Young Athlete Saskatchewan (YAS) was founded in Regina in 1975 as an International Women’s Year project with collaboration by coaches of the Regina Church Basketball Association (RCBA) (now the Regina Community Basketball Association) and teachers from Regina’s Public and Catholic School Divisions.
In 1976, YAS became Co-Ed. and in 1983,
it was expanded to Saskatoon with leadership assistance from University of Saskatchewan College of Physical Education faculty, as well as local teachers and community league coaches.
During its 45 summers, YAS summer basketball camps have graduated 14,846 young athletes from 276 Saskatchewan, national and
Equipped with the individual and teamwork skills plus the confidence they developed at YAS camps, YAS camps graduates typically return to
their regular schools and communities to take positive leadership roles in basketball, other athletics, academics, and overall school and community activities.
As an extra feature, the YAS program strongly promotes and motivates youths toward physical fitness, proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Feedback from parents has been very appreciative of this latter feature as well as for YAS’s ability to quickly develop each youth’s basketball skills within an atmosphere of fun
At its December 2020 meeting, the YAS Board approved the persons listed below as recipients of YAS 2020 Leadership Awards. The recipients
include 31 out of the 282 YAS 2020 camps graduates plus 9 others who were coaches, instructors, referees, mall kiosk attendants, mailing clerks and many others who made generous, thoughtful and unselfish contributions
toward making YAS 2020 a huge success.
YAS 2021 weekly basketball camps including a FREE camp for each age level are scheduled for this coming July and August in both Regina and Saskatoon. Visit the YAS web site for details, www.yas.ca
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