EYBA Division: Boys and Girls Teams (2020-2021 age guidelines)
i. U11 born in 2010-2011 (**U11 teams play 4v4 games**)
ii. U13 born in 2008-2009
iii. U15 born in 2006-2007
iv. U18* born in 2003-2004-2005
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.**
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.
The provincial tournament is possible if a team wishes to challenge at the 'B' division level. Mini teams placed in A division by way of seeding round are eligible to enter provincials. U13/U15 'A' or 'B' Division Teams are eligible to compete for their respective 'A' or 'B' division provincial tournament. Provincials are always in March after City Championship playoffs.
**PROVINCIAL tournament may be offered to lower divisions for the 2019-2020 season that may partake in Edmonton's Saville Community Sports Centre in March, 2020.
Players are taken on a 1st-come 1st-served basis.
Teams fill at 12 players, however, juvenile 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 bantam/midget 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 A division down, 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 (A $50 fee will be automatically added AFTER July 31st, 2020):
- **U11 - $TBA (includes a keeper jersey)
- U13 - $TBA (includes a keeper jersey)
- U15 - $TBA (includes a keeper jersey)
- ***U18 (Fall season) #1 - $TBA (late Sept. to mid-November ONLY) (no playoffs)
- ***U18 (Winter season) #2 - $TBA (Jan. to late Feb. or early Mar.) (playoffs included) *Registration for U18 Winter season #2 will NOT be available until mid-November.*
A uniform deposit cheque is a must for U18s ONLY - $100 dated 12/01/2019 for season #1 and 03/31/2020 for season #2.
More costs may be incurred should the team enter into the provincials and/or other tournaments/camps.
Contact: Executive Director, Darlene Anstice, email@example.com, 780-416-9379
At the U11 level (born 2010-2011), a player can register for the SBA EYBA (Edmonton Youth league) or alternatively register for the SBA HL program. In SBA, there is no other level/age group that has this option.
There is more cost associated with the team playing in the EYBA for a number of reasons (EYBA's season starts 3-4 weeks earlier, EYBA charges each team a fee to enter, longer practice times, higher paid Officials, playoffs).
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, 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. For EYBA, regardless of how we put the teams together, the EYBA seeding rounds take care of placing teams where they fit into the whole of EYBA’s league. So, a team that starts off in a D placement in EYBA, could move down or up, depending on results in two (3-5 game) seeding rounds. In HL, we do not have the luxury of enough teams so ALL teams are in one division with no movement. HL teams will also play U11 girls teams should the U11 girls division not be able to stand along (when we have less than 4 U11G teams, they play against U11B teams).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTES regarding the U11 GIRLS House League program:
In the past few years, the U11G HL division has struggled to get enough players to field a HL division on their own.
Last season, we had three U11G 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.
The year before we had one group of girls, enough for one team and we moved them to play in the Mini/U11 EYBA league.
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 U11G to move down to U9 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 (7-10 games in total); #2 (Winter) is January to late-February or early March (7-8 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.
**U18 School-based Teams (season #1 only): Although at SBA we DO NOT promote school based teams to the community program, we know that teams need a community to enter into the EYBA and cannot enter winter U18 season #1 without being part of a community. Therefore, SBA will register U18 teams with the understanding that a gym is NOT supplied by SBA, nor are uniforms/basketballs/equipment. We will simply administer those teams and enter them into the EYBA juvenile division. The cost per U18 school-based team is $TBD (Credit card or E-Transfers accepted) and will include EYBA team fees, referee fees & SBA administrative fees. One payment to pay for juvenile school-based teams will be submitted to SBA. Players can ask to receive individual receipts from SBA.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AGE/DIVISION*
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.
Registration will be open until divisions/teams fill up, but a penalty of $25 will be added after July 31st. FOR SBA'S REFUND POLICY, CLICK HERE. **