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 house-league basketball has offered the game to over 7000 athletes and played over 3700 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 2020, 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 January 1, 2020. 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 $130.00 Families of two players will pay $240.00 and families with three players will pay $360.00 Each additional player is $110.00. NOTE: You must designate in your E transfer which athletes your family payment is supporting.
REGISTRATION - Registration is taking place right now online and at Dark Horse Comics located at 669 Cassells Street in beautiful North Bay starting February 1. Click here or on the Registration tab above for online registration. LEAGUE INFORMATION - 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.
EVALUATION CAMPS - 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 mid - April for all players. No player may attend a camp for a higher age without attending a camp for their own age. Camps will be announced at a later date to all players who register. We evaluate each player secretly at this camp. We then strive to create a league of balanced teams. 2020 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.
2020 Season Update Important Information for All Parents and Players - NBA Core Rules on Registration
Thanks for playing this year in the NBA. It is going to be a great year. We promise to do our best to make balanced teams in all our leagues. We promise to treat all players equally when making playing decisions. We promise to never say no to one person and yes to another with regard to the core NBA rules. These are things I truly believe in and we have found work the best over our 28 year history. The NBA is meant to be competitive but with true fun in mind. We want players to play and meet new friends. To have new basketball experiences and to love this great game. Thank you and we will be announcing our camps as soon as possible.