The JUEL League of Ontario was created in 2010, is an independent provincial basketball league providing opportunities for high achieving, skilled, student-athletes girls throughout the entire Province.
JUEL (Grades 11 & 12) is inclusive of all Players because they provide opportunities for everyone. They want the best players to play in their league.
JUEL Prep (Grade 9 & 10) was created in 2014 to provide opportunities for Players to develop and transition into JUEL.
Players generally want strong coaching, so they can develop their game so they’re ready to step into a role at the next level, practice and compete against the best and give themselves the best exposure. The JUEL League has provided this since their first game back on December 11, 2010.
In Ontario alone, there are 18 OUA and 19 OCAA Schools competing in Women’s Basketball, if each roster contains 12 Players then there are 444 spots available annually. The OUA and OCAA must be our priority, this is why JUEL has worked hard to establish strong relationships and stressed the importance of our Players playing on their courts. (Ryerson, York, Guelph Univ, U of Windsor, Ottawa Univ, Queens Univ, Not only would the Players have an opportunity to play College or University basketball, they will receive a great education in preparation for their lives after basketball.
The facts are clear; 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 and Academic choices.
JUEL League graduates aren’t just succeeding on the court, but off the court as well. 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.
The SBA Lady Blues over the past 10 seasons as member of the JUEL League of Ontario have won the last 3 Provincial Championships. (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 #1 Prep School Program in Canada at the time, the St Laurent Express out of Montreal. Many of those girls went on to play Division 1 basketball in the NCAA or U SPORTS.