Updated August 30, 2019
NOTE: Due to staff movement, Tristan Cave is now the contact for team registration, temporary call-ups, requests for exemption, sanctioned tournaments, and registration for Championships. Previous versions of this document listed Emerson Molina as the contact.
Changes & Points of Emphasis for 2019-20 Season
1. OBA Championships
U10 – U19 teams that are interested in participating at Provincial Championships will need to play in the Ontario Basketball League (OBL) in order to be eligible. Teams that do not play in the OBL will not be able to participate in Provincial Championships, but can register for Ontario Cup.
2. OBA Championships Late Fees
Teams trying to register past the deadline for OBA Championships will be subject to a $100 late fee in addition to the OBA Championship registration fee.
3. Non-OBL Games
Ontario Basketball will sanction non-OBL games that are OBA rule compliant and are between two OBA affiliated teams. Proper game results reporting will need to be completed in order for the games to count towards 2019-2020 rankings.
4. Coaching Certifications
All U13 – U19 assistant coaches will need to be, at minimum, Train to Train trained for the 2019- 2020 season. Additionally, before receiving their team log-in to record results and confirm registration, coaches will be required to complete Ontario Basketball’s online module outlining the 2019-2020 season.
5. Drop Back Rule
At Train to Train (U13 and U14), the drop back rule will increase from 15 points to 20 points.
6. U14 Girls & Boys – Jr. NBA Roster Limits
Please note that the U14 girl’s and boy’s team that qualify for the Jr. NBA Global Championship – Canada Regional Qualifier event will only be able to have 10 players and 2 coaches registered for the event.