Who can join:

  • Boys and Girls Grade 3-8

  • Kids interested in taking their skills to the next level in a fun and safe environment

  • Kids who are new to the sport as well as kids who are experienced and want to improve their abilities and team skills.

What to expect:

  • Skill Development

  • Weekly Drills & Games

  • Team building with a focus on character development
  • Teaching about the life of Jesus

Schedule:

  • Monday nights January 20th to March 30th – 10 sessions

  • Grades 3 to 5 (Co-ed)– 7:00 to 8:30 p.m

  • Grades 6 to 8 (Co-ed) – 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Online registration opens Wed. Nov 6

  • Cost: $60/child ($54 for each additional sibling)

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   A MESSAGE FROM OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR: DALE SMITH

Hi folks!

I am excited to share with you the beginning of a brand-new basketball house league program called Vertical Basketball. This past year, the excitement of the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors has captured the attention of our country and created a new interest in basketball for children. It was an exciting season. Now many kids are looking to try the game of basketball for themselves. Emmanuel Baptist Church has a great gymnasium facility and is offering this house league program to families in the community.

The program will incorporate basketball skill development through drill stations followed by games each week. Our goal is to ensure that every child and their family will experience a positive environment that is fun-filled and safe. We want every child to know that they are important as they enjoy learning the game.

We are also excited to offer parents and family members the opportunity to stay each night and enjoy our hospitality as we provide coffee and snacks while you watch your child work on their skills.

Some of you may be wondering about the church. We believe that we are loved by Jesus Christ and that He has a purpose for our lives, so along with a focus on basketball skills development and games, we will also take a few minutes each night to teach the kids about Jesus. We will do so in a considerate and respectful manner.

Our team of workers looks forward to meeting you and your child and hope that your family will love the basketball experience that Vertical Basketball has to offer.


For those interested in my past basketball experience, please reference below:

  • Over 25 years coaching experience
  • Certified Basketball Coach – Ontario Basketball Association
  • Senior Boys and Junior Girls High School Basketball Coach – Guelph, Barrie and Alliston
  • Ontario Basketball Association
  • Wildhawk Basketball – Under 16 Boys
  •  Barrie Royals – Under 16 and 18 Boys and Under 15 Girls

I have had the privilege of coaching some highly competitive teams in the province with both high school programs and competitive clubs ranking in the top 10

  • Coach – Elite High School Boys Invitational Development Camp – Wildhawk Basketball
  • Coach – Duke University – Summer Basketball Camps for Boys
  • Director – Soaring Eagles House League Basketball

Questions? Contact us at verticalbasketball@emmanuelbarrie.org