*Click Here to go to Registration* (EARLY BIRD OPENING IN MID-JUNE OR EARLY JULY, 2018)
EYBA Division: Boys and Girls Teams
i. Mini Born in 2008-2009 (**Mini/U11 teams play 4-on-4 games**)
ii. Bantam Born in 2006-2007
iii. Midget Born in 2004-2005
?iv. Juvenile* Born in 2001, 2002, 2003
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 October to mid-March (time off at Christmas).
**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. Bantam/Midget 'A' Division Teams are eligible to compete for the 'A' division provincial tournament. Provincials are always in March after City Championship playoffs.
**PROVINCIAL tournament may be offered to lower divisions for the 2018-2019 season that may partake in Edmonton's Saville Community Sports Centre in March, 2019.
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).
- Mini - $TBA (includes a keeper uniform, jersey and shorts)
- Bantam - $TBA (includes a keeper uniform, jersey and shorts)
- Midget - $TBA (includes a keeper uniform, jersey and shorts)
- Juvenile season #1 - $TBA (Oct. & Nov. only) (no playoffs)
- Juvenile season #2 - $TBA (Jan. - Mar.) (playoffs included)
A uniform deposit cheque is a must for Juveniles ONLY - $100 dated 12/01/2018 for season #1 and 03/31/2019 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
*IMPORTANT information regarding JUVENILES*
*Juvenile division:- Two seasons: #1 (Fall) is October & November (7-10 games in total); #2 (Winter) is January to 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.
*Juvenile 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 juvenile season #1 without being part of a community. Therefore, SBA will register juvenile teams with the understanding that a gym is NOT supplied by SBA, nor are uniforms/basketballs/equipment. We will simply adminster those teams and enter them into the EYBA juvenile division. The cost per Juvenile school-based team is $2000 (payable to SBA) and will include EYBA team fees, referee fees & SBA administrative fees. One cheque 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.
**ALL CHEQUES payable to STRATHCONA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION or simply SBA. SBA is accepting Credit Cards when online registering only. Registration will be open until end of September, unless SBA needs to cap its registration membership due to too many participants and/or not enough Coaches. In that case, some divisions may close sooner than others. FOR SBA'S REFUND POLICY, CLICK HERE. **