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Grade 7/8 Division Structure

Posted on: June 07, 2017

We are super excited to announce a new structure to our Grade 7/8 Division!

Tri-City Youth Basketball Association Grade 7/8 Prep Division

Purpose

To provide players participating in the TCYBA with a comparable development opportunity to other athletes taking part in high school grade 8 programming across BC that isn’t currently provided by SD43 and thereby better preparing them for high school participation in their grade 9 year.

Partnerships

While partnerships with the various senior secondary schools would be preferable and welcome, these institutions are resource challenged (Coaches, Gym access) and would struggle to provide the TCYBA with the consistent access to resources that would be required to establish and maintain this program.
The TCYBA welcomes the possibility of any resources that may be directed to them by individual schools or the School District in establishing and operating this undertaking.

Methodology

The Grade 7/8 division is now a High School Prep Division Division.

The Grade 7 & 8 division is structured as it traditionally has been. A one hour practice and a one hour game per week.
We will be providing 5 to 6 extra 1 ½ hour academy sessions per season with a group of performance based coaches. Team coaches may and would be encouraged to participate but they would not be mandated to be there.
We are fully subscribing an offensive style of play for all teams.
Two officials and a scorer/timer will be assigned to each game.
We will be keeping score and standings and making the Prep division competitive in nature.
Additional training would occur at Pinetree Community Centre on Saturdays and Sundays and some weeknight evenings at district middle schools in groups of 30– 36.
This model would keep intact all the basic elements of our current league while enhancing several development and competitive components

Registration

The adjustment to this division will not require adjustments to the standard registration process

Costs

While the overall cost to participate in this program is slightly higher than in the past, this program still falls within the parameters of Tri-City Youth Basketball’s mandate to provide cost recovery based programming while providing additional development opportunities, competitive games with division standings and assigned officials and a scorer/timer.

* Please note that participation in extra Academy sessions, in addition to those provided as part of the 7/8 Division, is possible at an additional cost.
 



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SERVING TRI-CITY YOUTH SINCE 1999

The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered 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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