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Rep Basketball Eligibility and Requirements

Join The Thunder Rep Team

Welcome to the exciting world of Temiskaming Thunder! As a dynamic and inclusive basketball program, we are dedicated to fostering a passion for the game, building strong athletes, and promoting personal growth in the Temiskaming region.

At Temiskaming Thunder, we pride ourselves on fostering a competitive environment that brings out the best in our players. Rep basketball is an exciting and challenging level of play that pushes athletes to reach their full potential. Our teams compete at local, regional, and provincial levels, allowing our players to measure their skills against some of the most talented young athletes in the region. The competitive nature of rep basketball encourages our players to elevate their game, set higher goals, and continuously improve. We believe that healthy competition is a driving force for growth and development, and it teaches valuable life skills such as resilience, determination, and teamwork.

Our annual tryouts are the gateway to becoming a part of the elite Temiskaming Thunder rep basketball teams. The tryout process is designed to identify players who possess the talent, dedication, and potential to represent our club at the highest level. During tryouts, athletes showcase their basketball skills through various drills, scrimmages, and assessments. Our experienced coaching staff closely evaluates each player's performance, looking for not only technical abilities but also a positive attitude, coachability, and a strong work ethic.

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1. Team Age Requirements

While the Temiskaming Thunder has not yet confirmed the rep team age categories, we are here to provide you with a breakdown of the age requirements for each team's tryouts once the information becomes available. Stay tuned for updates, and we look forward to welcoming players of all ages to our tryouts!

Team Age Requiremens
Rep Category
Year of Birth
Under 10 as of Jan 1, 2024
Under 11 as of Jan 1, 2024
Under 12 as of January 1, 2024
Under 13 as of January 1, 2024
Under 14 as of January 1, 2024
Under 15 as of January 1, 2024
Under 16 as of January 1, 2024
Under 17 as of January 1, 2024
Under 18 as of January 1, 2024
Under 19 as of January 1, 2024

2. Cost and Funding

It's important to note that there are fees associated with becoming a Temiskaming Thunder rep player. These fees, which typically range from $500 to $650 per athlete per season, contribute to various expenses such as league fees, tournament registrations, and equipment. However, we strive to keep these costs as reasonable as possible to ensure that basketball remains accessible to all passionate players.

At Temiskaming Thunder, we believe that every aspiring athlete should have an equal opportunity to pursue their passion for basketball, regardless of financial constraints. We understand that the cost of joining a rep team can be a concern for some families, and that's why we are committed to providing financial assistance options to help deserving players be part of our inclusive and supportive basketball community.

To make our program more accessible to a wider range of athletes, we have taken the initiative to host practices in both Englehart and New Liskeard. This ensures that players from different locations have the opportunity to participate and benefit from our top-notch basketball program.

KidSport Individual Child Grant

KidSport Individual Child Grant

KidSport Canada

KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Ontario provides grants of up to $250 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.


Individual Child Grant

Canadian Tire Jump Start

Committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. Children must fall between the ages of 4 - 18 years old. The annual maximum amount a child is eligible to receive is up to $600, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands. The maximum amount of funding per application is $300

While we strive to assist players in connecting with external funding options, we want to clarify that any applications or arrangements for external financial assistance are solely the responsibility of the individuals involved and are in no way connected to the Temiskaming Thunder Club Basketball program. Funding decisions are determined by the respective organizations and their eligibility criteria, which may vary.

Our primary goal is to create an environment where talented and passionate young athletes can thrive as part of the Temiskaming Thunder family, regardless of their financial circumstances. We encourage anyone facing financial challenges to take that first step and reach out to us. Together, we can work towards finding a solution that allows you to pursue your basketball dreams and be part of a supportive and vibrant community that fosters personal growth and success on and off the court. Join the Temiskaming Thunder, and let's create unforgettable basketball experiences together!

Cost and Funding

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Our Coaches.

If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our coaching staff at Temiskaming Thunder. We are here to assist and support you in any way we can. Whether you have inquiries about our programs, tryouts, training camps, or anything else related to our basketball club, our coaching staff is more than happy to provide the answers you seek. Your feedback and engagement are essential to us, and we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact us through the provided channels, and let's embark on an exciting basketball journey together!

Temiskaming Thunder Programs

Welcome to the Temiskaming Thunder, where we offer a range of exceptional basketball services for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our Rep Basketball Club Team provides a competitive and challenging environment for those looking to take their game to the next level. For young players, our Youth League Basketball program fosters skill development, teamwork, and a love for the game. Additionally, our Basketball Clinics offer personalized instruction and targeted training to enhance specific skills hosted in Englehart and New Liskeard. 

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