Rep Teams

TRYOUTS

ALL PLAYERS MUST tryout in their correct age group based on year of birth.
If you are new to the Breakers organization, and have not played rep or recreational basketball with us previously, please email the club at –  smuskokabreakers@gmail.com and advise the name and year of birth of your player and your intent to try out for rep.  We will add your player to our email database.
ALL Tryouts will take place the following dates: Oct 1, 3, 8, 10
There is NO FEE for Tryouts
U10 Co-ed (players born 2011, 2010)
Head Coach: Brent Parsons
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – Gravenhurst Public School 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Monck Public School 6:00 – 7:30 pm
U12 Co-ed (player born 2008, 2009)
Head Coach: Mandy Dart
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – Gravenhurst High School 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Bracebridge Public School 6:00 – 7:30 pm
U14 Boys (players born 2006, 2007)
Head Coach: Matt Cobean
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – Gravenhurst Public School – 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Gravenhurst Public School – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
U14 / U15 Girls (players born 2005, 2006, 2007)
Head Coach: Kristy Robitaille
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – Monck Public School – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Gravenhurst Public School 7:30 – 9:00 pm
U15 Boys (players born 2005)
Head Coach: Andrew Pegg
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – Gravenhurst High School – 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Monck Public School – 7:30 – 9:00 pm
U17 Boys (players born 2003, 2004)
Head Coach: Jan Olsson
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – BMLSS – 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Thu Oct 3, 10 – Gravenhurst High School – 7:45 – 9:00 pm
U19 Jr. Women (players born 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Head Coach: Ali Olsson
Tue Oct 1, Oct 8 – BMLSS – 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Thu Oct 3, Oct 10 – Gravenhurst High School – 6:30 – 7:45 pm

 

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 groupsTryoutsStart of Season (approx.)End of Season OBA
U10Oct 1, 3, 8, 10Oct 15March 6-8-London
U12Oct 1, 3, 8, 10Oct 15April 3-5 London
U14Oct 1, 3, 8, 10Oct 15April 24-26
Boys: Otttawa
Girls: London
U15Oct 1, 3, 8, 10After HS SeasonGirls: May 1-3 Durham

Boys: May 22-24 Windsor
U17Oct 1, 3, 8, 10After HS SeasonBoys: May 29-21 Sault Ste
U19Oct 1, 3, 8, 10After HS SeasonGirls: 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.