We’re All About Kids & Loving Basketball!

To promote the game of basketball while building fundamental skills and values.

To deliver quality programming and positive experiences to young people in our community, through the game of basketball, while building character, and fostering development of the qualities of respectful, productive and successful human beings.

  • Respect for self, others, and the game of basketball

  • Demonstrate and promote Fair Play, on and off the court

  • Commitment to excellence and giving a consistent best effort

  • Develop and embrace Teamwork and a shared vision

  • Demonstrate and promote positive attitude and growth mindset

  • Respect diversity while demonstrating and promoting caring, equality and self esteem

The Burlington Basketball Club was incorporated as a not-for-profit youth basketball sports association in 1973 as Minor Basketball Association of Burlington (MBAB). Eventually it collaborated with Burlington’s Rep Basketball organization to create Burlington Basketball.

Today, Burlington Basketball runs a variety of programs for youth from 4 – 19 years old and is the premier youth basketball sports organization in the region. Programs include:

  • Introductory basketball for boys and girls ages 4-8 – Jr. NBA Youth Basketball
  • House League programs that range from 3 on 3 developmental programs to intramural leagues
  • The  Burlington FORCE teams represent our club and city at competitive levels, starting at U10 (boys and girls)

Burlington Basketball is determined to grow the sport of Basketball in our community while teaching “life skills” and promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

As an organization, we strive to provide all players rewarding, fun experiences and develop those with the skill and ability who may go on to play at the highest local and international levels.

Board of Directors & Executive – Board Mandate

Chris Dodd
Chris DoddExecutive
Cam Besseling
Cam BesselingExecutive

Governance and Mandate

Burlington Basketball is registered as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital with the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. The Club is governed under a constitution and formal set of by-laws by a volunteer board of directors elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by its members. The elected Board will provide the vision, leadership, coordination and direction for all participants and volunteers, with a commitment to deliver a superior basketball experience for the youth of Burlington. The club membership will be granted to one parent from each registered and participating player family, along with our coaching staff. The Board of Directors will look to set a new standard for accountability, good governance and transparency for sports associations in the city and the province.


Providing vision, leadership, coordination and direction for all participants and volunteers, with a commitment to deliver a superior basketball experience for the youth of Burlington. The Board of Directors’ objectives will be centred around:

Participation – delivering programs that increase opportunities for basketball involvement at all levels throughout Burlington.

Safety and Fun – providing a safe, secure, accessible, non-threatening and enjoyable environment in which to participate.

Player Development – programs that help identify, develop and train athletes and leaders under the long-term athlete development model (LTAD) for higher levels of competition at school and in regional and provincial competition.

Personal Growth – striving to develop the student athlete through a positive team experience centered around building self-esteem, confidence, responsibility and leadership skills for life.

Superior Coaching – teams led by experienced, certified Coaches with a passion for the game and a commitment to the physical, emotional and social development of youth.

Accountability – operating under a sound business framework and committed to the principles of good governance in a transparent, member-based association.

Community Partnerships – engaging a broad cross section of stakeholders and sponsorships celebrating the achievements of young student athletes.