WELCOME TO NABA WORLD
The North American Basketball Association (NABA) is an organization promoting the sport of basketball and volleyball for the Filipino communities in Canada, United States, and london, England. Composed of over 25 participating City Delegations and headed by Commissioner Ron Damasco M.D., the premier tournament event for NABA is held annually on Labor Day Weekend with host cites rotating between the Canadian and USA members.
The Executive Council, appointed by the Commissioner himself, is composed of the following: Dr. Sonny Albano as Deputy Commissioner for the United States, Larry Albano and Gani Gregorio as Executive Advisors for the USA and Canada respectively, Rizza Valera as Secretary, Martha Cabarios as Treasurer, Nello Clutario as Plan and Schedule Officer, Edgar Tojino as Liaison Officer, and Russ Salazar as the Web Specialist.
NABA currently competes in 13 age divisions: Mosquito (coed under 9), Tykes (coed under 11), Peewee (boys under 13), Damsels (girls under 14), Bantam (boys under 15), Juniors (boys under 17), Girls (girls under 17) Juveniles (boys under 20), Collegiate (men under 24) (Men's Open, Women's Open, Seniors (men over 35) and Masters (men over 45).
What started in 1987 as a loose association of 4 teams playing in an Invitational Tournament, NABA has now grown over the years to more than 25 participating city delegations with an impressive 207 teams in 2013. NABA 2010 held at Jersey Shore, USA was also marked for the first time by the participation of a team from Europe: the London Controllers. NABA 2012 marked the debut of a team from the West Coast: Los Angeles-Maharlika, as well as the launching of the Volleyball Tournament with 3 divisions: Mens, Womens, and Coed. NABA continues to grow each year as more city delegations apply for membership.
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Montreal, Canada will host the 2018 NABA Tournament on Labor Day Weekend.
“Going into the tourament I had never been a true post player. My coach broke everything down and made it so simple to understand. His way of teaching really made it simple and that made it so much more fun […]
“If you’re looking to take your basketball game to another level, NABA is the place to be! You’ll compete at the highest level in Filipino basketball, as well as meet awesome and helpful people around North America!”
“Hardworking players you will ever see competing in NABA. Young and old players having a great time.”