“We started out with a vision and a certain expectation of what we wanted to offer in a youth program and a decade later, we’ve gathered a lot of great stories,” said Jeff Speedy, the head coach of the UNB Varsity Reds and general manager of the Junior Varsity Reds Program. “Players have had the chance to travel, play with others who may have been rivals in youth leagues and now are friends because of their Junior V-Reds experience. And we helped make them better basketball players along the way.”
The Junior Varsity Reds offer spring and early summer basketball opportunities for girls, in five different age classes; under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14, and... new in 2017... under-15.
Our family has had two daughters involved with the UNB Junior Varsity Reds basketball program.
The experience gained and the coaching they receive during the spring and early summer program has paid dividends for both, in terms of developing skills and confidence on the basketball court.
The opportunity for the girls to be around UNB Varsity Reds coaches, players and facilities goes an awful long way.
Brad and Shelley Janes
I can’t say enough about the positive experience we've had with the Junior Varsity Reds.
Coaches were amazing with the girls – so patient, kind and an excellent role model for the girls. We need more young women like them around our very impressionable girls!!!
My wife and I would like to thank you and the team that organized and coached this group of kids.
Our daughter was on a Bantam team and it's hard to put into words what a positive experience it was for her. Her progression on the court has been remarkable and the positives she'll take forward athletically will benefit her always.
The relationships she has formed, the positive influences from coaches and coping with tough competition has helped prepare her for whatever she may face in the future.
This program is a great benefit to the kids, and basketball in this area.
Thank you for all the work you put into this.
Mark and Kim Corey