The move of Yellow status health regions in Manitoba has been postponed effective October 30, 2020.  READ MORE...


Basketball Manitoba today announced, with the support of Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Health Authorities, that it will be moving the sport of basketball in Manitoba forward to Phase 3 of the Basketball Manitoba Return to Basketball Plan for the Health Regions in Manitoba that are currently under the Yellow Response Level.  Those currently in the Orange Response Level will remain at Phase 2 until a time the colour code changes to Yellow.  This change will take effect on Monday, November 2, 2020 in all health regions that are currently under the Yellow Response Level at the time.  

The current Manitoba Response Levels include (as of October 28, 2020)

  • Yellow - Interlake - Eastern Health Region
  • Orange - Northern Health Region
  • Yellow - Prairie Mountain Health Region
  • Yellow - Southern Health Region
  • Orange - Winnipeg Metro Health Region
The Basketball Manitoba Return to Basketball Phases moving forward will now be connected to the Manitoba Health Response Level system...

  • Red = No organized basketball permitted
  • Orange = Phase 2
  • Yellow = Phase 3

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

The move to Phase 3 will see the introduction of 3x3 team play within a team or training group.  The full details include...


Progress to this phase is dependent on provincial regulations.

  • Individual and group strength and conditioning continues (as per Time to Train restrictions and guidelines)
  • Divide the whole team into small, consistent groups for skills/concept development.
    • Maximum 2 hours per session
    • Consistent training groups for phase (to allow for contact tracing)
      • Eg. 2 full-court baskets, 12 players + 3 coaches (2 separate groups of 6 players)
    • Drills or activities could include:
      • Partner shooting, small-sided games, 5v0 play
    • Internal 3x3 drills / competition begins in preparation for internal 5v5 competition.
      • The team divided into 2 training groups eg. team of 12 divided into 4 teams of 3.
      • Team A vs. Team B (consistent) and Team C vs. Team D (consistent)
    • Appropriate warm-up / cool down
  • Sharing of equipment within only the divided teams/ consistent groups begins; passing allowed.
  • Physical distancing no longer required within divided teams; however, whenever possible, is recommended (i.e. water/nutrition break, timeouts etc.).
  • Light contact during 3x3 games permitted within divided teams.
  • Essential basketball team staff/personnel only permitted in the gym, as determined on a team-by-team basis.
  • Spectators are prohibited with the exception of those providing care to children below the age of 12.
  • If someone in the consistent training group develops COVID-19 symptoms, they should alert a designated member of the coaching staff and consult a COVID-19 assessment centre.
    • Other participants within that consistent training group should monitor for symptoms and consult a COVID-19 assessment centre.

All other guidelines tied to wearing of masks, sanitization of hands, social distancing and health screening when not active on the court remains in effect 

The move to Phase 4 will be reviewed at a future time which would see a move to 5x5 play permitted within a training group.

The Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors regularly reviews the current Manitoba health status in the community and will share any further developments to the basketball community as they unfold.  Basketball Manitoba thanks the basketball community for the support of the reopening plans thus far.  


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