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


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 Impact Jr Gaels Development League 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)


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 Description
Mini co-ed 5-7 An early introduction to basketball based focusing on physical movement and fun small sided games/activities. 
Novice Girls F 8-10 A follow up to the Mini program, it focuses on skill development for female athletes in a fun environment.
Bantam Girls F 11-13 Introduces female athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Novice Boys M 8-9 A follow up to the Jr NBA program, this focuses on skill development in a fun environment.
Atom Boys M 10-11 Introduces male athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Bantam Boys M 12-13 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.


The club will provide all required equipment except the following:

  • Players are to wear comfortable clothing, shorts, t-shirt, sock and indoor running shoes.
  • A Jr Gaels reversible jersey is required to participate. These will be available for purchase online at registration and will be kept by the player for future seasons.

Additional Benefits

As a partner with Queen's University Golden Gaels, all members of the Kingston Impact Jr Gaels Development League also will receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission to Gaels sporting events
  • Special Junior Gaels programming at the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)
  • Discounts, promotions and much more



Due to the pandemic, the Jr Gaels program has currently been suspended until September 2021.