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 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). Come out and give it a try for yourself (and
bring along some friends)!!
Southdale basketball program is part of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball
Association (WMBA) and is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 for the Fall/Winter
season. Age is based on birth year (not
age at time of registration) so a child born in 2002 would be considered age
16. 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).
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.
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).
Fall/Winter Community Club League season runs from October to March with 16
regular season games and two playoff games. The game schedule is published at the beginning of each half of the
season to help everyone plan their schedules accordingly. Program costs will be listed on the WMBA site
at wmba.ca when registration starts in August.
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.
you have any questions about the program please contact Glen Cottick at email@example.com or visit the WMBA website at wmba.ca.