U12 Play-off Hosts


Thank you to all of those who showed interest in hosting a play-off tournament. Please see division hosts, and locations below. U12 schedules will be posted as soon as we have all of the results from the last weekend of play in the regular season.

Team Name (on website):   Age Category Division Gym
Community Y Panthers - Gero U12 Boys Division 1 Community YMCA
East  Preston Pacers - Colley U12 Boys Division 2 East Preston
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - Mailman U12 Boys Division 3 Kingswood*
Halifax Vipers - Gabriel U12 Boys Division 4 Chebucto Hts*
Prospect Bulls - Malloy U12 Boys Division 5 Brookside Jr. High
MBA (no host stepped up) U12 Boys Division 5A Sportsplex/Beaubassin
MBA (no host stepped up) U12 Boys Division 6 Community YMCA
MBA (no host stepped up) U12 Boys Division 7 Cole Harbour High/Beaubassin
West End Steelers- MacIsaac U12 Girls Division 1 St .Agnes
St. Margarets Bay SLAM - Edison U12 Girls Division 2 BHPCC
Cole Harbour Rockets - Eady U12 Girls Division 3 Cole Harbour High
West End Steelers - Jabbour  U12 Girls Division 4 Westmount

 *Not all tournament games fit in gym, limited games played in another venue.


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!!!
  • 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