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.**
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
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*
*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.
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. **