Updated Monday February 1, 2016 by Hamilton Basketball Association.
(for the 2016-2017 Season)
Q. Where can I get registration forms?
A. Registration forms can be found on the Hamilton Basketball Association website.
Q. Does my child need basketball experience to play with HBA?
A. No, your child does not need any basketball experience to play with HBA
Q. Do I need to buy any special equipment for my child to play?
A. Your child will receive a team shirt and gym shorts. You will have to provide your child with running shoes to be worn in the gymnasium for practices and games.
Q. How long is the season?
A. The HBA season begins in mid-October and ends the first weekend in March, concluding with a year-end tournament.
Q. What does the registration fee include?
A. The registration fee includes a 14-15 game schedule consisting of one game and one practice per week, a year-end tournament, basketball team shirt & shorts, a team picture and awards.
Q. Can my child play on a particular coach's team? Is there still room at a specific Rec centre? Can my child be on their friend's team? Can I have my child play with a friend so we can share rides?
A. Due to the large number of players in HBA, we cannot make special promises to any player.
Q. I forgot my practice night/game location, and don't have the coach's phone number.
A. Email the HBA for the information.
Q. Can my child play with his brother, even though he's two years older?
A. Children must play in their own age group. No exceptions are made.
Q. Are the teams co-ed?
A. Only the Mite and Squirt divisions are co-ed.
Q. What if I can't make my practice night due to another commitment?
A. Practices are very important. As a team game, many concepts need to be worked on with other teammates. Most players will miss a practice through the season. Those that cannot make any practices due to another commitment should contact HBA to see if there is another facility with an opening that has a different practice night. If this option is not available, the player should rethink their involvement with HBA
Q. How old does my child have to be to play with the HBA?
A. We have divisions for Girls and Boys 5 - 18 years old
Q. When will you cash my registration cheque?
A. Cheques go to the bank approx. every two weeks. Please wait three weeks before asking if your cheque has been received.
Q. If my son/daughter is small for their age can they play with the younger children?
A.The league is based on date of birth and not size/ability. All players must play in their correct age division
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