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SPECIAL APRIL OFFER: Human Kinetics Basketball Training Books Available

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer its membership an opportunity to buy a number of basketball and training books through Human Kinetics Canada in 2015 at a discounted rate.  Details on the books include...


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Featured Book of the Month:

Conditioning to the Core is a complete guide to training the torso for elite athletic performance. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. Full-color anatomical art and demonstration photos show how to develop the most functional athletic core. To see more details click here


Order now and get your Members-only special through HKCanada. Another great membership benefit brought to you by Basketball Manitoba

Use code W712 to receive Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more + get 25% off if you sign up for HKRewards (click here to sign up). Good for 1x use only. Offer expires 05/31/2015
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Featured Book of the Month:

Pacing: Individual Strategies for Optimal Performance examines the science, strategies, and application of pacing in sports. Coaches, athletes, and students of sport will learn to assess, develop, and implement effective pacing strategies for 13 sports, including running, cycling, triathlon, soccer, and basketball. To see more details click here


Order now and get your Members-only special through HKCanada. Another great membership benefit brought to you by Basketball Manitoba

Use code W713 to receive Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more + get 25% off if you sign up for HKRewards (click here to sign up). Good for 1x use only. Offer expires 06/30/2015

Featured Book of the Month:

In Plyometrics, Donald Chu and Gregory Myer present only the best science-based and tested drills, exercises, and programs to ensure optimal performance results for every athlete at any level in any sport. To see more details click here

7th Annual Hoops from the Heart Games Back May 20 at Duckworth Centre

The 7th Annual Hoops from the Heart event has been set for Wednesday May 20th, 2015 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre. Participation has been confirmed by all of the coaches (U of M and U of W men’s and women’s coaches) with the men’s game commencing at 6:15 pm and the women’s following immediately at 7:30 pm.

It will be a combined U of M / U of W men’s team versus an All Star Veterans Team followed by a traditional women’s tilt between the U of W and the U of M women's teams. The games will invite 150 inner city children, each receiving a free meal, a 2015 Hoops From The Heart T-shirt and a basketball to take home that is signed by one of the players at the game.

It is hoped to hope to raise additional money that will be used for a University Scholarship to help an inner city kid play basketball at the U of W or the U of M for their men’s or women’s teams.  There will be an official Phoenix Suns jersey signed by future Hall of Famer Steve Nash ready for someone to win at the game (valued at over $500)!   A recap of last year's event can be seen in the below video.  To offer your support for the event or to make a donation, please contact...

Grant Pierce


Players Wanted for 2nd Annual 'Battle of the Border' All-Star Charity Game on May 9

Athlete Initiative has announced plans to host their "2nd Annual Battle of the Border All-Star Charity Basketball game."  AI is hoping to bring an Alumni Men's and Women's All-Star team down to Regina, SK on Saturday, May 9th for the 2nd Annual Battle of the Border Charity Fundraiser.

This Annual game has become successful raising up to $4,000 last year for the late Crystal McGregor who passed from cancer.  This year we hope to double the amount and raise money for another charity which is to be announced.

The trip will require the two teams to drive down to Regina, compete against Team Saskatchewan All-Stars on Saturday evening at the University of Regina (CKHS).  With a packed gym of basketball fans, Team Manitoba will have to fight hard this year to bring home the trophy that Team Sask won last April.

Gas, and hotel will be covered, the following criteria for an eligible athlete are:

  • Must have played College or University basketball in Manitoba
  • Or have played high school basketball in Manitoba, and played University basketball in Canada or U.S.
  • Must be able to stay over night in Regina
  • Must conduct great sportsmanship
  • Must be able to play within team environment

Please email Suki at suki.chhoeun@gmail.com for more information.

MASRC Hosting 3on3 Basketball Challenge April 10-12 at Dakota CC for Ages 13-16

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Commission (MASRC) has announced they will be hosting a 3on3 basketball challenge on April 10-12 at Dakota Community Centre in Winnipeg.  The event is open to players of aboriginal ancestry born in 1999 to 2001 or later and will include a round robin 3on3 tournament with playoffs and a skills competition session.  Cost is $75 a team.  Full details are below.

For more information and to register, contact...

Melvin Magpantay
Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council (MASRC)
Telephone (204) 925 5737

Bison Women's Scholarship Fundraiser Set for April 23

The University of Manitoba Bisons Women's Basketball program have announced details on its upcoming Scholarship Fundraiser, set for Thursday April 23, 2015 at the Best Western Hotel in Winnipeg.  The event will begin at 7:00 pm with prizes and the auction following at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $55 each or a table of 6 people is $330.  Full details are below.

To order tickets or for more information, please contact...

Jana Taylor

5 Survival Tips for Busy Parents of Busy Kids

If you wander into the kitchen of a busy family, you may feel like you’ve entered into the command post of an international mission. Multi-colour-coded calendars cover the refrigerator, while bulletin boards are covered with birthday invitations, team snack schedules, and permission forms.

Organizing the schedule of everyone in the family can be a true juggling act — keeping all the balls in the air (without inadvertently misplacing a ballet slipper) is challenging. Yet with a few helpful tricks up your sleeve you can de-complicate scheduling and manage your family’s activities with greater ease.

It starts with being mindful about how you pick your children’s activities. The next step is managing that calendar.


