After reviewing the announced restrictions on youth sports by Governor Walz and the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS), the Mankato Basketball Association is PAUSING all youth basketball practices and tournaments until December 19th. We make this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, and to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
This PAUSE is effective starting on Friday, November 20th at 8PM and will run through Saturday, 12/19/20. Practices scheduled for Thursday (11/19) and Friday (11/20) can happen as planned. Attendance is optional. Please communicate with your coach directly if you do not plan to attend.
As we pause, it is up to all of us to do the right thing on behalf of young athletes across the state of Minnesota. These next few weeks will take a collective effort of following the COVID-19 prevention guidelines and recommendations that are available from CDC and the MDH. These mitigation efforts are a priority if we want our youth athletes to return to participation this winter.
We will be sure to communicate any changes or adjustments that may occur over the next few weeks.
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If you have not yet paid your registration fee ($100) for this year, payment can be made to your head coach at this years practice facility. Warehouse located at 2155 Ringhofer Dr. North Mankato.
If you are unable to make payment on Nov. 8th you must pay your coach at your child’s first practice session. Payment will be required before your child will be able to practice with their team.
You will need to stop at UTE in North Mankato if your child needs to order a uniform. This must be completed by NOVEMBER 6th.
IMPORTANT - If a player is using a uniform from a previous player/sibling, YOU MUST let UTE know their number so they can make sure it is not already taken.
The MBA Fan Gear stores will remain open through NOVEMBER 11, orders will be completed approximately 2-3 weeks after the site closes. Individuals will receive an email when their order is ready for pick up. You can view the sites directly at these links:
Due to the unknown status or cost of tournaments this year. We lowered the registration fee per player to only help cover the cost of practice facilities. We are requiring each team to set their own tournaments and collect money from parents for those tournaments.
Parents YOU WILL incur additional cost to help cover the fee for tournaments that your team registers for. These payments will be made directly to your coach when the cost is determined. Tournament fees traditionally run between $250-$500 per team per tournament.
Mankato Basketball Association is an all-volunteer community organization serving residents of the Mankato, North Mankato and the ISD 77 school district. Our coaches, assistants, and board members donate their time and talents to help provide athletic opportunities for the boys and girls who participate in our basketball programs. Our primary goal is to provide fair competition and a learning environment that enhances individual player development and team play.
Boys and Girls Teams from 4th - 8th grade. Practices average approximately 1-2 times per week for 60 - 90 minutes. Tournaments are either single day or two days. Tournaments are generally in the Greater Mankato Region, Southern Minnesota and the Southern Metro Area.
* All coaches require a background check and certified concussion training *