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    September 17, 2020

    REMINDER: Winnipeg Minor Basketball Announces Fall 2020 Programming for Ages 5-18; Registration Deadline Sept 23


    The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association has announced a modified youth basketball opportunity that will operate this October, November and December under the Canda Basketball / Basketball Manitoba Return to Basketball guidelines.   Registration will open on September 4 at http://www.wmba.ca, the WMBA is opening registration for the October-December Fall Basketball Season.

    The sport of basketball in Manitoba is currently in Phase 2 of the Canada Basketball Return to Basketball plan so basketball will look a little different this season.
    1. Phase 1: Education & Individual Training begins
    2. Phase 2: Individual Training continues and Small Group Training begins (current phase)
    3. Phase 3: Whole Team Split Training (Internal 3x3 team competition) begins
    4. Phase 4: Whole Team Training (Internal 5v5 team competition) begins
    5. Phase 5: Whole Team Training continues; Local Competition begins
    *See the full details of the Canada Basketball Return to Basketball plan here.

    This Fall, the WMBA basketball program will consist of 10 weeks of individual skills training (small groups/teams) and will wrap up with an NBA-Style Skills Challenge.

    Programming will be carried out by student-athletes from U of M, U of W, Red River College and Canadian Mennonite University as well as supplementary volunteer coaches. WMBA athletes will be provided with more focussed individual skill work and will benefit from all the knowledge and passion these college players will bring. They will be well prepared when we are permitted to transition back to regular competition.

    The WMBA will adhere to all provincial health guidelines including social distancing, contact tracing, and sanitization between sessions to ensure the health and safety of all our athletes and coaches.

    The WMBA will form small groups/teams the same way we normally would and groups will train together each weekend with scheduled sessions. The league will do its best to schedule each session as close as possible to the home community club.

    If basketball is able to advance to other phases, these small groups will have already been training together and will be easily transitioned to phases 3, 4, and even 5 of the Canada Basketball Return to Basketball plan.

    The league will re-assess mid-December and if things are able to resume competition in 2021, another registration period will be offered to offer a more typical normal season. Those registered for training will have the opportunity to play with their assigned small groups.


    WMBA Fall 2020 
    Ages: 7-18
    Registration Fee: $165

    Program Includes:
    • 10 1-hour training sessions (Saturday/Sundays)
    • Coaching staff, comprised of student-athletes, supplemented by volunteer coaches - NEW!
    • Participation in the NBA-Style Skills Challenge
    • T-shirt (branded for your community club)
    Important Dates: 
    • September 4th-23rd - Fall Registration (First come, first. Limited spaces available)
    • October 3rd/4th - Small Group (Team) training begins
    • December 19th/20th - NBA-Style Skills Challenge

    Facilities:
    • Sport for Life Centre / Sport Manitoba
    • Lindenwoods Community Centre
    • Valour Community Centre
    • Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre
    • Red River Community Centre
    • Dakota Community Centre

    Jr NBA Fall 2020 
    Ages: 5-6
    Registration Fee: $150

    Program Includes:
    • Introductory program with 1 session/week
    • Volunteer coaches (curriculum and training provided)
    • Jersey, ball and bag
    Note: The WMBA is currently waiting for approval from Canada Basketball to move forward with the Jr. NBA programming for the Fall (October-December). In the event that Canada Basketball puts a hold on the program, we will offer basketball training for ages 5-6 based on a similar curriculum.

    Important Dates: 
    • September 4th-23rd - Fall Registration (First come, first serve. Limited spaces available)
    Facilities:
    • Day & Time         Community Centre
    • Sunday 8:45am Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre
    • Tuesday 5:30pm Sunova Centre - West St. Paul
    • Tuesday 5:00pm Southdale Community Centre
    • Tuesday 5:00pm Lindenwoods Community Centre
    • Tuesday 6:00pm Lindenwoods Community Centre
    • Wednesday 6:00pm Maples Community Centre
    • Thursday 5:00pm Southdale Community Centre
    • Friday 5:00pm         Sport For Life Centre / Sport Manitoba

    Registration for all programs will open on September 4 at http://www.wmba.ca




    Please note that the above basketball program has been approved by Basketball Manitoba as part of the Return to Basketball Plans that were announced on July 3, 2020. The camp will be following the details showed in the plan and will be abiding by the Canada Basketball Phase 2 plans. All participants (players, coaches, volunteers and parents/caregivers) are expected to follow the new safety guidelines as detailed. More information can be found HERE

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