Registration FAQ

Naismith Basketball Association

We welcome players of all levels in all divisions. We are pleased to offer House League and Competitive Divisions. 

Registration Details

  • Registration Fee for 2022-2023 will be $250 for house league players and $450 for competitive league players. and $100 for our Little Naismith Program (visit the Little Naismith tab on our website for more details on the program)
  • Review the age categories tab before registering
  • Following registration you will receive an email confirmation/receipt. 
  • Credit Card is the only accepted method of payment. 
  • Jumpstart applications are available for families who meet specific financial criteria. Information to apply for your child is found here. 

 Players will receive further communications in September on the season start-up and sort-out schedules.

House League Details

  • League runs from October to April/May.  Official start of the league is Nov 1.

  • Teams are capped at 12 per team due to equal playing time, anymore players than this does not allow for adequate game play.
  • All house league players will have one practice and one game per week. Practices will always be at the same time/day/gym weekly, unless there is a gym cancellation by the school. Game day will always be on the same day for the duration of the season for each house league division, schedule released usually in advance. 

  • All house league divisions will enjoy divisional year-end tournaments at the end of the season.

 Competitive League Details

  • League runs from October to April/May.  In the past the format as been tri-meets every couple of weeks.  

  • After the registrar registers the team, the league will then release a schedule. Coaches to share this once released.
  • Teams are capped at 12.
  • Commitment of two practices a week, 1.5 hours in duration.
  • Up to 3 tournaments and year end championships.

Sort-Outs and Team Balancing

  • Depending on the number of players registered, there may be sort outs at the beginning of the season to ensure the teams are balanced. This should be expected to start in mid to late September.

  • Competitive team try outs will be announced mid to late September.
  • Friend requests are only considered at U10 and cannot be guaranteed.  

  • Coaches will communicate with their teams once sort-outs are completed notifying them of the practice gym, night and time. 

  • Teams will have at least 1 practice with their final roster before their first games. 

  • All teams are guaranteed 20* games through out the season, including both regular season play and their divisional year end tournament. 

  • NO practices or games during School Holiday Breaks (including Christmas, Family Day weekend, March break or Easter)

*this has been the norm in past years. We will know more once schedules are released


  • Practices can be held Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7:30 and then 7:30 to 9 for the older divisions. 
  • Practices will be held at local school gyms in either Carleton Place, Beckwith or Almonte.  These are determined after coaches are assigned and their availability.
  • House teams practice once a week for 1.5 hours
  • Competitive teams practice twice per week for 1.5 hours each


  • Schedules for both house and competitive will be shared by their coaches once received.
  • Registrar will register teams on their behalf and forward the relevant information to coaches to share with their teams for both house league and competitive.


If you have any questions, please contact our Naismith Registrar

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I know which division to register for?
Review the age categories tab before registering. If you choose to register for competitive and your child does not make the team, you will receive a credit back of $200 (less a $25 administration fee). 

2. When will I know which night my practice will be?
We don't know this at this time. Until coaches are found and assigned, it comes down to the coaches availability and gym space.

3. My child is involved in multiple sports, how can I make sure that there are no conflicts?
The basketball season is long and we understand there will be conflicts. If the chosen night does not work for your child, you will be offered a refund up to a certain date (less a $25 administration fee).

4. When my child does have a conflict, will this be OK?
Please advise your coach of any conflicts as they will need to be aware. They plan their practices according to the number of players and games they never want to be surprised and be short of players. 

5. Do you accept friend requests?
We do try for the U10 division, however we can not guarantee this. We do need to ensure that the teams are balanced and it is a great opportunity to meet new faces!

6. I am interested in coaching, assistant coaching or managing a team. Who should I contact?
We are always looking for volunteers and can not run our divisions without you stepping forward. Contact our Coach Liaison

7. What is your Refund Policy?

House and Competitive participants refund requests are as follows:

  • Received by October 31st - full refund minus a $25 administration fee
  • Received by November 30th - 50% refund minus a $25 administration fee
  • After November 30th, no refunds will be provided.

To receive a refund, please make your request to Naismith Registrar

 8. What if I register and my child does not want to play anymore?

Please notify your coach and the Naismith Registrar


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