April 22, 2021
We are Young Athlete Saskatchewan Inc. (YAS), a long-running summer basketball camps program for kids and teens held every July and August in Regina and Saskatoon.
The YAS Summer Basketball Camps program was co-founded in 1975 as an international women’s year project for girls only in Regina. In 1976 YAS became co-ed The co-founders were executives, coaches and teachers from the Regina Church Basketball Association (RCBA) and the Regina High Schools Athletic Association. During its first 8 years (1975 until 1982), YAS was a sub-program of the RCBA.
In 1983 YAS was incorporated as an independent non-profit charity and also expanded to Saskatoon.
Since its founding, YAS summer basketball camps have graduated 14,846 youths from 278 mainly Saskatchewan communities, but also as far away as China, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, England, France, India, the United States, Germany, Italy and numerous African countries.
This summer, YAS Summer Basketball Camps will be 100 percent compliant with Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) regulations . . . just like they were last summer when kids and teens from across the province and beyond had tons of fun, made new friends, and developed basketball skills while playing safely at YAS camps.
YAS 2021 age groups will be Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10. Each age group will have a choice of 4 weekly camps scheduled throughout July and August.
YAS camps fees range from $150.00 to $300.00 for a week of camp.
YAS is headed by professional “A” licensed teachers who are highly accomplished and championship basketball coaches and skills instructors for youths of all levels of athletic ability and playing experience from novice to developing to advanced.
Check us out at: www.yas.ca
Please note that during 2021 Hall*Comm Trust (a charity supported by Saskatchewan Lotteries, the City of Saskatoon and private donations) will provide “confidential” subsidy funding where needed to make sure that every youth can afford to attend YAS summer basketball camps.
Check out the subsidies at: https://hallcomm.wordpress.com/
Contact for more details by the “Press only,”
Marcie Chatsis B.Ed.,
YAS Board Chair, retired teacher
and Poundmaker Cree Nation Elder.
Saskatoon Tel: (306) 343 – 0046
YAS Admin Office