Novice Developmental

The Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association offers a separate boys and girls Novice Development Program (NDP). The NDP introduces boys and girls ages 6-9 to the game of basketball, with an emphasis on skill development (footwork, shooting, ball handling, dribbling, passing/receiving, movement, agility), team play, and creating a fun environment.  The NDP Program is divided up into three groups:

Novice Beginner and Intermediate

Each week the Novice Beginner and Intermediate groups will work with their instructor in developing a number of skills which will serve as a foundation in their development as a basketball player. The skill development will be taught in the context of a number of drills, individual work and fun games the players will participate in during each session, using 8-foot rims.

In addition, for the Novice Intermediate group, the players will participate in 3 on 3 games every Saturday, where they will start to learn to put the skills they are acquiring in the context of a game.

Novice Beginner and Intermediate programs are limited to 30 players per group, if demand is higher, attempts will be made to schedule additional groups (coaches and gym time permitting).

2018-19 Sessions

The Novice Beginner and Intermediate programs are run out of Farley Mowat Public School (75 Waterbridge Drive) and Half Moon Bay Public School (if numbers are sufficient) ( 3525 River Run Avenue) and are scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Novice Beginner Boys Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Novice Intermediate Boys Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Novice Beginner Girls Saturday afternoons from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Novice Intermediate Girls Saturday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm