Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League tips off this fall – Global News

Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League tips off this fall – Global News

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202125 Views

April 29, 2021

A new basketball league is set to tip off in Saskatchewan this fall, but it will feature more than just dribbles and dunks.

The Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League is partnering with the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan to feature a one-of-a-kind program for youth across the province, ages 11 to 17. The ages will be broken down into two groups, boys and girls, with the junior program for 11- to 14-year-olds and the senior program for 15- to 17-year-olds.

And while there will be plenty of basketball skills taught, lessons learned will go much deeper.

“The league will consist of three components,” said Paige Crozon, manager of the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League and a former professional player. “There will be an on-court session, workshops and a cultural education component where the athletes will be connected with an Indigenous elder as well as practice plans and coaches’ manuals that are grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7820724/living-skies-indigenous-basketball-league-fall/

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