The JUEL League of Ontario was created in 2010. It is an independent provincial basketball league providing opportunities for high achieving, skilled, female student-athletes throughout the entire Province.
JUEL (Grades 11 & 12) is inclusive of all players because it provides opportunities for everyone. It wants the best players to play in its league.
JUEL Prep (Grade 9 & 10) was created in 2014 to provide opportunities for players to develop and transition into JUEL.
Since 2010, the JUEL League has provided strong coaching to players in order to develop players and enable them to practice and compete against the best and garner exposure.
In Ontario, there are 18 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and 19 Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) schools competing in Women’s Basketball. With most rosters containing 12 players, there over 400 spots available annually. JUEL has worked hard to establish strong relationships with the OUA and OCAA, especially with Ryerson, York, Guelph University, University of Windsor, Ottawa University, and Queens University.
Players looking to play at the next level are using the JUEL League as their vehicle. Regular practices with, and against, the best players in their region—along with games against the best players in the Province—have proven to be a recipe for success. JUEL’s relationship with the NCAA, U SPORTS and OCAA, has provided our Players with the best exposure and opportunities for basketball success.
JUEL League graduates are succeeding both on and off the court. Every year, players are evaluated and winners are selected for the Athletica Elite Community Service and Molten All-Academic Awards. The awards are part of their annual banquet where we honour all of the hard work done during the season.
Over the past 10 seasons, as member of the JUEL League of Ontario, the SBA Lady Blues have won the 3 Provincial Championships (in 2017, 2018, 2019). The 2018 team, with an undefeated record of 23-0, were considered the best girls Rep team in Canada after beating the top prep school program in Canada at the time, the St Laurent Express (of Montreal). Many of those girls went on to play Division 1 basketball in the NCAA or U SPORTS.