What does the "competitive" option mean?

We are looking to introduce "competitive" teams for the 2024/2025 season which means if your player is interested at playing with "the best players available" at an age group, they can sign up for competitive options with assessments. If we can confirm commitments from coaches and gym extra space, these teams will start the season at higher tiers in the Night League. We are hoping to have competitive teams practice twice per week instead of once, and the fees to be a competitive team will be higher to cover the extra practice time than recreation teams. 

How do I register my child?

To register, click here

What is the cost of registration?

Cost of registration is $225.00 from May 15 to June 15. Registration will increase to $275.00 on June 16.

Can I make team requests?

You are welcome to register with requests for coach, location, and time based on what is available. These details are subject to change as the game and practice schedules are released, as well as commitments by coaching volunteers. We will do our best to accommodate requests. 

I would like to coach. Who do I contact?

Please contact our Coaching Coordinator, Eric Rowe and our President Jonathan Dickie

When does the season start/end?

The basketball season runs September to early March.

How many players per team?

There is a maximum of 10 players per team in U11 (four players on the court).  In U13 and U15 there is a maximum of 12 players per team (5 players on the court at one time).

What is the last day to register?

Last day of registration is the Friday before the September long weekend.  Late registrations may be accommodated up to November 15th based on team availability.   If the team is full when you register, please be sure to add your child to the wait list and SPABA will contact you within the week.  Please be sure to email the registrar that your child is on the wait list.

What is the last day to withdraw?

Last day to withdraw is September 30th for 100% refund. No refunds will be given after September 30.

I have a problem with practice times and/or game times?  Who do I contact?

Please contact the registrar.

What are the team manager duties?


Does SPABA provide a uniform?

SPABA provides a jersey to wear (it will need to be returned at the end of the season). Black shorts and a white t-shirt (for under the jersey) will need to be provided by the player.

What days and locations are practices?

This will vary from year to year. Practices are held at either Bayside Middle School or North Saanich Middle School.

What nights are games and where are they played?

This will vary from week to week. Practices are held at either Bayside Middle School or North Saanich Middle School. Games are done through Victoria and District Amateur Basketball Association. Games are played at schools in Victoria.