Competitive teams

General Information

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! 

2019 TRY OUT SCHEDULE

We look forward to welcoming all players to Spirit tryouts and Jr. Winter League team selection on the following dates and times:


Jr. Winter League (Grade 3-6)

Coaches: Tim Earley & Brenda VanderHoek

timearley7001@gmail.com

Oct. 30th,  7:30-8:00pm @ SDCI Gyms

Nov. 13th, 6-7:15pm @ HCC Gyms


U13 Bantam (Grade 6-7) Team

Coaches: Kyle & Becky Simpson

kyle.simpson@gmail.com

Information Night - Nov. 6th, 7:30-7:45pm

Nov. 11th, 6-7:30pm @ SDCI Gyms

Nov. 13th, 7:30-8:30pm @ SDCI Gyms


U15 Midget (Grade 8-9) Team

Coaches: Laura Berkmortel & Cassie Tamminga

strathroyspirit@gmail.com

Nov. 6th, 7:30-8:30pm @ SDCI Gyms

Nov. 13th, 6-7:30pm @ SDCI Gyms

Frequently asked questions

Financial Assistance

Canadian Tire JumpStart

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"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."


https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/individual-child-grants

Trevor Barton Foundation

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"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."


http://www.trevorbartonfoundation.com/

KidSport London

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"KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides  financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18  and under."


http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ontario/london/apply-for-assistance/

Can I Play Too

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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.



Who We Are

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Community Leader in Female Athletics

 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!

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Members of the Ontario Basketball Association since 1992

 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! 

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Coaching Excellence

 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.