WMBA Community League

WMBA Community League Fall 2020 (Ages 7-18) - Canada Basketball Return to Play 

On June 25th, Canada Basketball released version 1.1 of their multiphased Return to Play plan and they will continue to update the document as needed throughout the pandemic.
Phase 1: Education & Individual Training begins
Phase 2: Individual Training continues and Small Group Training begins
Phase 3: Whole Team Split Training (Internal 3x3 team competition) begins
Phase 4: Whole Team Training (Internal 5v5 team competition) begins
Phase 5: Whole Team Training continues; Local Competition begins
You can see the full document here
It is up to each Provincial Sport Organization (Basketball Manitoba) to decide which phase its membership would be best suited, based on provincial health guidelines. We are currently in Phase 2 of the Basketball Canada plan. Phase 2 allows for individual training, social distancing, and no shared equipment.  
*No organizations are permitted to host games/competitions until Basketball Manitoba has moved to Phase 5.
The WMBA Board has met over the last few months and has decided to move forward with registration. We will be offering an 11-week program running October through December. The program will consist of 10 weeks of individual skills training (small groups/teams) and wrap up with an NBA style skills competition the weekend before Christmas. 
We are currently working on a curriculum that will not only engage but challenge all participants. The curriculum will be carried out by coaches and student-athletes from various local post-secondary schools. The WMBA community will benefit from this training and be more skilled and prepared when we are allowed to open up the regular season. 
Participants will register in the same manner as they have always registered. We will form small groups the same way we would normally form our teams and assign a volunteer coach the same way we normally would. These small groups will train together each weekend and the sessions will be scheduled in the same way games are normally scheduled. We will do our best to schedule each session as close as possible to the home community club. 
Coaches will be responsible for team communication in terms of scheduling and will be asked to be present at the training sessions to assist the training staff that is onsite. If basketball is able to open up, these small groups will have already been training together and will be easily transitioned into phases 3,4, and even 5 of the Canada Basketball return to play plan. 
This program fee will be $165 per participant, which will include:
T-shirt (branded for your community club)
10 1-hour training sessions
participation in the Skills competition
We will re-assess in mid-December and hopefully transition to regular-season competition sometime in January. If we are able to open and gym permits become available again, we will hold another registration period. This registration period would be more typical of a normal season We will already have team lists and give everyone registered for training the opportunity to play with their assigned small groups. 
Important Dates: 
September 4th, 2020 - registration opens
September 23rd, 2020 - registration closes
October 3rd/4th - Small Group (team) training begins
December 19th/20th - NBA style skills competition
Sport for Life Centre
Lindenwoods Community Centre
Valour Community Centre
Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre
Red River Community Centre
Dakota Community Centre

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 WMBA Community League (Age 7-18)

The WMBA Community League is a city-wide league where teams compete against other teams from different areas in the city. Teams are formed based on Community Centre catchment areas. The WMBA adheres to a fair play and zero tolerance model to ensure young athletes are competing in a Fun and Safe environment. The WMBA operates a Fall/Winter League from October through March and a Spring League from April through June. 


Fall/Winter Season: The Fall/Winter League runs October through March, with 16 games + playoffs
Spring Season: The spring season runs April through June, with 8 games + playoffs
Age 7-8 (Co-ed): Winnipeg Minor Basketball 
WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Saturdays)
3v3 Cross Court Games
Age 9-12: Winnipeg Minor Basketball
WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Saturdays) 
9 Boys and 9-10 Girls - 4v4 Cross Court Games
10, 11, 12 Boys and 11-12 Girls - 5v5 Full Court Games
Age 13-18: Winnipeg Minor Basketball
WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Sundays), plus playoffs
5v5 Full Court Games

Important 2020 Spring Season Dates:

February 24th - Online Registration opens
March 20th - Registration Deadline 
March 21st - April 10th - League Administration - form teams, find coaches, schedule games
**Community Clubs may start practices anytime between March 21 and April 17th**
April 18-19th -  First regular-season game for most teams.
May 16-17th - May long Weekend - no Games
June 6th-7th, 13th-14th - Playoffs **Ages 11-18
June 27th - Last game for Ages 7-10
June 27th-28th - City Championships **Ages 11-18

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