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13 Odd Questions with...... Jimmy Watters!

At BNB, we’re always focused on developing young athletes and promoting the sport of basketball across the province. That doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun for our membership.

In order to bring a new twist to BNB – from its past to its present – we have developed a little segment we’re calling 13 Odd Questions With…

BNB will spotlight a basketball personality every few weeks and have them weigh in on, well, weigh in on 13 odd questions. To kickstart the new feature, we've reached out to former BNB president Jim Watters of Miramichi.  



Fundamental Movement Skills & High Five Workshop

Coach NB and Recreation NB are teaming up to offer a Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and High Five Workshop on February 21 at the Base Gagetown Fitness Centre in Oromocto.

Early Bird Registration: Jan 19th - $80 +tax

Registration Deadline: Feb 18thth - $100 +tax

For more information contact Samia Gould.


U15 & U17 Provincial Team - Call for Coaches!

BNB is seeking coaching applications for their U15 and U17 men's and women's summer provincial teams . Team tryouts will be held in late April/early May with all four teams ending their seasons at the Canada Basketball National Championships.  The women's event will take place in Edmonton, AB from July 23-30 and the men's event will be in Halifax, NS from August 2-9.

Interested coaches are asked to submit their application form and resume to Neil Smith by Friday, December 19th.

Note: The call for coaches for the U16 and U15D teams will be coming out at a later date.


Bayside Middle School in Need of Coach!

The Bayside Middle School boys team in Saint John are looking for a coach! Please contact Alain Manuel at 506-643-7378 if interested!


Transfer Policy - Deadline November 30th

As of September 2014, BNB now has a Transfer Policy which has replaced the previous Residency Rules. With the new Transfer Policy, ALL athletes playing on a competitive team outside of their home community (where another Association already exists) MUST complete and submit the transfer policy form by NOVEMBER 30th in order to be eligible for the 2015 Provincial Championships. 

Note that this applies to competitive teams only. Transfer forms are not required for house league players.


NCCP Competition Development - Theory Course

Calling all Canada Games, High-Performance Coaches, Coaches of athletes ranging from the Train to Train to the Train to Compete stages of long-term athlete development!!

Coach NB will be offering a number of Competition Development (Level 3 theory) modules in Fredericton.

November 29th - Coaching and Leading Effectively
November 30th - Prevention and Recovery

To register for one or more of these courses email


Summery of FIBA Rules Changes for 2014-2015 Season

The following document is a summary of the rule changes adopted by the Central Board of FIBA, which have come into effect this fall.  The changes are related to the no-charge area, time-outs, shot clock, backcourt violations and technical fouls.

Summary of 2014 FIBA Rules Changes


BNB 17U Men Nominated for BruNet Team of the Year at Sport NB Awards

BNB is pleased to announce the 17U men's team has been nominated and selected as one of three finalists for the BruNet Team of the Year at the annual Konica Minolta Sport NB Awards. 

The 17U Men finished fourth at the Canada Basketball national championships and recorded wins against ON, BC and QC throughout their summer season.  The team was coached by John Hickey, Paul Vaughan, Jay Lavigne and Peter Vincent.

The awards event will take place on Saturday, November 22 at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton. For more information and tickets please go to


UNB Offering Day Camp on November 10

The Reds Basketball Academy will be hosting a fundamental skills and drills Basketball clinic Monday, November 10th for elementary boys and girls grade 3-5 and middle school boys and girls grades 6-8. 

Clinic is from 9am-3pm at the Richard J Currie Centre's Performance Gym (4th floor).  Lunch is not provided but will be supervised from 12pm-1pm. 

On court instruction will be led by Varsity Reds Assistant coach Dan Goggin, as well as Awo Farah and members from the UNB Varisty Reds.

Cost is $40 per athlete.

To register please email with athletes name and grade. Payment will be accepted at the door.


25th Annual Dave & Bridget Kean Memorial Tournament

Kean House Tournament Dates:

December 27-28 - Open to all Jr Mini & Mini House/Recreational Teams
December 29-30 - Open to all Bantam & Midget House/Recreational Teams

Note: A separate Rep Tournament will be held during this time. However, Rep Coaches must contact the LMBA Rep coach for their division directly.

