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2021 Summer League
COVID-19 Updates & Procedures

Our Nova Scotia
basketball league

League Mission

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

COVID-19 Updates

Our team has worked hard to plan and execute the backend administrative work for our first ever province-wide basketball league. We are thrilled with this opportunity and are hopeful that we will be able to play some sort of basketball this spring/summer, as long as our public health measures allow.

This area on our website will be updated each time there is Nova Scotia COVID-19 update from Premier Rankin and our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Strang related to guidelines around sport competition and training in the province.

July 12, 2021

Nova Scotia enters phase four of the reopening plan Wednesday, July 14. Participants and officials in organized performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can continue to gather with up to 25 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices, games and competition. Masks are recommended outdoors when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.

Spectators will be permitted (indoor and outdoor) for sports and performing arts hosted by a business or organization that have an event plan, and facilities will permitted to have spectators for up to 50% of capacity of the facility with a maximum of 150 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. 

*NOTE* Spectators are still subject to facility approval for the BNS Summer League. BNS will send an email to all coaches & club presidents the week of your schedule summer League games to clarify spectator rules for that weekend of games.

June 30, 2021

We are back!

Basketball Nova Scotia is pleased to present the 2021 Summer League – a series of weekends filled with exhibition basketball competition throughout the summer.

Our modified guidelines are as follows:

  • Basketball competition is permitted with up to 42 participants indoors
  • No spectators or competition-style tournaments are permitted
  • All other Phase 3 rules apply

Summer League competition is currently slated to run every weekend from July 9th to August 15th. Full scheduling information and venues can be found on our Summer League dropdown, and will be updated as more information becomes available. Any planned competition is still subject to cancellation based on changing Public Health Guidelines.

For any programs that wish to withdraw from the League in advance of play, this option is still available to you. Get in contact with Basketball Nova Scotia staff if you wish to withdraw your program and receive a refund.

For all participating clubs, coach information (including background checks) and final roster revisions must be finalized by Wednesday July 7th, 2021. Any coaches that do not complete these checks will not be permitted to participate in the League and could cause your club to be withdrawn.

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.

Live Streaming

The Basketball Nova Scotia Board of Directors has agreed to allow Live Streaming at Summer League games, starting on July 16th, 2021. Club Presidents & coaches are required to read and follow the below procedure to ensure consent before live streaming.

Any additional questions or concerns can be directed to our Executive Director, Katherine Brien at bnsexecutivedirector@sportnovascotia.ca

Click on the image below to read the full document and access the wavier for signature by Club Presidents.

Basketball Nova Scotia
Recording and Broadcasting Requirements & Consent Procedure for BNS League games

Basketball Nova Scotia has put the following procedures in place to govern the Recording and Broadcasting of BNS games:

  • All teams/clubs must comply with any other guidelines set out by the facilities in addition to those requirements outlined below:
  • All clubs with teams interested in Recording and Broadcasting games must have completed the waiver & their club listed on the BNS approved Live Streaming List below.
  • Any team wishing to record/broadcast their team’s game, and their club has filled out the required forms must request, in writing, permission from their opponents to do so. If a response is not received in writing or if the response is “no” the team requesting to record/broadcast stream will not be permitted to do so.
  • If both teams are in agreement that recording/live streaming can occur the team who will be recording/broadcasting is required to post a sign on the facility doors that state “the game is being recorded and or live streamed” and must include the name of the club and team responsible for recording/broadcasting (template on next page).
  • If at any point prior to or during the game anyone objects to the game being recorded/broadcast the recording/broadcast must be shut off immediately.
  • If a team is recording/broadcasting, the person completing that broadcast, must fall into the current COVID-19 gathering restriction, as it relates to BNS events.

Any teams who fails to comply with the above guidelines will be suspended for the remainder of the season and sent to the discipline committee for review of their standing as a BNS affiliate club.

List of Approved Clubs for Live Streaming

updated as of July 15, 2021

Approved for Live Streaming
AOT Storm
East Hants Havoc
Edge Elite
Evolution Basketball Academy
Fall River Selects
Halifax Havoc
Pictou County Raptors
Pictou County Lightning
Nova Scotia 902’s
St. Margaret’s Bay Fury
The Future’s Program

Any teams who fails to comply with the above guidelines will be suspended for the remainder of the season and sent to the discipline committee for review of their standing as a BNS affiliate club.

Spectators

Spectators are still subject to facility approval for the BNS Summer League. BNS will send an email to all coaches & club presidents the week of your schedule summer League games to clarify spectator rules for that weekend of games.

For updates on Summer League:

    It’s #NationalCoachesWeek! Say #ThanksCoach to all of the wonderful coaches in our programs who impact the lives of young athletes across Nova Scotia!🏀👏🏼

    Take the time to give your coach a shout out before the week ends!

    Join us in welcoming Katherine Khorovets to Basketball Nova Scotia as Basketball Events Coordinator!

    A Public Relations student from Mount Saint Vincent University, Katherine is joining the BNS team as a fall Co-op student.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/3zEq9td

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