Lay-Up programs are cost-free for children and youth (6-14) in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas across the city of Toronto.
As we navigate COVID-19, our programs include a combination of virtual and contactless in-person options.
Check out the details on the programs we offer and registration options below.
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 in-person programs and virtual program sessions.
It will be delivered with activities designed for participants to perform individually, with their own equipment, while maintaining 2 meters of physical distance (for in-person setting). From program set up to dismissal, Lay-Up coaches are prepared to execute engaging and challenging activities, while adhering to all protocols outlined in the Lay-Up Safety Plan.
In-Person: Program locations will be shared SOON
Virtual: At Home (Start Date: January 10, 2022)
Time Commitment: 60 min weekly sessions from Nov - April
Lay-Up's Girls Only Program (GOP) is an elite experience that leverages basketball to spark a life-long love of sports and to develop the skills needed on and off the court.
Lay-Up x beyond 3:30
Starting on November 8th, Lay-Up will be partnering with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success to provide our contactless 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, Dr. Marion Hillard Sr Public School, Emily Carr Public School, Greenholme Junior 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.
Virtual School Day
Our Virtual School Day program brings Lay-Up coaches into virtual TDSB classrooms 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 curriculum that does not require any equipment to participate.
Participants must be attending virtual school to attend.
Teachers or administrators can email basketball[at]@layup.ca to request Lay-up programs for their virtual students.
Virtual Basketball Photography
Over the course of 5 weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of photography from expert instructors and will gain hands on experience with the camera.
We all love taking pics on our phones and sharing them with our friends and family. Photography is just the way we communicate these days. Learning the art of photography is like learning a language that will help you impact people in deep and lasting ways.
Instructed by celebrated NBA and MLB photographer Kishan Mistry and commercial photographer Dhani Oks who will lead participants in weekly online sessions and provide inspiration and information to transform their photography through fun and exciting basketball inspired photo challenges and a positive discussion with useful feedback and tips.
This program will have a combination of live sessions on Zoom and home challenges, all based in the culture of basketball.