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"To provide elite level training, competition, education and exposure to premier high school basketball student-athletes, and in turn raise the entire basketball environment in Ontario and Canada"

The OSBA is part of an overall shift in Ontario high school aged basketball competition for scholastic teams. The OSBA will govern member programs to ensure compliance as well as administer the championship league. In addition, goals have been set: 1) developing Ontario athletes for post-secondary, national and international competition and 2) increasing the number and quality of Ontario student-athletes competing in Ontario at the Train to Compete (T2C) stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model

Additionally, the goal of OSBA is to identify, develop and support Ontario’s elite T2C student-athletes by sanctioning and supporting the OSBA by ensuring each participating high school is providing world-class education as well as technical and basketball-specific daily training environment, Integrated Support Team (IST) leadership and education to the targeted basketball coaches and student-athletes.

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, U SPORTS 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

Men's Advisory Committee

Claude Nembhard Carmelo Mallia Tony McIntyre Jesse Tipping
Kauri LaFontaine Mike Meeks Kevin Jeffers Jay Tredway
Shane James

Women's Advisory Committee

Claude Nembhard Carmelo Mallia Jodi Gram Eric Bulthuis
Kauri LaFontaine Mike MacKay Fabienne Blizzard Dave Picton