Looking for basketball options for someone with a disability? Contact BNB or check out these helpful links below:
Calendar of Events...
What's next on the BNB Calendar?
Dec 14-15 - NCCP Learn to Train in Sussex
Jan 4-5 - NCCP Learn to Train in Fredericton
NBCC Performer of the Month - November
Posted December 11, 2013
BNB is pleased to announce the NBCC Performer of the Month award winners for November. Emily Drisdelle from the Miramichi Hoops and JT Naugler from the Hampton Minor Basketball Association will take home a gym bag and sweat towel sponsored by NBCC!
Click here for player Bios!
BNB Announces Changes to Residency Policy
Posted December 11, 2013
At the AGM in September, a motion asking the BNB Board of Directors to review the existing BNB Residency Policy was put forward. Upon extensive review, BNB has made the decision to eliminate the current Residency Policy and replace it with a Transfer Policy. More...
Reds Basketball Academy Co-ed Holiday Basketball Camps
Posted December 09, 2013
The UNB Reds Basketball Academy are hosting a series of Co-ed Holiday Basketball Camps.
Fundamental Skills & Drills:
Dec 23 - Grade 3-5 & Grade 6-8 (half-day)
Jan 6 - Grade 3-5 & Grade 6-8 (half-day)
Dribble Drive Motion Offense Camp
Dec 27 - Grade 6-8 & Grade 9-12 (full-day)
For more information or to register contact Brent Baker.
Job Opportunity: Sussex Minor Basketball Association seeking Head Coach
Posted December 04, 2013
Sussex Minor Basketball is seeking to fill a part-time Head Coach position within their Association. For details please click here!
Sport NB Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
Posted December 03, 2013
Congratulations to Dave MacMullin on being selected for the Sport NB Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award for his many years of service to Basketball New Brunswick and the community of Harvey.
Edmonton to Host 17U & 15U National Championships July 24-31, 2014
Posted November 21, 2013
The 2014 15U & 17U National Championships will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at the Saville Community Sports Center from July 24th-31st.
It is an unprecedented event as it is the first time that the tournament for both age catefories, men and women, are hosted during the same week in the same location. The Saville Community Sports Centre, with its 12 courts under a single roof provides the ideal location to accommodate all players for a unique event that will bring in teams representing provinces and territories across the country to compete for a national title.
The dates for the 2014 tournament fall within an NCAA viewing window which will allow NCAA coaches to join CIS and CCAA coaches in attending this event. An application for full event sanctioning by the NCAA of this tournament is currently being undertaken.
NBCC Performer of the Month - October
Posted November 15, 2013
BNB is pleased to announce the male and female NBCC Performer of the Month recipients for October are Chantelle Austin and Duncan Campbell! Chantelle and Duncan will each receive a bag and sweat towel compliments of NBCC. Click on the photos below for player bios!
Looking for more info on the NBCC Performer of the Month award? Click here!
Minor Association Registration Deadline - Nov 30th!
Posted November 14, 2013
The registration deadline for Minor Associations is fast approaching - November 30th! Please see our Minor Association Registraion page for details on how to complete this process.
Dave & Bridget Kean Memorial Tournament - Dec 27-30
Posted November 03, 2013
Please join the Lancaster Minor Basketball Association (LMBA) for the 24th Annual Dave and Bridget Kean Memorial Tournament on Dec 27-30. This annual tournament will be held in Saint John at the UNBSJ field house.
Last year the event had 54 teams playing 117 games that involved over 700 kids at both the house and Rep level of competition. It was truly All Ball, All Day, On the Holidays!
MacMullin, Neilsen to receive Sport NB Nominations
Posted October 31, 2013
BNB is pleased to announce that long time board member, Dave MacMullin, has been selected as the recipient of the Sport NB "Bell Aliant Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award" to be presented at the Pitney Bowes Sports Awards on November 23rd, 2013. MacMullin has served on the BNB board since 1979 and has played a pivotal role in the development of sports and recreation in Harvey, NB.
Seward Neilsen, a long-time official and executive member of the NBAABO, is one of three nominees for the Sport NB "Official of the Year" award. Neilsen recently retired from his position as AUS assignor/evaluator but continues to actively referee in the Saint John area.
For more information on the awards or to purchase tickets click here.
NBAABO Fees and Contact Info
Posted October 29, 2013
Looking for information on officiating, game fees, zone representatives or assignors? Check out the new AABO web site for all your basketball officiating needs!
NBCC Performer of the Month Nominations Due!
