The following is an excerpt from our Official BCB Parents Guide.
The rep basketball program consists of player s representing Cape Breton as club organizations at various age levels. Currently, BCB assembles boys and girls teams in the U12 (Under 12), U14, U16 and U18 age categories. Within each of the categories, teams are placed in specific divisions to play and compete against teams of equal strength. Division placement is determined by Basketball Nova Scotia (BNS) by way of seeding games. Teams travel throughout the province to play seeding games against other club teams. Game results are sent to BNS for review and subsequent division assignment. BCB teams participate in Provincials (hosted by BNS) each spring in accordance to these division placements.
Rep teams have two seasons – the fall/winter program and the summer program. The fall program starts in late September – early October and runs until spring. The summer program
begins in May and ends in mid-July. Kids can try out for either team or both. All rep teams have formal tryouts with evaluators present for each session. A head coach, an assistant coach (or
coaches), along with a team manager are typically assigned to every team. The number of tryouts is determined by the coaches and BCB’s Executive Director. The Executive Director and
team evaluators score each player in the tryout with consultation with the coaches. Once the team is selected it is posted on BasketballCapeBreton.com. It is the winter teams that participate in Provincials each spring.
In the event of a coach having a child trying out for the team, he or she will be excluded from the evaluation and selection process. However, if an evaluation leads to “a tie among players”, the
coaches may be consulted to provide input on the final 3 spots.
Access a copy of the Parents Guide for additional information.