What we're about

A group for adults in the Manchester area interested in playing basketball in a non-coached, non-refereed setting. The group is open to all ages and genders. These are pickup basketball sessions and not designed for teaching the basics. If you're a true beginner please read the MBM Advice for True Beginners (https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-Basketball-Meetup/pages/29913343/MBM_Advice_For_True_Beginners/?success=pages_add).

We try and run 3-4 sessions a week. These are usually at the National Basketball Centre at Belle Vue, but always (always) check the place and time of the session because sometimes they change even after initially being posted.

If you're not sure about attending or want a bit more information, get in touch with the organisers and we'll be happy to help.

More information:

We typically run two-hour sessions. The cost per attendee varies depending on the venue, but is usually around £4.50. The fees cover, in the first place, the cost of hiring the courts -- any extra is then put back into the group by covering Meetup site fees, buying bibs and balls etc. In the event any money is left over it will be used to go towards a round (or two) of drinks at one of our socials.

If you're new and attending your first session you likely will get a message asking you for your height and experience level, which helps us arrange somewhat balanced teams for the session. When you get to the court, you'll likely see a printed list of teams, directing you which colour bib to wear.

Here are the Specific Rules of Play for the MBM Games (https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-Basketball-Meetup/pages/29758101/The_Basic_Rules_of_the_Basketball_Meetup/).

To make the running of the sessions as easy as possible and to keep quality high we have set out a few administrative rules and guidelines, as follows:

Two hour sessions are limited to 20 attendees (except for Two-Court Extravaganzas (https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-Basketball-Meetup/pages/29674673/How_the_Two-Court_Extravaganza_Works/)). This is done to make sure that sessions aren't too crowded and that everyone gets decent playing time, sign-ups are first come first served.

On RSVPing to a session you will be asked to pay the fee for attending via Paypal, if you have to change your RSVP you will be refunded as long as it is done the day before the session. Cancellations less than 24 hours before a session will not have the fee refunded. This is done to give those on the waiting list adequate time to adjust their plans and/or RSVP response. If you don't have PayPal, you can send a message to an organiser, who can add you to the attendee list and you can pay cash at the session.

We also have a WhatsApp group, which you can request access to from one of the organisers.

See you soon!

Upcoming events (2)

Friday game - Belle Vue

Belle Vue

£6.50

MAXIMUM 14 PEOPLE - 5v5 FULL COURT

To help us manage attendance, ensure fairness and process refunds, please follow the simple sign-up rules.

SIGN-UP RULES
- If you're not on the attendee list, do not attend
- If you sign-up and then cannot attend, you must change your sign-up to "not going"
- Trading spots in the comment section DOES NOT count as being signed-up. You must RSVP & pay to attend.
- Do not privately message organisers to ask if you can attend
- If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will not be refunded

Sunday game - Belle Vue

Belle Vue

£6.50

MAXIMUM 20 PEOPLE - 4v4 HALF COURT

To help us manage attendance, ensure fairness and process refunds, please follow the simple rules.

SIGN-UP RULES
- If you're not on the attendee list, do not attend
- If you sign-up and then cannot attend, you must change your sign-up to "not going"
- Trading spots in the comment section DOES NOT count as being signed-up. You must sign-up & pay to attend.
- Do not privately message organisers to ask if you can attend
- If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will not be refunded

Past events (509)

Friday game - Belle Vue

Belle Vue

£6.00

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