BMBA House League Programs
The BMBA House League Programs are an instructional basketball programs for boys and girls 5 to 18 years of age. House League players are grouped according to their age and skill level to learn the fundamental skills and principles of the game. Playing time is regulated through the OBA sanctioned “Fair Play Policy” so that every participant is guaranteed equal playing time.
Coaches are committed to developing individual skills, introducing concepts of team play and improving the over-all fitness levels of their players. Participants have shown improvement in their self-confidence levels and this has encouraged them to continue their interest and passion for playing the game of basketball. House League exposes players to a competitive, but friendly environment, while also offering opportunities to train and excel to a higher level; for example, through the BMBA REP Program.
JR. SMALL BALL – 5 to 7 years
Jr. Small-ball program provides an entry-level basketball program for children aged 5 to 7 through a fun, active and healthy learning environment. Jr. small ball focuses on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, and co-ordination. The program includes age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games. It also introduces fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and playing defense.
NOVICE – Under the age of 9
At this level players will continue to work on the basic fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling, ball handling and lay-ups, while still making it fun and enjoyable. Offensive and defensive footwork drills will be introduced (jump-stop, pivoting, on ball defence, etc.). Both the defensive and triple threat stance will be introduced at this level. League play will address rules of the game (traveling, double dribble, etc.
ATOM and MAJOR ATOM – Under the age of 12
Players will continue to develop their skills by working on the basic basketball fundamentals (passing, shooting, ball handling, lay-ups) through drills. Correct shooting form, stance, rebounding and boxing out will be worked on along with closer attention given to footwork both on offence and defence. Man-to-man fundamentals will be stressed along with the triple threat stance. The importance and effectiveness of team play will be introduced and discussed.
BANTAM and MAJOR BANTAM – Under the age of 14
Players will continue to work on and develop their basketball skills through drills (passing, shooting, ball handing, dribbling, rebounding, boxing out, conditioning, etc.). They will be taught all aspects of the game of basketball. Closer attention will be given to details from proper shooting form, triple threat stance to proper footwork both on offence and defence. They will learn man to man principals; on-ball, help-side and deny concept of defence.
MIDGET to JUVENILE BOYS – Under the age of 19
Players will continue to develop their basketball skills through more competitive drills to prepare them for their high school and REP teams. They will be taught all aspects of the game of basketball from shooting form and triple threat stance, to proper footwork both on offence and defence. They will continue to work on man-to-man principals “on-ball”, ” help side” and “deny” principals. Both zone offence and defence will be introduced at this level of play.
PROGRAM TIMELINE (Season and Games)
Fall/Winter Season – The season runs from October to March. Games are played on a weekly basis on the weekend.
Summer Season – The season runs from May to August. Games are played on a weekly basis during the week in the evening.
$100 – $195.00 (Uniform is included)