WELCOME TO THE 2018/19 BASKETBALL SEASON

Important Dates

- October 15th – Proof of Insurance Due. Teams cannot step on the court until proof of insurance is submitted.
- October 19th – Registration fees for all U10, U12 and U14 team due.
                        - Clubs must submit the fee ($1495/team) in full, if your association is waiting on KidSport funding a list of applicants should be send to me so it can be verified with KidSport.
- October 23rd – Club Presidents Meeting. This will be held 7pm at Bedford Hammonds Plains Community Centre, Arts & Crafts Room
- October 27th – First day of games for U10, U12 and U14 Girls (U14 Boys Start October 28th)
- November 9th – Registration fees for all U16 & U18 teams due.
                          - Clubs must submit the fee ($1495/team) in full, if your association is waiting on KidSport funding a list of applicants should be send to me so it can be verified with KidSport.
- November 18th – First day of games for U16 & U18.


NEW FOR 2018/19 SEASON

Dates of Play
These have been updated on the website. November 11th falls on a Sunday this year, U14 Boys will play their regular weekly game that week on Saturday, November 10th. U16/18 divisions will begin their season November 18th

CLICK HERE for 2018/19 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:

CLICK HERE for updated version of "MBA Rules of Play"

Rule Change Summary

1. To add clarity to U10 and U12 shift rules around the maximum number of shifts any one player can play.
2. Add clarity RE: shifts when a player arrives late or leaves a game early.
3. Create rules for who is permitted to play in over time.
4. Change the backcourt count and shot clock times to align with FIBA rules at the U16 and U18 divisions.
5. Add clarity to when a suspension begins
6. To allow suspended players to remain seated on the bench while serving their suspension.

The committee is recommending the following motions be voted on at the AGM:

Motion: That Section 11.1 of the MBA Rules of Play be changed to read, Equal Play - In all levels of Under 12 no one player shall play more than a one shift difference than any other team mate and no player shall be permitted to play more then five (5) shifts in a game (excluding overtime). If 8 or more players have not been used in accordance with “Equal Playing Time” by games end, the scorer shall record clearly on the score sheet that the game is a default against the violating team.

Motion: That Section 12.3 of the MBA Rules of Play be changed to read, Equal Play - In all levels of Under 10 Developmental no one player shall play more than a one shift difference than any other team mate and no player shall be permitted to play more then seven (7) shifts in a game. If 6 or more players have not been used in accordance with “Equal Playing Time” by games end in disregard of this rule, the scorekeeper shall record the game as a default.

Motion: That Section 11.1.1 be added to the MBA Rules of play and shall read, Should a player arrive to a game late or leave a game early they are required to play equal time for the portion of the game which they are at the game.

E.G. A player arriving at half time of a game is not required to play the entire second half, they must play 2 of the 4 shifts. The same would apply for a player leaving the game early.

Motion: That Section 12.3.1 be added to the MBA Rules of Play and shall read, Should a player arrive to a game late or leave a game early they are required to play equal time for the portion of the game which they are at the game.

Motion: That Section 11.12 be added to the MBA Rules of Play and shall read, Should over time be required during a play-off game, any player who has not fouled out during the game shall be permitted to play in the over time shift(s).

Motion: That Section 5.7 be added to the MBA Rules of Play and should read, Should over time be required during a U12 play-off game four (4) minute shifts shall be played until a winner is determined. Rule 11.1 shall not apply to over time shifts.

Motion: That Section 5.8 be added to the MBA Rules of Play and should read, Should over time be required during a U14, U16 or U18 play-off five (5) minute periods shall be played until a winner is determined.

Motion: That Section 6 Shot Clock be changed to read, 6.1 The shot clock in U10, U12 and U14 games be of a 30 second duration A defensive non-shooting foul in the front court shall be a 14 second reset.
6.2 The shot clock in U16 and U18 games be of a 24 second duration. A defensive non-shooting foul in the front court shall be a 14 second reset.

Motion: That Section 7 Back Court Possession be changed to read, 7.1 A U10, U12 or U14 team will be permitted to have possession of the ball in their back court for 10 seconds prior to crossing midcourt.
7.2 A U16 or U18 team will be permitted to have possession of the ball in their back court for 8 seconds prior to crossing the midcourt.

Motion: That Section 18.9.12 of the MBA Rules of Play be changed to read, Game Ejection – A player or coach or fan who is ejected from a game shall be suspended for 1 game. The one game suspension will begin immediately following the end of the game in which the ejection took place.

Motion: That Section 18.11 be added to the MBA Rules of play and read, Unless otherwise mentioned by a league official, any player serving a suspension shall be permitted the remain on the bench for the duration of the suspension. Should that player create problems during a game in which they are suspended for they will be suspended for an additional three (3) games.

Motion: That Section 18.10 of the MBA Rules of play be changed to read, Any spectator, coach or non-player person serving a suspension issued by the MBA and/or Basketball Nova Scotia shall not be permitted within a gym or building in which any MBA game is being played until such time as their suspension has been served in full. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a further two game suspension.

All of the above mention motions passed at the AGM.

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.

JUNIOR PHENOM BASKETBALL CAMP COMING BACK TO HALIFAX!

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!