Spring League 2017 (registration button below)

The Spring League Program has two levels of play:

                                3 on 3 Competitive League and  D League (Developmental)

1. 3 on 3 Competitive- this level will be anyone who wants to play competitively, previous competitive basketball experience is required. 3 on 3 requires at least 2 years of competitive basketball. 

Designed for experienced players looking for competition and game experience.

Players will make their own team of 6 players. If you do not have a team you will be assigned to one.

When registering for 3 on 3 all six players must have the same parent contact, including an email address, on their registration form to be on the same team. If there are more than six players on one team the first six to register will be on that team. If for scheduling you have more than six players this must be listed on your registration in the comments section. 

The age groups for 3 on 3 will be grades 5/6, grades 7/8, grades , grades 9/ 10/11. 

Each team will play twice a week:  40- minute cross-court games

There will be no coaches for our 3 on 3, however one parent supervisor must be on the bench.

High school gyms will be used and earlier times will be provided for younger teams as much as possible.

                                       

2. D-League (Developmental League)- this league is a learn and play division where you can come if you desire to gain more fundamentals or if you have less basketball experience. 

Designed for players new to the game or players looking to gain more experience.

Male and female players would register in one of three age categories:

  • Grades 3/4
  • Grades 5/6
  • Grades 7/8

Each player will attend sessions twice a week. 

30 minutes learning skills and drills; 30 minutes playing in controlled scrimmages. These scrimmages may be 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 or 5 on 5, depending on the sessions or on what the coach feels the players can handle. 

Goal: to work with players on the fundamentals of the game and practicing their new skills in game-like situations.

These are the tentative days that each group will play/practice: These days may changes so please be aware when you are registering.

 Mon/Wed                    Tues/Thurs
 
 3v3  Grade 5/6 girls               3v3 Grade 5/6 boys
 3v3  Grade 7/8 Girls               3v3 Grade 7/8 Boys
 3v3  Grade 9/10/11 Boys         3v3 Grade 9/10/11 girls

 D league  Grade 3/4, 5/6            D league  Grade 7/8
 

Registration will open for Spring League 2017 on January 1st, 2017. Early bird fees are until February 22nd after this date a $25 late fee will be added to the fees. The absolute deadline to register is March 1st. (There will be a red banner under our SMBA logo on the League Home page that says Registration now open. Please click on that banner and you will be directed to the online registration). 

League Runs from April 5th to May 30th

Includes Female and Male Basketball

Players in:

  • Grades 3/4
  • Grades 5/6
  • Grades 7 /8
  • Grade 9
  • Grades 10/11

Here are some guidelines for registering for 3 on 3

  • Players will register individually on the website.
  • All players registering for the same team must have a the same parent contact listed in the comments section.
  • If you do not have the parent contact listed you will not be placed on this team. If you have more than six players registered for the same team you will be added by whoever registered first.
  • If your team requires more than six players due to other commitments please note this in the comments section.
  • If you do not have a specific team you will be placed with others that do not have a team.
  • Max numbers per team is 6 for 3 on 3

All players playing 3 on 3 will be required to pick up their own jersey. There will be two different times to pick up your jersey. There will only be these two times and no others. You must pick it up as there is no coach to pick it up for you. 

Times and locations to be determined

Sunday April 2nd, 2017

Monday April 3rd, 2107

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

Costs

Early bird fee if the fees are paid to the SMBA by February 22, 2017

Cost is $115 (includes your own SMBA reversible Jersey) $130 after Feb. 22nd

Cost is $90 (for a player that has an SMBA Reversible Jersey) $115 after Feb. 22nd

*There is a $5.00 online registration fee that is charged to every player to cover the cost of the online registration.

***You may pay online or by cheque or cash. If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque out to SMBA. All cheques can be dropped off or mailed to 142 Gillies Lane. S7V 0J8 , Saskatoon, Sk.***

 

*For anyone not paying online*

If you have registered online and decided to pay by cheque or cash, please mail or drop off payments to 142 Gillies Lane Saskatoon, Sk. S7V 0J8. All cheques should be made out to SMBA. All payments made offline should be mailed or dropped off as soon as the registration has been done. This will help avoid those pesky emails saying you owe money. Thanks for helping us make things run smoothly.

IF you have played SMBA Spring League in past years you should already have a SMBA Spring League blue and white reversible jersey. If you have never played in our Spring League program before, you will be required to order one when you register. These are not the same as the jerseys you use for the fall league. Those jerseys belong to the Community Association you are playing with and must be returned to them when the Fall league has ended.

No player will be guaranteed a spot after February 22nd, 2017. The last day to register is March 1. 2017. Consideration goes to players who have registered and paid before the deadline of February 22nd.

If you have questions about registration or payments please email or call Randi MacDonald at randi.mac@shaw.ca or 343-1832.

