Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 13 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS teams outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Senior girls competing in basketball against local rivals Oak Bay

All SMUS teams play on newly-finished hardwood courts

SMUS is an AA powerhouse in Victoria, with a long tradition of producing premier players and teams, including two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash.

SMUS has five senior school basketball teams. The Senior A teams feature the older, more experienced players while the B teams help develop and allow all athletes to play. SMUS also has world class facilities and equipment, such as automatic shot return systems that let the athletes refine their skills.

Discover more about basketball at SMUS on the SMUStube YouTube channel.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of basketball at SMUS include:

  • Elite coaching from former UVic varsity players: Ian Hyde Lay (coach of Steve Nash), Lindsay Brooke (former UVic Women's basketball assistant coach), Reagan Daly and Chelsea McMullen
  • World Class Facilities on campus, with three hardwood basketball courts and retractable stands for big games
  • High coach-to-player ratio for unparalleled player development and individual feedback
  • Travel to and host many tournaments throughout the season

Senior School Basketball

Players: Approximately 12 per team

Teams

  • Grade 9 girls
  • Grade 9 boys
  • Junior girls
  • Junior boys (A and B)
  • Senior girls (A and B)
  • Senior boys (A and B)

Girls

Recent Highlights

  • Senior girls finished 2nd in Victoria (2016/17, 2015/16)
  • Senior girls finished 2nd in Vancouver Island (2016/17)
  • Senior girls finished 3rd in Vancouver Island (2015/16)

Play

  • Season runs December to March
  • Practices 3/week
  • League and exhibition games
  • Multiple tournaments throughout the year, several hosted by SMUS

Boys

Recent Highlights

  • Senior boys won the provincial championship (2014/15)
  • Senior boys came 2nd in the provincial championship (2013/14, 2016/17, 2015/16)
  • Senior boys won the Victoria City Tournament (2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15)
  • Multiple secondary education player signings to Canadian schools

Play

  • Season runs November/December-March
  • Practices 3-4/wk
  • League games 2/wk (Senior)
  • Multiple tournaments throughout the year, several hosted by SMUS

Coaches

  • Chelsea McMullen (Junior girls)
  • Lindsay Brooke (Senior girls)
  • Gary Brooke (Senior girls)
  • Brad Edgington (Junior boys B)
  • Richard Primrose (Senior boys B)
  • Ian Hyde-Lay (Senior boys)
  • Reagan Daly (Junior boys)