RBL Basketball philosophy – “Youth basketball the way it should be.”


Since 1997, RBL Basketball has provided a positive, fun environment where boys and girls can learn and develop a passion for the game of basketball. Grade appropriate equipment (height of baskets and size of balls, which we provide) is used to facilitate building proper mechanics and successful outcomes. We only offer programs in gyms which meet our high standards eg. safe facilities with multiple adjustable baskets on non-slip floors. Our coaches are exceptional and relate well to the age groups they are coaching. We provide a very low coach/player ratio and, as some of you who have been on RBL wait lists are aware, we do not overfill our programs.

RBL Basketball is a strong supporter of school basketball. The goal of RBL Basketball is to help boys and girls, who participate in RBL Basketball programs, to develop the fundamental skills needed to play on their high school teams, if they wish. In addition, each year we organize teams that participate in the grade 7 boys provincial championships using a unique selection process, basically self-selection, which has led RBL Basketball to win provincial championships year after year. RBL Basketball has had many players, who after high school, have gone on to play college, university, and even professional basketball, in Canada and overseas. This for us is just “icing on the cake.” We encourage boys and girls to pursue their athletic dreams with the understanding that lots of hard work, dedication, parental support and athletic ability is usually required to meet these goals.  You might also be surprised by our low all-inclusive fees. We strive to keep RBL Basketball programs affordable. RBL programs have been referred to as “affordable, quality.” Many of our participant’s parents help keep our fees low by becoming financial contributors.

 

RBL Basketball Programs - What we offer.

 

Holiday Camps - Summer/Winter Break/Spring Break
Probably the best way to learn to play and/or refine skills and RBL Basketball camps are fun! Campers receive something every day at camp starting with a designer t-shirt on the first day of camp.

 

In 8 – 15 hours we cover the fundamentals of basketball with others roughly the same age. Our camps take place in quality gyms with multiple baskets set at grade-appropriate heights, using appropriate size basketballs. And the results - most campers from grade 4 and up will be eligible to participate in an RBL Basketball league. There is limited enrollment in each camp.

 

Camp age groupings, boys/girls, height of baskets, and size of balls in general:

 

K – grade 3 boys/girls, 8 foot baskets, size 5 basketballs

grade 3 – 6 boys/girls, 8 ½ foot baskets, size 6 basketballs

grade 6 – 9 boys, 10 foot baskets, size 6 basketballs

grade 8 – 10 boys, 10 foot baskets, size 7 basketballs

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Skill Development – Monday, Tuesdays, Fridays during basketball season

To increase the chances of successful outcomes, it is recommended that during basketball season, boys and girls play basketball at least two times a week.

 

RBL Basketball skill development programs take place on the same evening each week in quality gyms with multiple baskets set at grade-appropriate heights, using appropriate size basketballs. RBL Basketball skill development sessions last 75 minutes and we like to get started on time.

 

Skill development age groupings, boys/girls, height of baskets, and size of balls in general:

 

K – grade 3 boys/girls, 8 foot baskets, size 5 basketball

grade 3 – 6 boys/girls, 8 ½ foot baskets, size 6 basketballs

grade 6 – 9 boys, 10 foot baskets, size 6 basketballs

grade 8 – 10 boys, 10 foot baskets, size 6 or 7 basketballs

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Leagues

We learn to play the game so that we can actually play the game. In other words, we learn the skills necessary to play and here is where they are put to use. Our leagues are either 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 and they are tiered based on skill level and in the best interest of our kids. We offer competitive and recreational leagues. 

Competitive leagues

Kids who play in our competitive leagues will generally be good enough to play high school basketball. They must possess fundamental basketball skills in order to play in these leagues. The best way to learn the skills necessary are by taking a camp or by taking our skill development programs.

Recreational leagues

Our recreational leagues are open to all regardless of skill level. Basketball is a game that is enjoyed by both serious basketball players as well kids who want to simply play for fun or for exercise. Our recreational league allows kids who may not otherwise play the sport to continue to participate while having a fun time.