Atom Developmental

The Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association (NBBA) offers a boys and girls Atom Development Program (ADP). 

The purpose of the ADP is to offer boys and girls aged 10-11 a safe and fun basketball environment. The ADP concentrates on teaching fundamental basketball skills (dribbling, footwork, shooting, ball handling, passing, receiving, movement, agility) to players who are new to the sport or players who are interested in playing recreationally.

Program Emphasis

Each week (on Saturday) the Atom Development teams will alternate between a team practice/skill development session and league play. 

The team practice/skill development session is 90 minutes in length and provides an opportunity for the players to work on various skills with their coaches as well as participate in a team scrimmage, during which they will be able to put their skills into practice. Optional practice sessions may also be held throughout the season for players who have the time and desire to advance their skill level.

Every other week the teams will play a league game against other NBBA Atom Development League teams. The games will be 32 minutes stop time, comprised of eight, four minute shifts. The fair play policy will be enforced. The game starting times are 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. 

The teams will also participate in a December tournament as well as a year-end NBBA tournament.

In total the team will participate in approximately 12 games, 12 development sessions and two tournaments over the course of the year.

Location and Time

  ADP Boys ADP Girls
Ages 10-11 10-11
Program Length October to April (on Saturdays) October to April (on Saturdays)
Hours per week 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Location Adrienne Clarkson E.S. (practices & all games)
Mary Honeywell (practices, as needed)
Cedarview (practices & all games)
Mary Honeywell (practices, as needed)
Time 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please Note:  The sort-outs for the Girls and Boys Atom Development teams will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Farley Mowat Public School.

Girls Last Name A to L 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Last Name M to Z 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Boys Last Name A to L 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Last Name M to Z 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Exhibition games will be played on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Adrienne Clarkson E.S and Cedarview Middle School. Further details will be emailed to registrants following the sort-outs.