If schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather, all RVBA practices and games are cancelled. For weekend games, communication of cancellations will be sent through email, Facebook and Twitter. As always, please use your own discretion in travelling safely to and from RVBA events.
RVBA serves an important function within the community, keeping kids active and healthy, and helping to develop a strong sense of sportsmanship and self-worth. We recognize that we would not exist without the support of community facilities, and are committed to making contributions to facilities with whom we are partnered. Such contributions may be financial, equipment, or the engineering of a donation.
|- A cash contribution of $1000 to the Westfield Home and School fund-raising project for a new gym floor.
|- Procurement and installation of a cabinet at RVMS to hold basketballs and misc equipment in a central location.
| -Purchase and installation of new backboards and rims at Morna Heights, thanks to the support of Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc. with funding from Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission.
|- Purchase and installation of an electronic sponsor panel at RVMS, thanks to Canaport LNG.
|- Purchase of a portable score clock for use at Morna Heights, thanks to the support of Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc. with funding from Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission.
|- Purchase and installation of a new digital scoreboard at RVMS, thanks to Canaport LNG.
|Let's Play Basketball...|
Come play basketball with us this season!
Have fun, be healthy and active, get together with your friends, learn some new skills and enjoy the game of basketball right here in the community.
Register now for all the action! Season starts in October
Here’s a general idea of how our programs work
Puppy Division (U8) - 5, 6 and 7 year olds participate in a one hour session each Saturday morning at RV Middle School gym. Co-ed Groups rotate through 4 stations touching on a different skill at each station as they learn the fundamentals of the sport . Every third week we put them into modified game situations to try out their newly learned skills. October to February. $100 for the season.
Jr. Mini (U10) - 8 and 9 year olds have one practice night per week with their team and the play in an interactive league on Saturday mornings with teams from the Lancaster and East Saint John Associations. All games have referees and a time clock but we don’t keep score. Games are modified a bit to keep the games flowing. At this level the genders are split into all girl and all boy teams. Home games and practices are at Morna Heights School and road games go to the home gyms for LMBA and ESJMBA. October to February. See below for fees.
Mini (U12) - 10 and 11 year olds practice one night per week at the Westfield School gym and follow that with home games on Saturdays at the RVMS gym or in away games against the LMBA and ESJMBA teams in their home gyms. October to February. See below for fees.
Bantam (U14) - 12 and 13 year olds practice one night per week at the RVMS gym and play their home games their also. They play games against the LMBA, ESJMBA and Hampton teams and travel to their gyms for away games. See below for fees.
Fees for Jr. Mini, Mini and Bantam recreational basketball are $175.00 for the first child in a family, $160 for the second child and $120 for each additional child. (unless the second or additional child is at Puppy level wherein the fee remains $100).
The RVBA understands that there are a lot of costs this time of year especially with the kids starting or returning to school. As such we offer a payment plan just so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to play. We will be happy to take ½ of the fee at the start of the season and the other half on or before early December, approximately midway through the season. If you feel the need for a slightly different arrangement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work it out with you.
Mini and Bantam players also have the opportunity to try out for Rep Teams which compete around the province and end their season in March at the Provincial Championships for their level. All players are welcome to try out for these teams . There is an additional fee if selected and the season runs from November to March. Players continue to participate with their recreational teams during this period as well.
|UPDATE on open gym times!!!|
Please note that the nights for the open gym clinics have changed beginning the week of September 11.
Girls (mini @6:30 and bantam @ 7:45) will be held on Wednesday evenings at RVMS
Boys (mini @ 6:30 and bantam @ 7:45) will be held on Friday evenings at RVMS
|RVBA Open Gym Times|
Basketball season is coming on quick. So quick, we are starting up this week, before registration with open gym times. Pass on to anyone who plays basketball, male or female. All skill levels are invited to the open gym times at RVMS
Mini girls - Tuesday 6:30-7:45
Bantam girls - Tuesday 7:45-9
Mini boys - Thursday 6:30-7:45
Bantam boys - Thursday 7:45-9
|2016 / 2017 Registration Now Open|
Time for Basketball!!!!!
