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The win is a huge step forward for the program that came home with an 8th place finish in 2014.
The 17U and 15U female teams will arrive home to Winnipeg to the Jame Richardson Airport on Thursday July 30 on Westjet flight #738 at 3:05 pm (via Calgary). Help us welcome the teams home!
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM TOBA!
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Manitoba 17U Female Team Returns to National Final for Second Year in a Row; Plays for Gold Wed at 7:00 pm
Earlier this evening, the Manitoba 17U Female Provincial Team finished the national semi final with a convincing win over British Columbia at the Canada Basketball National Championships in Edmonton, 76-62. Led by Kyanna Giles' 24 points and 8 rebounds, Manitoba returns to the national final for the second year in a row to defend its title.
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The Manitoba 17Us will take on Team Ontario who defeated Saskatchewan in the other semi-final for the Gold Medal on Wednesday night (July 29) at 7:00 pm Manitoba time.
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Earlier this evening, the Manitoba 15U Female Provincial Team faced a tough team from Ontario in the national semi final with a loss at the Canada Basketball National Championships in Edmonton, 84-43. Manitoba's Claire Signatovich put forward 8 points and 6 rebounds in the loss to Ontario.
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The Manitoba 15Us will take on Team New Brunswick for the Bronze Medal on Wednesday (July 29) at 12:15 pm Manitoba time.
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Date: Saturday September 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Sport Manitoba, Conference Room A (lower level), 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba (map below)
Notice to Members of the Association:
I. Election of MABO Officers: The positions open for nomination and election on the MABO Board for 2015-2016 are President, Vice President, Provincial Supervisor, Provincial Interpreter, Secretary/Treasurer, Director of Clinics, Director of Evaluations, and Director-At-Large. All of these positions are a one-year term.
If you would like to run as an Officer on the MABO Board of Directors, or if you would like to nominate anyone for the above positions, please contact Paul Isaak <email@example.com> or Mike Maryk <firstname.lastname@example.org> by August 29 , 2015.
II. Voting Privileges: all members of MABO are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting and are entitled to one (1) vote. A Voting Member may not vote by proxy.
III. Quorum: Attendance by 10% of the Members at the Annual General Meeting is a quorum. Please make every effort to attend!
- 1. Call to Order
- 2. Adoption of Agenda
- 3. Adoption of Minutes of AGM 2014
- 4. Executive Reports:
- a. President (D. Morphy)
- b. Vice President (S. Hawash)
- c. Provincial Supervisor (W. Crymble)
- d. Provincial Interpreter (M. Bradbury)
- e. Secretary/Treasurer (J. Pursaga)
- f. Director of Clinics (G. Matsumoto)
- g. Director of Evaluations (J. Boyd)
- h. Director-At-Large (J. Bernard)
- 5. Assignor’s Reports:
- a. SCAC
- b. WWAC
- c. WINNIPEG 1
- d. STEINBACK
- e. PORTAGE
- f. BRANDON
- g. WMBA
- h. CABO
- i. MBOA
- j. KPAC
- 6. Review of Financial Statements & Independent Reviewer’s Report
- 7. Pink Whistle Campaign Report (J. Bernard)
- 8. MABO Camp Report (R. Kenyon and J. Boyd)
- 9. Notice of Motion (C. Moskal)
- 10. Approval of Revised Bylaws
- 11. Wheel Chair Basketball Officials Report (Report to be circulated at meeting by G. Matsumoto
- 12. Election of 2015-2016 Executive
- 13. Other
- 14. Motion to Adjourn
AGM DOCUMENTS (will be updated with additional information as the meeting approaches)
100% of all team fees will be donated directly to the cause with the venue being graciously donated by the University of Winnipeg and all MABO referees volunteering their time to work the games. Basketball Manitoba was able to insure all participants for the weekend and aided with promotional and operations support.
Donations to CancerCare Manitoba will be accepted at the door plus the Canadian Blood Services will be on site educating people about the need for blood donations.
|Basketball Manitoba's Adam Wedlake (left) along with |
Donovan Gayle (right) present the $3000 to CancerCare Manitoba
Donovan Gayle’s life took a turn on June 9, 2013, that the former BU Bobcats player and assistant coach never expected. Gayle, who was born in Jamaica and moved to Canada at the age of 16, found some blood in his saliva as he was finishing up playing a pick-up game of basketball. After going to a walk-in clinic the next day, the doctor said that it wasn't a chest infection, and that he should go to the emergency room to have some tests run. The tests resulted in Donovan being diagnosed with leukemia.
When the doctor told him the news, Gayle says that he couldn't believe it. “I was like, ‘How is that possible? I’m a 32-year-old guy, very active, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink.”
