Community Sport Organizations

Community sport organizations (CSO) deal with sport on the local level.

CSO’s might include:

  • municipal leagues (usually team sports such as hockey and softball);
  • community centre-based organizations;
  • private clubs or teams.

In all cases, the role of a CSO is to provide structured coaching, officiating, training, and competition for athletes. A CSO is frequently an athlete’s first entry into a sport and may provide different levels of programs ranging from beginner to advanced, child to seniors, recreational to high performance. Some sports rely on clubs or teams for high performance athletes and it is common that athletes below the provincial and national level continue training with their CSO.

The CSO is usually a not-for-profit organization (society) and can manage employees, apply for grants, or perform other business functions such as fundraising.

Clubs, teams, and local sport organizations are usually affiliated with a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO), where one exists. They normally employ a user-pay system, where an athlete buys a membership or pays into classes. When a local sport organization is a member of a PSO, they are required to abide by the policies set out by the provincial body.


Community Sport in Fundy Region

Amherst Bantam Midget Baseball

For baseball players ages 13 to 17

Brookfield Athletic Association

The Brookfield Athletic Association is the main sponsoring body for a number of Sport and Recreation programs in Brookfield, contributing to: Home of the Elks Park, Elks Softball Teams, Jr B Elks Hock ... [ More Info ]

Colchester Basketball Association

The Colchester Basketball Association (CBA) was created in 2013 as a not for profit, volunteer-run association. We offer players in Colchester County the opportunity to learn the game of basketball, h ... [ More Info ]

East Hants Badminton Association

East Hants
Looking for more youth to join.

Millbrook 3D Shooters Association, Archery

Millbrook (Colchester Co.)
The Millbrook 3D Shooters Association helps to promote their traditions and culture to the community members and anyone else that wishes to participate.The People of Mi’kma’ki have a deep heritage wit ... [ More Info ]

Special Olympics: Active Start and Fundamentals

Bible Hill
Active Start is 2-6 and Fundamentals is 7-14 Special Olympics is a non-profit organization which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with an intellectu ... [ More Info ]

Truro Lions

To develop, coordinate and promote track & field, road running and cross country.

Valley Bulldogs Mini Rugby, Rugby

Kings County (NS)
Join us for Mini Rugby this year. Mini Rugby is a great way to introduce rugby in non-contact way while focusing on fundamental movement skills and HAVING FUN. We are always looking for ways to improv ... [ More Info ]

Youth Running Series, Run Nova Scotia

Spring Garden (Halifax Peninsula)
YRS provides the youth of Nova Scotia with an opportunity to engage in running at all levels as a means to a healthy, active and positive lifestyle. YRS offers races of 0.5 km to 3 km in distance and ... [ More Info ]