Where Can I Play Recreational Basketball in Ottawa?
Below, I dug as deep as I could to trace down all the organized and pick-up basketball leagues in Ottawa that you could reach out to.
I've inlcuded each of the league names, venue locations, time slots, estimate league size and more.
Some of these leagues will also provide online player stats, team standings, referees, regular & playoff season format - for those with that competitive spirit.
Once you've reviewed the list, you can register to your preferred league with the submission form below.
Note that these leagues can have three seasons which include Fall, Winter and Summer.
Your registration deadlines are respectively August (Fall), November (Winter) and March (summer).
If you subscribe individually to any of these leagues, you'll be put on a wait list with no promise of being picked up.
You would need to make deposits to a whole bunch of leagues with the hope that one picks you up.
But with us, you'll only have to make a single deposit and we'll reach out to all the leagues on your behalf.
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And since we get a lot of players filling out the form, Gaimday will likely be able to put together a team on our own.
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Here is the list of 5 Ottawa Basketball Leagues:
|1||Brodie Basketball League Ottawa|
|4||Carleton Rec Basketball|
|5||UOttawa Intramural Basketball|
Brodie Basketall League Ottawa
With 14 teams divided into 2 separate divisions, Brodie is currently the biggest private basketball league in Ottawa. For players looking for the right level of competition, this league is your top candidate.
All games are played in Montpetit Hall at University of Ottawa.
The Brodie website includes both yearly stats and standings for those looking to keep track of their season.
What makes Brodie truly stand out is that they run their league across several locations in both Canada and the US.
No wonder they're referred to as North America's largest men's basketball league.
2. RA Centre
The RA Ball Hockey League is one of the many sports offered by the RA Sports Leagues which is a not-for-profit organization in Ottawa.
Games are played in the RA Dome Gymnasium on Thursday evenings. Start times range from 6:30-9:30pm weekly, while games last about one hour each.
The league is made up of 8 teams in a single division.
Check out their website for the latest stats and standings.
Ottawa Sports & Social Club
The Ottawa Sport & Social Club is a non-profit organization serving the community of Ottawa. As part of their adult curriculum, they offer various sports league to join - including Basketball.
Venue locations include Robert Bateman Public School for the Open Gender division and Albert Street Mustang Gym for the Refereed division.
Games are played 4x4 and the league is active year-round.
Make sure to visit the website for registration details. You can join individually, with friends or field your own team.
Carleton Rec Basketball
During last season, Carleton was offering pick-up basketball daily during the week.
The hours were Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-2:30pm and also Fri: 10am-12pm.
Games were all played at the Raven's Nest, home to the Carleton Ravens Basketball team.
There's been no new announcements for the upcoming season on their website, so you might want to reach out to them beforehand.
uOttawa Intramural Basketball
University of Ottawa has offered basketball for various groups including men, women and mixed divisions.
Games were played at weekdays Monday through Thursday.
Once the intramural website is updated, we'll find out if they will begin the Fall/Winter season and if there are any COVID-19 measures in place.
As a note, they also offer drop-in basketball hosted at Monpetit Hall, located in downtown Ottawa.
Let me know if I missed out on any other basketball leagues in Ottawa or greater area.
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And don't forget to fill out the submission form above if you're interested in reaching out to multiple leagues at once.
We'll be glad to do some of the legwork to ease your registration process.