Location: UNBSJ Field House
Registration Fee: $125
Registration Deadline: November 30th, 2014

For registration details check out!


3X3 Championship Results

Thanks and congrats to everyone who took part in our first annual 3x3 Championship tournament on October 19th!

Check out more team photos here!!





Basketball New Brunswick Apparel

Check out some of the items that will be on sale at our events coming up this month (EDP Comp Day - Oct 18th, 3x3 Championships - Oct 19th, Mini 4x4 Jamboree - Oct 25th)!  Stock is limited so get them fast!

View more items here!



Podium Performance Series - Tips on how to deal with parents!

Coach NB and Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic are pleased to present the next Podium Performance Series presentation on "Tips on how to deal with parents in sports".   This session will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at 630pm in room A116 at the UNB LB Gym.  

Mark Smith will be the presenter.  Smith is the Head coach of Softball Canada Men's and Women's National Softball teams, the current Director of Coaching for the CSC Atlantic and Sport Nova Scotia, and also Nova Scotia's Chef de Mission for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.


10th Annual Don Grant Classic - FREE Coaching Clinic

In conjunction with the 10th Annual Don Grant Classic CIS women's basketball tournament at the Moncton Coliseum on October 24-26th, there will be a free coaches clinic at the Coliseum on October 23rd from 630-8pm.  Serge Langis of the Moncton Miracles and Jeff Speedy of the UNB Varsity Reds will be the on the floor presenters that evening.  All coaches (minor, middle school, high school, etc) are encouraged to attend. Each coach in attendance will be provided with a BNB clinic notepad and are asked to use the main entrance of the coliseum if attending the clinic.  There is no pre-registration, coaches just need to show up.  For further inquiries, please contact Steve Chapman at 506-850-2768 or



The MINI 4X4 JAMBOREE will take place on Saturday, October 25th at the UNB Currie Center in Fredericton. All compeitive and recreational players born in 2003-2004 are eligible to attend.  Registrations will be accepted individually and players will be mixed up and placed on teams the day of the event.  Click here for registration and more info!



BNB 3X3 Provincial Championships

BNB is pleased to be hosting 3X3 Provincial Championships on October 19th in Fredericton! Divisions will be broken into male and female, for Grade 9-10 and Grade 11-12. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 14th


Interested in becoming a basketball official??

The New Brunswick Approved Association of Basketball Officials (NBAABO) has recently completed documents on rules of the game and officials mechanics to help new and young officials learn the game.  

Introduction to Officiating - Mechanics

Introduction to Officiating - Rules

For more information about becoming a basketball official, check out the NBAABO web site here!


BNB Announces New Executive and Board Members for 2014-2015 Year

Basketball New Brunswick made an executive member change and added two new board members as the association moves forward with new challenges and striving to increase its participation numbers across the province.  

Fredericton’s Michael Lavigne returns for his second year as BNB president. Lori Wall of Saint John is vice president, Florenceville-Bristol’s Lorri Henry is secretary and Saint John’s Jeff White is the new treasurer. Fredericton’s Carolyn Peppin is the executive director and Grand Digue’s Neil Smith is the technical director.

Both Alyssa Lebans and Bev Buckingham of Moncton will join BNB as new board members. Other board members include Dave MacMullin or Harvey, Mark Fleming of Sussex, Brad Janes and Jeff Speedy of Fredericton and Jon Brain of Perth-Andover.


