Ontario Basketball Technical Director Program – Now accepting applications!

Ontario Basketball is pleased to announce the addition of a Technical Director program that will be implemented within all clubs across the province for the 2022-2023 season.

The program has been created in an effort to provide more resources and technical support to clubs, along with aligning to the guidelines of the new Ontario Not-For Profit Corporations Act. Everything will run through Ontario Basketball and a group of hired regional Technical Directors with the goal of supporting all clubs across the province.

In preparation, Ontario Basketball is assembling a Grassroots Development Team of experts at each level (Learn to Train, Train to Train, Train to Compete) to develop resources that are centered around fundamental technical skills.

The program will offer Professional Development for Club Technical Directors to learn principles of the game, gain more knowledge on strategies and tactics and age and stage appropriate development. Ontario Basketball will require all Club TDs to hit a minimum standard, be trained through their Regional Director and be registered with the club at the start of the 2022-2023 season.

In support of the program, Ontario Basketball will be hiring a Technical Director in each of the 13 regions listed below who will be the point of contact for clubs in their regions and act as a liaison of Ontario Basketball when out in the community and working with clubs. The Regional Technical Directors will be vetted and trained by Ontario Basketball and take part in development sessions throughout their tenure. Those interested in becoming a Technical Director in their region should review the job description found here, and submit their application to: Kauri LaFontaine (klafontaine@basketball.on.ca) citing the job title and region they are applying for (Example: Jane Smith, Central East). Application deadline is July 15th, 2022.

The 13 Regions are:

RegionRegional Breakdown
St. ClairChatham-Kent Wildcats, Huron Lakers, Riverside Falcons, South Windsor Warriors, Windsor Valiants, Valhalla Youth Basketball Association, St. Clair Junior Saints, WPA Suns (Suns Elite).
HuronGold Medal Basketball Club, London 86ers, London CYO, London Ramblers, Orion Basketball, Oxford Attack, St Thomas Shock, Stratford Revolution.
NiagaraGrimsby Basketball Association (Grizzlies), Niagara Basketball Academy, Niagara Falls Red Raiders, Niagara Rangers, Pelham Panthers, Port Colborne Youth Basketball, St. Catharines CYO Rebels.
MountainAncaster Basketball Club (Magic), Ancaster Blitz, Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets, Dundas Dynamo, Flamborough Fire, Haldimand Huskies, Transway Basketball, Stoney Creek NYB, Hamilton Celtics, Hamilton SNF Eagles.
Central WestBounce Elite, Brampton Minor Basketball Association, Burlington Basketball, Caledon Cougar Basketball Association, CKATT/ Cooksville, Halton Basketball Club, JUMP Basketball, Milton Stags, Mississauga Knights, Mississauga Minor Basketball Association, Oakville Basketball Club (Venom), Oakville Vytis, Team Breakdown, The Collective Elite, Inter-City Saints, Hills United, 21 Hoops Basketball (Southern Ontario Spartans), Anchor Sports Club.
Tri-CountyBrantford CYO, Cambridge Basketball, Centre Wellington Celtics, Guelph Knights, Guelph Youth Basketball Association, Kitchener-Waterloo Girls Basketball Association, Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Basketball Association (Vipers), Tri- City Basketball, Wildhawk Basketball, Brantford Briers, Tri-City Thunder, Waterloo Wolverines.
South SimcoeBarrie Royals, Collingwood Trailblazers, Penetanguishene-Midland Basketball Association, Orillia Youth Basketball Association (Lakers), Orangeville Hawks, South Muskoka Breakers, South Simcoe Basketball Club (Sonics).
Central East SouthAlbany Avenue Basketball, Basketball World Toronto, BC Trojka, Canada Elite, Canadian Basketball Academy, East York Basketball, Etobicoke Basketball Association, Grassroots Elite Canada, JCC Maccabi, NET Basketball Academy, North Region Basketball, North Toronto Basketball Association (Huskies) , Northern Kings, South Toronto Golden Eagles, Toronto City Elite, Toronto Lords, Toronto Triple Threat, Triple Balance, Ballmatics Elite/ QSLA, Downtowns Finest.
Central East NorthGators Basketball Academy, IEM Basketball, Markham Unionville Minor Basketball Association, Thornhill Basketball Association, York South Silver Knights, York North Basketball Association, Woodbridge Basketball Association, Vaughn Basketball Association, Toronto Chinese Basketball Association, Eurostep Basketball, Top Tier Hoops, Overseas Sports and Recreation, YAACE, Hoopzone.
KawarthaAdvantage Titans, DK Dragons, Durham City Basketball Association, Durham Crossover Basketball, Lakeshore Minor Basketball Association, Lindsay Wildcats, New Horizon Basketball Academy, OneTen Basketball, Oshawa Basketball, Peterborough Youth Basketball Association, Scarborough Basketball Association (Blues) Whitby Wildcats, Durham Rising Suns, Brooklin Elite, JoooKooo Sports Academy, Next Generation Basketball Club.
CapitalArnprior Basketball Club, Brockville Blazers, Capital X Basketball, Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association (Wolverines), Kemptville Warriors, Kanata Youth Basketball Association (Ottawa Next Level), Naismith Basketball Association, Nepean Blue Devils, Ottawa Shooting Stars, Ottawa South Basketball Association, Philippine Basketball Association of Ottawa, Prescott Russell Basketball Club, West Ottawa Basketball.
St. LawrenceBelleville Spirits, Elgin Wildcats, Kingston Impact, Prince Edward County Clippers, Cornwall United Counties Basketball Association.
NorthAlgoma Jr. Thunderbirds, Huntsville Hurricanes, North Bay Spartans, Parry Sound Stingers, Steel City Slam, Sudbury Youth Basketball Association (Jam), Thunder Bay Jr Wolves, Thunder Bay Blaze, Timmins Selects, Timmins (U16).

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