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Nelson Hoops Association

Nelson Youth Basketball
Winter 2023 Session

Winter Registration is Now Open!
Boys and Girls | Ages 6-13

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• Ages U11 - 16 (born 2006 - 2011)
• Tryouts April 3-6 @LVR + Trafalgar Middle School
• For players in the Kootenays
• Exposure to high level regional competition
• Details following registration
• Registration deadline March 31st

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• No current restrictions

Check back for new updates

Fall + Winter Sessions

October 3rd – December 12th
Winter: January 9th – March 13th


• All sessions* are at either LVR High School, Trafalgar Middle School, or Hume Elementary.

*We will determine which groups play at which gym once registration is full

Registration Fee

Winter Season Fee*

• $115 (no new basketball)
• $125 (includes new basketball)

*Registration fee includes uniform, gym rental, league administration, end of season awards

About Us

Nelson Hoops Association

Our youth basketball program was established in 2017 with the goal of creating a fun + safe environment for kids ages 7-13 to develop basketball and teamwork skills.

  • Fun, focused on developing a love of the game
  • Supportive, friendly environment
  • Appropriate for all skill levels
  • Emphasis on skill development
  • Gender equality
  • Equal playing time


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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:When and Where will games and practices be held?

A: All sessions are at either LVR High School or Trafalgar Middle School.
(Group specific locations TBD after registration)

We will not schedule practices and games over Holidays or school closures when participants may be out of town or the gyms may not be available.

Q: How long is the Season?

A: The Fall Season will run from October through December (excluding Holidays and School closures). The Winter Season will run from January through March (excluding Holidays and School closures).

Q: Are spectators allowed?

At this time for health reasons we are not allowing spectators.  Please arrange to drop your child off at the beginning of the session and pick them up at the end of the session.

Q: Are there mask requirements?

A: At this time, there are no mask mandates in effect. Check back for any updates.

Q: How will Teams and Divisions be created?  Will there be tryouts?

There will not be tryouts.  All players are welcome!  Teams and Divisions will be created to group similar ages together and to have a fair distribution of skill levels on each Team.

Q: Are there separate Boys and Girls leagues?

A: Depending on the number of Boy and Girl participants, we will see if we can create separate Boys and Girls leagues.  If there are not enough participants from both genders, we will combine Boys and Girls on the same Teams.

Q: Who will coach the Teams?

A: During Registration, we will look for Parent volunteer Coaches.  A Coach will be assigned to his/her Child’s Team.

Q: Will there be Playoffs or a Championship Game?

A: Depending on the number of Teams, we aim to have Playoffs and/or a Championship Game.