Member Club Benefits

The biggest club in
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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

Below is our Member Club Benefits Package. Any Nova Scotia club who registers as a Basketball Nova Scotia Member Club will have access to the outlined benefits below, which is all inclusive in our fees. Our full time staff are available to help you through any additional questions or information you need, you can find our contact information on our About Us page.

Member Club Benefits Package


Programs, Competition & Events

Access to Kidsport- $500/year per child



Liability & Accident Insurance
Covers Athletes and Coaches (on-court only North and South of the border)
Directors & Officers Insurance
Affiliate Club Board of Directors protection

All claims submissions can be sent to Jacobi Brien Insurance:

For more information on the exact insurance coverages, or claim submissions, please contact Basketball Nova Scotia’s Executive Director, Lori Lancaster –

Programs & Events

Our FREE Introductory Coaching Course, led by our Technical Director, Colter Simmonds, 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 interested in hosting a program at your club. 

U10 Jamboree presented by Eastlink
Skill development in a fun environment!
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Provincial Championships presented by Eastlink
A tournament for all Nova Scotians!
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Eastlink Classic
A showcase tournament for Eastern Canada.
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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. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $500/year/child for athletes facing financial barriers for sport registration and/or equipment.

Athlete assistance funding provides direct assistance for high-performance athletes. 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.

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.

TheSupport4Sport 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’s SportSweep 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. 

Partner Programs

A national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game of basketball. In partnership with Canada Basketball designed for 5-12 year olds, Jr. NBA empowers basketball communities, clubs and facilities to positively impact youth through the sport of basketball. The Jr. NBA focuses on an holistic approach to athlete development based off of the Sport Canada Long-Term-Athlete Development Model.

To start a Jr. NBA program at your club contact our Jr. NBA Ambassador, Kenny Edison:

Access to Car/Auto Insurance through our Insurance provider, Jacobi Brien Insurance.