Steve Nash Youth Basketball 8-10 year girls and boys

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The SNYB program teaches children the fundamental skills of basketball, using equipment and a game that have been modified to suit the needs and abilities of young children.  SNYB in the WMBA is designed for the 8-10 year old player, taking into account the distinct mental, physical and social differences between the children at different ages.



To create opportunities in WMBA for children ages 8-10:

  • Participate in basketball,
  • Learn and play basketball, using qualified coaching and programming,
  • Learn to compete in a supportive and development-focused environment,
  • Improve the “Health of the Nation”.

Committed to the promotion and growth of basketball in Canada, Canada Basketball and Basketball Manitoba will assist the WMBA in the delivery and execution of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program in our 8-10 through the League Operations manual, Coach’s manual, Official’s Manual, and Parent’s Guide.

Benefits of Steve Nash Youth Basketball

  • Member of a philosophically sound, well researched program which addresses a ‘Long Term Athlete Development’ (LTAD) approach to basketball for children
  • Reversible jersey for each participant
  • Basketball for each participant
  • Codes of conduct for all involved – “respecting the game”
  • Basketball Manitoba membership including comprehensive accident & liability insurance coverage
  • Respect in Sport Coaching Program
  • Coaching manual
  • Coaching clinics
  • Access to Basketball Manitoba’s resource library
  • New features every year
  • FUN and MORE FUN!

The Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program (SNYB) is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game for basketball. This grassroots initiative supports and empowers community-based recreational groups 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, self-esteem and sportsmanship.   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).