The North Bay Spartans Basketball Club is a member club of the Ontario Basketball Association. Since the cancellation of all OBA games and competition in March 2020 we have been unable to offer any basketball programs for our athletes. In late July, 2020 the OBA announced “Return to Play” guidelines for Phase 3 of their multi-phased approach to safely resuming basketball activities.
All current restrictions and those that will come into effect as we reach next stages, are law imposed by the Ontario Government and medical health authorities. These, and the Return to Play protocols in development by OBA, are designed to facilitate the ongoing and continued safety of our members and all Ontarians.
OBA member teams can now practice or train at an indoor facility in areas of Ontario that have moved to Stage 3, with modified health and safety measures in place to ensure practices are “non-contact.” This means you can pass the ball to teammates, and run certain drills but none that would likely result in physical contact.
The OBA has announced that all OBL seasons and Ontario Cup competitions have been delayed until 2021.
The NB Spartans club is now looking into training options for our athletes for the fall season of 2020.