After another blood test in Winnipeg came back with the same result – acute leukemia, which requires aggressive treatment – Donovan stayed in the hospital for a month in order to start chemotherapy treatment immediately. After leaving the hospital, another test was performed. It found that the cancer was not in remission, and he had to continue treatment at an out-patient clinic. Future rounds of treatment went much better, with little to no negative symptoms, allowing more treatments to be done in relatively rapid succession.
He was also told that he would require a bone marrow transplant. The first person they tested for a match was his sister. Fortunately, she was a match, saving Donovan from having to rely on the national blood bank. “Thank god for that,” he praises.
As an appreciation for all the support that he received while battling the disease.
2015 Ballin' for Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament
- Dates: Friday August 28, Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 2015
- Times: Friday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Location: University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre - 400 Spence Street (see map below)
- Admission: Donations to CancerCare Manitoba will be accepted at the door as admission to the tournament
For more information on CancerCare Manitoba, please contact
Bob Jones, VP Marketing and Communications
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
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The 6-foot-2 post played her freshman year with her hometown Winnipeg Wesmen in 2012-2013 where she finished second in team scoring, averaging 10.0 points per-game and adding 4.0 rebounds per-contest.
The former Westwood Warrior standout and provincial team member also hit 63 of her 77 free throw attempts for a .818 percentage, good for fifth in the conference in that category that year.
"My first season here at BU, we played Lauren and at 6-foot-2 she was a handful. She has a great understanding of the game; a great touch and can do different things," said Brandon head coach Novell Thomas. "She's a seasoned player and two years ago I nominated her to the Canada West all-rookie team. She'll give us depth and experience at the post position along with rebounding and scoring."
Anderson joins Brandon high school standout Desirae Peiffer and American Keisha Cox as newcomers to the women's basketball team for this fall.
Anderson is enrolled in the physical education studies program, with the long-term goal of becoming a teacher.
"I'm very excited to be part of the women's basketball team," said Anderson. "After meeting coach Thomas and seeing how he is building his program, I really feel that playing at BU not only gives me the opportunity to play CIS basketball again, but also to be a part of a great program."
In youth sports, there are a number of factors that can impact a child’s experience that are outside of their control. To be specific, the role of parents and coaches and how they approach youth sports can be very influential, often making the difference between a frustrating and enjoyable experience. In this article, John focuses on debunking three myths that are present in today’s world of youth sports, explaining how they can negatively impact a child’s development, and why parents and coaches should look to avoid them.
By: John O’Sullivan
Every year, I travel throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, and give well over 100 presentations to parents and coaches. I speak to tens of thousands of people about youth sports, coaching, and athlete development. Every time I do a live event, I get asked the following question:
“If you are presenting all this science based evidence about how to raise happy, healthy and high-performing athletes, why don’t most coaches, clubs, schools and parents follow these protocols? Why do I see the exact opposite happening”
What a great question!
So many parents I meet are extremely frustrated these days, because youth sports has changed so much since their childhood. There are no longer seasons, just year-long commitments for kids. The costs and travel distances have gone through the roof. And the pressure on parents to keep up with the Jones’s has become astronomical.
Many parents are simply trying to sort out the myths and facts of athlete development. They are told what to do by other parents and coaches if they want their children to have success in sports. Yet the path that so many children are following, and in many cases are forced to follow, is not the best path to develop as an athlete, nor as a human being.
- In fact, their chosen path does just the opposite.
- It leads to high rates of injuries and burnout (70% of kids quit youth sports by the age of 13).
- It leads to a variety of psychological issues by attaching ones identity to sport success.
- It robs children of their childhood.
- It turns youth sports into big business that ties advancement to financial means (the haves vs. the have not’s) instead of ability (the can do’s vs. the can’t do’s).
- It professionalizes and adultifies youth sports by taking the emphasis off of enjoyment, development and play.
Sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out there. There is a lot of ignorance of the facts. In my opinion, this is driven by three pervasive youth sports myths.
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic,” said John F. Kennedy. These three myths are incredibly persistent, very persuasive, and most troubling, they are damaging the very people they are intended to develop, our young athletes.
Myth #1, “The Tiger Woods/10,000 Hour Myth:”
Your child must specialize as early as possible if he or she wants to play college or pro sportsWe have all heard misinformation from a coach or parent telling your child he/she needs 10,000 hours of deliberate practice as soon as possible. I have written about specialization many times on this blog, and in this book, and yet every time I present these statistics people are skeptical, because this myth is so pervasive and convincing.