Posted October 29, 2013
Nominations for the NBCC Performer of the Month are due for October this coming Saturday, November 2nd. Is there a male or female youth in your community who deserves to be recognized?? Click here for nomination forms and more info!
4x4 Mini Jamboree
Posted October 24, 2013
Basketball New Brunswick continues its mission to ensure grassroots programs are a key part of its development and growth moving forward.
With that in mind, BNB is preparing to host its first jamboree for mini-aged players (2002-2003) from across the province to play on the big stage that is the Richard J. Currie Center on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
The single-day jamboree, designed for boys and girls at the mini divisions from both the competitive and recreational levels (house-league) will be held Sunday, December 1st.
Registration will be done individually and players will be mixed up on teams with athletes from around the province. The cost per player is $25 and includes a t-shirt, chocolate milk and a chance to win some great BNB door prizes!
Online registration will be available starting on November 1st and will be limited to 64 girls and 64 boys.
Click here for more info.
NBCC Performer of the Month - September
Posted October 21, 2013
BNB is pleased to present the male and female NBCC Performer of the Month for September. Congratulations to Erin Crain (Carleton County) and Marc Hofer (Dieppe). Check out their player profiles below!
Elite Development Program - Competition Day
Posted October 20, 2013
Podium Performance Series
Posted October 16, 2013
The Canadian Sport Center Atlantic and Coach New Brunswick are pleased to present the October Podium Performance Series presentation with Ken Morrison. Click here for more info!
NCCP - Learn to Train Course Calendar
Posted October 11, 2013
BNB will be offering a number of NCCP Learn to Train (previously called Introduction to Competition) courses on the following dates:
Fredericton - November 2-3
Moncton - November 16-17
Saint John - November 23-24
Sussex - December 14-15
BNB will be offering one NCCP Train to Train course (previously called Intro to Comp Advanced) in Saint John on November 1-3.
Click here for course details and schedules.
Team NB - Call for Coaching Applications
Posted October 09, 2013
The deadline for the 2014 Team NB coaching applications is coming up on Friday, October 11th. Click here for the application form.
Team NB Awards
Posted October 08, 2013
BNB would like to congratulate all of the provincial team athletes and coacheson a great summer season. The teams were recognized and individual awards were handed out on Saturday at the UNB Tournament in Fredericton.
MVP - Val Nelson
Coaches Choice - Dan Luton
MVP - Abby MacDonald
Coaches Choice - Sara Ripley
MVP - Jon Lazarev
Most Improved - Travis Valanne
MVP - Emma Jensen
Coaches Choice - Katie Corlett
MVP - Seongwoo Park
Leadership - Alex Loughery
MVP - Taylor Cooke
Most Improved - Reese Baxendale
15U Development Boys/Girls:
MVP - Will Raymond
Coaches Choice - Joshue Robart
MVP - Karly Buckingham
Top Defensive Player - Emily Sheils
Canada Basketball - Call for Applications
Posted October 08, 2013
Canada Basketball has put out a call for applications for Coaches, Performance Analyst and Team Manager for the 2014-2015 Junior Women's National Team Program. Click here for more info!
Sport NB Summit & Pitney Bowes Sport Awards
Posted October 07, 2013
Information is now available for the Sport NB Summit and Pitney Bowes Sport Awards taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton on November 16-17th. For more information, see the links below!
BNB Presents the NBCC Performer of the Month!
Posted October 01, 2013
The New Brunswick Community College and Basketball New Brunswick have teamed up to reward hard working, scholastic and community-minded players for the 2013-2014 season.
The NBCC Performer of the Month will be awarded to a male and female player who exemplifies team commitment, attention to educational pursuits and is committed to improving their basketball skills in a proactive and determined way.
Starting in September 2013 through August 2014, minor associations and coaches from BNB programs will be asked to nominate one male and one female player to be considered for the award. The recipients will receive an NBCC gym bag and towel, their photo on the BNB web site and an announcement will be placed on Twitter, Facebook and sent to all provincial media outlets.
Click here for more details!
2013-2014 BNB Membership Fees
Posted September 30, 2013
Following the September AGM, the membership has agreed to pass a fee increase of $5/member bringing the total to $17. BNB will continue to support the Canada Basketball National Membership Program which includes $5/person being sent directly to them for program and coach development, as well as support for the National teams. For more information, click here.
BNB Constitution - Revised September 29th, 2013
Posted September 30, 2013
A number of changes have been made to the BNB Constitution following the 2013 AGM on September 29th. The revised version is available on our web site by clicking here. Thank you to all those who contributed towards this process.
