We had a great time hosting the first annual Manitoba High School 3x3 Basketball Championships today at the Sport Manitoba Courts!  Congratulations to the 6 division champions and our top shooters!  Thanks to the 45 teams who joined us today for a full day of hoops.   Events like this don’t happen without volunteers.  Thank you to all our volunteers from Linden Christian, Selkirk, Dakota and Maples Schools!  

Special thanks and recognition goes to Colten Gryba of Linden Christian School for devising the concept of this event and being the lead person in making it happen. The planning committee included Colten along with Megan Noonan and Mia Hildebrandt from the Winnipeg Sea Bears, Amanda Hallson from Selkirk, Eric Sung from Dakota, Scott Kirkpatrick from Maples and Tiara Licsi, Randy Kusano and Adam Wedlake from Basketball Manitoba.  Boston Pizza took care of our referees and volunteers and are a great supporter of Basketball Manitoba events. 

We will be back again next year! 

In partnership with the Winnipeg Sea Bears, Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details of the newly created 2024 Manitoba High School 3x3 Championships! The event will occur on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre). It will be open to high school basketball teams from around Manitoba at the AAAA, AAA, and A/AA classification levels. 

Welcome to the Manitoba High School 3x3 Basketball Championships!

Thank you for registering your team for this year’s event! We are excited to tip things off this Friday at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) and hope you and your teammates have a great tournament! The event will begin on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. and run through to completion by 3:15 pm.

All teams are asked to show up 30 minutes before their first game to check in and pick up their tournament t-shirts and other information at the main entrance door to the gymnasium.  The event schedules can be found on the FIBA 3x3 website by following the links at http://www.basketballmanitoba.ca


  • 8:45 am - FIBA 3x3 Rules Review (Court 1)

  • 9:00 am - Tournament begins - refer to your specific schedule for your game times & court number

  • 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm - Lunch Break - no scheduled games.

    • Winnipeg Sea Bears Long Distance Shootout Competition - Courts 1 & 2 - all teams select their best shooter to enter, with the other three players acting as rebounders.  Top Female and Top Male Shooters will receive a Winnipeg Sea Bears Prize Pack.

  • 12:40 pm - Tournament continues with bracket playoffs

  • 3:15 pm - Tournament ends for the day


Please review the FIBA 3x3 Tournament Rules page and video.


VIEW RULES VIDEO (7 minutes)

 Some points of emphasis and local modifications include…

  • All regular rules of basketball are in effect, including all violations such as travelling, double dribble, carry ball, out-of-bounds, fouls, technical fouls and so on.

  • The play remains ‘live’ after every score.  NO checking of the ball is performed after made baskets, including made free throws.

  • Games are played to 21 points or 20 minutes running time, whichever occurs first.  

  • There are NO timeouts granted during the game.  The clock will also continue to run if there are injuries.

  • The possession of each game will be determined by a coin toss or rock/paper/scissors between the two team captains.  The winner of the coin toss will decide to begin the game with possession of the ball or in a potential overtime.  

  • Shots made inside the arc are worth 1 point, shots made outside the arc are worth 2 points, and all free throws are worth 1 point.

  • All violations, out-of-bounds and non-shooting fouls will result in the ball being ‘checked’ at the top of the arc by the opposing team.

  • On every change of possession, including made baskets, the ball needs to be ‘cleared’ past the 2-point arc. A player must have neither feet placed on or inside the arc for the ball to be considered “cleared.”    Missed shots need to be “cleared’ by the defense outside the 2-point arc.

  • A penalty of 2 free throws will be awarded at the 7, 8, and 9 team foul, and two free throws and possession of the ball will occur on the 10th and subsequent team foul per game.

  • The referee will manage a virtual 30-second shot clock in all divisions.  

  • If overtime is required after regulation time expires, the team that scores the first 2 points will win the game. The team that did not begin the game in possession of the ball will be awarded overtime possession.

  • Defaulted games will be scored 21-0 in favour of the non-defaulting team.

  • Once a team's first game begins, it cannot add or change its roster with new players. This includes issues tied to injuries.  

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Teams are to provide their own school uniforms and warm-up basketballs. Teams should come with both light and dark versions of their uniforms. Numbers are not needed on jerseys. Basketball Manitoba will provide the Wilson 3x3 basketball for all games. 


  • LIVESTREAMING. We will live-stream all the games from Courts 1 and 2 on the Basketball Manitoba YouTube Channel, with links at http://www.livebasketball.ca.  

  • VOLUNTEERS. All volunteers at the event are students from Linden Christian, Dakota, Maples, Selkirk, and Sturgeon High Schools. Please take a moment to thank them for their time today!

  • BASKETBALL STORE. We will be selling several basketball items at reduced pricing - located in the main gym foyer.  

  • EQUIPMENT RECYCLING.  Bring a used basketball or a pair of used basketball shoes to our bin at the main gym doors next to the elevator to help a kid get involved in the game!

