We do the work, you have the fun!
2018 games begin the week of April 22ish. The exact date is determined by gym availability. Teams are chosen by the league after evaluation camps starting April 15. The league concludes June 7.
No refunds after April 18, 2018 - NO EXCEPTIONS
Coaches are still needed, apply today.
The Nipissing Basketball Association began in 1992 when West Ferris Secondary School teacher and head coach of the senior Trojans Tim Simpson started a program to boost the skill level of basketball players in North Bay and surrounding areas. The program has thrived for decades and continues to run boasting the same fair play principles it was founded upon back in the very first year. The non-profit league has offered house-league basketball to over 3600 athletes and played over 2000 games. The NBA is pleased to have Pro Sports Management provide the league website and PayPal options.
The NBA runs from April to June at area schools. In 2018, Chippewa, St Joseph-Scollard Hall, Widdifield, and West Ferris Secondary will host games beginning in April running through to mid June. Teams will play twice per week and complete a 10 game schedule plus playoffs.
The NBA caters to players aged 7-18 as of April 1, 2018. Players receive a uniform and are placed on teams made by the league committee. We do everything possible to insure balanced teams and to offer a fun experience to all players. Coaches are not allowed to recruit players, pick players, or find new players for their teams. The cost per player is $125. Families of two players will pay $215 and families with three players will pay $320. Each additional player is $90. NOTE: You must register in person at Dark Horse Comics to receive the additional player family discount.
Registration is taking place right now both online and at Dark Horse Comics located on the corner of First Avenue and Fraser in beautiful North Bay. Click here or on the Registration tab above for online registration.
Our league is competitive. We use carded referees and play on full size basketball courts. Our most cherished rule is our participation rule. No player can play more than four minutes more than any other player. Our timers ensure that all players get an equal chance and any team violating the participation rule are defaulted. We want everyone to have a chance to play when the game is on the line.
Players are placed on teams by the league officials. Players can request ONE friend to join them on their team but both friends MUST select each other. Game nights are Monday through Thursdays (two games per week). Games are typically Co-ed & Girls on Monday and Wednesday plus Boys on Tuesday and Thursdays although this is not guaranteed.
All of our teams compete for the league championship offered in their age category. Championship teams win medals as do the finalists. Each team selects three players for awards and the league selects an all-star team.
We use evaluation camps to determine the skill level of players for the creation of the teams. Evaluation camps are mandatory and take place starting April 18 for all players at the following times. No player may attend a camp for a higher age without attending a camp for their own age. All camps take place at Chippewa Secondary School. We evaluate each player secretly at this camp. We then strive to create a league of balanced teams.
2018 EVALUATION CAMPS - Attend Your Group ONLY
PLAYERS MUST ATTEND THE CAMP OF THEIR AGE EVEN IF THEY WANT TO PLAY UP. ALL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THE EVALUATION CAMP AND PLAYERS CAN ASK TO CHANGE DIVISIONS ONLY IF SPACE EXISTS. Some players will be moved to different divisions but this MUST be done by our league office and not by players or parents. Players may voice their request at the evaluation camp of their age.