BNB Annual Service Award Recipients

BNB is pleased to announce the recipients of our annual Service Awards!  The recognition event will take place on Saturday, September 27th at the Moncton Club in Moncton at 730pm.  All members of the basketball community are welcome to attend and asked to RSVP to

Coaches Award - Moira Gagnon (Rothesay) & Serge Langis (Moncton)
Special Merit Award - Jonathan McAloon (Fredericton) & 1994 NB Women's Francophone Games (Silver Medalist in Paris, France)
Team members included:Kelly Connors, Jackie (Fleiger) Kerr, Krista Foreman, Bridget (Gamble) Russell, Jill Jaskson, Cynthia Johnston, Shelley Keeling, Pauline Lordon, Bonnie Munn, Dianne Norman, Laura Swift-Christie, Charlene Woolaver, Roger Cormier (Coach), Claire Mitton (Coach)
Officials Award - Jeff McGinley (Saint Stephen) & JP Richard (Moncton)
Volunteer of the Year - Jim Ryan (Sussex)


NCCP Coaching Clinics

We have added three more NCCP Learn to Train coaching clinics to our calendar for this fall.  For registration details please click here.

Fredericton - Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 5

Moncton - November 1-2

Saint John - December 5-6


Happy New Year! BNB Insurance/Membership Renewal

BNB's fiscal year runs annually from September 1st until August 31st. All Minor Associations and Clubs are required to renew their membership with BNB in order to be insured for all basketball activities.  To register your minor association or club please click here or contact


BNB Annual General Meeting - September 28th

Save the Date!  The BNB Annual General Meeting will take place on Septebmer 28th in Moncton, NB.  10am at the Future Inn Hotel.


NCCP Coaching Courses

BNB will be offering a series of NCCP Learn to Train (L2T) coaching courses this fall.  Below you will find those scheduled for September. Additional courses will be added for future dates and locations once confirmed.  For more details, please click on the locations below.

Fredericton - September 13-14

Hartland - September 20-21


BNB Announces Return of Junior Elite Development Program & Senior 3x3 Championship

BNB is pleased to announce the return of the Junior Elite Development Program (Jr EDP) for athletes born in 2001 & 2002 for the 2014-2015 season.  The program will start the week of September 15th with a total of 8 training session (approx 2 per week) leading to the final competition day on the weekend of Octoer 18-19th (exact date and location TBA). The program will then resume in the spring time during the month of April.  Jr EDP will be used to identify players for the BNB Bantam Elite Camp and BNB U14 team.  

The cost of the program is $200 and will include a BNB reversible jersey, T-shirt, all training sessions and competition days in the fall and spring.
Coaches, tryouts, training times andvenues will be posted in the coming week as more information becomes available.

The Senior Elite Development Program (Sr EDP), for athletes born in 1998-2000, will not be run this fall and will only be available next spring (April 2015).  In place of Sr EDP this fall, BNB will be hosting a 3x3 Provincial Championship Tournament for players born in 1997-2000. Further details coming soon!



BNB Annual Service Awards - Call for Nominations

BNB will be hosting our annual Service Awards on Saturday, September 27th in Moncton, NB.  We are currently seeking nominations for the following awards:
Coaches Award x2
Special Merit x2
Executive Award
Officials Award
Volunteer of the Year

For more details on the awards and nomination forms, CLICK HERE!

Nomination deadline: Saturday, August 30th


BNB Transfer Policy for 2014-2015 Season

As per the review of BNB's Residency Policy last December, the previous poicy will be replaced with a Transfer Policy and will take effect at the start of the 2014-2015 season in September. 

Review of Residency Policy

Transfer Policy - **NEW** - effective September 1, 2014


Mill Rats Foundation Hosting 3 on 3 Tournament

The Saint John Mill Rats Foundation is thrilled to announce the second 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, August 9th at the Rothesay Commons.  Players from grade 3 and up are invited to participate in this awesome event!

For more information click here or contact Rebecca McCullogh.


BNB Summerfest Tournament Complete

The BNB Summerfest Tournament took place in Saint John this past weekend at UNBSJ, St. Malachy's High School, Saint John High School and Harbour View High School.  A record number of 64 teams participated in this year's event with 102 games taking place over the three days.  Eleven teams went home as divisional champions, with three BNB Provincial Team claiming titles - BNB 16U Girls (Women's Competitive Tier 1), BNB 15U Girls (Women's Competitive Tier 2), and BNB 14U Girls (Women's Development).

Thank you to all the teams who participated and a big THANK YOU to all those who helped make this weekend a success! 

Click here for the tournament page!


