Registration for the 2022-23 fall/winter season will open on June 1, 2022 and close on August 15, 2022.
Registration is determined on a first come first serve basis. If a division is full when a player registers, players will be placed on a waiting list.
U7 (Jr NBA Program) - Players born in 2016 & 2017 belong in this category. Players looking for a year of more focused instruction and a less competitive environment. This program is a mixed (boys and girls) category designed to focus 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.
Fee: $160 + $15 Alberta Basketball Membership
U9 - Players born in 2014 - 2015 belong in this category (2015 will be considered if completed U7). The U9 program is a mixed (boys and girls) category. Players meet for 75 min. skill development session, once a week in St. Albert and participate in a year-end tournament with other teams from around Edmonton. 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.
Fee: $205 + $15 Alberta Basketball Membership
U11 - Players born in 2012 - 2013 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.
Fee: $330 + $20 Alberta Basketball Membership
U13 - Players born in 2010 - 2011 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).
Fee: $390 + $20 Alberta Basketball Membership
U15 - Players born in 2008 - 2009 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).
Fee: $390 + $20 Alberta Basketball Membership
U18 - Players born in 2005 - 2007 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.”
Fee: $205 + $20 Alberta Basketball Membership
The season begins mid-September with evaluation sessions at U13 and U15 levels (See A/B Division below). These sessions will group players of like ability onto teams to compete against similar strength teams from other communities in the City Teams.
U11 through to U18 teams will compete in a developmental and fun-oriented City League from October through February. The month of March will see the City playoffs, followed by the top tier teams from these playoffs will be eligible to participate in the Provincial championships later in March.
Equipment - All players require clean, indoor athletic shoes and a properly sized basketball. Jerseys will be supplied to teams in U11, U13, U15 and U18.
Ball Size -
Size 5 (27 1/2") - U7, U9 and U11 Boys and Girls
Size 6 (28 1/2") - U13 Boys and Girls, U15 Girls, U18 Girls
Size 7 (29 1/2") - U15 Boys, U18 Boys
Practice - We will not know your specific gym times; you should be prepared to practice between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm from Monday to Friday. We will do our best to accommodate all players, but our first commitment is to the coach's schedule. We typically schedule younger age groups during the earlier time slots and the older players utilize the later spots.
A/B Division (U13 and U15) - If an A/B team is entered in EYBA, the committee will then select the top 10-12 players from the Fall A/B tryouts in September. Exact dates, times & locations for September tryouts will be posted on the SLAM website by late August/early Sept. A/B team players will play in the EYBA's U13 and U15 "A or B" divisions. Typically, Boys "A and B" division games are scheduled for Tuesday evenings and Girls "A and B" divisions on Wednesday evenings.