EYBA


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

 

EYBA Programs:  11U, 13U, 15U, 18U


 

2024-2025 season info... 

EYBA Division: Boys and Girls Teams (2023-2024 age guidelines)                                                           
i. 11U born in 2014-2015 (**U11 teams play 4v4 games**)                                                   
ii. 13U born in 2012-2013                                                         
iii. 15U born in 2010-2011                                                    
iv. 18U* born in 2007-2008-2009

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.**

 

START-UP DATES FOR SBA TEAMS COMPETING IN EYBA:

  • 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 & Tier 3 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 2024-2025 season (to be determined by EYBA in the coming weeks)

    • NEW for the 2024-2025 season; teams that are placed in Tier 3 at the 13U and 15U age groups and after the 2nd seeding round; they will move from weekend play to weekday play in January.

 

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. 2012-2013) - TBD

15U GIRLS (B. 2010-2011) - TBD

13U BOYS (B. 2012-2013) - TBD

15U BOYS (B. 2010-2011) - TBD

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

 

NEW TO THE 2024-2025 11U SEASON:

There will be an evaluation session held in early September for all of the 11U players.  This is NOT a tryout; as long as we have enough Coaches for all teams, everybody will play.  The idea is to tier players/teams so we enter them into the EYBA seeding round to the best of our ability.  Teams will be put together so that players are playing with other players within similar skill/ability.  It's important to understand that friend requests will not be our top priority.  Practice evening requests will be accepted.  Should a player not be able to practice on a certain night and all Coaches have selected that night to practice, then a decision has to be made to remain on a team to play or pull out of SBA.

 

NOTE:  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 (March) will be available for teams that are playing their final round and playoffs in Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3.   SBA is covering the team entry fee for teams at the Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3 levels.  The EYBA season includes the ABA Youth Provincials; meaning if an SBA team is in the top three spots in Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3; it is an expectation that the team attends 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, 18U 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 camp (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 - $TBD (includes a keeper jersey)    
- 13U - $TBD (includes a keeper jersey)         
- 15U - $TBD (includes a keeper jersey)      
- ***18U (Fall season) #1 - $TBD (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

 

***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.

 

*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 (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.

FOR SBA'S REFUND POLICY, CLICK HERE. **

 

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