WHAT IS THE CBL?
The Canadian Basketball League is a development league playing under FIBA Rules. The League was founded in Toronto, Canada on July 30, 2014 by Butch Carter and launched the inaugural season in the Fall of 2016. The first season consisted of 4 teams playing in the Greater Toronto Area. Hamilton United Basketball Club located in Hamilton, Ontario played out of the David Braley Gymnasium on the Mohawk College campus. The Wellington Basketball Club competed out of the W.F. Mitchell Centre on the campus at the University of Guelph. The Scarborough Basketball Club played at the Toronto Pan Am Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. The Durham United Basketball Club played their home games at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. After a successful regular season of 18 games, the Scarborough Basketball Club was crowned the 2016-2017 Champions on March 18th after defeating the Durham United Basketball Club. Scarborough finished 15-3 with two 1st-Team All-CBL players, the CBL MVP, and the Championship game Most Outstanding Player. YES TV network televised the live broadcast of the CBL Game of the Week. Our games were also live-streamed on our League website – www.cbltv.com.
An official CBL coach will conduct the Combines to determine if tryout attendees are capable of earning a potential contract in the development league.
CBL Director of Basketball Operations Garrett Kelly or CBL President Butch Carter will assist in running the Combines. Kelly played NCAA Division I at Loyola University Maryland and went on to have successful coaching stints at The Catholic University of America, Radford University, and Siena College before joining the CBL. Kelly is the Head Coach of the Scarborough Basketball Club.
WHEN DOES THE CBL SEASON BEGIN?
The 2017-2018 regular season is set to begin December 7, 2017. The championship tournament is scheduled for the weekend of March 15, 2018, and the playoffs (for the final four teams) will conclude on April 8, 2017.
Training Camp will commence December 1, 2017.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE TRYOUTS TAKING PLACE?
Tryout locations are added frequently. Please check the REGISTRATION page for a location that is close to you.
ARE THERE ANY COSTS?
Yes, the cost is a minimum of $200.00 USD per person to participate. Combine Tryouts have a minimum cost $200.00 USD. Payment must be made online. You can pay via credit or debit card on the REGISTRATION PAGE here
(all credit and debit transactions will incur an additional *$4.50 processing fee in addition to the $200 participant fee. All payments are non-refundable)
WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?
The registration fee includes an official CBL t-shirt, the opportunity to participate in a minimum of three (3) games, and to be seen by the CBL coaches.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE TRYOUTS?
Yes, all players not registered prior to the tryout will be required to pay $250.00 USD for an opportunity to earn one of the 50 open roster positions in the Canadian Basketball League.
There is limited space so you are encouraged to pre-register in order to hold your priority position.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE TRYOUTS?
Each player will be assigned to a team consisting of other players participating in the Tryout and will be tested on physical ability, a skill evaluation and live game play.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TRYOUTS?
The CBL basketball operations group will notify you by phone, no later than October 1st 2017, if you have been selected to receive a player contract.
WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?
No, the CBL will not provide food.
WHAT CAN I BRING INTO THE FACILITY? DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN TOWEL, WATER, ETC?
The CBL will provide water and/or a Gatorade sports drink. Please bring anything else you need to play a minimum of three (3) games (i.e. towels, sneakers, ankle braces, extra socks, energy bars, etc.)
WILL THERE BE A TRAINER OR MEDICAL PERSONNEL ONSITE IN CASE OF INJURIES, ANKLE TAPING, ETC?
Yes, there will be an athletic trainer and medical services personnel on-site.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I SIGN UP AND CANNOT ATTEND? WILL MY MONEY BE REFUNDED?
There are no refunds for anyone who signed up and cannot attend the Tryout.
WILL I BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY TRAVEL COSTS?
No, the CBL will not provide reimbursement for any travel costs.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CHECK-IN? DO I NEED TO BRING AN ID?
Yes, you must bring a valid photo ID and a copy of your paid confirmation.
DO I NEED TO CONSENT TO AND SIGN A WAIVER?
Yes, you will need to consent to the CBL waiver and sign a Player Eligibility and Release form in order to participate. Once you have completed the registration form and consented to the waiver, you will receive (via email) the Player Eligibility and Release form to be signed digitally.
WILL THERE BE ANY TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE EVENT?
The CBL will not provide any transportation for participants.
WILL THE CBL PROVIDE A HOTEL IF NECESSARY?
The CBL will not provide or arrange any hotel accommodations.
CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WATCH?
Spectators will not be permitted inside the facility.