Shooting for Success: The Future of Squamish Basketball

At A Glance

Learn about the new Hoop Reel Squamish Basketball Academy, a program for school-age kids that aims to improve basketball skills and cultivate lifelong skills.


Hoop Reel and Squamish Youth Basketball merge to bring a new era of basketball to the town

When you think of Squamish, you probably think of outdoor activities such as rock climbing and mountain biking. However, a new local program is looking to change that perception by bringing basketball to the forefront. The Hoop Reel Squamish Basketball Academy, a merger between the established Squamish Youth Basketball led by coach Mike and the rising Hoop Reel program led by Coach Yoni, is introducing a new era of basketball to the town.

Indoor Team Sports for Rainy Days and Beyond

Basketball is a great indoor team sport option for those rainy days and beyond. It’s not all about enjoying the outdoor activities Squamish is known for – basketball offers a fun and engaging alternative for kids and adults alike. Unlike other individual sports like mountain biking, basketball is a team sport that teaches valuable skills such as coming together, overcoming differences, learning about communication, and managing different personalities. It provides a support group for losses and a tight-knit group to celebrate wins!

Hoop Reel is more than just a basketball program – it’s a community. Weekend tournaments in the city or games in Whistler bring players from every age group together to cheer for each other. It’s also a great way for parents to connect with other families in Squamish. The program is run by experienced coaches who understand the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment where players can thrive.

One of the biggest advantages of the Hoop Reel program is that it’s accessible to all kids regardless of their skill level. It offers an opportunity for kids to learn the game from scratch or to hone their skills and take their game to the next level. The program includes both competitive and non-competitive divisions, so players can choose the level that’s right for them. The program also offers a wide range of age groups, from U8 to U19, so there’s something for everyone.

The Hoop Reel Squamish Basketball Academy: Coaching and Training for All Ages

But the Hoop Reel program isn’t just for kids. Adults can also get in on the action with the Squamish Adult Basketball League, which provides a fun and competitive environment for players of all levels. The league is open to both men and women and includes both recreational and competitive divisions.

The Value of Basketball: More Than Just a Game

Another benefit of the Hoop Reel program is the emphasis on skill development. Coaches focus on developing the fundamental skills of the game, such as ball handling, shooting, and passing, as well as teaching players how to play together as a team. The program also places a strong emphasis on physical fitness and healthy living, encouraging players to stay active and make healthy choices.

Building Community: Weekend Tournaments and Games Bring Squamish Players Together

In addition to the benefits for players, the Hoop Reel program is also an important part of the Squamish community. It provides a safe and inclusive space for kids and adults to come together and connect through a shared love of the game. It also serves as a model for other programs and initiatives that aim to promote sports and physical activity in Squamish.

Join the Squad: Opportunities to Get Involved with Squamish Basketball

The future of Squamish basketball looks bright thanks to the Hoop Reel program. By bringing basketball to the forefront and emphasizing skill development, community building, and healthy living, the program is setting a new standard for sports programs in the town. Whether you’re a kid just starting out or an adult looking for a fun and engaging way to stay active, the Hoop Reel program has something to offer. So why not lace up your sneakers and join the fun? Learn more at

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