Naismith Basketball Association

Naismith Basketball Association

Naismith Basketball is respected for its grassroots basketball programs offered to youth in Lanark County.

We offer inclusion and accessibility in community team spirit programs that focus on youth aged 7-17 years. Watch here for updates on the best street ball tournament in Eastern Ontario, the Naismith 3 on 3 Tournament.

Operating as usual


which means no basketball activities tonight. Stay safe out there!


Naismith Basketball Association is in need of a registrar. The position is important to fill and cannot remain vacant. The registrar position does require a higher level of commitment than other roles on the board. The registrar is responsible for maintaining our registration platform, getting registration ready to go live for 3x3 and regular season, answer email inquiries in a timely fashion, credit card refunds through the ramp platform for players who withdraw, creating and splitting teams once created, outstanding balance requests etc. If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected]. The role is available to fill immediately however the outgoing registrar will be there to assist and answer ongoing questions as needed.


Snow day means no community access to Schools so all basketball activities are cancelled for tonight. Stay safe!


Reminder: when there is a snow day (school transportation cancelled) our gym permits are also cancelled. No basketball tonight unfortunately. Stay safe!


Our Little Naismith registration for our January session is set to open on Monday, December 4th. We will start the week of January 15th and have three nights available once again. However, we do need coaches to step forward. I invite coaches interested for this group to reach out now to receive a pre-registration code if you have a child to register to secure your spot. Email [email protected]

Photos from Naismith Basketball Association, host of Naismith 3 on 3 Tournament's post 12/11/2023

Great photos from our Competitive U14 girls team in action yesterday.


We are getting ready to open registration for our Little Naismith program in January. However, in order for it to run we do need dedicated student volunteers who can assist our adult coaches. There are about 20 players per night and we run three nights. Tues/Thurs at St Greg’s in CP and Wed in Almonte. If you are interested, please register as a staff under Little Naismith as a helper. I know our adult coaches appreciate your help plus you can earn your volunteer hours! Alternatively, if you are interested in coaching, please email [email protected]. We do give you the program and tools that you need.


Whose child is hoping for a snow day tomorrow? 🙋‍♀️ If school transportation is cancelled due to weather, so is basketball. Stay safe!


REFUNDS: Coaches refunds have been completed this morning. If you didn’t receive one, you likely have to register yet as a staff member. If you have questions, email [email protected]. Player refunds that were requested before October 31st have been completed with a full refund less a $25 admin fee. From now until November 30th if you need to withdraw it’s a 50% refund less a $25 admin fee. No refunds after November 30th.


Registration is closed!
Tryouts for competitive start this week and next week will be sort outs for the remainder of our teams if needed. Wishing everyone a great basketball season!

Photos from Naismith Basketball Association, host of Naismith 3 on 3 Tournament's post 24/09/2023

Try outs happening this week.

Reminder that no player is permitted to tryout unless they have registered.

Good luck to all players!


Just a reminder that our Little Naismith program is full for the fall session. Watch out in December for registration for our Winter session in January.

Photos from Naismith Basketball Association, host of Naismith 3 on 3 Tournament's post 19/09/2023

Check your emails as tryout dates have been announced for next week. You can register up until Saturday. No walks ons permitted as you must be registered. If you are unsuccessful in making the competitive team, you will have the option to attend sort outs for the recreational league or ask for a refund (less $25 admin fee). Swipe to see the dates for the divisions we are offering competitive try outs for.


Competitive tryouts will commence the week of September 25th. You will receive an email with tryout dates and time this week.


I think that was a record! Little Naismith is now full and we have four on the waitlist. We will run another session in January for those of you who missed out.


Only 10 more spots left for our Little Naismith Fall session.


Little Naismith registration is open! There are only 48 spots and 20 are already spoken for so that means 28 are left. They will go fast!!


Set your clocks! Our very popular Little Naismith registration opens on Saturday! The sessions fill up quickly as spaces are limited so don’t delay! Visit our website for all the details but our fee is only $100 and each player gets a shirt and small ball to keep!


Registration deadline has been extended to Saturday, September 16, 2023.


The registration deadline is fast approaching and to ensure a place for your child, please register to avoid being waitlisted. The way it stands now, there will not be a U16 Girls or U19 Girls team unless there are at least 8 registrations in each in order to make a team. As for the others, all divisions will run but some may not have a competitive team due to lack of interest.


How do I register my son or daughter who was born in 2016? If your son or daughter has completed our Little Naismith program last year then they can register for our U10 Rec program this fall. If they have not previously completed Little Naismith, then they must be registered in our Little Naismith program. Registration for Little Naismith opens Sept 16. Please share!

Photos from Naismith Basketball Association, host of Naismith 3 on 3 Tournament's post 31/08/2023

Registration is quickly filling up for competitive and recreational. Head on over to our website for details as registration closes September 9th. Interested in coaching, assisting, or student volunteering, please register as well!


Don’t forget to register for U10-U19 as it sets to close on September 9th. We as an executive need to know how many teams we are running so we an book gym space and assign coaches. Thanks!


Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on September 10th at The Waterfront GastroPub in Carleton Place(upstairs)at 6:30 pm. We do have a vacancy for Secretary that we need to fill. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you are attending. If you are a parent who wishes to contribute input and ideas, we welcome you!


📢Registration opens September 16 and closes October 1st!! Our Little Naismith program is designed for 5-7 year olds so that they are introduced to the fundamental skills of basketball. This program is always very popular and fills up very quickly. Mark your calendars and visit the Little Naismith section of our website for details.


📢 Calling all competitive players for the 2023/2024 season!! We are advising you to register now as we are required to give the EOBC an idea of how many competitive teams we are running this season. Click on our website link in profile and head to registration


Our season can’t get off the ground without volunteer coaches and sometimes this is why there is a hold up in getting the kids on the court. All our coaches 18+ must obtain a Vulnerable Record Check. **NEW this year is our coaches registration. If you are interested in being a coach or assistant coach this season, please register here. If you already have been approved to coach, please register now. Even though our Little Naismith is not open yet we are accepting registrations for coaches, assistant coaches and teenage volunteers now. **Our competitive teams once formed will be looking for team managers so if you can not commit to coaching, perhaps you can step up to volunteer as team manager.

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