Basketball Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Basketball Registrations opens Aug
21 - Sep 21 - Please register on - www.wmba.ca.
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 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)!!
The 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 15. 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
in late September.
The 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. The cost to participate in
the Fall/Winter season is $200 for ages 8-18. All participants must also pay the $30 Laker fee and the $50 Volunteer
fee (refunded for head coaches). All
registrations are performed online at the WMBA website at wmba.ca starting in
mid-August and going until mid-September.
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 email@example.com or visit the WMBA website at wmba.ca.