TCVB House League Programs
Our House League Programs are instructional basketball programs for boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years old and has been the grassroots program for our Tri-City Vipers Rep teams. House League players are grouped according to their age and skill level to learn the fundamental skills and principles of basketball. Playing time is regulated through Metro Basketball Association (MBANS) sanctioned “Fair Play Policy” so that every participant is guaranteed equal playing time.
Coaches are committed to developing individual skills, introducing Tri-City Vipers Basketball concepts of team play and improving the over-all fitness levels of their players. Participants have shown improvement in their self-confidence levels and this has encouraged them to continue their interest and passion for playing the game of basketball. House League exposes players to a competitive, but friendly environment, while also offering opportunities to train and excel to a higher level on and off the court; for example, through our REP Program. Players who excel and are recognized in our House League Programs are promoted and given the opportunity to participate in our Select Programs.
JR. MINI - UNDER THE AGE OF 10
Graduating from our Jr. Small Ball program the Jr. Mini level players will continue to work on the basic fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling, ball handling and lay-ups, while still making it fun and enjoyable. Offensive and defensive footwork drills will be introduced (jump-stop, pivoting, on ball defense, etc.). Both the defensive and triple threat stance will be introduced at this level. League play will address rules of the game (traveling, double dribble, etc.)
MINI - UNDER THE AGE OF 12
Players will continue to develop their skills by working on the basic basketball fundamentals (passing, shooting, ball handling, lay-ups) through drills. Correct shooting form, stance, rebounding and boxing out will be worked on along with closer attention given to footwork both on offense and defense. Man-to-man fundamentals will be stressed along with the triple threat stance. The importance and effectiveness of team play will be introduced and discussed.
BANTAM - UNDER THE AGE OF 14
Players will continue to work on and develop their basketball skills through drills (passing, shooting, ball handing, dribbling, rebounding, boxing out, conditioning, court sense, etc.). They will be taught all aspects of the game of basketball. Closer attention will be given to details from proper shooting form, triple threat stance to proper footwork both on offense and defense. They will learn defensive layers and man to man principals; on-ball, help-side and deny concept of defense.
MIDGET to JUVENILE – UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Players will continue to develop their basketball skills through more competitive drills. They will be taught all aspects of the game of basketball from shooting form and triple threat stance, to proper footwork both on offense and defense. They will continue to work on man-to-man principals “on-ball”, ” help side” and “deny” principals. Both zone offense and defense will be introduced at this level of play.
TCVB Fall/Winter Season
The season runs within the current year beginning in October commencing in March the following year, which includes end of season Playoffs and Finals. Games are played weekly. Timing and Gym Locations vary due to division schedules. All teams practice at least once a week.
The pricing for our programs described above range between (2021/2022 Season Fee TBA)$ CAD Dollars per season. Please note pricing may change time to time based on program offering and other added value solutions.
Pricing includes: Complete uniforms (Jersey and Shorts), 14 weeks* of play, Picture Day*, weekly practice, weekly Game, Playoffs, a Finals Day and insurance
*for specific programs and seasons only
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register for the league?
A: Registering to any of our programs is done ONLINE only. Payment can be made online with Interac Debit and any major Credit Card Visa or MasterCard.
Q: How do I know that my registration has been completed?
A: Once you have completed your registration and your payment has been accepted, you will receive an acknowledgment notification via email at the email address that was entered when registering.
Q: How long will registration be open?
A : Registration will remain open until all available spots have been filled. We have limited spots per age division and our teams fills up very fast. Please sign up to receive our newsletter and follow us on all social media platforms to ensure you are aware of our registration dates. You may be subject to a registration late fee.
Q: Does the registration fee include uniforms?
A: Yes! Each registered player in our house league and small ball programs will receive a full uniform. The uniform consists of a team jersey and pair of shorts. Please note if you damage your uniform, a replacement will can be issued at an extra cost. Timing is of the essence. It is important you follow the care instructions that come with your uniform.
Q: Do you have a waiting list?
A: Unfortunately Yes! as much as we would like to register everyone our spots fill up very quickly on registration day. If all spots are filled for that specific division on registration day you have the option to place your child on our waiting list. A confirmation email will be sent indicating your child has been placed on the waiting list. As spots become available we will contact you. However we do have other programs to offer if a spot does not become available.
Q: When do House League Teams Practice?
A : Practices are usually once a week on a weeknight after 6pm or on the weekend depending on what the coach determines.
Q: Can I request for my Friend/Neighbor to be on the same team due to car pool issues?
A : Such requests MAY be given in consideration due to the circumstance, however we can only guarantee that family members be placed on the same team.
Q: What is your Refund Policy
A : Refunds will only be granted on a case by case basis. All refunds are subject to a $35 dollar administration fee. No refunds will be issued after the half way point in any active season. Please see our refund policy for more information.
Q: Is Tri-City Vipers Basketball a for profit organization?
A : No! The TCVB is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers and paid seasonal workers.
Q: Do you need volunteers?
A : Absolutely! We are always looking for volunteers to help within our organization. All volunteers require or show proof of an active police check valid for two years. Please complete the online form to volunteer or send an email to email@example.com