Teams shall be comprised of only Independent School District #77 students. Players will be assigned to teams based first upon the school they attend per the district’s open enrollment policy. Secondly, players may also be assigned to teams based upon Independent School District #77 boundaries, in the event the student is home schooled, for example. Should there be a shortage of players, combination teams may be formed. Formation of combination teams requires Mankato Basketball Association board of directors approval. No player may play for more than one Mankato Basketball Association traveling team. No player shall be allowed to play in a higher grade level team, unless the higher grade level team lacks sufficient numbers of players, and exceptions require Mankato Basketball Association board of directors approval. A player is permitted to play on any church, YMCA/YWCA and/or school team. Players are not permitted to play on any other team during the Mankato Basketball Association basketball season. The Mankato Basketball Association basketball season officially begins immediately following the end of the Fall AAU Season and ends after the MYAS State Tournament. Player participation on any other team, other than those defined above, during the Mankato Basketball Association basketball season mandates the suspension of the player for one full Mankato Basketball Association season. Player suspension appeals may be considered by the Mankato Basketball Association board of directors through a formal written process.
At the 4th and 5th grade level, teams shall be divided as equally as possible. Team coordinators may use discretion in dividing team ability. The Mankato Basketball Association board of directors reserves the right to overrule coordinator team ability division decisions. At the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels, there shall be an A team and a B team when the number of athletes permits. The Mankato Basketball Association board of directors must approve additional team formation. Mankato West teams shall use the designation of Red Team for A teams, and White Team for B teams. Mankato East teams shall use the designation of Black Team for A teams, and Gold Team for B teams. Any variation to team designation require Mankato Basketball Association board of directors approval.
For 2023-2024 registration for 4th -8th grade will be $400 per player.
Practices begin in late October. The season lasts until approximately the first week in March. Practices are 1-2 times per week based on gym availability throughout the Mankato area.