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, 2018
Registration Closes: November 21, 2019
Evaluations: November 23, 2019
Pre-Season Tournament: December 7-8, 2019
Regular Season Start Date: January 6, 2020
Playoffs: March 27-29, 2020
Teams are partially drafted based on an evaluation process. Independent evaluators will assess the skill level of each player at an evaluation day. Skills that are evaluated include: shooting, height, 2 on 2, and 5 on 5. ALL PLAYERS MAKE A TEAM REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY EVALUATED If ENOUGH COACHES ARE SECURED
Boys will be divided into a grade 9 and grade 10-12 division. The RCBA reserves the right to combine the grade 9 and the grade 10-12 division if registration numbers are insufficient to maintain 2 divisions.
The format will be 5 on 5. There is no zone defense. Man to Man pressing is allowed. The game sessions are 75 minutes in length
Scores are kept and displayed. If there is a point differential of more than 25 points the coaches have the option to discontinue showing the score. Scores will only be recorded for standings up to a 25 point differential, which discourages any team from trying to run up the score.
All teams make the playoffs and will receive a minimum of two games.
When drafting teams we take into account any player placement requests, nights of availability for each player, their evaluation results and any other activities they participate in. The league does everything possible to accommodate player placement requests while distributing the skill levels evenly across all the teams
Team practices will be held at the same time in the same facility each week for 1 1/2 hours. Teams will play weekly on Sundays for 1 1/2 hours between 11:30am and 9:00pm. Times can change from week to week.
The following is provided to the player at the beginning of the season:
Team jersey (must be returned at conclusion of season)
What is Needed for the Season:
Non marking runners, shorts and a water bottle. Basketballs will need to be provided by the player. Ball size used will be a size 7 AKA a 29.5. The RCBA sells these balls in a variety of price ranges.
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.
GIRLS DIVISION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GIRLS IN THE GAME
Registration Opens: August 1, 2019
Registration Closes: TBD
1 Day Camp: TBD
Regular Season Start Date: TBD
This program is for girls in Grade 9 and 10. Players are able to sign up for the full program (1 day camp and regular season) or they can sign up for just the camp, or just the regular season. If players wish to sign up for the camp, and try out for their high school team before deciding on registering for the regular season they may do so! The pricing is the same (Camp $30, Regular Season $220).
Spots are limited to 48 players
To register for the CAMP ONLY, please contact the RCBA office directly to register at 306-584-3222
The regular season will begin with 1 hour of skill development and 1 hour of games running every Sunday. Games will begin with 3 on 3 and progress to 5 on 5. This is a great program for those players that want to work on skill development! Every player to register for the camp and/or regular season gets a jersey to keep!
The camp will run on Sunday November 18th and will be a 3 hour camp. This camp will take place the weekend before High School team tryouts. Location and time TBD.