BNB Sending Sympathies to Grand Manan Basketball Community

BNB would like to send our sincerest sympathies following the tragic passing of Danielle Park.  Danielle was a recent high school graduate, NBIAA All-Star and a former BNB Provincial Team player.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Danielle's mother, Tammy, and father, Michael, a regular participant in the BNB Adult Provincial Championships, the rest of the Park family and the entire Grand Manan basketball community during this difficult time.


BNB Announces 14U Team to Compete at Summerfest

Following the BNB Bantam Elite Camp, the top 12 boys and girls were selected to represent BNB at our annual Summerfest tournament from July 18-20 in Saint John, NB. Congratulations to the following athletes who were selected:

14U Boys
Garan Davies
Andrew Estey
Daemen Hemphill
Marc Hofer
Tanner Hoyt
Kris Kogler
Sam Moore
Luke Richard
Jeron Sinclair
James White
Matt Wright
Thomas Yoon
Head Coach: Jeff White
Assistant Coach: 
Nathan Mazurkiewicz

14U Girls
Lucy Beaumont
Maddy Colpitts
Rachel Farwell
Torrie Janes
Alex Kerr
Katie McAfee
Kathleen O'Keefe
Andrea Oke
Madeline Orlando
Brianna Pynn
Vanessa Soffee
Sophie Trail
Head Coach: Alyssa Lebans
Assistant Coaches: 
Renee LeBlanc, Peter Kelly 


BNB Seeking Minor Officials for Summerfest Tournament

BNB is seeking minor officials for our Summerfest Tournament. Games will be played on July 18-20th at UNBSJ, St. Mac's, SJHS and one other facility TBA.  Minor officials are paid $10/game.

If interested please email and indicate your availability throughout that weekend.


17U Girls Hosting Spaghetti Dinner!

The 17U Girls are putting on a spaghetti dinner at McGinnis Landing (Fredericton) on Sunday, July 13 from noon til close. The meal is $15, with $5 from each one sold going directly to the team! Spread the word!


BNB Summerfest Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the annual BNB Summerfest Tournament is on Friday, July 4th.  After this date, teams who register are not guaranteed to be accepted.  

This annual event is taking place in Saint John, NB from July 18-20th.  UNBSJ and multiple high schools are around the city will play host to over 50 teams from NB, NS, PE, NL, QC and ON.

Event details - click here!


Camp de basket-ball français

Vous cherchez un camp de basket-ball français cet été? Découvrez ce camp à Moncton! Cliquez ici!  


Filipino Basketball Tournament being hosted in Saint John

A one-day Filipino basketball tournament is being hosted in Saint John on July 6th at Bayside Middle School.  There are currently 8 teams registered from all over New Brunswick - Shediac, Fredericton, St. George, Deer Island, Woodstock and Saint John. This is the first time this event has been held and for more information you can contact Earl Jen Basuel at


New Brunswick Building and Construction Trade Unions provides generous $5000 sponsorship to BNB 15U Girls

The BNB 15U girls have received a generous $5000 sponsorship from the New Brunswick Building and Construction Trade Unions to put towards their trip to the national championships.

"The membership of New Brunswick Building Trade Unions have deep experience and expertise in building strong New Brunswick communities.  That is why we are very pleased to support the girls 15U Basketball NB Provincial team to a national level," said Gary Ritchie, President of the NBBCTC.

The Canada Basketball National Championships are taking place in Edmonton, Alberta from July 25-30th.  Teams from NB will be competing in both the 15U and 17U girls and boys divisions.

Check out their web site here!


15U Boys Online Auction Fundraiser!

The BNB 15U Boys basketball team will be running an Online Auction to fundraise for their team.  They have over 100 items to bid on with all proceeds going to help offset the cost of the teams training, competitions, and trip to the 15U National Championships in Edmonton, AB. 

To participate, you will first need to login- NEW users will register the first time, and from there each time you access the site you will use that same login information.   IF you have participated in one of these auctions before, you will use the same login info that you used before as this information never changes.  

Bidders will be notified via email when they make a bid, and they will be notified when they have been outbid. The auction goes live on Thursday June 5th at 8am and will close on Tuesday June 10th at 6pm

Please us the link to visit the auction and support the team!


