The mandate of the Jr. Heat basketball program is to develop basketball players – to assist basketball players reach their potential. The vehicle used to achieve this goal is the creation of age-specific club teams selected on the basis of talent, potential and attitude. While these teams will compete in tournaments and perhaps the BC Club Basketball Championships, the development of players remains a higher priority than winning. To that end, Jr. Heat teams will have a focus on fair play and all players will get, at least, a set minimum amount of play time.
The Jr. Heat Program will operate in cooperation with Basketball BC and the developmental programs it runs throughout the year including provincial teams, regional teams, Elite/RTC programs, BC Summer Games teams, age group national teams, etc. What this means in practical terms, is that all players selected to Jr. Heat teams will be encouraged to try-out for and, if selected, participate on any of the Basketball BC teams/programs mentioned above.
Players who try out for one or more of these teams but are unsuccessful will be welcomed back to the Jr. Heat program. Those players who make any of those teams will be encouraged to continue to train with their Jr. Heat team whenever possible. In order to ensure that there will be a number of sufficient players throughout the season, teams will select up to three alternates who will train with the team and step in should some players leave for other Basketball BC opportunities. Alternate players will be required to pay a reduced fee.
This model precludes the need for players to choose which team(s) they will try-out for and/or miss out on opportunities.
Last reviewed 5/14/2012 10:00:51 PM