Welcome to the Manitoba Club Basketball Championships!  We are pleased to offer basketball teams from around Manitoba the opportunity to participate in a spring basketball championship.  The Manitoba Club Basketball Championships are open to any school or club team and traditionally runs in early May.

May 7-10, 2020 - Winnipeg

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Posted May 5, 2020

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  1. Overview
  2. Dates & Ages
  3. Player & Team Eligibility
  4. Coach / Volunteer Requirements
  5. 14U Jr NBA Global Championships Qualification 
  6. Rules & Regulations
  7. Fees & Travel Subsidy
  8. Hotel Options
  9. Register & Live Summary
  10. Contact


Interested coaches and players from Manitoba are encouraged to establish a team that fits into one of the below-defined age divisions. 

Coaches must register online and have full payment into Basketball Manitoba by 

Friday, April 17, 2020, at 4:30 pm. 

Division and age appeals must be in writing and are to be sent to Jillian Kehler at Basketball Manitoba seven days prior to the set deadline.


This year's Manitoba Club Basketball Championships will be offered for males and females in the following categories: 
  • Age Eligible / Birth Years
  • 13U 'A' - Born in 2007 or later (age 13 & under)
  • 13U 'B' - Born in 2007 or later (age 13 & under)
  • 14U 'A' - Born in 2006 or later (age 14 & under) - Jr NBA Global Championships Qualifier (see more below)  
  • 14U 'B' - Born in 2006 or later (age 14 & under)
  • 15U 'A' - Born in 2005 or later (age 15 & under)
  • 15U 'B' - Born in 2005 or later (age 15 & under)
  • 16U 'A' - Born in 2004 or later (age 16 & under)
  • 16U 'B' - Born in 2004 or later (age 16 & under)
  • 17U 'A' - Born in 2003 (age 17 & under)
  • 17U 'B' - Born in 2003 (age 17 & under)
  • 19U MALES - Born in 2001 or 2002 (age 19 & under) 
  • 19U FEMALES - Born in 2001 to 2002 (age 19 & under) 
Age eligibility is based as of December 31, 2020

  • Any Winnipeg based club team created from a ‘selection’ process must rate themselves a '3' (out of 5) or higher at the point of registration.
  • Any rurally based teams or any teams currently playing in the WMBA Community Club leagues, rural or urban have the choice to rate themselves anywhere from 1-5 at the point of registration.
  • All athletes listed on the roster form must be the correct age for the category entered.  Teams found falsifying birth records will be immediately ejected from the championships with no refunds issued. 
  • An athlete may play up an age division, but cannot move down to a younger age division.  No exceptions. 
  • Athletes may participate on only one (1) team in the tournament.  The player is considered 'committed for the championships' once the online registration has been submitted to Basketball Manitoba.  
  • Teams must consist of a minimum of 8 athletes to a maximum of 15 athletes.  No exceptions.
  • Basketball Manitoba reserves the right to reclassify teams into the appropriate division based on their past performances and based on the overall tournament entry numbers.  
  • All teams must register with a minimum of one non-playing head coach (including at the 19U level) in order to be eligible for the championship. 


  1. RESPECT IN SPORT.  All teams must have any coach (including head and assistant) sitting on the team bench complete the online 3-hour Sport Manitoba Respect in Sport program by the start of this event. Basketball Manitoba will verify for full completion of the RIS Program. If you had completed this prior to 2016, you must re-certify again with the new material.  Teams who have not met this requirement will not be permitted to participate in this event. Complete the course online at http://ris.basketballmanitoba.ca.
  2. COACHING GENDER REQUIREMENT.  A minimum of one member of each coaching staff (not including managers or trainers) is to be of the same gender of the team they are coaching (i.e. girls teams must have a minimum of one adult female coach on the bench at all times and boys teams must have a minimum of one adult male coach on the bench at all times).  Ideally, this person is a member of the coaching staff or at a minimum can be a same-gendered parent of one of the team members and must be present on the team bench for the duration of the game.  Failure to comply will see the game in question defaulted to the opposing team.    
  3. COACH CERTIFICATION.  Head coaches, in their 4th year and beyond with the team, must complete their respective NCCP certification.  14U Coaches must meet the coach education standard detailed below in the Jr NBA Global Championship area. Information is at http://nccp.basketballmanitoba.ca
  4. COACHES COACHING MULTIPLE TEAMS.  Basketball Manitoba strongly suggests that each team have its own coaching staff.  Due to the large size of this tournament and multiple sites, Basketball Manitoba is not able to make any special schedule requests to accommodate coaches working with multiple teams.   