Registration for the season is now open. Register online by clicking above, or come to one of our in person registration sessions:
- Thursday, September 8th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ River Valley Centrum
- Friday, September 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ River Valley Centrum
- Saturday, September 10th, 10am - noon @ River Valley Centrum
|Spring league cancelled for this week (May 3 and 5th)|
Our apologies for the late notice but we just found out that Morna Heights School is holding a school function tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 3rd. This activity will be held in the gym thus we will have to cancel our Jr. Mini Spring League games for this week. Please note we will look to make up this lost time on Tuesday May 31st.
Also due to professional development day on Thursday, Mini, Bantam and Midget basketball will be cancelled for this week (May 5th)
|Spring League for players born 2000, 2001, 2002|
This year the RVBA is going to run a Spring League for players born in 2000, 2001, 2002. Time will be 8:30pm - 9:30pm on Thursdays @ RVMS. Sessions will run through to the end of May.
Cost is $25, register online using the link above. It is short notice for April 21st, however we will have the time at the gym for those players who can make it.
|2016 RVBA Annual General Meeting |
The River Valley Basketball Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 16th beginning at 7:00pm at the Grand Bay Centrum, River Valley Drive, Room A. All members are welcome. See you there!
|Jr Mini Spring League Update|
We've had a few more registrations which has allowed us to create 4 teams. Please see below for the new teams lists as well as the schedule.
| Team 3:
Tilly Sprague Hay
Here is the schedule, note all games are at Morna Heights:
Wk 1. April 12th - 6pm: 1 vs 2
7pm: 3 vs 4
Wk 2. April 19th - 6pm: 1 vs 3
7pm: 2 vs 4
Wk 3. April 26th - 6pm: 2 vs 3
7pm: 1 vs 4
Wk. 4. May 3rd - 6pm: 3 vs 4
7pm: 1 vs 2
Wk 5. May 10th - 6pm: 2 vs 4
7pm: 1 vs 3
Wk 6. May 17th - 6pm: 1 vs 4
7pm: 2 vs 3
Wk 7. May 24th - 6pm: 1 vs 2
7pm: 3 vs 4
|2016 Spring League starts April 5!!!|
it's time for spring league basketball beginning on Tuesday April 5th for Jr Mini and Thursday April 7th for Mini and Bantam players.
Schedule will be as follows:
For all Jr Mini Players,
you should have received a separate email about the times for Tuesday, take note that the Jr Mini times are at Morna Heights school
, if you did not receive the email, please contact email@example.com.
Thursday, April 7: 6:30 - 7:30pm @ RVMS
Thursday, April 7: 7:30 - 8:30pm @ RVMS
There is still time to register, so bring a friend!!
See you at the gym...
|U13 Boys and Girls tryouts|
It's U13 time again!!!
There are going to be 2 tryouts for each of the boys and girls teams and open to any RVBA player 12 years old or under as of December 31, 2015.
Times are as follows:
Saturday March 26, 9:00 am - 10:30 am @ RVMS
Wednesday March 30, 6:30 pm - 7:45pm @ RVMS
Coach: Tony Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 am @ RVMS
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm @ RVMS
Coaches: Jim Palmer (James.Palmer@nbed.nb.ca
) and Emily Thomas (email@example.com
We realize that this Saturday is during Easter weekend, so if you are interested in trying out but are unable to make it to one of the sessions, please let the coach know.
|Canaport Draw Reminder|
We are now halfway through our time to the draw date.... let's get all of the tickets sold.
Reminder that there are prizes for our top sellers, even beyond the IPAD Mini...
|Schedule Updates November 10, 11, 2015|
Quick note, there will be no basketball at River Valley Middle School on Tuesday Nov 10, due to preparations for the Remembrance day ceremony.
On Wednesday Nov 11, there will be no practices at Westfield. All other schedules remain un-changed.
|House League schedules for October 24th|
House league schedules have been set for Saturday Oct 24... Coaches will be contacting all players.
