June 30, 2021

HALIFAX, NS – Basketball Nova Scotia has received confirmation that sanctioned basketball competition can resume as of the start of Phase 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. As part of this exemption, the indoor limit for basketball competition is now 42. All other sport guidelines in Phase 3 still apply.

As part of this update in regulations, Basketball Nova Scotia will begin competition in its long awaited province-wide league, now called the Summer League. The Summer League will see teams face off in regional sanctioned exhibition competition at both participation and high performance levels. While the scope of the originally planned League is no longer an option in order to remain within Public Health Guidelines, Basketball Nova Scotia looks forward to providing teams with a platform for meaningful basketball competition this summer.

Summer League competition is currently slated to run every weekend from July 9th to August 15th. Full scheduling information and venues can be found here in the Summer League section of our website, and will be updated as more information becomes available. Please note that the limit of 42 applies only to players, coaches, and officials, as no spectators will be permitted.

Basketball programs outside of the Summer League are also permitted to organize their own exhibition competition within Public Health Guidelines under this new indoor limit, however they must submit their competition plans to Basketball Nova Scotia for approval to ensure adherence to safety guidelines. No tournaments are permitted.

Any planned competition is still subject to cancellation based on changing Public Health Guidelines.

To submit for exhibition play, click here.

Basketball Nova Scotia would like to thank the Nova Scotia basketball community for your patience and understanding throughout this process. We look forward to seeing you all out on the court.