FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) 

Q: How long will my child be playing basketball for?  (League question)? 

A: Participants will be divided into balanced teams during the first week of the season. From there, players will be assigned a one-hour slot between the hours of 4:15 and 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday (Grades 4-7), Tuesday and Thursday (Grades 8-12).  

Q: How much is the cost for the league?

A: $112.50 for the entire summer. Participants receive a Summer Slam t-shirt and instruction once a week.

Q: When will I know what team my son/daughter is playing on (League question)?

A: Team Forming will take place between June 24-28 at West Richmond Community Centre. Course barcodes will be set up for parents and players to register with participants to be contacted by Summer Slam and West Richmond Community Centre staff when the dates and times are finalized. You only need to sign up for ONE of the two team forming times. After team forming week is complete, teams will be posted to the Summer Slam website by Sunday, June 30th. The schedule, teams as well as other important information will be updated in a timely manner throughout the summer.

Q: My child is in Elementary School, when would they play? (League question)

A: Gr. 4-7 programs will run on Monday and Wednesday nights for an hour session between 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Practices on Monday nights. Games on Wednesday nights. Practice times will be fixed from week-to-week, whereas games times will vary. A full schedule for the summer will be released at the beginning of the season to mitigate conflict for parents and players.

Q: My child is in High School, when would they play? (League question)

A: Gr. 8-12 programs will run on Tuesday and Thursday nights for an hour session between 4:15- 9:00 pm. Gr. 10-12 leagues are game-based with staff supervision - prior basketball experience is strongly suggested. Gr. 8-9 leagues practices on Tuesday nights. Games on Thursday nights.

Q: Can my child be placed on the same team as his/her friend (League question)?

A: Yes, all players will be allotted one friend request on Team Forming night, but they are not guaranteed to play on the same team as their friends, as family and car-pooling requests are prioritized.  Summer Slam staff reserve the right to have the final say when it comes to team selection.  

Q: Where will my child be playing? (Leauge and Camp Question)

A: Summer Slam Basketball League is scheduled to play at two sites. Both the co-ed and the girls-only division are planned for Hugh Boyd Secondary School and West Richmond Community Centre (9180 No. 1 Road). 

Q: When does 3 x 3 week take place? (League question)

A: This year we have decided to forgo 3 x 3 week and instead focus on play. Instead of 3 x 3 week we will be hosting a 3 x 3 Summer Slam tournament at the conclusion of league and camps that the children can sign up for with their friends.

Q: What if I think my child can be in a high skill group for camps? (Camp question)

A: Please refer clients to skill camps for players who are less or more experienced, or contact Alisha at (ARoberts@richmond.ca) for clarification