The Province of Manitoba has announced that effective Friday April 9, 2021 that the current public health orders that are in place have been extended as is until at least Friday April 30, 2021.  Under the extended Manitoba Public Health orders permits indoor "group basketball training including 5 on 5 scrimmaging to a maximum of 10 players and 3 coaches while masked", which lines up with the Canada Basketball Return to Play Phase 4.  Basketball Manitoba will permit the following to indoor basketball training in all health regions of Manitoba.  All other forms of basketball including games, tournaments, championships, etc. remains paused under the Red / Critical Health restrictions set by Manitoba Public Health.  

Basketball Manitoba also reminds all members of the formal cancellation of the annual Basketball Manitoba Club Championships that were scheduled for May 6-9, 2021.  With the extension of the health orders to not include any team to team competition, the uncertainty to access enough facilities and the ability to safely host a large, mufti-team provincial championship has become no longer feasible.  

MAY 5 - 30, 2021: Canada Basketball’s Super Clinic returns virtually this May with over 10 basketball NCCP workshops, totaling over 100 hours of NCCP delivery, as well as a professional development Coach speaker series and virtual marketplace.  

Interested in attending? Click here to register for Canada Basketball’s Super Clinic now.

New for 2021 is an entire stream dedicated to officials’ development with a full lineup of Canadian and international presenters.  Super Clinic is Canada’s premier basketball coach and officials education event, celebrating Canadian and international coaches and officials of all levels, from grassroots to high performance.

Attendees can register for any of the following NCCP workshops and programs, which will be delivered virtually over the course of the month of May:

  • FUNdamentals (4.5 hours)
  • Train to Compete – Planning (13.5 hours)
  • Train to Compete – Skills (15 hours)
  • Train to Compete – Strategies (15 hours)

In addition, the Super Clinic will feature two pilot NCCP courses of the recently updated Learn to Train course. 

Over the course of the final weekend, May 28-30, participants will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from some of the best basketball minds in the game during the Coach Speaker Series.  The series will feature nine speaker sessions, as well as three keynote presentations.  

New for 2021, the Super Clinic will also host an Officials Speaker Series on the final weekend, May 29-30. The programming will include sessions covering a range of topics for referees, referee coaches and administrators.  The series will feature some of the top referees and leaders in the officiating community from Canada, as well as representation from FIBA, NCAA and NBA.  

This year’s Super Clinic will also feature a virtual marketplace, featuring vendors and exhibitors profiling new basketball products and coaches’ tools. From shooting machines to the latest coaches analytic software, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy this virtual marketplace and receive discounts and promotional offers. A new and unique event of the Super Clinic, the Virtual Marketplace will connect you with the right products and tools for your coaching needs. 

Registration for Super Clinic is now available, with registration fees of the following:

NCCP Coaching Workshops: ‍

  • FUNdamentals - $75
  • Learn to Train - $250
  • Train to Compete - Planning - $300
  • Train to Compete - Skills - $300
  • Train to Compete - Strategies - $300 

*Coaches participating in the NCCP workshops will receive a discount ($10 off) to attend the final Speaker Series weekend.

Coach Speaker Series: ‍

  • General (Full weekend) - $49.99
  • Keynotes Only - $34.99

‍Officials Speaker Series: 

  • Early bird - $29.99
  • Regular - $39.99

For more information on the Canada Basketball NCCP Super Clinic and to register, please visit the EVENT PAGE.


Come celebrate with the Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign as they launch Immigration Partnership Winnipeg’s Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign.

Winnipeg’s Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign is a city-wide anti-racism campaign that will run from April 2021 until March 2022. Funded by the Canadian Heritage, the campaign seeks to disrupt all levels of racism, from micro-aggressions to and systemic racism, through a multifaceted approach that includes: a research project, junior high school presentations, training for sport stakeholders, a public awareness campaign, and an Anti-Racism in Sport Accord. The campaign partners with diverse Winnipeg-based partners and stakeholders to address racism and discrimination in sport in our city. For more details check our the attached one-pager with more details and our website:  

They will be giving out campaign swag bags to the first 50 people living in Winnipeg who register (these bags will be delivered to you prior to the launch).  

