House League Information

Please read this entire page, including the "Important Registration Information" below. 

  • The House League season runs from October 2019 to March 2020

  • House League is Co-ed where girls and boys play together on the same team

  • House League players enjoy one practice and one game scheduled every week during the season

  • A mid-season tournament is scheduled late January for all Divisions

  • Each player receives a team jersey, and a new basketball, after registration and at the beginning of the House League season

  • Registration Fee is $275 for House League registrants, if registered prior to September 30, 2019. 

  • House League registration fee increases after September 30, 2019 to $300

  • A request can be made for a specific practice day, at the time of registration. This excludes the Major and Juvenile Divisions (see table below) 

  • Practice day requests ARE NOT GUARANTEED. A player can be placed on any available day for that Division, if first choice is unavailable

  • Practice day selection is based on a first come first serve basis until availability on each day is exhausted.


House League Weekly Practice & Game Day by Division 

Division (Birth Year) Practice Day Availability Game Day
Novice    (2011, 2010) Monday or Tuesday  Friday ONLY
Atom       (2009, 2008) Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Friday ONLY
Bantam   (2007, 2006) Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Friday ONLY
Major    (2005, 2004) Monday ONLY Wednesday ONLY
Juvenile  (2003, 2002, 2001) Tuesday ONLY Thursday ONLY

Please note: Increased House League registration can initiate a Registration Cut-Off in the affected Division. Any registration received after the Division Cut-Off will be added to a Wait List. The Wait List is our oportunity to make adjustments to provide the best options for parents and players. Each registrant placed on a Wait List will be contacted directly by email. At that time, next-step direction will be communicated.

For inquiries and questions about the KWYBA House League, please contact the House League Administrator, Sheri Cartwright at sheri_yba@yahoo.ca.


House League Registration Information

Important Registration Information

KWYBA Registration Policy

  1. Every sports league program has registration deadlines and unique rules on how to assemble teams. The KWYBA has an evaluation period which will determine team rosters by division based upon the assessment of skill level to create balanced teams.
  2. Team requests – The KWYBA realizes requesting certain teams for reasons of transportation, child care, friends, etc., would be appreciated by parents. However, we do not honour special requests. We are dedicated to the player rating system and making teams as BALANCED as possible.
  3. Because of team size restrictions, signing up does not guarantee a position on a team roster or a requested practice night. The KWYBA takes registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  4. Team size – The KWYBA establishes a maximum team size for each division. Novice and Atom Divisions to be a maximum of 10 players per team and all other divisions a maximum of 12 players.
  5. The KWYBA will not allow a child to move up to an older age division, unless the younger division has an abundance of players and the older division is short of players. A child moving up must have played at least one year in the division they wish to move up from. If there is a special request to move a player up, the House League Administrator will consider the request.

Creating Balanced Teams

Attention Parents/Guardians & Coaches: Please note, before you register a participant for this program, the KWYBA utilizes an 'evaluation process' to ensure parity of teams. Only the COACH's son/daughter is guaranteed a spot on the team. (limited to one Head Coach and one Assitant Coach per team). Siblings in the same Division will also be guaranteed a spot on the same team. We cannot accept requests or guarantee a specific Coach, team, or teammate in the league. Thanks for your support.

First time KWYBA members

There is a separate registration for the Viper Rep Program (Boys or Girls) and the House League Program (Co-ed). For those registering for the Viper Rep Program, selection is established by means of individual tryout. Once the tryout process is complete, those unsuccessful members will have the opportunity to join our very successful House League Program to continue to develop their skills. A request for a refund can be made to the Executive Administrator, if a decsion is reached not to pursue a KWYBA membership.

In addition, please check the "Frequently Asked Questions" Section on this website. Most of your questions have been anticipated from past experiences and answered to the best of our ability

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