Basketball Day Camps

The BNB 17U girls are running two day camps to help raise funds for their trip to nationals:

SUSSEX - Sunday, June 15th
9am-12pm @ Sussex Middle School
Boys and Girls, grade 3-8
Cost - $30

FREDERICTON - Sunday, June 22nd
10am-12pm @ UNB Currie Center
Boys and Girls, grade 3-8
Cost - $20

To register -



Family Run and Basketball Camp

Looking to get your family more active or a summer camp for your son/daughter?  Why not try the Monte Cristo Family Fun Run or the Mini Hoops Basketball Camp being put on by BNB 16U player Emily Shiels!

Monte Cristo Family Fun Run - June 8th, 2014

Mini Hoops Basketball Camp - July 2-4, 2014


BNB 15U Boys taking on BPEI & BNS on May 31

The BNB 15U Boys are taking on BPEI and BNS on Saturday, May 31 at Crandall University in Moncton. 

1130am - BNB vs BPEI
3pm - BPEI vs BNS
6pm - BNS vs BNB


BNB 16U Boys competing on June 1

The BNB 16U Boys will be playing two games on Sunday, June 1 at Simonds High School.  

Game 1 - Moncton Storm vs Ice Academy @ 11am
Game 2 - BNB 16U Boys vs Moncton Storm @ 1pm
Game 3 - Ice Academy vs BNB 16U Boys @ 3pm


BNB 17U Boys competing in Woodstock May 31-June 2

The BNB 17U boys will be competing in a tournament being hosted in Woodstock by the Western Valley Attack on May 30-June 1. Teams from BNS, BPEI, NLBA and Maine will be in attendance.  Team NB's first game will be against Newfoundland on Friday night at 8pm at WHS. On Saturday they will take on Maine U17 at 4pm and Nova Scotia at 8pm. 

Click here for a full schedule.


BNB Summerfest Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2014 BNB Summerfest Tournament is now open! Teams can register in the men's and women's Open (age 18-22), Competitive (15-17), or Development (14-15) divisions*.



*All ages are approximate and may be adjusted based on team skill level, etc.


BNB Announces 15U and 15U Development Rosters

BNB is pleased to announce the 15U & 15U Development Provincial Team Rosters.  These dedicated athletes were assessed throughout the BNB Elite Development Program, their high school seasons and then at the final team tryouts on May 11th and 17th. Both levels of teams will compete at a number of competitions from May through July in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec and the Eastern US. The 15U teams will then finish off their season at the Canada Basketball National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta from July 25-30th.  For the first time ever, the National Championships will be an official AAU sanctioned event by the NCAA.   



Riverview 3 on 3 Sunfest

Registration is now available for this year's Riverview Sunfest Summer 3 on 3 tournament to be held on June 28th on the grounds of Riverview Middle School.  
This year will also be including a new division for corporate teams.  Cost is $60/team (up to 5 players/team, minimum 3) and $100 for corporate teams.

Male and Female divisions:
Mini (age 9-12)
Bantam (age 12-14)
Midget (age 15-17)
Open (age 18+)

Registration can be downloaded from:

For more information please email Craig or Nancy at


NBCC Performer of the Month - April

BNB is pleased to present the NBCC Performer of the Month Awards for April to Jennifer Newman (Riverview) and Allan Nixon (Sussex). Check out their player profiles here!



NCCP Train to Train Course

BNB will be offering a NCCP Train to Train (T2T) course on June 7-8th in Fredericton.  This course, previously called "Intro to Competition Advanced" or "Level 2" includes both theory and technical components.

Coaches are encouraged to register early as space is very limited. Cost is $175.


17U Girls hosting skills clinic in Sussex

The 17U girls Provincial Basketball team will be hosting a basketball clinic for boys and girls in grade 3-8 on Sunday, June 15th from 9am-12pm at Sussex Middle School.  The cost of the clinic is $30. The clinic will be a fun, skills based camp and there will be a high coach to player ratio.  For further information and to register please email coach Dan Goggin at  Registration is limited to 50 players and fees will be collected at the door.


