“Courtesy” Additional Supervision (at no extra charge)
Early-drop-off-supervision by YAS staff for all camps starting at 7:45 am each camp day.
End-of-camp-day-supervision by YAS staff for Junior (ages 8, 9 & 10) and Bantam B (ages 10, 11 & 12) from 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm.
End-of-camp-day supervision if desired by YAS staff for Bantam A (ages 12, 13 & 14) and Senior (ages 14, 15 & 16) from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
YAS is a highly-organized and structured skill-development day-camp program.
YAS offers a wide-choice of weekly camps each summer. 16 in Regina and 16 in Saskatoon; 4 at each level;
- Junior (ages 8, 9 & 10),
- Bantam B (ages 10, 11 & 12),
- Bantam A (ages 12, 13 and 14),
- Senior (ages 14, 15 and 16)
A different curriculum with a different skills-development emphasis is featured at each weekly camp. Players frequently attend two, three and four camps during one summer in order to receive YAS’s full skills development curriculum.
The YAS basketball-skills development curriculum is designed by professional teachers who are also highly accomplished basketball coaches.
YAS prepares players to play and excel on school basketball teams as well as recreationally and in school intramurals and physical education classes.
Each Junior and Bantam B player will receive an objective 10 category test of basketball’s most important fundamental skills.
Every camp morning, each player will receive basketball skills-development instruction and fun drills with ability and playing-experience sub-grouping and individual attention.
Every camp afternoon, each player will play equally in full-court scrimmages as well as special skills-reinforcement competitions and tournaments.
As soon as they are registered, each player will receive a confirmation package from YAS via Canada Post. The package will contain specific pre-camp instructions (e.g. what to wear, what to bring to camp, etc.) plus the player’s multi-screened and numbered YAS-camp jersey and an official “Canada Food Guide.” YAS coaches actively promote healthy nutrition, physical fitness and personal hygiene.
At the end of each camp, each player will receive a special YAS graduation medallion plus their skills analysis test sheet to keep and to remind them of the skills they personally need to work on.
YAS players typically come from all over Saskatchewan and beyond. Over the years players from 10 Canadian provinces and territories and countries and continents as far away as India, China, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, USA, France, Egypt, Netherlands, Africa and numerous others have enriched YAS camps by their attendance. YAS staff members encourage players to interact interpersonally with each other in order to make new friends and to expand their horizons during breaks.
YAS staff members encourage players to confine their social media use to breaks and only where necessary.
At the end of each summer, YAS runs a pair of very popular equal-play tournaments for all YAS Bantam and Senior camps’ graduates and their friends. YAS camps’ graduates from the current and past summers age 16 or under (as of June 30 of the current year) are wanted back and specially invited to return for two days (Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning and afternoon) of fun and balanced competitions. The tournament is called the “North-South Ironman” because each player plays a minimum of 2/3 floor time in each of 8 games.