Club Basketball Guidelines & Policies
Basketball Manitoba expects all of its ‘members in good in standing’ to abide by all the statements detailed in this document. Those not abiding by these policies and statements face the risk of losing all insurance coverage and protection, access to MABO certified officials, access to using Basketball Manitoba communication services (web, email, and fax) and overall recognition and support of their
The following has been laid out to ensure the overall integrity of game of basketball is maintained and those involved at all levels experience be as positive as possible!
Independent Club Team. A group of basketball players ranging in size from 8 to 15 people assembled by a coach or coaches to train, develop and compete in exhibition, league and
tournament games. The ‘club team’ has no direct affiliation with an elementary, junior high / middle or high school or community / recreation centre, however may have a direct relationship with a
Manitoba University of College. Other terms used to describe these teams have been ‘traveling team’, ‘all-star team’, and ‘elite team’ among others. This document will use the term ‘club team’ hereinafter to describe this type of team.
Basketball Club. A collection of two (2) or more ‘Independent Club Teams’ of different ages
and / or genders that administer themselves as one program.
Existing Member Team. A basketball team who is already an active member of Basketball Manitoba through their respective League or Association including Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMBA), Rising Stars League, Fort Garry Super Men’s Basketball League, Winnipeg Senior Women’s Basketball League, Lipenos Basketball League, and Winnipeg Athletic Association for Youth (WAAY). For an updated list of active member groups, please consult the Basketball Manitoba website.
Tournament Registration Form. Registration form to be completed and submitted to
Basketball Manitoba prior to a club hosting a basketball tournament in the province of Manitoba in order to extend the team’s insurance coverage to the event in question. This registration will allow MABO certified officials to officiate the event. All tournament registration forms must be submitted into Basketball Manitoba 15 days prior to the start of the event in order to be approved.
Travel Registration Form. Registration form to be completed and submitted to Basketball Manitoba prior to a Club Team traveling to a basketball event or tournament in another Canadian
province or U.S. State in order to extend the team’s insurance coverage to the event in question. All travel registration forms must be submitted into Basketball Manitoba 5 days prior to the departure of the team in order to be accepted. All programs wishing to travel
to events outside of Manitoba will be granted to do so. Thisis not a ‘permission’ form. It
is collected to ensure that travel information is recorded to extend Basketball Manitoba’s insurance coverage to the traveling group.
Any Manitoba resident who is age eligible to participate on a club team can do so as long as they follow
1. Basketball Manitoba will review any appeals to the above Player Eligibility policies. All appeals must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a $25.00 deposit (payable to “Basketball Manitoba”) to the office at 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6.
2. The Appeals Committee who will review the information will be made up of three (3) members of the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors, one being an Executive Committee Member who will appoint two (2) additional Board Members to serve on the committee for the year.
3. The Appeals Committee will rule on the issue and may bring in other members of the Board of Directors whose portfolios or backgrounds may pertain to the issue to collect information and interpretations. Additional information may be requested from the protesting party or other parties by the Appeals Committee. If the appeal is found in the favour of the appealing group, the deposit
will be refunded.
4. The Appeals Committee must render a decision within 14 days of receiving the appeal, submitting a report in writing to all parties involved. All polices will remaining in effect throughout the appeals process.
5. Any decision(s) made by the Appeals Committee is final and will take effect immediately. Failure to comply with the decision(s) made will see the group in question lose their ‘member in good standing’ status with Basketball Manitoba and void all insurance coverage.
A tournament / event registration will not be issued to clubs hosting events or tournaments in Manitoba for the following timelines. These dates DO NOT apply to programs wishing to travel to other
events outside of Manitoba. Please note that the following dates provide only a time frame of when these programs have run in the past. Factors such as statutory holidays and events run out of Basketball Manitoba’s control will factor exactly when these events will run on an annual basis. Exact dates will be posted by September 1 on the Basketball Manitoba website calendar.
If Basketball Manitoba were to be approached by a team or club who has accounts which are outstanding, Basketball Manitoba will contact the said team or club to inquire as to why this has not been addressed. This can include (but not be limited to) monies owing to creditors or members of the said club or Basketball Manitoba Member Associations. A request (if made) will be made in writing from Basketball Manitoba to the Basketball Club or Independent Club Team and will allow fifteen days (15) to respond to it with such information. Clubs who do not provide such information will lose their ‘member in good standing’ status with Basketball Manitoba.
1. Basketball Manitoba expects all of its member teams to at all times act in a professional manner at all games, practices and team activities (on and off the court). You are reminded that you are representing your program, province, city / town, Basketball Manitoba and its member
associations and partners at all times. Details on these expectations can be found in the Fair Play Appendix section.
