On Friday, October 23, Basketball Manitoba hosted its first ever virtual version of its annual Super Coaches Clinic as the normal in-person event was moved online this year due to the ongoing pandemic.  The virtual event featured a terrific collection of Canadian coaches who spoke on a wide range of topics and included...

All 4 sessions were recorded and all clinic attendees will receive private links to view the videos early next week.  The videos will be made public in the New Year.  

The following attendees were our door prize winners who all won a free entry into the next Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic, which has a tentative date of October 22-23, 2021...

  • Keith Forsyth - Boissevain School
  • Abayneh Ambaye - Shaughnessy Park School
  • Kristen Asmundson - River East Kodiaks
  • Tim Brock - W.C. Miller Collegiate (Altona)
  • Stephanie Brown - La Verendrye School
  • Kent Cielen - Manitoba Gladiators Basketball Club
  • Louis Djine - Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association 
  • Don Feaver - Parkside Middle School (Altona)

The grand prize winner of the Dr. Dish iC3 Shot Trainer was Kelli Sinnock of Sanford Collegiate.  Congratulations to all our winners and we thank all the attendees who joined us online for a great day of coach education!

The Power Point presentation that was used during the event which included other news, announcements and links can be found below and at THIS LINK...

UPDATE: All registered coaches for the 2020 Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic have been emailed the connection links to join the clinic which starts Friday, October 23 at 9:30 AM Central time online.


Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce the details on the 11th annual 'Super Coaches Clinic' scheduled Friday, October 23, 2020.  Due to the ongoing pandemic issues in the community, it will be shifting the event to be an online virtual clinic this year.  The clinic will run at the same time as the province-wide 'SAGE' in-service day and is registered as a professional development event by PHE Manitoba. 

The line up for the day will include...

  • Sefu Bernard - WNBA Washington Mystics, Director, Player Development 
  • Allison McNeill - Former Canadian National Senior Women's Team Head Coach 
  • Chris Oliver - Founder, Basketball Immersion
  • Roy Rana - Assistant Coach, NBA Sacramento Kings, Canadian National Team
  • Attend the full day of presentations online for only $20.00 CAD per coach.  
  • All attendees will receive a digital copy of the Super Coach Clinic manual as part of the registration.
  • All presentations will be recorded for later playback by clinic attendees.
  • Door prizes will be presented throughout the day.
  • View the presenter bios and the clinic schedule below...


With the announcement earlier today by the Provincial Government to move the Northern Manitoba Health Region (shown in gold on the map to the right) to the Restricted (Orange) Level, Basketball Manitoba will be making the same adjustment to the area to move to Basketball Manitoba’s Return to Play Phase 2.0. 

The move will join the same phase the Winnipeg Metro region is currently under. Phase 2.5 sees the allowance of shared equipment where Phase 2.0 does not. 

A change to the Manitoba health regions that are currently in the “Yellow” health level to move to Basketball Phase 3, which will see the advancement to 3x3 play within a team/training group in the coming weeks is also expected. 

Note: The colours shown on the map do not reflect the current health status of the area and is included for geographical reference only. 


This is the time of year when we typically prepare to officiate basketball at high schools, senior leagues and in minor leagues. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic it means that the 2020- 2021 year is anything but typical.  Due to the uncertainty our sport is facing, MABO is pleased to provide three different registration options for our members:

Option #1- Full Registration.  Register and pay the full fee of $90 – this includes MABO, Canada Basketball, CBOC and Basketball Manitoba fees for the year – includes a $10 discount.  Option included a virtual clinic hosted by MABO.  Clinic details are below.  

Option #2- Partial Registration.  Register and pay an early bird clinic membership fee this year of $25 now and then when basketball returns, members will need to submit the remainder $65 to MABO to maintain full membership status.

Option #3- Friends of MABO.  Members stay on the MABO mailing list which allows members to be updated with what’s happening in basketball in the province. Once Basketball returns, members would need to register and pay $100 to complete the clinic and receive all the resources of a MABO member.

Virtual Clinic for Options #1 and #2: (Additional virtual clinics may be added in the future)

  • CLINIC #1: Consists of 3 sessions. 
    • Dates: Wed Nov 18, Wed Nov 25, Wed Dec 2 (attend ALL 3 dates online)
    • Time: 7:00 pm 
    • Location: Zoom online

Registration deadline is November 4th, 2020. The first clinic of 3 sessions is limited to the first 100 registrants, based on registrations we will consider adding more clinic sessions.

