Season Info


2021/22

Club Contact Information

If you are no longer the main contact for your club could you please send along the new contact information so my mailing list can be updated.

Dates of Play

We will begin games the last weekend in October for U10, U12 and U14. Two weeks later the U16 and U18 games will begin. A full dates of play can be found not our website by clicking here.

Team Fees

As mentioned last year as well at this past seasons AGM, our fees for facilities has seen a significant increase due to HRCE increasing their prices. The registration fee for this season will be $1695/team. All U10, U12 and U14 fees are due on October 22nd. All fees for U16 and U18 are due on November 5th.

Team Numbers

We will need a full list of your anticipated team numbers at each division. We need this information no later than October 8th (I understand these may fluctuate, that is ok). This is in order to firm up our gym bookings.

Team Lists

We will need a list of teams from each club. I have attached a spreadsheet to be filled out and send back to me. We will need age group, starting division, one head coach full name and their contact information (e-mail and phone).

Insurance

All clubs will be required to submit proof of insurance no later than October 15th. For clubs who register with Basketball Nova Scotia I simply need confirmation that you are registered and in good standing with them.

U18 Age Cut-off Change

This year the age cut-off for U18 division changes from October 1 to January 1st. To be eligible to play in Under 18, a player must not have reached the age of 18 prior to January 1st of the current season.

Rule Changes

The following rule changes were voted on and passed at the AGM this past June:

Motion: That section 15.4 be added to the MBA Rules of play and state “A teams roster must not include more then 15 players. In extenuating circumstances where a club would like to place more then 15 players on a roster they must seek approval from the League Manager.” 

Motion: That section 15.5 be added to the MBA Rules of play and state “A team may register as many coaches/team staff as they wish, however, no more than four (4) may be on the bench for a game.”

Motion: That the current sections 13.4 and 13.5 be renumbered 13.6 and 13.7 respectively.

The rules of play document has been updated on our website.

COVID-19 Restrictions

At this time I am unsure what if any COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for the upcoming season. I do not expect to have any up date until September 15th or whenever the Province reaches a 75% fully vaccinated rate. Many clubs have asked specifically about spectators being allowed in to watch games. I am hopeful to receive an update on this on or around the September 15th date.


 

2019/20

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.

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.


2017/18

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:
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.

Division Coordinators
We are looking for division coordinators for next season. If there is someone within your organization who may be interested in assisting with this roll please have the contact the League Manager (lerettcp@mbans.ca). Division Coordinators play a vital role in operating the league. They have three main focus areas:
1)    Division Alignment
2)    Acting as a liaison between the teams and the league
3)    Scheduling games

Board Members
We still have a few vacancies on our board of directors for Member at Large positions. If you or anyone within your club is interested in sitting on the board for the MBA please contact Kandace Terris, MBA President by e-mail (president@mbans.ca)

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.


 

2015/16

Insurance

All teams must show proof of insurance prior to October 15, 2015

Team League Fees

League Fees for the 2014/15 season will be $1475 per team.

U10 Development Divisions

The number of shifts have been reduced to 10 shifts. Each shift will be 3:30 in length (stop time)


U14, U12, U10 Development Divisions

The penatly for zone defence has changed and will be as follows:

  • 1st Offence, warning
  • 2nd and any subsequence offence, one shot and posession of the ball at the point of inturuption.

 


2014/15

Insurance

All teams must show proof of insurance prior to October 15, 2014

Team League Fees

League Fees for the 2014/15 season will be $1455 per team.

All Divisions


Divisions will be renamed to the following:

  • U10 Developmental - formerly Jr. Mini
  • U12/Mini* - Mini
  • U14/Bantam* - Bantam
  • U16/Midget* - Midget
  • U18/Juvenile* - Juvenile

*Because this is a transition year we will leave the old names in the division name. For the 2015/16 season these will be removed.

 

U10 Developmental Divisions

  • Play will be 4 on 4.
    • Games will be 12 shifts of 3 minutes (stop time).
    • 2 minute half time.
    • No game shall be longer than 1 hour and 10 minutes in length.
  • There will be no score kept in the U10 Developmental Division

U14/Bantam;U16/Midget; U18/Juvenile Divisions

  • U14/Bantam Boys division will now use a size 7 ball (29.5")
  • In U14/Bantam, U16/Midget and U18/Juvenile Divisions a team will be able to call up enough players to bring their total roster for the game to eight (8).
  • The U16/Midget Girls division and U18/Juvenile Girls divisions will be combined.
  • U12/Mini games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • U14/Bantam games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • U16/18 games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes

 


2013/14
 

Mini Divisions

Hoop will be played at 10' (Foul Line will remain at 12' distance)

Bantam Division 3 and lower

Introducing "Equal Play" for first 3 quarters (broken into 6 shifts). No one player shall play more than a 1 shift difference than any other team mate.

The time will remain at 8 minutes per quarter; however they will be broken up into 2 x 4 minutes for the first 3 quarters to allow for equal play.

The 4th quarter the above will not be applicable and coaches will have the descretion to play whom they choose for the final 8 minutes.

All Divisions

Individual player scoring stats will not be posted on the MBA web site beginning this season

Illegal defense violations will be stringently upheld this season as follows: 

  • 1st violation is a verbal warning to the coach,
  • 2nd violation will be a technical foul
  • 3rd violation will be 2nd technical foul and coach ejection from the game

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