The problem with this myth is that it ignores many components of athletic development beyond practice that determine athletic performance, namely genetics, coaching, enjoyment, and intrinsic motivation.
Outside of female gymnastics, figure skating, and diving, there are no definitive studies that directly tie early specialization to greater chance of long-term, high-level success. The number of pro athletes, Olympians and top coaches that tie high-level success to an early, multi-sport background, however, is very high. This does not mean top players did not play a lot of hockey, or soccer, or basketball, just that they did other things as well, and started putting in their dedicated training hours in their middle teenage years.
There are a lot of studies tying early specialization to higher injury rates (see this article and Dr. James Andrews book Any Given Monday), higher burnout and drop out rates, as well as psychological and identity issues. High-level sport performance experts such as Tony Strudwick from Manchester United FC, football coaches such as Urban Meyer, and others stress the importance of multi-sport backgrounds to develop overall athleticism, decrease injury rates, and increase internal motivation.
Talent development programs in professional and college sports are no longer looking at simply what level an athlete plays at, but what got him or her there. They don’t want a finished product, and oftentimes early specialists are at their peak of development, while multi-sport athletes have a bigger upside. Given the choice, they want upside over current performance.
In other words, instead of Tiger Woods, raise a Steve Nash or a Jordan Spieth.
Myth #2 “The 9 Year Old National Champion Myth:”
We need to win as soon as possible, as often as possible, travel as far as we need to get games, and only pick and play the kids who help us do that.Winning is not bad; it’s not some evil thing to be avoided at all costs. Quite the contrary. Kids like winning. They understand they need to try and score, and prevent the other team from scoring. They understand they need to try their best.
What they do not understand is how winning could be more important than simply being out there playing. What they don’t understand how winning could be more important than following the rules.
And what they will never understand, especially prior to high school age, is that the result of this game is more important then getting the opportunity to play.
In my travels, every time I bring this up the naysayers jump on me and say, “he is the non-competition guy.” Wrong! I love competitive sports, and I hate participation trophies. I have coached competitive athletes my whole life, many of whom went on the become college and pro players. This myth does not produce better, more competitive athletes. It turns youth sports to an outcome focused enterprise, and puts way too much pressure to not make mistakes and try new things on young athletes trying to learn a sport. It produces bitter athletes who quit, and excludes far too many potentially top performers because of birth month and developmental age.
The downward creep of select teams is pervasive, and again, quite convincing at first glance. It’s not hard to find communities that make cuts, pick A and B teams, and start travelling long distances to find “competition” at ages as young as 6 and 7 years old. If I get the best players, exclude others, coach them and only play them in outcome focused events against other top players they will develop faster, right? How could this be bad?
Its wrong because if you are all about winning and cuts prior to puberty, you are selecting the kids who are very likely born within 3-4 months of your calendar cutoff for your age group, and are physically advanced compared to their peers. You are potentially cutting the top player at age 18 because he is young, and has not yet physically matured. You are selecting early maturing kids, not identifying talent. You are focusing on outcomes, not the process of getting better.
The things that often allow kids to win at young ages (height, speed, strength) won’t serve them in later years unless they also develop technique, tactics, and the ability to think for themselves, three things that often go out the window in win at all costs youth sports.
Prior to age 12 is a time for kid to sample many sports, not be forced into choosing one. It is a time to develop as many players as possible, not a select few. It’s a time to make mistakes in a learning environment, not only focus on winning in an outcome environment. Kids must learn to love with the game, play for fun, own the experience, and develop the intrinsic motivation to improve. That is the path to long term success.
When winning is the priority prior to high school, then you are choosing short term success over long term development. This is not to say that you cannot properly develop players and win at the same time, but if given the choice, if you are truly concerned about your athlete’s long term sporting future, then choose development.
Myth #3, “Youth Sports is an Investment in a Scholarship:”
If my kid specializes, gets on the winning team as early as possible, and I invest in long distance travel, private lessons, and the best gear, I will recoup this investment when college rolls around.Youth sports is an investment in many things, such as character development, athletic improvement, and becoming a healthy, well rounded human being. It is not, however, an investment in a future scholarship.
This myth has been perpetuated by sporting goods companies, beverage makers, and some professional coaches looking to make a few extra bucks. A look at the numbers demonstrates that scholarships and pro contracts are reserved for an elite few athletes whose time, effort, and dedication, combined with their talent and a good dose of luck, led them to the higher ground. Less than 3% of all high school athletes play their sport in college. Only 1 in 10,000 high school athletes gets a partial athletic scholarship. The average award is $11,000 per year. Yet a huge number of parents THINK their kid is going to get a sports scholarship.
