WELCOME TO THE 2018/19 BASKETBALL SEASON

U16 & U18 Boys & Girls Play-off Schedules Posted Here

 

 

U16/18 PLAY-OFF HOSTS

Home Club:   Team Name (on website):   Age Category Division Gym
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - Brunt U16 Boys Division 1 BHPCC
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - MacDonald U16 Boys Division 2 Sackville Hts.
Dartmouth Lakers Dartmouth Lakers - Johnson U16 Boys Division 3 Dartmouth South
Halifax Vipers Basketball Club Halifax Vipers - Gabriel U16 Boys Division 4 Halifax West
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - MacNeil U16 Boys Division 5 Kingswood
Metro Basketball Association MBA (no host stepped up) U16 Boys Division 6 Community YMCA
         
Community YMCA Panthers Community YMCA Panthers - Walter U16-18 Girls Division 1 Community YMCA
Sackville Minor Basketball Sackville Storm - Zinck U16-18 Girls Division 2 Sackville Hts. JH
West End Steelers West End Steelers - Murphy U16-18 Girls Division 3 St. Agnes
West End Steelers West End Steelers - Matheson U16-18 Girls Division 4 St. Agnes
         
ABA Celtics ABA Celtics - Roberts U18 Boys Division 1 Cole Harbour High
ABA Celtics ABA Celtics - Roberts U18 Boys Division 2 Cole Harbour High

U12 PLAY-OFF HOSTS

Home Club:   Team Name (on website):   Age Category Division Gym
West End Steelers West End Steelers - Brothers U12 Boys Division 1 Westmount
Community YMCA Panthers Community YMCA Panthers - Clayton U12 Boys Division 2 Community Y
Prospect Bulls Prospect Bulls - Knocton U12 Boys Division 3 Brookside Jr. High
Cole Harbour Rockets Cole Harbour Rockets - Goodwin U12 Boys Division 4 Cole Harbour High
MBA MBA (no host stepped up) U12 Boys Division 5 Prince Andrew/BiHi
Fall River Rebels Fall River Rebels - Deal U12 Boys Division 6 Basinview
Halifax Vipers Basketball Club Halifax Vipers - Gabriel U12 Boys Division 7 BiHi
         
ABA Celtics ABA Celtics - Hoyt U12 Girls Division 1 Prince Andrew
West End Steelers West End Steelers - Hope U12 Girls Division 2 Westmount
Dartmouth Lakers Dartmouth Lakers - Koivu U12 Girls Division 3 Dartmouth South
Mainland Express Mainland Express - Johnson U12 Girls Division 4 Chebucto Hts.
MBA MBA (no host stepped up) U12 Girls Division 5 BiHi/Dartmouth South

U14 PLAY-OFF HOSTS

Home Club:   Team Name (on website):   Age Category Division Gym
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - Doane U14 Boys Division 1 BHPCC
Community YMCA Panthers Community YMCA Panthers - Sampson U14 Boys Division 2 Community YMCA
Halifax Vipers Basketball Club Halifax Vipers - Gabriel U14 Boys Division 3 Westmount
West End Steelers West End Steelers - Hickey U14 Boys Division 4 St. Agnes
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - MacLellan U14 Boys Division 5 Kingswood
Prospect Bulls Prospect Bulls - Diviney U14 Boys Division 6 Brookside JH
MBA MBA (no host stepped up) U14 Boys Division 7 Westmount
         
Bedford Eagles Bedford Eagles Mullane U14 Girls Division 1 Basinview
St. Margaret's Bay SLAM St. Margaret's Bay SLAM - Higgins U14 Girls Division 1A Basinview
Sackville Minor Basketball Sackville Storm - Zinck U14 Girls Division 2 Sackville Hts.
Dartmouth Lakers Dartmouth Lakers - Day/Smith U14 Girls Division 3 Dartmouth South
Dartmouth Lakers Dartmouth Lakers - Day/Smith U14 Girls Division 4 Dartmouth South

NOTICE TO CLUBS

RE: Poor Fan Behaviour 

 

This past weekend, January 12th & 13th saw a large number of incidents involving poor fan behaviour, one of the worst in the last couple years. We all need to do our part to help curb these issues in the gym so the games remain FUN for the kids. The police had to be called to a U10 game so the official could leave the gym safely!

