Updated Monday August 12, 2019 by Saskatoon Minor Basketball.

DUE to an very large increase of registrations we will now be using Syvlia Fedoruk School in Evergreen.



The deadline for Registration is September 24th.  We usually fill up early and shut down the site a week or two a head of this so please do not wait or you will be placed on a waiting list.

Dunkaroos Basketball is a grade 1 and 2 division that teaches players the fundamental skills of basketball. The game has been modified to meet the needs of very young players.


This program will run from October 19th, 2019 to December 14th and from January 11th 2020 to February 8th, 2020.

  • Fee for the 2019-2020 season is $110.00
  • All registrations must be done online through our website. Dunkaroos cannot be accessed through any community association. 
    Registration fees will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee before the start of the season. If a jersey has been ordered there will be no refund for that. There will be no refunds once the program starts.

  • The program will run for one hour, at the same time and same gym each week (All groups will be at Sylvia Fedoruk school at their alloted time each Saturday).

  • There will be half practice and half instructional game each Saturday (at the start this will probably be modified depending on the skill of the child).

  • Teams will consist of from 6 to 7 players

  • Players will be given a basketball and team shirt

  • ALL COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS and coaches (parents) are strongly encouraged to register to coach. Manuals will be supplied and supervisors will be at each gym to assist the coaches. Head Coaches will be asked to submit a criminal check to the SMBA.  This form may be downloaded below.  You will be required to take a signed letter saying you are from the SMBA. This letter will be handed out at the coaches clinic. If you cannot attend the coaches clinic arrangements will have to be made to get one. The SMBA will pay the cost for this processs if you choose to take the form in person. If you choose to do the Criminal check process online we will not cover the fee.  More information will follow when coaches register.

  • *For anyone not paying online*

    If you have registered online and decided to pay by cheque or cash, please mail or drop off payments to 142 Gillies Lane Saskatoon, Sk. S7V 0J8. All cheques should be made out to SMBA. All payments made offline should be mailed or dropped off as soon as the registration has been done. This will help avoid those pesky emails saying you owe money. Thanks for helping us make things run smoothly.

  • If you have any questions please contact the SMBA at 343-1832 or email randi.mac@shaw.ca


Dunkaroo Gym Times

All groups will be at Evergreen School.
Depending on the number of participants, the early times will be used before the later times.
Times are:

  • 9:00-10:15 
  • 10:15- 11:30 
  • 11:30-12:45 
  • 12:45-2:00 
  • 2:00-3:15  
  • 3:15-4:30

Dunkaroo's Game Modifications

The Dunkeroos Basketball Program is for Grade 1 and 2 in the Fall/Winter season and will use the following game modifications.

1. Games are played as two 14 minute running times halves with a two-minute halftime. The first 25 minutes of each meeting will be spent in learning games and drills, some with their own team of six players and some that involve all 24 players in the gym

2. The basket height will be 7 to 8 feet from the ground and a size 5 ball will be used for all games.

3. There will be no scores or standings kept at this age level.

4. Games will be 3 on 3 at one basket

5. The coaches will act as referees for all games. Coaches should emphasize 'teaching' over just refereeing. Coaches should also focus on their team more than the other, but can make calls and teach BOTH sides where needed. Traveling and double dribble violations are called by the coach who then reminds the player about the violation. The violating player gets the ball back to try again.

6. There will be 3 free shooting spots on the floor. Players can shoot from the mats on the floor or they could shoot from anywhere but if they happened to have the ball on the shooting mat they would get an undefended shot There is no defense to be played at all when an offensive player has the ball on one of the shooting mats. The play will stop and the shooter will be given a free uncontested shot at the basket. Defensive players should focus on getting the rebound if the shot is missed.

7. Fouls can be called by either coach for excessive body contact. Use this as a teaching opportunity to show the player who committed the 'foul' on how to properly play defense. There will be no 'free throws' taken in the game. All fouls will see the ball returned to the offense for an in bounds pass from the side or end line (nearest point to where the 'foul' occurred).

8. Violations such as traveling and double dribble should be called after a few warnings to the player. Again, use this as a teaching opportunity to show how to properly advance the ball within the rules of the game! Traveling and double dribble violations are called by the coach who then reminds the player about the violation. The violating player gets the ball back to try again.

9. Teams must alternate the 'ball carrier' throughout the game to ensure every child has a chance to play the 'point guard' position. A player who brings the ball down the floor must make one pass before a scoring attempt is made.

10. A player cannot take more five dribbles after the first pass before making an attempt to score. The goal is to see ALL players touch the ball as much as possible in each possession.

11. A player has the option to pass the ball to their own coach on the floor if they have difficulty passing the ball to a teammate.

12. If the ball is 'tied up' between two opposing players, the possession will go to the defense

SMBA Calendar 2019 2020.pdf