Kings Minor Basketball: Bantam Teams

Bantam Gators Teams - Boys and Girls (Grade 7 & 8)
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Bantam basketball provides an opportunity for kids 12-13 years of age (must not turn 14 prior to October 1st) to develop and build on their fundamental basketball skills and play competitive basketball. Bantam players are separated by gender, practice two nights each week and have at least one game or practice each weekend.

  2014 - 2015 Season

 

Bantam Boys

 

Bantam Girls (D/K)

 

Bantam Girls (M/A)

 
Practice Details
Coaches
Peter Clark                Geoff Piers             Michelle Fahie   Darrell Crooks           Keith Andrews                               
  Mike Jordan           Adam Olmstead                         
 
Manager
Don van Nostrand     Kristen MacDonald        
 Practice - 1
Tues. 7:15- 8:45            @ Berwick school

Wed. 5:45- 7:15            @ EMS

Mon. 7:15- 8:45          @ Coldbrook school
 
Practice - 2
Thur. 6:30- 8:00            @ Somerset school

Thurs. 7:15- 8:45         @ Coldbrook school          Thurs. 7:15- 8:45        @ Berwick school         
 
Weekend Practice/Home Game             
Sat. 10:30- 12:00           @ Berwick school     Sun. 12:00- 1:30           @ Coldbrook school          Sat. 4:30- 6:00           @ Coldbrook school  

 

 

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2014- 2015 SEASON:

PRACTICES START                            : Week of October 12th

LEAGUE OPENING TOURNAMENT   : November 8/9 weekend

  • Boys  : (5 teams) – Greenwood
  • Girls   : (7 teams)- Shooting Stars

LEAGUE GAMES BEGIN                    : November 15/16 weekend

LAST GAME BEFORE CHRISTMAS  : December 13/14 weekend

FIRST GAME OF THE NEW YEAR     : January 10/ 11 weekend

FINAL LEAGUE GAME                       : February 7/8 weekend

LEAGUE END JAMBOREE                 : February 14/15 weekend

PROVINCIAL JAMBOREE                 : April 10-12 weekend



About Bantam Basketball

Bantam games are played with:

  • 5 players per side
  • 10’ nets
  • 4- 8 minute quarters – shift changes will happen around the 4 minute mark of the first three quarters to ensure equal playing time for ¾ of the game
  • 28.5 cm ball
  • Quasi- fair play (equally playing time for 6 shifts, coaches discretion for final 8 minutes)
  • Mercy rule re scoring (if one team’s score exceeds the other by greater than 40 points, the score clock will be set back to zero)

The Basketball season begins in mid-October. It kicks off with a League opening tournament against other bantam teams within the Kings Hants League. In early November season games begin. Each team plays 8-10 games between November and February (a 2-3 week break in the games for Christmas is typical). Half of these games will be home games (played in KMBA gyms). The other half will be away games played in host gyms between Kennetcook and Greenwood.

If teams wish to participate in the provincial tournament, they must play a minimum of two additional seeding games prior to the end of February. These games are played with teams outside the Kings-Hants League (typically Metro teams) to determine how the team compares to other teams across the province so that teams can be placed in the appropriate division, against teams with equivalent skill.

In mid to late February, once league games are finished, there is a League end tournament. This tournament, against all other teams within the league determines the league champions for the year.

The costs for all league games and tournaments, as well as 2 seeding games are included in the registration fee. Costs associated with any additional games or tournaments (including the provincial tournament are the responsibility of the team.

The Provincial tournament, which can be held anywhere in Nova Scotia, is a 2-3 day event held in late March or early April. Attending the provincial tournament is highly recommended. It is an incredible bonding experience for the team. The cost of this jamboree is the responsibility of the team. Fundraising or shared cost among players is recommended.