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How do I sign up for SNYB?

Registration for SNYB is done through the local Host Organization. Click here to find an SNYB program in your community, and contact your local Coordinator to learn more!


What is the age range for SNYB?

The typical age range for SNYB is 7-12 years old. However as age is not the best way to categorize developing players (described in the LTAD Model) the SNYB curriculum is deigned to accommodate a range of player ages and abilities. For more information on the LTAD Model and its guidelines click here.  


How do I host a SNYB program?

SNYB offers groups a turnkey program that is simple and easy to launch and deliver thanks to the resources, materials, and support provided to hosts. To learn how to host an SNYB program in your community click here!  


How do I become a SNYB coach?

Anyone who wants to work with young atheltes can be a volunteer coach with SNYB - no basketball experience required! SNYB coaches have the opportunity to receive NCCP FUNdamentals coach training, and are provided with the full SNYB Curriculum and supporting coach resources. Click here to find an SNYB program in your community, and contact a local Coordinator or your provincial/territorial basketball organization to learn more!


What do players learn in SNYB?

SNYB coaches players in the fundamental movement and sport skills for the game of basketball, including footwork, ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and basic offensive and defensive concepts. SNYB is also committed to developing well-rounded youth athletes, highlighting life skills like communication, leadership, and goal setting in the curriculum.


What is the cost to join SNYB?

The cost to join SNYB varies across provinces, communities, and Host Organizations due to varied facility, administrative, liability, equipment, and staffing costs associated with the local program.


What is the relationship with Tangerine?

SNYB is proud to team up with Tangerine Bank as the Presenting Partner of SNYB.  Tangerine's #BrightWayForward initiative provides financial resources and volunteer hours to help effectively deliver community programs like SNYB, empowering young Canadians through the sport of basketball.
Tangerine's partnership adds considerable value to SNYB, providing resources and support, helping to introduce SNYB to new communities, and enriching program offerings for participating clubs. In addition, the Tangerine #KidoftheWeek initiative recognizes young athletes who demonstrate the values of empowerment, teamwork, and inclusiveness.