WELCOME TO THE 2019/20 BASKETBALL SEASON

Congratulations to all teams in the Metro Basketball Association for a successful season of basketball. Good luck to all teams in their post season competitions.

U12 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 Community Y Panthers - Gero West End Steelers - Nadeau
Division 2 Community Y Panthers - States Sackville Storm - Darling
Division 3 West End Steelers - Cairns Dartmouth Celtics - Dolan
Division 4 Bedford Eagles - Allt Sackville Storm - Lucas
Division 5 Tri County Tigers - Burton Bedford Eagles - Morton
Division 5A Prospect Bulls - Malloy St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Windover
Division 6 Dartmouth Lakers - Stewart West End Steelers - Bakhache
Division 7 Fairview C/P Warriors - Adams Sackville Storm - Donaldson
     
U12 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 Bedford Eagles - Beck West End Steelers - MacIsaac
Division 2 Fall River Rebels - MacKay North Preston Bulls - Provo
Division 3 Dartmouth Lakers - McGillivray Bedford Eagles - Cameron
Division 4 West End Steelers - Jabbour Fall River Rebels - Cole
     
U14 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 North Preston Bulls - Glasgow Community Y Panthers - Paris
Division 2 Sackville Storm - Upshaw Valley Hawks - MacDonald
Division 3 Fall River Rebels - Boudreau North Preston Bulls - Downey
Division 4 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Stuart St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Warnica
Division 5 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Lake Tri County Tigers - MacKinnon2
Division 6 Bedford Eagles - Newton Shooting Star - McGuire
Division 7 Halifax Hurricanes - Hounsell Halifax Hurricanes - Abbass
     
U14 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 Valley Heat - Starratt North Preston Bulls - Fraser
Division 2 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Dockrill Fall River Rebels - Ingraham
Division 3 Shooting Star - Shaw St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Coleman
Division 4 Dartmouth Lakers - Day Mainland Express - O'Neil
Division 5 Halifax Hurricanes - Laffin Sackville Storm - Thomas
     
U16 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 Community Y Panthers - Wright East Preston Pacers - Jones
Division 2 Dartmouth Lakers - Walton Philippine Tamaraws - Valencia
Division 3 Prospect Bulls - Knocton Cole Harbour Rockets - Thomas
Division 4 Shooting Star - States Steelers - Joyce
Division 5 Dartmouth Lakers - Foster Cole Harbour Rockets - Demill
     
U16 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 Dartmouth Celtics - Fuller Community Y Panthers - Walter
Division 2 Tri County Tigers - Horne Halifax Hurricanes - Jackson
Division 3 Community Y Panthers - Marsman Tri County Tigers - Parker
Division 4 Halifax Hurricanes - Donovan Prospect Bulls - Forsythe
     
U18 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 Cole Harbour Rockets - Bonaparte Fairview C/P Warriors - Drummond
Division 2 Dartmouth Lakers - Savage Halifax Hurricanes - Thorne

 


Gyms

We have received a number of notices from the facilities that the league rents each week for league games that they are being left in a mess. The gyms teams play in each week MUST be left in the same state they were in when teams show up first thing in the morning. We are now at risk of losing the ability to rent the space meaning we will have to cancel games if we cannot clean up after ourselves. To prevent this we need to be diligent of the following:

  • Gym Opening Times - gyms open 10 minutes prior to the first game of the day, do not bang on the door to be let in early.
  • Chairs/Bleachers - If taken out they must be put away following the last game of the day.
  • Garbage - Do not leave it on the floors, under the bleachers or in the team bench areas. PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE CAN!!!
  • COFFEE IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE GYMS!
  • Spectators - We rent the gyms only, kids cannot be running around the halls, playing on the stage. They must remain in the seats/bleachers with their guardian at all times. 

 


2019/20 Season Information

Dates of Play
U14 Girls will play their weekly games on Sunday

CLICK HERE for 2019/20 Dates of Play

Team Fees
There will be no change in team fees for this coming season. Fees will remain at $1495 per team.

U16 Division Age Cut-off Change

Age cut-off deadline change: This is the year the age cut-off for the U16 division changes from October 1 to January 1st.
To be eligible to play in Under 16, a player must not have reached the age of 16 prior to January 1st of the current season.

Rule Changes
The following was voted on and passed at the AGM:

There was some confusion around appeals. The following changes was made to the constitution:

Motion: That Section 3.3 of the MBA Constitution & By-Laws be changed to read, 3.3 Any player, coach, manager, team or club suspended by the MBA shall have the right to appeal any suspension above and beyond the standard suspensions set out in section 18.9 of the “Metro Basketball Association Rules of Play” document to the Appeals Committee. The suspension must continue to be served until such time as the appeal is heard, the appeal shall be heard by the MBA within a timely fashion

Motion: That Section 3.3.1 be added to the MBA Constitution & By-Laws and shall read, Appeals may not be made on game officials judgement.
Clarification was added to rule 11.6 and 12.9 which dealt with a team retreating back following a score in U10 and U12.

Motion: That Section 11.6 and 12.9 of the MBA Rules of Play be changed to read, No Full Court Defence - After a made basket, or dead ball in the front court, the team now going on defense must retreat back to the 3 point line area in their own back court until the opposing team crosses half court. In the case where there is no 3 point line, the top of the key area should be used. After a defensive team violation, the offensive team will be permitted to inbound the ball in their own backcourt, regardless of the spot of the violation.

Motion: That Section 11.6.1 and 12.9.1 be added to the MBA Rules of Play and read, Should the defending team violate the rule and the official stops the game, the ensuing throw-in will take place at the top of the three point line (or key if not three point line) in the offensive teams back court.

All of the above mention motions passed at the AGM. 

What's new

Reminder: Late Game Policy

Basketball in the MBA is played under rules established by FIBA as well as a number of additions and variations which are meant to adapt the game more specifically to youth play. These latter rules are known as the Metro

New to 4 on 4 U10?

New this season U10 will play 10 shifts instead of the 12 played last season. With this comes a few changes: Play will be 10 x 3:30 minute shifts, stop time The game will be broken up into 2 halfs instead of 4