The National Preparatory Association (NPA) is spearheaded by North Pole Hoops (NPH) in conjunction with 13 character prep programs across the country. Each program has a high quality make up which includes 10-20+ years in contributions to Canadian basketball, quality personnel and a proven track record.
The NPA is a transparent, inclusive league designed to provide structure within amateur Canadian basketball at an elite level, while building culture for the game across the country. The NPA is evolving Canadian basketball, providing student-athletes an opportunity to play high level hoops on home soil, with an emphasis on development on and off the floor, accompanied with the highest form of exposure through North Pole Hoops (Live Broadcasting, Scouting, Media Coverage).
Academic excellence is what the NPA strives for and the NPA will take pride in enforcing the academic standard, to ensure a high post-secondary eligibility rate.
League games and tournaments are played all over the country, providing student-athletes an opportunity to build long-lasting experiences and memories, while learning about Canadian culture coast-to-coast.
The NPA officially launched November 2016. The league takes place from November to March with an NCAA March Madness style National Championship. Win and advance.
With Canadian basketball continuing to elevate to new heights, a National entity of this calibre is a necessity—a national basketball league operated with integrity where student-athletes are the top priority.