The TOP Basketball program provides a development pathway for players ages 5 to 13, focusing on skill development, quality coaching, and manageable schedules for all program streams.
We structure our programs so that players are placed into small groups rotating through stations focusing on individual skills, technical instruction, and game-based learning. We believe our small group format is essential for kids to get individual feedback, quality coaching, and high-level engagement. We believe that the values learned from team sports (discipline, accountability, and leadership), are ones that will transcend well beyond sport, and we aim to build those values from day one. We will push your kids to get better by creating a fun, engaging, and disciplined environment conducive to learning, and will always have your child's best interests at heart.
Updated information on the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 season is now published below. Registration for Development and Learn-to-Play programs are now open. The Fall/Winter Season will run from November 15th to March 31st.
Intermediate/advanced basketball program with an emphasis on skill development, fundamentals, and small-area games each week. All players must complete a Learn-to-Play program to be eligible. Players will be grouped by age and ability.
Basic fundamental instruction and an introduction to small-area gameplay. Perfect for 5-8 year old beginners looking to learn to play in a fun and engaging environment. Given the height of hoops in basketball and the challenges finding age-appropriate facilities, we begin this Learn-to-Play program slightly later than our other LTP programs.
If you are interested in learning more about the new programs for Fall/Winter 2022-23, please email Program Manager Melanie Macchia by clicking the link below.
Updated information on the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 season is now published below. Registration for Development and Learn-to-Play programs are now open.
The Fall/Winter Season will run from approximately November 15th to March 31st.
For the past three years, 'Coach Mel' has been an unmistakable presence at TOP Sports. If you've met Coach Mel, you know how powerful her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for working with kids can be. Her drive and determination to help our athletes reach their full potential is a gift, and we are lucky to have her!
Coach Mel has been involved with TOP Sports since 2019, working with the basketball program, soccer program, and hockey program during her tenure. A native of North York, Mel was an accomplished multi-sport athlete in high school, playing basketball, soccer, and hockey at the provincial level throughout most of her teen years. Upon graduation from high school Mel attended York University to study Children, Childhood and Youth Studies, eventually graduating from the Concurrent Education. Mel currently holds certificates from the National Coaching Certification Program and Hockey Canada, and will be pursuing her NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma this year. In addition to her role as the Program Manager of TOP Basketball, Melanie is also our Camps Director, oversees our In-School Programs, and coordinates our Private PODs program.
If you'd like to reach out and chat about our basketball programs, Mel can be found via email at email@example.com.
Co-ed Program - Beginner Level
Wednesdays @ De La Salle College School
Fall Term: November 16 to January 25
Winter Term: February 1 to March 29
Co-ed Program - Intermediate/Advanced Level
Tuesdays @ De La Salle College School
Fall Term: November 15 to January 24
Winter Term: January 31 to March 28
Outdates: Dec 27, Jan 3, March 14
Thursdays @ De La Salle College School
Fall Term: November 17 to January 26
Winter Term: February 2 to March 30
Outdates: Dec 29, Jan 5, March 16
"Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect."
- Vince Lombardi
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- Henry David Thoreau
"Forget about winning and losing - put your focus on learning and developing. It's a much better long-term strategy, trust me."
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