Tryouts for the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets team competing in the JUEL of Ontario basketball league will begin in mid-August.
The first session is set for Friday, Aug. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East in Ancaster.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21 the tryouts will move to the Sherman Recreation Centre at Dofasco Park, 388 First Road in Upper Stoney Creek from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The following Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 27-28) the Yellow Jackets will return to Redeemer for three-hour sessions beginning at 6 p.m.
JUEL – which stands for JUnior ELite – is a premier league for female players in the Under-19 age division in Ontario. There will be 14 franchises in operation this coming season. Teams must have a minimum of 12 players and only two can be in Grade 10. Players can be in university or college providing they are not on a varsity team.
Because of its highly competitive nature and skill level, it is regarded as the province’s strongest development league and is scouted by college and university coaches.
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