The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association has announced a number of basketball opportunities for boys and girls ages 5-17 beginning this fall.  The registration for the following programs opens on September 7 and closes on September 24 or when the program fills up.  Details can be found below and at http://wmba.ca/article/53657...


Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer a new and more efficient way for Club Basketball programs to register their teams directly with Basketball Manitoba effective the 2021-22 club season.  Club teams will now be required to first register with Basketball Manitoba prior to registering with a respective club league or tournament including with Peg City Basketball, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and other club competitions.  

This annual process will ensure that all team members and facilities are properly registered and insured plus adds a new coach criminal records check process as part of the registration.  Coaches will also be prompted to enter their Respect in Sport completion code (if completed), their NCCP coach certification status (if any) and other important details.  All coaches will need to complete their Respect in Sport training prior to coaching in their first game this season.  

The Team Registration Fees remain the same as prior to the pandemic at $250 per team.  An additional $25 per coach fee has been added to address the costs tied to completing a criminal records check.  

This process including fee payment options (Interac eTransfer or credit card) will be 100% online eliminating the need for paper or in-person or mailed payments. 

Teams who have established their rosters can now register their teams at...


http://clubregistration.


The Peg City Basketball League has announced its fall/winter adult men's basketball league details for the 2021-22 season.  Early Bird registration to save $200 per team has been extended to September 8 with a registration deadline of September 13th. Register your adult men's team now as space is limited. 

Details can be found in the above image and at https://pegcityball.ca/league-fees/.  

SEPTEMBER 3 UPDATE: 

The league has extended its Early Bird Pricing to September 8th

2021-2022 Senior Fees

  • Teams have the option of paying their league fees in one lump sum or by installments. Installment payments are subject to an administration fee. 
  • ($200 discount) Early Bird Registration Period (August 5th - August 31st) - 20 Game season + Playoffs 
  • Team Registration: $2650 + $200* deposit (due August 31st, 2021) or First Installment: $1700 + $200* deposit (due September 1st, 2021) / Second Installment: $1000 (due December 1st, 2021)
  • Free Agent Registration: $285
  • Registration Period (September 1st - September 13th) - 20 Game season + Playoffs
  • Team Registration: $2850 + $200* deposit (due September 13th, 2021) or First Installment: $1900 + $200* deposit (due September 13th, 2021) / Second Installment: $1000 (due December 1st, 2021)
  • Free Agent Registration: $300

*All teams must pay a $200 default deposit in addition to league fees. Returning teams will be automatically credited their existing previous year’s deposit provided no games were defaulted.

Important Note:  Basketball Manitoba Membership/Insurance costs have been removed from the overall team cost. Instead, a $25.00 membership fee will be collected individually from each player. Like previous years, the fee covers the required Basketball Manitoba Membership/Insurance and photo ID.

Moving to this format will ensure we receive the necessary waivers and contact information from each player. It will also help reduce costs for those who play in Summer League or on more than one team as coverage will be valid for the entire year and across multiple teams.

REGISTER NOW





Basketball Manitoba Note: Please note that participation in this league will require all players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators who are AGE 18+ to be able to prove their Covid-19 double vaccination status to gain entry to an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba until further notice.  Details can be found here...


Congratulations go out to Manitoba‘s Graham Bodnar who has been selected a member of the Deaf 3x3 Canadian National Basketball Team! The team will train for the coming year in locations around Canada to prepare for the Deaf 3x3 Basketball World Cup scheduled for Israel in September 2022. 

Graham commented, “ I couldn’t be more proud or appreciative to be a part of the first ever Deaf 3x3 National Basketball Team. The chance to represent Canada in 3x3 basketball against the rest the world is a huge honour that I do not take lightly.” 

Graham is one of Manitoba’s most prolific 3x3 basketball players having played in past FIBA World Tour events including playing professional 3x3 in Japan in the summer of 2019. 

CONGRATS GRAHAM!!

VANCOUVER – Canada West announced Friday that it has adopted a proof of COVID-19 vaccination policy for the 2021-22 season.

The conference's Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which will go into effect immediately.

The policy will require all Canada West participants to have received a first dose of an approved Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 vaccine by September 9, 2021. A second dose must be received no later than October 17, 2021, in order to continue participation in university sport activity between Canada West member institutions including the Brandon Bobcats, Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen basketball teams. 

READ MORE...


Source: https://canada-west.prezly.com/canada-west-adopts-proof-of-covid-19-vaccination-policy

UPDATED: In light of the news announced on Friday, August 27, 2021, formally released on September 2 and taking effect on Friday, September 3 by the Province of Manitoba tied to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, several changes, most notably tied to adult vaccinations and mask-wearing, have been made tied to indoor sports in Manitoba.  Those include...

