REGISTRATION UPDATES FOR EYBA/HOUSE LEAGUE...
EYBA U11, U13, U15, U18:
Registration is now CLOSED for the time being for the EYBA programs (U11, U13, U15, U18).
EYBA is running Phase Two from mid-October to mid-December.
ALL of our SBA teams are full.
We truly apologize that we could NOT take new registrations for the Phase Two of EYBA's modified league. EYBA capped their number of teams for all EYBA Zones, knowing that Saville is still the only place that we have to play out of. NO School gyms will be open to EYBA until January and in SBA (Sherwood Park) there is the potential that we may have gym rentals in Sherwood Park Schools at the end of November, but likely not until January either.
For Phase Two, we made the decision to give the first choice of placement to players that were involved in Phase One. We ended up with an overwhelming number of players wanting to stay and play. We are actually over the numbers in some divisions and have to release players.
SBA does NOT take releasing players lightly. We have always prided ourselves with having a place for EVERYBODY! Thanks to COVID-19 and the cohort maximums directed by AHS, ABA and EYBA, we have very limited players involved than we are used to in any other season.
I have a wait list of current players looking for a spot in Phase Two. If you want to be added to the wait list, you can do so by emailing Darlene and advising her of your child's name and date of birth. It's a long shot but in the event that I lose players in the coming weeks, I would then be able to open registration.
EYBA - January to March, 2021:
If gyms open up and things with COVID-19 settle down drastically come November/December; registration may be wide open for an actual EYBA league as we know it. Time will tell and members will be updated by email (if already registered) or by this website (if not registered). Whether a current member or not, it's very important that you tune into this site regularly. As information becomes available it will be posted here first.
HOUSE LEAGUE U7/TYKES, U9, U11:
Pre-registration is still open for ALL of our House League programs. You can register by linking below. Registration cost is at $ZERO, except for $11 Insurance fees that you will pay to Alberta Basketball at time of registration. There is NO option for our HL programs other than to be played in Strathcona County's School gyms; therefore, running a HL relies fully on getting School gyms to play in. IF we get into the School gyms later in the year or in January, the plan is to still run a partial league for the kids. Confirmation of that will come once we know more. If you register, you will be on my list and emails will be sent from the RAMP mail-out system. I am sorry but I can't keep you on an email list if you are not pre-registered.
Once we have confirmed a season (whole/partial/none), you will be instructed to pay the fees at that time. Please stay tuned to your email and to the website as details are made available.
Separately from the SBA registration, as members of the Alberta Basketball Association, at the time of submitting your child(ren)'s SBA registration, you will be instructed to pay the ABA fee of either $17 (EYBA) or $11 (House League). This is a one-time fee and is payable to ABA at time of registration. Please note that this fee is NOT being charged to you through our SBA fees, thus it is a separate entity. For Coaches that sign up, SBA is covering your $17 ABA fee, so you shouldn't have to pay that when you register on RAMP as a Coach. NOTE: ALL Coaches must be registered and MUST get a VSC completed.
Thanks so much for your time and patience as we work hard at building a season that is fun but safe for our kids!
If your division of choice is still listed on the RAMP registration site, that means there is still room!
Please connect to the links below to sign in and check out the division you are looking to register in.
If the division is still listed, you can still register; if it is not listed, that division is CLOSED and no more registrations will be accepted.
PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY CREDIT CARD
No cheques/cash will be accepted, unless an alternate payment plan needs to be set up. If an alternate payment plan needs to be set up (KidSport/Jumpstart); please Email Darlene Anstice at your earliest convenience.
For funding through KidSport, please link HERE. For funding through the Jumpstart program, please link HERE.
2020-2021 SBA FEE STRUCTURE
House League U7/Tykes = $TBA
House League U9/U11 = $TBA
EYBA U11, U13, U15 = $TBA
EYBA U18 Season 1 (Fall) = $TBA
EYBA U18 Season 2 (Winter) = $TBA
(Tykes/U7 - born 2014-2015; U9 - born 2012-2013; **U11** - born 2010-2011)
(**U11** - born 2010-2011; U13 - born 2008-2009; U15 - born 2006-2007; U18 - born 2003, 2004, 2005)
*NOTE: For the SBA EYBA season, you are looking to register in '2020-21 ABA Membership Year.'
NOTE: For the SBA House League season, you are looking to register in 'SBA House League 2020-21.'
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At the U11 level (born 2010-2011), a player can register for the SBA EYBA (Edmonton Youth league) or alternatively register for the SBA HL program. In SBA, there is no other level/age group has this option.
There is a little more cost associated with the team playing in the EYBA for a number of reasons (EYBA's season starts 3-4 weeks earlier, EYBA charges each team a fee to enter, longer practice times, higher paid Officials, playoffs).
The EYBA is typically a larger 'house league' in that if you lived in the city of Edmonton and signed your child up for U11 basketball, EYBA is where they would be placed regardless of skill, size, experience, 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).
If you prefer to register your child for a team that will play in the House League, you must go back to the SBA Registration webpage to link into the HL registration site.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTES regarding the U11 GIRLS House League program:
In the past few years, the U11G HL division has struggled to get enough players to field a HL division on their own.
Last season, we had two U11G 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.
The year before we had one group of girls, enough for one team and we moved them to play in the Mini/U11 EYBA league.
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 U11G to move down to U9 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.
See PROGRAMS (very top of page) for all details of programs, age groups, etc. You can also find FAQs at the top of the home page as well.
Any questions that you cannot find the answers to can be emailed to Darlene at the above email link.
VOLUNTEER RCMP VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECKS / VOLUNTEER FORM
It is 100% mandatory that ALL persons involved with our SBA youth (including Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers if they work with the Kids, Division Coordinators if they work with the Kids) acquire a Vulnerable Sector check). If you are volunteering to help the team but will NOT be directly working with the kids alone, a VSC is not mandatory.
The VSC is completely free of charge when you submit the letter from SBA.
Deadline for PRC's: For EYBA Coaches - deadline is September 15th. For House League Coaches - deadline is October 15th.
****Starting in the 2018-2019 season, the online RAMP Volunteer form is mandatory.****
NOTE: If I do not have you signed up on the RAMP online system, I cannot put you on my list meaning that you would not be selecting a gym time at the same time as other Coaches would have the opportunity. Please ensure you click one of the links above and get signed up. Thank you! Please PLEASE do not forget that ALL Coaches need a proper security check completed BEFORE the season starts.
Mandatory Coaching Requirement RCMP VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK: you must pick up an original signed letter from the SBA mailbox at 42 Kirklees Road, Sherwood Park. You take this document to an RCMP detachment to attain the check free of charges.
VOLUNTEER FORM (FOR OTHER POSITIONS re; Division Coordinator, Casino, Executive); PLEASE CLICK HERE. NOTE: The 2021 Casino dates/times have NOT been set or confirmed. Please check under "NEWS" from the HOME page for more information to be posted as it becomes available.
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP TO VOLUNTEER IN SBA!! WITHOUT YOU, WE CANNOT RUN OUR LEAGUE!