The Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association offers a separate U7-U10 Boys and Girls Development Program (DP). The DP introduces boys and girls ages 6-9 to the game of basketball, with an emphasis on skill development such as footwork, shooting, ball handling, dribbling, passing/receiving, movement and agility. The U7-U10 DP Program is divided up into two groups:
- Beginner - generally for ages 6-7 (children born in 2013 and 2012);
- Intermediate - generally for ages 8-9 (children born in 2011 and 2010)
The Beginner and Intermediate players are divided into teams of eight players and assigned to a team coach/instructor.
Each week the Beginner and Intermediate groups will work with their instructor in developing skills which will serve as a foundation in their development as a basketball player. The skill development will be taught in the context of drills and modified games that the players participate in during each session. The players use 8-foot rims and a size 5 basketball.
Every five weeks, the players will participate in a 3 on 3 Festival which introduces the players to team play, where they will start to learn to put the skills they are acquiring in the context of a game.
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).
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.
The Beginner and Intermediate programs are run out of Farley Mowat Public School (75 Waterbridge Drive) and Half Moon Bay Ementary School (3525 River Run Ave. ) and are scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
|Beginner Boys (Teams 4, 5, 6)||Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:30 am|
|Intermediate Boys (Teams 1, 2, 3)||Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm|
|Intermediate Boys (Teams 4, 5, 6)||Saturday afternoons from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm|
|Beginner and Intermediate Girls (Teams 1, 2)||Saturday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Beginner and Intermediate Girls (Teams 3, 4)||Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
Half Moon Bay:
|Beginner Boys (Team 1, 2, 3)||Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am|
|Intermediate Boys (Team 7, 8, 9)||Saturday mornings from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm|