NEW JODP CLINICS ADDED: As part of a new "Return to Basketball" initiative by Basketball Manitoba and the Manitoba Association of Basketball Official (MABO), a new special $21.00 clinic registration fee has been established for 2021, down from the normal $95.00 clinic fee (a savings of $74.00).  

Please contact the individuals below to register:

  • HANOVER SCHOOL DIVISION
  • Steinbach Regional Secondary School, Steinbach, MB
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 9AM-4PM
  • Contact Ray at ralgera@hsd.ca

  • RIVER EAST TRANSCONA SCHOOL DIVISION 
  • John Henderson School, Winnipeg, MB
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9AM- 4PM
  • Contact Bev at bilchena@retsd.mb.ca
  • Please note that at this clinic, all participants and clinicians will be required to wear a mask all day including while active on the court.
More information on the Junior Officials Development Program can be found at https://www.basketballmanitoba.ca/2013/08/junior-officials-development-program.html




Basketball Manitoba Note: Please note that attendance at or participation in these clinics will require all players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators who are AGE 12+ to be able to prove their Covid-19 double vaccination status to gain entry to an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba until further notice.  People ages 12-17 can provide a 72 hour or newer negative Antigen test performed by a pharmacist or proof of a single shot of the Moderna / Pfizer vaccine.  Details can be found HERE...

Welcome to the 2021-2022 season, and most importantly, WELCOME BACK! It’s been an incredibly long eighteen months since we’ve had basketball and now, as things start to look promising for a return, we hope that you are as excited as we are to finally get back on the court.

We know that there will be many questions and concerns, some reluctance and even apprehension about returning and that’s absolutely OK.   While we certainly don’t have all of the answers now, what we can promise you is that you’ll have the support of the MABO Executive to ensure you feel comfortable, safe, and ready when the time comes to return to officiating.

Registration this year begins now and is open all month long with an early-bird registration fee of $120. While traditionally fees have increased October 1st, to also understand that some of you may have a hesitancy to register too far in advance, that’s why MABO is pleased to maintain the early bird registration fee during the month of October as well. It’s the least we can do to show that we care.  Starting November 1, 2021, fees will increase to $130.

This fall, there will be a number of MABO Clinics planned throughout the province including dates in Brandon, Portage, Steinbach and two in Winnipeg. Led by the MABO Director of Clinics, Larry Hayes, the Clinic Planning Committee has worked tirelessly to come up with a clinic structure that is both informative and engaging, plus includes some fundamentals and reminders that may have been forgotten during the extended time away. A big thank you to everyone that participated in our survey monkey and provided feedback on what they would like to see in this year’s clinics; your insight was incredibly valuable.

Recently, the Province of Manitoba has implemented requirements surrounding vaccination status as they pertain to indoor sporting and recreation facilities; meaning in order to enter, an ADULT (age 18+) must be able to provide proof of your full vaccination status. This too will be the case in many, if not all private venues and schools as school divisions implement their own policies and requirements for entry.  Details on this can be found on the Basketball Manitoba website.

While uncertainty has been the name of the game for the past year and a half, we’re encouraged and optimistic that we can return to the game that we love. If you have any questions or concerns ahead of time, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the MABO Executive. We’re looking forward to seeing you very soon!


MABO Executive


REGISTER NOW FOR MABO MEMBERSHIP & CLINIC



Basketball Manitoba Note: Please note that participation will require all players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators who are AGE 18+ to be able to prove their Covid-19 double vaccination status to gain entry to an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba until further notice.  Details can be found here...




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The FIBA Exam is now available to write and you have till December 13, 2021, to write the exam. It is recommended not to wait until the last minute to write the exam.

The exam is located on the Canada Basketball Game Plan website. MABO doesn’t administer this exam so if you have any issues with Game Plan or access to the exam please contact Riike with Canada Basketball at rolasina@basketball.ca

If you have signed up for a clinic by Nov 1, 2021, your information was sent to Canada Basketball so that you will have access to the exam.

If you require a video resource that showcases all the FIBA Rule Changes for the Upcoming Season, there is a video on Game Plan created by Canada Basketball and CBOC. The Video is Presented by Mike Thomson director of Officials for Canada Basketball.




The Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials and Basketball Manitoba would like to update all MABO Senior and JODP Junior basketball officials who have registered and attended a clinic for the 2021-22 season that ONLY the following basketball leagues, associations and basketball-related activities in Manitoba are covered with the protections offered as part of your membership into MABO and Basketball Manitoba.  If you were to accept games played at any other non-named league or association, your personal insurance (both accident & liability) with MABO and Basketball Manitoba for those games worked would become null and void.   Only games assigned by a MABO recognized assignor or their designate would also receive insurance coverage for you as an individual.

The following basketball leagues and associations in Manitoba ARE considered fully sanctioned and part of the Basketball Manitoba insured entities...
  • USPORT (CIS) sanctioned basketball games   
  • Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference sanctioned basketball games (MCAC)
  • Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA) sanctioned basketball games
  • Junior High / Middle School sanctioned basketball games by the respective school division
  • Winnipeg Basketball League (Men's and Women's) sanctioned basketball games (formerly Fort Garry Super Men's Basketball League and Winnipeg Women's Basketball League - WBL)
  • Peg City Basketball Association Adult & Youth sanctioned basketball games (PCBA & PCYBL) 
  • Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association sanctioned basketball games (WMBA)
  • Philippine Basketball Association sanctioned basketball games (PBA / Lipenos)
  • Winnipeg Athletic Association for Youth sanctioned basketball games (WAAY)
  • Winnipeg Interathletic Sports League & Hoops Academy sanctioned basketball games (ISL)
  • Westman Youth Basketball Association sanctioned basketball games (WYBA)
  • Breaking Barriers Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (BBBL)
  • Brandon Men's Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (BMBL)
  • Brandon Senior Women’s Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (BSWBL)
  • WinPak Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (WBL)  
  • Sabado Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (SBL)
  • Prairie Basketball League (PBL) aka South EastMan Filipino Association Basketball League sanctioned basketball games (SEMFA) 
  • Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sanctioned basketball games and championships
  • Special Olympics Manitoba (SOM) sanctioned basketball games 
  • Manitoba Provincial Team Program sanctioned basketball games  
  • Canada Basketball National Championships sanctioned games
  • Targeted Athlete Program sanctioned basketball games (TAP / CP)   
  • Manitoba Club Basketball Championships sanctioned basketball games  
  • Junior High Basketball Championships sanctioned basketball games   
  • Manitoba 3x3 Basketball Championships sanctioned basketball games
  • Canada Games, Western Canada Games and Manitoba Games sanctioned basketball games  
  • Registered Club teams basketball sanctioned games & tournaments
  • Other special event basketball games as recognized by Basketball Manitoba. 
All other basketball leagues and associations not listed above are not sanctioned by Basketball Manitoba and thus not covered under any insurance coverage.  Situations may see changes being made to the above-named groups along with newly added groups being added to the list throughout the year.  If you are unsure of any unnamed basketball team, club, league or association not listed above, please contact Adam Wedlake at Basketball Manitoba for any clarifications.  

Details on the insurance coverage for all MABO / JODP officials including how to file an insurance claim can be found at http://insurance.basketballmanitoba.ca.

A email came in from CBOC with Regards to Shot Clock During Free Throws. Please review the email below.

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Shot Clock During Free Throws

A question came up in a game and it was what should the display on the shot clock during free throws be.  The (fully) correct answer is that there should be no display on the shot clock during free throws.

This is fully supported by Rules and the Table Officials Manual. Let’s look at Rule 50.3 – page 59 – part of which reads:

Art. 50 Shot clock operator: Duties

50.3 Stopped and reset to 24 seconds, with no display visible, when:

  • The ball legally enters the basket.
  • The ball touches the ring of the opponents' basket and it is controlled by the team that was not in control of the ball before it has touched the ring.
  • The team is awarded a backcourt throw-in:
    • As the result of a foul or violation (not for the ball having gone out-of-bounds).
    • As the result of a jump ball situation for the team that previously did not have the control of the ball.
    • The game is stopped because of an action not connected with the team in control of the ball.
    • The game is stopped because of an action not connected with either team, unless the opponents would be placed at a disadvantage.
  • The team is awarded free throw(s).

There are many parts to the discussion that follows. In Canada many shot clocks will not show a “no display”, that is be blank, and there is not often 3 reset options (i.e. 24, 14 and “no display”). When FIBA originally introduced the 14 second reset on the shot clock Canada (generally) adopted the principle that the shot clock would display 14 seconds during free throws. Theory was along the lines that if the offense got the rebound the shot clock operator needed to start the shot clock immediately.

