Canada Basketball’s Men's High Performance Program will hold an open tryout for the 2017 U16 National Team, in preparation for the U16 FIBA Americas tournament, this summer.


Canada Basketball’s Men High Performance Program will hold an open tryout for the 2017 U16 National Team, in preparation for the U16 FIBA Americas tournament, this summer.

Currently, our combined youth team ranking is 3rd in the world. At the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships, our Cadet team finished 5th with a record of 6-1. At the U16 FIBA Americas, in 2015, they earned a silver medal. Over the past quad (2013-16), the Cadet team has a cumulative record of 18-6 at international competitions. This program has been extremely successful throughout its existence. We look forward to continue fielding teams that will compete for a place on the podium at international competitions.

The tryouts will take place at Kerr Hall, and are open to Canadian male athletes born January 1, 2001, or later. To be considered as a national team athlete, a valid passport is required. This camp will be an integral part of our selection process for the U16 FIBA Americas team.

Our U16 training camp roster will be selected at the culmination of this camp
The selection process will be based upon both, performance, and team needs.

For athletes interested in the open tryout, please note, there will be a registration fee of $30, Which must be paid in full when you arrive at camp on Friday evening. Please complete the registration form below, as soon as possible, to confirm your camp attendance. All athletes are responsible for their own gear, taping, and expenses to attend. There will be an athletic therapist onsite. Athletes will receive a Canada Basketball shirt upon registration.

Registration Form (to be completed online – do not bring a hard copy)
 The registration deadline is March 31st, 2017.

Additionally, please print and sign the insurance form (link below), and bring it with you on April 14th, to be handed in at registration. NOTE: Parent/guardian signatures are required in order for athletes to participate.

Insurance Form

2017 U16 Cadet Men’s National Team Open Tryouts
April 14th, 2017 
U16 Tryout - Athletes born 2001 (or later)


5:30-6:15pm Registration Kerr Hall, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1

Although Canada Basketball will not be providing accommodations for athletes, we have arranged for a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn – Downtown Toronto (600m – walking distance – from the gymnasium).

If you are interested in this accommodation please follow the link: Holiday Inn Discount.
This discounted rate will be available on a first-come, first-serve, basis; available until 11:59 PM, March 30th. NOTE: All athletes must be accompanied by an individual 19 years of age, or older, to check-in to a hotel in Toronto.

For More Information, contact:

Technical Questions/Concerns: 
Michael Meeks – Manager, Youth Player Development |
Logistical Questions/Concerns: 
David Grundman – Coordinator, Men’s Basketball Operations
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