SPRING LEAGUE CANCELLED
March 20, 2020 - Unfortunately, the Kennebecasis Valley Basketball Association (KVBA) is cancelling the Spring League for 2020.
With world events continuing to make an impact with COVID 19, it is vitally important to follow all the social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations set by Public Health, the provincial and federal governments.
As a result, anyone who registered for Spring League will be issued a full refund. Please note this process could take some time, depending on your financial institution but our volunteers will go as fast as possible.
We appreciate your patience. While we are sure the players are disappointed, we hope everyone understands the reasons for our decision.
If your favourite player wants some drills to work on in the driveway, there are plenty of resources online, including these from Basketball Canada.
Please direct any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
COVID-19 UPDATE (March 12, 2020)
The Kennebecasis Valley Basketball Association (KVBA) will indefinitely suspend all practices and games, effective immediately because of COVID-19.
These activities include:
- All rep team practices and games.
- All U10 development workouts.
- All Spring League activity.
- Our end-of-the-season KVBA players and coaches pizza party.
The health, safety and well-being of our players, coaches and volunteers remains our top priority and we will do everything to ensure that is maintained.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
We will continue to follow the directive as provided by Basketball New Brunswick and Pubic Health officials to guide any further changes in our programming, including those that could lead to the resumption of play and rescheduling of the pizza party.
We will have further updates on spring league programming and whether it will be cancelled entirely. Those will come at a later time.
Earlier this evening, Dr. Jennifer Russell updated the province’s recommendations for dealing with COVID-19, measures that included suspending all non-essential sporting activities.
Late this afternoon, Basketball New Brunswick provided an update after the organization suspended all of its activities as well. That included the U14/U16/U18 provincial championships as well as its Sr EDP ID sessions.
2020 Spring Ball
Spring League, 3-on-3
Spring League is a fun way to get on the court in a relaxed environment, try some new moves and meet some new friends. It is very informal, compared to the fall/winter models.
That makes it perfect for 3-on-3, one of the fastest growing aspects of basketball and one that will be featured in this summer’s Olympic Games.
In the 3 on 3 game, players have the opportunity to practice their fundamentals of the game more. This is because:
Players get to handle the ball more;
Keeps young players from getting crowded;
Removes presses and zone defenses.
Benefit 1: More Touches
In 5 on 5 games, one or two players can go an entire game rarely touching the ball. This especially happens in youth basketball where you have one or two dominant players who are by far the best ball handlers on the team. The team tends to get the ball into those players’ hands and those players tend to take the ball to the basket. The problem with this is that other players are not developing their skills when they don’t get to touch the ball, and the team isn’t developing as a whole. In 3 on 3, it’s really difficult for two players to monopolize the ball and still play well. The third player gets involved almost by necessity. All players get to handle the ball and handle it a lot. This allows all players to develop their skills in live game play.
Benefit 2: More Spacing
Even with the smaller bodies of young players, 5 on 5 games can be crowded affairs. Youth basketball isn’t the best time or place for a kid to learn to fight through double teams or pass into multiple coverage.
3 on 3 games loosen everything up and give young players more room to operate. This allows them to practice their basketball skills without the overcrowding. Once the basic basketball skills of dribbling, passing, rebounding, shot selection, etc. are learned and mastered, then they can advance to learn to beat double teams and making passes into tight areas.
Benefit 3: Remove Presses & Zone Defenses
3 on 3 games remove the issue of presses and zone defenses. They are strictly man-to-man. This again allows young players to learn and master the basics before moving on to more complex game play.
Here is some information and a link to a video on 3-on-3 and its impact on player development from Jeff Scanlon, who in 2017, was the Coordinator – Grassroots and Domestic Development at Canada Basketball.
Jeff is a Kinesiology & Physical Education major with a graduate certificate in Sport Business Management, and a lifelong basketball enthusiast.
Registration is now open for our Spring League for 2020, which will run from March 23-April 30.
You can follow the link here -
https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/223733 - or visit our website at www.KVBA.com.
There will be play in Puppy (born 2014, 2015), U8 (born 2013), U10 (born 2011, 2012), U12 (born 2010, 2009), U15 (born 2006, 2007, 2008) and U19 (born 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) divisions.
Specific Nights will be developed based on demand and what gyms are available to meet those demands in the various age groups.
The cost is $40 for six weeks ($30 for four weeks of puppies). A late charge will be applied for registrations after March 11.
KVBA Rep Program objective is to develop players to play basketball at a more competitive level with a focus on both individual and team skills.
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Our House League programs are comprised of players ranging in age from 5-18 and you can register, beginning the week of Aug. 19.
KVBA is now accepting applications for Coaching positions for our U14 and U12 Rep Program.
We ask that all interested persons who want to coach one of our Rep Teams for the 2019-2020 season submit an application no later than August 30, 2019.
Applications will be accepted via email through repteams@kvba. Forms can be found on the KVBA Website.
If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Hindle, Rep Director via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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