What was considered over time was:

  • Approximately 70% of free throw are successful, meaning an endline throw-in for the opponents with the shot clock set at 24 seconds;
  • Of the 30% of free throw that are not successful the (high) majority are rebounded by the opponents, meaning that the shot clock should be set at 24 seconds;
  • Only a small percentage of free throws result in a new possession for the team attempting the free throw.

Thus in 2018 the decision was made that when a team was awarded free throws the shot clock would be reset to 24 seconds, with no display.

This is the ideal and matches the rule, but we must acknowledge the reality that many shot clocks in our gyms and stadiums can not have “no display”. (Please be clear “0” is not a “no display”.)

Therefore if the shot clock can not show “no display: during free throws the shot clock shall show 24.

The reason is this is most consistent with the rule and (24 seconds, with no display) and as 90% or more of free throws result in the game restarting with the opponent having the ball, with the shot clock blank at 24 seconds (this is the most practical option).

So to be in line with the rest of Canada, the shot clock at all free throws shall be set to 24. Due to the High school Rule modification in Manitoba that when the ball hits the rim the re-set is to 24 both teams will then have 24 seconds to shoot the ball.

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Free Throw Violation Procedures 

An update to the new Free Throw Violation Procedures sent out by COBC. It talks about the substitutions and Time-outs between Free throws.  Below is the message from COBC.

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In 2020-21 CBOC announced that Canada would adopt the accepted (FIBA) procedure and protocol on Free Throw Violations. A (marginally revised) 2-page document is attached on the Procedure.

This document will be posted to Game Plan shortly.

This version is marginally revised based on feedback that some people were misinterpreting the previous version to believe there was a change in rules.

There is no change to the rules on free throw violations, all rules remain in place, such that substitutions and time-outs are not allowed between free throws and if the violation is by a player other than the free throw shooter and the free throw is successful, the violation is not penalized.

It merely means the violation is recognized in accordance with Rule 47.2 that says “The referees shall blow their whistles when an infraction of the rules occurs ……..”. This means we must identify the potential violation, even if it is not penalized when the violation is by a player other than the free throw shooter and the free throw is successful.

This is not a change, rather an adjustment to procedures historically used in Canada so that we are operating consistent with FIBA protocols.

VIEW DOCUMENT


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Scarf Style Headbands

A message from COBC about Scarf style Headbands. Below is the email in regards to scarf Style Headbands. Make sure you are enforcing this going forward so we are consistent across Manitoba.

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This is a pro-active e-mail to try and reduce that volume and addresses specifically SCARF STYLE HEADBANDS.

In the summer the CEBL allowed players to wear scarf style headbands – (bandanas) contrary to FIBA rules. (See the two pictures as examples.)

These are specifically forbidden by FIBA Rules as in (the portion of) Rule 4.4.2, bullet 2, sub-bullet 3, Headgear (quoted below) which reads:

-Headgear. It shall not ………………………………. The headgear shall not have opening /closing elements around the face and/or neck and shall not have any parts extruding from its surface.


Please Review 2020 OBRI – v3.0 – June 1st 2020 and Please see specifically cases 4-4 and 4-5.

We also address this in the 2021 CBOC Uniform and Undergarment Guide posted to Game Plan and available to all officials. These “scarf style headbands” (bandanas) are not allowed by rule and we must ensure this is understood by all officials. They shall not be worn at any level.





Questions or interpretations on the above information can be sent to...

Darren Patkau, Provincial Interpreter

provincialinterpreter@maboref.com

Basketball Manitoba in partnership with the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials is pleased to offer the 'Junior Officials Development Program' (JODP) clinics for people new to refereeing that are 15 years of age or older.  The program is designed to improve the overall level of officiating in the Junior High / Middle School & Minor basketball leagues.

As part of a new "Return to Basketball" initiative by Basketball Manitoba and the Manitoba Association of Basketball Official (MABO), a new special $21.00 clinic registration fee has been established for 2021, down from the normal $95.00 clinic fee (a savings of $74.00).  








Basketball Manitoba Note: Please note that participation will require all players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators who are AGE 18+ to be able to prove their Covid-19 double vaccination status to gain entry to an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba until further notice.  Details can be found here...

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