Ages 5 - 12

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Rise Up Hoop's Fundamentals Academy runs all year round and is a program designed to fully transform young players with little to intermediate playing experience looking to begin training in the sport of Basketball.

Here, coaches will get to assess the skill level of each athlete, develop body mechanics and correct unwanted habits.

Want to reach athletic excellence? The Fundamentals program will get players there!

Program Focus

  • Ball Control & Handling

  • Passing & Catching

  • Coordination & Footwork

  • Shooting

  • Small group/team games to teach the fundamentals of organized game play.

  • Sport Specific skills such as layups, boxing out, defense, spacing and much more.

  • 12 Sessions

  • 1 Hr

  • Co-Ed (Boys & Girls Mixed)

Check The Online Program Availability to see when the next program runs.

Times and locations TBD.

PROGRAM Breakdown

In 2019 our Fundamental program took on a new structure.

We realize that as the program progresses, so does the abilities and skills of the players enrolled and so we created an advanced program for players who have been assessed and evaluated through previous Rise programs and have shown they are ready for more advanced instruction.

Development Players


All Players ages 5 - 12 (returning or new) will register into the Fundamental Program. If an Advanced Program is offered at the time that a Fundamentals Program is running, returning or new players will be assessed by a coach at the Fundamental level session and invited to attend an advanced session. 

The Fundamentals Program runs all year round.

(January - Dec)


  • Emphasis on "fun" of the sport

  • Focus on Further Learning the Rules of Basketball

  • Learning the Basics in Ball Control and Ball Handling

  • Learning Coordination and Footwork

  • Developing Shooting Abilities

 Advanced Players

When available, Rise will run programs specifically catering to Advanced Athletes.

Please note that should a player register into an advanced program and is later assed by a coach and found to require further fundamental development, we will remove the player from the program and place him in the appropriate level. If you are unsure if you should register for Fundamentals or Advanced programs, please register into Fundamentals and a coach will determine if you are ready for the advanced level instruction.

Advanced Programs are Seasonal and limited openings will be available.

Players Invited to Advanced training:

  • Display an understanding of the rules

  • Display attention to details during drills

  • Emphasis on "competition" of the sport

  • Display advancement in agility and movement mechanics

  • Display understanding of more advanced footwork

  • Ready for more advanced ball handling drills

FUNDAMENTAL program availability





Co-Ed Fundamentals

Co-Ed Fundamentals

January – February

5-7 (U8) | 8-10 (U11) | 10-12 (U13)

March - April

5-7 (U8) | 8-10 (U11)

Co-Ed Fundamentals

May - June

Co-Ed Fundamentals

July - August

5-7 (U8) | 8-10 (U11)

5-7 (U8) | 8-10 (U11)

Co-Ed Fundamentals

Co-Ed Fundamentals

September - October

November - December

5-7 (U8) 

5-7 (U8) 

$199 +gst

$199 +gst

$199 +gst

$199 +gst

$199 +gst

$199 +gst

*All NEW first time registrants to any Rise programs between the ages of 5-12 MUST register into a fundamental program in order to get skills assessment from Coach Kelvin Dela Pena. Players found to need more basketball IQ and skill development will continue to enrol in the fundamental program in order to further develop the necessary skills for growth into more advanced Rise programs.