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Impacting Athletes 

Empower Youth Athletes #rightinyourBackyard through the sport and culture of Basketball! Your contribution makes a huge difference in the communities we serve. We believe that sport is an incredible way to build healthier homes!



Improved ability to work with, encourage and support others to accomplish a common goal. 

Problem Solving

Provides opportunities to practice problem solving skills and critical thinking in a safe environment.


Physical Activity

Engaging in physical activity daily improves heart function, reduces the risk of diabetes, increases energy, lowers stress levels... just to name a few.


Social Connection

Athletes notice improvements in relationships with parents, siblings, teachers, friends & community.



Sport helps build the confidence necessary to take on new challenges and pursue excellence. 


Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Sport participation aids in the development of resiliency, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety & empowers athletes to self regulate. 


Backyard Basketball Academy supports the Jumpstart program! In our continued efforts to eliminate barriers for participation in sport, we have teamed up with Jumpstart to provide more opportunity for play! Giving kids the opportunity to access sport and play is essential for their growth and development, which is why Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion.

Founded in 2005, Jumpstart helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities. Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It's about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it's the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.

If you are looking to use the Jumpstart program, please go through the application process with Jumpstart and notify us via email at including your athlete's name, age and the program that you are registering for. We will then provide you with next steps for registration, once payment is received from Jumpstart, we will apply it to your account with us.

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