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.  

Cost:  $260 for the season

Important Dates
Registration opens: August 1, 2022
Registration closes: October 9, 2022
Evaluations: October 15 & 16
Practices begin the week of: November 7, 2022
Games begin: November 19, 2022
Final Tournament: March 25-27, 2023

Evaluations
Teams are drafted based on an evaluation process. Evaluators assess the skill level of every player. Skills evaluated include: layups, shooting, dribbling, agility/quickness, etc.

**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 EVALUATE

*The RCBA does not accept zone requests - THIS IS A CITY WIDE PROGRAM, PLAYERS COULD BE ASSIGNED A PRACTICE FACILITY OUTSIDE THEIR ZONE*

*NEW*
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.

Games
Games will either be Friday nights or Saturdays. 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.

Scoring
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.

Playoffs
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.

Scheduling
Practices: Every team practice will be held at the same facility at the same time every week. Practices are 1.5 hours.

Games: Teams will play weekly on Friday evenings between 6:00pm - 10:00pm or Saturdays between 9:00am - 5:00pm - these games are 75 minutes. Game time & location could be different every week.

Equipment Provided
The following is provided to each player at the beginning of the season:
- RCBA team jersey - jersey will need to be returned to the RCBA at the end of the season
- Size 5 Rubber Basketball

What you needed for the season
- Non marking runners
- Shorts/athletic pants
- Water bottle

Coaching
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: rcba@sasktel.net or call (306) 584-3222

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