WELCOME TO THE 2018/19 BASKETBALL SEASON
Thank you for showing interest in becoming a scorekeeper for the 2018 - 19 basketball season. If you are interested in taking the clinic to become a scorekeeper with the Metro Basketball Association please fill out the form below. We will invite the first 100 people to sign up to the mandatory clinic (if you do not attend the clinic you will not be able to scorekeep), of that 100 people generally we are only able to use approximatly 40-50. You must be currently in grade 9 or above this season.To help with the selection process there will be a test given at the end of the clinic.
Date: Saturday Oct. 13
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
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
There will be no change in team fees for this coming season. Fees will remain at $1495 per team.
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.
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):
REGISTER HERE FOR JUNIOR ACADEMY
**(OPTION TO SELECT MALE/FEMALE AND LOCATION IN FORM)**
REGISTER HERE FOR SENIOR ACADEMY
**(OPTION TO SELECT MALE/FEMALE AND LOCATION IN FORM)**
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Division 1||Community YMCA Panthers - James||Cole Harbour Rockets - Cox|