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ELITE TEAMS

The Elite Division at TCYBA is suited to advanced level players who wish to further develop their basketball skills in a more competitive atmosphere and are willing to commit to more practice time and a higher level of competition. If your son or daughter is new to basketball, then the Elite tryouts are usually not the best place for them to start their basketball experience. While the emphasis will still be on fun, friendship and sportsmanship, there will be a greater focus on competition and expectations of commitment will be higher for players. While we encourage all young players to be multi-sport athletes and will NOT ask anyone to quit another sport to focus solely on basketball, the Elite Division does expect a commitment to the entire season and a willingness to make all practices and games.

The number of teams participating at each age/gender level will be determined after tryouts are complete and player assessments are complete. The number of teams will be determined by the number of players who are assessed as being Elite level players.

U10-U12

ELITE DIVISION COMMITMENT

Two 1.5 hour practices per week

Local Sanctioned Competitive league (in the appropriate division)

Age Group Club Championship Tournament & 2 additional tournaments (Coach/Team choice)

Season duration – late September through April (pending tournament participation details)

U13-U14

ELITE DIVISION COMMITMENT

Two 1.5 hour practices per week

Local Sanctioned Competitive league (in the appropriate division)

Age Group Club Championship Tournament & 2 additional tournaments (Coach/Team choice)

Season duration – late September through April (pending tournament participation details)

U15

ELITE DIVISION COMMITMENT

Two 1.5 hour practices per week

Local Sanctioned Competitive league (in the appropriate division)

Age Group Club Championship Tournament & 1 additional tournament – Coach/Team choice

 

Season duration – late September through mid November (pending tournament participation details)

PARTICIPATION COST

 

The cost to participate at the U10 - U14 levels is approximately $900 per player and $425 at the U15 level.  

A $450 non-refundable deposit will be required upon selection to a team. Selection to a U15 Elite Team requires payment of $425 in full upon selection. The balance of U10 - U14 fees will be due on June 15. All funds will be payable via credit card payment through our Stack Sports registration system. As a registered Not for Profit organization, TCYBA charges only what it anticipates the overall costs of the Elite program will be. 

All selected participants will also be charged a $125.00 uniform fee. This amount covers the cost of the uniform package all participants will receive and keep as their personal uniform. This amount is payable upon selection to an Elite team. Players that were previously selected and already have a uniform that can be used will not be charged a uniform fee.

Age confirmation to participate in competitive Fall/Winter leagues is mandatory through Basketball BC. Any cost related to this process is the responsibility of the participant. 

 

***PLEASE NOTE*** Due to advance monetary commitments for league and tournament play, no refunds will be given for Elite team players. The only exception will be for a verified medical reason and if that player’s spot can then be filled on the roster at a pro-rated amount by another player designated by the coach to be a Elite caliber player.

TARGETED ATHLETE - ACADEMY FOR COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE (ACE)

The Targeted Athlete - Academy for Competitive Excellence (ACE) is a TCYBA operated program that focuses on the skill enhancement of selected players in a High-Performance Environment.

The program has an impressive and experienced group of coaches, including Anthony Luyken and David Counsell. Anthony and David have both served as Canada Basketball / Basketball BC Centre for Performance, BC Targeted Athlete Strategy program and Basketball BC Provincial Team coaches.
 
Additional assistant coache
s may be taking part in the ACE sessions to ensure an appropriate coach to player ratio is maintained.

While the ACE program is for more experienced players and is not suitable for players who haven’t played basketball previously, the most important factor in participating in the program is to simply be dedicated to improving your basketball skills and committed to attending the scheduled sessions.

ACE PROGRAM FAQS

What is the Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence?

The Tri-City Youth Basketball Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence is a performance-based development program designed to expose players and coaches to individual and team offensive fundamentals in a competitive environment, essential in the development of elite level players and coaches.

The ACE program has been developed to serve as one of the first steps for athletes and coaches along Canada Basketball and Basketball BC’s Elite Performance “Pathway to Excellence”. Through the ACE sessions, athletes are assisted in developing a foundation of individual and team skills required to progress on to higher levels of play at the High School, Elite, BC Summer Games and Provincial Team levels.

 

Why choose the Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence?

The ACE program is a regionally delivered, development phase appropriate program using a modified curriculum based on those offered in B.C.’s Centre for Performance, Futures and Targeted Athlete Strategy programs. The program offers a highly qualified experienced coaching staff, trained in the delivery of a performance-based curriculum adapted specifically for young athletes.

 

The Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence Provides:

  • Individual skill development

  • Team concepts development

  • Enhancement of decision-making using Games Approach to teaching methods

  • Speed and agility education/development

  • Centralized training for athletes

  • Coaching Development through attendance at training sessions

  • Interactive and positive learning environments

  • Identification to future programs through participation

Who coaches the Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence?

The ACE program has an impressive and experienced group of coaches coordinating and leading its sessions. ACE coaches have served as Canada Basketball / Basketball BC Centre for Performance, BC Targeted Athlete Strategy program and Basketball BC Provincial Team coaches.

Who Participates in the Targeted Athlete – Academy for Competitive Excellence?

The top male and female basketball athletes in Grades 6, 7 & 8 participate in the ACE program. Athletes attend an initial no cost selection camp and are chosen to participate by the ACE coaches. All participants must pre-register; no at the door registrations will be accepted.

Tri-City Youth Basketball Coaches may also take part in the ACE program by observing the sessions as they are delivered and through group meetings with the academy coaches. Coaches interested in taking part must email TCYBAs Executive Director and provide information in which session(s) they want to take part and receive approval before attending. For safety reasons, access to the sessions is limited but we will do our best to accommodate those that are interested in taking part.

PROGRAM COST

Participation fees are determined by the length and duration of the sessions.

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