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 - generally for ages 6-7 (children born in 2011 and 2012);
- Novice Intermediate - generally for ages 8-9 (children born in 2009 and 2010);
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).
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|