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This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta and Volleyball Alberta providing children with an introduction to basketball and volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill development will be based off the Steve Nash Basketball and Mini-Volley program curricula. Games and activities will focus on the Fundamentals stage of the CS4L LTAD model.

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  • A man holding a basketball in a YMCA gym.
    Basketball and the YMCA

    Did you know basketball was invented by a Canadian at the YMCA?

    The game was invented 125 years ago by Canadian YMCA instructor James Naismith at the YMCA International Training School.  The sport has come a long way in the 125 years since then, but many of Dr. Naismith’s 13 original rules and values are still evident in how the sport is played today.

    Basketball is still a game that promotes leadership, skill and teamwork and can be played by anyone – regardless of age and ability – with just a ball and a net.

    At the YMCA, youth and adult members are welcome to either drop in and join a pickup game, or become part of a more formal basketball program.

  • YMCA hands reaching for a volleyball.
    Volleyball and the YMCA

    Did you know that volleyball was invented at the YMCA?

    In, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette as a pastime to be played indoors and by any number of players.

    This game became volleyball, which we know and love today.  Volleyball was designed to be an indoor sport, less rough than basketball (for older members of the YMCA), while still requiring athletic effort.

  • Physical Literacy
    Physical Literacy

    “Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life." - The International Physical Literacy Association