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Elite Team Tryouts

Posted on: August 03, 2021

The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association is pleased to announce the tryout schedule for its U12, U13, and U14 Elite Division for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 Season:

Tryouts for the Girls & Boys U12, U13 & U14 Elite Division teams will begin on September 13.


On the first night, please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow for check-in. This means 5:00pm if your start time is 5:30pm and 6:45pm, if you start time is 7:15 pm. 

U12 Eligibility - Participants must turn 12 in 2022 (born 2010 or later) or entering grade 6 

U13 Eligibility - Participants must turn 13 in 2022 (born 2009 or later) or entering grade 7

U14 Eligibility - Participants must turn 14 in 2022 (born 2008 or later) or entering grade 8

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. 

Participation Cost

The cost to participate is approximately $700 per player at the U12 & U13 levels and $750.00 at U14 level. Payment in full will be required upon selection to a team. All funds will be payable via credit card payment through our Stack Sports registration system. As a Not-for-Profit organization, the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association charges only what it anticipates the overall costs of the Elite program will be.

All selected participants will also be charged a $70.00 uniform fee. This amount partially subsidizes the cost of the uniform that all participants will receive and keep as their personal uniform.


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 an Elite caliber player. 

U12 Elite Division Commitment

Two 1.5 hour practices per week 

U12 Metro League (in the appropriate division) – Langley Events Centre 

U12 Club Championship Tournament 

Two other tournaments – Coach/Team choice 

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

U13 Elite Division Commitment

Two 1.5 hour practices per week 

U13 Metro League (in the appropriate division) – Langley Events Centre* 

*(Metro League involvement may be replaced by participation in a U.S. based league subject to input by participants) 

U13 Club Championship Tournament 

Two other tournaments – Coach/Team choice 

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

U14 Elite Division Commitment

Two 1.5 hour practices per week 

Vancouver Fall League – Lower Mainland for first half of the season  

Up to 3 tournaments – Coach/Team choice 

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

While the TCYBA has had its teams participate in the U.S. in the past, significant policy changes and COVID restrictions from US Customs and Border Protection and Canada Customs may impact the possibility of this occurring. Because of the uncertain nature of this evolving situation, we will continue to monitor developments as they happen and respond appropriately to confirm whether modifications to our travel schedule might be necessary.

Families who would prefer their child participate in games exclusively within Canada may choose to compete on one of TCYBA’s Elite B teams or register for a non-elite development team. These non-elite teams will have a full schedule of competition within the new Fall TCYBA Grade 7/8 competitive league or in our Development division.


Elite Team Tryout Schedule:  





Session Dates

Moody Middle School


5:30 – 7:15
7:15 - 9:00

U12 Girls
U13 Girls

Sept 13

Moody Middle School


5:30 – 7:15
7:15 - 9:00

U12 Boys Session 1*
U12 Boys Session 2*

Sept 14

Moody Middle School


5:30 – 7:15
7:15 - 9:00

U13 Boys Session 1*
U12 Boys Session 2*

Sept 15

Moody Middle School


5:30 – 7:15
7:15 - 9:00

U12 Boys Final Selection
U13 Boys Final Selection

Sept 16

Moody Middle School


5:30 – 9:00

U14 Boys

Sept 17

Moody Middle School


6:00 – 8:00

U14 Girls

Sept 20

*Due to the typical numbers of boys trying out at these levels, the players will be divided into 2 groups for the first tryout. You will be notified prior to the tryout regarding your assigned time. Please note requests for a specific time slot will not be accepted. At the conclusion of the first tryout for each group, players/parents will be notified by email if they have been invited to the second tryout. Only those invited players will then attend the combined tryouts.

Registration is now open

Please ensure the following information is correct:

  • Players name (first, last) 
  • Grade the player will be in September 2021 
  • Birth date 
  • Email address for contact 

You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed the registration process. If you did not receive the confirmation email, please log into your member account to ensure you have completed the registration (and that it was not left as a Pending Registration).

Please note that there is no fee to attend tryouts, but you must be registered in advance to attend.

*Only pre-registered players will be allowed to try out.

Register now for Elite Team tryouts

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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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