BNB 17U & 16U Provincial Team Rosters

BNB is pleased to announce the 17U & 16U Provincial Team Rosters.  These dedicated athletes were assessed throughout the BNB Elite Development Program, their high school seasons and then at the final team tryouts on May 4th. Both levels of teams will compete at a number of competitions from May through July in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec and the Eastern US. The 17U teams will then finish off their season at the Canada Basketball National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta from July 25-30th.  For the first time ever, the National Championships will be an official AAU sanctioned event by the NCAA.   



NBCC Performer of the Month

BNB is now accepting nominations for the NBCC Performer of the Month awards for April! This award is presented to a male and female basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom and in their community! For more details and past recipients click here!


Summer Student Job Opportunity

BNB is currently seeking student applications for the position of Summer Program Coordinator.  This energetic, detail-oriented person will assist with the organization and administration of the BNB Provincial Teams, Bantam Elite Camp, and Summerfest Tournament.


Application deadline: Monday, May 5th.


NBCC Performer of the Month - March

BNB is pleased to present the NBCC Performer of the Month awards for March to Colin Loughery (KVBA) and co-female recipients Reese Baxendale (Sussex) and Gracie Marston (WMBA)!!  Click on the photos below for PLAYER PROFILES!



NBCC Performer of the Month nominations due!

The nominations for the NBCC Performer of the Month for March are due on Tuesday, April 1st.  Is there a deserving candidate on your team or in your community?? Click here!


Under 13 Provincial Championships

The BNB U13 Provincial Championships will take place on May 24-25th.  Online registration will be available from April 1-15th. The hosting application deadline is also April 15th.  The number of divisions will be determined by the number of teams who register.

This event will also be used a qualification tournament for the U13 Eastern Canadian Club Championships which are taking place from June 27-29th in Halifax, NS. Qualifying Procedures.


Tournoi découverte réservé au École Francophone

Tournoi découverte réservé au École Francophone!

Quand? Le 5 avril
Où? À l’Ecole Le Sommet - Moncton
Qui? Les Filles and Les Garçons
Catégories : 4°-5°-6°-7°-8° année 

Si votre école n’a pas d’équipe de basket, que cela ne vous empêche pas de participer à cette journée sportive ! 

Une équipe (3 joueurs)peut être créée pour cette occasion ! Parlez-en à vos professeurs ! 

Renseignements: Alain Olagny - 

Nous serions heureux de vous compter parmi les participants 2014!


BNB Provincial Team Coaches Announced

BNB is pleased to announce the eight summer elite team head coaches that will be leading our provincial teams to a number of regional, provincials and national events from May to July 2014.

Click here for a full list of coaches.

All eight teams will participate in a number of exhibition games and tournaments in the Maritimes, Quebec, Eastern US and the annual BNB Summerfest tournament hosting in Saint John, NB from July 18-20. 

The U17 and U15 girls and boys will finish off their seasons by attending the National Championships in Edmonton, Albert from July 25-30.  For the first time ever, this year's Championship will be an NCAA sanctioned event. 

Provincial team tryouts will take place on May 4th (17U/16U) and May 11th (15U/15U Development).




The 2014 15U and 17U National Championships will be an official NCAA-sanctioned tournament.  This is a major development for the growth of the tournament as it now meets the prerequisite criteria to become a recruiting opportunity for CCAA, CIS and NCAA scouts and coaches. 

The tournament will allow top 15U and 17U athletes to display their talens in front of top-tier recruiters at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB from July 25th-30th, 2014.


Basketball New Brunswick Provincial Team Tryouts will take place following the completion of the EDP spring sessions on May 4th and 11th at the UNB Currie Center.


NBCC Performer of the Month - February

BNB is pleased to announce the NBCC Performer of the Month recipients for February!  Saige Hapeman of the YCBC Mini A Girls and Bradley Blizzard of the Hampton Bantam Boys will each receive a bag a sweat towel compliments of NBCC!

Click here for their Player Profiles!



