"Learn the Game" is designed for girls between the ages of 8 - 10 who want to learn more about playing the game of basketball while developing their basketball skills and confidence.
10 skills, 10 affirmations, 10 mini competitions
Each week, the girls will learn one basketball skill, one positive statement about themselves and apply it to a structured competitive setting. The goal is to engage girls in learning more about how the game of basketball is played in order to better prepare them for our next level of basketball programming for 11-18 year olds called "Get in the Game".
Cost & Location
Cost varies from year to year as g.a.b always strives to find sponsors and or donors to lower the cost of operation. Location also varies depending on access to gymnasiums around the city.
Length of Program
The “Learn the Game” program is offered once a week, for one hour, over a period of 10 weeks.
6:30pm - 6:40pm
Warm-up & dynamic stretching
Participants will engage in a variety of play-based warm-ups each week, followed by stretching in movement.
6:40pm - 7:00pm
Participants will be taught specific basketball skills each week. A schedule will be sent to you personally once you register.
7:00pm - 7:25pm
Competitive Structured Games
Based on the basketball skill that was just taught, participants will compete in a variety of games to reinforce that skill.
7:25pm - 7:30pm
Throughout the skill training portion, participants will be declaring a positive statement throughout the 20mins. At the end of the structured games, participants will have to recite the learnt affirmation out loud and will be given a task to do for the week.