  • REFEREES. Basketball Manitoba will take a zero-tolerance approach to verbal or physical abuse towards any official or volunteer.  We reserve the right to remove any player, coach or team from the event at the sole discretion of the event organizers.

  • SPORTSMANSHIP. All players and spectators are expected to conduct themselves properly and respectfully. Those not adhering to this will be removed from the event, and no refunds will be offered. Keep the day fun for all!

  • FIRST AID / MEDICAL. The Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association (MATA) will be set up along the wall at Court 2 and can assist you with any first-aid needs. They are present to deal with emergencies only and cannot provide any taping services. The St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre are an 8-10 min drive from Sport Manitoba.   

  • INSURANCE.  All participants are covered under the Basketball Manitoba accident and liability insurance coverage.  More information can be found at http://insurance.basketballmanitoba.ca.  

  • GET SOCIAL! We will use the #mbhoops hashtag and update news and photos on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages at @basketballmb. Share your experiences with us!

  • WASHROOMS. Washrooms are located in the gym in the northeast corner and by the main floor reception desk in the Sport Manitoba building.  

  • CHANGEROOMS. The changing rooms are at the water fountain door just outside the gym. Feel free to use them, but don't leave items behind, as they are not locked.  

  • WATER. There will be water and Gatorade available near the main court, plus there are water fountains throughout the complex.  Go green, and bring your water bottle!

  • PARKING & TRANSPORTATION. There is underground parking under the Sport Manitoba Courts (using the Alexander Street entrance) for $2.00 an hour. More at https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/canada-games-centre/parking
    Paid street parking and Impark parking options are also available in the area.  Please be aware of any posted parking restrictions, as we are not responsible for parking violations.  

  • There is a loading zone across the street from the main doors at 145 Pacific Ave, where you can drop off or pick up people.  

  • Sport Manitoba is on a major Winnipeg Transit bus stop hub with over 15 routes passing by the Centre at 145 Pacific Ave.  Plan your route at http://winnipegtransit.com/en/navigo

  • COMMUNICATIONS. There is “Rogers Guest / Rogers Open” wifi in the facility.  Follow the prompts to connect on-site.

  • RESULTS.  All results will be posted on the Scoreboard wall located beside Court 2 after each game and online on the FIBA 3x3 website.  All winning teams must bring the completed scoresheet to the scoreboard following each game to record it.  

  • FOOD. The onsite Colosimo Coffee Shop, located right at the main doors of the facility, sells sandwiches, pastries, drinks, and other items. A vending machine is located in the gym level foyer and in the lower level of the Sport Manitoba building, right below the main entrance. There are also other food options in the Exchange area.   


To be eligible to play, the player must academically attend the high school they representUp to 10 indoor basketball courts will be set up inside the centre for the event.  The divisions will be capped after 8 teams register in a division.  We anticipate the event will sell out, so register your 4-person team now!

  • Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Game Time Ranges: Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB) - MAP
  • Deadline: April 19, 2024, at 12:00 pm OR when a division reaches 8 teams 
  • Ages: High school students
  • Age Divisions
        • AAAA BoySOLD OUT
        • AAAA Girls SOLD OUT
        • AAA Boys SOLD OUT
        • AAA Girls SOLD OUT
        • A / AA Boys SOLD OUT
        • A / AA Girls
  • Team Size: 4 players each (3 on the court plus one sub)
  • Tournament Fee$175.00 (eTransfer, credit card or school invoice options available)
  • Guaranteed Games: All teams will receive a minimum of 4 games each
  • Rules: All games will be played using official FIBA 3x3 Rules with the following modifications... VIEW RULES VIDEO
  • Rules
    • Game Length: Games will be played using a 20-minute running time clock and end with the leading score team at the time OR when the first team scores 21 points.  
    • Shot Clock: The referee will manage a virtual shot clock of 30 seconds. 
    • Official Game Ball: Wilson FIBA 3x3 Basketball for all divisions (shown to the right).
    • Referees: MABO Certified officials will staff the event.  
  • Prizes and Special Events: 
    • The Winnipeg Sea Bears will provide participation shirts for all players and prizes for the top team in each division.  
    • Additional special events will be offered throughout the day.  
  • Parking & Transit: Due to the limited parking options downtown, we suggest teams consider carpooling to maximize the spaces available for the event.  
    • PAID LOTS: Paid underground parking for $2.00 an hour (to a max of $15 a day) is available under the Sport Manitoba facility.  All other paid lots in the area require payment, as noted at each lot.  See the parking maps below.
    • TRANSIT: The venue is located on a major Winnipeg Transit hub with dozens of different bus routes stopping at 145 Pacific Ave.  More on Winnipeg Transit


To register your team, the school coach/staff supervisor must complete the online registration using the link below.  

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the current registration numbers.

      Need help registering? Call 204-925-5775 ext. 1 or info@basketballmanitoba.ca, or click the "CHAT LIVE NOW" button at the bottom left of this screen!

      The Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) are located in downtown Winnipeg

      Inside the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre).  
      The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and room for 10 3x3 halfcourts.  Learn more...



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