If you have questions or concerns regarding anything other than registration or payment please email or call Ian Mirtle at smba@sasktel.net or 382-5508.

**If you are on a developmental league team and have not been contacted by a coach by the end of March please contact Ian Mirtle as listed above.**

Specific practice/game times will not be know until teams are formed at the end of March.

Score Sheets for games can be found in the Downloadable Files sections in the SMBA Menu section.

SMBA Refund Policy:

Prior to the start of the program the registration fees will be refunded less a $20 cancellation fee. There will be no refund once the program starts.

All coaches must have a criminal check to coach in the SMBA. Those coaches that coached in the winter session will not have to have one completed. The fee will be covered by the SMBA. Please do not go down to the police station until you have been assigned a team or you will have to pay the cost for the check. The form is in PDF form below.

KidSport Funding:


Those who have financial concerns may apply to Kidsport Canada for Kidsport funding. Go tohttp://www.kidsportcanada.ca/index.php?page=saskatchewan_welcome for an application form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY WILL NOT FUND A PLAYER'S JERSEY NOR WILL THEY FUND BASKETBALL CAMPS

The Deadline is usually March 15th of the season of play.

Phone 306-975-0830 for further information.

 

ECP Bulls Basketball League 2016-2017 Season Information **Now Closed**

If you have questions about basketball in ECP, please read through the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Basketball for children going into Grades 1 and 2 – Dunkaroos: This is a separate program run by the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association (SMBA). Please find more details and register online for the Dunkaroos program on the SMBA website - http://smba.ca/site/ClientSite/article/26058 . Registration is from Aug 12 – Sept 26, 2016; cost $95. Register early as this program fills up quickly!

Online Registration for ECP Bulls Basketball opens September 9 (starting at 9:00am) to September 18 (until 9:00pm). Please register through the Online Registration page.

A last chance, in person registration night will be held on Thurs, September 22 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Bedford Road Collegiate Library. Please enter by the main school entrance on Avenue H.

Age Divisions and Fees:

Spuds (Co-Ed) - Grades 3 and 4:  $100

Mini Girls /Mini Boys - Grades 5 and 6:   $140

Bantam Girls/Bantam Boys - Grades 7 and 8:   $150

Midget Girls/Midget Boys - Grades 9 and 10:   $170

Juvenile Girls/Juvenile Boys - Grades 11 and 12:   $190

All registrations must have a valid Community Association Membership. An ECP membership costs $15 and can be purchased during the registration process.  Registrations received after Sept 20 will be charged a late registration fee of $25. No refunds will be issued once teams have been registered with SMBA and practices have begun. 

Basketball FAQs:

East College Park Bulls Basketball is part of the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association (SMBA) and is organized by a volunteer coordinator.  Teams are all run by volunteer coaches.

How are teams made?

Once the registrations are completed (around the third week of September), we compile all the information and sort children into teams based on the number of registrations, the available number of coaches, as well as years of experience of the players.  This can take about a week to sort out or even longer if we need to find teams for players or a coach for a team. If there are not enough registrations to form a team, or if there is no coach for a team, the players may be transferred to or from other areas in the city to complete a team.  Effort will be made to keep players as close to East College Park as possible.

When do we get the schedule?

Coaches will contact players around the fourth week of September. Practice times will be communicated at this time. We understand that this process has quite a bit of uncertainty for the parents who are trying to organize their family’s schedule. Sorting out practice times for multiple teams in multiple sports at multiple locations can be tricky, and we ask for your patience!  East College Park teams will practice at schools in our community and practice times depend on gym availability and the coach’s preferences.

Practice evenings are usually either Tues, Wed, or Thurs evening. Games are always on Saturdays. Games will start mid October and are played in two series of pools until early March. Locations for games are various schools in the city.

What kind of equipment does my child need?

  • A pair of clean, non–marking gym shoes, preferably a basketball style shoe
  • Basketball shorts and SMBA reversible jersey (as described above)
  • Water Bottle

Balls for practices and games will be supplied by ECPCA

Who are the coaches?

Basketball coaches are all volunteers who love the sport! Volunteer coaches and coaching assistants are always needed and training is supplied at no charge by SMBA. Coaches are required to have completed the Respect in Sport online training module as well as a Criminal Record Check completed. Without volunteer coaches, the leagues cannot run.  Your child’s team may depend on your willingness to volunteer: No coach? No Team!

I would like to coach or help out with the team.  How do I sign up?

Please contact Roger at basketball@ecpark.ca.  An early identification of parents willing to help out assists greatly when it comes time to make teams. Each team needs a Head Coach; having an assistant coach and/or team manager helps spread the work and makes it less daunting for one person to do. Please consider helping out! 

Still have questions?

Please check out the SMBA website as it has the answers to most questions - http://smba.ca/site/ClientSite/article/26057. Or contact Roger at basketball@ecpark.ca