Parkland Community Basketball League: Welcome

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Thursday, August 18
Gearing up for the 2015/2016 Season

Welcome to the Parkland Community Basketball website for basketball in the Parkland County, Spruce Grove, and Stony Plain area of Alberta, Canada. This year we celebrate our 24th year as a community basketball program and we are looking forward to another great season this year!

If you aren't familiar with our league, it is a recreational, co-ed league for kids grade 2 through grade 12 (born 1998-2008). Each team has a weekly practice during the week and a refereed league game on Saturday. All registered players are placed on a team and all receive equal playing time.

All divisions run from September until end of February, except the Juvenile (grade 10-12) division that only runs until end of November. We do not do any fund-raising although we are looking for volunteers in a variety of positions including coaches, assistant coaches, division coordinators, team managers. Registration fees are $200 per player or $400 per family. As the juvenile division runs a short season, fees for this division are $100 per player. There will be a $25 per player late registration fee for all who register after September 11.

Registration

If you would like to pay by credit card, online registration is now available here: https://www.rampinteractive.com/registration/v3/?c=9e2716aaf3bc 

Registration will be held at the the Spruce Grove Public Library on September 8 and 10 from 6-8:30 pm. Payment by check and cash will be accepted.

There is subsidies available for financially challenged families through KidSport Parkland. The form is available on the KidSport Alberta website: www.kidsport.ab.ca under the local chapter named Parkland. Or contact them at 780-963-8591 for more information on this. KidSsport forms will also be available at the registration nights.

Evaluations

Evaluation dates will be finalized after the schools open on August 20. Emails will e sent to all current registrants and evaluation information will be updated here as well.

Refereeing

We are also looking for more people interested in making some extra money while getting some exercise by refereeing our games on Saturday. We are in the process of setting up a reffing clinic in September. If you are interested in this, please contact our referee coordinator Alison Normand at anormand@clearwave.ca to register and for more details.

If you are looking for further information, you can contact us at parklandbasketball@gmail.com. The league president/ vice-president, John and Gina Bennett, can also be reached at 780-960-3414.

Edmonton Youth Basketball Association Option- Parkland Pride

For those that are looking for a higher level of play, the League will be sponsoring teams to play in the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association. Anyone who has played on a Parkland Community Basketball team in the past is eligible to try out. If there is enough interest teams would be organized for U13, U15 and U17 ages. All interested players would be contacted to attend tryouts before the PCBL Evaluations. If chosen for a team, the player would not be eligible to play in the PCBL. Anyone who does not get chosen for a Pride team would be play on a PCBL team as per normal.

Fees paid to PCBL would be used by the Pride teams as partial payment for EYBA fees. Exact costs would be determined after the teams are organized. EYBA teams are not co-ed, and are more competitive than PCBL. Practices would be in Spruce Grove and games are in Edmonton. If they play A division, games are on Tuesday or Wednesday. Divisions B-E games are played on Saturday. Parents may volunteer to coach the teams. U13 and U15 teams play from October to March. U17 teams play from Oct.-Nov. If there are further questions about this option, please contact Jason Ouellette at ssg@telus.net



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