  • INDOOR BASKETBALL: 
    • NEW: ADULTS IN BASKETBALL:   Effective September 3, 2021, all adults (age 18+) participating in or attending an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba will need to be able to provide proof upon request of their fully Covid-19 vaccination status to gain entrance along with government-issued identification. This includes adult players, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers and spectators. Adult coaches and officials involved with age 17 and under basketball teams are included in this requirement, however, participants age 17 and under do not need to provide such proof of being fully vaccinated at this time to gain entry to indoor sporting facilities.    
    • NEW: MASKS: Indoor sports facilities in Manitoba will be requiring the use of non-medical masks however the participant has the option to remove the mask while active on the court.  Facilities also reserve the right to request that masks remain on at all times and that user groups should communicate with the facility manager to know what is required and are asked to follow that requirement.  
    • NO CHANGE: PARTICIPANT NUMBERS: Allowance with no maximum participant number restrictions for indoor and outdoor basketball to gather for games, tournaments, practices, training and camps. Under the Canada Basketball Return Plan, this would equate to Phase 5 of their plans.  (See Order 12 below)
    • UPDATED: SPECTATORS: The number of spectators at an indoor or outdoor basketball facility remains the same as announced on August 3 must not exceed 50% of the facility's usual spectator capacity, with all spectators socially distancing from others while at the facility.  Indoor or outdoor facilities also reserve the right to admit or not admit spectators at the moment.   (See Order 12 below)
    • NO CHANGE: SOCIAL DISTANCING: Social distancing (2m) is to be maintained at all times between players, coaches and officials when not active on the court and are expected to follow all other restrictions imposed by a facility when using change rooms/washrooms.  
    • PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS: The wording of Public Health Orders 13, 14 and 27 are included below.  

Additional information can be found in the Sport Manitoba memos below.  The above changes do not affect outdoor basketball at this time including on public outdoor basketball courts.  

The new Manitoba Public Health Orders that were formally released on September 2, 2021, tied to sports specifically state... 


ORDER 13
13(1) Subject to subsection (2), outdoor sporting and recreational facilities may open.

13(2) Except for ticketed sporting events under Order 16, the operator of an outdoor sporting or recreational facility must ensure that the number of spectators at the facility does not exceed 50% of the usual spectator capacity of the facility.


ORDER 14
14(1) Indoor sporting and recreational facilities, including dance schools and martial arts studios, must not operate unless admission of members of the public to the facility is restricted to the following:

      (a) persons who produce proof that they are fully immunized;

      (b) persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;

      (c) persons under 18 years of age.

14(2) For certainty, subsection (1) applies to spectators who are watching sporting or recreational activities at the facility.

14(3) Subsection (1) applies when gymnasiums and other indoor sporting facilities at a public or independent school are used for sporting activities that are not part of school sanctioned events.

ORDER 27

27(1) A person who enters or remains in an indoor public place must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping.

27(2) The operator of an indoor public place must ensure that every person who is not wearing a mask while in the indoor public place is given a reminder to do so as soon as practicable.

27(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of the following:

     (a) a child who is under five years of age;

     (b) a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask;

     (c) a person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person;

     (d) a person who is swimming or engaged in other athletic activities;


Source: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/orders-soe-09022021.pdf

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

  • Basketball Manitoba stresses that coaches lead a gradual return to basketball over the coming weeks and months understanding that athletes may not have been active for a long period of time with a focus on athlete health and injury prevention being stressed during all training.  More information on this topic can be found in the Canada Basketball Return Plan. (pages 5-8)
  • All equipment including basketballs and hands are to be properly sanitized before and after all training sessions.  
    • Sanitizer Notes: 
    • A liquid form of hand sanitizer with 70%+ alcohol content in a spray bottle works well-cleaning basketballs and other equipment with a clean rag and on hands at the same time.  
    • The cleaner dries fast and leaves no residue or smell on the basketball or hands and shows no damaging effects to rubber or synthetic basketball.  
    • The liquid sanitizer and empty spray bottles can be purchased at home repair and department stores including Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowe's, Home Hardware, Walmart and many other locations including many online retailers.     
  • It is strongly recommended that training groups and teams follow the "rule of 2" in seeing at least 2 coaches present during any games or practices.  
  • The full Basketball Manitoba Return to Play Guidelines with the above exceptions remain in place can be found HERE.  


Please note that the Basketball Manitoba Insurance Program has returned to protect all registered members under both accident and liability coverage effective April 1, 2021.  Only participants who are registered members in the 2021-22 membership year are covered under this liability coverage.  All others will participate at their own risk.  

Membership and insurance inquiries can be made to Adam Wedlake at Basketball Manitoba.  

The sport of basketball in Manitoba will remain in this state until the new health orders are updated or changed by Manitoba Public Health.  






Sport Manitoba Memos 

MEMO #1 - August 27, 2021: The Province of Manitoba is requiring masks be worn in all indoor public spaces as of tomorrow, Saturday, August 28, 2021. This applies to all areas of the Sport Manitoba facility, except for those who are actively participating in an activity, ie: playing on the courts, training in performance or the flex space, or working out in the fitness centre. 

More information will be released next week regarding the events and activities that require people to be fully immunized to participate in, and we will update you as soon as we can. 

Thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation as we adjust to these changes.


MEMO #2 - September 2, 2021

In accordance with the Province of Manitoba's public health orders, all participants over the age of 18 using the court and flex spaces in the Sport Manitoba facility will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Friday, September 3.

Upon arriving at the L2 court or L3 flex entrances, participants 18+ will be asked to show their QR code or vaccine card along with a photo ID. Alternatively, you can provide proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason you cannot receive a vaccine for COVID-19.

We will work with recurring bookings to develop a process to make your check-in more efficient for future bookings. 

Starting tomorrow, spectators will not be allowed on the courts until further notice. This will allow us some time to develop a process for safely and efficiently welcoming spectators onto the courts. 

Masks will continue to be mandatory in all public spaces within the facility, except for when participants are actively engaged in physical activity.

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NOTE: If there is a discrepancy between any Basketball Manitoba statement to the actual Manitoba Public Health Orders, the public health orders will always take precedence. 

Basketball Manitoba will continue to monitor the current public health orders and make any updates or revisions as needed.  This article will be updated as further information on these impacts is known.  

More details on these changes can be found on the Province of Manitoba website.