Brantford Hawks Boys Rep Basketball Team

Newsletter 2019 – 2020

On behalf of the Coaches, Managers and executive we would like to welcome all the players and parents to the start of the 2019 – 2020 Brantford Rep Basketball season.

The teams are comprised of CYO basketball house-league players who try out and are selected to the team by the coaches.

The teams will compete in league play plus tournaments as well as schedule exhibition games. Exact schedules will be determined by each individual teams. Total number of games will be between 25 and 30 for the season. The season will end with the Ontario Basketball provincial championships. Teams will normally practice 3 times a week (2 during the week and once on weekends). As part of the Brantford Hawk Rep Basketball team we require that all players make a 100% commitment to the team, if you are unable to make the commitment please contact the coach during tryouts.

The cost per player is between $400 and $550 depending on their individual schedule.  As well, each player selected will be responsible for purchasing their own uniform from the designated uniform supplier. The cost is estimated at $150 per player.

The dates for the CYO Paul Mitchell Invitational Tournament are as follows: Novice, Atom, Major Atom and Major Bantam – January 23 to 26, Midget and Major Midget – May 8 to 10, Juvenile and Junior May 22-24.The Bantam dates TBD.


Division Age Group Birth Year Estimated Cost Head Coach Season






$400 – $550


#1 Kyle McNiven

#2 Dan Johnson

October – April
Atom 10 2009 #1 Derek McGrattan

#2 Bonnie Briscoe

Major Atom 11 2008 #1 Mike Taylor

#2 Bill Gemmell

Bantam 12 2007 #1 Steve Evans

#2 Mark Waserman

Major Bantam 13 2006 #1 Tim O’Neail, #2 Jason Rose
Midget 14 2005  

$400 – $450

#1 Jeff Steane, #2 Mark Gemmell March – June
Major Midget 15 2004 #1 Dan Chagnon, #2 Jon Bates
Juvenile 16 2003 #1 Katie Polischuk #2 Simon Salole
Junior 17/18 2001/2002  2 Teams Anticipated   Coaches  Craig Johnson and Steve  Evans


Division Dates Time Location
Novice Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22

Additional dates if required

9:00 am to 10:30 am Brantford Collegiate Institute
Atom Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22

Additional dates if required TBD

10:30 am to 12:00 pm Brantford Collegiate Institute
Major Atom Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22,

Additional dates if required TBD

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Brantford Collegiate Institute
Bantam Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22

Additional dates if required TBD

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Brantford Collegiate Institute
Major Bantam Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22

Additional dates if required TBD

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Brantford Collegiate Institute

Additional try-out dates may be added.  Any changes in the try-out schedule will be posted on the CYO Website.


There will be evaluation sessions for all elementary aged house league registrants (ages 8 to 13) on Saturday September 14 at North Park Collegiate and Sunday September 15 at Brantford Collegiate Institute.  Times for the various age groups are in the house league newsletter.  J.R. Gallarza will put on these sessions.   Rep coaches will be in attendance to explain the rep program.  All house league players will be encouraged to attend these sessions.


There will be at least one team per division, additional teams may be added depending upon the number of qualified players who choose to tryout and the availability of additional coaches and gym time.


Brantford Hawk Rep Basketball follows the rules of Basketball Ontario with respect to player participation:

Novice and Atom: All games are structured based on equal playing time, as defined by Basketball Ontario.

Bantam to Juvenile: There is no minimum playing time per player. However, the coaches of the Brantford Rep Basketball teams will endeavour to maximize the playing time for all team members.  The amount of time may be dependent upon several factors: 1) the calibre of the opponent, 2) the substitution patterns of the opponent, 3) the actual game situation, 4) practice attendance, etc. The coaches will work towards ensuring that your boy’s playing time is a positive experience.

This newsletter is an overview of the upcoming basketball season. We hope that you and your son have an enjoyable experience and that as parents you will encourage all participants and support the Brantford Hawk Rep Basketball Program to the fullest.


Brantford Hawk Basketball Committee

Ted Leyzer, Jeff Spencer and Arthur Ryan

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