Calgary NorthWest Basketball offers two programs for kids 5-8yrs that introduces the sport of basketball. Both the LTP and Tyke programs are noncompetitive skill development based programs. Both programs are mixed gender and provide athletes with basic basketball fundamentals through both drills and game play. As with all Calgary NorthWest Basketball programs, all of our program coaches are VOLUNTEERS, please consider this when signing up your child(ren).
LTP Age Group: 5-6 yrs, and is a mixed gender group
Tyke Age Group: 7-8yrs, and is a mixed gender group
Time Commitment: LTP & Tyke programs have a 1 hour practice session, 1 night a week from mid September - late February/early March (depending on gym availability) This is the only program where we allow parents to pick their practice night. When you register, select a specific night and time, as listed on the registration site.
These are our typical days and during the season there may be the odd practice that it is moved due to gym availability.
LTP - Monday or Friday
Tyke - Monday, Tuesday or Friday
Practice: Each 1hr practice time will be split between skill development and game play. Our focus in these programs is skill development. Our game play will come in a variety of ways within the practice from, 3on2, 3on3 to 4on4 with variations from half court to full court depending on skill levels. Again our focus is to teach basic skills in a fun environment.
Equipment Required: Participants will need indoor running shoes, gym attire & a water bottle
Calgary NorthWest provides a basketball and T-shirt for all participants in the LTP & Tyke programs.
Coaches: Our LTP & Tyke programs are volunteer driven and we rely on parent volunteers for our coaching. With the age of players in these programs we require parent involvement to deliver a strong program. We have one “Head Coach” for the team who acts as the main contact & organizer, along with at least 3-4 assistant coaches to help. We are always in need of coaches for these programs. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach please indicate this under “Player Requests” or email the LTP & Tyke program coordinator.
Indicate Practice Session: when registering you will be prompted to choose a practice session, if a session is full it will not be available for selection.
*Note sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis. All of our gyms are in the NW of Calgary and we assign one gym for the season but due to gym availability, this may change. The gyms we typically use for this program are Ranchlands Schoool, WO Mitchell, Arbour Lake and West Dalhousie.
If you have any questions regarding these programs please contact our LTP & Tyke program coordinator at LTPTyke@cnwb.ca