Neighbourhood Hoops Program


To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Hamilton, the City of Hamilton is closing all Recreation Facilities from March 14 to April 5, 2020.

Providing youth the opportunity to participate in basketball programming in their neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood Hoops Program is designed to give every single child or youth the opportunity to learn the game of basketball. Over 500 youth ages, 9 to 14 have participated in the skills-based basketball development program citywide.

Free 10 Week Skill Development Program will have children and youth learning basketball skills from certified coaches in a fun and engaging environment through a variety of games and activities. Each week players will participate in 30 minutes of skill development and 30 minutes of organized 3 on 3 games. Program participants are divided into age groups and by gender.

Registration now open

Cathy Wever Elementary School

160 Wentworth Street N, Hamilton

Grades: 3 to 8

Date & Times
Saturdays - Program starts March 21

Girls - 11 am to 12 noon
Boys - 12 noon to 1 pm

Registration Forms should be dropped off at Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre.

​For more information call 905-546-2424 ext. 4780

Beasley Community Centre

145 Wilson Street, Hamilton

Grades: 6 to 10

Date & Times
Saturdays- Program starts March 21

Girls - 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Boys - 2:45 to 3:45 pm

For more information call 905-546-2424 ext. 4535

Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton

Grades: 3 to 8

Date & Times
Thursdays - Program starts March 26

Girls - 4 to 5 pm
Boys - 5 to 6 pm

For more information call 905-549-2814 

Volunteer Opportunities

High school students are encouraged to acquire their volunteer hours with the Neighbourhood Hoops Program. All volunteers are required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check or a Police Information Check (for those under 16) prior to volunteering with the Neighbourhood Hoops program.

Volunteer positions may include roles such as:

  • Score Keeper
  • Program Facilitator (supporting head instructors)
  • Referee
  • Jr. Coach

Volunteers will:

  • Receive up to 20 volunteer hours towards requirement for High School graduation (if applicable)
  • Be able help with the Hoops Finale
  • Be asked to help with the offsite trip

Neigbourhood Hoops is presented by:

Wesley Urban ministries logo

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Beasley Neighbourhood Association