BNB Provincial Team Awards
Posted September 27, 2013
BNB is pleased to once again be recognizing and presenting awards to our Provincial Team athletes at the Accreon Helen Campbell and Eric Garland UNB Women's and Men's Basketball Tournaments taking place on Oct 4-6th at the Currie Center in Fredericton.
Each of the men's and women's 17U, 16U, 15U and 15U Development teams will be presented with two awards - MVP and one of the coaches choosing - during halftime of the 6pm and 8pm games on Saturday, October 5th. The women's team awards will be presented during halftime of the UNB vs Regina game, while the men's team awards will be presented during halftime of the UNB vs StFX game.
*All athletes are asked to wear their burgundy BNB jacket to receive free access to the games that evening.
Busy Weekend Coming Up!
Posted September 25, 2013
Team NB - Call for Coaches!
Posted September 19, 2013
Want to be a part of the Team NB coaching staff next summer?? BNB is now accepting applications for head and assistant coach positions for the 17U, 16U, 15U and 15U Development teams. The application deadline is Friday, October 11th.
BNB Annual Service Award Recipients
Posted September 16, 2013
BNB is pleased to announce our Annual Service Award recipients which will be presented on Saturday, September 28th at 7pm at the Delta Hotel in Saint John, NB. Guests are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Merit Awards:
David Shiels (Lancaster)
Moncton Kiwanis Club (Moncton)
Scott Jones (Woodstock)
Jay Mingrone (Rexton)
Daniel Patterson (Saint John)
Michael Murray (Fredericton)
Volunteer of the Year:
Bryan Crosby (Moncton)
BNB Super Coaches Clinic - Sept 27-28
Posted September 12, 2013
BNB is pleased to be hosting a Super Coaches Clinic Sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods on September 27-28th at UNBSJ. Roy Rana, head coach of the Canadian Junior Men's National Team and the CIS Ryerson Rams, will be the lead presenter on Friday evening and Saturday morning, along with several other local coaches from NB. Click here for more info!!
Other events that weekend will include the annual BNB Service Awards on Saturday evening and the AGM on Sunday morning, both at the Delta Hotel.
Former BNB Player, Tori McCarty, On Her Way To Recovery
Posted September 06, 2013
Following a devastating fire in an apartment downtown Fredericton, former BNB provincial team player Tori McCarty, suffered significant injuries and was air-lifted to a Halifax Hospital. Please see the attached article regarding her progress and a fundraising breakfast coming up at the Willie O'Ree Place.
The Daily Gleaner
Fundraiser Breakfast - Saturday, September 14th, 830-1130am at the Willie O'Ree Place in Fredericton.
2013-2014 Elite Development Program
Posted September 03, 2013
Basketball New Brunswick is pleased to once again offer the Elite Development Program (EDP) in preparation for the 2014 summer provincial season. EDP is designed to provide New Brunswick athletes and coaches with the essential skills and drills necessary to compete at an elite level in both provincial and national championships.
Click here for more details and online registration!
North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
Posted August 28, 2013
Tryouts are being held for Men's Basketball for Aboriginal Team New Brunswick will be held on September 7, 2013 at Burnt Church First Nation (Esgenoopetitj).
The 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are in Regina Saskatchewan (July 2014).
U14: DOB 2000 & Later (10:00am-12:00)
U16 & U19: DOB 1995 & later from (1:00-3:00)
Once players have been evaluated a decision will be made on what age group will represent Team NB.
Fall training sessions will include 8 training sessions till the end of October 2013 and will start again beginning of March 2014.
NOTE: there is a $20 tryout/registration fee for all interested athletes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to posted start time to ensure registration is complete and fee is paid. If you have any questions please contact Tyler Gideon at email@example.com.
BNB Annual General Meeting
Posted August 26, 2013
The BNB Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 29th in Saint John at the Delta Hotel.
Other events taking place that weekend will include a Coaching Clinic on September 27-28th at UNBSJ and the BNB Awards Night on September 28th at the Delta with more details to follow!
BNB Membership Renewal
Posted August 26, 2013
The BNB membership/insurance policy for 2013-14 comes into effect on September 1, 2013. Players, coaches, executive, etc are NOT covered by insurance until they have registered as a member of BNB for the 2013-14 season.
Exception - To assist Minor associations with the large volume of participants they must register, Associations are able to register their organization by paying the Association fee and submitting an Executive list.
This will permit their participants to be insured under their umbrella while they are finalizing member lists. Member lists MUST be in by November 30, 2013, as any participants whose names are not recorded in the office after that date will no longer be insured until their membership registration is received.
