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    June 20, 2017

    REMINDER: Club Basketball Tryout Timeline Reminder for 2017

    REMINDER: Basketball Manitoba and the WMBA are reminding all active basketball clubs in the province of the window of time that tryouts for next year's programs are permitted to begin.  As has been the agreement for the past number of years, no tryout for next year's club programs shall begin before the second Friday of August which this year will be Friday August 11, 2017.  The time restriction that has been put in place will allow for an equal starting point of time for clubs to begin their programs for the next season and allow for some needed rest and recovery time away from basketball for players, coaches and families.

    Club Programs are reminded of the 2017 Canada Games that are scheduled for Winnipeg this summer from July 28 to August 13.  Basketball will be played July 29 to August 4, 2017 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre and new Sport Manitoba gyms currently under construction.  Even though the basketball portion of the Games will be completed by August 4, many of the facilities that clubs normally access may be off limits (including the local universities and colleges) with the event still underway.  Many of your players, parents and coaches may also be involved in the Games as a volunteer or participant as well.

    This information along with other club timelines and policies are detailed at

    Clubs looking to communicate their tryout details with Basketball Manitoba and the WMBA can email it at any time to the addresses noted below to have it communicated out by web, email and social media to the basketball community.  Only tryouts occurring on or after the above noted date will be communicated to the masses.  


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    Please include the dates, times, locations, ages and genders involved in the tryouts and any other information you see fit to properly communicate your program.  You can also attach a current club or program logo to accompany the announcement to draw more attention to it online.


    SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT (Feel free to use that as a template for your announcement) 


    Headline: ABC Basketball Club Hosting Tryouts August XX-XX at XYZ School

    Body: ABC Basketball Club has announced details on its upcoming basketball tryouts for the upcoming season.  The club will be offering teams at the 12-15 age range for boys and girls.  A $10 tryout fee will be collected at the first session.  Tryouts will occur on...
    • Friday August XX - 12 Boys - XYZ School - 5:00 - 7:00 pm  
    • Friday August XX - 13 Boys - XYZ School - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Saturday August XX - 14 Boys - XYZ School - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Saturday August XX - 12 Girls - XYZ School - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Saturday August XX - 13 Girls - XYZ School - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Saturday August XX - 14 Girls - XYZ School- 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday August XX - 15 Boys - XYZ School - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    For more information on the program or tryouts, please contact Jim Smith at (204) 555-1212 or or


    Questions or concerns on any of this can be made to Adam Wedlake at Basketball Manitoba.
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