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.
Registration Opens: August 1, 2019
Registration Closes: Sept 23, 2019
Practices Begin week of: October 7, 2019
Regular Season Games Begin: October 26, 2019
Year End Tournament Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
The format will be 4 on 4, which will both provide greater opportunity for all players to have possession of the ball will increase the time that can be spent on the fundamental offensive skills of the game. The game sessions are 75 minutes in length
We host an opening tournament in this division, which will comprise of 3 games for each team (length of game is shortened). We host this tournament because it allows coaches and players to work on game play in condensed period of time allowing for more feedback and immediate learning to take place.
Scores are kept but not displayed, increasing the focus on fun and development
Will allow an opportunity to conclude our season with a fun event.
** In the event that we, for enrollment reasons, need to combine our grade 3 and 4 divisions, we will use the grade 3 format for the beginning of the season and the grade 4 format for the last four weeks of the season.
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 team might be practicing at a facility outside of your zone. The league does their best to accommodate player placement requests within the same zone. If you have a player request, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The following is provided to the player at the beginning of the season:
Team jersey (must be returned at conclusion of program)
What is Needed for the Season:
Non marking runners, shorts and a water bottle.
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.