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School-Year 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: Week of Oct 24th, 2022

End Date: Week of April 24th, 2023

Age Group: 6-14 years old

Program Locations:


Brookview Middle School

Dixon Grove Middle School


Alexander Stirling Public School


Charles E Webster Public School

Valley Park Middle School

Gateway Public School



Beaumonde Heights Jr Middle School

Military Trail Public School

Sprucecourt Public School

St. Malachy Public School


Lawrence Heights Middle School


West Hill Collegiate Institute

Yorkwoods Public School


West Humber Collegiate Institute

Programs run once a week.

We are in the process of securing additional program locations. Look out for more announcement about new program sites in our newsletter and social media.


Submitting your interest in registering does not guarantee a spot in the program (space is very limited).

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Sky High Program

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. We will be running Sky High at the following schools

Start Date: Week of October 24th, 2022

End Date: Week of April 24th, 2023

Age Group: 9 - 14 years old

Programs Locations:

Alexander Stirling Public School

Military Trail Public School

Program Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM once a week

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

Application Deadline: March 14th, 2023

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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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

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

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

Summer 2023 Programs Locations: To be announced May 2023

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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: March - April 2023
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: March 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Lay-Up Office
501-130 Queens Quay East, Toronto
Age: 12+

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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.

Coming soon to our Lay-Up Youtube channel.
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