IMPORTANT UPDATE (Mon Jun 14 2021)
North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) Families & Friends – We trust you are well & safe.
The health and well-being of our players, parents/guardians and all involved in our community-based volunteer-led not-for-profit organization is of utmost importance. The NTBA HL season runs mid-Oct-to-early-Feb. With this in mind, we look forward to better times and are planning for the 2021/2022 HL season.
2021/2022 HL registration historically opens in the Mar/Apr timeframe. This year – given circumstances – we opened HL registration in Jun 2021. That is, registration for Returning players is OPEN as of Tue Jun 8 .. and registration for New players is OPEN as of Mon Jun 14.
PLEASE NOTE: The registration fee for the 2021/2022 HL season is $300 per player. In the event the season is cancelled for any reason, refunds will be issued for $275 (that is, $300 less a $25 admin fee). Players who register then withdraw prior to Oct 1, 2021 will also receive a $275 refund (that is, $300 less a $25 admin fee). There are no refunds after Oct 1 2021 (except in the event the season is cancelled for any reason (in which case the refund will be $275)).
The Boys HL program welcomes boys from ages 8 to 18. The goals of the program are to encourage skills development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and fun. The philosophy of boys house league is equal playing time for all players.
Over 800 boys competed across five age groups in our prior seasons. The teams were ably coached by our volunteers, demonstrating good teamwork and competitive fun. We would like to thank all coaches, league convenors, and site convenors.
In 2021/22 boys house league age groups are planned as follows (subject to change):
|League||Year Born||Gym Site||Registration Status|
|Mini Huskies (skills development for Boys & Girls) *||2014 & 2015||John Wanless||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
|Novice *||2012 & 2013||John Wanless||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
|Atom||2010 & 2011||Northern||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
|Major Bantam||2008 & 2009||Northern||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
|Midget||2006 & 2007||Northern||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
|Juvenile||2004 & 2005||Northern||OPEN for Returning and New players!|
*Our league encourages our youngest participants to please get involved in the program!
NTBA – a member club of the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) – firmly believes that concussions are serious and supports the OBA Concussion Policy & Code of Conduct fully.
Rowan’s Law came into effect on Jul 1, 2019. Each year all players (parents/guardians of players if player is under 18 years of age) are required to:
(a) Confirm annually as required by Rowan’s Law their review of Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources:
(b) Confirm annually as required by Rowan’s Law their review of OBA’s Concussion Policy & Code of Conduct:
(c) Confirm annually as required by Rowan’s Law their review of the NTBA Concussion Policy:
Please review the information accessible via the above links.
During the HL registration process, you will be asked to acknowledge that you have reviewed:
– Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources;
– OBA’s Concussion Policy & Code of Conduct; and,
– NTBA’s Concussion Policy.
PLEASE NOTE: Acknowledgement during the registration process is required in order to participate in our program.
REGISTRATION FEES: Fees for the 2021/2022 HL season are $300.
REFUNDS: In the event the season is cancelled for any reason, refunds will be issued for $275 (that is, $300 less a $25 admin fee). Players who register then withdraw prior to Oct 1, 2021 will also receive a $275 refund (that is, $300 less a $25 admin fee). There are no refunds after Oct 1 2021 (except in the event the season is cancelled for any reason (in which case the refund will be $275)).
The Kelly Silverstein Award
Tragically, Kelly Silverstein (“Kelly”) passed away in November 2006 only a few days after being diagnosed with leukemia.
During his time at the NTBA, Kelly was a staunch and active North Toronto Basketball Association supporter, Dad of two boys in house league, house league coach for numerous years and friend of many parents/kids in our program. He epitomized what our coaches should stand for: fun, teamwork, enthusiasm, commitment, a good teacher and a healthy level of competitiveness.
At the end of each season, a plaque is awarded to one male athlete from each house league division (Atom, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile) to the player that best captures the spirit of what Kelly was about.
House League Refereeing Opportunities
In Oct 2021, a communication will be sent to older House League (HL) players regarding HL Refereeing.
Our Referee convenor will be in charge of selecting an evening in early/mid Oct 2021 when all interested players will have the opportunity to register and have a short training session.
This will apply for all players born in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Boys Rep Teams
The North Toronto Basketball Association has a boys rep team at all age groups for players who wish to participate at a more competitive level. For more information about our boys rep program, please see our rep section on the website or contact our boys rep convener via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.