The Saskatchewan Youth Basketball offers the JR NBA program a grassroots initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. It supports and empowers community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions to positively influence youth through basketball. The goal is to allow participants to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a means to build character, discipline and self-esteem.

The program consists of approximately 10 – 12 practices in each community some time between January and May followed by a tournament near the end of April or early May for grades 3 - 6.  Dates will vary for each area and are available on the community web page.

Our goal is to develop fundamental skills so practice plans focus on the skills appropriate for the age group and tournament rules support the best development opportunities for young participants. For example, the grade 3 & 4 play 3 on 3 and grade 5 & 6 play 4 on 4.

The JR NBA program is supported by Canada Basketball and the NBA. For complete details, visit Canada Basketball.


The Saskatchewan Youth Basketball league is divided into seven areas of the province Melfort, Moosomin/Melville, North Battleford, Outlook, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton.

There are 5 divisions and may vary by community:

  • Grade 1 & 2 Mixed
  • Grade 3 & 4 Girls
  • Grade 3 & 4 Boys
  • Grade 5 & 6 Girls
  • Grade 5 & 6 Boys

Players receive:

  •  Under Armour shirt
  •  Shoe bag
  •  10 – 12 practices in their local area
  •  Tournament (grade 3 – 6 only)
  •  All players require a size 5 basketball to be supplied by the participant.  They are available for purchase during the registration process for a cost of $10.

Coaches receive:

  •  Practice plans developed to provide the appropriate skills for each age group
  •  NCCP clinics specific to grades 1 – 6
  •  Coaching manual
  •  Book of Games
  •  Shirt
  •  Whistle

If you have question concerning the program or problems registering, send an email to If your question is specific to your community, contact your coordinator. 

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