Hoops & Spikes - free sports program for kids - Boys & Girls Club of London

Event Details

Event Type

Children's Events

Event Topic(s)

Sports & Recreation


Boys & Girls Club of London

Event Location

184 Horton Street East
Downtown London, ON, N6B 1K8

Event Schedule

22-Apr-2017 to 10-Jun-2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00 pm to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Daily Schedule

22-Apr-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
29-Apr-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
06-May-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
13-May-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
20-May-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
27-May-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
03-Jun-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
10-Jun-2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of London
184 Horton Street East
Downtown London, ON, N6B 1K8


Event Description

This is a free* program for children ages 6 to 9 years old on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hoops & Spikes begins Saturday, April 22, 2017 and ends Saturday, June 10, 2017. Please double check with the instructor if there will be program on Saturday, May 20th as it is the Victoria Day long weekend.

Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Contact the Boys & Girls Club of London for more information at 519-434-9114. The registration form is also available to download at the bottom of this posting.

*Hoops & Spikes is offered to children 6 to 9 years old for free. If your child is staying at the Boys & Girls Club of London after 2:00 p.m., there is a visitor fee of $3.00 per person, per visit unless you have a valid Boys & Girls Club of London membership.

From the Hoops & Spikes guide:
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.

This program is designed to help children develop physical literacy skills and game sense.

What Is Physical Literacy?

Physical literacy has been defined as having the competence, confidence and motivation to move effectively. It includes having fundamental movement skills, fundamental sport skills, and the ability to read the environment and make appropriate decisions. Individuals with well-developed physical literacy:

  • Move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activities;
  • Have the knowledge and motivation to be physically active;
  • Build a foundation for their future health and wellbeing.

Hoops & Spikes uses a set of teaching games that develop the movement skills and quick decision-making needed for success in volleyball and basketball, without playing those sports in the traditional way. Why? By playing small-sided modified games, participants:

  • Get more ball touches, and make more decisions;
  • Are more physically active;
  • Have to think harder, since the games are not familiar;
  • Are encouraged to think about how to move effectively by instructors;
  • Have more fun!
Boys & Girls Club of London
184 Horton Street East

Downtown London, ON, N6B 1K8

22-Apr-2017 - 1:00 pm to 10-Jun-2017 - 2:00 pm
184 Horton St.
London, Ontario, N6B 1K8


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