*2023-2024 season - registration is now closed.  Watch the SBA website for registration information about the 2024-2025 season coming in  June, 2024.*


EYBA Programs:  11U, 13U, 15U, 18U


2023-2024 season info... 

EYBA Division: Boys and Girls Teams (2023-2024 age guidelines)                                                           
i. 11U born in 2013-2014 (**U11 teams play 4v4 games**)                                                   
ii. 13U born in 2011-2012                                                         
iii. 15U born in 2009-2010                                                    
iv. 18U* born in 2006-2007-2008

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 may be expected to play 1-2 Sunday games in a whole season.**



  • 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U Community programs

    • Practices start mid-September.

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

  • 13U, 15U EYBA Tier 1 & Tier 2 programs 

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

    • EYBA Mini Tournament for Tier 1 / Tier 2 13U/15U set for September 8th/9th.

    • Practices start mid-September.

    • First games are end of September or first week in October (*Tuesdays for 13U/15U Tier 1/2 Boys) (*Wednesdays for 13U/15U Tier 1/2 Girls) *these days of the week are subject to changing for the 2023-2024 season (to be determined by EYBA in the coming weeks


For athletes (13U & 15U only) that either didn't make a STEEL team or those that just want to play on a community team, please attend the evaluation session below:

13U GIRLS (B. 2011-2012) - Tuesday, September 5th, 6-7:30pm

15U GIRLS (B. 2009-2010) - Tuesday, September 5th, 7:45-9:15pm

13U BOYS (B. 2011-2012) - Wednesday, September 6th, 6-7:30pm

15U BOYS (B. 2009-2010) - Wednesday, September 6th, 7:45-9:15pm

 All above evaluations are being held at the EYBA Centre (7111 56 Avenue, NW, Edmonton)


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 2023-2024 season that may be taking place in Calgary or Edmonton in early March of 2024.  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.  The EYBA season includes the ABA Youth Provincials; meaning if an SBA team is in the top three spots in Tier 1 or Tier 2, it is an expectation that you attend the provincial tournament.

Players for the regular community teams are taken on a 1st-come 1st-served basis.  
Teams fill at 12-14 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 13U/15U 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 1st)  

- **11U - $578.50 (includes a keeper jersey)    
- 13U - $578.50 (includes a keeper jersey)         
- 15U - $578.50 (includes a keeper jersey)      
- ***18U (Fall season) #1 - $295.00 (late Sept. to mid-November ONLY) (no playoffs)    
- ***18U (Winter season) #2 - $TBD (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 11U vs. EYBA 11U...

At the 11U level (born 2013-2014), 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 11U teams, if they end up in Tier 1 or Tier 2, have the chance to compete at the Alberta Basketball provincial tournament in March.

  • **New to the 2023-2024 season, there are individual training sessions being offered to all players from Legacy Athletics and their professional Coaches.

The EYBA is typically a larger 'House League' in that if you lived in the city of Edmonton and signed your child up for 11U basketball within a Zone, EYBA is where they would be placed regardless of skill, size, whether they are a beginner or experienced, 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 11U 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 11U Girls HL division has struggled to get enough players to field a HL division on their own.
A few years ago, we had three 11U Girls HL teams that played against the 11U 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 11U 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 11U girls to move down to 9U 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 11U House League girls register. 


***IMPORTANT information regarding 18U/EYBA*

*18U division:-

  • Season #1 (Fall) is late September to mid-November (8-9 games in total);
  • Season #2 (Winter) is January to late-February or early March (7-9 games including playoffs and potential provincial attendance). 
    • Registration for season #2 will NOT be open until mid-November (AFTER high school tryouts are completed).
  • Jersey is supplied and returned at season's end.  
  • More costs may be incurred should the team enter into tournaments/camps.  
  • NOTE:  18U players that will be playing on their senior varsity basketball teams are NOT eligible to play community and although 18Us that play junior varsity basketball are still allowed to play community, they mainly opt out of community due to the conflicting schedules with their community teams playing on weekends while their school teams are playing tournaments on weekends.


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 (exemption would be for players with severe medical/physical disabilities). 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.

**ACCEPTABLE PAYMENTS = Credit Card (payment plan is an option).  If registering with funding from KidSport or JumpStart, the ID number will be required at time of registration.  Registrations are accepted online only.

Registration will be open until end of August 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.



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