New Club Affiliation period now open for 2022-23 season

Application Process for New Clubs

The application process for new clubs opens today, July 4 for the 2022-23 season!

Submit your club’s application by end of day on Friday July 15, 2022.

2022-23 Application Timeline for New Clubs

  • July 4-15, 2022: Applications accepted from potential clubs.
  • Beyond July 15, 2022: Applications to be reviewed, interviews scheduled with club candidates, and then application results communicated to all candidates.

Application for New Clubs

All new club candidates must submit the application form linked below, and attach a business case, by end of day on Friday, July 15, 2022 to be considered for the 2022-23 season.

2022-23 Club Affiliation Application & Business Case submission form

A club’s business case should include the following information:

  • Club Mission Statement: Provide a statement reflecting your club’s overall program mission.
  • Club’s First-Year Goals: What does your club wish to accomplish in its first year?
  • Club’s Five-Year Goals: What does your club wish to accomplish in its first five years?
  • Type of Programs: What programs will your club run in its first year (competitive, house league, adult league, etc.)?
  • Age Categories: What age categories will you target in year one?
  • Gym Space: Which school boards/community facilities will you use for gym space?
  • Relationships with Schools: Describe your club’s working relationships with schools (e.g., secondary, post-secondary).
  • Membership: What areas of your community will you target for your membership?
  • Number of Participants: How many participants do you hope to have by year five?
  • Club Executive: Name your year-one executive members and their positions. (Provide a minimum of three specific people.)
  • Volunteer Screening Requirements: How do you plan to complete the volunteer screening requirements for your club (i.e., checking references and ensuring all volunteers provide a current police check)?
  • Coach Certification: How will you ensure all your coaches are certified with the appropriate NCCP certification before your first competitive practice?
  • Development Philosophy: Describe your club’s philosophy about fundamental basketball development. (Please reference Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD).)
  • LTAD Knowledge: Describe the knowledge and understanding your club’s leaders have about LTAD.
  • LTAD in Club Programming: How does your club incorporate LTAD into its programs?
  • LTAD Training: How does your club plan to train coaches and parents about Canadian Sport for Life and LTAD?
  • Differentiation: What will set your club programming apart from others?
  • Rationale: If your community already has an existing Ontario Basketball member club, why do you feel there is a need for another club in the community?

First-Year Obligations for New Clubs

All first-year clubs have a one-year probation period with a review at the end of the first season.

First-year clubs must submit a $1,000 performance bond and ensure that they follow all Ontario Basketball policies and procedures to be considered for affiliation in their second year.


If you have any new club affiliation questions, please email Mike Barbin and copy Gord Everett