Silverwood Heights Basketball League 2018-2019 Season Information
If you have questions about basketball in SHCA, please read through the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Basketball for children going into Grades 1 and 2 – Dunkaroos:
This is a separate program run by the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association (SMBA). Please find more details and register online for the Dunkaroos program on the SMBA website. Registration opens Aug 10; cost $110. Register early as this program fills up quickly!
Online Registration for SHCA basketball is from Tuesday August 21 (starting at 7pm) to Sunday September 16, 2018. Register through the SHCA Online Registration page. Once you have registered and received your confirmation email, please make sure you have a jersey for your child (see below for more information).
Last chance, in-person registration will be Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Bedford Road Collegiate on Avenue H. If you bring cash to pay, please bring the exact amount. Cheques will also be accepted. Please note: this late in registration, teams may be full and your registration may need to be transferred to another community.
Age Divisions and Fees:
Spuds (Co-Ed) - Grades 3 and 4: $110
Mini Girls /Mini Boys - Grades 5 and 6: $145
Bantam Girls/Bantam Boys - Grades 7 and 8: $155
Midget Girls/Midget Boys - Grades 9 and 10: $180
Juvenile Girls/Juvenile Boys - Grades 11 and 12: $190
All registrations must have a valid Community Association Membership. A SHCA membership costs $10 and can be purchased during the registration process. Registrations received after Sept 18 will be charged a late registration fee of $25. No refunds will be issued once teams have been registered with SMBA and practices have begun.
All players need their own SMBA, reversible basketball jersey. You can:
reuse your SMBA jersey from last year, or
use a SMBA Spring League jersey, or
purchase a new jersey ($25) from Al Anderson’s Online Store by Sept 17
If you have any questions about jerseys, contact Cori (see below).
Is cost a barrier for your child's participation?
If cost is a barrier to your child's participation in any program, financial assistance is available. Contact us for more information.
If you are interested in coaching, read more in the FAQs below. As a thank you from the community association, the Head Coach will receive ONE free Adult SHCA Indoor Programming Class, to be used anytime during the current season.
Silverwood Basketball is part of the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association (SMBA) and is organized by a volunteer coordinator. Teams are all run by volunteer coaches.
How are teams made?
Once the registrations are completed (around the third week of September), we compile all the information and sort children into teams based on the number of registrations, the available number of coaches, as well as years of experience of the players. This can take about a week to sort out, or even longer if we need to find teams for players or a coach for a team. Please be patient!
If there are not enough registrations to form a local team, or if there is no coach for a local team, the players may be transferred to or from other areas in the city to complete a team. Effort will be made to keep players as close to Silverwood Heights area as possible, but we cannot guarantee this.
When do we get the schedule?
Coaches will contact players around the fourth week of September. Practice times will be communicated at this time. We understand that this process has quite a bit of uncertainty for the parents who are trying to organize their family’s schedule. Sorting out practice times for multiple teams in multiple sports at multiple locations can be tricky, and we ask for your patience! Silverwood teams will practice at schools in our community and practice times depend on gym availability (impacted by budget cuts) and the coach’s preferences. Practice evenings are once a week, usually either Tues, Wed, or Thurs evening. Games are always on Saturdays.
Games will start mid October and are played in two series of pools until mid March. Locations for games are various schools in the city.
What kind of equipment does my child need?
*** A pair of clean, non –marking gym shoes, preferably a basketball style shoe
*** Athletic shorts and SMBA reversible jersey (as described above)
Balls for practices and games will be supplied by SHCA.
Who are the coaches?
Basketball coaches are all volunteers who love the sport! Volunteer coaches and coaching assistants are always needed and training is supplied at no charge by SMBA. Coaches are required to have completed the Respect in Sport online training module as well as a Criminal Record Check. Without volunteer coaches, the league cannot run. Your child’s team may depend on your willingness to volunteer: No coach? No Team!
I would like to coach or help out with the team. How do I sign up?
Please contact Cori at email@example.com or call 306-653-0679. An early identification of parents willing to help out greatly assists and speeds up the process of creating the teams. Each team needs a Head Coach; having an assistant coach and/or team manager helps spread the work and makes it less daunting for one person to do. Please consider helping out! As a thank you from the community association, the Head Coach will receive ONE free SHCA Indoor Programming Class, to be used anytime during the 2016-2017 season.
Still have questions?
Please check out the SMBA website as it has the answers to most questions. Or contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-653-0679