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Dear North Toronto Basketball Families.

Recently, we were informed by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Permit office that our gym permit fees would be increasing. We were surprised and disappointed by the late notification in mid August that not only would the fees be raised, but that we had been moved into another classification. The net effect of the changes is that our permit fees have increased by almost 400% for this upcoming season!
While there had been some prior discussion regarding the fee increases, the size and late notification of such has come as a surprise. As you may be aware from news reports, other organizations that provide sports and recreational opportunities for their respective communities have also seen increases of this magnitude.

Rest assured that we are working with Basketball Ontario and other organizations that have been adversely impacted by the TDSB’s unilateral action to try and seek a better outcome than the one being imposed on us and others in our community.

As a result of the TDSB permit fee increases, the North Toronto Basketball Association will be running a deficit this year. This will be offset by a numberof measures including using our surplus that we have diligently built up over the years, increasing Rep Fees, optimizing gym usage and re-examining other revenue generating activities to try and maintain the affordability of our community sports offering. As House League fees have already been paid, we will not increase them this year but will have to moderately increase them next year.

In addition, we remind you that the North Toronto Basketball Association offers sponsorship opportunities that will not only help us defray part of these cost increases but also allow you the opportunity to promote your business to the North Toronto community and beyond. Please check out the sponsorship page on our web site.

We thank you for your cooperation in this manner. We strive to bring the best possible House League and Rep basketball programs at a reasonable cost to all.
We would also ask you to have your voices heard by contacting our School Board Trustees and other influential members that can influence this decision. The contact information for the trustees is as follows:

Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence: Howard Goodman
Phone: 416-395-8403
Email: howard.goodman@tdsb.on.ca

Ward 11 St. Paul: Shelley Laskin
Telephone: 416-397-3094
Email: shelley.laskin@tdsb.on.ca

Ward 13: Don Valley West: Gerri Gershon
Telephone: 416-395-8408
Email: gerri.gershon@tdsb.on.ca

We have also put together a form that will allow you to email the above trustees with the letter above. Please click here to send the email.
With thanks and on behalf of The Board of Directors,
Bruce Bronfman
President
North Toronto Basketball

March 5 2013

NTBA 2013/2014 House League Registration will be opening soon for Returning an New players.

Online Registration – for RETURNING players – will open on Thu Mar 28 @ 12noon.
RETURNING players have priority over NEW players from Thu Mar 28 to Thu Apr 25.
We will accept NEW players into our popular house league program starting Fri Apr 26.
RETURNING players – **PLEASE REGISTER – ONCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN.**

February 2013

Girls HL: The 2012/2013 House League Season Stephen Eisen Award Winners

Stephen Eisen – a parent and coach at the North Toronto Basketball Association house league – passed away suddenly in November of 2000.  In order to honour Stephen Eisen’s special contribution to girls’ basketball, a player from each girls’ division is awarded a plaque in his memory.  In each division, coaches nominate the girl athletes who best exemplified the “inspirational” qualities of enthusiasm, team spirit and love of the game.

The award winners for the 2012/2013 season are: …. (more)

Boys HL: 2012/2013 Boys HL Championship Weekend & Kelly Silverstein Award

The North Toronto Basketball Association concluded another successful house league season with over 600 boys participating on over 45 teams across 5 divisions.  At the end of the competitions an award ceremony is held to recognize the HL division champions and runner-ups, team individual hustle and MVP awards and a divisional award – The Kelly Silverstein Award. ….(more)

January 2013

The North Toronto basketball association house league playoff schedules have been updated with game results from last weekend and are posted on the NTBA website. … (more)

February 2012

Girls HL: The 2011/2012 House League Season Stephen Eisen Award Winners

Stephen Eisen – a parent and coach at the North Toronto Basketball Association house league – passed away suddenly in November of 2000.  In order to honour Stephen Eisen’s special contribution to girls’ basketball, a player from each girls’ division is awarded a plaque in his memory.  In each division, coaches nominate the girl athletes who best exemplified the “inspirational” qualities of enthusiasm, team spirit and love of the game.

The award winners for the 2011/2012 season are: …. (more)

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News

http://www.ntbasketball.com/?p=1846NTBA Spiritwear store now open for the 2016 season!

North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) in conjunction with Big Kahuna have re-opened the online store to provide our athletes and families with an opportunity to support the basketball program in a whole new way.

North Toronto Basketball Spiritwear Online Store

The process will be as follows:
• You will be able to purchase and pay for merchandise online while the store is open from today until midnight on October 9, 2016
• When the online store closes, the orders will be batched and processed
• We are aiming to distribute the merchandise 3 weeks after the online store closes (Early November) at a gym to be determined
• Sizing links are included within the site to assist you.
• Any questions can be directed as follows:
o Merchandise questions – marketing@bigkahuna.ca
o Web site functional questions – Fill out the “How Can We Help?” online form
o Merchandise pickup questions – jhamilton@pointalliance.com
* Returns will only be accepted based on defective merchandise so please be aware of this.

North Toronto Basketball Spiritwear Online Store

Let’s Go Huskies!!!

http://www.ntbasketball.com/?p=9362012 JUEL Champions – North Toronto Huskies
On May 6, 2012, the North Toronto Huskies accomplished the ultimate prize in Under 19, Ontario rep basketball…a Junior Women’s Elite League (JUEL) Championship title. They earned it with a gritty 61-49 win over the previously undefeated London Ramblers at the University of Waterloo.The win was a sweet one for Huskies Head Coach, Jason Sealy, who was proud that the players moving on from his program, ended off on a high note.“Every win is a great win. It’s a great way for our 7 graduates that are moving on, for them to end things. Winning this for them, is the reward at the highest level. ”

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http://www.ntbasketball.com/?p=651Announcement: NTBA High Performance Coach

North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) is pleased to announce that Jason Sealy has accepted the position as High Performance Coach/Technical Director effective immediately.
Jason will be responsible for Player and Coach Development across all of NTBA’s rep teams.  More….

http://www.ntbasketball.com/?p=610NTBA In The Community

The North Toronto Basketball Association is always working to share with others in our community.   A recent donation of reversible jerseys to the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs has assisted their intramural programs running in the Regent Park and Trinity Bellwood communities.   (More …)