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2021 Summer League

Our Nova Scotia
basketball league

Welcome to the Basketball Nova Scotia 2021 Summer League home page. While COVID-19 has caused some delays in competition, we’re doing everything we can to get athletes back on court. Registration is current closed but you can check out updates, teams, rosters and more by clicking on the appropriate age & gender group from the drop down menu under Summer League.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at:

League Mission

To host positive and meaningful competition for spring basketball programs throughout Nova Scotia.

League Benefits

9 League Games

Looking to confirm a schedule of between 9 and 11 league games (dependant on registered teams)

Officials Development Investment

Commitment to providing top level officials & minor officials through our investment in training & education.

Postitive Competition Structure

Our goal is to provide meaningful competition for all levels. This includes a participation & high performance league.

HP Athlete/Coach Identification

Our High Performance league will provide our Technical Director an opportunity to work our HP athletes & coaches and continue our Canada Games evaluations.


Depending on the restrictions at the time, we will explore the option to provide a live-streaming service.


Games will be held in different areas throughout the province to assist with travel for all teams.

Weekend Play

League play will happen over 3 weekends. This gives parents, coaches & all volunteers a chance to enjoy their spring!

Happy Volunteers!

Leave the admin work to us! Games, officials, facilities, all booked by Basketball Nova Scotia!

Participation Requirements

To ensure the implementation of Basketball Nova Scotia policies & procedures, clubs will be required to be Basketball Nova Scotia Affiliate Clubs. This means our league will follow all of our Safe Sport requirements including our Coach Screening Policy, Code of Conduct and all other BNS policies, which can be found here.

Not a registered affiliate yet? That’s ok, check out our Club Affiliation Registration page and our Club Affiliation Benefits page for more info.

Age Groups

Birth years for each age category are outlined below. Our regular provincial championship regulations will be in affect for athletes. Your club president will submit your birth years but we may ask for identification in the form of a birth certificate or other, if required to confirm your birth year.


2007 or later


2005 or later


2003 or later
(2002, if currently enrolled in a Nova Scotia High School)


Click on the drop down under Summer League for the appropriate age and gender division to see the full schedule including locations.


$500 per team

What does your league fee cover?

  • League Administration – Discipline & complaints, policies, safe sport implementation
  • Website – league standings, scores, schedules
  • Officials & Minor Officials game fees
  • Facilities

What is not covered in your league fees?

  • Practices
  • Travel
  • Hotels (if required)

Funding Options

As all participants will be Basketball Nova Scotia Affiliates, you’ll have access to funding for our Summer League program. Quick the images below to learn more.


Our 2021 Summer League will follow FIBA rules.

Team& Individual Registration

Registration is closed as of April 1, 2021

Questions can be sent to:


What is the refund policy if the program is cancelled or changed due to COVID-19 protocols?

We commit to refund clubs for all games that did not take place.

Why isn’t there a U12 program?

We did explore this idea. Although, after careful thought and review with our league committee, it was decided that our U12 and below age groups are encouraged to participate in other sports throughout the summer. Basketball Nova Scotia’s Team Scotia program begins at U14, so we wanted to align this program with our regular summer programming.


Katherine BrienCo-Chair
Christian RyanCo-Chair
Chris LeretteLeague Assistant
Jeff StarrattLeague Structure/Policies
Jen Lloyd-MacKenzieOfficials & Minor Officials Development
Jessica QuillanDiscipline & Violations
Lucas WideFinance


Tasia McKennaChair
Darrell McLellandHigh Performance Women’s Lead
Dan HigginsHigh Performance Men’s Lead
Paul MacIsaacRural Regional Lead

For updates on Spring League:

    Join us in thanking outgoing Basketball Nova Scotia Executive Director, Katherine Brien, as she begins a new journey at @uvic

    Thank you for everything you have done for #NovaScotiaBasketball!

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