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

For the 2018-19 season, NBBA will field 6-7 Atom Boys teams and 6 Atom Girls teams. We are planning to run things a little differently this year to try and give the players more development opportunity.  We are planning to run optional mid-week skills sessions for the players on Tuesdays / Thursdays for the Atom Boys and Thursdays / Fridays for the Atom Girls.  We will be bringing in some people to run these skills sessions but expect the coaches to help out.  We estimate that we will have around 25 players at each weekly skills session.  

With respect to Saturdays the plan is to play games 3 of the 4 Saturdays a month and then schedule team practices on the fourth Saturday (or every fourth week).  We also anticipate participating in the Central Ottawa Basketball League which includes teams from Ottawa South Basketball Club and the Ottawa Shooting Stars.  The girls games will be at Cedarview and the Boys games will be at ACES and Steve MacClean in Riverside south.  

We feel that this structure will provide the kids with a better experience and more opportunity to develop their skills. 


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)
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 Atom Development teams will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Adrienne Clarkson Elementary 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