PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SW BASKETBALL BEFORE YOU CAN TRYOUT FOR THE A/B TEAMS
Please note: tryouts for Southwest Basketball’s Division A and B teams will be held on Saturday September 9th at Harry Ainlay High School. Starting this season (2017-18), EYBA has created competitive divisions at both the A and B levels to increase the number of players getting this experience.
SW Basketball participates in the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association “A/B” Division for elite players in the Bantam and Midget categories for both boys and girls. The “A/B” Division allows players to compete at a high level against players with similar skills from other zones within the capital region. Given its competitive nature, “A/B” Division teams have try-outs. Players who do not make the “A/B” Division teams are still eligible to play community basketball in other divisions.
Note – All declared “A” and “B” teams will participate in the EYBA Seeding Tournament on September 15 & 16.
BANTAM – 11-12 years old (born 2005, 2006)
MIDGET – 13-14 years old (born 2003, 2004)
Players wishing to play “A/B” Division must try out for the team in the zone which their principal residence is located or where they attend school.
The “A/B” Team Program runs from end-September to mid-March with games played on Tuesday evenings (for boys play) and Wednesday evenings (for girls play with some Thursday evenings as well). Games will primarily take place at the Saville Community Sports Centre, however games will also be held at other gyms around the Capital Region.
Teams will also get one practice time per week (subject to gym availability).
2017-2018 “A/B” Division Team Tryouts
Check in required prior to tryout. Please come prepared to play – indoor athletic shoes are to be worn in the gym. Please bring your own basketball and water bottle.
Players are to come to both tryouts. Cuts may be made after the first tryout.
Tryout Schedule A/B Division Teams – Bantams & Midgets
Saturday September 9
Registration/check-in – in gym foyer Harry Ainlay High School
8:30am for 9:00am tryouts
10:20am for 10:45am tryouts
12:00pm for 12:30pm tryouts
1:50pm for 2:15pm tryouts
Bantam A/B Boys 9:00am – 10:30am Small Gym
Midget A/B Boys 9:00am – 10:30am Large Gym
Bantam A/B Girls 10:45am – 12:15pm Small Gym
Midget A/B Girls 10:45am – 12:15pm Large Gym
Bantam A/B Boys 12:30pm – 2:00pm Small Gym
Midget A/B Boys 12:30pm – 2:00pm Large Gym
Bantam A/B Girls 2:15pm – 3:45 pm Small Gym
Midget A/B Girls 2:15pm – 3:45pm Large Gym