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Sun Youth basketball is an iconic Montreal institution. It was the first AAU program in Quebec to travel to tournaments in United States. Over the years many of our former players have gained scholarships to NCAA Division I Universities.
Our year-round basketball program is for youth ages 7-17 and allows them to play the sport and to gain precious life lessons. We have six teams that compete provincially: Novice, Mini AAA, two Bantam level teams, Midget and Juvenile, all members of the Montreal Basketball League (MBL). In addition to the regular winter program we also offer a summer program where our kids have the opportunity to compete in high level tournaments across Canada and the United States. Using this platform our athletes are able to attract the attention of coaches and scouts as they work towards their goal of playing university basketball. All our teams benefit from the passion and experience of our dedicated volunteer coaches, many of whom are Sun Youth alumni themselves.
In recent years, we have increased our efforts in encouraging our athletes to reflect on the importance of safely playing sports. Our basketball coaches receive certification from the Quebec Basketball Federation. They also attend workshops and clinics that teach them about safe practices and behaviors to adopt, while raising awareness about injury prevention. Following a strict protocol, our coaches ensure daily compliance with sports rules and encourage our players to be more active by providing a safe and healthy environment where they feel supported.
The well-being of athletes is important to us not only on the court but also in everyday life. We help them adopt a healthy lifestyle through healthy meals and we provide them with a study room with Internet access. For our organization, academic success is as important as athletic success. Children who want to be part of our sports teams must do well in school. Every day after school our young athletes are invited to come do their homework at our facilities and volunteer tutors offer their support to those that need it.
DO YOU KNOW?
All of our Hornets basketball teams took part in the 2018 MBL playoffs. Three of these teams won their respective championships: the Midget AAA, Mini AAA and Mini AA teams.
WALL OF FAME
Many of our former Hornets were able to pursue their dreams at the college,
university and even professional levels. We call them our wall of famers