Midnight Madness Basketball
Midnight Madness is a unique basketball program that provides a positive space for youth to develop their skills both on and off the court.
Launched back in 2013, the program brings together youth aged 14 to 17 from neighbourhoods across Toronto Community Housing to play basketball on Friday nights.
The program, offered throughout the spring and winter seasons, combines both physical and personal development.
Every Friday night, youth are driven to the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport where they take part in free games and skills training. Before stepping on the court, the teams enjoy a dinner and take part in life-skills workshops to learn about themselves, their peers and how to access positive life-changing opportunities.
Take a look at the action thanks to this video from OnPoint Basketball profiling the Midnight Madness program:
The spring 2017 season of Midnight Madness is in full swing, with teams from Jane and Finch, East Mall, Scarborough, Trimbee, 1021 Birchmount and ANS Warriors bringing their skills to the court.
Winter 2017 Team Statistics
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Looking for a place to play basketball in the city? Check out the
City of Toronto's interactive map
to over 50 community basketball courts and drop-in programs across the city. You can search by cost, location and accessibility for child, youth or adult programs. You can also
contact the YMCA
to learn more about their basketball program and how to book their courts to play pick-up.