Update to Programming: As of June 9th, 2020, we still have not been provided a date where we can resume activities. With the province set to move into Phase 2 of the relaunch plan, we anxiously wait for instruction of how to resume basketball activities in Phase 3 which is still TBD. For now, all Winter/Spring Registrations have been pushed to our Fall Program which will hopefully begin the 2nd or 3rd week of September. We will re-start our 8 week program at no additional cost to our Winter/Spring Registrations. In the event we are not able to host a Fall Program and families are not wanting to push their registration to the Winter or Spring, we will provide refunds to those families. Thank you everyone for your patience!
Picture of our Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Group 2019
5Winter/Spring Basketball (Start Date: February 2020 - May 2020) *8-Week Program*
As of Feb. 11th, 2020
Saturday Groups (Starting February 22nd, 2020): Cost: (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 1: Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2: 12pm to 1:15pm $120.00 (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 2: Grade 3 and Grade 4: 1:30pm to 3:00pm $130.00 (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 3: Grade 5 and Grade 6: 3:15pm to 4:45pm $130.00 (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 4: Grade 7, Grade 8 and Grade 9: 5:00pm to 6:30pm $130.00
Sunday Groups (Starting February 23rd, 2020): (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 5: Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 7: 12pm to 1:30pm $130.00 (6 Spaces Left) Group 6: Grade 3 and Grade 4: 1:45pm to 3:15pm $130.00 (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 7: Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2: :30pm to 4:45pm $120.00
Location: Isabel Campbell Public School
Weekday Groups: (Starting March 16th, 2020) (WAITLIST ONLY) Group 10: Grade 3 to Grade 8 6:30pm to 8:00pm $130.00
First Day (Winter/Spring 2020): If this is your first time, on the first day of your scheduled session, we would ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick up your child’s reversible jersey and we should have a name tag for them (please remove the name tag before you wash the reversible jersey because sometimes the adhesive on the name tag sticks to the fabric of the reversible.
Saturday February 22nd is our 1st day for Saturday Groups. Group 1: Kindergarten to Grade 2 (12pm to 115pm) Group 2: Grade 3 and Grade (130pm to 300pm) Group 3: Grade 5 and Grade 6 (315pm to 445pm) Group 4: Grade 7 to Grade 9 (5pm to 630pm)
Sunday February 23rd is our 1st day for Sunday Groups. Group 5: Grade 5 to Grade 8 (12pm to 130pm) Group 6: Grade 3 and Grade 4 (145pm to 315pm) Group 7: Kindergarten to Grade 2 (330pm to 445pm)
Monday March 16th is our 1st day for our Monday Group. Group 10: Grade 3 to Grade 8 (630pm to 8pm)
Location of Groups: Saturday and Sunday groups are all held at: Isabel Campbell School 7149 114St Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0G7
Our Monday group is held at: Maude Clifford Public School Gym 9206 Lakeland Dr. Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0J4
Saturday Group 1. Saturday Feb. 22nd 2. Saturday Feb. 29th 3. Saturday March 14th 4. Saturday March 21st 5. Saturday March 28th 6. Saturday April 4th 7. Saturday April 25th 8. Saturday May 2nd
Sunday Group 1. Sunday Feb. 23rd 2. Sunday March 1st 3. Sunday March 15th 4. Sunday March 22nd 5. Sunday March 29th 6. Sunday April 5th 7. Sunday April 26th 8. Sunday May 3rd
Monday Group 1. March 16th 2. March 23rd 3. March 30th 4. April 6th 5. April 20th 6. April 27th 7. May 4th 8. May 11th
Format: Each week we will focus on developing core fundamental skills. Dribbling, Passing, Shooting and Decision Making. We pay particular attention to movement without the ball. We will divide all the players evenly at the 6 hoops in the gym. Each hoop will be assigned a “coach”. Our coaches are usually club basketball players that can help reinforce the skills that I or one of the other lead coaches will demonstrate. The lead coaches will rotate around as we try to emphasize certain elements of the skill we believe are important. The players will complete drills and we implement small competitions. For the remaining 30 to 45mins, the players will play in modified games. This may include 3 v 3 full court, 4 v 4 full court, 3 v 3 half court or a combination of continuous transition drills. It is meant to provide opportunities to put into action the skills they just learned. As a result, the games usually have a modification in them such as “you can only score by cutting backdoor to the hoop.”
When we divide players at hoops, we try to keep friendships, gender, ability, etc as some of our criteria but we also want the students to experience playing against other players. From a management standpoint, we try to keep the players with the same coaches so the coaches can learn their names. We also provide a “camper of the day” Gatorade to each coach to hand out to their group, so it is good for the coach to see the same players each week so they can speak about the positive improvements of their players.
There is 15mins between each group. We have built this in because if we are delayed transitioning from one group to the next, we use that as a buffer but we will also use some of that time to make sure players are getting more opportunities to play. Having experienced groups that are scheduled right on top of each other, we like the 15 mins to allow players to leave (and sometimes parking spaces to open up) prior to the next group coming in. The 1st week will appear busier as we hand out reversible jerseys. We will continue to bring the jersey’s to each session until each player receives theirs. We understand there are other time commitments that may prevent a player from coming week to week which we understand.
Payment: If you still need to make payment, we can do that on the 1st day by cash or cheque. We also have a Square reader that accepts Credit Cards but a 3% service fee will be added to the fees (the service fee is charged by the square reader). E-transfers are also accepted to email@example.com
Please make cheques payable to: Swan City Basketball Club
If you are unsure of whether you made a payment, we do have lists. If you have made payment and I mistakenly haven’t recorded it, please provide us with the date of the e-transfer and we can verify it. I have looked at the lists a few times but mistakes happen and I apologize for that in advance.
If you have decided to not participate, please let us know as soon as possible as we have waitlists for almost every single group and we would love to make sure everyone could get in!
Photography: Please feel free to snap some photos and videos of your child. Isabel Campbell is great for viewing with their giant glass wall that looks into the gym. We will also take some videos of drills and post on our Facebook site on some occasions.
We are also looking at experimenting with offering an individual and group shot but that is in its infancy and will be done later into the sessions.
Questions, Concerns and Club Basketball If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email and we will try to address them immediately. If you are interested in learning more about our Club Basketball opportunities, that information is posted on our website (www.swancitybasketball.ca) and our Facebook page.
We are very thankful for our very generous sponsors who have helped us offer our programs: As a relatively new Club, it has gone a long way in helping us purchase the equipment we have required to put on quality sessions. Thank you to Skyline Well Testing, Pomeroy Lodging, Spectrum Resource Group, Playfair Athletics & Promo, GP North Panago and Gillis Welding!
Part of some of their sponsorship packages includes covering the participation fees for some of our participants. All registered participants will be entered into a draw to have their money reimbursed at the conclusion of our program. In total, 6 players will have their fees reimbursed!
Thank you again, more information will come out periodically and I look forward to seeing many of you in a little more than a week!
Thank you for supporting Swan City Basketball Club!