The Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program

The Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program 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.

Basketball NWT is administering the program through Technical Director Cole Marshall. He will be traveling to communities throughout the Northwest Territories to prepare and train community members to sustain the program for as long as possible. Cole will also be traveling throughout the NWT to ?facilitate player development clinics.


Criteria for player development to take place in your community.

A community needs the following to have BNWT come in and run a camp:

1) all players who attend the camp must be registered with BNWT and pay the $5.00 membership fee- this should be done prior to the camp – names, ages, gender, etc…
2) the community is responsible for the chaperones – who are responsible for participants.
3) the community must provide gym time.
4) the community is responsible to ensure a program continues developing the skills taught.

BNWT is responsible for:

1) Provide clinician(s) to run camp.
2) Pay for airfare to and from the community.
3) Assist community with programming to carry on the programs.
4) Provide instructor to certify coaches.?

Player Development contact information:

Aaron Wells– Director of Player Development
Yellowknife, NT

(867) 445-1171

Basketball NWT?is interested in certifying all coaches. If you are interested in?Coaching, please visit? learn about the different levels.

For courses available in the NWT, please vist? contact?
Rita Bertolini – Director of Coaching Development
Ph: (867)669-8331

Basketball NWT?will provide financial assistance to interested coaches.