TOP Sports Kids
TOP Sports Kids is the grassroots introductory arm of TOP Sports, providing premier sports programs to boys and girls ages 4-6. The goal of the TOP Sports Kids programs are designed to kickstart a passion for sport and a love for learning in all the children that attend our programs through game-based learning and a really, really good sports experience. Our coaches take the time to develop relationships with the kids, helping them understand all the best things we can get out of youth sports, like teamwork, leadership, discipline, work ethic, and having a positive attitude.
On a technical level, the TOP Sports Kids programs are designed to build fundamental physical literacy and athletic development skills for kids to begin their athletic journey with, starting with age-appropriate basics and having a lot of fun doing it. All sessions are set up in the 'Four-Corner Model', focusing on four components; technical, social, physical, and psychological development. The Four-Corner Model is a cornerstone of youth development worldwide, and takes into consideration the needs of children from an early age, resulting in well-rounded children with a passion for sport.
When players leave the TOP Sports Kids program and advance to the main TOP Sports program, they should have a very solid understanding of what makes a good teammate, the expectations of their coaches, and the basics of the sport-specific skills. From there, players have the option to join Club Teams or join our Development Leagues, depending on their skill level and experience.
Club Teams & Leagues
TOP Sports is a competitive youth sports organization in Toronto focused on multi-sport play, long-term athletic development, efficient scheduling, and quality coaching. Our mission is to provide a quality youth sport experience for kids by focusing on long-term athlete development, ensuring our players learn qualities to help them succeed in their lives, and creating a positive, competitive environment for all athletes. Our club teams feature a minimum 3:1 practice to game ratio, prioritizing skill development over wins and losses. Our leagues and camps feature a high degree of enthusiasm and feedback, ensuring all kids are improving and having a ton of fun doing it but also giving them an option to continue improving on a daily basis.
Our efficient scheduling ensures families do not have to drive excessive distances for competitive sports. Our players can play multiple sports at TOP in the same calendar year, without any conflicts or overlap in seasons. Our coaches are some of the best around - we take pride in the people we hire and take pride in how we connect with kids. In each of our offered sports, our extensive development curriculum has been designed by former NCAA or Professional athletes, and is implemented by our team of experienced coaches.
TOP Sports Camps
TOP Sports Camps were founded in 2017 on the belief that sports camps should be an interactive experience where kids can have fun, discover passion for sport, and build essential character skills. Underscoring that belief was the idea that kids should be exposed to as many sports as possible during their youth, building athletic literacy, preventing early specialization, and developing multi-sport athletes.
Throughout every camp, TOP Sports campers will spend the majority of their time working on their chosen sport of the week. For the other portion camp, campers will be exposed to other sports and activities that they may not have participated in before, ranging from field lacrosse to ultimate frisbee, and everything in between.
Our goal at every camp is to have every camper arrive on Day 1 nervously excited to get started and leave at the end of the week with a new group of friends and burgeoning passion for sport. Our coaches strive to achieve our mantra of "sweaty heads & smiles" at the end of each day; providing a fun and safe experience for all campers.
In addition, our coaches focus on building character skills through interactive team building, group activities, and reinforcement of the LAW Principles. The LAW Principles are the guiding light at TOP Sports Camps, consisting of what we believe are the three most important skills to learn at a young age; Leadership, Attitude, and Work Ethic. We believe that a fundamental understanding of these principles with take our campers much further in life than sports will, and our goal is to teach these skills from right from the beginning.
TOP Sports believes in taking a long-term approach to the development of youth athletes. We believe that multi-sport play, over time, is essential to the creation of a well-rounded and successful athlete. As kids mature and grow, we think the most versatile athletes become the best players in each individual sport.