RCBA - GRADE 5
Skill development, fun, and fair play are the RCBA's 3 main goals for players in every division. The league regularly evaluates its programs to ensure these goals are being met.
Registration opens: September 1
Registration closes: October 7
Evaluations: October 21 - 24
Practices begin the week of: November 8
Games begin: November 27
Teams are drafted based on an evaluation process. Evaluators, who are hired from outside RCBA staff, assess the skill level of every player. Skills evaluated include: layups, shooting, dribbling, agility/quickness, height, 2-on-2, and 5-on-5.
**IMPORTANT: These evaluations are NOT tryouts. This information is only used to assess a player's current skill lever and is a tool for the RCBA to try and make teams as fair & evenly balanced as possible.
ALL PLAYERS MAKE A TEAM REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY ARE EVALUATED
When drafting teams, we take into account the nights of availability for each player, their evaluation results, and other activities they participate in. The league does everything possible to distribute the skill levels evenly across all teams.
*The RCBA does not accept zone requests - THIS IS A CITY WIDE PROGRAM, PLAYERS COULD BE ASSIGNED A PRACTICE FACILITY OUTSIDE THEIR ZONE*
Based on the number of players registered in each division and the results of our evaluations, some changes may be made to the division.
Grade 5 boys could be divided into 2 pools/divisions
Grade 5/6 girls may be grouped together
This decision will not be made lightly and will be made with the best interest of the entire league, for our new & experienced players.
Game format is 5v5. Zone defense & pressing are not allowed in this division. This is to ensure more time can be spent focusing on the fundamental offensive & defensive skills of the game. Game sessions are 75 minutes.
Scores are kept & displayed. If the point differential is more than 25pts, coaches have the option to discontinue showing the score. On the RCBA website, scores will ONLY be recorded up to a 25 point differential. This is to discourage teams from running up the score.
All teams make it into the playoffs and will have a minimum of 2 games. Playoff brackets will be posted & matchups are determined by the season's final standings.
Practices: Every team practice will be held at the same facility at the same time every week. Practices are 1.5 hours.
(in November practices may be reduced to 1 hour due to gym availability)
Games: Teams will play weekly on Saturdays between 9:00am - 5:00pm - these games are 75 minutes. Game time & location could be different every week.
*Grade 5-8 divisions are considered a city wide program, due to this we cannot guarantee the team's practice facility will be in your end of the city.
The following is provided to each player at the beginning of the season:
- RCBA team jersey - this jersey will need to be returned to the RCBA at the end of the season
- Size 5 Rubber Basketball
What is needed for the season?
- Non marking runners
- Shorts/athletic pants
- Water bottle
Coaches are always needed in the RCBA! If you are interested in coaching a specific player (no experience necessary) the RCBA can/will provide training tools to assist new coaches.
For more information about coaching in the RCBA please visit our Coaches Area. If you have any questions regarding coaching, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 584-3222
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