TORONTO, ON (September 27, 2019) - Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program will hold a tryout for this year’s Ontario Junior Academy program, on the weekend of October 4 – 6, 2019 at Mohawk College – David Braley Athletic Centre, in Hamilton, Ontario. This tryout is open to Ontario athletes in Grade 7 & 8 (born in 2006 & 2007).

The Junior Academy Program (JRA) serves as the entry point into Canada Basketball’s High Performance Athlete Development Pathway. Through excellent coaching and programming, our goal is to provide grade 7 and 8 students with an opportunity to train and develop in a high-performance environment.

Over the course of six weekend training sessions, athletes will be centralized in a training camp away from their homes, where they can develop their on-court skills. Athletes will also be introduced to our off-court sessions which focus on social/emotional/mental development. The tryout will take place at the David Braley Athletic Centre, and is open to Canadian male athletes in Grade 7 & 8, born within the following date range: January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2007.

NOTE: To be considered for this program, you must hold a valid Canadian passport, and be a permanent resident of Ontario.

REGISTRATION FEE: $20 (must be paid in full when you arrive on Friday evening). Please complete the registration form below, as soon as possible, to confirm your attendance. All athletes are responsible for their own gear, taping, and expenses to attend. There will be an athletic therapist onsite. Athletes will receive a Canada Basketball shirt upon registration.

Registration Form (to be completed online – do not bring a hard copy). 

Additionally, please print and sign the insurance form (link below), and bring it with you on Friday evening to registration. A parent/guardian signature is required, in order for athletes to participate. 

Insurance Form (ENG) 

Insurance Form (FRE) 


Specific session times will be released prior to the start of camp, as they will be determined based on the numbers of registered athletes, per age group. Additionally, athletes are not guaranteed to return each session, as selections will be made on a rolling basis. 

For More Information, contact:

Technical Questions/Concerns: Michael Meeks – Manager, Youth Player Development | mmeeks@basketball.ca

Logistical Questions/Concerns: David Grundman – Men’s High Performance Coordinator | dgrundman@basketball.ca