EYBA Programs; U11, U13, U15, U18



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EYBA Division: Boys and Girls Teams (2022-2023 age guidelines)                                                           
i. U11 born in 2012-2013 (**U11 teams play 4v4 games**)                                                   
ii. U13 born in 2010-2011                                                         
iii. U15 born in 2008-2009                                                    
iv. U18* born in 2005-2006-2007

Teams practice 1.5 hours one evening per week in Sherwood Park. Games are in Edmonton and area on Saturdays (there may be an odd Friday evening game) (on occasion game venue may include Sherwood Park - not guaranteed). Teams enter into a division in the EYBA where they fit as a team.  Pre-season rounds, main round, playoff round included.
Season runs from late September to end of February or early March (pending how far the team goes in the playoffs) (time off in December and through holidays).  

**Teams are expected to play 1-2 Sunday games in a whole season.**



  • U11, U13, U15, U18 Community programs

    • Practices start mid-September.

    • First games either end of September or the first weekend in October.

  • U13, U15 EYBA Tier 1 & Tier 2 programs 

    • Tryouts and team evaluations are end of August/early September.

    • EYBA Mini Tournament for Tier 1 / Tier 2 U13/U15 set for September 9th/10th.

    • Practices start mid-September.

    • First games are end of September or first week in October (Tuesdays for U13/U15 Tier 1/2 Boys) (Wednesdays for U13/U15 Tier 1/2 Girls)


EYBA is a larger 'house league.'  If you lived in the Edmonton area and wanted to play community basketball, EYBA is the league you would play in, regardless of age/skill/experience.

**PROVINCIAL tournament may be offered to lower divisions for the 2022-2023 season that may be taking place in Calgary or Edmonton in early March of 2023.  Teams that compete in Tier 1 or Tier 2 can potentially win their spot into the 2023 Youth Provincial Tournament.  SBA is covering the team entry fee for teams at the Tier 1/Tier 2 levels.

Players for the regular community teams are taken on a 1st-come 1st-served basis.  
Teams fill at 12 players, however, U18 teams can be filled at 15 due to their potential lack of commitment.

SBA will put in as many teams into each division as long as there are enough coaches and players.  
Regardless of where a U13/U15 player fits to play, it is mandatory that all players in those age groups attend the evaluation camps (in September, times/dates listed on this website).  
From the Tier 1/Tier 2 division and lower, we will tier players and put onto teams.  
If we have enough Coaches for all players signed up, everybody will play.  
Should we not have enough Coaches for all players signed up, we use our first-come first-served listing (assigned at the time a player registers).


FEES  *(NOTE:  all prices listed below increase by $50.00 AFTER August 5th)  

- **U11 - $500 (includes a keeper jersey)    
- U13 - $500 (includes a keeper jersey)         
- U15 - $500 (includes a keeper jersey)      
- ***U18 (Fall season) #1 - $285 (late Sept. to mid-November ONLY) (no playoffs)    
- ***U18 (Winter season) #2 - $200 (Jan. to late Feb. or early Mar.) (playoffs included) *Registration for U18 Winter season #2 will NOT be available until mid-November (the $50 late fee will NOT apply)

More costs may be incurred with the above registration fees should the team enter into the provincials and/or other tournaments/camps.


Contact: Executive Director, Darlene Anstice


HL U11 vs. EYBA U11...

At the U11 level (born 2012-2013), a player can register for the SBA EYBA (Edmonton Youth Basketball Association) or alternatively register for the SBA HL program. With all  Zones that are involved in the EYBA, there is no other level/age group that has the option of House League because the lower EYBA divisions are basically just that, a House League.

There is more cost associated with the team playing in the EYBA for the following reasons:

  • EYBA's season starts 3-4 weeks earlier;

  • EYBA charges each team a fee to enter;

  • Longer practice times,

  • Higher paid Officials EYBA hires from EBOA (Edmonton Basketball Officials Association),

  • Each division has their own playoffs,

  • Higher tiered U11 teams, if they end up in Tier 1 or Tier 2, have the chance to compete at the Alberta Basketball provincial tournament in March.

The EYBA is typically a larger 'House League' in that if you lived in the city of Edmonton and signed your child up for U11 basketball within a Zone, EYBA is where they would be placed regardless of skill, size, experience, etc.. Games in EYBA will be in and around Edmonton, while HL games are strictly in Sherwood Park only. 

For teams in HL, practices are 1-hour in length (in the Park) while teams in EYBA, practices are 1.5 hours in length (also in the Park).  When placing teams together in the HL, we do that determined by requests, splitting up experience, age, so that we can try to balance the teams more evenly.  This isn’t always full proof so teams can be unfortunately unbalanced. 

For EYBA, regardless of how we put the teams together, the EYBA seeding rounds take care of placing teams where they fit into all of the EYBA’s league.  So for example, a team that starts off in EYBA’s U11 Tier 4, could move down to Tier 5 or up to Tier 3, depending on results in two (3-5 game) seeding rounds. 

NOTE:  Both our HL and EYBA league play 4v4 games, lowered hoops, and use the size 5 basketball.

Please note that in SBA's House League, although we do not recommend it, we would allow players to play down a level. However, in EYBA, NO over-aged players are allowed. Players can play up a level of their age group, but cannot play down.

For more help when deciding which league suits your child best, you can contact Darlene at sbabasketball@shaw.ca.

SPECIAL NOTES regarding the U11 GIRLS House League program:
In previous seasons, the U11 Girls HL division has struggled to get enough players to field a HL division on their own.
A few years ago, we had three U11 Girls HL teams that played against the U11 Boys teams throughout the season.
It's not an ideal situation when we don't get enough girls.
This past season we had plenty of girls, so we hosted a U11 Girls division on their own (4-teams).
It all depends on how many girls register for us to determine what we can do with them.
The main thing is we don't want to cancel anybody's registration and we want to find the best scenario for all the girls to continue playing basketball.
When we were faced with a situation as such, we can offer a younger U11 girls to move down to U9 girls or any of them alternatively over to the EYBA side.
So everybody is aware, due to the history of the division, we could be in a similar situation if not enough U11 House League girls register. 

***IMPORTANT information regarding U18/EYBA*

*U18 division:- Two seasons:  #1 (Fall) is late September to mid-November (8-9 games in total); #2 (Winter) is January to late-February or early March (7-9 games including playoffs and potential provincial attendance).  Uniform is supplied and returned at season's end.  More costs may be incurred should the team enter into the provincials and/or other tournaments/camps.  

It is EYBA's policy that NO over-aged players are allowed in any division
. Regardless of how close a player may be to a lower division, under any circumstances NO playing down is allowed. However, players may MOVE UP to play with players older than them, but this has to be determined by SBA and division/team availability. Priority will be given to players that are within the exact age group of their registered team/division.


**PAYMENTS ACCEPTED = Credit Card / E-Transfar -- All registrations are online.



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