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The following are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help Ontario Basketball (OBA) members find information and aid with various registration processes. Please click on the applicable category below to be linked to the questions and answers.

Player Exemptions
In-Game Rules



Where can I find a list of OBA member clubs? 
A list (by region) can be found on the OBA website under Affiliated Clubs and Camps. Click here.

How can I enrol my child in a basketball program? 
There are nearly 200 OBA member clubs across the province. Please contact them directly for information (level of play, location, fees, etc.). Click here.

Does Ontario Basketball have Fair Play guidelines? 
Yes. Ontario Basketball has a By-Law and various policies, procedures and Fair Play guidelines. Click here.



How do I become an affiliated club? 
Please contact Mike Barbin to apply as a new club. 

What I do need to know before applying? 
In addition to requiring a 10-year organizational plan and full club affiliation fee (and performance bond), the new club must agree to all Ontario Basketball policies and procedures, will be subject to one year probation, and none of their teams will be able to participate at the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships in their first year. 

When can I apply as a new club?
All new club applications will be accepted beginning July 1 and ending August 31 each calendar year. No applications will be accepted outside of this timeframe and all steps must be completed and submitted to Ontario Basketball during the application window.



In which age category is my child eligible to participate in the 2015 Ontario Cup?

Category Age Birth Year
U10 Under 10 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2005 or later
U11 Under 11 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2004 or later
U12 Under 12 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2003 or later
U13 Under 13 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2002 or later
U14 Under 14 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2001 or later
U15 Under 15 as of Jan. 1, 2015 2000 or later
U16 Under 16 as of Jan. 1, 2015 1999 or later
U17 Under 17 as of Jan. 1, 2015 1998 or later
U19 Under 19 as of Jan. 1, 2015 1996 

What coaching certification is required to coach?

Level Head Coach Assistant Coach
U10 Novice - U12 Major Atom Teams Learn to Train Learn to Train
U13 Bantam - U19 Junior Teams Train to Train Learn to Train

What is the meaning of my team status?

Not Registered/Registered: The registration status of the team. Not Registered will change to Registered once the $50.00 team fee has been paid. If this fee is paid via credit card, the update will be made automatically. If the fee is paid via cheque, the status will change once processed by Ontario Basketball.

Inactive/Active: The payment status of the team's members. Inactive will become Active once all coach, assistant coach, manager and player fees have been paid and approved by OBA staff. 

Pending Approval/Approved: The status of the team's signed roster. Pending Approval will become approved once all registration fees have been paid and OBA has received the signed team roster and has processed it to ensure all information is correct.

What are the registration fees?

Category  Fee
Club Affiliation $250.00 - $2,000.00
Team Registration (per team) $50.00
Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager $45.00
Player $20.00
House League Youth $2.50

How do I add a Player or Coach that played or coached for another Club last year?
Please click here and "register" your player transfer for the appropriate age group. We complete player transfers every Monday morning.

How do I add players to my roster?
• From the Member Club Login, click Teams then Listing to proceed.
• Select the appropriate team and click on the team name.
• Select Add Team Member.
• Select players for the team from the “Club Team Member List.”
• Click Add Members.
• NOTE: If there are members not listed, you must first add them to the database (See “Adding New Members”). Once they have been added, return here and they will show up in the list.
• Click on Register Team when all players are added.
• At “Club Team Register Form” click Register Team to proceed to the shopping cart (check-out) and complete the team registration process.
• Repeat the steps until all member club teams have been added.

I have added all of my team members. How do I pay?
• Click on Register Members to proceed (found at the top right of the team page).
• Click on Continue to Check Out.
• Select payment method and click Continue.
• Enter billing information and click Continue.
• If you chose cheque/money order, clicking Purchase Registrations will complete the online process. Once OBA has received you cheque/money order, the registration will be processed.
• If you chose credit card, click Continue to Credit Card Form.
• Enter credit card information and click Process Registration.
• Remember to print a confirmation or receipt.



How can I get additional insurance for my players because I will be playing in the states? 
Please click here and contact Ben Rossington from HUB.

Who can be covered?
Affiliated members of Ontario Basketball are covered. 

Details for coverage?
Please click here for information. 



Player Exemption Request
In order to complete a request for exemption
1. Contact Mike Barbin, to receive the Request for Exemption Application Form.
2. Complete and submit the form along with payment to Ontario Basketball
3. A completed from will be sent to the Chair of the Request for Exemption Committee
4. The chair of the Request for Exemption Committee will assign the case to a panel consisting of five committee members
5. The decision will be communicated to the members who filed the request.



How much time do I have to submit a protest? 
A protest must be reported to the tournament coordinator and be presented within one-hour of the completion of the game that is being protested. The fee is $100.00 and will be returned should the result of the game be overturned. As per FIBA rules, the score will be overturned to 2-0. 

Is artificial noise during sanctioned games allowed? 
Noise makers are allowed but must be used only in a positive manner and in relation to the Fair Policy and guidelines. Noisemakers should not be used to distract the opposing team (i.e. during foul shots). 

Should the tournament convenor or game officials deem the noise to be excessive, spectators(s) will be asked to refrain from further distraction. For example, a mechanical airhorn or electronic device.  


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