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SMBA HoopStart Spring Program (Entry Level Skills & Development)

Who is it for: Boys and Girls from Grade 1 to Grade 12 who have little basketball experience and want to learn how to play the game

When: April 8th to May 31st     Two 1 hour sessions per week

Where: We run our program out of school gyms in the city and do our best to place everyone in a facility close to their home community

Cost: $215

HoopStart: Spring into Basketball with Saskatoon Minor

Welcome to "HoopStart", your springboard into the world of basketball! This program, brought to you by Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association (SMBA), is tailored for young athletes eager to either step onto the court for the first time or enhance their existing basketball skills.

Program Structure:

Our program is meticulously designed for beginners and intermediate players, featuring two one-hour sessions each week. The first half of each session focuses on skill development, guided by our carefully crafted curriculum and experienced coaches. The latter half is dedicated to game-like scenarios, where players are matched with peers of similar athleticism and ability. This format varies, including one-on-one, two-on-two, or team games (3-on-3 or 5-on-5), depending on the participants' progression and readiness.

Key Details:

  • Duration: April 8th to May 31st
  • Schedule: Sessions held on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday evenings
  • Participants: Open to both male and female athletes
  • Location: Sessions conducted in school gyms across the city, with efforts to place participants in facilities near their home communities
  • Age Groups: Divided into grade 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12
  • Cost: $215 per participant

Additional Information:

  • Cancellation Policy: You may cancel before the program starts with a $25 cancellation fee. Please note, there are no refunds once the program begins.
  • Inclusions: Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a basketball to kickstart their HoopStart journey.

Enroll in "HoopStart: Spring into Basketball with Saskatoon Minor" and experience the thrill of learning, playing, and growing in the exciting world of basketball. It's not just about playing the game; it's about building skills, confidence, and a lifelong love for basketball.

Payment information

  • Online - credit card 
  • E-transfer to - please include the player name in the notes section 
  • Cash/Cheque if not able to send an E-Transfer – mail to 231 Guenter Terrace, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4P6

KidSport Funding

Those who have financial concerns may apply to Kidsport Canada for Kidsport funding. Go to  for an application form.

For information contact

Phone: 306-249-4712

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.

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