ECP Bulls Basketball Fall League 2017

*NEW* Each Parent is responsible for ordering and purchasing a reversible jersey for their player(s) for $22.50 and are also responsible to get it numbered once the teams are organized. Click HERE to take you to Al Anderson's ordering page, the deadline to order is September 17th 2017.

If you have questions about basketball in ECP, please read through the FAQs in the right column.

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.

The 2017/2018 Fall season starts on October 14th and goes until December 16th when we break for Christmas. The season resumes January 13th and runs until February where we take a two weekend break over the school Family Day week off. We resume for playoffs for the first three weeks of March. 

Fall League games are on Saturdays at various high schools in the city and the league traditionally starts the Saturday following the Thanksgiving weekend.
Teams practice once or twice a week, depending on the time available for teams.

Playoffs are normally held during the month of March.

Online Registration for ECP Bulls Basketball opens September 1 (starting at 9:00am) to September 10 (until 9:00pm). Please register through the Online Registration page.

If you miss ECP's community registration, you'll have to go to the Late Registration Night at Bedford Road on Septmeber 19th at 7pm until 8:30pm. Going to this registration does not guarantee a spot on your home communities team as they may be filled up by this point. If teams are full you will be placed with a team that does have room. 

Age Divisions and Fees

Spuds (Co-Ed) - Grades 3 and 4:  $120

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

Bantam Girls/Bantam Boys - Grades 7 and 8:   $160

Midget Girls/Midget Boys - Grades 9 and 10:   $175

Juvenile Girls/Juvenile Boys - Grades 11 and 12:   $210

All registrations must have a valid Community Association Membership. The cost of an ECP membership is $15 and can be purchased during the registration process.  No refunds will be issued once teams have been registered with SMBA and practices have begun. 

Age divisions defined

Dunkaroo's Basketball: is a development program based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are in GRADE ONE OR GRADE TWO. The players have one hour a week for 12 to 14 weeks in developing basketball skills in a fun atmosphere. See information HERE. Dunkaroos registrations are all done on-line, on SMBA website - http://smba.ca/site/ClientSite/article/26058 (Dunkaroos registration cannot be accessed through any community association online or in person).

Spuds and Dunkaroos players all receive medals after their last game in February.

Spud Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are  IN GRADE THREE OR FOUR in the season of play. The teams play cross court and the coaches referee their own games. Registration done through your local community association.

Mini Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE FIVE OR SIX in the season of play. The teams play cross court and referees are provided. Mini A Pool teams play full court. Registration done through your local community association.

Bantam Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE SEVEN OR EIGHT in the season of play. No player in high school can play bantam ball. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.

Midget Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE NINE OR TEN in the season of play. Players in this division may play even if they are on a high school team. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.

Juvenile Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 19 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play or in GRADE 11 OR 12 (Players must be attending high school on a full time basis). Players in this division may play even if they are on a high school team. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.

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 at the top of the page)
  • 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 Erin & Ryan 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 our basketball coordinators Erin & Ryan at basketball@ecpark.ca