Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for more information.
At this time, St Albert Slam has no indication of what the upcoming season will look like. The registration system is being opened to give the Edmonton Youth Basketball League an indication of the number of players interested in participating in the upcoming season.
The registration process will be the same as past years, with the exception of any payment. Payment will not be taken for registration of players until such time we have a better understanding of what the upcoming season will look like, in regards to games, practices and the length of the season.
Completing the registration process will ensure you have a spot reserved for the upcoming season. Once more details are known and a start date and framework for the season are determined, you will be contacted to make a payment through the online registration system to confirm and hold your spot with St Albert Slam.
Teams are determined on a first come first serve basis. If a team is full when a player registers, players will be placed on a waiting list.
Initiation - JR NBA Program - Players born in 2014 & 2015 belong in this category. Players looking for a year of more focused instruction and a less competitive environment). This program is designed to focus strongly on developing skills at the most basic level and ease the transition to competitive play. A smaller, lighter ball will be used at this level as many players are still developing confidence in their passing and catching skills and most still struggle with their ability to get the ball to the height of the basket while under pressure. We generally recommend this level to those participating in basketball for the first time.
Mites - Steve Nash Program - Under 9 - Players born in 2012 - 2013 belong in this category (2014 will be considered if completed Initiation). The Mites program is a mixed (boys and girls) category. Mites meet for a 75 min. skill development session, once a week in St. Albert and are involved in a year end tournament with other Mites teams from around Edmonton. St. Albert SLAM follows the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program. Players will participate in practices and small games which focus on skill development while keeping it fun for the kids. The kids receive a jersey, a carry bag, and ball at the start of the season they get to keep.
U11 - Players born in 2010 - 2011 belong in this category. The U11s play once a week (Saturday and/or some Sundays) and practice once a week in a gym in St. Albert. The rules have been adapted for these young athletes: the games are played four on four, on eight foot high baskets, and they play four eight minute quarters.
U13 - Players born in 2008 - 2009 belong in this category. The U13s play once a week (Saturday and/or some Sundays) and practice once a week in a gym in St. Albert. Games are played five on five, and they play four eight minute quarters (See A/B Division below).
U15 - Players born in 2006 - 2007 belong in this category. The U15s play once a week (Saturday and/or some Sundays) and practice once a week in a gym in St. Albert. Games are played five on five, and they play four nine minute quarters (See A/B Division below).
U18 - Players born in 2003 - 2005 belong in this category. The U18s play once sometimes twice a week (Saturday and/or some Sundays) and practice once a week in a gym in St. Albert. There are two separate seasons for the U18 age category. The first season is the Fall League, which runs from September to November. The second season is the Winter League, which runs from January to March.
Please note players participating on any high school basketball team (Jr or Sr. levels), are not eligible to play in the Winter League due to Alberta Schools Athletic Association rules that states “To be eligible for high school provincial competition in the ASAA sports of basketball, volleyball, football, cheerleading, team handball and rugby, a high school student is not permitted to play on a non-school team in the same sport during the same season.”