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Aug 27, 2022 - The Jr Gaels D-League has been renamed to the "Impact Basketball Academy". 

Sep 1, 2022 - For any potential Basketball Academy player also considering trying out for our competitive program, please still register for the BA first to confirm your spot in that program. We will transfer your fees to Competitive if you are selected to a team.

Overview

The Kingston Impact Basketball Academy is a continuation of the traditional House League originally developed by Barry O'Connor and the former Kingston Pacers Basketball Club.

Philosophy

FUN, Fun and more Fun. Make friends, learn basic movement, basketball specific skills and participate in fitness related activities. Develop a love of sport for life!!

The Academy promotes an active lifestyle by providing a positive experience in sport. To that end, we want all players to experience the fun of being a contributing member of a team while gaining confidence by learning new skills and applying them to various games situations. 

Program Focus

  • Fundamentals of movement
  • Age specific drills
  • We believe team tactics are not necessary but an age appropriate understanding of the game is.
  • Try to assure equal match ups whenever possible for positive development
  • Fundamentals
    • Ball handling
    • Passing
    • Shooting
    • Lay-ups
    • Individual offense/defense
    • Stance and movement
    • Court markings, rules of the game and basketball terminology
    • Encourage fair play and teamwork.
  • Focus on Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD)

Programs 

We are huge proponents of developmentally appropriate programs. This year we will offer the following. Please click on the program for more information.

Program Gender Age Birth Year Description
Mini co-ed 5-7 2015-2017 An early introduction to basketball based focusing on physical movement and fun small sided games/activities. 
Novice Girls F 8-10 2012-2014 A follow up to the Mini program, it focuses on skill development for female athletes in a fun environment.
Bantam Girls F 11-13 2009-2011 Introduces female athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Novice Boys M 8-9 2013-2014 A follow up to the Jr NBA program, this focuses on skill development in a fun environment.
Atom Boys M 10-11 2011-2012 Introduces male athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Bantam Boys M 12-13 2009-2010 An extension to the Atom Boys, the Bantam Boys continues more advanced basketball skill development in an age appropriate manner.

For further information please click on the link for each program. Ages are of January 1st of the current year.

Equipment

  • Players are to wear comfortable clothing, shorts,  socks and indoor running shoes.
  • An Academy reversible jersey is required to participate. These will be included in the registration fee and handed out during the 1st session.
  • NEW: Players are also now required to bring their own basketball to each session.  Basketballs are included in the player fee and will be distributed during the 1st session.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2022 -2023  season is now open!

Register

The start date will be Saturday October 22nd.

Volunteers

To prepare for our upcoming season, we are looking for volunteers to help provide the best and safest experience for our athletes. If you are interested, please declare your interest using the following form.

Volunteer

Schedule

For your convenience, here is the intended detailed week by week schedule. It will be updated as the season evolves.