Basketball Nova Scotia

Junior & Senior Academy

The Junior (Athletes born in 2005 and 2006) and Senior (Athletes born in 2002, 2003, and 2004) Academies will consist of a curriculum provided directly from Canada Basketball. The goal is to introduce athletes to skills, concepts, and tactics implemented by our National Sport Organization (NSO). With a higher volume of athletes from Nova Scotia being identified and invited to attend Age Group Assessment Camps for Canada Basketball, we believe this new program can help better prepare our athletes.

This year, our Junior and Senior Academies will not only be regional skill-based clinics, but also educational and developmental opportunities with two PREP programs from the OSBA league (Tony McIntyre from Athlete Institute - Male, and Marc French from King's-Edgehill - Female), and an IDENTIFICATION CAMP for our Provincial Team tryouts in December of 2018.

16 Total hours per region (Yarmouth, Shelburne, Halifax, Pictou, Cape Breton):

COST: $200.00



2018 MBA League Champions

Congratulations to all Metro Basketball Association teams on a very successful season. The following teams won and were finilists in their respected divisions. Good luck to all teams in their post season games and tournaments.

U12 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 Community YMCA Panthers - Gero North Preston Bulls - Cain
Division 2 Halifax Hurricanes - Imai East Preston Pacers - Coward
Division 3 North Preston Bulls - Downey Mainland Express - Bullen
Division 4 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - BestWhite Bedford Eagles - Coldwell
Division 5 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Baker Halifax Hurricanes - Honig
Division 6 North Preston Bulls - Beals Bedford Eagles - Pickett
Division 7 Bedford Eagles - Rollings Mainland Express - Drozdowski
U12 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 Valley Heat - Starratt Halifax Hurricanes - Waye
Division 2 North Preston Bulls - Provo Sackville Storm - Kohler
Division 3 Westend Steelers - Sampson Bedford Eagles - Sampson
Division 4 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - O'Neill Dartmouth Lakers - Mullally
Division 5 Westend Steelers - Hope Bedford Eagles - Cameron
U14 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Munro Community YMCA Panthers - Paris
Division 2 Dartmouth Lakers - Walton Community YMCA Panthers - Sampson
Division 3 Philippine Tamaraws - Valencia Fall River Rebels - Horne
Division 4 Community YMCA Panthers - Skeete St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Banks
Division 5 Westend Steelers - Malay Sackville Storm - Lucas
Division 6 Shooting Star - Garland Bedford Eagles - Cormier
Division 7 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Cox Halifax Hurricanes - AbiDaoud
U14 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 Valley Jr. Axewomen - Cumby Colchester Tigers - Clyke
Division 2 Fall River Rebels - Lancaster North Preston Bulls - Downey
Division 3 Cole Harbour Rockets - Hart Shooting Star - Strickey
Division 4 Prospect Bulls - Forsythe Community YMCA Panthers - Marsman
Division 5 Cole Harbour Rockets - Langille Dartmouth Lakers - Penney
U16 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Hearn Cole Harbour Rockets - Haley
Division 2 Dartmouth Lakers - MacNaughton ABA Celtics - Roberts
Division 3 Westend Steelers - Clothier Halifax Hurricanes - Anderson/Morrissy
Division 4 Sackville Storm - Ramsay Community YMCA Panthers - Carvery
Division 5 Halifax Hurricanes - Raju St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Johnson
Division 6 St. Margarets Bay SLAM - King Dartmouth Lakers - Kidston
U16 Girls Champions Finalist
Division 1 ABA Celtics - Brown Community YMCA Panthers - Smal
Division 2 Cole Harbour Rockets - Parker Community YMCA Panthers - Nelson
Division 3 Halifax Hurricanes - Roy Shooting Star - Horne
U18 Boys Champions Finalist
Division 1 Community YMCA Panthers - James Cole Harbour Rockets - Cox


2017/18 Season Information

Dates of Play
These have been updated on the website, there are a couple changes this season. During the second lst weekend of play the U10 group will not play both Saturday and Sunday, they will play on the Saturday only. They will play their last game the following Saturday. BNS has moved their Jamboree for this age group back a week as well.

CLICK HERE for 2017/18 Dates of Play

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

Rule Changes
The following was voted on and passed at the AGM. The following will be added to the rules for U10 this coming season:
12.14     No Screening – Screening of any kind is NOT permitted (including ball screens, area screens, and dribble weaves/handoffs). If there is a screen set, legal or not, and there is contact it will be called a foul. If there is a screen set, legal or not, and there is no contact it will be a turnover.

Association Contact Information
If you are no longer the contact person for your association could you please pass along the new persons contact info so I can update my list.

What's new

Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Camp of Excellence

Last year the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame created a unique opportunity for the young basketball players in our province. As an extension of our Future Hall of Famers Education program we hoped to motivate and inspire the players by using the expertise of some of the best coaches, trainers and athletes our small province has to offer.


Basketball Nova Scotia & Metro Basketball Association in cooperation with All-Canada Basketball Camps (adidas brand partner) present the 2018 Junior Phenom Basketball Camp which is set for April 20th-22nd, 2018 at Mount Saint Vincent University. We had an amazing camp last year and looking forward to taking camp to another level once again. Each player will now receive a full customized adidas uniform with last name and number!