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2018 NLBA Events Calendar Error

Sincere apologies to our U16 Provincial Boys team on the mistake that was made on the 2018 NLBA calendar. We know it's with pride you represent your province and we thank you all for your dedication to provincial programs. Having your pictures posted on our annual calendar is our way of thanking you for your dedication. Unfortunately, the U14 Boys picture was put in place of the U16 boys picture on the calendar. Sadly, there is nothing we can do at this time to correct the Sadly there is nothing we can do at this time to correct the error on the calendar. We regret that this happened and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.
Please see pictured above 2017 U16 Boys Provincial Team: L-R: Riley Ward, Daffyd Banfield, Chris Edwards, Darko Milosevic (Asst. Coach), Jacob Ryan, Luca Walsh, Ben Chislett, Michael Fowler, Glen Sooley (Head Coach), Nickolas Reid, Curtis Corrigan, Gavin Wall Missing from Photo: Michael Lundrigan, Kelly Sooley (Manager)

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NLBA partners with the Wheelchair Sports Association NL (WSANL)

The NLBA entered into a partnership with the Wheelchair Sports Association NL (WSANL). Above is the President of the NLBA, Mr. Tom Warren with Todd Hickey and Gary Power of the (WSANL) as we signed a MOU between the 2 associations. The NLBA will be promoting wheelchair basketball across the province to all members with the hope of increasing participation within the WSANL. The NLBA will be providing space on the NLBA website so members can access programming offered by the WSANL in the coming weeks. They will also be voting members of the NLBA as we move forward. Stay tuned for additional information.

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2018 Minor School Championships

The NLBA has announced the 2018 Minor School Sites and dates. Please keep in mind clubs are "Not Permitted" to compete in these Minor Provincial Championships. All entries must be school teams. All forms and fees must be submitted to the Provincial Office prior to the deadline

2018 Provincial Minor Basketball Championships Entry Form
Minor School Basketball Provincials Sites Date 2018

NEW DEADLINES: January 10, 2018 (Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7) Applications must be in provincial office on or before this date.
DEADLINES: January 31, 2018 (Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11) Applications must be in provincial office on or before this date.

Registration Fees
Grade 4 (3 X 3): $100.00 + 4%) = $104.00
Grades 5 and 6: ($300.00 + 4%) = $312.00
Grades 7 up to grade 11: ($350.00 + 4%) = $364.00

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2018 Hall of Fame Cup

Date: February 16 - 18, 2018
Place: NL Sports Centre, St. John's
Teams: Top 8 Ranked Men's and Women's High School Teams
Criteria: Hall of Fame Selection Criteria
Schedule: Hall of Fame Tournament Schedule: TBD Jan / Feb 2018


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The NLBA will hold a Learn to Train Coaching Course on January 19th - 21st, 2018 weekend in St. John's, gym TBD. The course will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday; and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday morning.

This course is the replacement for the old Technical I and includes both Technical and Theory Components under the National Coaching Certification Program. The course will consist of 2 classroom sessions and 2 on court sessions. The cost for registration is $245.00, which includes the $100.00 for future evaluation, and the deadline to register is January 14th, 2018.

Coaches must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible to register. This course will be Paperless. Each participant will have to create an account on Canada Basketball's "Game Plan" website to register and download the materials. It is each participant's responsibility to bring a laptop or other electronic devices to the coaching clinic to access the information.

For additional information, please contact Judy Byrne at the provincial office at 709-576-3392,

Register for Clinics with Game Plan

Here are the steps to register for Game Plan and how to register for the NCCP course.

All those interested in the clinics are asked to register through the Canada Basketball Game Plan website. To generate a Game Plan account please follow the steps below:

1) Go to
2) In the top left there is a "Coaching" tab. Please click on that tab.
3) There will be a "Register Now" option in the top right hand corner. Click on "Register Now".
4) The screen that comes up will have a "Paid (49.95)" option and a "Free" option. Please choose one of the options and fill out the details below. Once you do this, you have created a Game Plan account.

After registering for "Game Plan" or if you are already a "Game Plan" member go to "Workshops" on the top bar. All of the courses will be listed under the 'Workshops' tab.

Coaches will just have to search under 'Newfoundland' and the year, and all courses will then be listed, then register for this course.

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You Tube Video "Odds of Getting D-1 College Basketball Scholarship" .

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CABO Monthly Post Play Express

October 2017 Issue

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