The Ontario Basketball League (OBL) is an inclusive, age- and ability-appropriate, province-wide league structure run by Ontario Basketball designed to provide meaningful competition for male and female athletes in all age categories (U10 to U19) and all levels of play (OBLX, AAA, AA and A) to promote safe and stage-appropriate athlete development according to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles.
2019-2020 Season Schedule
The following are the confirmed competition weekend dates for each age category.
Note: Dates that are bold represent 4-game OBL weekends.
|Age Category||Weekend #1||Weekend #2||Weekend #3||Weekend #4||Weekend #5||2019 Championships|
|U10 Girls||Nov 2-3||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 11-12||Feb 1-2*||Feb 15-16||March 6-8|
|U11 Girls||Nov 2-3||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 11-12||Feb 8-9||Feb 29-Mar 1*||March 27-29|
|U12 Girls||Nov 2-3||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 11-12||Feb 8-9||Feb 29-Mar 1*||April 3-5|
|U13 Girls||Nov 16-17||Dec 7-8||Jan 18-19||Feb 15-16||Mar 7-8*||April 17-19|
|U14 Girls||Nov 16-17||Dec 7-8||Jan 25-26||Feb 22-23*||Mar 28-29||April 24-26|
|U15 Girls||Dec 7-8||Jan 11-12||Feb 8-9||Mar 7-8||Apr 4-5*||May 1-3|
|U16 Girls||Dec 7-6||Jan 11-12||Feb 8-9||Mar 7-8||Apr 4-5*||May 1-3|
|U17 Girls||Dec 14-15||Jan 11-12||Feb 22-23||Mar 28-29||Apr 18-19*||May 8-10|
|U19 Women||Dec 14-15||Jan 11-12||Feb 22-23||Mar 28-29||Apr 18-19*||May 8-10|
|U10 Boys||Nov 2-3||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 11-12||Feb 1-2*||Feb 15-16||March 6-8|
|U11 Boys||Nov 9-10||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 18-19||Feb 8-9*||Feb 29-Mar 1||March 27-29|
|U12 Boys||Nov 9-10||Nov 30-Dec 1||Jan 18-19||Feb 15-16||Feb 29-Mar 1*||April 3-5|
|U13 Boys||Nov 23-24||Dec 14-15||Jan 25-26||Feb 22-23||Mar 7-8*||April 17-19|
|U14 Boys||Nov 23-24||Dec 14-15||Feb 1-2||Feb 22-23||Mar 28-29*||April 24-26|
|U15 Boys||Mar 21-22*||Apr 4-5||Apr 18-19 (OBLX only)||Apr 25-26*||May 2-3||May 22-24|
|U16 Boys||Mar 21-22*||Apr 4-5||Apr 18-19 (OBLX only)||Apr 25-26*||May 2-3||May 22-24|
|U17 Boys||Apr 4-5||Apr 18-19*||May 2-3||May 9-10*||N/A||May 29-31|
|U19 Men||Apr 4-5||Apr 18-19*||May 2-3||May 9-10*||N/A||May 29-31|
Levels of Play
When registering for OBL, coaches have to declare their level of play (OBLX, AAA, AA and A) based on where they feel their teams will thrive. Once all teams are registered, previous Ontario Cup rankings and coaches’ suggestions will be used to rank teams and to create the league pools and schedules, with the goal of making games as competitive as possible.
NOTE: For teams looking to participate in OBLX, a play-in tournament will be hosted by OBA to determine the qualifying 14 teams
Age Categories: U13 to U16
Level of Play: Elite
Teams per Pool: 14 teams (maximum)
Games: 14 games (Based on a 14-team division)
Competition Weekends: 5 weekends
Games on Weekend 1: 2 games (1 day)
Games on Weekend 2: 4 games (2 days)
Games on Weekend 3: 3 games (2 days)
Games on Weekend 4: 4 games (2 days)
Games on Weekend 5: 1 guaranteed game in single-elimination tournament to determine OBLX Champion (1-3 days, depending on individual team results)
Games per Day: 2 games (maximum)
Game Days: Saturdays and Sundays
Game Times: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. (if necessary)
Game Schedules: Games will be scheduled at locations across the province. Teams participating in OBLX should expect to travel for their competition weekends.
Award for OBLX Champions: The #1 seed at the 2019 Ontario Provincial Championships, Feature article on the OBA website, championship t-shirts and OBLX Champions medals.
Age Categories: U10 to U19
Levels of Play: AAA, AA and A
Teams per Pool: 7 teams
Games: 12 games (6 games within your initial pool, re-ranking, then remaining 6 games determine Pool Champions)
Competition Weekends: 5 weekends
Games on Weekends 1, 2 and 3: 2 games (1 day)
Games on Weekends 4 and 5: 2 games (1 day) on one weekend and 4 games (2 days) on the other weekend
Games per Day: 2 games
Game Days: Saturdays and Sundays
Game Times: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (if necessary)
Game Schedules: Games will be scheduled in an effort to accommodate teams from outside the GTA. For example, teams traveling from Ottawa or Windsor will not have games scheduled until late morning and later afternoon on Saturday (and Sunday morning for the 4-game weekend) to ease travel arrangements.
Award for Pool Champions: Team featured on OBA website, OBL Pool Champions Medals.
Ontario Basketball has secured numerous quality venues across the GTA to host OBL games throughout the season. Additionally, several member clubs have committed to hosting OBL games just outside of the GTA.
Check out the list of confirmed OBL facilities.
Note: This is not a complete list. As facilities are confirmed, they will be added to the list.
If you are interested in hosting OBL games, please contact Tyler Harding to discuss becoming an official OBL host.
- OBL: $1,950 (12 games)
- OBLX (U13-U16): $2,275 (14 games*)
*Based on a 14-team division
U10 to U12
U13 to U14
U15 to U19 Girls
U15 to U16 Boys
Follow the steps below or in the Registration Manual [.pdf] to register your team for the 2018-19 OBL season.
- Log into RegSavvy using your club’s username and password.
- Click the “Teams” tab at the top of the screen.
- Click the search button, select the team you would like to register, and click the “Register Team” button in the middle of the bottom of the screen.
- From the list provided, select the OBL stream most suitable for your team (e.g., OBLX, OBL AAA Division, etc.) and click “Pay Now.”
- Complete the program-specific questions and click “Pay Now.”
- Enter valid credit card information and click “Pay Now.” (Note: If you select “Back,” your team will be deregistered.)
- Not-for-profit league managed by sport governing body
- Standardized cost structure
- Inclusive model
- Competition divided to cater to varying skill levels
- Re-ranking after first 6 OBL games to provide most relevant competition for remaining games
- Automatically eligible for Ontario Cup
- Increased opportunity to have accurate ranking for Ontario Cup
- Less administrative responsibility for coaches and administrators
- OBL Pool Champions featured on website
- Winner of OBLX in each age category receives the #1 seed at Provincial Championships
- All-Star Game Showcase for top U10 to U14 players, and Player Packages for U15-U19
Ranking & Seeding
Ontario Basketball Championships: When determining the final rankings for Ontario Basketball Championships (Provincial Championships and Ontario Cup), the Ranking and Seeding Committee will consider game results from all OBL games and sanctioned tournaments and games (submitted online by the appropriate results deadlines).
- Provincial Championships: U10-U12 teams must participate in OBL to compete in the Provincial Championship (Division 1). U13 and U14 teams must participate in OBLX to compete in the Provincial Championships (Division 1).
- Ontario Cup: All OBL teams are eligible to compete in Ontario Cup (Division 2 and upward).
Learn more about Ranking & Seeding for Ontario Basketball Championships.