We are proud to announce a full working partnership with UPLAY CANADA, which will begin immediately.
We are looking forward to growing together and creating further opportunities for our youths in our communities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is AAU?
AAU basketball is played in the United States. Our teams travel and compete vs the best competition in the country. Through our partnership with Nike UPLAY Canada, UPLAY Durham will have access to exclusive Nike tournaments and events. These events provide maximum exposure for athletes interested in obtaining a scholarship to a US school.
What is DC United?
DC United is our Elite Athlete Identification Program for boys. DC United starts at the grade 7 age level and goes up until grade 12. Our teams compete in the Ontario Basketball Association, Nike Signature League, CYBL and various tournaments. The program is also open to Bulldogs players who may not have been selected to a DC United team.
What is UPLAY United?
Elite Athlete Identification Program for girls starting from grade 8 and 9 level. These teams will participate in the Nike Rose League, the top middle school circuit in North America. The program will identify Chameleons' players at the grade 7 level.
How does the Nike UPLAY affiliation benefit my son/daughter.
The affiliation now provides a clear opportunity for our athletes to compete at the highest levels of competition. UPLAY Canada operates teams at the U15/16/17 levels and these teams compete in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Our players at the U12/13/14 levels have the opportunity to participate in the Nike MADE Hoops league under UPLAY Durham. Many players that participate in these leagues go on to earn athletic scholarships to Colleges/Universities in the United States.
What are the fees?
Fees can vary between $900-$1300 depending on the program you are selected to. We offer various opportunities for fundraising and sponsorship to offset costs for parents. We also work with our partners Canadian Tire Jumpstart, KidSport and Their Opportunity for families that require financial aid to assist with paying fees. We strive to make participation inclusive for everyone regardless of their financial situation. Our staff will work with parents to ensure that finances are not a barrier to participation.