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2020 NK Academy Tryouts

2020 NK Academy Tryouts, September 18-20, King Heights Academy, 130 Racco Parkway, Thornhill, ON


We’re excited to announce the start of our 2020-21 NK Academy Tryouts!

King Nation is pleased to announce the tryout schedule for male and female players in grades 4-8.

For the 2020-21 season, the Northern Kings will field up to 1 girls team and 3 boys teams per age group. For the boys program, the teams will be as follows:

  • 1 x Premier League team
  • 2 x CYBL / OBL teams

Tryouts for all teams will be held between September 18th and 20th.

Our Premier League teams will begin practices shortly after tryouts. Please note that the CYBL and OBL seasons are delayed due to COVID-19. Our CYBL and OBL teams will participate once “return to play” protocols are approved by each organization’s corresponding governing body.

The tryout evaluation process will comply with recommended COVID-19 protocols. Please note that players will be subject to temperature checks and screening before entry. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well!

About the Premier League

The Premier League will be among the top youth basketball programs in Canada, featuring teams from the following GTA clubs:

  • Northern Kings
  • Canada Elite
  • Bounce
  • Grassoots Canada


October 2020 to April 2021 (subject to change due to COVID-19)

2020-21 Tryouts (all teams)

Please note the following:

  • Max 40 players per tryout
  • $15 with pre-registration
  • $25 walk-in (space permitting)

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be turned away if the gym is full.

All tryouts will be held at:

King Heights Academy, Thornhill Campus. (click for map)

130 Racco Parkway, Thornhill

Queens of the North: Tryout #1

When: Fri Sep 18 2020
Grades 4/5/6: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Grades 7/8: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Queens of the North: FINAL SELECTION

When: Sun Sep 20 2020
Grades 4/5/6: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Grades 7/8: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Boy’s Program: Tryout #1

When: Sat Sep 19 2020
Grades 4/5 Cohort A: 9:00am – 10:30am
Grades 4/5 Cohort B: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Grades 6 Cohort A: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Grades 6 Cohort B: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Grades 7 Cohort A: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Grades 7 Cohort B: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Grades 8 Cohort A: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Grades 8 Cohort B: 7:30pm – 9:00pm


When: Sun Sep 20 2020
Grades 4/5 Cohort A: 9:00am – 10:00am
Grades 4/5 Cohort B: 9:00am – 10:00am
Grades 6 Cohort A: 10:00am – 11:00am
Grades 6 Cohort B: 10:00am – 11:00am
Grades 7 Cohort A: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grades 7 Cohort B: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grades 8 Cohort A: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Grades 8 Cohort B: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

High School Boys

When: Sun Sep 20 2020
Grades 9/10: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Grades 11/12: 7:00pm – 9:00pm