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Summer Program

Lay-Up Summer Day Camps provide kids aged 6-14 with fun, engaging activities rooted in the sport and culture of basketball in a supportive environment. Led by a team of qualified and experienced coaches, activities will include basketball skill development and creative workshops. All programs are cost-free, and Lay-Up provides kids with everything they need to participate (basketball, water bottle, etc.), lunches and snacks, and a jersey.

Age Group: 6-14 years old



July 4 - July 28 (4 weeks)

Flemingdon Park: Marc Garneau CI (135 Overlea Blvd)

Jane & Finch: Derrydown PS (120 Derrydown Rd)

Regent Park: Sprucecourt PS (70 Spruce St.)

Scarborough: William G Miller Jr PS (60 Bennett Rd) 

Scarborough: Highcastle PS (370 Military Trail) - SKY HIGH Girls-Only


July 31 - Aug 18th (3 weeks)

Jane & Finch: St. Jane Frances CS (2745 Jane St.) 

Lawrence Heights: Lawrence Heights MS (50 Highland Hill)

Mt. Dennis: York Humber HS (100 Emmett Ave) 

Scarborough: Burrows Hall Jr PS (151 Burrows Hall Blvd) 

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Earliest drop off: 8:30 AM, Latest pick-up: 4:30PM

PLEASE NOTE that we are still waiting on access to a gym in Rexdale. Our team is working hard on this and we hope to share an update soon.

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Crossover Program

The basketball industry in Toronto is growing and opportunities to work in and around the game are increasing. The Lay-Up Crossover program is for youth ages 15-29 who want to develop new skills and work in the basketball industry. Participants in Crossover are paid for the time while receiving valuable certifications, key creative industry skills and incredible networking opportunities.

Date: April 6th - July 16th 2023

Schedule Breakdown:

Workshops: Monday6:00 - 8:00 PM

Training and Certifications: Weekends and/or Evenings

Field Trips: To be determined


Lay-Up Headquarters (130 Queens Quay East)

Gym (Central Location, To be determined)

Virtual (Zoom)

*Full schedule to be provided upon acceptance.

Program Offerings:

  • First Aid and CPR Certification

  • NOCP Level 1 Community Referee Certification

  • NCCP Coaching Certification

  • Creative Workshops (Graphic Design, Photography, and more)

  • Conversations with professionals with Basketball Industry Professionals

  • Networking Opportunities

*Participants will be paid to attend all sessions.

Who is the IDEAL Candidate?

  • Youth ages 15-29 years old

  • Passionate about basketball and the sports industry

  • Interested in gaining training and certification related to basketball

  • Seeking career opportunities on or off the court

  • Independent, reliable and innovative


Step 1: Fill out and sign the application form below

Step 2: Submit a Resume & Profile Video

Sky High Program


Lay-Up's Sky High Program is a program for female identifying youth that uses basketball to develop the skills needed on and off the court. 

Age Group: 9 - 14 years old

Date: July 4 - July 28 (4 weeks)


Programs Locations:

Scarborough: Highcastle PS (370 Military Trail) - SKY HIGH Girls-Only

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Earliest drop off: 8:30 AM, Latest pick-up: 4:30PM

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Sky High Program

School-Year Program




Lay-Up school-year programs are designed to develop fitness, basketball, and life skills in a space where youth can safely connect and compete. It includes LUNCH and AFTER-SCHOOL programs.   

Start Date: October 2024

End Date: April 2024

Age Group: 6-14 years old

Programs run once a week.

Lay-Up x Beyond 3:30

In partnership with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, we provide basketball program at beyond 3:30 sites across the city.


Locations include Brookview Middle School, Carleton Village Jr & Sr Sports Wellness Academy, Dixon Grove Jr Middle School, Joseph Brant Public School and Lawrence Heights Middle School.

To attend, you must be a student at that school and registered in their beyond 3:30 program.

Forms available from your B330 Coordinators
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School Day Program

Our School Day program brings Lay-Up coaches into schools in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas to provide physical activity and skill building rooted in basketball through games, exercises and challenges. 

Sessions range from 45-60 minutes and are delivered from our 8 week evidence -based curriculum.


Teachers or administrators can email basketball[at] to request Lay-up programs for their students.

Photobook Workshop Series

Lay-Up is excited to announce the Photo Book Workshop Series supported by the Toronto Arts Council. 


Led by a team of professional photographers (Dhani Oks, Ebti Nabag, Kishan Mistry, and Nyaomi), participants will be a part of the creation of a photobook, learning the process from start to finish.


This program is for Lay-Up participants 12+ and all equipment and resources needed will be provided.

Date: To be determined
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Day of the week: Saturday
Duration: 8 weeks
*Location: Virtual (Zoom) + Lay-Up Office
501-130 Queens Quay East, Toronto

*Workshops will be a combination of virtual, in-person and in-studio sessions.

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Sneaker Authentication Workshop

Lay-Up is thrilled to offer our first Sneaker Authentication Workshop in partnership with eBay Sneakers Canada.

Through this workshop, participants will learn how to tell the real from the fake in the world of sneakers and will be introduced to the rapidly growing sneaker resell market.

Featuring Josh B. Scott (Authentication Specialists - eBay Canada) and Shireen Edross (Head of Sneakers - eBay Canada), this workshop will bring you deep into the exciting world of the rarest and most sought after sneakers.

Date: To be determined
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Lay-Up Office
501-130 Queens Quay East, Toronto
Age: 12+

Home Challenges

Lay-Up Home Challenges is a unique way for youth to stay active, work on their skills, and stay connected!

Participants have access to follow-along basketball-specific workouts with instructions, cues, feedback, and a visual example of each exercise/activity conducted by experienced and qualified coaches, along with the timer to ensure that the challenges are completed correctly and safely.

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Safety in Sport

Lay-Up is committed to safety in sport for all participants. Any incident of Abuse, Harassment or Discrimination experienced in the Canadian sports landscape can be reported to the Canadian Sport HELPline. 


You can also read about the Rule of Two at the link below.


For any questions or concerns, our leadership team can be reached at basketball(at)

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