News and Announcements

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All games scheduled at Glendale are being moved to Nora Henderson – 75 Palmer Rd, Hamilton, ON L8T 3G1 only for tomorrow December 7th. The game times remain the same.
HWDSB has advised us that there are power issues at Glendale.

Thanks for your adaptability and understanding as always.

Dan Edwards and the HBA Executive

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Hello HBA players, coaches, families and fans,

Holiday music is playing on the radio, the malls are packed with hurried shoppers and Amazon packages are arriving with lightning speed. Tis the season!

As you prepare for the holidays, here’s a few calendar reminders to help you along:

• December 14 is the last Saturday for basketball games for 2019
• Your last practice for 2019 will be held the week of December 9-13, then we take a break until the new year. There are no practices the week of Dec 16.
• Practices will start up again the week of January 6, on your regularly scheduled days/times
• There are no HBA games on the following Saturdays: December 21, 28 and January 4
• Games to resume on Saturday, January 11

From all of us at the HBA, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Holiday, and a healthy New Year!

Dan Edwards and the HBA Executive

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All SHERWOOD practices tonight November 21st are moved to Henderson High School.
Sorry for the late notice as HWDSB just advised us of this today.

Thanks for your understanding.

Please reach out to your coach if you need.

Also, of course, you can reach us at info@hbabasketball.net

Thanks
Dan Edwards and the HBA Executive

HBA: Season Reminders

Posted by Hamilton Basketball Association at Nov 3, 2019 8:46AM PST
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Dear Coaches, Players, Families and Fans,

As the 2019-2020 HBA season is now in full swing, we wish to offer some friendly reminders.

As you may know, the HBA’s mission statement is:

To foster, promote and teach basketball within all areas of Hamilton. To provide the opportunity for individuals to participate fairly, regardless of ability. To further the development of a player’s basketball skills. To develop and encourage sportsmanship, community spirit and good fellowship among all participants. To improve a participant’s physical, mental and social well being. The HBA is committed to providing sound leadership for all participants, as well as a wholesome environment, experience for personal growth and team play, and an opportunity for fun and physical exercise.

We expect the following of all members of the HBA:

• Please do your best to arrive at all practices and games on time and ready to participate
• Remember that while sometimes it’s hard to agree with a referee’s call, they are only human and sometimes miss things. We need to respect their decision. The referees are there to control the game.
• The scorekeepers are working hard each week to do a tough job. If the scorekeepers miss a point, the coaches and/or referees will approach the table respectfully. Spectators and players should not be intervening.
• Cheering is welcome but kindly refrain from calling out anything but encouragement. Remember, that is someone’s child on the court. If someone is calling out something inappropriate, they may be asked to leave the gymnasium.
• The players look up to their coaches and assistant coaches. Please set the tone and be a good example to your team. You are instrumental in shaping them; they will remember you and what you taught them. So teach them well.
• The HBA does not condone swearing and “trash-talking” by anyone. Please be respectful.
• In the event of unsportsmanlike behaviour, there are consequences. This applies to all members of the HBA, including players, coaches, families and fans. For a complete description of the HBA’s discipline policy, please go www.hbabasketball.net and click on the documents tab.
• At the end of the day, it’s just a game. While winning feels great, losing is not so bad when there is great teamwork by all. You can’t replace good sportsmanship.
• Finally, let’s all work together to provide each player the opportunity to experience personal growth and team play in a wholesome, positive and safe environment.

As always, we wish to thank you all for your participation in the HBA! Let’s have some fun!

Dan Edwards and the HBA Executive

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Happy Halloween!

All practices and HBA activities are cancelled for Thursday October 31st!
See you Saturday for game day!

Thanks
Dan Edwards and the HBA Executive