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Frequently asked questions:
Is registration for 2014/2015 Season open? Can I register for the season 2014/2015 now?
How to register for 2014/2015 Season?
Refund - Who? When? How much?
When do practices and games start in House League?
When do we get to know the schedule for House League teams?

How long does the season last in House League?
Tryouts and player evaluations for Competitive teams - Who? 
What age group is Small Ball?
What age group is Novice?
What age group is Atom?
What age group is Bantam?
What age group is Midget?
What age group is Juvenile and Junior?
I have no basketball experience - what level am I? Can I play in House League team?
What about the schedule for the Small Ball program?

QuestionIs registration for 2014/2015 Season open? Can I register for the season 2014/2015?

Yes, the registration for 2014/2015 Season is open and you can still register for House League or Small Ball program. 

You can find more details about the registration here. Please check  here the fees for this season

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Question: How to register for 2014/2015 Season?

The registration is available online. Online registration is a safe and the easies and fastet way to register your child(ren) and ensure they are placed on correct House League division/team.

Please check the registration page for more information on registration process and to access to online registration form.

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QuestionRefund - Who? When? How much?

If the KYBA is unable to offer the selected program, a player may withdraw with no financial penalty.

Any player may withdraw from the KYBA programs before the official start of the playing season on October 16, 2013 and receive a full refund of their registration fees (less administration fee of $10).

After October 16th, there is a fourteen (14) day grace period during which a player may withdraw and receive a full refund provided he / she has not practiced or played with his / her team. If the player has practiced or played with his / her team, then the registration fee will be refunded less the program fee for the player’s division (typically $15).

Once the 14-day grace period has expired, players withdrawing from KYBA programs will be refunded less the program fee for the player’s division (typically $15) and must return any team shirts and / or other equipment (e.g. basketball) received from the team. This charge is made regardless whether the player practiced or played with his / her team.

After twenty-eight (28) days from the official season start, players withdrawing from the KYBA programs will be refunded 50% of their registration fees until December 21, 2011. This charge is made regardless whether the player practiced or played with his / her team. The player may retain any team shirts and / or other equipment (e.g. basketball) received from the team.

All withdrawal requests requiring refunds must be submitted to the Registrar in writing on or before December 21, 2011. After that, no refunds will be issued regardless of the player’s participation with his / her team.

All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing by the parent(s) or legal guardian to the KYBA Registrar. Written notifications may be by e-mail or physical mail. Withdrawals will be confirmed in writing by the Registrar. The Registrar will not act upon a withdrawal until written notice has been received.

Under special circumstances, verbal notification to the divisional convener will accepted when getting written notification to the Registrar before a deadline is not possible. However, the verbal notification must be followed up with a written notification as soon as possible. Verbal notification before a given deadline will be confirmed with the divisional convener and acceptance of that notification is at the discretion of the Registrar. Verbal notification to coaches will not be accepted under any circumstances.

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Question: When do we get to know the schedule for House League teams?

After Thanksgiving you will be notified by the coach of your team about the dates and locations of practices and games. If you do not receive the call from the coach or convenor by the end of the October, please contact either VP of House League or divisional convenor.

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Question: When do practices and games start in House League ?

All teams in the KYBA House League start with practice in the second half of October. The first weekend of November is when the games start for all levels in KYBA HL.

Games are played on Saturdays except for Juvenile Boys. Juvenile boys HL teams play on weekday nights (usually Monday and Tuesday).

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Question: How long does the House League season last?

All teams in House League start with practices a week or two after Thanksgiving. Games start first week of November, except for Novice level, where games start in January (practice only untill then).

Season ends in first week of April for Novice and Atoms, and early May for Bantam, Midget and Juvenile age groups.

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Question: Tryouts and player evaluations for Competitive teams - Who?

Tryouts and player evaluation are for competitive only. Tryouts (skill evaluation) are used to select the KYBA's competitive teams. Evaluations are conducted by the coaching staff for each division. There are no tryouts for House League teams.

If you want to try for competitive team you should mark that on your registration form and show up at the first scheduled tryout. You might or might not be called by coach of the appropriate competitive team for the first tryout. If you opted for it you can just show up.

Please check the tryouts page for detailed schedule of competitive tryouts for all competitive teams for 2013/2014 season.

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Question: What age group is Small Ball?

SmallBall is for 5 and 6 years old boys and girls.

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Question: What age group is Novice? When do Novice teams practice/play games?

Novice division is for 7,8 and 9 years old boys and girls.

Novice Boys teams pratice once a week (on a weekday night) and play one game a week on Saturdays. The game schedule is created at the begining of the season and distribured to all teams. 

Novice Girls teams play interlocking schedule in WEBL (West End Basketball Leauge). They have a practice once a week (on weekday night) and one or two games every other Saturday. The games in WEBL Novice League starts after Christmas. 

Please note that Novice Girls skills sessions will be hosted on Saturday when no games are scheduled and these sessions are open to all Novice Girls registered with KYBA.

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Question: What age group is Atom? When do Atom teams practice/play games?

The Atom division is for 10 and 11 years old boys and girls.

Atom Boys teams pratice once a week (on a weekday night) and play one game a week on Saturdays. The game schedule is created at the begining of the season and distribured to all teams. 

Atom Girls teams play interlocking schedule in WEBL (West End Basketball Leauge). They have a practice once a week (on weekday night) and a game on Saturday.

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Question: What age group is Bantam? When do Bantam teams practice/play games?

The Bantam division is for 12 and 13 years old boys and girls.

Bantam Boys teams pratice once a week (on a weekday night) and play one game a week on Saturdays. The game schedule is created at the begining of the season and distribured to all teams.

Bantam Girls teams play interlocking schedule in WEBL (West End Basketball Leauge). They have a practice once a week (on weekday night) and a game on Saturday.

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Question: What age group is Midget? When do Midget teams practice/play games?

The Midget division is for 14 and 15 years old boys and girls.

Midget Boys teams pratice once a week (on a weekday night) and play one game a week on Saturdays. The game schedule is created at the begining of the season and distribured to all teams.

Midget Girls teams play interlocking schedule in WEBL (West End Basketball Leauge). They have a practice once a week (on weekday night) and a game on Saturday.

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Question: What age group is Juvenile? When do Juvenile teams practice/play games?

The Juvenile division is for 16 and over years old boys and girls.

The Juvenile Boys teams play one game every week and it is on weekday night. There is no games on weekend for juvenile boys teams.

Juvenile Girls teams play interlocking schedule in WEBL (West End Basketball Leauge). They have a practice once a week (on weekday night) and a game on Saturday. 

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Question: I have no basketball experience - what level am I? Can I play in House League?

The KYBA's House League program is the basic and hence, most widely used program. No skills is required nor previous basketball experience in order to play in a House League team at any level.

Levels (Novice, Atom, Bantam, etc) depend on age group only and they are not related to skills level at all.

Divisional convenors create even teams that have about the same number of beginners as well as experienced players making the league well balanced.

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Question: What about the schedule for the Small Ball program?

The Small Ball program will start the last week of October and go for 16 weeks until the end of March.

It is a part of House League and registration is handled in the same manneras all other players.

The Small Ball program runs on Saturdays, from 9am to 10am, at Jack Donohue Public School (for location and direction how to get to the school, please see Gyms locations

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