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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

Preparations for the 2017/2018 HL season (Oct 2017 – Feb 2018) are now underway.

Registration for RETURNING and NEW players is now OPEN.  Registration is online only – via the quickenrollment link (see below).

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The Girls HL program welcomes girls from ages 8 to 18. The goals of the program are to encourage skills development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and FUN. The philosophy of girls house league is equal playing time for all players.

Over 300 girls competed across four age groups in our prior season.  The teams were ably coached by our volunteers, demonstrating good teamwork and competitive fun.  We would like to thank all coaches, league convenors as well as site convenors.

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Registration is online ONLY .. via the quickenrollment link in the “Register” section of our website.

For the 2017/2018 season we are running girls house league programs in the following age groups:

League Year Born Gym Site 2017/2018 Registration Status
Novice 2008 & 2009* NTCI OPEN – space available!
Major Atom / Atom 2006 & 2007 NTCI FULL – register NOW to get on the WAIT LIST!
Major Bantam / Bantam
2004 & 2005
Forest Hill  OPEN – only a few spots left!
Midget/Juvenile 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Forest Hill
 OPEN – space available!

 * Our league encourages first-year girls (2009) to please get involved in our program!

Season Play

Our house league program runs on Saturdays from early-Oct to mid-Feb.

Stephen Eisen Award

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.  Stephen – a parent and coach – passed away suddenly in November of 2000.   In each division, coaches nominate girls who best exemplified the “inspirational” qualities of enthusiasm, team spirit and love of the game. 

Registration  

Registration for the 2017/2018 HL season is indicated above.

Registration Fees:  Fees for the 2017/2018 HL season have been set at $250.

Refunds:  As specified in NTBA’s online registration process, there are no refunds after Sat Sep 30 2017.  A $50 administrative fee will be charged on refunds processed prior to Sat Sep 30 2017.

Questions?

Please email the Registrar Ron Campbell (NTBARegistrar@bell.net).

House League Refereeing Opportunities for 2017/2018 Season

In Oct 2017, a communication will be sent to older House League (HL) players  regarding  HL Refereeing.
Our Referee convenor will be in charge of selecting an evening in early/mid Oct 2017 when all interested players will have the opportunity to register and have a short training session.
This will apply for all players born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Girls Rep Teams

The North Toronto Basketball Association will have a girls rep team at most age groups for players who wish to participate at a more competitive level. For more information about our girls rep program, please email David Wright at dwright@agorainc.com.

 

Standings & Schedules

 

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North Toronto Basketball Association

NOVICE GIRLS DIVISION 2017 – 2018 SEASON

 

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North Toronto Basketball Association

MAJOR ATOM / ATOM GIRLS DIVISION 2017 – 2018 SEASON

 

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North Toronto Basketball Association

MAJOR BANTAM / BANTAM GIRLS DIVISION 2017 – 2018 SEASON

 

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North Toronto Basketball Association

MIDGET-JUVENILE GIRLS DIVISION 2017 – 2018 SEASON

 

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