Basketball 2019 Spring
Are you looking for an activity that combines fun, physical activity
and teamwork? If so, our Southdale
basketball program may be just what you are looking for!!
Basketball is a sport that
can be enjoyed for a lifetime and we have found that once people give it a try
they are often hooked on the sport.
Basketball is one of the
most popular sports in schools and by participating at the community club level
you develop the skills to help you succeed within the school setting.
The equipment and
participation costs for basketball are very affordable compared to many other
Cheering on your child as
they participate with their teammates in a climate controlled gymnasium is a
wonderful experience to share with friends and family.
With all these benefits it is not surprising that
basketball is the fastest growing youth team sport in Canada (with more
participants than soccer and hockey in the 12-17 age range). Why not come out and give it a try for
yourself (and bring along some friends)?
The Southdale basketball program is part of the Winnipeg Minor
Basketball Association (WMBA) and is open to all boys and girls ages 5-18 for the
Spring season. Age is based on birth
year (not age at time of registration) so a child born in 2002 would be
considered age 17. With the WMBA fair/equal
play policy, all children are given an equal opportunity to learn, play and
develop. The only equipment required is
non-marking sneakers, shorts (without pockets) and a non-spilling water bottle
(knee pads and mouth guards are optional but recommended).
Players age 5-7 will participate in the Jr. NBA program which
takes place in 10-12 week sessions and is designed to maximize the learning and
fun for the younger players. Please
check the WMBA site at wmba.ca for additional details on the Jr. NBA program.
Southdale teams for players age 8-18 are entered into the WMBA
Community Club League and play against teams from other community centres
across the city. Games are played once
per week (Saturdays for children 8-12 and Sundays for children 13+). Some
weekends require double header games to be scheduled to make up for missed
games due to long weekends and other schedule conflicts. Teams typically practice once per week in a
school gym located in our community. Practice times and days will be determined after teams have been formed once registration has closed. Players may be placed on a team anywhere
within the district based on the number of registrations and the need to
balance teams (placement requests can be included in your comments when you
register and we will try to accommodate if possible).
The Spring Community Club League season runs from April to June
with 8 regular season games and at least two playoff games. The game schedule is published at the
beginning of the season to help everyone plan their schedules accordingly.
The cost to participate in the Spring Community Club League season
is $190 for ages 8-18 (which includes the $30 Laker fee). All registrations are performed online at the
WMBA website at wmba.ca starting in March.
Parents are encouraged to
volunteer as coaches on their child’s team. Coaches are always needed and without a coach a team will not be able
to play. Coaching takes very little
time (the role can be shared with other parents) and is extremely
rewarding. Please indicate your
willingness to coach when you register for the program so the children will
have a chance to play. Non-parent coach
volunteers are also greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Glen
Cottick at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the WMBA website at wmba.ca.