Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

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

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and have a tryout component. Students who also play on a non-SMUS team 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 athletes. 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 including Ian Hyde Lay (coach of Steve Nash).
  • 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


  • Junior Girls
  • Junior Boys
  • Senior Girls
  • Senior Boys (A and Developmental)


Recent Highlights

  • Senior Girls finished 1st in Victoria (2017-18)
  • Senior Girls finished 2nd in Victoria (2016-17, 2015-16)
  • Senior Girls finished 1st on Vancouver Island (2017-18)
  • Senior Girls finished 10th at Provincials (2017-18)


Recent Highlights

  • Senior Boys finished 1st at Provincials (2014-15)
  • Senior Boys finished 2nd at Provincials (2016-17, 2015-16, 2013-14)
  • Senior Boys finished 1st at the Victoria City Tournament (2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15)