GRADE 3

Skill development, fun and fair play are the RCBA's main goals for players in this division.  The league regularly evaluates its programs to ensure these goals are met.  In 2010 we implemented a new program to promote our main goals and to facilitate the transition into full-court team basketball.

 

Important Dates

 

Registration Opens August 1st

Registration Closes September 24th 

Practices Begin Week of October 8th 

Games Begin October 27th

Year end Tournament Date: Sunday February 10th 

Game Sessions 

 

The format will include 2-on-2 full-court fast-break games, 3-on-3 half-court games, and 3-on-3 full court, which will both provide greater opportunity for all players to have possession of the ball, and, by reducing the required rule knowledge and tactical skills required, will increase the time that can be spent on the fundamental offensive skills of the game. The game sessions are 75 minutes in length

 

Scoring

 

Scores are not kept, increasing the focus on fun and development.

 

Closing Tournaments

 

Will allow an opportunity to conclude our season with a fun event. 

 

Team Placement

 

When players register they indicate which zone they currently reside in as well as which school they attend.  They will also indicate which nights they are unavailable to practice.  When drafting teams we take all these factors into account though due to availability of practice facilities your practice time might be in a zone other than what you registered to.

 

Scheduling

 

Team practices will be held at the same time in the same facility each week for 1 hour.  While every effort is made to keep a teams practice facility within their zone, due to a limitation of facilities available that is not always possible.  Teams will play weekly on Saturdays for 1 1/4 hours between 9:00am-3:00pm.  Times can change from week to week. Game schedules are based on playing against teams from within zones and outside of zones.  Game gyms will reflect that schedule.  

 

Equipment

 

The following is provided to the player at the beginning of the season: 
Team jersey
Basketball 

 

What is Needed for the Season:

 

Non marking runners, shorts and a water bottle. 

 

Coaching

 

Coaches are always needed for teams. If you are interested in coaching your child's team (no experience necessary) the RCBA will provide training and tools to help new coaches. For more information on coaching in the RCBA please visit our Coaches Area.