Hoops & Spikes

Hoops & Spikes is a new collaborative program between Ontario Basketball and the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) that was launched in Spring 2016 with the generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The program is designed for children ages 7 to 9 and teaches fundamental movement and sports skills through games and experimentation. Hoops & Spikes is a turnkey program, providing hosts with the full curriculum, participant materials, and coach training required to deliver the programming.

The program provides participants with the competence and confidence to be active for life not only in basketball and volleyball, but in a variety of activities.

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Program Details


  • Weekly 60 minute lessons for 12 weeks
  • Draws from other physical literacy-based programs, including OVA’s SPIKES and the Physical & Health Education (PHE) Canada Handbook
  • Created by Paul Jurbala (Canadian Sport for Life expert); Kathy Brook (basketball expert) and Shayne White (volleyball expert)
  • Mix of activities and games to keep participants engaged and to improve their fundamental movement and basic sport skills
  • Interested program hosts must fill out a registration form (.pdf)


  • Hoops & Spikes coaches receive free Fundamental Movement Skills Training


Based on facility and staffing costs associated with the local program.


Interested in hosting a Hoops & Spikes in your community? Please contact:
Linnaea Harper

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Get up & get active!