Kings Minor Basketball: About KMBA

About KMBA

It is KMBA’s mission to develop and provide quality basketball programs that support the long-term athletic development of youth in our area and enhance their on-going interest in the sport of basketball. We will ensure that that all children in our catchment area (school districts of Coldbrook, Cambridge, Berwick and Somerset) have an equal opportunity to learn and participate in the sport of basketball and attain personal growth in a respectful and positive environment. In order to accomplish our mission and attain our vision we must ensure that we hold to our guiding values:

  • Integrity- all decisions made and actions under-taken will align with the organization’s mission, visions and values. ? Inclusion & fair play- everyone, regardless of age, gender, economics and skill level, will have the opportunity to participate in an equitable and safe system.
  • Respect- all participants; players, coaches, spectators, officials, and parents will respect each other, the game and the facility that is being used to host it..
  • Education- we are committed to providing our coaches with educational opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills, in turn enabling them to coach in such a way that promotes personal growth in all players.
  • Communicate- we will listen to and openly communicate information to all coaches, players, parents and community partners in a timely manner.
  • Accountable - all decisions, and actions will be transparent and accessible. This policy and procedure manual will guide decision making such that all decisions are made equitably and transparently and in accordance with our mandate.

 

Where we Play

KMBA practices and home games are based out of the Berwick, Coldbrook and Somerset gymnasiums. Additional practices may be occasionally held at EMS, CK and NSCC as required. Away games are held at the hosting facilities, in gyms from Kennetcook to Greenwood.

 

What is the Commitment

Basketball season begins in October and finishes after the provincial tournaments (March- April depending on the level)

 

Who are our players

Quickstart players (4-7yrs old) – practice once weekly (Saturday mornings @ 9:00-10:00 a.m.) with the exception of Christmas and season end jamborees which run over 3 hours.

Junior Mini (8-9 yrs old) – practice one week-night and play or practice once each weekend. Typically play 10 league games throughout the season (half are home games, half are away games). Finish with a Provincial Jamboree in Halifax in late February.

Mini (10-11 yrs old) – practice two week-nights and play or practice once each weekend. Typically play 10 league games throughout the season (half are home games, half are away games). They also play a minimum of two additional seeding games before finishing with their Provincial tournament in late March. Additional tournaments are at the discretion of the coaches, athletes and parents.

Bantam (12-13 yrs old) – practice two week-nights and play or practice once each weekend. Typically play 10 league games throughout the season (half are home games, half are away games). They also play a minimum of two additional seeding games before finishing with their Provincial tournament in late March/ early April. Additional tournaments are at the discretion of the coaches, athletes and parents.