Most of these issues seem to be stemming from the fans displeasure of the officiating, one very important thing to understand here….THEY ARE HUMAN and no different then any coach or player or fan. Nor do they go to a fan, coach or player and tell them they are doing a poor job parenting/coaching.

For the remainder of the season the league will be cracking down on poor fan behaviour. The league will be following the guidelines below to deal with fan related incidents:

  • Officials will not give warnings to coaches for fans, they will simply ask the fan to be removed.
  • Should a league spotter be in attendance for a game where fans are creating a poor atmosphere they will have the official stop the game and proceed to have the coach remove the fan in question.
  • Coaches will have one chance to remove the fan.
  • Prior to restarting the game coaches will be responsible for giving the name of the fan to the official who will write it on scoresheet to be sent into the league.
  • If fan identified as causing the disturbance does not leave in a reasonable amount of time the game will end and the team with the fan removed will lose the game by default.
  • Any fan, player or coach who chooses to approach the officials during or following the game in a negative manner will be issued an automatic 2 game suspension.

As a reminder teams/coaches are responsible for their fans, and if asked to remove a fan they must oblige.

The league needs your assistance so we can avoid having to take actions. I’d ask that all clubs reiterate to their coaches and parents that going after officials is not the answer to their problems. If there is a legitimate concern there are avenues for getting the information to the club (first contact is you, the club president/contact) 

The above note will be posted on the website, I’d also ask that you send to your parents and coaches and BCC myself.

Regards,

 

Chris Lerette

League Manager

Metro Basketball Association

lerettcp@mbans.ca

www.mbans.ca


 

MBA Play-offs

Apply to host

The MBA will once again be using a tournament style for the 2019 Play-Offs. Any MBA teams and/or clubs interested in hosting one or more divisions are asked to fill out the form at the link above. The idea behind having the teams host is two-fold:

  1. Teams are able to provide a better experience for all involved
  2. Gives the opportunity for a team to do some fundraising if they wish.

As a host, we ask for two things, you make something special of the medal presentations and keep a tournament bracket/schedule up to date in the gym. We leave it up to each individual host to come up with the extras and other things that make the weekend about more then just a game.

There will be no costs to the hosts unless you wish to do something outside of what we provide. All scheduling, gym, official and scorekeeper bookings will be taken care of by the league and every tournament will be provided with gold and silver medals. Hosts are not permitted to charge at the door, but may do things such as 50/50 draws or run a canteen (for example).

We will make every effort to schedule the division in your associations area, however, note this may not always be possible.

2019 Tournament Dates

February 1st to 3rd - All division U12.

February 8th to 10th - All divisions U14.

February 22nd to 24th - All divisions U16 & U18

Note: Friday evening will only be used where necessary.

These dates may be changed in the event of inclement weather.


LATE GAMES POLICY
Over the last few weeks we have run into issues with games running late at various gyms for a variety of reasons. This message is being sent out to all club contacts, officials and scorekeepers to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to completing games on time. Please pass along the message below to your respective associations.

The MBA rules of play state the following:
5.1.3 [U10] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
5.2.3 [U12] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
5.3.3 [U14] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
5.4.2 [U16 & U18] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes.

The purpose of these rules is to ensure all games begin on time and the last game at any gym does not get cut short because of earlier games running late. In 2016 the MBA adopted the following policy:

• At the expiry of the allotted time for the game, if the game clock has more than 2 minutes remaining, the clock shall be reset to 2 minutes and the game may proceed from that point.
• At the expiry of the allotted time for the game, if the game clock has 2 minutes or less remaining the game may proceed as per normal play.
• If a game is found to be running late, half-time and period breaks may be shortened or eliminated at the discretion of the game officials (scorekeepers and referees).

Note: Games should never be played with running time to make up time. This is what the above was brought in to deal with.

Any game that starts late because of the previous game running late will not be cut off as noted above because the earlier games did not follow the policy.

 


 

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!