On behalf of MABO, I encourage everyone to register for the clinic, to continue to develop their game, and to complete the exam so that we are ready when the game of Basketball does return at any and all levels.

If you have any questions, please email me at stacyhawash@gmail.com.

Stacy Hawash

MABO President



STEP 1 - Complete your personal information as required.

STEP 2 - Complete your personal information as required. 

STEP 3 - Select your membership and clinic options. 

STEP 4 - Pay your membership and clinic fees online using PayPal.

STEP 5 - Subscribe to the MABO News email list.

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Sport Manitoba has shared the following update based on the public health changes for the Winnipeg Metro area announced on October 16, 2020 and takes effect on Monday, October 19, 2020.    

There is nothing new that should be directly impacting any Return to Basketball activities on the court other than to have only one parent with a child if they are there at all.  Most facilities aren't allowing parents to be present anyways.  The limitation to only 25% capacity of spectators doesn't impact as well as we are not in a competition phase as of yet.  

Manitoba Health didn’t explicitly say if the "10 to 5 maximum people" change affects sport but we will go under the assumption that since it wasn’t mentioned that things remain as is (15 max people for basketball at a time in a gymnasium, including coaches and players). This wasn’t mentioned in the news conference either other than the concern of socializing taking place after a sporting activity. 

The other to expect is a new contact tracing requirement by facilities prior to using a space.  There will be a request (including from those using the spaces at Sport Manitoba) to provide a contact list of all participants PRIOR  to using a space effective this Monday.  Program operators should be prepared to provide that upon request.  

Lastly, the mask requirement, physical distancing and not sharing of equipment remains in place for all players and coaches coming and going from an activity.  Only players actively participating in basketball can remove their mask.  Coaches are to keep their masks on at all times.


COVID-19 Update: Sport Partners
Friday, October 16, 2020

Manitoba’s public health officials have decided to increase certain restrictions under the current Restricted (Orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 19, for a minimum of two weeks, and include:

  • reducing the number of spectators to 25 per cent of a site’s capacity for after-school activities and sporting events
  • lowering indoor and outdoor gathering sizes from 10 to five
  • requiring gyms and fitness centres to collect contact information for all attendees

The Province also noted that families with children in sporting activities are strongly encouraged to have only one parent attend events, games, or practices, and reiterated that people going to gyms or fitness centres must wear a mask unless they are participating in physical activity.

Click here to view the full release.

Please note, Sport Manitoba is already collecting contact information for contact tracing purposes in the Fitness Centre and Sport Performance Centre, and is actively working to implement a process for both the courts and flex space.

An important reminder as sports move along with their Return to Play plans, that if a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was involved in a recreational activity during their communicable period, public health investigations would include everyone involved in that event. 

Following the risk assessment, public health may determine there was zero risk and there would be no need for anyone to self-isolate (quarantine). Or, the risk assessment could determine that all those involved would be at risk and would have to self-isolate (quarantine) for 14 days. For more on this update from Public Health, click here

It continues to be critically important that we focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you feel sick, even mildly ill
  • Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household
  • If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk 
  • Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces

We will continue to update you as we receive new information.

Thank you and stay safe.

The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum has announced that the next Induction Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The Selection Committee is now requesting nominations of worthy candidates for the next induction that meet the set criteria.  The deadline to submit a nomination for the next induction is December 15, 2020.  

Eligibility for Nomination

All nominations are welcome.  The criteria/guidelines used by the selection committee are as follows...

Player Category

Players who consistently performed at a high level over a number of years on provincial, university, national or professional teams; and (a) who played high school basketball in Manitoba, whether or not they stayed in Manitoba after graduation; or (b) who played high school basketball outside the province, but played at an elite level in Manitoba.

Builder Category

Eligible nominees are individuals, such as coaches, managers, trainers, sponsors, and media persons, who have made a significant contribution to the development and the promotion of basketball in Manitoba.

Team Category

Manitoba based teams that have won national, international, or world championships; and
High schools whose male or female varsity teams have won a minimum of three provincial championships within a six-year period.

Submitting Nominations 

The Manitoba Basketball of Fame Committee invites members of the community to submit nominations in the player, builder, and team categories of the Hall of Fame. Nominations can be submitted at any time. However, as the Induction Dinner is traditionally held in late September / early October, the selection sub-committee of the MBHOF Committee reviews only those nominations that are submitted no later than December 15 of the preceding year.

To submit a nomination for consideration, please visit the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame website at...

Manitoba Basketball Hall of Famehttp://www.mbhof.com/p/nominate.html