Hoops & Spikes: ages 7 – 9

Hoops & Spikes is a new collaborative program between Ontario Basketball and the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) that was launched in Spring 2016 with the generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The program is designed for children ages 7 to 9 and teaches fundamental movement and sports skills through games and experimentation.

  • Draws from other physical literacy-based programs, including OVA’s SPIKES and the Physical & Health Education (PHE) Canada Handbook
  • Created by Paul Jurbala (Canadian Sport for Life expert); Kathy Brook (basketball expert) and Shayne White (volleyball expert)
  • Mix of activities and games to keep participants engaged and to improve their fundamental movement and basic sport skills