EDP - Player Additions

Thank you to all athletes who applied to enter the spring sessions of our Elite Development Program (EDP).  We are currently reviewing the applications and will be sending out emails this week to all athletes letting them know whether they have been accepted.  We thank you for your patience.


Rule Modifications - Resource Material

With the Mini & Bantam Provincial Championships just around the corner, BNB would like to remind all coaches and officials to review the rule modifications specific to the U12 and U14 levels.

The following MINI CASE BOOK addresses some of the most frequently asked questions by coaches throughout the season.

In summary, here are some of the modifications or click here for a full list of rules and guidelines:

- All games are played 4x4
- No zones, No double teaming, No screening

- No Zone defences of any kind


Dave Love Shooting Clinics - March 7-9

BNB is pleased to have Dave Love, an NBA shooting consultant, returning to NB to offer a series of shooting clinics for athletes age 11+ from March 7-9, 2014.

Coach Love has worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns in the NBA, and has been a guest coach the last two years with Canada Basketball's Sr Men's National Team.  In addition, he was the University of Calgary shooting coach for nine seasons.  Coach Love has worked with several NBA players including Canadians Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennet.

Clinic Dates:
March 7 (1230-330pm) - Southern Victoria HS
March 7 (5-8pm) - Carleton North HS
March 8 (10-1 & 2-5pm) - Fredericton HS
March 9 (10-1pm) - Miramichi Valley HS



Reese Baxendale Selected for National ID Camp

BNB would like to announce and congratulate Reese Baxendal of Sussex, NB on her selection to the Canada Basketball East Women's Age-Group Assesment Camp.  

Check out the details here!

Assesment Camp Roster


NBCC Performer of the Month - February Nominations Due!

BNB is seeking nominations for the NBCC Performer of the Month awards for February.  Details about the award and nomination forms can be found HERE.  The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 3rd.


Women in Sport - Coaching Excellence Series

Coach NB, in partnership with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, are hosting a Women in Sport - Coaching Excellence Series event on March 14-15th and the Forest Hill Conference Centre in Fredericton, NB.  Topics will include Talen ID & Selection, Prepping for your Season, Effective Communication, Influencing Change, and Maximizing Player Development & Goal Scoring in the Modern Game.  

Click here for more details and a list of guest speakers!


BNB Fairplay Award Winners Announced

BNB is pleased to announce the Fairplay Award winners for 2013-2014, presented to NBIAA high school varsity basketball teams who exemplify ethical and responsible coaching and fierce but respectful competition.  Banners will be presented at the NBIAA Final 12 at Harbour Station in Saint John on February 22-23rd.  Click here for photos.

A Girls - John Caldwell (Michel Beaulieu)
A Boys  -McAdam (Corey Messer)
AA Girls - Carleton North (Gerald Sullivan)
AA Boys - Carleton North (Jamie Gray & Iain Dunlop)
AAA Girls - Harbourview (JP Craig)
AAA Boys - Saint John High (Peter Vincent)


Sussex Hosting Junior Mini Jamboree

Sussex Minor Basketball is hosting a junior mini jamboree tournament on Saturday, April 5th.  The tournament is intended to gather interest in girls and boys who want to play competitive basketball for the upcoming season.  Interested Junior Mini Boys and Girls teams (Jr Mini Under 10 years of age, born in 2004 or later) should email Teams will get selected on a first come first served basis.


Elite Development Program - Spring Entry

BNB is currently in the process of preparing for the continuation of the 2013-2014 Elite Development Program (EDP), which successfully completed its first phase in the Fall.  This program was implemented to provide New Brunswick athletes and coaches in all areas of the province to be exposed to the essential skills, concepts and work ethic necessary to compete at both Provincial and National Competitions.

Due to a variety of extenuating circumstances, some players could not participate in the Fall 2013 EDP sessions.  For this reason, we will be offering these players an opportunity to apply for participation in the Spring. 



NBCC Performer of the Month - January

BNB is pleased to announce the male and female recipients of the NBCC Performer of the Month awards for January! Congratulations to Morgan Mombourquette, of the Hampton Minor Basketball Association Mini Girls, and Aidan Hogan, of the Moncton Kiwanis Minor Basketball Association Mini B Boys! Morgan and Aidan will each receive a gym bag and sweat towel compliments of NBCC! 