Basketball Manitoba is pleased to partner with the NBA, NBA Canada and Canada Basketball on offering Manitoba teams the opportunity to qualify for the Jr NBA Global Championships set for this summer.  The winning Manitoba based male and winning Manitoba based female team from the Manitoba Club Basketball Championships at the 14U-A age level will move on to play a single game series in June 2020 (date TBA) in Saskatchewan against the winning club team from Saskatchewan (played using a Spalding basketball).  The winning team from that series will go to Ontario in late June 2020, to participate in the Jr NBA Canadian Championships.  The winning Canadian team will go on to represent the country at the Jr NBA Global Championship in early August 2020 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida against teams from around the world.  

Important Notes: 
  • Player Eligibility & Team Size: Teams must have players born in 2006 or later and will be capped at 12 players and 2 coaches only (no exceptions to age and team size as this is the international rule) to play in the Saskatchewan and beyond games.    
  • Coach Eligibility: The Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the team must have their NCCP Learn to Train "Trained" or higher coach certification prior to the Manitoba Club Basketball Championships for the team to be eligible.  Basketball Manitoba will be offering this 3-day weekend course in April 2020 in Winnipeg.  Details on the workshop can be found on the Basketball MB website in early spring.
  • Costs: All travel, accommodations and other tournament related expenses beyond the Manitoba Club Basketball Championships will be covered by the NBA.
  • More information on the Jr NBA Global Championships, please go to https://jrnbagc.nba.com/international-regionals/canada/

  • RULE SYSTEM: All games will be played using the current FIBA rule system.
  • GAMES: Each team will be guaranteed 3 games. All tournaments will be “round robin” plus playoffs.
  • OFFICIAL BASKETBALL: The official ball of all Championships with the Wilson Evolution basketball.
  • RUNNING TIME: Basketball Manitoba reserves the right to change a game to 'running time' format in the 4th period if there is a difference in score of 30 points or more.  
  • RESPECT IN SPORT: Each team must have a coach who has completed the Respect in Sport certification program prior to the tournament beginning.
  • CONDUCT: All team members and supporters are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times during the tournament.  Basketball Manitoba reserves the right to eject anyone or team from the event with no monies refunded who does not conform to these expectations. 
  • UNIFORMS: Uniforms will NOT be provided to teams.  Teams are expected to provide their own reversible uniforms (or have access to two sets of different colours) of the same colour/ style with numbers on the back at a minimum (front numbers are preferred as well).  Teams are to adhere to the new undergarment rules announced in 2017.  Please reference the 'Club' column.  
  • TOURNAMENT SIZE: Tournaments may be capped depending on the number of registered teams - register sooner than later!
  • PAYMENT: Payment will be accepted online and in the form of Interac, MasterCard, Visa, cash, cheque or money order in the office or credit card by phone or cheque by mail.  All payments are to be made payable to “Basketball Manitoba”.   
  • AWARDS: 1st and 2nd place teams will receive individual awards.

Club Basketball Championships On-Court Rules & Regulations


The tournament entry fee is $400.00 per team.

In order to assist those teams who will be travelling to Winnipeg, Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer a travel subsidy.  The kilometres listed are for a one-way trip to Winnipeg.  Please indicate on the application how many kilometres you estimate your team to travel.  The kilometres start at the perimeter of Winnipeg.  All distances are subject to verification.

  • Travel Rate 1 - 25 to 99 km - reduce the fee $75 = $325.00
  • Travel Rate 2 - 100 to 249 km - reduce the fee $125 = $275.00
  • Travel Rate 3 - 250 to 499 km - reduce the fee $175 = $225.00
  • Travel Rate 4 - 500+ km - reduce the fee $250 = $150.00
REFUND POLICY.  Refunds will not be given to teams that have participated in the tournament for any reason including disciplinary reasons.  Teams preregistering for the tournament can request a refund PRIOR to the tournament schedule being released.  Once the tournament schedule is released, no refunds will be given to teams paying any tournament fees or bonds to Basketball Manitoba.  A flat $20.00 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds.  Special consideration will be given for family-based emergency situations that caused the problem.


Team Travelling to Winnipeg for this year's Manitoba Club Basketball Championships have the following options to consider for their lodging needs.  Some of the below flyers may have older event dates, but the hotel specs and rates would be very similar today.  Game venues will include the University of Winnipeg, Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (both downtown), Dakota Community Centre and the University of Manitoba (south Winnipeg). Click on a logo below for the booking details...


The below information will be updated every 5 minutes with the latest teams registered in the tournament.  They will be sorted by Age Division.

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How to Register

Each team must register online and submit the appropriate registration fee to the Basketball Manitoba office no later than Friday, April 17, 2020, at 4:30 pm

Contact Us 

For more information on the Manitoba Club Basketball Championships, please contact Jillian Kehler.
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