Rookie Team Information

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

For Kindergarten to Grade 1: This program will be split into 3 sessions: Fall (approximately September to December), Winter (approximately January to March) and Spring (approximately April to June).

For Gr 2/3: This program will be split into 3 sessions: Fall (approximately September to December), Winter (approximately January to March) and Spring (approximately April to June).

Program location and registration fee information is available on the TCYBA registration page.

The Jr NBA Rookie Division curriculum is Canadian Sport For Life Compliant and was developed through a partnership between the NBA and Sport Canada. It’s focus includes the introduction of basic movement skills and the introduction of fundamental athletic skills including:

  •  Throwing (Shoot / Pass / Ball Leaves Hands)
  •  Catching
  •  Basic Basketball Skills
  •  Basketball Geography (locations on the floor and what they mean).

Practices consist of:

  •  Intro / Goals
  •  Warm-up
  •  Basketball specific activities
  •  Cool down and closing

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

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The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit that serves the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. Currently we have well over 2000 players, from Kindergarten to grade 12, playing in various divisions including both competetive and recreational play. Open to both boys and girls, the club operates out of school gyms across the Tri-City area and strives to ensure all youth that want to enjoy the sport have an opportunity to participate

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