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    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Updates to Basketball Undergarments & Equipment Announced in Manitoba for 2018-19 Season


    UPDATED FOR 2018-19 SEASON: Basketball Manitoba has announced changes to what equipment will be permitted to be worn by athletes on the court effective immediately (October 2018).  In the 2018 FIBA Rulebook, a number of changes were made tied to the personal equipment that a player is permitted and not permitted to wear in a basketball game.  Based on feedback from a variety of levels and leagues, there has been an even more relaxing of the changes as detailed in the current FIBA Rulebook to what will be followed in Manitoba.  Key changes made this year effect high school, club and post-secondary basketball levels of play.

    The following chart is a breakdown of the different uniform and equipment modifications tied to each level of play in Manitoba and has been approved by Basketball Manitoba, the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials and the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association to take effect immediately.

    Levels of basketball that are included in this summary are...

    • COMMUNITY.  Wpg Minor Basketball Community Club (WMBA), Wpg Athletic Assoc for Youth (WAAY), Attack Youth League, Westman Youth Basketball Association, Winkler Minor Basketball, Swan Valley Basketball
    • CLUB.  Peg City Youth Basketball (PCYBL), Philippine Basketball Association (PBA 17 and under), Attack Basketball League (ABL), All Sanctioned Club Tournaments
    • JR H / MIDDLE SCH.  Manitoba Junior High and Middle School Leagues, Tournaments and Games including the Junior High Basketball Championships
    • HIGH SCHOOL.  Manitoba High School Leagues, Tournaments and Games governed by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA)
    • USPORTS / CIS / MCAC.  Manitoba University and College basketball governed by USPORTS and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC).  The Manitoba Provincial Team will follow these definitions as well.  
    • ADULT.  Winnipeg Basketball League, Peg City Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association (18+), Interathletic Sports Leagues, Brandon Men's Basketball League, Brandon Women's Basketball League




    Additional details on player equipment not addressed above can be found on pages 13 & 14 of the 2018 FIBA Rulebook at https://www.basketballmanitoba.ca/2014/01/fiba-basketball-rulebooks.html
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