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    Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association

    ONTARIO SCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMS PARTICIPATING IN GIRLS’ EXPANSION LEAGUE

    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 in Ontario school system
    • Certification and governance of high school/prep school sports in Ontario