2. Those individuals, teams or clubs found not following these behavior and ethical expectations will be subject to action by Basketball Manitoba. All complaints will be handled by the Appeals Committee as outlined above and will be dealt with within a 14 day period of Basketball Manitoba receiving such information. Any decision(s) made by Basketball Manitoba is final and will take effect immediately. Failure to comply with the decision(s) made will see the group in question lose their ‘member in good standing’ status with Basketball Manitoba and void all insurance coverage.
3. Players who are to earn a spot on the Manitoba Provincial Team must make the Provincial Team a priority over their respective club team when it comes to game and practice commitments. Communication between the coaches and players on all sides is a must for this to work. Provincial Team coaches will schedule their practices around the WMBA Rising Stars game nights to avoid a majority of conflicts. The Provincial Team program will limit the training sessions in early May to allow club teams the opportunity to travel to and host tournaments.
Basketball Manitoba offers teams in Manitoba the opportunity to formally join the Association as a 'Member Team'. Some of the benefits of being a Member Team include...
1. Complete Accident and Liability Insurance. All team members will be covered by our Accident & Liability Insurance Policy. More information on our insurance program, including how to submit claims can be found in our Member Insurance Services section.
2. Access to Certified Referees, All member teams will gain access to the base of certified basketball
officials for their games and tournaments. The team will still be responsible for paying the game / assignment fees via the assignor. For a list of referee assignors, please go to http://www.maboref.com .
3. Club Team Listing. All active basketball clubs will be provided one page on the Basketball Manitoba website to post news and information on their program.
4. Meeting Rooms. All member teams will have the opportunity to hold their team planning meetings at the Sport Manitoba building at 145 Pacific Ave in downtown Winnipeg. Meeting rooms vary in size and can host anywhere from 10 to 128 people and are to be booked through the office. Please provide at least
2 weeks notice in requesting your meeting room. All rooms are booked on a first come first served basis and are generally available 7 days a week with exception to statutory holidays. Forty-eight (48) hours notice must be given to Basketball Manitoba to cancel a booked room or face a $30.00 cancellation fee. The same fee will apply to groups not showing up to their scheduled time.
5. Administrative and Print Services Support. All member teams can contact the Basketball Manitoba Staff for additional administrative guidance and can also gain access to the Sport Manitoba Print Services, which offers competitive pricing printing services for members.
The following Programs and Member Associations are automatically enrolled in Basketball Manitoba's
1. Basketball Manitoba Programs
BECOMING A MEMBER TEAM
If you are a team representative that is interested in having your team become a member of Basketball Manitoba, please review the following information...
The current Team Membership fees are indicated in the above Fees section.
To become a Basketball Manitoba Member Team, you must complete our Team Registration Form (PDF) and submit it with the appropriate payment (payable to 'Basketball Manitoba') and mail or drop it off to...
145 Pacific Ave (Map)
The membership will cover the team until October 31 of the next year once the payment is received. Teams looking to renew their memberships are to complete a new Team Registration Form (PDF) and submit it with the appropriate payment before the current year's membership expires. Once a team membership expires, the program is NOT entitled to ANY support, services or insurance coverage from Basketball
Manitoba or its Member Associations.
FAIR PLAY CODES & PHILOSOPHY
Basketball Manitoba strongly believes in fostering the development of its members, coaches, officials, parents and especially the athletes. Fair Play by definition is based on three main principles – INTEGRITY,
FAIRNESS and RESPECT. Fair Play does not refer to equal playing time. It is expected that everyone involved with Basketball Manitoba will uphold the Fair Play Policies that the Basketball Manitoba has adopted.
As we are involved with the development of young people, Basketball Manitoba wants every child’s experience with the program to be positive. We want everybody to experience success, but also want to
emphasize the importance of skill development and fun. It is important that we all have a clear understanding of what Fair Play is, and that we work together toward common Fair Play goals. Our older athletes need to be reminded of the importance of Fair Play and our younger athletes need to be taught Fair Play effectively so that it becomes an important part of their overall development.
The Five Ideals of Fair Play as identified by the Commission for Fair Play
The following are the Fair Play Codes that Basketball Manitoba has adopted and expects each one of the parties identified to respect.
Fair Play Code for Basketball Players
Fair Play Code for Parent & Spectators
Fair Play Code for Club Administrators
RECRUITING CODE OF CONDUCT
Basketball Manitoba expects its member teams to conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times when creating teams. The following points apply to both teams in the WMBA’s Rising Stars League and to those who are running as independent club teams.
Inquires on the Team Membership Program or any of the contents on this page can be made to Basketball Manitoba Executive Director Adam Wedlake.