Registration & Fee Payment Policy

Factoid

In North Korean basketball, you get three points for a dunk, four points for a three-pointer that doesn’t touch the rim, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds. A missed free throw means minus-one point.

Registration & Fee Payment Policy

  • All players who were registered with BMBA for the past season will be sent a registration package by email. The package will be sent only to the email used for registration last season.
  • A registration  notice will also be posted on the website prior to commencement of on-line registration.
  • It is the  responsibility of the parent/guardian of any player who changes their email address to inform
  • BMBA of the new email address. Changes should be emailed to the Registrar at bmbaregistrar@gmail.com.
  • On-line Registration will be open for a minimum three week period between July 1 and September 30,  as set and published by the Registrar  for that given year.
  • During the team selection process, all players must submit, a photocopy of his or her birth certificate, driver’s license, passport or health card as proof of their age. Proof of age for all players will be kept on file by the Registrar.
  • The maximum enrolment in the Tots program will be 25 players per session. There will be one session for girls and one for boys.  Additional sessions may be added dependant on coach availability and gym space.
  • A partial refund will be provided to any player withdrawing prior to November 15.  The refund is reduced by an administration fee that considers transaction costs and time elapsed since registration.  The administration fee is determined annually by the Board and communicated by the Registrar.
  • The administration fee applies to Midget players that withdraw after successfully making a high school team.
  • Only in cases of extenuating circumstances (for example a season ending injury or family relocation) will the Board entertain a request for a partial reimbursement of registration fees upon the withdraw of player after November 15.
  • HRM Kids Program:  All players who wish to receive financial assistance for BMBA registration fees just apply through the HRM Kids Program which is run through the LeBrun Centre by the Recreation Coordinator.  It is the responsibility of the member to pay registration fees over and above the amount of Financial Assistance received.
  • A fee will be charged by BMBA for all cheques returned as “NSF” (non sufficient funds).  This fee will be determined annually and communicated by the Registrar.
  • Coaches wishing BMBA to purchase additional gym time for their team practices, exhibition games etc., will have to pay the full amount due in advance of the gym rental.

PLAYER REGISTRATION PRIORITY

  • Any player new to Bedford Minor Basketball that has played for another association in the Metro Basketball Association the previous year or has not physically relocated to the Bedford area cannot play on a rep team. He or she must play rec for the first year in our association. In most cases, the top two teams per division are considered rep teams.
  • If the player registering proves that he or she has physically moved with his or her family to the Bedford area, then he or she will be considered for a rep team.
  • In the event that there are, in the opinion of the board, insufficient coaches or players to field the number of teams required to absorb the total number of players registered in a division (maximum of 10 players per team for U12 – mini, U14 – bantam, U16 – midget and U18 – juvenile and 8 to 10 for U10 – junior mini), the registration for that division shall be reduced accordingly and the surplus players placed upon a waiting list. Returning players (defined as having played for Bedford in either of the two previous MBA seasons) shall have precedence over new players. Within those two categories (Returning and New) players will be prioritized by the date and time of their registration. However, the board reserves the right to set aside order of registration within the Returning player category to accommodate a player or players based upon the contributions of their parents or guardians to the organization within the past two years in the following roles: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Board member, or Bedford Classic Facility Manager.
  • In the event there are too many players, returning and new, to respect the desired team size, the priority will be as follows:
    1. Returning Players
    2. New Players
    3. Returning Players asking to play up a division (if there is no room in the higher division, these players will fall back to the first category and take precedent over new players in that division)
    4. New players asking to play up a division.
  • Every effort will be made to place everyone that registers on a team. The Board will meet before tryouts begin and will communicate with any families that could be adversely affected by this Player Registration Priority Policy.
  • The administration fee applied to refunds will be waived for any player that registers and pays, but then cannot be placed on a team due to the Registration Priority policy.