For further information click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Mini Basketball Rules
Posted August 21, 2013
In an effort to improve the overall experience for our Mini athletes and provide a fun learning environment where age appropriate skill development and competition can occur, BNB has spent the last six months reviewing its rules for Mini basketball. BNB sought input and feedback from experienced coaches, officials, and minor association representatives from across the province. These modifications follow Canada Basketball recommendations for game play at the Learn to Train level, as well as the Long Term Athletic Development model.
BNB asks that these rule modifications are taken in the spirit that they are intended; to allow for a player-focused game where the priority is the process of developing fundamental skills rather than results.
Mini Basketball Rules
Looking for Games??
Posted August 16, 2013
With the new fiscal year approaching (Sept 1) the "Looking for Games" page will be cleared and ready to go for the 2013-2013 season by September 1st. Please feel free to submit a posting with details about your team and when you're looking to start playing games after this date - once approved it will be visible for other coaches to make contact with you.
Looking for Games
BNB 17U Men Defeat Alberta 57-54 at Canada Summer Games
Posted August 04, 2013
The BNB 17U boys started the Canada Summer Games with a big 57-54 victory over Alberta. Dan Luton lead the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Stanley Mayambo and Jared Stafford both had 9 points.
Their next game is Monday, Aug 5th versus Manitoba at 7pm (ATL).
Annual Service Awards - Call for Nominations
Posted July 30, 2013
BNB is seeking nominations for the Annual Service Awards which will be presented on Saturday, September 28th in Saint John, NB. The 2013 awards will include:
Executive Award (1), Officials Award (1), Coaching Award (2), Special Merit Award (2), Volunteer of the Year (1)
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 30th, 2013.
Nomination Form - Click here!
Past Recipients - Click here!
Mini Philosophy & Rule Modifications
Posted July 30, 2013
Basketball New Brunswick has made a commitment to a new approach to developing the individual skills of our younger players. This switch in philosophy has been spearheaded by Canada Basketball in recent years with their adoption and implmentation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. The LTAD focus and directive is to introduce and teach skills and concepts at an age appropriate time and manner. We have introduced these best practices in our Elite Development Program with a great deal of success and positive responses from coaches and athletes alike. More...
BNB Announces Fee Increase for 2013-2014 Season
Posted July 15, 2013
Over the past 18 months, BNB has completed an organizational review, as well as regional Association/coach meetings to explore ways we that we can improve and increase our services and prorams for our members. As a result, an individual membership fee increase is necessary in order to make this happen. Please click here to see an outline of the fee increase for the 2013-2014 season.
Where are they now?
Posted June 20, 2013
Curious where former BNB players are now playing?
Check out our "Where Are They Now?" section to find out!
Where are they now - Boys
Where are they now - Girls
Coach, Basketball Help Turn Young Lives Around
Posted May 31, 2013
It takes a community to raise a child.
Throw in a basketball court full of support and you have even more opportunity to create more success for individuals in search of a guiding hand.
Julian Roche Selected for Cadet National Team Tryout
Posted May 30, 2013
BNB would like to congratulate Julian Roche on his invitation to tryout for the Canadian Cadet National Team. Julian is from Saint John and is currently a member of the NB 17U Men's team attending the Canada Summer Games in August.
Click here for more info about the National Cadet Team!
EDP Competition Day
Posted May 03, 2013
The EDP Competition Day is taking place on Sunday, May 5th. The Junior groups will be at the UNB Currie Center, the Senior groups will be at Fredericton High School. All players are asked to arrive by 945am with games starting at 10am sharp!
All games will be completed by 330pm.
Click on the photo for Championship teams.
JUNIOR TEAMS & SCHEDULE
SENIOR TEAMS & SCHEDULE
BNB Roadshow - for Minor Associations and Coaches
Posted January 23, 2013
BNB successfully hosted six association/coach meetings in January to share information about our organization and our services, but more importantly to gather information and ideas from our members about additional services they would like to see offered.
Thank you to everyone who attended a session, we greatly appreciate your input and will gradually go through all the notes and feedback we gathered to bring recommendations to our board of directors. Please email us if you have any additional comments or questions.
Click here to see the BNB Roadshow presentation.
Happy New Year and Welcome to our new Technical Director!
Posted January 02, 2013
BNB would like to officially welcome our new Technical Director, Neil Smith, on board today. We're pleased that our staff has been able to grow and look forward to what the 2013 basketball year has to bring.
