Welcome to the sparkling courts of Diamond Valley, where the passion for basketball takes root early! Our Basketball program at the Oilfields Sports Association zooms in on the vibrant community of young hoop enthusiasts aged 6 to 12. Our program is dedicated to fostering a love for the game while nurturing essential life skills in our budding players.

In Diamond Valley, we believe in more than just teaching the fundamentals of basketball. Our tailored programs for kids emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and the joy of playing the game. With dedicated coaches who understand the unique needs of young athletes, we create a positive and encouraging environment where every child can grow, both on and off the court.

From the first bounce to the first basket, our sessions are designed to channel the boundless energy and curiosity of our young players. We’re not just shaping basketball skills; we’re shaping character and confidence that will last a lifetime.

Join us in the Black Diamond Ice Arena, where the courts become a canvas for dreams to take flight. Let the laughter, camaraderie, and the thrill of well-executed play echo through our community. Whether your child is taking their first steps into the world of basketball or already dribbling with delight, we invite families to be a part of the Diamond Valley hoop dreams, where every child can shine like a diamond on the court.

Location:

Oilfields Regional Arena

611 3 St SW, Diamond Valley, AB T0L 0H0

Dates & Times:

Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

2024 Session: April 3rd – May 8th

Set Up:

Age groups are as follows: Group 1 (ages 6-7) - For players born in and

Group 2 (ages 8-9) - For players born in and

Group 3 (ages 10-12) - For players born in to

Practice is being held in the Oilfields Regional Arena after the ice has been removed All groups practice at the same time. One main coach and one assistant coach will guide the participants through the practice (please volunteer if you can as an assistant coach). One practice a week - Wednesday 6:15 pm-7:15 pm We will take regular water breaks. Each child brings their own water bottle. Appropriate running shoes are required. Oilfields High school Basketball Varsity Team members will help out with one or two of the practices Sportsmanship will be taught and expected. Opportunity to take part in Black Diamond Parade.

Expectations/Skill development

Teach kids how to dribble the ball.

Teach how to stop and pivot.

Teach how to pass the ball.

Introduce how to shoot the ball with proper mechanics.

Teach common basketball terminology, positions, rules and processes.

Teach kids to respond to a whistle.

Lots of positive encouragement and just have fun!

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