For the majority of athletes, there is not a scholarship to be had, at least on the playing field. Academic scholarship dollars far outweigh sports aid. Sports is not a financial investment. I am not saying that your child should not aspire to get one, or to play at the next level, but having a goal of excellence in sport is far better than having a goal of “get a scholarship.”
These three myths are very convincing at first glance, very persuasive to many parents who want only the best for their kids, and very unrealistic. Sadly, in far too many communities they have become the status quo. It is very difficult to convince people that this path is less likely to help your child become a better athlete, and far less likely to help him or her develop as a human being. These three myths are killing youth sports, damaging our kids, and making athletics a toxic environment for far too many children.
The best way to help your child succeed is not only to recognize the common mythology surrounding youth sports, but to overcome it by sharing this message with others who think like you do. This article is filled with links to other articles and research pieces, so even the skeptics can go straight to the source.
Find the parents who love their kids and want to help them get ahead, and share this article via email, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. Find other parents struggling to fight through these myths, those who are made to think “Am I a good enough parent if I don’t have my kid specialize, or hire a private coach, or pay for travel sports when my kid is in 2nd grade?” Share this with them!
Let’s overcome these myths!
Let’s put the play back in playing youth sports.
Let’s change the game, and make it a far better one. That is within our reach. You can do your part simply by sharing this right now!
Source: Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog http://ift.tt/1LNZjSu
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“Historically, we’ve never medalled at the Pan Am Games. To have this budding era of talent and to actually convert it into a medal is fantastic,” said Steve Nash, General Manager of the Men’s National Team. “Our guys still want to play for gold tomorrow and finish on top.”
A familiar trio of Anthony Bennett, Andrew Nicholson and Jamal Murray led Canada to the heart-stopping victory. Nicholson led the game in scoring with 31 points on 12-20 shooting. Murray came through in the clutch, dropping 22 points in the win. All of his buckets came in the fourth quarter or overtime. Bennett continued his stellar play with the Men’s National Team, scoring 18 points and grabbing a game-high 14 boards. Bobby Brown led the Americans with 25. For a full box score, click here.
The first quarter was dictated by the three-point shot. Canada was aggressive going to the hoop, but four threes from the USA kept things close at 14-12. Canada’s bench would help preserve the lead after the Americans settled in and the host nation led 24-23 after one quarter.
Andrew Nicholson came alive in the second period with back-to-back threes that would ignite the Canadian crowd. Brady Heslip scored five straight to make the difference seven in favour of Team Canada. The Americans attacked off the dribble and were rewarded for their efforts with numerous trips to the line. Canada would weather the storm and head to the locker room with a 52-47 advantage.
The Americans were on-fire from beyond the arc, hitting five threes in the period. A Denzel Valentine three at the 2:43 mark gave the Americans a two-point lead, and they would stretch it to seven before Canada fought back. After three quarters, the USA led 80-74.
Canada wasted no time getting back into the game. It took the Men’s National Team just under two minutes to reclaim the lead at 83-82. Jamal Murray played the role of hero, scoring 14 points in the quarter. The Americans continued to shoot the three but they would cool off and Canada controlled the glass. The United States would take a 97-94 lead with 50 seconds left but Murray nailed a three with 36 seconds on the clock to knot the game up. The buzzer-beating jumper from Murray would not fall and the Pan Am semifinal went to overtime.
Murray and Bennett connected twice as Canada opened the period on a 5-0 run but the USA would grab a three-point lead off the Anthony Randolph three pointer. The 18-year-old Murray saw Randolph’s three and raised him with back-to-back shots from downtown to give the Canadians a 110-106 advantage with 55 seconds remaining.
Nicholson drew a foul but was unable to shoot after injury and Carl English split the free throws to give. Bobby Brown would score a lay-up, Canada couldn’t score on the ensuing possession and the Americans had a shot with six seconds left to tie the game. Brown’s corner three-attempt went long and Murray secured the rebound to give Canada their first-ever semifinal win at the Pan Am Games.
“These kids want to represent Canada. When they put that jersey on there’s a lot of pride,” said Head Coach Jay Triano.
The win marks Canada’s best-ever finish at the Pan Am Games, regardless of the gold medal game result. Previously, Canada’s highest finish was 4th place in 1983.
Team Canada will take on Brazil (4-0) on July 25 in the gold medal game. Tip-off for the game is set for 4:30 pm EST. CBC will stream the game at panam.cbc.ca.
Article Source: http://basketball.ca
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN LATE JULY & AUG: Edge Basketball Club Camps Set for July & Aug for Boys & Girls Ages 10-15
The Manitoba Rebels Basketball Club have announced its tryout schedule for the 2015-2016 season. Details include...