Program Information


 

Who Can Play
  • Players born between 2007 and 2019 are eligible to play in our 2024-25 season. 
    • Proof will be required in the registration via birth certificate, Alberta Health Care Card or passport.
    • A most recent photo of the player is also required.
    • Players may NOT play under their age bracket. Players may only play above their age bracket if there is room in the division.
  • Players must live or go to school within the boundaries of St. Albert
  • All players and coaches must be members of the Alberta Basketball Association and Canada Basketball
    • ABA fee and CB fee will be added to your registration
  • Players will not be placed on a team or provided a practice date until all required documents are provided, and registration fees are paid in full.
Fee Schedule

Category

Birth Year

Fees

7U (Jr NBA Program)

 2018 - 2019 $240 + $13 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

9U

 2016 - 2017 $325 + $13 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)  
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

11U

2014 - 2015  $440 + $18 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)  
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

13U

 2012 - 2013 $520 + $18 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)
* Tier 1 & Tier 2 will incur additional fees, please review the Tier 1/2 information under Registration Information.
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

15U

 2010 - 2011 $520 + $18 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)
* Tier 1 & Tier 2 will incur additional fees, please review the Tier 1/2 information under Registration Information.
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

18U

2007 - 2009  $280 + $18 (ABA Fee) + $9 (CB Fee)
*ABA - Alberta Basketball Association and CB - Canada Basketball

Equipment Required

All participants in the U11 to U18 basketball programs must have the following items, clearly labeled for identification:

  • Indoor basketball shoes with non-marking soles.
  • Appropriately sized basketball (see below for details)
  • Basketball socks/athletic socks.
  • A clearly marked water bottle.
  • It is advisable to have a bag to keep a player's gear organized for games and practices.
  • Basketball shorts are required attire (black with no pockets preferred).

Team jerseys will be issued for the season's duration and must be returned afterward. It's important to note that failure to return the SLAM jersey will result in ineligibility to register for the subsequent season. If a player does not participate the following year and fails to return their jersey, the credit card on record will be charged accordingly.

SLAM branded merchandise will be on sale for a limited time early in the season.

The basketball size varies by age group:

Size 5 (27.5 inches) for U7, U9, and U11 Boys and Girls.

Size 6 (28.5 inches) for U13 Boys and Girls, U15 Girls, and U18 Girls.

Size 7 (29.5 inches) for U15 Boys and U18 Boys 

Season/League Info
 

Season and League Details

Practice Schedule (U11 - U18):
Your exact practice times are to be determined, but please be ready for 1.5 hour practice sessions scheduled between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We prioritize fitting practice times into the coach's schedule and generally arrange for the younger players to practice earlier in the evening, while older players are scheduled later.

U13 and U15 Competitive Division (Tier 1 and Tier 2):
Team Evaluations:
Evaluations are planned for late August/early September, with the goal of forming teams. Attendance at evaluations is mandatory for all U13 and U15 players.

Team Formation:
Teams will be assembled based on the skill level of the players. A competitive team will only be formed if enough players have signed up for the program. Teams may be transitioned from a competitive to a community level depending on their performance (re-seeding).

Game Schedule:
Teams will participate in the EYBA seeding tournament in September to determine their placement for the upcoming season. Regular season matches are expected to begin in the first week of October, with playoff games wrapping up by the end of February or the start of March. For teams that qualify, the ABA Provincials take place in March.

Venues:
Games are hosted at a variety of locations, including the Saville Center, Legacy Athletics, the EYBA Centre, Buckets Basketball Academy, and various school gyms throughout the Edmonton area.

Game Nights:
Competitive division games for the Girls program are typically on Wednesday nights, while the Boys are typically on Tuesday nights.

Re-seeding:
Teams will undergo several re-seeding assessments by the EYBA throughout the season, which may result in moving to the community division (i.e., Tier 3). 

Alberta Basketball and Canada Basketball

New Fee Structure and Exciting Initiatives for 2024-2025

Alberta Basketball and Canada Basketball are committed to providing exceptional basketball programs that encourage growth, development, and enjoyment of the game. All registered participants benefit from a variety of supports designed to nurture a love for basketball.

Starting this year, the registration fees will be itemized differently. Canada Basketball's fee has increased to $9.00 for the 2024-2025 season, and the ABA fee has also seen a modest increase. For better transparency, these fees are now listed separately. This change supports several new initiatives, including:

·      Creating an ABA Coaches Community to enhance coaching development and expand NCCP capacity.
·      Supporting member clubs and organizations with competition and player development initiatives.
·      Increasing recognition of ABA members' achievements.
·      Launching the ABA Blue Whistle Program for new officials this fall.

We are thrilled about the upcoming opportunities in the 2024-2025 membership year, including:

·      The 50th Anniversary Celebration
·      The inaugural ABA Hall of Fame inductions
·      2025 Alberta Summer Games
·      2025 Canada Summer Games
·      2025 Youth Provincials
·      2025 ABA Club Invitational Championship

Join us as we embark on another exciting year of basketball!

 

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