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Novice Boys Ages 8-9


Registration for 2021 -2022  is now closed. 

We are hopeful that the start date will be Saturday October 23rd but it will depend on several factors related to COVID-19 in our community that includes but not limited to:

  1. Gym availability
  2. Provincial/Local health unit mandates
  3. OBA return to play guidelines


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.



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

Oct 23, 2021 - Junior Gaels D-League has been canceled due to  a  lack of access to school gyms for this age group . All registered participants will be refunded their registration fees. 


The Jr Gaels Novice Boys program provides an entry-level basketball program for young male athletes 8 to 9 years old by providing a fun, active and healthy learning environment.


  • Provide an entry-level basketball program for male athletes 8 to 9 years old
  • Aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway and Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development initiatives


  • Fun drills & games with/without basketball developing fundamental movement skills 
  • 9 ft. baskets
  • Encourage involvement from all

The program emphasizes skill development. All sessions will include competitive small sided games, but the focus will be developing the athlete's skills. 


Location Kingston Secondary School
When Saturdays (starting Oct 23 depending on gym access)
Time 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Duration 18 weeks (schedule)
Cost $220 (includes jersey and basketball to keep)