2019 Tryout Information - Boys

In a continued effort to connect the UBC Okanagan Heat varsity basketball teams to the Okanagan basketball community, the Heat varsity coaches are pleased to announce the tryout information for the 2019 Junior Heat Boys Basketball Club.


2019 Boys' Tryout Information

U13 (Coach - TBA)  (Boys born 2006 & 2007)

U15 (Coach - TBA)  (Boys born 2004 & 2005)

U17 (Coach - Thom Gillespie) (Boys born 2002 & 2003)

Note: Junior Heat club basketball coaches will do their best to keep the cost down for families. If selected for a club team, the registration fee will include team gear, two practices per week from April to June, gym rentals, and coaches honorarium.

We will also host special skill sessions that all club players are welcome to attend. Each team will play in 3 to 5 tournaments in BC and Alberta from April to June (Penticton, Kamloops, and Kelowna will be three close proximity tournaments we plan to participate in during the 2019 season). Costs for these tournaments will be calculated and shared among the team members attending specific events.

We also do our best to support multi-sport athletes and try our best to accommodate busy schedules


Junior Heat General Program Information 2018

  • Each Junior Heat team will participate in a minimum of 3 tournaments
  • Junior Heat season: April to late June/early July
  • Players must bring a completed player application form to the first tryout. [PDF]

For more information on the Junior Heat Basketball boys program please contact Thom Gillespie, Lead assistant coach of the UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team.

2019 Tryout Information - Girls

In a continued effort to connect the UBC Okanagan Heat varsity basketball teams to the Okanagan basketball community, the Heat varsity coaches are pleased to announce the tryout information for the 2019 Junior Heat Basketball Club.


2019 Girls' Tryout Information

U13 (Coach - Kirsten Mulleny) (girls currently in grade 6 or 7)

U15 (Coach Diane Schuetze or TBA)  (girls currently in grade 8 or 9)

U17 (Coach Diane Schuetze or TBA) ( girls currently in grade 10 and 11)

Note: U12's, U14’s, and U16’s are strongly recommended to try out for the U13, U15, and U17 groups respectively. It is possible that we form additional teams at the U13, U15 and U17 age groups (ex. U13B/U15B/U17B. This decision will be made by the UBC Okanagan varsity coaches and will be based on the quantity and quality of the athletes.

Junior Heat club basketball coaches will do their best to keep the cost down for families. If selected for a club team, the fee paid will include team clothing, 2  practices per week from April to June, gym rentals, and coaches honorarium. As well, we often host special skill sessions that all club players are welcome to attend. Each team will play in 3-5 tourneys in BC and Alberta from April to June.

We also do our best to support multi-sport athletes and try our best to accommodate busy schedules


Junior Heat General Program Information 2018

  • Each Junior Heat team will participate in a minimum of 3 tournaments
  • Junior Heat season: April to late June/early July
  • Players must bring a completed player application form to the first tryout. [PDF]

For more information on the Junior Heat Basketball girls program please contact Bobby Mitchell, head coach of the UBC Okanagan Heat basketball team.

Women’s coach: Bobby Mitchell (robert.mitchell@ubc.ca)

Girls' Junior Heat fall schedule (Sep-Nov 2018)

Jr Heat Fall Schedule: Jr Girls Gr 7-9 | [PDF]

Compete Sessions - SATURDAYS @ First Lutheran Church Gym

Group 1: 11:00am – 12:00pm = GRADES 6 and 7
Group 2: 12:00pm – 1:00pm = GRADES 8 and 9

  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • UPDATE: November 1  5-6pm = Grade 6/7  and 6-7pm = Grade 8/9***

Skills Sessions -  SUNDAYS  12:00-1:30pm @ UBCO

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4

***NO COMPETE OR SKILLS SESSIONS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND OCTOBER 5-6th***


Jr Heat Fall Schedule: Sr Girls Gr 10-12 | [PDF]

Compete Sessions – MONDAYS 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ UBCO South Gym

Group 1: 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Group 2: 7:45pm – 8:30pm

  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5

Skill Sessions SUNDAYS @ UBCO 1:30 – 3:00pm

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4

*** NO COMPETE OR SKILLS SESSIONS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND OCTOBER 6-7***


Boys' Academy and Compete for Fall (2018)

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UBCO Junior Heat Boys Basketball Fall Skills Academy and Compete Program

- Boys in grades 7-9 and Boys in grades 10-12

This fall for the boys both the academy and compete sessions occur on the same days, the Junior Boys are Sunday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm while the Senior Boys are Sunday from 5:30 - 7:45 pm.  The dates for both programs are September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4. ALL SESSIONS AT UBCO GYM.

The Jr. and Sr. Heat basketball development clinics are a great way to train during the fall to assist players in their preparation for the upcoming school season and the spring club season. [Registration [Download PDF] will stay open until Friday September 7] These sessions will be run by the UBC Okanagan Heat coaching staff, the Jr/Sr Heat coaching staff and our UBCO athletes.

The sessions will focus on skill development and fundamentals, including shooting, ball handling and passing. They will also focus on basic offensive and defensive principles to give players a greater understanding of the game, using concepts that are taught at the U SPORT level.

There is also a compete section in addition to the Sunday skills academy. Participants will be able to implement the fundamentals that they are learning in the skill sessions in a competitive game environment each week. The session for both the Jr and Sr programs comprises 90 minutes of skills academy and 45 minutes of competition.

Boys in grades 7-9 (3:00-5:15pm) | Boys in grades 10-12 (5:30-7:45pm)

Academy and compete Dates @ UBCO: Sundays: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4

Boys Camp Registration Form [PDF]