Boys House League

Boys House League – About 2022-09-17T22:37:13+00:00

The League

UPDATE (Sat Sep 17 2022)

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Registration for the 2022/2023 Saturday House League (HL) / Mini Huskies (MH) Oct-2022-to-Feb-2023 season is now OPEN for both Returning and New players.  Please see “Registration Status” below for current status by Division.

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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 Saturdays mid-Oct-to-early-Feb.  With this in mind, we look forward to better times and are planning for the 2022/2023 HL season.

2022/2023 HL/MH registration historically opens in the Mar/Apr timeframe.  This year – given circumstances – we plan to open HL/MH registration in May 2022.  That is, registration for Returning players is open as of Wed May 25 2022  .. and registration for New players is open as of Thu Jun 2 2022.

PLEASE NOTE:  The registration fee for the 2022/2023 HL/MH season is $300 per player (plus a processing fee).  In the event the season is cancelled for any reason, refunds will be issued for $275 (less a processing fee).  Players who register then withdraw prior to Oct 1, 2022 will also receive a $275 refund (less a processing fee).  There are no refunds after Oct 1 2022 (except in the event the season is cancelled for any reason (in which case the refund will be $275 (less a processing fee))).

The health and safety of all those who are participating in the North Toronto Basketball Association’s House League (HL) and Mini Huskies (MH) programs, including players, coaches, referees, spectators and others, is of the utmost importance to our organization. As such, North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) has implemented the following COVID-19 guidelines with respect to our 2022/2023 HL/MH season.

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19

 

While Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

 

  • Stay home when sick

 

We encourage everyone to screen themselves for COVID-19 before arriving at the gym. Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms and complete the online self-assessment for further instructions. If eligible, get tested.

 

Toronto’s Public Health COVID-19 Screening questionnaire is found here: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/974a-General-Screening-Business-Questionnaire-March-29-2022.pdf

 

The Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool is found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

 

 

  • If a player and/or a family member/person of the same household or any close contact, has tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you are required to follow the City of Toronto guidelines/requirements, including all isolation/quarantine requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

 

The City of Toronto COVID-19 guidelines are found here: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-what-to-do-if-you-have-covid-19/#:~:text=Toronto%20Public%20Health%20also%20strongly,still%20required%20in%20some%20settings.

 

 

  • All those entering into a NTBA gym are asked to use hand sanitizer and/or wash their hands before entering the gym.

 

  • It is recommended that all HL and MH spectators wear a high quality, well-fitted mask while within the gym.

 

Please note that NTBA is required to adhere to all Provincial and Municipal health and safety laws and regulations, as well as the terms and conditions of our TDSB gym permits. As such, NTBA’s COVID-19 Health and Safety guidelines are subject to change to maintain continuous compliance. Furthermore, we will continue to evaluate our COVID-19 Health and Safety guidelines and will notify you of any changes.

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 2022/2023 Boys HL/MH age groups are planned as follows (subject to change):

LeagueYear BornGym SiteRegistration Status
Mini Huskies (skills development for Boys & Girls) *2015 & 2016John WanlessFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.
Novice *2013 & 2014John WanlessFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.
Major Atom / Atom2011 & 2012NorthernFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.
Major Bantam / Bantam2009 & 2010NorthernFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.
Midget2007 & 2008NorthernFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.
Juvenile2005 & 2006NorthernFULL.
Registration CLOSED.
Contact the Registrar.

*Our league encourages our youngest participants to please get involved in the program!

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Concussion Policy

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 while Phase 2 came into effect on Jan 1, 2022.  Each year all players (parents/guardians of players if player is under 18 years of age) are required to review (and acknowledge they have reviewed) related policies and resources in order to participate in our program.

All NTBA players, coaches and volunteers are expected to support and adhere to the Concussion Policy & Code of Conduct.  Access to further information can be obtained here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Acknowledgement during the registration process is required in order to participate in our program.

Registration

REGISTRATION FEES: Please see above.

REFUNDS:  Please see above.

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.

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House League Refereeing Opportunities

In Oct 2022 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 2022 when all interested players will have the opportunity to register and have a short training session.
This will apply for all players born in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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 boysrep@ntbasketball.com.

Questions?

Please email the Registrar at:

NTBARegistrar@bell.net