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The Junior Bisons Basketball Club has announced details on their fall 2021 programming options that will include a Mini-Basket program for ages 5-11, a House League for ages 11-14 and small group training for girls ages 12-18.  Details can be found below...

Junior Bisons Basketball

Striving to be the basketball program of choice, Junior Bisons Basketball aims to promote the sport of basketball in our province and provides youth-aged athletes (11-18+ years) with the opportunity to develop skills and build leadership and teamwork through competition. Our programs are created and led by our Bisons basketball coaching staff and facilitated by Bisons athletes and a compliment of certified coaches in a positive and inclusive environment

Online registration is open for...

  • Junior Bisons Mini-Basket (Ages 5-11)
  • Junior Bisons house league (Ages 11-14)
  • Junior Bisons girl's basketball private training (Ages 12-18)

Junior Bisons Mini-Basket

Mini-Basket is designed for school, community or club basketball players and programs.  The philosophy of Mini-Basket is to allow children to play a game that is better suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting long term athlete development (LTAD) modifications to the adult game.  With high repetitions and touches, it is player oriented with the emphasis is on skill development in combination with the teaching and loading of actions.
The aim of Mini-Basket is to provide a rich and high-quality experience for youth basketball players. In turn, a positive experience will help foster their passion as they grow with the sport.  The emphasis of Mini-Basket is on the quality of the experience and its appropriateness to the age and ability of the participant.   
The adult game of basketball is played with a large ball, a full court and ten-foot hoops. In Mini-Basket, the size of the ball, court size and number of players is reduced and the height of the hoop is lowered. There are fewer rules that are gradually introduced as the player’s progress in their skill development and understanding of the game, keeping it developmentally appropriate.

Benefits of Mini-Basket 
  • Increased Handling of the Ball
  • Better Spacing
  • Focus on Basketball Skills & Actions
  • More Directed Competition
October 3-November 28, 2021 (8 week session)

*No class on Sunday October 10

Location: University of Manitoba Frank Kennedy Centre-New Gym

Ages 5-7          3:00-3:50 p.m.
Ages 8-11        4:00-4:50 p.m.  

Cost: $160

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Junior Bisons House League

The Junior Bisons basketball house league program is both competitive and instructional. Boys and girls aged 12-14 learn fundamental basketball skills, while competing in a fun and supportive environment. Our coaches are committed to developing individual skills, introducing concepts of team play and improving the overall fitness levels of participants.

Teams are formed at the beginning of the season and participants are grouped according to their age and skill level. Players participate in skills development and scheduled weekly games that allow them to improve their game, fitness level and have fun! Junior Bisons basketball believes in equal playing time for house league participants.

This program is open to those wanting to learn more about playing the game, those that haven’t decided on basketball as a primary sport or those that want extra court time from other clubs. All are welcome!

October 3-November 28, 2021 (8 week session)
Sundays-5-6:30 p.m.
*No league on Sunday, October 10th

Boys and Girls ages 12-14

Location: Frank Kennedy Centre - New gym

Cost: $240

Register now

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Improve your skill through private training sessions and learn directly from the University of Manitoba Bisons women's basketball coaching staff.

JUST ADDED-September 12-26, 2021 (Sundays only)

October 3-November 28, 2021 (Sundays only)
6-9 p.m.

Ages 12-18

Location: Investors Group Athletic Centre

1-3 players: $50 per hour
(The fee is $50 for the hour. If a player wants 1 on 1 training they would pay $50, If they want to bring a teammate/friend or two they would split the $50 between the 2 or 3 of them making it a bit cheaper per person.)

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Need help with your registration or setting up your account?

Learn about Junior Bisons policies and procedures

Contact us

Lisa Peters
Mini U Programs and Junior Bisons coordinator


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