June 7, 2017

CCYAA Rising Stars Program

 -Ages 3 to 5 years old –

Rising Stars logo


CCYAA is happy to once again offer our signature basketball program targeted for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Rising Stars focuses on basic athletic movement, fun and playing with others through the theme of basketball.

With a curriculum developed in partnership between Seneca College’s School of Early Childhood Education and Canada Basketball’s Long-Term-Athlete-Development model, our program emphasizes development in key areas including:

  • Physical coordination and timing
  • Executive functioning
  • Working with others

The program also leverages specialized equipment that is tailored for this age group including:

  • Junior-sized basketballs
  • Adjustable height net

For more information, please contact or call 416-845-8933.


We have 3 locations to serve you.  Please see the details below:

Thornlea Secondary School

8075 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4N4

Unionville Meadows Public School

355 South Unionville Ave, Unionville, ON L3R 5C8

Queen Alexandra Middle School

181 Broadview Ave. Toronto, ON M4M 2G3

Weekly on Saturdays
October 2017  – May 2018 (22 weeks)
Weekly on Saturdays
October 2017  – May 2018 (22 weeks)
Weekly on Saturdays
October 2017  – May 2018 (22 weeks)
Class times:
Session A (9:00am to 10:00am)
Session B (10:00am to 11:00am)
Session C (11:00am to 12:00pm)
Class times:
Session D (1:00pm to 2:00pm)
Session E (2:00pm to 3:00pm)
Session F (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
Class times:
Session G (9:00am to 10:00am)
Session H (10:00am to 11:00am)
Thornhill registration form Markham registration form Downtown registration form

: $320 per participant ($10 discount if you are a returning Rising Stars participant and do not require a new ball)


– ECE Trained instructors (1:3 instructor-to-child ratio)
– Rising Stars basketball jersey
– A Basketball
– Prizes, special events, etc.

Payment Options:

Please submit one application per child.
1) Payment is to be made through cheque addressed to “Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association” and mailed to the indicated below. Please include the name of the participant(s), program name and time slot you have registered for on the cheque.
Yolanda Chung
78 Twenty Ninth Street
Toronto, ON M8W 3B2


2) Send an E-Transfer to

  • Please use “ccyaa2017” as the password of the transfer
  • Please include the participant’s full name and session in the memo of the E-transfer


Frequently asked questions:

Do you offer summer programs?
We currently do not offer any programs over the summer or holidays but may consider this in the future.
My child is new to basketball and I’m not sure if they will like it. Would it be possible to do a trial class?
Our policy is that only kids that have registered in the program can participate. This is mainly for liability and licensing purposes but is also out of consideration for the registered participants and coaching staff. However, we do understand the importance of wanting to get your child familiar with the gym setting and therefore can offer you the opportunity to observe a class from the sidelines. Please send your request to so that we can arrange this and have a staff/coach available to give you background on the program and answer any question you might have.

What is your cancellation policy?
Written request to cancel at least one week before the start of the first class Eligible for a full refund.
Written request to cancel after the first day and up to and including the fourth class Refund will be based on a pro-rated cost per class plus a non-refundable administration fee of $50. No refund will be issued after the participation of the fourth class.
Written request to cancel after participation of the fifth class Sorry, no refund.
IF an applicant requests to be withdrawn due to illness/injury/scheduling conflicts This will be handled on a case by case basisA pro-rated refund less a non-refundable administration fee of $50 may be available.

Do you offer sibling discounts?
We do not offer sibling discounts. As a non-profit organization all the proceeds goes towards the program and ensuring your child has the resources and support they need for an enjoyable experience.

I would like to register but my child can only participate for part of the season. Is there a way to accommodate this?Generally as a guideline we do not offer this option at the start of the season as many of our classes are at capacity and we do not want to take up a spot from a participant who wants to participant in the full 22 week program. However, we may review requests for partial seasons on a case by case basis. The curriculum is also designed so that your child is building on his/her skills each week and being introduced to new drills and challenges, therefore, started them partway through a season may put them behind from their classmates.

I am interested in signing my child up for your program but noticed that your classes are full or you are more than halfway through the season. How do I register for next season?Our regular program runs from October to May with registration taking place over the summer. If you are interested in receiving updates for registration to next year’s classes please send an email to and we will add you to our mailing list.

My child will be missing some of the classes. Do I need to inform anyone of this?
Each week we have a sign-in/sign-out process for our Rising Stars and Jr NBA classes to keep track of attendance. If you are unable to attend a class there is no need to inform your coaches in advance.

Are there make-up classes if my child misses a week?Our program is offered over a 22 week season and we do not offer make up classes if your child is unable to attend some of the classes. If classes are cancelled for reasons outside our control (i.e. weather, permit cancellation, etc.), we will add a replacement class to make up for that session.

My child is at an age where he/she has the option between enrolling in either Jr NBA or Steve Nash Youth Basketball. How do I decide which one to choose?Either option is available and will depend on the skill and comfort level of the child. The main differences between the two programs is that a) Jr NBA is a 1 hr class whereas SNYB is a 2 hour class, b) Jr NBA uses an official Spalding junior sized ball whereas SNYB uses a standard size basketball and c) Participants of SNYB should be able to shoot consistent on a 10 ft rim with a standard size basketball.


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