Basketball Cape Breton (BCB) was founded in 2012 with the goal of growing the game of basketball on the island. Since its inception, the organization has continued to grow, attracting players, coaches and supporters from all over the province.
BCB runs programs for girls, boys and young adults in various divisions. It assembles teams and programs for Jr. Mini, Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile age categories. Programs run year round with rep basketball running in the winter season from late September to April. As well, it runs a summer rep program from May to July. Its annual spring league is the recreational program that begins in April and runs to June. It conducts various day clinics throughout Cape Breton and puts on training camps for male and female athletes in August.
The organization is governed by a Board of Directors that is dedicated to growing the sport by implementing standards for training coaches and developing players for both recreational and competitive basketball.
To get as many people playing basketball in Cape Breton as possible. This includes complete novices to veteran players and coaches of all ages. We want to expand the recreational level opportunities and improve the development of the competitive players and teams.
To create a vibrant Cape Breton basketball community where every player and coach has the opportunity to develop and grow their basketball skills to their fullest potential.
Provide continuous positive support for all athletes, coaches, referees, and parents through all phases of their development.
Create the interest to engage as much of the Cape Breton community as possible to make the island a basketball destination.
Provide regular constructive evaluation for each athlete, coach and referee at regular intervals to support continuous skill development and a greater understanding of the game.
Give strong positive instruction at all skill development opportunities including clinics, practices and games.
Use our basketball passion to help impassion others for a love of the game.
See each player as a person first and assist in their personal development.
Emphasize fun, respect, determination, teamwork and friendship.