Rep teams are a great way for our young athletes to pursue their love of the game at a higher level. Teams are competitive but still focused on sportsmanship, learning skills, team play, and having fun. Players are expected to be able to commit to practices and traveling for games and tournament weekends.
We offer both girls and boys teams at the U12, U14, U16, and U19 age levels. Depending on the number of athletes that tryout and the number of coaches available, teams may be combined or could be unavailable.
Age categories are based on a player's age at the end of the calendar year. For example, to play in the U12 category a player must be under the age of 12 as of January 1st of the year spanning the OBA season.
Ages are as of Jan. 1 of the current season.
- U12 | Under 12
- U14 | Under 14
- U16 | Under 16
- U19 | Under 19
Tryouts for the Rep season vary depending on the age group. The younger groups start as early as mid-October, while the older ages generally start later. Tryout dates, times, and locations will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
The season will run from October, depending on the age group, through May, generally finishing with the Ontario Cup tournament.
Players are expected to attend practices that will be one to three hours each and two times per week. All practices will be held at local schools.
Please note that playing time on U12 teams is based on ‘even play’ principles, where playing time is mostly balanced. Playing time on U14-U19 teams is by coaches’ decision and is not guaranteed.
Fees and Costs
Rep fees change year to year depending on costs for OBA/OBL enrollment as well as the fundraising of the club. As an example, the fee of the 2022-23 season, subsidized by nearly $10 000 in fundraising, was $620 per player. Fees will include the following:
- Use of HHBC uniform (two sets to be returned at the end of the season)
- A custom named HHBC warm up shirt (to keep)
- A reversible HHBC practice jersey (to keep)
- Registration with the OBL
- Gym rental
- Ontario Cup Tournament
- three to four exhibition games or a tournament at the discretion of the coach
Additional costs to the athlete could include transportation, food, and hotels for tournament weekends.
Hurricanes Rep teams participate in the Ontario Basketball League (OBL). Participation in the OBL provides games within an appropriate competition level and with a pre-set season schedule that is organized by the OBL. To help reduce the cost to families, most OBL competition weekends do not require a hotel stay.
The OBL regular season will have a minimum of four two-game weekends where both games are held on either the Saturday or the Sunday. Additionally, there is one two-day, four game weekend. Game times can start as early as 9:00 am. Players are responsible for their own transportation and any additional costs associated with these weekends.
Teams will also compete in the Ontario Cup, an end of season, three day tournament that begins on Friday evening and ends on Sunday.
Coaches may also schedule some extra competitions– tournaments or single games, depending on their availability.
For more information on the OBL or specific tournament weekends, please visit the Basketball Ontario Website.
All of the positions within the organization are volunteer. This includes board members, coaches, and team managers. Each rep team requires a coach, an assistant coach, and a team manager. The cost for coaches, including training, travel and lodging is covered by the organization.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the club through our email firstname.lastname@example.org.