The County Clippers are making their long awaited return to the court this fall with a handful of youth rep basketball teams expected to compete in the Ontario Basketball League.
“The Rep Basketball Program offers opportunities to players who wish to take their game to a higher level. The focus of the rep program will be on skill and team development,” said Clippers President Rob Garden. “It will consist of weekly practices and participation in a number of Ontario Basketball sponsored tournaments and Clipper teams will play approximately 20 – 30 games each season.”
Teams also practice one to two times per week during the season and Garden noted the organization encourages multi-sport athletes.
Prince Edward County Minor Basketball Association teams will include a U10 Girls team (under 10 as of Jan 1, 2023) coached by Drew Wollenberg and a U14 Girls team (under 14 as of Jan 1, 2023) coached by Samantha Boardley.
Tyler Maracle will coach the U10 boys entry while Eli Carlone will lead the U12 Clippers (under 12 as of Jan 1, 2023) and Jamie McCourt will be the skipper of the U14 Clippers.
Before tryouts, the Clippers will be offering “Prep-For-Rep” sessions at PECI for all interested players. They are a chance for any player to get on the court in a non-evaluative format before tryouts.
U10 Girls: Sept 7, 12 & 14 from 5 – 6:30pm
U10 Boys: Sept 7, 12 & 14 from 5 – 6:30pm
U12 Boys: Sept 7, 12 & 14 from 5 – 6:30pm
U14 Girls: Sept 7, 12 & 14 from 6:30 – 8pm
U14 Boys: Sept 7, 12 & 14 from 6:30 – 8pm
Tryouts will be held at PECI:
U10 Girls: Sept 19, 21 & 26 from 5 – 6:30pm
U10 Boys: Sept 19, 21 & 26 from 5 – 6:30pm
U12 Boys: Sept 19, 21 & 26 from 5 – 6:30pm
U14 Girls: Sept 19, 21 & 26 from 6:30 – 8pm
U14 Boys: Sept 19, 21 & 26 from 6:30 – 8pm
Players that are interested are asked to sign up at www.countyclippers.ca/rep-program