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

Over 800 boys competed across five age groups in the prior season. The teams were ably coached by our volunteers, demonstrating good teamwork and competitive fun. We would like to thank all coaches, league conveners as well as site conveners.

For the 2017-2018 season we will offer boys house league programs in the following categories.

League Year Born Gym Site Registration Status
Novice* 2008 & 2009* John Wanless FULL – Wait List is CLOSED!
Atom 2006 & 2007 Northern FULL – Wait List is CLOSED!
Major Bantam 2004 & 2005 Northern FULL – Wait List is CLOSED!
Midget 2002 & 2003 Northern FULL – Wait List is CLOSED!
Juvenile 2000& 2001 Northern FULL – Wait List is CLOSED!

*Our league encourages our first-year boys born in 2009 to please get involved in the program!

 

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

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


Questions?

Please email the Registrar Ron Campbell at registrar@ntbasketball.com

House League Refereeing Opportunities for 2017/2018 Season

In October 2017, a communication will be sent to older House League (HL) players  regarding  House League Refereeing.
Our referee convener will be in charge of selecting an evening in early October 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.


Boys Rep Teams

Boys Rep Teams
The North Toronto Basketball Association has  a boys rep teams at all age groups for players who wish to participate at a more competitive level. For more information about our boys rep program, please see our rep section on the website (NT Rep Basketball) or contact our boys rep convener via email at boysrep@ntbasketball.com

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Want to play Rep Basketball?

Tryouts for the 2017-2018 North Toronto Rep Teams are confirmed for September 9th/10th and 16th/17th at Hoop Dome (75 Carl Hall Rd).   Tryout times can be found in our Rep section of the website.

Please register for tryouts at http://bit.ly/2w6xp4w

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