About us

About Us

The Northern Bounce Story

The High-School Years
Before club basketball was what it is now, making the provincial team in the summer was the big goal for basketball players across B.C. I worked really hard in pursuit of this goal and was rewarded when I made the provincial team as a U15, U16 and U17. By travelling with these teams I got the exposure I needed to be recruited and play for two Canadian basketball legends.
The Vancouver Years
As a U17 I was recruited by coach Eberhart to play for Capilano University. At Cap I played against great players, received great coaching and took my game to a higher level. After 2 years at Cap and a BCCAA Provincial Championship I was recruited by Coach Hansen to play for the UBC Thunderbirds. Playing with the T-Birds took me around the world: Our teams played tournaments in the Philippines, games in Mexico and we had winter training camps in Hawaii. Playing basketball in the CIS (now USportss), Canada’s highest level of basketball, gave me opportunity to play with and against the nation’s best, night in and night out. We did a lot of winning and I learned a ton.

My love for the game combined with my playing experience lead me to make basketball my profession and I was hired as an Assistant Coach for the UBC Men's basketball team. After two years under Coach Hanson at UBC I returned to Capilano University and spent 3 years as the Head Coach of the Men's Basketball program.
The Return to Prince George
Although I spent 15 years in Vancouver, Prince George was always home. In 2015 I returned with my wife Candace and our two boys, Emmett and Mason. After settling in it didn’t take long for me to find my way back into Prince George Basketball. I quickly noticed a difference in youth basketball's level-of-play here compared to Vancouver. There had been a proliferation of club academies across the lower mainland and the players down there were getting better. A lot better.

Returning to Prince George and reflecting on the opportunities that basketball had provided me helped me recognize that I could impact the game and the young basketball players of Northern BC in a positive way.

And so, I founded Northern Bounce in 2017! In 2018 we made a big commitment by investing in The PG Dome facility, helping with gymnasium renovations, buying regulation basketball hoops and sports equipment and turning an old unused sporting court into an amazing basketball training and competition floor. Having a facility that we can base our program from is a huge benefit to our club and our players and makes the future for Northern Bounce unique and exciting.
The Future
At Northern Bounce we focus on player development and we take basketball seriously. Now, I’m not saying basketball shouldn’t be fun...After all, playing and coaching basketball is the best kind of fun. But we treat the lessons and opportunities basketball provides as important and we think its important kids are exposed to them. Its important there is a place where kids can take basketball seriously and if they work really hard use the game to go to university, see the world, find a career and really fill their life.

When I started bringing teams down to southern BC and the Pacific North-Western USA I could tell from my player’s eyes they were intimidated. Now we go down and win tournaments. Northern Bounce is developing the game for the North-Central region and we're excited about the future!


   We understand that development occurs in different stages and strive to provide opportunities for our players to play at the appropriate level and develop the right cognitive and motor skills to further progress in their sport.   


- Jordan Yu
Founder and Director of Northern Bounce