The NCBC Tykes program is focused on teaching the FUNdamentals of basketball. Whether your child is brand new to the game, or a driveway ball fanatic, they will learn basketball skills, game play and build character with our professionally developed program.
Tykes is for players 6-8 years old (boys and girls) as of December 31
Our tykes play from mid-September to late February/early-March (facility availability dependent).
Jr Tykes play from approximately 6:15pm to 7:05pm
Sr Tykes play from approximately 7:15pm to 8:05pm
*times reaffirmed based on gym bookings
Gyms are located throughout NorthCentral Calgary
Jr Tykes: 6 years and 7 years without prior basketball experience
Sr Tykes: Experiences 7 years and 8 years
Each Session is a 50 minute practice/game
In an effort to achieve our mandate of teaching "FUN”damentals the focus of the NCBC Tykes program is designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. We hope to help your kids maximize their potential, and build their character, discipline and self-esteem.
We focus on skill development through “camp style” learning where some drills will be run with the entire group, then we will break into our teams for some drills, and then participate in short scrimmages.
The games are to be fun with an emphasis on skill development and good sportsmanship.
We aim to keep smaller teams (8 -9 players) to facilitate 3 on 3 scrimmaging which will progress to 4 on 4.
Coaches and /or assistants will be refereeing and helping to teach the kids on the court. The aim is to get the players comfortable playing basketball, learning the rules, and working as a team. In the Senior division we ask coaches to blow the whistle when there are infractions like double dribbling, traveling etc. so players can learn the rules. Explaining on the court will help the players learn.
When a player is called on for breaking one of the rules, what has been done wrong should be explained to the player. All rule calls are at the discretion of the referee. Some leeway may be used for the less experienced players.
The coaches, players and referees are all volunteers so let’s all work together and help each other out as much as possible.
Always remember that positive encouragement goes a long way to help the players improve their game.