U11/U12 Developmental Program

The Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association (NBBA) offers a U11-U12 Boys and Girls Development Program. 

The purpose of this program is to offer boys and girls aged 10-11 a safe and fun basketball environment. The U11/U12 program 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.

When establishing Recreational and Development Basketball teams, the Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association has a policy of ensuring that the calibre of its teams are evenly balanced. This ensures the best playing experience for our athletes. This also allows our athletes to experience playing with different players from year to year further enriching their playing and social experience. The Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association is therefore unable to take friend requests or playing time/location requests when forming Recreational and Developmental Basketball teams. 

At the beginning of the season the players are placed on a team of 10-12 players and assigned a coach.   Each Saturday the team will either practice for 90 minutes or will play a game against other U11-U12 development teams.  At the start of the season the club places more emphasis on practice and team development and will alternate a practice one week and game the following week. Towards the end of the season the club will place more emphasis on games and alternate three weeks of games and one week of practice. 

The Club organizes a Mid-Year Showdown (around Christmas) and a Year End Tournament.

The Club will also host Open Skill Sessions for the U11-U12 Development Program . The Girls sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School. The Boys sessions will take place on Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Longfields Davidson Heights Gym C/D.  These Open Skill Sessions are optional and represent an extra opportunity offered by the club to help the players further develop their skills. The Skill Sessions are led by one of the Club Technical Coaches.

The games and practices are held at Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School and Cedarview Middle School.  The times, practices and games may need to be moved to different locations due to gym availability.

Location and times for sort outs, skills sessions, practices and games for the 2020/21 season to be confirmed.

Location and Time

  U11/U12 DP Boys U11/U12 DP 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)
Sir Winston Churchill (practices, as needed)
Cedarview (practices & all games)
Sir Winston Churchill (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 U11/U12 Development teams will be held at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School. 

Girls Last Name A to M 9:00 am to 10:15 am (LDHS Gym A/B)
Last Name N to Z 10:15 am to 11:30 am (LDHS Gym A/B)
Boys Last Name A to M 9:00 am to 10:15 am (LDHS Gym C/D)
Last Name N to Z 10:15 am to 11:30 am (LDHS Gyms C/D)