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ROOKIE TEAM INFORMATION

tcyba rookie team information

The Jr NBA Rookie Division is an exciting program that has been part of Tri-City Youth Basketball Association programming since its inception. The program is for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

 

The Jr NBA Rookie Division program provides each player with a chance to take part in a physical literacy-based program that is different from the traditional basketball programs you generally experience.

 

Players are provided a basketball top with an NBA logo, lightweight Rookie Gear basketball and the use of lower basketball hoops that adjust to a height appropriate to the players' ages. 

 

The program offers the introduction of foundational athletic principles and basic basketball fundamentals in a fun filled format using a games approach to teaching. The per player cost for this program varies based on duration and enrollment is limited to 20 spots per team.

PROGRAM SESSIONS

FALL

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

SPRING

APRIL - JUNE

WINTER

JANUARY - MARCH

The Jr NBA Rookie Division curriculum meets the standards set by Canadian Sport For Life and was created through a collaboration between the NBA and Sport Canada. Its primary objectives are to teach basic movement skills and fundamental athletic abilities, which include:

  • Throwing (shooting, passing, releasing the ball)

  • Catching

  • Basic basketball skills

  • Basketball geography (understanding locations on the court and their significance)

Each practice session follows this structure:

  • Introduction and goal setting

  • Warm-up exercises

  • Basketball-focused activities

  • Cool down and conclusion

 

The program also focuses on maximizing basketball touches by having a ball for each participant to ensure every player gets a chance to handle the ball through the introduction of exciting game based drills providing players with the most enjoyable experience possible.

 

The Jr NBA Rookie division Grade 2/3 level also includes a 3 on 3 game component allowing players at a more advanced skill level to apply the skills they have acquired in an introductory competition setting.

If you have any questions please contact the TCYBA Registrar at registrar@tcyba.org

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