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2022 Team Scotia Tryouts

Representing Nova Scotia
on a National stage

Basketball Nova Scotia is excited to announce the dates and locations for our 2022 provincial team tryouts! We are offering as many opportunities as we can, to provide athletes the chance to develop, gain experience and compete at a high level.

Each Summer, Canada Basketball hosts national championships where each province and territory compete. Nationals are held for the under 15 and under 17 age groups. Summer 2022 will feature national championships for the U15 and U17 age groups as well as the 2022 Canada Summer Games which will be held for the under 18 age group.

What’s the process?

  1. Join our Provincial Team Prep Sessions (not required, but added value for skill development):
  2. Check the tryout schedule and selection process below to identify the age specific dates and times.
  3. U15 ONLY: Pre-register for the tryouts here. Cost: $25 to cover gym costs. *Subsidies are available to help with the cost. Please email bnsoperations@sportnovascotia.ca for more details.*
  4. U17/U18 athletes: Refer to the CAGE program for more details on the evaluation process and registration.
  5. Complete the online waiver form and Video/Photo release waiver.

COVID-19 Restrictions and Guidelines

Basketball Nova Scotia will require athletes and coaches to follow the COVID-19 vaccination policy. Any spectators will need to comply with the requirements of the facility.

Tryout Schedule

*All dates/times are open, and the final roster will be selected from these tryouts*

U15 Boys

*Athletes must be 15 or Under as of Dec 31, 2022.*

When

Saturday December 4, 2021: 9am-11am

Sunday December 5, 2021: 9am-11am

Saturday December 11, 2021: 5pm-7pm

Sunday December 12, 2021: 9am-11am

Where

Sackville High School (1 King Fisher Way, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2Y9)

Dartmouth High School (95 Victoria Rd Ext, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1V2

Mount Saint Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6)

Mount Saint Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6)

U15 Girls

*Athletes must be 15 or Under as of Dec 31, 2022.*

When

Saturday December 4, 2021: 11am-1pm

Sunday December 5, 2021: 11am-1pm

Saturday December 11, 2021: 11am-1pm

Sunday December 12, 2021: 11am-1pm

Where

Sackville High School (1 King Fisher Way, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2Y9)

Dartmouth High School (95 Victoria Rd Ext, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1V2)

Mount Saint Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6)

Mount Saint Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6)

U17/18 Boys

*Checkout the Canada Games Evaluation Program (CAGE) for more details.*

U17/18 Girls

*Checkout the Canada Games Evaluation Program (CAGE) for more details.*

FAQ’s

What if my athlete is new to basketball? Should they tryout for a provincial team? Nova Scotia provincial teams are meant for competitive athletes who have experience playing the sport. If your athlete is new to basketball, a great way to get started is to reach out to a minor club in your area to find a team to start playing with. You can access a list of registered BNS affiliate clubs here: BNS affiliate clubs

Who are the provincial team coaches? Coaches will be announced on the website, prior to tryouts.

What is the athlete selection process? Athletes can participate in all 4 tryouts. The final team will be decided after the final tryout on December 12th. Please refer to the provincial team selection policy and alternate selection process for more details.

What will I need for the tryout? Come prepared with shoes, water bottle, hand sanitizer, mask. You will also need to bring your own shorts and shirt as athletes will not be given any gear for tryouts.

What should I do when I arrive at the gym? Athletes will register at the door to the gym with a Basketball Nova Scotia representative. Ensure that you have completed your online waiver form and Video/Photo release.

2022 U15 Pre-Registration Form

Alternate Section

Two (2) Alternates may be designated to the U15 teams. These athletes will be identified the same day the roster is determined. It will indicate "Alternate" next to their name. If you/your athlete would not like to be considered as an alternate, please ensure to opt out in the question below. By doing so, the athlete's name will not be discussed for the alternate position with the Provincial Team Selection Committee.

 


WHY DO WE HAVE ALTERNATES?

In previous years, we have had a number of athletes on the official team rosters be removed from the roster due to such things as injury, surgery, availability, etc. In an effort to field 12 athletes on a National stage we added alternates into team selection.

 

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER IN THIS CHOICE:

1) Alternates selected same day roster is announced
2) Alternates will not play/attend the National Championship unless they are asked to fill an official roster position due to athlete injury, removal from roster, etc.
3) Should an alternate be required to fill a roster spot, the coach and assistants will use their knowledge of their team to determine which of the two alternates skill set will best fit with what the team needs. Example: does the team need a shooter, defender, ball handler, big, etc.
4) Alternates are not guaranteed playing time during games throughout the summer.
5) Alternates will receive a team uniform.
6) Alternates will receive all team apparel.
7) Alternates will be expected to attend all team functions.
8) Cost will be the same amongst all participants, including alternates.


Payment details

Please note: The registration fee is to cover the cost of the gym and administrative costs. The payment will be made through Paypal. If payment through Paypal isn't possible, or for any other payment questions, please reach out to bnsoperations@sportnovascotia.ca for alternative options


Player Information


Gear sizing

This will be used if the athlete is selected for a Provincial team.


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