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.

The 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.

Jr. NBA - Rookie Division

for players between the ages of 4 and 7 (born 2016-2019)

 Winter/Spring 2024 Sessions

 Registration for this program is now open until February 4, 2024.

To register for this program: CLICK HERE

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.

COACHES NEEDED 

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.


About Jr. NBA - Rookie Division

  • The program is 12 sessions long and will run on Saturday mornings/afternoons.
  • The sessions will run at Local School Gymnasium. There may be additional time slots and/or an additional site if the number of registrations requires it.
  • The schools are St. Kateri CS and St. John Paul II CS (You choose on your registration), We will try to accomodate everyone.
  • The sessions will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or from 12:00-2:00 pm (You choose on your registration), We will try to accomodate everyone.
  • The first session will be on Saturday, February 3
  • 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 ONLY.

Fall/Winter Session Dates

Oct. 14

Oct. 21

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

Nov. 11

Nov. 18

Nov. 25

Dec. 2

Dec. 9

Dec. 16

Jan. 13 Cancelled. No permits for schools - SNOW DAY

Jan. 20

Jan. 27

**NOTE - No sessions Dec. 23 or 30, Jan. 6 **


Winter/Spring Session Dates

Feb. 3

Feb. 10

Feb. 24

March 2

March 23

Apr 6

Apr 13

Apr 20

Apr 27

May 4

May 11

May 25

June 1

**NOTE - No Sessions on  Feb 17, March 9, 16, 30, May 18**


Registration

  • Registration for this program this year will include, for each child, a basketball appropriate for their age, a Jr. NBA reversible jersey, other gear and Insurance coverage through the OBA. This package will be given to each player at the beginning of the session.
  • Registration information will be posted on this page, before the start of the season.
  • We will not turn away interested applications until we close the registration. Parents will be notified about 1 week before the actual program starts with all the details. 
  • After completing and submitting the registration form, parents will receive an invoice from us through our communication platform Sports Engine. 
  • Acceptance into the program is not complete until the invoice is fully paid.


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.