What is involved with Rep?
All teams will compete in Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) games, and/or the Ontario Basketball League(OBL) and sanctioned tournaments, as well as local games against other OBA rep teams. Each team will complete a minimum 20-game season, and play a maximum of 35 games, which will include at least 1 OBA sanctioned tournament. The majority of games and tournaments are on weekends, with some tournaments occurring over 2 or 3 days of the weekend.
Teams may elect to go into the Ontario Basketball League (OBL) and have 12 games in this league system. Four of the five weekends will be 2 games within one day. The fifth weekend of OBL will include an overnight, with 2 games Saturday and 2 games Sunday. Most of these games are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Teams are encouraged to play in the OBA Provincial Championship weekend (Ontario Cup). At this final tournament, teams will be seeded according to season play and compete against other OBA teams in their set division.
Gym time permitting, teams will normally have 2 – 1.5 hour practice sessions per week.
Overview of Season
|Age groups||Tryouts||Start of Season (approx.)||End of Season OBA|
|U10||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||Oct 15||March 6-8-London|
|U12||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||Oct 15||April 3-5 London|
|U14||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||Oct 15||April 24-26
|U15||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||After HS Season||Girls: May 1-3 Durham
Boys: May 22-24 Windsor
|U17||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||After HS Season||Boys: May 29-21 Sault Ste|
|U19||Oct 1, 3, 8, 10||After HS Season||Girls: May 8-10 Kitch-Waterloo|
We are fielding the following teams for the 2019-20 season
U10 coed (2010/2011)- Head Coach Brent Parsons
U12 coed (2008/2009)- Head Coach Mandy Dart
U14 boys (2006/2007)- Head Coach Matt Cobean, Asst Coach: Bill Allison
U15 boys (2005) – Head Coach Andrew Pegg
U14/15 girls (2005) – Head Coach Kristy Robitaille
U17 boys (2003/2004)- Head Coach Jan Olsson, Asst Coach- Ali Olsson
U19 women(2004-2001) Head Coach Ali Olsson
A Breakers athlete’s commitment to his/her Rep team
As a member of South Muskoka Breakers Rep team, players and their parents are asked to consider the level of commitment required. A successful Rep team is one where coaches, parents, and players recognize and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of commitment to team activities-regular and consistent participation is necessary for practices and game opportunities across the entirety of the season of play. Given the commitment required, it can be very difficult for some of our young athletes to play competitive basketball and another competitive sport in the winter season. That said, we do have many who successfully manage to balance their competing commitments.
A Breakers parent’s commitment to his/her child’s Rep team
All of our Breakers Rep teams are operated by volunteers (Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Managers). At some point during the season, these folks will need parental/guardian support. A team’s volunteer manager will be the point person making requests of parents’/guardians’ time and goodwill when necessary. The club thanks all affiliated parents and guardians for their ongoing support of our program and team offerings.
NOTE: Each of our teams will hold a meeting with parents in early October outlining practice schedules, exhibition, tournament, league, and provincial championship commitments.
Costs Associated with Participation in a Rep Team:
Based on the team’s season schedule, expect fees to range from $500-$650. Teams that play more games will pay higher fees. An outline and accurate cost of the season will be provided prior to end of tryouts. Player fees cover:
- Ontario Basketball registration, including player, coach and club fees
- Player/space insurance
- Gym space rentals
- Club capital expenses
- Facility agreement expenses
- Referee and exhibition game fees
- Minor officiating game fees
- Approximately 2 weekly (1.5 hours) practices during seasons
- Payment for participation in season games and tournaments
- Provincial championship team costs and registration
- First Aid kit & supplies
- Team equipment (ball bags, cones, team equipment/resources)
- Ongoing training and certification for our team coaches
- Club overhead expenses
The following is not included in the Rep team player fee:
- Uniform purchase (U14 age and higher)
- Purchase of a Wilson Evolution indoor ball (U14 age and higher only, club will order)
- Travel expenses and accommodations for out-of-town games and tournaments
We are a not-for-profit grassroots organization run entirely by volunteers. We will continue to share our passion for and love of basketball with children and youth from our local South Muskoka communities.