The playing rules governing basketball shall be the rules adopted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), with the following modifications:

  • NCAA numbers also recognized as legal (i.e., 0-3, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45, 50-55)
  • No more than fifteen (15) team members entitled to play.
  • 10 minute half time
  • T-shirts of the same colour as the uniform may be worn (underneath the uniform)
  • No protests will be allowed
  • Players shorts’ may be of a complementary colour to the primary colour of the uniform.

Athletes of one gender must compete for a school team of athletes of the same gender.

Standardized key - The standard key that will be used at the ASAA level will be the trapezoid key. The discussion of the new FIBA floor markings that were brought forward in 2016/17 may come back to the ASAA for discussion again, but change will not be considered for at least five (5) years (202½2 school year)


The Alberta Basketball Officials Association (ABOA) is recognized to provide officials for provincial competitions.

Arrangements for officials at all provincial competitions shall be made by the Executive Director and/or appointees of the ASAA Executive in cooperation with the ABOA.

Season of Play

The season of play for basketball shall be November 1 to the provincial championships on the third weekend in March. See SECTION V - ACTIVITIES, Item 3 for more information

*Covid-19 changes to the season of play can be found under Covid-19 updates.


The official basketball to be used for ASAA Basketball Provincial shall be either the Spalding Top Flite 1000 or TF1000 ZKPro, size 7 (boys) and size 6 (girls).

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  • April 28, 2021

    Individual Contest Winners

    Congratulations to the following students who had perfect scores (20/20) in the individual contest!

    In the order of submission:
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    There are two categories that students may compete in: Individual or Unified Sports.


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