2022 Team Scotia Tryouts

Representing Nova Scotia
on a National stage


Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Summer Games brings together over 2,000 able-bodied athletes and athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities for the largest amateur multi-sport event in the country.

The Games span over 35 different events and showcase the very best in Canadian sport. But most importantly, the Games bring us together to celebrate the very best in Canadian spirit. They are a true reflection of what it means to be Canadian and embody our collective belief that we can all do and be something greater — as individuals, as a community and as a country. This summer, the Games will host our U18 Boys & Girls Scotia Teams from August 6 – 21, 2022.

U17 Nationals

Each Summer, Canada Basketball brings together the Provinces and Territories to host a National Championship Competition for U17 and U15 aged athletes to compete on the highest Canadian stage. This is an opportunity for our provincial athletes to compete at the highest level in the country while representing Nova Scotia proudly! The National Championships will take place from August 1 – 6, 2022.

Please Note: U15 teams have been selected. See Rosters here.

Trying Out for U17/U18 Scotia Teams

Our Canada Games Evaluation (CAGE) program is a gradual evaluation process for athlete selection of the Male and Female U17 (Nationals) and U18 (Canada Games) Scotia Teams, while also providing CAGE athletes the opportunity to further develop and hone their skills. The program is designed to ensure multiple touch points with our potential U18 and U17 athletes & coaches. The CAGE Program includes 3 Rounds. All athletes had the opportunity to register for Round 1 held in December 2021. Round 2 consisted of a smaller group by invite based on the assessments from Round 1.

Day 1 of Round 3 (April 30th) will act as the final tryout and is open to all athletes who participated in Rounds 1 & 2 plus any other athletes who would like to attend this final tryout opportunity. The Round 3 Final Tryout takes place on April 30th. There will be one final invite only try-out on May 1st, after which, the final rosters for the U17 and U18 teams will be determined and announced in the following weeks.

How to Register for CAGE Final Tryout

  1. Register here for April 30 Final Open Tryout
  2. Complete the online waiver form and Video/Photo release waiver

Tryout Schedule

April 30, 2022 (FINAL OPEN TRYOUT)– Sackville High School (1 King Fisher Way, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2Y9)

BOYS: 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm

GIRLS: 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm

May 1, 2022 (INVITE ONLY) – Sackville High School (1 King Fisher Way, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2Y9) 

BOYS: 2pm-4pm

GIRLS: 4pm-6pm

Athlete Eligibility

Canada Games (U18) – 18 or under as of December 31st, 2022. Year of birth 2004 or later.

Nationals (U17) – 17 or under as of December 31st, 2022. Year of birth 2005 or later.

Athlete Assessment

Basketball Nova Scotia has worked closely with Canada Basketball on our athlete assessment document. Athletes will be closely assessed through the three rounds of programs by our Technical Director and coaches to select the best possible team of athletes to represent Nova Scotia. If you have any questions about the document you can speak directly with our staff. 

Teams are made up of 14 athletes. 12 athletes will be selected for the roster and 2 athletes as alternates. Please review Section 6 of this policy to understand how our alternates will be selected and if this is an option you would be willing to pursue.


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 Member Clubs here: BNS Member Clubs

What is the athlete selection process? All Athletes across the Province had the opportunity to register for our multi-round open tryout sessions for all age groups. The final rosters will be posted here following the last round of each session. 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.

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