What We Offer

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Aspire for Higher is a not-for-profit grassroots organization founded in 2013 that provides athletic and leadership programming for youth 4 to 14 years of age. Basketball, Soccer, and Football are our core sports. We offer expert instruction to help your child improve through game-based learning. At A4H, we believe that recreational sports are an important part of every child’s development and we make it our top priority to deliver a truly memorable experience.

Programs

Summer Camps (Boys & Girls | Kindergarten-Grade 8)

We offer a number of full-day summer camps for athletes who are beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Our camps provide a competitive learning environment where athletes focus on improving individual skills, Sports IQ, and fitness. Each year we also host the Raptors 905 camp in Peel.

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Youth Leagues & Jr. NBA (Boys & Girls | K - Grade 6)

 

Our youth leagues focus on developing fundamental skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, life skills, and a passion for the love of the game. Each weekly session includes skill development as well as officiated gameplay to allow your athlete to apply their skills in a game situation.

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Youth Leadership Program (Boys | Grades 7 - 8)

 

Our Youth Leadership Program focuses on mentorship, basketball, and educational programming for Black youth in Peel. Youth participate in weekly workshops as well as officiated game play (basketball). Coaches improve workplace skills which improve their ability to be better role models to youth.  This program is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Youth Opportunistic Fund.

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Mental Wellness After School Program (Boys | Grades 7 - 8)

 

Our Youth Mental Wellness Program focuses on improving mental health outcomes for Black youth across Canada. Youth develop and apply healthy coping mechanisms and are educated about anti-black racism within Canadian systems. Youth are also provided expert basketball instruction and participate in weekly officiated game play.  This program is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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A4H Referee Academy ( Co-ed | Grades 11 - 12 )

Our referee academy is a development program for high school students (grade 11 - 12). Through this comprehensive program youth learn the fundamentals of officiating and are provided the tools they need to become a certified FIBA referee. This is a highly competitive program with only 10 spots available per year.

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3 on 3 Tournaments ( Co-ed | Grades 3 - 8 )

3×3 tournaments are a safe space for athletes to try new skills in a formalized game environment. The nature of having fewer players on the court allows athletes to truly participate with more touches on the basketball and more opportunities to practice new skills. Additionally, athlete's defensive footwork and agility gets challenged because you have to cover more distance with fewer players on the court. 3 on 3 tournaments are a great way for kids to demonstrate leadership on the court.

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Skill Development Clinics ( Co-ed | Grades 3 - 8 )

Our skill development clinics are coming soon! Stay tuned for more updates.