Philosophy and Goals
The Scarborough Basketball Association (SBA) is a registered non-profit organization, run and coached by unpaid volunteers.
We believe in putting athletes first and winning second.
Over the past 10+ years of existence, we have placed Scarborough on the basketball map in Ontario, by producing great basketball players and organizing completive tournaments.
The SBA develops players via outstanding house league programs beginning with players as young as five all the way up to nineteen year olds. In addition, it organizes rep teams for both boys and girls in all divisions ranging from U10 (Novice) to U19 (Junior).
Our season starts with the Rep Academy in September and is completed at Basketball Ontario Provincial Finals in April and/or May. We offer at each level (AAA, AA, A), highly completive sanctioned tournaments for boys and girls in Scarborough with teams participating from around Ontario and the United States.
The SBA is affiliated with Basketball Ontario and therefore supports the Fair Play Policies that it has set forth. These can be view at www.basketball.on.ca.
Our Coaches are dedicated to the development of our player’s skill level as outlined in the series of publications (LTAD – Long Term Athlete Development) from Canada Basketball. This is accomplished through the use of our ‘Team Development Policy’ and improving their own knowledge of basketball by obtaining NCCP levels.
We have invested in programs such as the ‘Elite Camp’ to improve on the fundamental skills of basketball for each athlete.
SBA is continuing to give back to the community by the improvement of their gyms. In partnership with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic Separate School Board, we have help fund the purchases of scoreboards, protective mats and refinishing of gym floors of quality gyms in David and Mary Thomson CI and Pope John Paul II CSS schools.
Not only do our athletes benefit from the use of these gyms, but, so do the students that attend these schools.