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