Check out their player profiles and previous winners here!



2015 Canada Games Team NB Wheelchair Basketball - Call for Manager

Team NB Wheelchair basketball is currently looking for a Team Manager as they continue their preparation for the 2015 Canada Games in Prince George, BC.  All interested candidates can contact Sabrina Durepos for more details.


NBCC Performer of the Month Nominations Due

Nomination forms for the NBCC Performer of the Month award for January are due on Saturday, February 1st. Award info, past recipients and nomination forms can be found by clicking here!


NBCC Performer of the Month - December

BNB is pleased to present the NBCC Performer of the Month awards for December to Chloe Wheaton (MKMBA Bantam A Girls) and Jack Fifield (LMBA Mini A Boys)!  Chloe and Jack will each receive a bag and sweat towel from NBCC.  Check out their player profiles, along with previous winners, below!



Podium Performance Series

The next Podium Performce Series presentation, put on by Coach NB and the CSCA, will be January 22, 2014 at 6pm at the LB Gym at UNB Fredericton.  Natasha McLaughlin Chaisson will be presenting on "Choosing the right food for fuel: a virtual grocery store tour".  

This athlete-focused virtual grocery store, restaurant and convenience sore tour will discuss food choices while teaching hands-on label reading specifica to pre-training, competition, recovery nutrition, muscle cramping, hydration, weight loss and muscle mass gain. Natasha will also discuss common nutrition topics such as organix and gluten-free choices.


Life After BNB....

BNB is pleased to see many Summer Provincial Team alumni succeeding at the next level in the CIS, CCAA and NCAA. Check out a few recent articles on former BNB players and how their University seasons are going.  Read More!


Maine Gold Rush Team Camp

The dates have been set for the Maine Gold Rush team camps at Colby College.  Many BNB provincial teams have attended these camps in the past. Click here for more info or contact Bruce Hunt directly.


NBCC Performer of the Month Nominations for December

Nominations are due for the NBCC Performer of the Month for December. For details and forms click here!


NBCC Performer of the Month - November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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! 

Registration Information


MacMullin, Neilsen to receive Sport NB Nominations

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

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!

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

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

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

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed at the EDP Competition Day and a BIG thank you to all the volunteer coaches who were there to help out! Check out the championship team photos below!



Podium Performance Series

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

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

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

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.  

17U Boys/Girls:
MVP - Val Nelson
Coaches Choice - Dan Luton
MVP - Abby MacDonald
Coaches Choice - Sara Ripley

16U Boys/Girls:
MVP - Jon Lazarev
Most Improved - Travis Valanne
MVP - Emma Jensen
Coaches Choice - Katie Corlett

15U Boys/Girls:
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

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

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!

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

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

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

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!


Team NB - Call for Coaches!

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.  

Application Form


BNB Annual Service Award Recipients

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

Special Merit Awards:
David Shiels (Lancaster)
Moncton Kiwanis Club (Moncton)

Coaches Awards:
Scott Jones (Woodstock)
Jay Mingrone (Rexton)

Officials Awards:
Daniel Patterson (Saint John)
Michael Murray (Fredericton)

Volunteer of the Year:
Bryan Crosby (Moncton)


BNB Super Coaches Clinic - Sept 27-28

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

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

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)

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


BNB Annual General Meeting

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

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


Updated Mini Basketball Rules

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??

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

Read more.....


Julian Roche Selected for Cadet National Team Tryout

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

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.




BNB Roadshow - for Minor Associations and Coaches

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!

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:
Technical Director:
Office Administrator:


BNB Hires Technical Director

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

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

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

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

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.

LTAD Overview


NBAABO Payment Procedures - NEW!

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

Hey Mom and Dad!  Have you seen the LTAD guide for parents yet??  Check out the link below from the CAC (

LTAD for Parents


BNB Rule Modifications - JrMini/Mini/Bantam/Middle School

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

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

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

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