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Tryout Dates & Times – 2023/2024 Season
All athletes must pre-register if they are intending to tryout! Please fill out the form below.
Our Travel Program is for athletes entering grade 2-12. Grades 2-8 begin practices late November until May/April. High School athletes will begin their season after the school seasons. The cost for the season is $500 which includes 2 practices a week, provincial championships as well as games and tournaments. Games and tournaments do require travel outside of Chatham.
If you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a player is selected to join the team, a Wildcat registration fee of approximately $500 is applicable. The registration fee covers required local Wildcat club and provincial OBA fees.
Other travel related costs to consider : mileage, hotel accommodations, food, etc.
Costs will vary depending on age group, number of tournaments entered, number of players per team and practice locations.
Once selected to join the team, players will be provided with Wildcat team jerseys and shorts. Uniforms are returned to the club at the completion of the season. A post date cheque is also required to cover any replacement of the assigned uniform provided to the player.
It is the responsibility of the player and parents to clean and care for the uniform; and to return it to the coach in the same condition it was in when it was assigned to the player.
OBA fair play rules apply for divisions Novice to Major Atom. Players receive approximately the same court time during games. This is done by rotating lines of players during the game, at 4 minute intervals. Games consist of eight – four minute periods with a half time break.
Please email: email@example.com to confirm your registration. Payment can be made at the WISH Centre on Feb 13th at the first session by cash or cheque. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours to confirm your registration. Please include name of camper and grade in email.
Wildcat Jr. NBA 2018
(For Ages 4 to 6 or JK-Grade 1) ONLY 30 SPOTS Born 2014+
Season Starts Wednesday February 13th, 2019
The Wildcats will be hosting the Winter session of the Jr. NBA program starting February 13th, 2019. Sessions will run on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:15pm for 11 sessions. Dates for Winter 2019: Feb 13th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st.
Starting in 2014, the Chatham-Kent Wildcats joined in a partnership with the NBA Canada called the Jr. NBA. The Wildcats were 1 of only 50 Basketball clubs across all of Canada selected to participate in this pilot project with NBA Canada.
The program has been created by Youth Sports Specialists and is compliant with Canadian Sport 4 Life as well is aligned with Canada Basketball’s Developmental Pathway.
The Jr. NBA program is for girls and boys between the ages of 4 and 6 who are keen on learning the essential basketball skills using a learner-focused curriculum and covers all the development of all FUNdamental Movement Skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching) and Basketball Skills (footwork, dribbling, passing, shooting) that are appropriate for the age level. The program focuses on maximum basketball touches to ensure every player gets a chance to handle the ball with exciting game based drills to allow the players experience to be the most enjoyable it can be.
Question and Answers:
Q.- How long is the program?
A. = It is a 11 session program, consisting of approximately 45 minute sessions.
Q. – How much is the cost?
A. = $120.00
Q. – What do we get for our $120.00?
A. = 11 sessions of instruction. Use of specially made baskets that lower to 4.5’. The children get to use and keep a size 5 light weight Rookie Gear basketball and will receive a Jr. NBA t-shirt.
Q. - How many children are in a session?
A. = The program has a maximum of 30 participants per session to allow maximum instructor time per child. Girls and boys sessions run separately and simultaneously in the large gym.
Q. - Where will the program run?
A. = The program will run out of the WISH Centre at 177 King St. East, Chatham, ON, N7M 3N1
Q. - When does the program start?
A. = February 13th, 2019
Q. - How do I register?
A. = Contact the email below
Q. - Is there a contact person?
A. = Nicole Quigley is the contact person and can be reached via email at email@example.com. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours to confirm your registration. Please include name of camper and grade in email.
The date for the first tryout has been moved from October 10th to October 15th. Same time, same gym!!
Tryouts are being held Tuesday October 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Wish Center on King Street! If you have a daughter in Grade 6 and wants to play basketball, this team is ready for you!!