Brampton Rep Basketball Program
The Brampton 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 8-9)
- Atom (age 10)
- Major Atom (age 11)
- Bantam (age 12)
- Major Bantam (age 13)
- Midget (age 14)
- Major Midget/JUEL Prep (age 15)
- Juvenile/JUEL (ages 16-18)
The rep program is registered with Basketball Ontario to ensure that all aspects of the program satisfy the guidelines as established by the governing body of amateur basketball in Ontario.
Participation in the rep program is open to all players, however, is it contingent upon trying-out and making a team.
The rep season will run simultaneous to and extend beyond the house league season. It will consist of weekly practices and participation in a number of Basketball Ontario sponsored tournaments. All participants in the rep program will be required to pay a fee which will be determined prior to tryouts.
The Brampton rep. Basketball program is affiliated with the Ontario Basketball Association (O.B.A.). 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 early fall. (Please monitor this site for dates and location.) The rep. season runs from September to June. Teams will also play other O.B.A affiliated clubs and play in 3 to 5 tournaments including the Provincial Championships.
Brampton 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. Brampton Rep. Basketball is considered the priority sports commitment for our players. Players are expected to put rep basketball ahead of any other team sport. School work/activities always take precedence over rep basketball.
Brampton 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 two to three times per week for 1.5 to 2 hours. 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 a number of away tournaments on weekends, and the OBA Provincial Championships. 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 begin in early September. 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 $700 to $900 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 OBA registration fee (TBD), insurance coverage, gym rental, tournament fees. Additional fees / fundraising will be needed for travel arrangements and extra uniforms.
As part of the registration fee players will receive:
- Full uniform (shorts top and warm-up)
- Reversible practice jersey
- Registration with Basketball Ontario
- Tournaments & Provincial Championships
For any further information regarding the rep program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org