term Athlete Development model adopted by Canada Basketball and approved by Sport Canada.
  • Develop fundamental basketball skills through fun drills and weekly games.
  • Develop life skills that are applicable on and off the court.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Reversible Jersey
  • Molten Basketball
  • SNYB Drawstring Bag
  • Poster
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Parent's Guide
  • National Membership including access to coaching/athlete development resources, videos, news, instruction, retail discounts, contests, etc.
  • Provincial Sporting Organization membership.
Coaches Benefits:
  • Canada Basketball and Coaching Association of Canada sanctioned educational opportunities through the new NCCP Community Coach model and curriculum.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coaching CD Workbook - LTAD focused curriculum with sample drills, lesson plans, teaching tips, modified rules, checklists, etc.
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coach's T-Shirt
  • Canada Basketball Fox 40 Whistle
  • Insurance Coverage
  • National Membership including access to coaching/athlete development resources, videos, news, instruction, retail discounts, contests, etc.
  • Provincial Sporting Organization membership.
 Local Organization Benefits:
  • Endorsement and affiliation with Steve Nash, Canada Basketball, Provincial/Territorial Federations, and Sport Canada.
  • Use of Steve Nash images and brand to communicate his values and commitment.
  • A comprehensive national and provincial marketing campaign and advertising strategy that will assist in the promotion and recruitment of participants and coaches for the program.
  • A step-by-step Steve Nash Youth Basketball operations guide that outlines the program philosophy, guidelines and procedures, recommended rules and methods of operations that will assist in the implementation of the program in the community.
  • Emphasis on coaching development with a platform that will introduce all coaches to the new NCCP curriculum and certification.
  • Integration of your organization with national and provincial programming.

Upcoming Clinics

Steve Nash Youth Basketball
Cost: ABA Members: $45 + GST  
  Non - ABA Members: $45 + GST +$11 BA membership  

*Steve Nash Youth Basketball counts towards the on-court portion of FUNdamentals*


If you're interested in starting up Steve Nash Youth Basketball in your community, please contact:

Ethan Sir - Inner City Programs Coordinator
Alberta Basketball Association


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