The 2018-19 Mites Program opens on your registered day starting on, or after, the 9th of October
Southwest Zone Youth Basketball is pleased to continue offering a SW Mites Basketball Program for players 6-8 years old. The program is designed to help foster a love of the game, an appreciation for youth development in sport and an approach to coaching based on sportsmanship and respect.
Steve Sir (Father | Husband | 10 year pro | FIBA 3×3 professional | Top 3pt% in NCAA history | Alberta Basketball | Jack of some trades | User of sarcasm) leads the coaching of our mites program, and brings world class instruction, and a love of the game which provides and excellent foundation for all beginner basketball players!
The SW Mite program promotes the three S’s of Sweat, Smiles and Skills. We believe it is important for players, parents and coaches to have a consistent foundation on which to enter the EYBA programs for older players.
Mighty Mites’ basketball has been offered in the Southwest communities for close to 20 years. Our program has grown consistently and we now have close to 200 boys and girls playing at this level. We offer one hour sessions each week and participation in two tournaments through the year.
Modified rules to promote a fun and positive experience for the kids include the use of a smaller ball and hoops lowered to 8 feet.
SW Mites are 6-7-8 year olds born in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Sessions are held at the Saville Community Sports Center beginning October 9, 2018 through to mid March 2019 as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5-6pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7pm
**Parents are to select one (1) session time to register their son/daughter in.
Sessions time is selected upon registration on a first come first serve basis. Sessions are co-ed and we are looking for parent volunteers to help coach these groups. Players receive a t-shirt and basketball with registration. The sessions are run by a SW Head Coach Coordinator who will also have Program Assistants available at each session. They will work with the parent volunteer coaches to ensure a consistent offering aimed at developing skills and having fun.
The SW Mite program also includes two tournaments through the season
Tim Walker Memorial Tournament in December
EYBA Mites Tournament in March
SESSION DAYS WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU REGISTER ONLINE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.