Local Competitive Program

For the 2016-17 season, the Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Association will be offering a Local Competitive Program for boys and girls aged 12-15 (Bantam and Midget levels).  A high level of commitment is expected from parents and players selected for these teams.  The Local Competitive teams will play in the

Eastern Ontario Basketball (EOBA) League and local tournaments.

  • The Local Competitive NBBA coaches will participate in coaching clinics throughout the year and are supported by the Club Technical Director. 
  • Local Competitive coaches will be encouraged to get their NCCP certification if they are not already certified.
  • The cost of the Local Competitive Program is $500.00 (+ a $25 non-refundable tryout fee). The registration fee covers:
    • All EOBA and Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) registration fees for teams, coaches and players.
    • Referee fees for 10 EOBA League games and the EOBA Championship tournament at the end of the season (up to a maximum of $300). 
    • $180 of the registration fee is designated for team fees, to cover the cost of three local tournaments.
    • Teams must cover all other expenses through the collection of additional team fees. 

2016-17 Season

The NBBA intends to field the following local competitive teams for the 2016-17 basketball season:


Head Coach

Major Bantam Boys (U14) Curtis Blair
Major Bantam Girls (U14) John Pert
Major Midget Boys (U16) TBD
Major Midget Girls (U16) Neil Talbot


Team Selections

Team selections will be held in early September (Schedule TBA), and the season begins mid-October and runs through to May. 

  • The selection process is based on a number of factors, including shooting skills, dribbling and ball handling, rebounding, endurance, attitude, coach-ability, intensity, etc.
  • Based on the evaluation of the above criteria, the Head Coach will select 10 to 12 players. 
  • The selection process can commence after the first, second, or third tryout dates and is usually based on the number of players trying out.
  • Should a player not be selected for a local competitive team, they will be released to the Recreational Program and attend the sort-outs.

Questions about the Local Competitive Program may be directed to Neil Talbot by email