Schedule is available through the "League Schedules" link above.
|Mini Boys Rep Try-out... Oct 15 @ 6:30...|
A reminder that the second tryout session for the Mini Boys Rep team is being held tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th from 6:30 to 7:45pm at the River Valley Middle School gym. Don't worry if you missed the first session, everyone is welcome. Looking forward to seeing the boys there!
|House league schedule for Saturday Oct 17|Morna Heights
10:15 - 11:15 Jr. Mini Girls RV1 Sprague Hay vs RV2 C. Palmer
11:30 - 12:30 Jr. Mini Boys RV1 J. Palmer vs RV2 Doyle
12:45 - 1:45 Jr Mini Boys RV1 J. Palmer vs RV3
River Valley Mid. Sch.
9:00 -10:00 Puppy
10:15 - 11:15 Mini Girls RV1 Cobham/Melvin vs RV2 Wasson
11:30 - 12:30 Mini Boys RV1 Gogan vs RV2 Lacey
12:45 - 1:45 Mini Boys RV1 Gogan vs RV3 Baird/Nordbolt
2:00 - 3:00 Bantam Girls RV1 MomDad A (?) vs RV2 MomDad B (?)
3:15 - 4:15 Bantam Boys RV1 Wilkins vs RV2 MomDad C (?)
|2015/2016 Season is here!!!|
Our house league kickoff will be Saturday October 10th
All activities at River Valley Middle School gym
Please enter at the back of the school, times as follows:
9:00 - 10:00am Puppy
10:15 - 11:15am Jr. Mini Girls
11:30 - 12:30pm Jr. Mini Boys
12:45 - 1:45pm Mini Girls
2:00 - 3:00pm Mini Boys
3:15 to 4:15pm Bantam Girls
4:30 to 5:30pm Bantam Boys
In addition, Rep team try-outs for Mini and Bantam players are ongoing:
Mini Boys: Wednesday October 7, 6:30 to 8 @ RVMS (further dates to come)
Mini Girls: Tuesday October 6 and October 13, 6:30 to 7:45 @ RVMS
Bantam Girls: Thursday October 8, 6:30 to 7:45 @ RVMS
Bantam Boys: Thursday October 8, 7:45 to 9:00 @ RVMS
|Mini Boys Rep Try-out... Wednesday, Oct 7...|
There will be a Rep Team tryout for all players in the Mini Boys Division (ages 10 or 11 by Dec 31st 2015) at the following date and time:
Wednesday October 7th, 6:30 to 8:00pm at River Valley Middle School Gym
While this is the first of up to three tryouts for the Rep Team, we encourage all Mini Boys to attend this session even if they are not necessarily looking to make the Rep Team. This session will involve fundamental skills training and be instructional based. The Rep Team Coaches will be available at the end of the session for questions from any parent looking to ask questions about this team. Further tryouts will be scheduled following this session.
We look forward to seeing the boys on the court on Wednesday.
The following dates have been set for rep team try-outs.
Sunday Oct 4, 6:00 – 7:30 at RVMS
Tuesday Oct 6, 6:30 – 7:45 at RVMS
Tuesday Oct 13, 6:30 – 7:45 at RVMS
NOTE: There will be an information meeting at 5:30 at RVMS for all parents of Mini Girls that are trying out for the rep team. This meeting will be held in the boys changing room.
Sunday Oct 4, 4:30 – 6:00 at RVMS
Thursday Oct 8, 6:30 – 7:45 at RVMS
Sunday Oct 4, 7:30 – 9:00 at RVMS
Thursday Oct 8, 7:45 – 9:00 at RVMS
Please make sure your children are registered in the appropriate division before attending try-outs. You can register online by clicking Online Registration above.
Mini Boys try-out information to follow.
|House league start date!!!|
House league teams are being put together this week. Our first official house league day will be Oct 10 with practices starting the following week. You will be contacted by your child’s coach soon.