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    I Want to Play!

    Action from Bronze Medallists, Team Manitoba at the 2013 Canada Games


    Welcome to Basketball Manitoba :  Together We Grow Basketball Players.


    Basketball Manitoba, along with our members and partners, have a large number of player development opportunities for all ages and levels. Whether you’re 5 or 55, we have something for you!  


    Basketball is a tremendous team sport that can be played for a lifetime, be it on the driveway or right through to the Olympics. Its a great teacher of teamwork, cooperation, respect and positive social skills. Basketball develops a wide range of important motor skills including running, throwing, catching, shooting, footwork, balance, agility, coordination and endurance.


    Why Play Basketball?


    1. It’s fun.  Basketball is the second most popular sport in the world, behind only soccer. In Canada, basketball is now the most played sport for ages 12-17. Basketball is a high-energy activity that helps develop athletic, social, and sport specific skills that carry over into our everyday lives and last a lifetime.
    2. It’s social.  Being a team sport, basketball helps develop many important life skills including teamwork, sharing, leadership, and communication.
    3. It’s everywhere.  Most schools offer a basketball program for students whether it be in physical education classes, intramurals or on competitive school teams. Many community and recreation centres offer a basketball program for children and there are adult-based leagues. Best of all, most basketball is played indoors in a climate controlled environment meaning no cold mornings or rain outs!
    4. It’s simple.  To play you need only a basketball, a pair of running shoes, shorts and a T-shirt.  Most gyms, if not all, have a basketball hoop and many parks and school yards have outdoor hoops. Bring a friend and play some one-on-one in the driveway. Join our message board to see what others are doing and get some informal pick-up games going. 3 on 3 basketball is getting bigger and bigger each year and we can help you find the resources you need to host an outdoor tournament or get your information out.      
    5. It’s inexpensive.  Relative to other sports, basketball is very affordable. You can even play it for free at your local outdoor court - check out our outdoor court map to find one near you.  Leagues are run at the lowest possible cost to get as many people involved. If you need help with your fees, there are options through Sport Manitoba’s KidSport program.
    6. It can lead to fantastic experiences and opportunities.  If you find a passion for the sport and develop into an outstanding player, you may find that basketball will offer you unique life experiences by playing on travelling club teams, high school teams, our Provincial Teams, university teams, or even our Canadian National Team. Put in the work and see where basketball can take you.


    You can find out about all our programs, leagues and services for players in the above ‘PLAYERS’ drop-down menu.  

    We also suggest you subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, the FastBreak to the right side of this article to stay informed on the latest basketball news, programs and resources in Manitoba.

    If you can’t find what you are looking for or need more help, contact us!   

    Basketball Manitoba

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    18 comments:

    1. About how much is the range cost of basketball Manitoba

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      1. It really depends on the program. Most youth leagues cost in the $200-$250 range for a season of basketball. School basketball may have a athletic fee from the school to participate but its usually quick low.

        Most of the programs we offer indicate the costs associated to get involved in the program descriptions.

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    2. do you have to pay for the jerseys?

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    3. Usually the jersey is included in the program fee at the youth level. At the adult level, (18+) its usually not included and up to the team to purchase for its needs.

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    4. what's the best league to join at with low price/with a minimum price?

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    5. Most league costs are similar as most face the same costs when operating including referee and gym rental costs. There are some differences on total games offered and timelines which can factor the total cost to play.

      If you can be more specific with your question including the age / gender you are looking for, we can get you an answer.

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    6. are there leagues for men 18 and over that you can register for as a single person?

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      1. Most leagues manage an individual list of players who do not have a team to play on. Best to contact the league with your contact info and playing history and they will do their best to get you on a team.

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    7. what are the leagues avail for my 9 yr old son and how much is the cost. how long do the programs run?

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      1. Best to contact the WMBA at http://www.wmba.ca. An average community club registration for basketball is in the $150-$200 range for a season.

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    8. Any league looking for players for summer or next season?

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      1. Hi Tony

        The best is to contact a league directly as it may not be noticed here by them.

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      2. how would i contact the league

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      3. Most basketball leagues links can be found in the above "player" drop-down menu in the youth or adult league section if you can't find and contact them through their respective website. Or you can reply back and let us know what league you were looking for in particular.

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    9. Can I still register my 12 year old for Fall/winter basketball?

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      1. You can - best to email the WMBA at info@WMBA.ca to inquire if there is still space.

        Good luck!

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    10. How can I play? what are the available options for an 18 year old

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      1. You can find out about all our programs, leagues and services for players in the above ‘PLAYERS’ drop-down menu. Check out the Adult section for leagues that service ages 18+. Most leagues operate Oct to March then again April to June.

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