Follow there social media accounts and help us promote our campaign with your networks:

Basketball Manitoba, the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Brandon University Athletics are saddened to share the news that long-time community leader, official, coach and all-round good guy, Bob "Sleepy" Nevill, has passed away at the age of 81. Bob was an assistant coach with the BU Bobcat basketball teams in the 1970s and 80s and later became a popular university basketball official. He was also a well-known Western Hockey League scout and coached a variety of different sports including high school football with the Crocus Plainsmen. 

We all extend our condolences to Bob's family and friends. (Photo credit: The Brandon Sun)



The Peg City Basketball Association has announced they will be hosting outdoor 3x3 basketball spring league open to men and women beginning this May.  Registration is now open and closes April 23, 2021.  

Spring 3×3 League (Men and Women)

  • FIBA 3×3 Rules
  • Accumulate FIBA 3×3 Points
  • Men’s and Women’s Recreational and Competitive Divisions
  • Men’s Masters Division (40+)
  • Teams consist of 4 players (3 + 1 sub)
  • 14 games plus playoffs
  • Season runs May 8th – June 26th
  • Sunday games (Wednesday rain days)
  • Games played at WMBA Outdoor Courts (Garden City, Whyte Ridge, Corydon, Oxford Heights, Dakota, Kirkfield-Westwood)
  • Early Bird Cost: $660 per team (Early Bird ends April 12th)

Important Note: All competitions will adhere to changing Public Health Guidelines. The safety of our members is of utmost importance.  You will be required to follow all COVID-19 Protocols set out in the Basketball Manitoba Return to Sport Guidelines.



Please note that the above basketball program has been approved by Basketball Manitoba as part of the Return to Basketball Plans that took effect on March 5, 2021.  The league will be following the details showed in the plan and will be abiding by the current basketball phase at the time.  All participants (players, coaches, volunteers and parents/caregivers) are expected to follow the new safety guidelines as detailed.  More information can be found HERE.


Novell Thomas is stepping down as head coach of the women's basketball team after nine years at the helm of the Brandon University Bobcats.  Thomas took the over coaching duties in 2012 and led the team by instilling a heavy emphasis on player development and a passion for growing the game of basketball in Brandon and the Westman region.

His contributions weren't limited to his role as head coach however, as he developed youth programming and taught during his time at BU.

"There is never a good time to say good-bye, especially when you are saying good-bye to great people, but I am stepping down for family reasons and will be moving back to B.C." says Thomas.


30% OF NETS NOW SPOKEN FOR: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce a new initiative to give away up to 250 FREE basketball nets to be installed on public courts across Manitoba!  The new "Nothin' But Nets" campaign aims to get every outdoor public basketball court outfitted with a new mesh this summer.  

We need your help!  

This campaign is being connected to the Manitoba Basketball Outdoor Court Map project where only outdoor courts appearing on the map are eligible to receive a free net.  The map feature currently has detailed court specs on over 125 outdoor public courts in Manitoba.  If your area outdoor public court is not already on the map, SUBMIT your specs first to us, then request your free nets.  

Basketball Manitoba will provide up to 2 high-quality basketball nets per court to the first 250 requests we receive this summer.  Those eligible under the terms of the campaign will receive the nets by mail shortly after submitting a request and then will be responsible for mounting the nets to the rim in their community.  Proof of the nets being mounted with a before and after photo will be required for the individual to remain eligible to receive future nets from Basketball Manitoba.   

There is no cost to request a net and requests can be made using the below form.  

Get out and enjoy our beautiful Manitoba summers on an outdoor court and make it all the more enjoyable with a free net from Basketball Manitoba!

Questions on the "Nothin' But Nets" initiative can be made to  

Can't see the below Nets Request Summary?  CLICK HERE to view it in a new window.

Building a new or renovating an old basketball court in Manitoba?  
Check out our Optimum Outdoor Basketball Court Specs document below!

Can't see the below request form?  CLICK HERE to view it in a new window


The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council (MASRC) has announced they will be offering a series of free basketball drop in sessions for children ages 6-15+ on Saturdays in April at the Freight House Recreation Centre located at 200 Isabel Street in Winnipeg.  Attendance will be capped to comply with the current public heath orders and all participants must bring their own mask and basketball.  Additional information is in the poster.  

To register or for more information, please contact Courtney at