TCYBA History

History of the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association

For many years the YMCA ran a youth basketball program for about 300 boys and girls in the Coquitlam area in a number of elementary schools. In November of 1999, the YMCA made it known that they would no longer be running a youth basketball programs. A meeting of concerned parents, coaches, players and volunteers met at the Pinetree Community Centre with a representative of the Coquitlam Parks and Leisure and Basketball BC in January of 2000 and discussed how to keep youth basketball programs in the area viable. During this meeting it was discovered that the city was running their own basketball program for about 100 youth from grades 8 to 12 and a Jr Grizzlies program had been running for two years in the Eagleridge area for about 50 grade 4 and 5 boys.

Concerned individuals from each group decided to join together and start a new Non-Profit Society known as the Tri City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA). The first Board of Directors of the TCYBA was formed (see below) after the General Meeting and met every week for many months with on going help and support from the City of Coquitlam and Basketball BC.

Running the Jr. Grizzlies program (now Steve Nash Youth Basketball) for all ages, the TCYBA began and continues to grow and expand each year.

Thank you to the many individuals who have served on the past TCYBA Board of Directors and the Current Board of Directors.

Current Board of Directors


Name Position Email
Ross Tomlinson Executive Director
Todd Purves President
Jim Day Secretary / Treasurer
David Counsell Past President
Karen Edgell Director
Kelly Powell Director
Kevin Keeler Director
Shaunna Martin Director
Tom Crawshaw Director
Zach Hamed Director


Name Position Email
Ross Tomlinson Academy Coordinator
Lora Roy Bookkeeper
Jennifer Gant Coach Coordinator
Jennifer Gant Digital Content Manager
Rachael Tomlinson Elite Coordinator
Jennifer Yolland Equipment Coordinator
Jennifer Gant Gym Coordinator
Ross Tomlinson League Coordinator
David Weir Officials Coordinator
Lora Roy Registrar
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About Us

The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit that serves the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. Currently we have well over 2000 players, from Kindergarten to grade 12, playing in various divisions including both competetive and recreational play. Open to both boys and girls, the club operates out of school gyms across the Tri-City area and strives to ensure all youth that want to enjoy the sport have an opportunity to participate

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