Rules and Regulations

Download the 2020–21 Rules & Regulations Manual [.pdf]Download the 2020–21 Rules & Regulations Manual [.pdf]

Updated November 20, 2020

NOTE: In order for any competition to resume, Ontario Basketball must reach Phase 4 of its Return to Play plan in accordance with health guidelines by the Ontario Government. Please contact Mike Barbin with any questions.

Changes & Points of Emphasis for 2020-21 Season

1. OBA Championships

  • OBA Championship will be single culminating event instead of separate Provincial Championships and Ontario Cup.
  • Game format will have 4 guaranteed games.

2. Ontario Basketball League (OBL)

3. Minimum Number of Players on a Team

  • Team requirements for U10-U12 will be reduced:
    • 10 minimum players per team and 15 maximum players per team.
  • Team requirements for U13-U19 teams will be reduced:
    • 8 minimum players per team and 15 maximum players per team.

4. Team Participation Requirements for OBA Championships

  • U10 – U12 only 6 games required or participate in OBL.
  • U13 – U19 only 8 games required or participate in OBL.

5. Full-Court Press at Learn 2 Train

  • U10: No press all game.
  • U11: Press allowed only for the last 2 periods. 15-point drop back remains.
  • U12: Press allowed only for the last 4 periods. 15-point drop back remains.

6. Coaching Certifications

  • Certification requirements for U10-U19 teams will continue to be monitored and implemented.
  • Coaching certification will not be mandatory for 2020-2021 if there are no coaching clinics offered by December 1st, 2020.