How do I register?

Registration

Registration for the 2017-2018 Development League will open on June 30, 2017.

To simplify processing, we are asking that all participants register through our online system. 

If you cannot pay by credit card, please download the registration form, fill out and deliver with payment (cash or cheque made out to "Kingston Impact") to: 324 Waterloo Drive Kingston, ON K7M 8P3.

If you have any further questions please email admin@kingstonimpact.ca for help.

Note: if our program is full, we do offer a wait list. We will make every effort to accommodate as many players as possible.

Family Discount

As of the 2015-2016 season, the Impact is offering a special family discount for large families that wish to participate in our D-League program. The first 2 children are full price, but each additional child will be registered at a 50% discount. To qualify for this, please register all children at the same time using our online registration or please contact admin@kingstonimpact.ca for further options.

Development League Overview

The Kingston Impact Basketball Club's Development League 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 for sport for life!!

The Impact 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)

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 Status Gender Age Description
Jr NBA West #1
West #2
East - Wed
East - Sat
co-ed 5-7 An early introduction to basketball based on the Jr NBA program
Novice Girls

West
East

F 8-10 A follow up to the Jr NBA program, it focuses on skill development for female athletes in a fun environment.
Bantam Girls West
East
F 11-13 Introduces female athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Novice Boys

West
East

M 8-9 A follow up to the Jr NBA program, this focuses on skill development in a fun environment.
Atom Boys West
East
M 10-11 Introduces male athletes to more advanced basketball skills and more competition.
Bantam Boys West
East
M 12-13 An extension to the Atom Boys, the Bantam Boys continues more advanced basketball skill development in an age appropriate manner.
Grad League TBA co-ed 14-17 Fun open league for young male/female athletes looking to play basketball for fun.

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

Equipment

The club will provide all equipment required except the following:

  • Players are to wear comfortable clothing, shorts, t-shirt, sock and indoor running shoes.
  • In some cases, a team reversible jersey will be provided but must be returned at the end of the season.

History

Changes for 2017-2018

  • With the success of the expansion into the East end of the city, Kingston Impact will grow the program more by increasing the number of registrations in the East end. The program will now have 2 full leagues. We look forward to the continued growth of the game and hope that both players and parents will join us in continuing to grow the game across the city.

Changes for 2016-2017

  • With the success of the Development League in the west end of Kingston and the Jr NBA in the East, we have decided to expand the Development league and offer it in the East. This will allow players in the East an opportunity to join the Development league in a more convenient location. The league will run at Sir John A MacDonald Public School. We look forward to growing the great game of basketball in the East end of the city.

Changes for 2014-2015

  • With the successful introduction of a formal house league into the d-league program last year, we've decided to add it to our regular programming. Participants of our d-league will now enjoy our traditional skills development sessions as part of our Skills Academy phase in September - December. Then players will transition to full league play starting in January and finishing in March.
  •  Kingston Impact, in partnership with the NBA, are proud to announce the addition of Jr NBA to our Development League. Jr NBA is a program designed by the NBA to help players from ages 5 to 7 start out with the fundamentals of basketball through a series of fun skills and drills. Kingston Impact is happy to work with the NBA to bring this program to Kingston. The program is an enhancement of Kingston Impact’s Little Guys ‘N Gals program. Jr NBA will run in both the West and the East end. We look forward to working with the NBA to help build basketball in the Kingston region.

Changes for 2013-2014

  • The “something else after D-League” that people have been asking for!!!! 

    By popular demand we will be adding a House League after the Development League session.  The House League will allow players to take the skills they have learned during the development session and use them on teams in a competitive 8 week schedule with a 6 week regular season, playoffs and a championship.   Players will have the option of signing up for the House league when they register for Development League or sign up later on.  And the House League is not just for Development participants.  It is for anyone who wants to test his or her skills on established teams in a competitive environment. We look forward to this new and exciting opportunity for the kids. 

Changes for 2012-2013

  • Renamed to Development League to highlight our commitment to developing basketball players.

Changes for 2010-2011

  • Skill sessions are age specific LTAD relative with more appropriate time allocated to age specific development
  • All games are 4 on 4 cross court.
  • Active for life & fun are the key constant