Jr. NBA - Rookie Division - for players between the ages of 4 and 7 (born 2012-2015)

Registration is now closed. A session is expected to run in the Fall/Winter but Return to Play protocols need to be processed. Please do not attempt to register until we open it.

This program is now being run through Canada Basketball. We are fortunate to be one of the clubs who have received permission to run it.

Program has been written by Youth Sport Specialists and covers the development of all Fundamental Movement Skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching) and Basketball Skills (footwork, dribbling, passing, shooting) that are appropriate for the age level.

About Jr. NBA - Rookie Division

  • The program is 12 sessions long and will run on Saturday mornings/afternoons.
  • The sessions will run at St. Kateri CS, 560 Pioneer Drive, Kitchener. There may be additional time slots and/or an additional site if the number of registrations requires it.
  • The sessions will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or from 12:00-2:00 pm
  • The first session will be on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  • Because there are several holidays, there will be breaks in the session. Please see the dates of the session listed below.
  • The first hour will be the predetermined practice from NBA Canada. There will then be 30 minutes of fun "basketball' games and in the final 30 minutes parents will be invited onto the court to play and work with their children in an unstructured manner.
  • This is for players between the ages of 4-7 years old.


  • Registration for this program this year will be $175 and each child will receive a Spalding basketball, a Jr. NBA T-shirt, other gear and Insurance coverage through the OBA.
  • Please make cheques payable to: "KW YBA".
  • This is a limited program (NBA Canada's rule). At this time, only 20 players/session will be registered on a first-come, first served basis. However. when we get more than 40 applications, we will open up another session running at the same time in a different location. We will not turn away interested applications until we close the registration. Parents will be notified about 2 weeks before the actual program starts with all the details. Individual confirmations for registration and payment will not be made until thjis notification.

Payment for Registration will be by mail-in or drop off only (No online payment is available). Follow the Registration steps below. 

Step 1

Access and complete the online Jr. NBA-Rookie Division Registration by clicking the link below.



Step 2

Access, print and complete the Jr. NBA Release and Eligibility Form by clicking the link below.

Jr. NBA - Rookie Division Release and Eligibility Form - CLICK HERE


Step 3

Pay by Cheque: Mail your cheque along with the completed Jr. NBA Release and Eligibility Form to the address below.

Pay by Cash: Place cash along with the completed Jr. NBA Release and Eligibility Form in a sealed envelope and take to the address below. (DO NOT Mail Cash)

KW YBA Jr. NBA - Rookie Division

c/o Albert McCormick Arena,

500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo ON N2L 5J4

Do Not mail cash

Please make cheques payable to "KWYBA"


Deliver in Person:

  1. Place payment in a sealed envelope. Include this information in the envelope: Parent/Guardian First and last name, Player(s) First and last name, Player(s) Date of Birth
  2. Take the sealed envelope to Albert McCormick Community Centre, 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo
  3. Enter through the West Entrance (not the main entrance)
  4. The KW Youth Basketball Association RED Mailbox is between the double doors
  5. Place the sealed envelope in the mailbox

Fee Assistance is also available for this program. Please see the Fee Assistance Applications listed under the "Registration" tab on this website.

To Apply for Fee Assisstance: CLICK HERE

Successful applicants will be notified by email with a confirmation prior to the start of the sessions.


We have a dedicated leader for each session. These coaches are certified by Canada Basketball and knowledgable in the program.

We are also looking for 2 - 4 interested volunteers for each of the sessions who would like to help coach the players in these sessions. Interested parents do not need basketball experience but it would help.

You will be provided with step by step lesson plans for each of the practices.
You will have access to the Jr. NBA's Coaching website where new ideas for practices will be added throughout the year.

If you are interested, contact YBA Executive Administrator Mike Quigley at mike@kwyba.com.

DATES OF THE SESSION - Fall/Winter 2020 - 2021 - To Be Decided

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