Who?

Who is "Good Enough" to Play Competitive?

Our experience is that some players shy away because they feel that they are not good enough to make a competitive team. More often than not, they are being overly critical of their chances. We would offer the following comments:

  • Remember that we are trying to form more than one team at each age category, so there are lots of spots.
  • Coaches look for many things, including attitude and athleticism, in addition to basic basketball skills. Skills can be learned.
  • If you play for a school team or are amongst the best on your house league team, you certainly have a good chance to make a competitive team.

So, give it a try!

Ages

Age Groups 2016-2017

Major Atom (U12) Born 2005 - 2007
Bantam (U13) Born 2004
Major Bantam (U14) Born 2003
Midget (U15) Born 2002
Major Midget (U16) Born 2001
Junior (U19) Born 1998 - 2000

Tryouts

Competitive Team Tryout Schedule 2016-2017

The Kingston Impact will be holding tryouts for girls Competitive and elementary age boys Competitive teams Sept 18th and 25th .

If you are interested in playing for either our JUEL or JUEL Prep teams, those tryouts will be held earlier, Friday September 9th and September 11th. 

More information about our Competitive teams can be found here Competitive Overview or by contacting the club's Competitive Director at comp@kingstonimpact.ca

NOTE: If you miss the first tryout, you are welcome to attend the second tryout. The club will do their best to evaluate each player in the time we have you on the court.

Impact tryouts are open to all players in Kingston and surrounding areas. Tryouts will be conducted in an open, transparent, and fair process. All interested players, with or without prior competitive experience, are encouraged to attend. It is the aim of Impact to have multiple teams at each age group. The number of teams at each age group will be determined at the conclusion of the tryouts. Coaches for each age group will be posted prior to the tryouts.

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 30, 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 by telephone 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.

Schedule

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to register so that our tryouts can start promptly.

Date: January 22, 2017

Location: Queen's University ARC

Time Gender Gym Group Birth Year Expected # Teams
11:30 am M Main Gym Major Midget Boys 2001-2002 2-3
1:00 pm M Main Gym Junior Boys 1998-2000 1 More

Date: January 29, 2017

Location: Queen's University ARC

Time Gender Gym Group Birth Year Expected # Teams
11:30 am M Main Gym Major Midget Boys 2001-2002 2-3
1:00 pm M Main Gym Junior Boys 1998-2000 1 More