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Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association


Eight teams from across the province will compete in inaugural girls’ season

Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) announced the eight schools and academies that will compete in the inaugural season of the girls’ league.

“After the successful 2015-16 debut of the OSBA boys’ league, we are excited to expand the league to include girls’ programs,” said Lindsay Walsh, Director of Basketball Development at Ontario Basketball. “The eight schools selected will provide our high performance athletes with the structure and support they need to develop and to achieve success at the highest levels.”

The following schools will participate in the 2016-17 OSBA season:

School Location
Bill Crothers Secondary School Markham
Durham Elite Whitby
École secondaire publique Louis-Riel Ottawa
Guelph Prep Guelph
King’s Christian Collegiate Oakville
Lincoln Prep Hamilton
Southwest Furfaro Academy London
The Rise Centre Academy Brantford



Teams will begin tryouts and training in September 2016, and the first game will tip off in January 2017.

Ontario Basketball has been working closely with Canada Basketball over the last few years to develop the women’s technical basketball curriculum utilized at both the provincial and national levels. Through the OSBA, the curriculum will now reach coaches and athletes at the school level.

“It is wonderful to see the harmonization and integration between local, provincial, and national basketball organizations through the OSBA,” commented Denise Dignard, Director of Women's High Performance at Canada Basketball. “The league will positively impact Train to Compete athletes as well as grow coaches and educate parents about high performance basketball in Canada.”

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 (with Train to Compete modifications) in Ontario school system
  • Certification and governance of high school/prep school sports in Ontario