Spring League

Updated Thursday March 21, 2019 by Saskatoon Minor Basketball.


                                   Spring League for 2019

Registration will open for Spring League 2019 on January 1st, 2019. Early bird fees are until February 20th after this date a $25 late fee will be added to the fees. The absolute deadline to register is March 10th. (There will be a red banner under our SMBA logo on the League Home page that says Registration now open. Please click on that banner and you will be directed to the online registration). 


Our  Spring League Program has two levels of play:

                                3 on 3 Competitive League and  D League (Developmental)

1. 3 on 3 Competitive- this level will be anyone who wants to play competitively, previous competitive basketball experience is required. 3 on 3 requires at least 3 years of competitive basketball. 

Designed for experienced players looking for competition and game experience.

Players will make their own team of 6 players. If you do not have a team you will be assigned to one.

When registering for 3 on 3 all six players must have the same parent contact, including an email address, on their registration form to be on the same team. If there are more than six players on one team the first six to register will be on that team. If for scheduling you have more than six players this must be listed on your registration in the comments section. 

The age groups for 3 on 3 will be grades 5/6, grades 7/8, grades , grades 9/ 10/11/12. 

Each team will play twice a week:  40- minute half-court games

There will be no coaches for our 3 on 3, however one parent supervisor must be on the bench.

High school gyms will be used and earlier times will be provided for younger teams as much as possible.


2. D-League (Developmental League)- this league is a learn and play division where you can come if you desire to gain more fundamentals or if you have less basketball experience. 


Designed for players new to the game or players looking to gain more experience.

Male and female players would register in one of three age categories:

  • Grades 3/4
  • Grades 5/6
  • Grades 7/8
  • Grades 9/10

Each player will attend sessions twice a week. 

There will be approximately 30 minutes of learning skills and drills and depending on the ability of the whole group 30 minutes or less playing in controlled scrimmages. These scrimmages may be 1 on1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 or 5 on 5, depending on the sessions or on what the coach feels the players can handle. The 30mins is an approximation and it may not be that layout for each practice. The first few practices will be for the coaches to learn about the players and see where they are at in their skills and knowledge of the game. Please remember these sessions are for learning the game of basketball and some practices may not involve scrimmages at all. 

There will be four end of season intersquad games to cap off the program. 

Goal: to work with players on the fundamentals of the game and practicing their new skills each week..

These are the tentative days that each group will play/practice: These days may changes so please be aware when you are registering.

 Mon/Wed                    Tues/Thurs
 3v3  Grade 5/6 girls               3v3 Grade 5/6 boys
 3v3  Grade 7/8 Girls               3v3 Grade 7/8 Boys
 3v3  Grade 9/10/11/12 Boys            3v3 Grade 9/10/11/12 girls

 D league  Grade 3/4, 5/6            D league  Grade 7/8, 9/10


League Runs from April 1st to May 30th (there will be a break over Easter and on Victoria Day)

Includes Female and Male Basketball

Players in:

  • Grades 3/4
  • Grades 5/6
  • Grades 7 /8
  • Grade 9
  • Grades 10/11/12

Here are some guidelines for registering for 3 on 3

  • Players will register individually on the website.
  • All players registering for the same team must have a the same parent contact listed in the comments section.
  • If you do not have the parent contact listed you will not be placed on this team. If you have more than six players registered for the same team you will be added by whoever registered first.
  • If your team requires more than six players due to other commitments please note this in the comments section.
  • If you do not have a specific team you will be placed with others that do not have a team.
  • Min numbers per team is 6 for 3 on 3

Information on jerseys will be sent out the week before the season starts. 






Early bird fee (if the fees are paid to the SMBA) by February 20th, 2019

Cost is $127 (includes your own SMBA reversible Jersey), $152.00 after Feb. 20th

Cost is $100 (for a player that has an SMBA Reversible Jersey) $125 after Feb. 20th

*There is a $5.00 online registration fee that is charged to every player to cover the cost of the online registration.

***You may pay online or by cheque or cash. If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque out to SMBA. All cheques can be dropped off or mailed to 142 Gillies Lane. S7V 0J8 , Saskatoon, Sk.***


*For anyone not paying online*

If you have registered online and decided to pay by cheque or cash, please mail or drop off payments to 142 Gillies Lane Saskatoon, Sk. S7V 0J8. All cheques should be made out to SMBA. All payments made offline should be mailed or dropped off as soon as the registration has been done. This will help avoid those pesky emails saying you owe money. Thanks for helping us make things run smoothly.

IF you have played SMBA Spring League in past years you should already have a SMBA Spring League blue and white reversible jersey. If you have never played in our Spring League program before, you will be required to order one when you register. Some of the community associations have also started to order this same jersey for our fall league. If you have the SMBA blue and white reversible you do not need to purchase another one.

**When ordering jerseys please be sure of the size as there are no exchanges or refunds. If a new size is needed a new jersey will need to be purchased.**  

No player will be guaranteed a spot after February 20th, 2019. The last day to register is March 10th. 2019. Consideration goes to players who have registered and paid before theearly bird deadline of February 20th, 2019 and then those paid by March 1st.

If you have questions about registration or payments please email or call Randi MacDonald at randi.mac@shaw.ca or 306-343-1832.

If you have questions or concerns regarding anything other than registration or payment please email or call Shana McLean at smba4712@gmail.com or 306-249-4712.

**If you are on a developmental league team and have not been contacted by a coach by the end of March please contact Shana McLean as listed above.**

Specific practice/game times will not be know until teams are formed at the end of March.



Score Sheets for games can be found in the Downloadable Files sections in the SMBA Menu section.


SMBA Refund Policy:

Prior to the start of the program the registration fees will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee. There will be no refund once the program starts.

All coaches must have a criminal check to coach in the SMBA. Those coaches that coached in the winter session will not have to have one completed. The fee will be covered by the SMBA. Please do not go down to the police station until you have been assigned a team or you will have to pay the cost for the check. The form is in PDF form below.


KidSport Funding:

Those who have financial concerns may apply to Kidsport Canada for Kidsport funding. Go to   http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/saskatoon/apply-for-assistance/ for an application form.


Phone 306-975-0818 for further information.




2014 Saskatoon Kidsport Application .pdf
Player information for spring league 2016.pdf
SMBA 2018 2019 Calendar.xlsx