A full list of contact emails are below:
Executive Director: email@example.com
Technical Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator: email@example.com
BNB Hires Technical Director
Posted December 04, 2012
Basketball New Brunswick is pleased to announce the hiring of Neil Smith, of Dalhousie New Brunswick, as the new technical director. Click here for the press release.
BNB Provincial Team Awards
Posted October 01, 2012
On Saturday night the eight BNB Provincial Elite Teams were recognized at the UNB Accreon Helen Campbell women's and Eric garland men's games at the Currie Center. Awards were handed out to the following players:
15U Dev Girls: MVP - Kennedy Baird, Coaches Choice - Danielle Duplessis
15U Dev Boys: MVP - Ben Tait, Coaches Choice - Ethan O'Neill
15U Girls: MVP - Courtney Bulman, Coaches Choice - Molly Gulliver
15U Boys: MVP - Keegan Gray, Coaches Choice - Julian Roche
16U Girls: MVP - Abby MacDonald, Coaches Choice - Sarah McGeachy
16U Boys: MVP - Val Nelson, Coaches Choice - Caleb Orser
17U Girls: MVP - Grace Wade, Coaches Choice - Laura Kaye
17U Boys: MVP - Erik Nissen, Coaches Choice - Dan Luton
New Division Assignments for Mini, Bantam and Middle School Levels
Posted September 26, 2012
BNB minor associations and teams have traditionally been classified as “AAA”, “AA” and “A” based on criteria such as the size of the minor association, the geographic area, the number of athletes participating, the number of schools in the area, etc. Each year more and more teams are requesting to move either up or down from their assigned division for a variety of reasons. At the 2012 provincials, 18 teams at the mini and bantam levels played outside of those assigned divisions.
After meaningful discussion, it was approved by the BNB Board of Directors to move from the “AAA”, “AA”, “A” divisions at the mini and bantam levels, and “Small School” and “Large School” at the middle school levels to “Division 1, 2, 3….” (depending on the number of registered teams).
Click here for more detailed information.
BNB Rules Modification Clinics - Summary Notes
Posted February 23, 2012
As coaches and officials should be aware, BNB implemented additional rule modifications in December 2010 for the Middle School, Bantam, Mini, Jr Mini and Puppy levels.
Bantam/Middle School - No Zone (full, 3/4, half, "in the key").
Mini/Jr Mini/Puppy - No Zone (full, 3/4, half, "in the key"). No Double Teaming.
In order to help educate coaches and officials, five clinics were offered around the province between October 2011-January 2012. The following document summarizes the key points from the clinics and also addresses some questions that were asked. Please note that this is not new information, but simply some clarifications to the rules. Click here....
LTAD Stages - Overview
Posted October 19, 2011
Canada Basketball has created an overview of how the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model should allign with each stage of youth basketball. Click on the link below to make sure you're emphasizing the right development pathway for your athletes.
NBAABO Payment Procedures - NEW!
Posted October 07, 2011
The NBAABO (NB Association of Approved Basketball Officials) has developed a new method of payment for their services. Please see the attached document and contact your local zone rep if you have any questions.
NBAABO web site
NBAABO Payment Procedure
LTAD for Parents from the CAC
Posted September 01, 2011
Hey Mom and Dad! Have you seen the LTAD guide for parents yet?? Check out the link below from the CAC (www.coach.ca).
LTAD for Parents
BNB Rule Modifications - JrMini/Mini/Bantam/Middle School
Posted December 06, 2010
Please note the following BNB Rule Modifications for the JrMini/Mini/Bantam/Middle School levels.
MINI / Jr MINI – No double teaming AND No Zone (“in the key”, half-court, and full-court presses)
BANTAM / MIDDLE SCHOOL – No Zone (“in the key”, half-court, and full-court presses)
The following link will provide you with more detailed information regarding these modifications - click here.
Shot Clock Procedures
Posted November 10, 2010
With the rule changes that are coming into effect, Nancy Morrison of the NBAABO has graciously prepared the following document for shot clock operators. If you have any questions or would like further explanation please contact the NBAABO Zone Rep in your area.
Please note: If using the a 30-second shot clock (bantam) the same 14 second reset will apply if a foul is called with 1-13 seconds remaining on the shot clock.
24-second shot clock operator guide
Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model
Posted November 04, 2010
The CS4L and Canada Basketball have created a basketball specific Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model document for administrators, coaches and players to follow in regards to the progression of basketball from the grassroots to olympic level athletes. The following links will be helpful in understanding the the LTAD model (hard copies of the French document are available through the office):
Long Term Athlete Development Model
NCCP & LTAD Alignment
Article supporting the importance and benefits of the LTAD