- NuStep Basketball

NuStep Ballers - 2015/16 U12 Rep Team

About NuStep

NuStep Basketball Academy is a division of NuStep Athletic Association, a not-for-profit association whose mission is to work with organizations and individuals worldwide to deliver affordable sports programming for youth in Canada. NuStep delivers programs in Toronto that help to support the growth of Canadian basketball. NuStep is home to players at every level who seek to develop to their highest potential and transform into more skilled athletes and players.

Programs include beginner to advanced drills and skills training for youth ages 7 to 18 who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the game. NuStep's Rep/Travel team program is geared toward providing advanced players with high level competitive play throughout the rep basketball season. Other programs include individual and group training sessions that deliver the highest level of player development. The training system includes on-court skills training, strength and conditioning and mental conditioning. Off-court programs include nutritional planning, academic support and life skills development.

Contact us for more information or to obtain a quote for private training.

NuStep works with a dedicated and knowledgeable team committed to supporting players of all ages and skill levels. On and off-court support consist of professional coaches, educators and varsity athletes. Instruction is led by Trainer and Coach Omar Nicholls who is also Head Basketball Coach for the University of Toronto Mississauga Men's Varsity Team and for the Toronto French School. He was also been a basketball instructor at the Central YMCA in Toronto and a National Technical Official for men's basketball at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

To read more about NuStep's coaches, trainers and support group, Click here.

NuStep Ballers Rep/Travel Team Program

NuStep introduced two new Toronto expansion teams for the 2015/16 rep basketball season and has since grown to 6 teams in the U13-U18 boys divisions for the 2018/19 season. NuStep's coaches and staff work with other coaches, parents and community support workers to provide atheletes with access to high level development and exposure through local and international competitive play. NuStep's Athletics and Academics program ensures players have access to elite training, health programs, academic support and more.


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A number of NuStep's rep team players come from low-income families that require extra support. Donations will provide them with the opportunity to develop and excel in the sport they love, while showcasing their skills locally and internationally. If you would like to help, you can donate through NuStep Athletic Association using the PayPal button below or by sending an e-transfer to info@nustep.ca or a cheque payable to 'NuStep Athletic Association' to:



NuStep Athletic Association
P.O. Box 20021 Market PO
Toronto, ON M5E 0B1

We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and groups insterested in reaching a large demographic of families with young children.

Click here for more information about our sponsorship opportunities.

NuStep's 2018 Summer Basketball Training Camp

NuStep’s 2018 Summer Basketball Training Camp starts on Tuesday, July 3rd and run Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm until Thursday, August 9th. The daily schedule is a follows:

9:00am-11:45am: Outdoor Training Camp - Riverdale Park E, 550 Broadview Ave

11:45am-1:00pm: lunch and travel to indoor gym

1:00pm-4:00pm: Indoor basketball camp hosted by the Cabbagetown Youth Centre
(Grades 4-9) - Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, 711 Bloor St E

4:00pm-6:00pm: Optional League Play at Rosedale (Grades 4-8)

6:00pm-9:00pm: Optional League Play at Rosedale (Grades 9-12)

Items to bring:
- Outdoor and indoor training shoes
- Change of clothes
- Lunch/snacks and/or money to buy them
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen

Contact us at info@nustep.ca or 416-977-8633 for fee and registration information.


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                NuStep Basketball Academy
                P.O. Box 20021 Market PO
                Toronto, ON M5E 0B1
                416-977-8633 |

                Head Coach/Trainer:
                Omar Nicholls - coacho@nustep.ca

                Administrator/Team Manager:
                Elisha Romain - eromain@nustep.ca











In the News

Toronto Star

In April 2014 NuStep's coach and trainer, Omar Nicholls, and his U10 novice boys OBA rep team the Durham City Bulldogs were featured in the Toronto Star and on DurhamRegion.com.

Read the article


The team was undefeated in the 2013/14 OBA season with a 29-0 record and won the gold medal in division 1 at the Ontario Cup Finals.

Read the article

In the Community

2017 Daily Bread Food Bank Warehouse Volunteer Work

The Daily Bread Food Bank supports it's member agencies to provide food and assistance to people struggling with hunger. Reduce poverty through research, education and the promotion of social change.

NuStep teams helped to sort thousand of food items donated to the food bank.

Helping with Houselink and The Riverdale Housing Action Group's 2015 Holiday Events

Houselink Community Homes provides supportive housing and recovery for people living with persistent mental health challenges and addiction issues in Toronto.

NuStep's U15 rep team helped prepare, plate and serve food at Houselink's annual holiday party held on December 10th with over 200 guests.

Riverdale Housing Action Group (RHAG) works to build, acquire, renovate and manage buildings for persons with low to modest incomes; and provide tenants with safe, affordable housing and support services in Toronto.

NuStep's U15 and U12 teams fundraised and purchased gifts for 20 of RHAG's young male tenants and also wrapped gifts that were donated by the community for RHAG's annual holiday party held on December 17th.




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This holiday season NuStep partnering with Holiday Helpers to help with their goal of providing 600 customized Christmas packages to low-income families with young children who are trying to improve their situation. Packages include a decorated artificial Christmas tree, grocery gift card for family Christmas dinner and personalized gifts for each family member from their wish lists that include winter jackets; warm clothes; toys; and other household necessities.

Please help us reach our goal of raising $1,200 to donate to Holiday Helpers and help provide the Christmas package items to deserving families.
Learn more about Holiday Helpers...


CYBL Session 2 - 2015/16 U15 NuStep Ballers:


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Head Coach/Trainer

Omar has played basketball for over 25 years and not only enjoys the game as a player but as a coach, instructor and trainer. As a basketball instructor at the Central YMCA in Toronto, he taught basic fundamentals and game skills to children ages 3-12. He also manages the gym on teen nights and organizes games for the adult basketball programs.

For the 2015/16 season Omar was Head Basketball Coach for the Senior Girls, Junior Boys and Grade 3 teams at the Toronto French School (TFS) and Assistant Coach for Canada Basketball's Toronto Region Centre for Performance (CP-Prep) program for kids in Grades 7 & 8. He was also an Assistant Coach for Northern Secondary School's Grade 9 team and a National Technical Official for Men’s Basketball at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Read more...

Assistant Coach

Ritchie has been involved in basketball in one way or another since the age of 13. Since the 2015/16 season, he has been a dedicated Assistant Coach and Trainer for NuStep. Ritchie is committed to developing players to their fullest potential and will be pursuing his NCCP certification this Fall.

Assistant Coach