BNS Sanctions local FIBA 3×3 pilot league

Feb 3, 2021

Basketball Nova Scotia introduces first official Sanctioned Event. On 9 June 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games. 3×3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and four players. Events can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people. The rules are very simple and designed to make it a fast, spectacular and exciting game. The non-stop music brings an authentic urban culture atmosphere, which attracts a new young audience to the games.

Basketball Nova Scotia, in partnership with Basketball Nomad and Canada Basketball are introducing FIBA 3×3 to Nova Scotia through the Pilot League. The Pilot 3×3 League provides U14/U15 athletes the opportunity to compete in a 5 week 3×3 tournament presented by Basketball Nomad and sanctioned by Basketball Nova Scotia and Canada Basketball. This will be a unique basketball experience where athletes will have an opportunity to compete in a fast paced and high energy environment playing within the FIBA 3×3 framework.This is a ‘Pilot’ league that will be the official introduction of the FIBA 3×3 format in Nova Scotia. The idea is to expand upon this league in the near future, having multiple age groups participate in multiple events across the province. 

Basketball Nomad’s Missions is to create a learning environment through the vehicle of FIBA 3X3 that allows athletes to compete, build leadership skills and ENJOY their basketball experience.

About Basketball Nova Scotia
Basketball Nova Scotia is the sport governing body for amateur Basketball. We provide membership services, grassroots and high performance programs while promoting the growth and development of our game. Basketball Nova Scotia is a non-profit, representing more than 8,000 athletes, coaches and official

About Basketball Nomad
Basketball Nomad is a local organization created by Ashley Cookson. Ashley strives to “Create development environments for athletes and coaches that allow them to explore their full human potential.” Contact him directly at or on instagram @basketball.nomad. 


For more information please contact:                   
Katherine Brien
Executive Director
Basketball Nova Scotia