IMPORTANT UPDATE (Thu Jun 2 2022)
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.
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/MH 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/MH 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))).
We are currently reviewing and determining our COVID-19 vaccination policy and protocols for the 2022/2023 House League (HL) and Mini Huskies (MH) season (“COVID HL/MH Policy”). We anticipate we will release our COVID HL/MH Policy on or before Friday, September 16, 2022. As always, we will take into account the guidance provided by the Ontario government, Ontario Basketball, TDSB permits and other stakeholders, when determining this policy for this coming season.
NTBA’s standard refund policy – as per above – will apply to those players who withdraw from the HL/MH Program after the release of NTBA’s COVID HL/MH Policy.
The Girls HL program welcomes girls from ages 8 to 18. The goals of the program are to encourage skills development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and fun. The philosophy of girls house league is equal playing time for all players.
Over 200 girls competed across four 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 Girls HL/MH age groups are planned as follows (subject to change):
|League||Year Born||Gym Site||Registration Status|
|Mini Huskies (skills development for Girls & Boys) *||2015 & 2016||John Wanless||4:00 to 5:15pm: Full!
2:45 to 4:00: Full!
1:30 to 2:45pm: Full!
|Novice *||2013 & 2014||NTCI||Open for Returning & New players!|
|Major Atom / Atom||2011 & 2012||NTCI||Open for Returning & New players!|
|Major Bantam / Bantam||2009 & 2010||Forest Hill||Open for Returning & New players!|
|Midget / Juvenile||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008||Forest Hill||Open for Returning & 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 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 Fees: Please see above.
Refunds: Please see above.
Stephen Eisen Award
In order to honour Stephen Eisen’s special contribution to girls’ basketball, a player from each girls’ division is awarded a plaque in his memory. Stephen – a parent and coach – passed away suddenly in November of 2000. In each division, coaches nominate girls who best exemplified the “inspirational” qualities of enthusiasm, team spirit and love of the game.
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.
Girls Rep Teams
The North Toronto Basketball Association will have a girls rep team at most age groups for players who wish to participate at a more competitive level.
For more information about our girls rep program, please see our rep section on the website or contact our girls rep convener Jonathan Hamilton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org