Living Skies Indigenous Basketball Leagu

 

ABOUT

LIVING SKIES INDIGENOUS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League (LSIBL) is Saskatchewan’s first ever, provincial-wide Indigenous youth basketball league. Although the league was initially founded for Indigenous youth, all athletes are welcome to participate. Basketball can be a vessel for reconciliation and meaningful change in our communities. 

Athletes from the ages of 11-17 can participate in the league. There will be no cost to register and up to 650 athletes can participate. The Junior Division will run from October 2022 and wrap up with a Provincial Championship in March 2023, the Senior Division will run from April 2022 to July 2022.  The league provides a holistic approach to sport, working on the physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural aspect of every athlete. LSIBL consists of three components:

  1. On-Court Sessions

  2. Workshops

  3. Cultural Education

Why is Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League Important?

  • fosters teamwork and collaboration

  • builds confidence and self-esteem

  • helps develop social skills

  • is a great way for kids to get active and have fun

  • increases community pride

  • extracurricular activities have been linked to lower rates of suicide

  • high school female athletes are 92% less likely to use drugs *

  • high school athletes are 3x more likely to graduate than non-athletes *

and much more!

* Source: First Nations Information Governance Centre
Women’s Sports Foundation

The LSIBL will include:

  • Weekly practices (with consideration to Covid-19 protocols)

  • Monthly league games

  • Workshops building sport, life skills and cultural knowledge

  • Season ending Championship Tournament 

And much more!

Please click the link below for more information about the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League.

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FREE

BASKETBALL

DAY CAMPS

For more information or to register for our Ile-a-la-Crosse basketball camp on May 7, 2022, please click the link below.

ATHLETE REGISTRATION

If you are an Indigenous youth aged 15-17 and want to participate in the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League in the spring of 2022, please fill out our registration form. 

COACH

REGISTRATION

If you are an adult (18 and over) and want to coach a team in the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League in the spring of 2022, please fill out our registration form. 

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CENTRAL COORDINATOR

Phone: 306-231-6211

Paige Crozon
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