JUEL U19

Head Coach: Tim Orpin

Following his 2 seasons as head coach of the Impact's JUEL Prep program, Tim is now entering his 2nd season with the JUEL squad. Tim is a retired educator with over 40 years' experience in basketball at many different levels. He started his career as a player with the Laurentian Voyageurs before switching into coaching. He coached in the high school ranks for 25 years and was part of the Queen's University Woman's Varsity Basketball program for 23 years.

In addition, he has found time to also get involved with the local club scene, helping out with Kingston Impact teams and the former Kingston Runnin' Rebels program. He is also a 4 time OBA regional coach for Ontario Basketball's Juvenile Development Program.

Tim is a NCCP Level 4 theory/technical certified coach.

JUEL Prep U16

Head Coach: Jason Reynolds

Entering his 2nd season as head coach of the Impact's JUEL Prep program, Jason is looking to build on the improvement the team showed last season. 

Jason has coached boys and girls at all levels for the last 18 years. As the Head Coach of the La Salle S.S. Senior Girls program, his teams have appeared at 9 straight OFSAA "AA" championships winning the bronze medal in 2009 (Belleville).

He has coached over 45 athletes that have gone on to participate at the post secondary level not only in basketball but in other sports as well including hockey, soccer, rugby and rowing.

He started his career as a coach with the former L&A Guardsmen under the guidance of Rob Smart (former Queen's Men's Head coach) and Dave Smart (Carleton Raven's Men's Head coach) then went on to create his own Eastern Elite Basketball Club with current U. of Windsor Lancers head coach Chris Oliver.

After his daughters showed an interest in basketball, he moved to the girls side volunteering to organize and coach in both the Impact's D-League and competitive program since its inception.

Jason is a NCCP Level 2 certified coach and is an approved evaluator for the NCCP Learn to Train and Train to Train certifications.

More Information

Kingston Impact and the Junior Elite League

  • Premier basketball league for high school age girls in Ontario, with the goal of providing the highest quality league in Canada and preparing players for post-secondary basketball.
  • The Kingston Impact was one of the first franchises and started participating in the 2011-2012 season.
  • Approximately 50+% of players participating in JUEL have the opportunity to play at the post-secondary level.
  • Teams are meant to have a regional focus and to draw players from a wide geographic area.  Players from across Eastern Ontario are encouraged to try out.
  • The Kingston Impact is the only franchise between the Greater Toronto area and Ottawa.
  • Starting in January, the schedule is composed of 26 regular season games and finishes with a league tournament and all-star games in early May.
  • Games are played 3-4 per weekend at various venues around Southern Ontario.
  • Numerous coaches from NCAA, CIS and OCAA will be watching games
  • The league allows for two weekends in April to expose athletes to NCAA coaches. The Kingston Impact JUEL and JUEL Prep teams will attend 1 or more tournaments in the United States for these weekends in order to provide additional exposure for our players.
  • Upon completion of the season, the Impact is committed to provide ongoing elite development throughout the spring/summer for our players.

Tryouts

JUEL/JUEL Prep Tryouts

August 18, 2016 – JUEL league is considered the top female high school age basketball development league in North America by many CIS/OCAA and NCAA coaches and the Kingston Impact are one of only 14 franchises from around Ontario that participate.

The Kingston Impact is reaching out to all high school age female athletes in the St. Lawrence Region who want to maximize their talents and challenge themselves by playing against the best competition in Canada.

If you think you may be that kind of athlete, please come to our tryouts and check us out.

For more information on the league please visit www.juel.ca or go to our JUEL/JUEL prep area.

Information Sessions

Both teams will be holding information sessions prior to tryouts. These sessions allow parents and players to hear about the JUEL experience, ask questions, and be introduced to coaches.

Team Date Time Duration Location Notes
JUEL Friday Aug 26, 2016 6:30 pm  30 min Holy Cross C.S.S. (Kingston)
JUEL Prep Tuesday Aug 30, 2016 6:00 pm 2 hrs Holy Cross C.S.S. Optional - players will be on the court for 1.5 hours

Tryout Information

Please check tryout schedules a few days before just to make sure there haven't been changes.

U16 JUEL Prep (Girls Born 2001 or younger)

Contact: Jason Reynolds (Head Coach)

Date Time Duration Location
Friday Sept 9, 2016 7:30 pm  1.5 hrs Queen's U. (Upper Gym ARC)
Sunday Sept 11, 2016 10:30 am 1.5 hrs Queen's U. (Upper Gym ARC)

U19 JUEL (Girls Born 1998-2000)

Contact: Tim Orpin (Head Coach)

Date Time Duration Location
Sunday Sept 11,2016 12:00 pm 1.5 hrs Queen's U. (Upper Gym ARC)

Bring with You

Please bring the following items:

  • Completed and Signed Competitive Registration Form
  • Kingston Impact reversible (if you do not have one, you will be required to purchase one for an additional $25)
  • Tryout fee (paid once):
    • $20 if you bring an Impact Reversible to wear.
    • $45 if a reversible is required to be purchased. 
    • Note: this is a one time fee. You do not have to pay for both sessions.
  • $175 cheque made out to "Kingston Impact Basketball Club" dated Sept 18, 2016. This will only be deposited if the player makes and accepts a position on a team.
  • Shoes/shorts - whatever you need to play your best.

Following the tryouts all players will be notified as to their standing. Upon receiving an offer, a player (and parent/guardian) has 48 hours to decide whether or not to accept. On acceptance the $175 deposit is non refundable.

For our refund policy, please see our refund policy page.

JUEL Alumni

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Evie Streight

High School: KCVI
Education: McMaster U.
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Anne Wagar

High School: Frontenac S.S.
Education: University of Ottawa
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Anna Brennan

High School: St. Theresa (Belleville)
Education: Champlain College - Lennoxville
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Maddie Morris

High School: Rideau District
Education: Queen's University
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Shelby Kralik

High School: Holy Cross C.S.S.
Education: Mohawk Valley Community College
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Amy Cotton

High School: Frontenac S.S.
Education: Queen's University
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Miriam Franchetto

High School: Frontenac S.S.
Education: Acadia University
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Nicolle Gaudet

High School: LaSalle S.S.
Education: St. Lawrence College
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Sarah Besselink

High School: Holy Cross C.S.S.
Education: U. of Ottawa
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Katie Chapman

High School: Holy Cross
Education: St. Lawrence College
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After 5 years with Holy Cross and 4 years with the Kingston Impact, Katie is continuing her basketball and post-secondary careers with the St. Lawrence Vikings.

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Haley Gourdier

High School: Holy Cross
Education: St. Lawrence College
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After a successful, 5 year career at Holy Cross C.S.S. which also included 2 years with the Kingston Impact JUEL program, Hailey has started her post secondary career playing for the St. Lawrence Vikings.

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Jenny Wright

High School: Regiopolis - Notre Dame
Education: Queen's University
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Jory McDonald

High School: Regiopolis Notre-Dame
Education: University of Western Ontario
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A member of one of the strongest female groups to go through Regopolis Notre Dame, Jory McDonald was part of 4 KASSAA Championships (2 junior/2 senior) in 4 years at the school.

During Jory's illustrious OBA career, she played basketball for the Kingston Fightin' Irish before moving to the Kingston Impact during amalgamation.

McDonald was a 2 time selection to the Ontario U17 Women's Basketball team as well as a member of the U15 Canadian National Cadet team and Ontario U15 team.

Jory is now a rookie with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs Women's Basketball team.