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Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association


Following the successful launch of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) men’s league in 2015 and women’s league in 2016, Ontario Basketball (OBA) is pleased to announce that it will accept applications from new programs for the 2017-18 season.

“OSBA provides sport schools and academies with proper periodized training, development and competition models for high performance athletes,” explained Lindsay Walsh, Ontario Basketball's Director of Basketball Development. “We are excited to continue to grow the league and build on the success that has been established so far.”

Comprehensive proposals from interested programs will be accepted until Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Interested applicants must contact the applicable OSBA Commissioner, as outlined below, to receive an application.

Carmelo Mallia, Commissioner (Men’s)
Linh Nguyen, Commissioner (Women’s)

The men’s league grew from the first season to the second, from seven teams to the following 11 programs: Athlete Institute Prep (Orangeville), Bill Crothers (Markham), Father Henry Carr (Etobicoke), King’s Christian Collegiate (Oakville), Lincoln Prep (Hamilton), Orangeville Prep (Orangeville), Ridley College (St. Catharines), Southwest Academy (London), Thornlea Secondary School (Thornhill), TRC Academy (Brantford), and Vaughan Secondary School (Vaughan).

Eight teams are currently competing in the inaugural season of the women’s league: Bill Crothers (Markham), Durham Elite (Whitby), Guelph Prep (Guelph), King’s Christian Collegiate (Oakville), Lincoln Prep (Hamilton), Louis Riel (Ottawa), Southwest Academy (London), and TRC Academy (Brantford).


Summary - League Benefits

  • Proper periodized training, development and competition model for high performance, high school athletes
  • Partnership with sport schools or academies not currently served in Ontario basketball environment
  • Harmonization with Canada Basketball
  • Exposure for athletes and talent identification for Canada Basketball, CCAA, CIS and NCAA
  • Coach education and NCCP professional development for coaches
  • FIBA rules in Ontario school system
  • Certification and governance of high school/prep school sports in Ontario