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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. Jersey, sports bra and hijab (if applicable), water bottle, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Age Group: 6-14 years old

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


July 2 - July 26 (4 weeks)

(Jane & Finch) Elia Middle School

(Lawrence Heights) Lawrence Heights Middle School

(Regent Park) Sprucecourt Public School

(West Hill) West Hill Collegiate Institute


Jul 29 - Aug 16 (3 weeks) 

(Jane & Finch) Driftwood Public School

(Malvern) Alexander Stirling Public School
(Rexdale) Elmbank Junior Middle Academy
(Mt. Dennis) York Humber Highschool

IMPORTANT NOTE: PROGRAM SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, submitting the form does not guarantee a spot. We will provide an update on your registration status by Saturday, June 15th, 2024.

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Sky High Program

School-Year Program

Lay-Up school-year programs are filled with basketball skill development, team play learning and experience, fun games and creative activities. It is designed to develop fitness, basketball, and life skills in a space where youth can safely connect and compete.  Programs include lunch, after-school, evening and weekend sessions. 

Start Date: October 2024

End Date: April 2025

Age Group: 6-14 years old


Programs run once a week.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: subject to change


Alexander Stirling Public School

Military Trail Public School

Thorncliffe Park Public School

West Hill Collegiate Institute

Woburn Junior Public School


Lord Dufferin Jr & Sr Public School


Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School

Brookview Middle School

Charles E. Webster Public School

Dixon Grove Junior Middle School

John Polanyi Collegiate Institute

Joyce Public School

Yorkwoods Public School


3x3 City-Wide Tournament

From October to April, 650 participants and 40 youth coaches across 11 neighbourhoods are learning team play through 3x3 basketball. This tournament is the culmination of Lay-Up’s 22-week school year program where youth from across the city can meet one another, play and compete.

Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2025
Location: GTA Sportsplex (8301 Keele St. Concord)
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 PM

Throughout the day, participants will be involved in tournament games, mini challenges, and culture of basketball activities. Participant transportation, snacks and lunch will be provided.

This tournament is open for kids in Grades 4 - 9. Participants MUST already be registered in our current school-year programs to participate. 

Submitting your interest to register does not guarantee a spot in the tournament. We will provide an update on your registration status by the week of March 10th, 2025.

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Sky High Program

Sky High Program

Lay-Up's Sky High Program is a program for female identifying youth that creates inclusive and empowering environment where they can develop a sense of belonging, play and have fun while connecting with their female coaches as positive role models.

Age Group: 9 - 14 years old

Start Date: October 2024

End Date: April  2025


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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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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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: October 2024

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)

*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

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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.


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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