While POWER basketball's primary goal is to enable a basketball platform and teach the game to as many kids in Bruce County as possible, it was always our intention to build a path toward the elite opportunities by combining forces with neighbouring towns.
We are doing it and your athlete can be part of this history in making !
Tryouts for AGE 7-9 will take place in Kincardine and Port Elgin. Please attend both.
Try OUT FEE: $20 cash or check only -- (amount will go toward the REP fee if selected)
Please wear reversible jersey if you are part of current POWER program.
1st Tryout: Friday Oct 19th 6-7pm @ Saugeen Central Elementary @ Port Elgin
2nd Tryout : Thursday Oct 25th 7-8pm @ KDSS HighSchool @ Kincardine
POWER REP BASKETBALL PROGRAM
The POWER Rep. Basketball Program offers opportunities to players who wish to take their game to a higher level. The focus of the rep program will be on skill and team development. What separates the rep program from the house league program is the level of competition that players will confront and the level of commitment demanded of each player. It is our intent to provide opportunities for participation at the rep level for boys and girls for the following age groups:
Novice (ages 7-9) - AVAILABLE
Atom (age 10) - Coming SOON
Major Atom (age 11)- - Coming SOON
Bantam (age 12) - - Coming SOON
Major Bantam (age 13) - - Coming SOON
Midget (age 14) -- - Coming SOON
Major Midget/JUEL Prep (age 15) -- - Coming SOON
Juvenile/JUEL (ages 16-18)-- - Coming SOON
Participation in the rep program is open to all players, however, it is contingent upon trying-out and making a team. If your son or daughter does not make the POWER team we have other programs within the POWER that may be of an option like POWER Select Teams (coming soon) .
The rep season will run simultaneous to and extend beyond the house league season. It will consist of minimum one/two weekly practices and participation in a number of Basketball Ontario tournaments. All participants in the rep program will be required to pay a fee which will be determined prior to tryouts.
The POWER rep. Basketball program will be affiliated with the Ontario Basketball Association (O.B.A.) as well as Canadian Youth Basketball League (CYBL). Players at the Rep. level must demonstrate exceptional skill, athleticism and strong commitment to the game of basketball.
The Players are selected through a series of open tryouts in late summer and early fall. (Please follow us on social media and keeping checking this site when tryouts will be taking place). There is a small fee to tryout for our rep teams ranging from $10 – $25 dollars. The rep. season runs from September to June. Teams will play in various leagues and also play other O.B.A affiliated clubs and play in 3 to 5 tournaments including the Provincial Championships.
POWER Rep. Basketball program is intended for athletes who are committed and serious about playing basketball at a competitive level. It is very difficult to play competitive basketball and another competitive sport. Players are expected to put rep basketball ahead of any other team sport. School work/activities always take precedence over rep basketball.
POWER Rep. basketball is a volunteer organization and every parent of every player is expected to commit to a volunteer effort to help the teams run. This commitment need not be more than a few hours on an occasional basis, but it is essential. Your Managers (who are also volunteers!) will outline the volunteer jobs during the first team meeting.
The individual team goals may vary based on the age of the players on the team coach. All teams will focus on skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship in a competitive environment.
During the season teams will practice one to three times per week for 1 to 2 hours( depending on the age). For the teams that do not start their season immediately (high school aged players), they will practice once a week until their season begins. Teams will usually compete in league sessions, a number of away tournaments on weekends, and the OBA Provincial Championships ( if applicable). The tournaments and league games usually take place in south-central Ontario. There may also be opportunities to participate in tournaments in Quebec and in the United States.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
Tryouts or identification programs begin in September. CYBL and OBL games start in NOVEMBER for most REP ages and last up to March/April .
E.G> Girls and boys age 10-14 begin once the team has been picked and end with provincials (end of March beginning of April). Girls age 15-16 begin once the high school season ends and their rep provincials are at the end of April. Boys age 15-16 begin once the high school season ends and their rep provincials are the middle of May. Atom level teams (ages 10-11) wrap up shortly before or just after Easter. Other teams will play later in the year.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The individual player fees ranging from $800 to $1000 for the season, dependent upon the age of the players (high school players need larger gyms and for longer periods of time), the number of tournaments entered and the amount of fundraising. These fees include the CYBL or OBA registration fee (TBD), insurance coverage, gym rental, tournament fees, etc. Additional fees / fundraising will be needed for travel arrangements and extra uniforms.
As part of the registration fee players will receive but not limited to:
Reversible practice/game jersey, shorts, warm up top
Registration with Basketball Ontario and/or Canadian Youth Baskebtall League
CYBL Tournaments / League or OBA Provincial Championships ( if applicable)
For any further information regarding the rep program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org