Next Level Sports

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At Next Level Sports (NLS), we are looking to break down the barriers between youth and high-quality sports training. We are looking to fill the gap between recreational sports and competitive sports to allow youth from all backgrounds and skills to continue to learn and grow in sport.

Through community partnerships, we hope to build strong ties to the sports community in London, and ensure that all athletes, regardless of skill and ability, have access to the programming they deserve.

Why Next Level Sports?

  • Confident coach staff: provide technical constructive feedback
  • Coach and leader development: bring more coaches into the London community
  • Fun safe environment: athletes feel comfortable and confident to grow in their sport

Company Overview

In 2022, Next Level Sports (NLS) was created with the purpose of getting more young people involved in sport. Our founders, Arden McClean and Erin Carter, have seen firsthand the gaps in sport in London and the surrounding area. Our parent organization, BGC London (the Boys and Girls Club), works to ensure that all youth have equal access to life resources. BGC London has been offering programming for youth since 1956, and has been continually expanding, offering more youth programs in different areas. NLS looks to add youth programming in sport to BGC London's portfolio.

Program Offerings

Program offerings will continue to be updated as we confine to solidify and plan programs.

Click on the links to jump to the program description and registration.

Gymnastics

A 10-week gymnastics program for children. This program will be run by a highly experienced and knowledgeable gymnastics coach who is known for teaching great technique!

Dates: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 to Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Ages: 6 to 10 years old

Location: 184 Horton Street East, London - BGC London

Cost: $100/session, for BGC members only

Schedule and Registration

Class Time Link to register
6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. HERE on RecDesk
7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. HERE on RecDesk

Karate

An 8-week program where youth can explore the fundamentals of karate, self-defense, and physical movement with an experienced coach.

Dates: Sunday, October 16th, 2022 to Sunday, December 18th, 2022

Location: 184 Horton Street East, London - BGC London

Cost: $65/session for BGC members or $80/session for Visitors

Schedule and Registration

Grade Level Class Time Link to register
Grades 1 to 3 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. HERE on RecDesk
Grades 4 to 6 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. HERE on RecDesk
Grades 7 to 12 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. HERE on RecDesk

Komoka - Basketball League

Basketball league that includes 30 minutes of practice time learning fundamentals of basketball, then 60 minutes of organized game play, with scoring and basic statistics. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth to get into an organized sport, and be a part of a team. These are beginner leagues.

Dates: Saturday, October 16th, 2022 to Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Ages: Varies for league (Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12)

Location: Komoka & District Community Centre (133 Queen St.)

Cost: $175 for BGC Youth Members & BGC Rural Youth Members or $200 for Visitors

Schedule and Registration

Grade Level Time Link to Register
Grades 6 to 8 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. HERE on RecDesk
Grades 9 to 12 - Female identifying 12:00 p.m.. to 1:30 p.m. HERE on RecDesk
Grades 9 to 12 - Male identifying 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. HERE on RecDesk

NLS Academy

NLS is excited to bring NLS Academy to high school youth and BGC Members this fall. NLS Academy: Eat, Train, Play. At the NLS Academy you will be a part of a fun, dynamic group of youth who are looking to become their best selves through sport and sport training.

You must be a BGC Member to be a part of the Academy. This is a free program for BGC members.

Drop-in starting September 27th, 2022.

Benefits:

  • Experienced Coaches
  • Accountability
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
  • Mentorships

Register here for NLS Academy

NLS League (Basketball)

If you are looking to be part of a basketball team that competes weekly and works together to get better? Then NLS is the team for you. Sundays for 8 weeks, you will be in the gym with the other teams, practicing and competing. Scores will be kept, and individual points will be tallied.

Starting October 16, 2022.

Benefits:

  • Team Environment
  • Experienced Coaches and Mentors
  • Goal Setting and Skill Development

Upper Elementary School (grades 6-8): Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Co-ed)
High School: Sundays
Girls: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Boys: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $175.00 for BGC members / $200.00 for Visitors

Register here for NLS League

NLS League+

Looking for a league that is more competitive and high level? League+ runs Monday evenings for 8 weeks, at BGC London, and you will be paired with a team that will give you the best opportunity to keep pushing your limits. For high school students only.

Starting October 17th, 2022.

Benefits:

  • High Level Training
  • Competitive Environment
  • Athletic Development

Mondays:
Girls: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Boys: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $175.00 for BGC members / $200.00 for Visitors

Register here for NLS League+

NLS P.A. Day Camps

Working collaboratively with our rural programs team, we are excited to bring full day P.A. camps for upper elementary age (grades 4-8). The camps would consist of 3.5 hours of on-court sports programming, and then 3.5 hours of lifestyle, activities and games in the afternoon. Register for a half day, or full day of camp.

*Camps will be listed as they are confirmed. Check back for more programming soon!

Full Day Cost: To be determined
Half Day Cost: To be determined

Friday, November 18th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Thorndale Lions' Community Centre

Register here for NLS P.A. Day Camps (coming soon)

Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of volunteer opportunities for high school and post-secondary students. We have a volunteer coordinator who processes all of our volunteers to process background checks, and reference checks and aligns you with programs that best support your goals.

APPLY HERE

OR Email Erin Carter at ecarter@bgclondon.ca for more information about volunteer opportunities with NLS.

NLS Program Model

Our program model is based on the community's need for a structured, organized sports program that allows athletes to move through programming at their own pace. By using a levelled model, and an individualized approach to training/goal setting, we can help participants achieve individual goals.

Click here for more information on the NLS program model.

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