North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) Families & Friends,
The 2016/2017 NTBA season is about to begin!
2016/2017 House League (HL) registration for Boys (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=62) and Girls (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=60) is open for both Returning and New players. If you haven’t registered already, please don’t delay .. several divisions are already at/near capacity. The first-day-in-the-gyms for HL will be Sat Oct 1 .. and please watch the respective Boys and Girls HL sections of our website for further details which will be posted in late-Sep.
2016/2017 Rep tryout details are being finalized. Keep an eye on the Rep section (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=214) of our website for more info. Most teams have their first tryouts on Sat Sep 10. Our Rep program looks to build upon our past successes.
The NTBA Board continues to strive to offer a high-quality basketball program while controlling often-increasing costs. Jason Sealy continues to lead our Player and Coach Development Program (see Announcement: NTBA High Performance Coach). We hope that this program can build upon our organization’s past success and take us to the next level.
We thank all our sponsors for a successful 2015/2016 season. For the 2016/2017 season, we are delighted that Elite Basketball Camps has again returned as our lead sponsor. Elite Camps – established 1999 – runs basketball programs across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and provides quality instruction by experienced coaches for male and female athletes ages 5 to 16. For info on their latest programs please check out www.elitecamps.com. In addition, we are pleased that Westdale Properties (www.westdaleproperties.com) and David Dunkelman (www.RealEstateWithDavid.com) have also returned as sponsors for the 2016/2017 season. Furthermore, we welcome three new sponsors for the upcoming season: entripy.com (http://www.entripy.com/); Drums N Flats (www.drumsnflats.com); and Public Storage Canada (http://publicstoragecanada.com/).
The NTBA is a non-profit organization that relies on coaches and organizers who contribute their time on a voluntary basis. We are grateful to our sponsors who assist us in defraying the escalating costs of sustaining and building a high quality basketball program. We encourage members of the North Toronto Community to patronize our sponsors and consider the sponsorship opportunities offered by the NTBA. Please visit the sponsorship page on our web site (Become a Sponsor) for more information.
Finally – as a volunteer-led community-based organization we are interested in adding new members to our “working” Board. Board members have specific responsibilities, meet four times a year and spend many hours inside and outside of the gym in support of our program. Some basketball knowledge is required as well as organization and people skills – as well as a commitment to the NTBA and our community. If you think you have what it takes, please reach out to a Board member to discuss further.
Thank you – go Huskies!
President – North Toronto Basketball Association