As previously communicated, the NBBA is proceeding with registration for 2020-21, with priority registration for returning members starting on Monday, August 10, and open registration on Monday, August 24.
We will not be charging fees at the time of registration, fees will be adjusted based on when we can resume play. We are opening registration now to get a sense of demand and help with advance planning.
The NBBA currently does not expect to run any basketball programs until January 2021, as there is a strong likelihood that we will not be permitted to access school gyms until then. The OBA released Phase 3 Return to Play Guidelines (under which teams can now train indoors with non-contact practices), but postponed the start of all its leagues until January 2021, and we expect the EOBA to do the same. If gyms do become available in the Fall, we are prepared to offer non-contact basketball (or regular basketball if the OBA moves to Phase 4).
The 2020-21 season will look very different and we ask for your patience as we navigate through these unusual times. The NBBA intends to do everything that we can to have your children return to the courts…safely.
The NBBA plans to offer one Competitive girls and boys team at the U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U19 age groups for the 2020-21 season, but will add additional teams if possible. Competitive Program registration fees for U11 to U19 levels do not include $300 that is normally designated for team fees to help cover tournament costs. For this season, any and all team fees will be set and collected by individual teams.
The NBBA is intending to field the same number of teams for the Developmental and Recreational Programs as we did last season.
The NBBA will launch a new Website and Registration system on Monday, August 10 (www.nepeanbluedevils.ca)
One parent or guardian will have to set up a new account and add your child as a player. Please do not set up the account in your child’s name, it must be in the parent or guardians name.
The NBBA will be accepting registrations for returning players beginning Monday, August 10 for 2 weeks before we open to new members. Please register ASAP.
A few notes to remember:
- Payment will not be required at the time of registration. You will be prompted at a later date to return to the system to pay the appropriate fee.
- Registration for all NBBA programs is based on the player’s gender and age. You will not be able to register outside of your designated age group. If your child would like to try out for a higher age group you must contact the VP of competitive programs.
- When registering, you will be presented with the program and competitive tryout that correspond to the player’s year of birth.
- If the player wishes to register for a Development/Recreational Program only, choose this option only and proceed with the registration.
- If the player wishes to try out for a competitive team, AND secure a spot in the Development/Recreational Program should they not be selected for a competitive team, register for the Developmental/Recreational Program as well as the tryout. If the player is not selected for a competitive team, a spot in the Development/Recreational Program is secured.
- Players who are only interested in trying out for a competitive team and do not wish to play in the Development/Recreational Program should select the tryout only. Remember, there is no guarantee that a spot will be available at a later date as programs fill up quickly.
- When establishing Recreational and Development basketball teams the NBBA has a policy of ensuring that the calibre of its teams is evenly balanced. This ensures the best playing experience for our athletes. This also allows our athletes to experience playing with different players from year to year further enriching their playing and social experience. The NBBA is therefore unable to take friend requests or playing time/location requests when forming recreational and developmental basketball teams.