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Ontario Basketball League (OBL)

ONTARIO BASKETBALL LEAGUE (OBL)

OBA introduces the **NEW OBL WEBSITE** check out for schedules, scores and standings! 

Click here for OBL Information sheet (Updated: August  5, 2016)

In 2016-17 the OBA will also look to introduce a new competitive stream within the OBL for Elite teams U14-U19 Boys and Girls. 

Click here for OBL X information.

Locations
Ontario Basketball has secured various quality venues and facilities across the GTA to host OBL games throughout the season. Additionally, countless member clubs have committed to hosting OBL games on the established weekends of competition. With the uncertainty of number of teams in each age category and divisions, OBL locations will be announced shortly after the registration deadline. 

Division breakdown
When teams register through the club administration portal they can declare their level of play. Once all teams are registered, schedules will be created to make the games as relevant and competitive as possible. 

Schedule
The game times will be scheduled much like the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Matches will tip-off at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm (on Saturday only for U13 and higher).

Additionally, games will be scheduled in an effort to accommodate teams from outside the GTA. As an example, teams traveling from Kingston or London will not have games scheduled  in the late morning and later afternoon on Saturday or Sunday to ease travel arrangements. 

The league will be open to both genders at all ages (U10 Novice to U19 Junior) . While most games will be held in central locations, the league model will be inclusive of member clubs with geographic barriers and host games in numerous regions across the province.  

The cost per game is $150. 

OBA will create divisions for as many teams as possible but there might be situations where divisions are not competitive. In such a case, the division may not be played and refunds will be provided.

The following are the scheduled OBL weekend dates.  The schedule will be created in an effort to alleviate travelling concerns for teams (e.g. teams from London will not compete at 9:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Toronto). 

Age Category

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Weekend 3

Weekend 4

Weekend 5

Ontario Cup

Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

U10

Nov 5-6

Dec 17-18

Jan 21-22

Feb 11-12

Mar 4-5

March 24-26

U11

Nov 5-6

Dec 17-18

Jan 21-22

Feb 11-12

Mar 4-5

March 24-26

U12

Nov 5-6

Dec 17-18

Jan 21-22

Feb 11-12

Mar 4-5

March 24-26

U13

Nov 26-27

Jan 14-15

Feb 4-5

Feb 25-26

Mar 25-26

Apr 7-9

U14

Nov 26-27

Jan 14-15

Feb 4-5

Feb 25-26

Mar 25-26

Apr 7-9

U15

Dec 3-4

Jan28-29

Feb 25-26

Mar 25-26

Apr 8-9

Apr 28-30

U16

Dec 3-4

Jan28-29

Feb 25-26

Mar 25-26

Apr 8-9

Apr 28-30

U17

Dec 10-11

Jan28-29

Feb 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 22-23

May 5-7

U19

Dec 10-11

Jan28-29

Feb 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 22-23

May 5-7

Male

 

 

 

 

 

 

U10

Nov 12-13

Dec 10-11

Jan 21-22

 Feb 11-12

March 4-5

March 31-April 2

U11

Nov 12-13

Dec 10-11

Jan 21-22

  Feb 11-12

March 4-5

March 31-April 2

U12

 Nov 19-20

Dec 17-18

Jan 21-22

  Feb 11-12

March 4-5

March 31-April 2

U13

Nov 26-27

Jan 14-15

Feb 4-5

Feb 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 21-23

U14

 Dec 3-4

Jan 14-15

Feb 4-5

Feb 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 21-23

U15

Mar 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 8-9

 Apr 22-23

Apr 29-30

May 13-15

U16

Mar 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 8-9

Apr 22-23

Apr 29-30

May 13-15

U17

Mar 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 8-9

Apr 29-30

May 12-13

May 27-29

U19

Mar 25-26

Apr 1-2

Apr 8-9

Apr 29-30

May 12-13

May 27-29

Points to Consider
• Christmas Break (December 23, 2016-January 8, 2017) Family Day (February 20, 2017), March Break (March 13-17, 2017), and Easter (April 14-17, 2017). 
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• All-Star Games will take place May 6th, 2017 for ages U10-U14 boys and girls and June 10, 2017 for ages U15-U19 boys and girls. 

 The registration timeline will be as follows:

Date

Registration

September 6, 2016

Club affiliation opens and teams can register for OBL

October 14th, 2016

 October 28th, 2016

January 27th, 2016

Final OBL registration deadline for U10-U12 female and Male

Final OBL registration dedadline for U13-U19 Females and U13-U14 males

Final OBL registration deadline for U15-U19 males

 

 

 


Posted May 19, 2015

ONTARIO BASKETBALL LAUNCHES THE ONTARIO BASKETBALL LEAGUE

On May 19, Ontario Basketball (OBA) officially launched its new league – Ontario Basketball League (OBL). The league is part of an overall shift in competition structure and will begin play in the Fall of 2015. 

“The formation of the Ontario Basketball League is an extremely positive step for our organization,” said Jason Jansson, executive director, Ontario Basketball. “We are excited to offer a periodized competition environment and look forward to collaborating with our member clubs to make this league a tremendous success for our athletes.”

With the continued growth and participation in basketball it is ever important that OBA ensure it is providing structure and leadership grounded in athlete-centered development and competition. Specifically, there have been many leagues forming across the province outside Ontario Basketball's governance, which create conflicting programs for our young athletes, resulting in over-competing and under-training during critical developmental years.  

The OBL, created and run by Ontario Basketball, will help promote and regulate the development of basketball across the province and support its 180 affiliated member clubs.  The OBL has been designed to service all member clubs using Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) guidelines aimed at providing teams with meaningful OBA sanctioned league competition leading up to Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

The league will be open to both genders at all ages (U10 Novice to U19 Junior) and all levels of play (i.e., A, AA, AAA) and all teams competing in the league will be eligible for the 2016 Ontario Cup. While most games will be held in central locations, the league model will be inclusive of member clubs with geographic barriers and host games in numerous regions across the province.  

“This is a great milestone that will contribute to the ongoing growth and popularity of the game of basketball in Ontario and Canada,” said Greg Verner, president, Ontario Basketball. “The advancement of this league will provide the opportunity for our coaches and athletes to continue to develop and elevate their skills.”

The registration fees for OBL will vary depending on the structure and number of games played in each division but will reflect only the needs for the league to operate (e.g. facility costs, game officials and minor officials). 

Ontario Basketball members are invited to attend an informational session for the OBL on Saturday, June 13, 2015 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Abilities Centre in Whitby.


 

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