North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) Families & Friends,
The second half of the 2016/2017 season is well underway – check out the games at a gym (near you)!
Boys (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=62) and Girls (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=60) House League (HL) playoffs for the 2016/2017 season successfully concluded last month and – yes – registration for the 2017/2018 Oct-to-Feb HL season opens (for RETURNING players) on Fri Mar 31 @ 12noon (see http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=341). Boys and Girls Rep teams (http://www.ntbasketball.com/?page_id=214) continue their 2016/2017 play with OBL (http://obl.basketball.on.ca/) and tournament play. In addition, OBA rankings are starting to appear (https://www.basketball.on.ca/site/index.cfm?DSP=Section&ID=278). Best wishes to all for a successful season.
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 are delighted that Elite Basketball Camps is again our lead sponsor for the 2016/2017 season. 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. We are also pleased that Westdale Properties (http://www.westdaleproperties.com/) and David Dunkelman (http://www.realestatewithdavid.com/) have returned as sponsors. In addition, we welcome our new sponsors: Drums N Flats (http://www.drumsnflats.com/); entripy.com (http://www.entripy.com/); and Public Storage Canada (https://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 not-for-profit 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