REMINDER: Junior Bison Boys Basketball Tournament Set for April 24-26, 2015 for Ages 12-18

REMINDER - SPACES FILLING UP FAST: The Junior Bison Boys Basketball Club has announced details on their upcoming club basketball tournament set for April 24-26, 2015 in Winnipeg.  The tournament will run out of St. Paul's and St. James Schools and is open to boys basketball teams at the 12-18 age range.  Cost to enter is $315 a team with a deadline of April 15 or when a division fills up at 8 teams.  All teams will be guaranteed 4 scheduled games with 4 teams minimum entered per division and no team registered until payment received.

Spence’s Shooting Stars; Neighbourhood Program Breaks Down Barriers to Sports

By: Jamil Mahood and Nick Tanchuck

Young men and women from inner-city Winnipeg made their neighbourhood proud on Monday night. Six youths who grew up playing basketball at the Spence Neighbourhood Association brought home championship banners.  Making Spence Street sports history, youths from the neighbourhood played for champion teams at the Manitoba varsity high school basketball finals, for the Oak Park and Sisler high schools. And last weekend, youths from Spence also won the AAA junior varsity girls championship, playing for the University of Winnipeg Collegiate.

Fort Garry Men's Basketball League Releases Playoff Schedules

The University of Winnipeg managed Fort Garry Men's Basketball League has released its playoffs for its fall / winter league.  The full schedules can be found at...

Torrez McKoy Commits to University of Calgary for 2015-16 Season

Torrez McKoy

CALGARY – The University of Calgary Dinos may be losing one point guard from Winnipeg, but they're gaining another.  Star Winnipeg high school product Torrez McKoy will be joining the Dinos next season after a stellar career in the Manitoba capital at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, men's basketball coach Dan Vanhooren announced.

DEADLINE FRIDAY: Basketball MB High Performance Spring Break Basketball Camps Set for March 30-April 2

CAMPS FILLING UP - SESSION 2 SOLD OUT!: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details of it's upcoming Spring Break High Performance Camps for boys and girls ages 10-16 to run Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2.  A cap of 24 participants per camp is in place so register now!  Deadline is FRIDAY MARCH 27 at 4:30 pm or when the camp sells out!

Junior High Champions Crowned for 2015

Thursday night saw the wrap up of the 19th annual Junior High Invitational Tournament at Tec Voc High School. The tournament featured the top junior high and middle school teams from the greater Winnipeg area competing in a year-end event.  This year's event saw 43 boys and girls teams from the grade 7-9 range compete in the four day tournament.  For a recap of all scores and team pictures of the final teams...

Scoreboard Survey Needs Your Input

http://www.basketballmanitoba.ca/images/stories/Misc_Logos/scoreboard-logo.pngWith the recent end of the school, community club, university and college basketball seasons, Basketball Manitoba would like to thank everyone for the support of the fourth year of the SCOREBOARD result reporting service!  There will be additional SCOREBOARD reports issued through the spring and summer on a more sporadic basis as events occur and daily reports will return again in the fall.  Over 5,000 game results were submitted (up 15% from last year) from all levels of the game between November and March.  To allow us to make improvements to the SCOREBOARD service, we are asking for your feedback by completing our quick online survey.  Survey closes April 15, 2015.

Garden City's Jacob Penner Commits to CMU Blazers for 2015-16 Season

The CMU Men's Basketball team has announced the commitment of Garden City Collegiate's Jacob Penner for the 2015-16 season. The 6'8 big man is a prolific rebounder and defender and will look to make an immediate impact on the MCAC.

"Jacob has the ability to dominate defensively," said CMU head coach Billy Isaac, "He is strong, quick and tenacious."

Penner was part of a historic provincial basketball story last summer when as a member of the Team Manitoba 17U boys, he helped our province to their first National Basketball Championship, defeating perennial powerhouse Team Ontario 79-61 in the the Gold Medal Final. Team Manitoba went on to receive a nomination for "Team of the Year" by the MSSA (Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association) and as the Calm Air "Junior Team of the Year".

"Offensively, Jacob has a nice soft touch around the basket which is complimented by great foot work," added Isaac.

Penner scored and rebounded regularly in double digits during his grade 12 season. His solid all-around game helped Garden City to the MHSAA 'AAAA' Final Four last weekend, losing to eventual champions Oak Park Raiders in the semifinals. The Gophers KPAC zone finalists and earned berths in the finals of the 2014 Wesmen Classic, the St. Paul's Tournament and Regina's Luther Invitational Tournament.

Source: http://athletics.cmu.ca/2015/03/26/garden-city-post-brings-a-u17-national-gold-to-mens-basketball-program/

SCOREBOARD - March 26, 2015

Check out today's collection of game scores from all levels of basketball in Manitoba...

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS SET FOR THURSDAY AT TEC VOC: Junior High Invitational Tournament Schedules Announced

http://www.basketballmanitoba.ca/images/stories/Misc_Logos/JHIT_Logo.pngCHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR THURSDAY AT TEC VOC: Basketball Manitoba has released the schedules for the 2015 Junior High Invitational Tournament (JHIT).  The tournament  will run from March 23-26 at Acadia School, Valley Gardens Middle School, Glenlawn Collegiate, Sargent Park School and Tec Voc High School and features the top Junior High and Middle School teams in the greater Winnipeg area.  Teams who submitted applications for the tournament have been seeded based on their overall and league records, tournament play and strength of schedule.View schedules at...


New Female Basketball NCCP Coaching Clinic Grant Program Announced

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce a new incentive program for female basketball coaches seeking to improve their education in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  This new initiative targets both existing or new female basketball coaches by providing financial support to a number of coaching grants to offset the costs of attending a future NCCP basketball coaches clinic in Manitoba.

SCOREBOARD - March 25, 2015

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