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Club Affiliation Benefits

The biggest club in
Nova Scotia!

Basketball Nova Scotia is a provincial organization dedicated to the sport of basketball in Nova Scotia. As the sports’ governing body BNS will:

  • Promote, encourage and develop interest in basketball from the recreation to the high performance levels regardless of age, gender or ability levels
  • Undertake program development to encourage participation at all levels and provide training and certification opportunities for coaches and other interested parties
  • Organize provincial competitions for all age groups and will also provide high performance athletes the opportunity to play on provincial teams that will compete on a national level
  • Provide administrative support to clubs or leagues by providing group insurance and registration/educational materials to assist with league management
  • Provide provincial leadership in implementation of rules and regulations
  • Take a leadership role in obtaining sponsorships and grants


Programs & Events

Access to Sport NS Programs



Liability & Accident Insurance – Athletes, Coaches (on-court only North and South of the border)

Directors & Officers Insurance – Affliate Club Board of Directors protection

Programs & Events

Our FREE Introductory Coaching Course, led by our Technical Director, Tasia McKenna, will be available again this year! Coaches will receive 3 PD (professional development) points towards their Canada Basketball GamePlan accounts and will be accepted under our Coach Screening Policy. The only requirement for clubs is to secure and provide the gym space or a date for online delivery (via Zoom). Connect with your Club President if you are intersted in hosting a program at your club. 

A great opportunity for skill development in a less-competitive environment  

A great opportunity for clubs to host as fundraiser(s)  

A summer tournament for Eastern Canada.

Access to Sport Nova Scotia Programs

KidSport is a national children’s program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. Managed and operated in Nova Scotia by Sport Nova Scotia since 1994, KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 24,000 children totalling over $5.5 Million. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for athletes facing financial barriers for sport registration and/or equipment. In 2016 KidSport™ Nova Scotia allocated over $575,000 to more than 2,000 children from Sydney to Yarmouth. One-third of Canadian parents with children under the age of 18 have been unable to register their children in organized sports due to expenses. 32% of children in Nova Scotia between two and 17 years of age are either overweight or obese. The national average is 26%. Over 16,000 Nova Scotian children live in families receiving income assistance.

Athlete Assistance
This funding provides direct assistance for high-performance athletes. Some funding already exists for athletes who meet defined international, national and regional standards through Sport Canada, NSHPP, the CSCA and the Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund. As part of this program, each PSO will receive $750 annually for a PSO carding program to support athletes who do not qualify for the current funding but who have been recognized for their potential high-performance results.

The Support4Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors, and volunteers from around the province – all of whom have contributed to sport in Nova Scotia. These individuals represent the best of amateur sport, not only by virtue of their athletic achievement, but also through their dedication and commitment to sport.

Sport Nova Scotia is pleased to offer the sport travel program to affiliated teams, clubs and organizations throughout Nova Scotia. We would like to extend appreciation to our exclusive travel partners, Westmont Hospitality Group Atlantic Canada Hotels, Enterprise rent-a-car, and The Westin Nova Scotian for providing outstanding programs, rates and service to assist your team travel needs.


is a ready-made hassle free ticket campaign designed to raise money for sport teams, clubs and organizations throughout Nova Scotia. Tickets sell for $2.00 each and come in books of ten. From each ticket sold, your group gets $1.50! Sport Nova Scotia Looks after the printing and distribution of tickets (to selling team representative), arranging and distribution of the prizes and all costs incurred through the administration and coordination of the lottery. All you have to do is sell the tickets!

Sport Split is Sport Nova Scotia’s brand new team/club fundraising program! Operating year-round with monthly 50/50 draws, teams/clubs can register to sell tickets through the online platform. Each participating team will have it’s own unique URL/Purchase Portal that tracks all team sales. Sales from all participating teams and clubs will feed into one monthly pot. 
The first Sport Split draw will be starting November 1st, 2020. Details to come!

Partner Programs

The Jr. NBA program is targeted towards individuals who have the eagerness to learn and achieve the fundamental aspects of basketball. The target age range for this program is 5-7 years old. Generally, participants are being introduced to basketball for the first time. The Jr. NBA program successfully allows participants to develop and comprehend the essential skills required in the game of basketball. The program also helps participants through the pivotal journey of their own personal development. The curriculum will take the children through series of drills and activities that will work on the following fundamentals: dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and playing defense. Throughout the program, participants are taught essential life skills that ultimately provide a powerful positive influence towards their own personal development such as having a positive attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, respect, health and fitness. The Jr. NBA program falls within the FUNdamental stage of Canadian Sport for Life. During this stage, the focus is on fun, being with friends, and developing self-esteem. Skill development will occur through a variety of safe, challenging games and quality instruction. Jr. NBA focuses on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, and co-ordination.

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