Get Involved

There are many ways that you can get involved with Ontario Basketball!

Play

Ontario Basketball has 175 member clubs across the province.

Find a member club in your area

Coach

High Performance Basketball (Internal)

There are no high performance coaching opportunities at Ontario Basketball at this time.

For future high performance coaching opportunities at Ontario Basketball, e-mail your coaching resume to:
Carmelo Mallia

High Performance Basketball (External)

There are no external opportunities at this time.

Rep Basketball

For rep coaching opportunities, find an Ontario Basketball member club in your area. Select a region of the province from the drop down menu, click Search, and a list of member clubs in that region will be displayed. Contact clubs in your area to learn about coaching opportunities.

Community Basketball

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, no new opportunities are available with Ontario Basketball during this time. Please check our website and social media @OBABBall for updates when they come available.

Referee

#GrabAWhistle and give officiating a try!

Nine Reasons to Become a Basketball Official

1. Develop Lifelong Friendships
There is a relationship between referees that is hard to find elsewhere. Players are supported by coaches and fans. Referees only have each other. This reliance on one another and working together as a team creates a unique bond.

2. Enjoy the Social Aspects
Officials tend to be a very social group. They enjoy getting together and interacting off the court.

3. Earn Money
Refereeing is a great way to help pay your way through school or earn extra income. It’s better than working at McDonald’s! Assignors love students who have flexible hours.

4. Stay Close to the Game You Love
Most referees played basketball at some point in their lives, or still do and are passionate about the game. Being a referee keeps you directly involved in the game. You are still part of the action and you get an adrenaline rush that you’ll never experience as a spectator. It’s not the same thrill as playing, but it’s the next best thing. You’re still on the court. You can’t say that as a coach!

5. Many Opportunities for Advancement
In Ontario, we are looking to recruit and train more female officials. As a result, there are many opportunities for rapid advancement through the officiating pathway.

6. Stay Active for Life
What better way to stay in shape and get a great view of the game?

7. Learn How to Manage Other People
Strong emotions often cloud the judgment of players, fans, and coaches, but you will be required to maintain your emotional composure and keep order on the court. Maintaining your composure while managing the emotions of others is an incredibly useful skill that you can use in a variety of situations throughout your life.

8. Enjoy the Challenge
Refereeing is a challenge. From passing the exam to advancing to higher levels to getting the best assignments to doing a good job under pressure in a big game, you get satisfaction from experiencing and overcoming these challenges.

9. Feel a Sense of Accomplishment
If you work hard and commit to your goals, you will improve. Improvement gets acknowledged and in turn that motivates you to do whatever it takes to get even better! Officiating can provide you with a strong sense of accomplishment.

Want to get started?

To referee in Ontario, you have to become a member of the Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) by joining your local officiating board.

Find your local officiating board

Work

Current Opportunities (Internal)

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, no new opportunities are available with Ontario Basketball during this time. Please check our website and social media @OBABBall for updates when they come available.

Current Opportunities (External)

Position: Board of Directors, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Location: Toronto
Application Deadline: May 12, 2021

Position: Research & Program Assistant – Coaches Association of Ontario
Location: Toronto / Remote
Application Deadline: May 20, 2021

Future Opportunities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, no new opportunities are available with Ontario Basketball during this time. Please check our website and social media @OBABBall for updates when they come available.

Resources for external job searching include Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and Sport Management Hub.

Intern

Current Opportunities

Ontario Basketball is not currently accepting interns. Please check back in Fall 2021.

Future Opportunities

Ontario Basketball offers internship opportunities for the Fall (September – December) and Winter (January – April) semesters.

Join the Board of Directors

Current Opportunities

There are currently no vacancies on the Ontario Basketball Board of Directors.

Future Opportunities

Elections for Ontario Basketball’s Board of Directors take place every fall at the Annual Meeting of Members.

The Call for Nominations is posted annually in September.

Note: Board of Director candidates must be registered members of Ontario Basketball. Learn how to become an Ontario Basketball member.

Volunteer

Current Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of Ontario Basketball and its programs and events. If you are looking for opportunities to learn, meet new people, and give back to your community, you can volunteer for one of Ontario Basketball’s many programs and events that take place throughout the year.

Future Opportunities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, no new opportunities are available with Ontario Basketball during this time. Please check our website and social media @OBABBall for updates when they come available.

Become a Member

Membership Categories

There are five classes of membership, with different fee structures.

Membership Fees
(as of August 1, 2015):
Active Members: $45.00
Rep Players: $30.00
House league players: $2.50
Adult league players: $5.00

Ontario Basketball programs and services are available to members only. Apply to become a member using the Ontario Basketball Membership Application form [.pdf].

Active Members

Coaches, officials, athletes, administrators and basketball boosters who are over 18 years of age, and have demonstrated an interest in the development and promotion of amateur basketball in Ontario.

Participant Members

Team players or athletes registered or participating in events sanctioned by the association.

Affiliate Members

Teams, member clubs, associations, leagues, advisory groups, consultative or educational organizations concerned or involved with the delivery of basketball programs in Ontario whose main objective is not commercial gain.

Corporate Members

Corporations, organizations and associations involved in the delivery of basketball programs and services in Ontario whose main objective is commercial gain.

Honorary Members

Those individuals or entities who or which have made an outstanding contribution to basketball in Ontario.

Stay Connected

Make sure that you do not miss out on any opportunities to get involved with Ontario Basketball!

Sign up for Ontario Basketball’s Get Involved! newsletter to receive an e-mail whenever new opportunities become available.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, no new opportunities are available with Ontario Basketball during this time. Please check our website and social media @OBABBall for updates when they come available.