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    November 26, 2018

    Junior High / Middle School Basketball Year-End Tournament Eligibility Reminders

    As the Junior High / Middle School basketball season is soon upon us, Basketball Manitoba would like to remind all teams at this level of the eligibility rules surrounding any players who may play 'up' a division at any period this season.  All players who participate on a junior high / middle school team can play 'up' at a higher level as many as THREE times in a season.  Once that player plays up a 4th or more times at an older age level, they are no longer eligible to play at their original level for the Junior High Basketball Championships (formerly known as the Junior High Invitational Tournament - JHIT).  This includes if an entire team plays up in a tournament or series of exhibition games of more than 2 games. The full eligibility rules state...

    1. Players are permitted to play as many as 3 GAMES up at a higher level in the current school year and remain eligible for their current team.  Once a player plays 4 OR MORE GAMES at a higher level, they are no longer eligible for the JHBC.  All tournaments played 'up' are considered as 2 games as defined by the MHSAA.  Examples include if a Grade 9 player moved up and played 4 games or more at the Junior Varsity / Varsity levels, they are ineligible to compete in the tournament at the grade 9 level.  If a Grade 8 player moved up to the Grade 9 or Senior level and played 4 games or more during the current school season, they are ineligible to compete in the tournament at the grade 8 level.  Please note that for a grade 9 or under athlete to compete at the Junior Varsity or Varsity level, their name must appear on an MHSAA eligibility form with that respective team from within your school prior to their roster freeze date (typically mid-January).  Players who play in the MHSAA Varsity or Junior Varsity Basketball Championships cannot also participate in the JHBC.   

    2. All teams that participate in the tournament must have played in the same level they played in during the current school year's season.  For example if a Grade 9 team played at the “Junior Varsity” level for the current school year season, or if a grade 9 player played up at the Varsity level all season, they are ineligible for this tournament.
    The Junior High Basketball Championships will occur March 18-21, 2019.  Read the full eligibility rules and other details tied to the JHBC at...

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