For the 2019-2020 winter/spring basketball season (which runs mid-November to April/May), Strathroy Spirit is expecting to offer two competitive teams, and a Jr. Winter League. The age parameters tentatively will be as follows:
Jr. Winter League (2008-2011)
U14 (2006 and 2007) (coach's discretion)
U15 (2005 and 2006)
This age classification will depend on number and makeup of athlete ages per team, gym availability for practice times, Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) certified coach availability, and the coach's and club's discretion.
Please remember that all players are welcome to attend try outs - so please feel free to spread the news and bring a friend. The exception is with the Jr. Winter League, which is designed as an extension of the House League program (registrants of the fall development program will be given preference).
Good luck, and we look forward to another great year!
Congratulations to all the girls playing Spirit Basketball this winter - we have a record 42 girls playing competitive ball with our club this year!
Jr. Winter League (Grade 3-6)
Coaches: Tim Earley & Brenda VanderHoek
U13 Bantam (Grade 6-7) Team
Coaches: Kyle & Becky Simpson
U15 Midget (Grade 8-9) Team
Coaches: Laura Berkmortel & Cassie Tamminga
"Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We're committed to helping all families access a range of activities."
"Sports and physical activity teach children various important life lessons: they open a child's mind, bring together children from various backgrounds, build confidence and self-esteem, and improve mental and physical health.
We hope to give every child the opportunity to reap the benefits of sports and physical activity."
"KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under."
The "Can I Play Too?" program has been established to support families who reside in the boundaries of Strathroy-Caradoc to enable the participation of children in sports and recreation programs by minimizing financial barriers for families in need.
The Spirit Competitive program has developed teams for players from ages 8 to 18 that travel to various cities in Ontario, playing teams in their respective leagues, such as Novice, Atom, Bantam, and Midget.
Two practices each week plus games and tournaments provide players with ample opportunity to improve their skills and build team spirit!
With 27 years in the league, Strathroy Spirit girls basketball teams have brought home numerous provincial medals and tournament championships, but most of all, wherever we go we show great Spirit!
Spirit Basketball coaches are the backbone of the organization, and are excited to help players bring their game to a new level! Head coaches of the competitive teams all complete the FUNdamentals course and the L2T (Learn to Train): Introduction to Competition course through the National Coaching Certification Program.