The BYBA participates in the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association A/B Division for competitive teams to develop higher level players in the Bantam and Midget categories for both boys and girls. The A/B Division allows players to compete at a high level against players with similar skills from other zones within the EYBA. Given its competitive nature, A/B Division teams have tryouts. Players who do not make the A/B Division teams are still eligible to play community basketball in their divisions.
Bantam division - 11-12 years old
Midget division - 13-14 years old
Players from outside of the BYBA boundaries wishing to play A/B Division must try out for the team in the zone which their principal residence is located or where they attend school first before they can be assigned to a BYBA A/B team. To try out for an A/B team you must be registered with a BYBA team.
The A/B Team Program runs from end-September to mid-March with games played on Tuesday evenings (for boys play) and Wednesday evenings (for girls play with some Thursday evenings as well). Games will primarily take place at the Saville Community Sports Centre, however, games will also be held at other gyms around the Capital Region.
Teams will also get one practice time per week (subject to gym availability).
The Division A/B program is a competitive division which requires higher commitment levels by players, their parents, and coaches. Division A/B teams can be formed at the Bantam and Midget age categories. These teams play other A division teams from different zones in a city-wide program that is guided by EYBA rules and regulations. Division A/B teams generally play one game per week (games are during the weekday) and practice two times per week* at a gym in Beaumont*.
Tryout fee: $25.00.