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Manitoba Provincial Team Program Coach Applications Being Accepted - Deadline to Apply October 31

DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2014: Basketball Manitoba has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 Manitoba Provincial Team Program coaching positions.  In 2015, there will be 6 Provincial Teams offered (male and female 15U, 16U, and 17U teams) with the 15U & 17U attending the Canada Basketball National Championship while the 16U teams will attend the Western Canada Summer Games. Deadline for all applications is Friday October 31, 2014.


A one year term (with a mutual option to extend to a second year) for…

  1. 15U Female Provincial Team - females born in 2000 or later
  2. 15U Male Provincial Team - males born in 2000 or later
  3. 16U Female Provincial Team - females born 1999 or later
  4. 16U Male Provincial Team - males born 1999 or later
  5. 17U Female Provincial Team - females born 1998 or later
  6. 17U Male Provincial Team - males born 1998 or later

Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team Program

Basketball Manitoba, one of the province's leading sports governing bodies, annually runs provincial teams to provide elite athletes with a unique opportunity to develop their skills through a high quality summer practices and challenging competition schedule. Coaches can either apply as a 'team' or individually.

At this time we are seeking skilled and passionate men and women to apply as a coaching team for the positions of...
  1. 'Head Coach 15U' and an 'Assistant Coach 15U' for the 15U Male Provincial Team Program
  2. 'Head Coach 15U' and an 'Assistant Coach 15U' for the 15U Female Provincial Team Program
  3. 'Head Coach 16U' and an 'Assistant Coach 16U' for the 16U Male Provincial Team Program
  4. 'Head Coach 16U' and an 'Assistant Coach 16U' for the 16U Male Provincial Team Program
  5. 'Head Coach 17U' and an 'Assistant Coach 17U' for the 17U Male Provincial Team Program
  6. 'Head Coach 17U' and an 'Assistant Coach 17U' for the 17U Female Provincial Team Program
2015 Program Overview
All try-outs for the 15U, 16U, & 17U programs will be held in late May 2015, with the programs running through the National and Western Championships in late July or early August 2015.  The 17U & 15U Male teams and Female teams will compete in the 2015 Canada Basketball National Championships with the male teams competing in Alberta and the female teams in Nova Scotia.  The 16U Male teams and Female teams will compete in the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games to be hosted in Wood Buffalo, Alberta in August 2015. All teams will also compete in warm-up competitions and train regularly (on and off court) leading up to the championships.

Coaching Criteria - http://nccp.basketballmanitoba.ca

 17U & 16U Teams

  • Head Coach = Certified NCCP Train to Compete - Certified** OR Full Level 3 NCCP Certification AND a minimum 5 seasons of experience as a head coach or equivalent experience.
  • Assistant Coach = Certified NCCP Train to Train - Certified and Train to Compete "In Training" ** OR Full Level 2 NCCP Certification AND a minimum 3 seasons of experience as a head or assistant coach or equivalent experience.
15U Teams

  • Head Coach = Certified NCCP Train to Train - Certified** OR Full Level 2 NCCP Certification AND a minimum 5 seasons of experience as a head coach or equivalent experience.
  • Assistant Coach = Certified NCCP Train to Train - Certified ** OR Full Level 2 NCCP Certification AND a minimum 3 seasons of experience as a head or assistant coach or equivalent experience.

  • Coaches can either apply as a 'team' of coaches or individually as a head or assistant coach to be partnered up with other successful candidates.
  • Male Head Coaches of female teams must have a female Assistant Coach and Female Head Coaches of male teams must have a male Assistant Coach. 
  • All coaches must complete the Sport Manitoba Respect in Sport online program
  • All coaches will be undergo a Police Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • All coaches must have also completed a first aid and athlete injury educational program recognized by Basketball Manitoba.**

** Basketball Manitoba will provide successful coaches in the program an NCCP certification  and first aid / injury prevention opportunity.

Successful applicants are eligible to receive an honorarium at the completion of the
summer program.  

Application for Competition
Please submit a cover letter and coaching resume by October 31, 2014 to…

Adam Wedlake
Executive Director

Basketball Manitoba
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2Z6
Fax: 204-925-5929
Email: adam@basketballmanitoba.ca

Please note that selection of successful candidates will not necessarily be limited to
those who apply.  Interviews will take place prior to the end of the year.  We thank all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further Information
For further information on the Provincial Team Program please contact Dan Becker.

2014 Manitoba High School Alumni Game Plans Underway

Are you interested in having your boys basketball programs participate in the first ever men's High School Alumni tournament?  If so please contact Stephen Tackie at stackie@sjsd.net or at 204-297-6305 and indicate your school name and that you would love to be a part of this historic event. The tournament will have two divisions: Division one - Alumni of 1990's and before/ Division two- Alumni of 2000 and later.

Coaches - Your assistance would be greatly appreciate if you could be a contact for all former players interested in participating. If you are comfortable, Alumni from your school interested in participating would contact you through email to register to play. If you are not interested in being a contact but would still love to have your school represented in this tournament I will gladly be that contact and organizer for your school's team(s).

We are really looking forward to this event and we know that your help, promotion and participation in is will be the only way to make this fun event take place. Schools that are interested are asked to speak with their school's principal and phys.ed department to ensure that the school is in support of your participation in this event.

At this point, Sturgeon Heights, Sisler, Miles Mac, Glenlawn, St.Paul's, Dakota, Oak Park, John Taylor and Kelvin are all schools that have indicated that they are interested in participating.

What about your school? Don't miss the chance to be a part of this event! The Manitoba High School Alumni tournament 2014 is here!  Details will be updated on this page as they get set!

To get involved, contact...

Stephen Tackie

Please note: This year's tournament is the first of many. Next year's tournament will see the addition of a Women's division.



Point Guard College Basketball Shooting Camp Coming to Winnipeg Nov 28-29 at Glenlawn Collegiate

Point Guard College (PGC) Basketball has announced that they will be offering a basketball shooting college in Winnipeg for male and female players currently in grades 7-12 on November 28-29 at Glenlawn Collegiate.  The world renowned basketball collage has only two stops in Canada with the other location being Toronto.
In the PGC Shooting College short course, players learn how great shooters think, shoot, and practice. This training weekend is designed to help players develop a shooter’s mindset, build sound shooting techniques, and train effectively to work on their shot. Players will also benefit from learning specific shots that great scorers need in their toolbox. The PGC Shooting College will benefit players who are looking to increase their confidence in their shot, as well as their shooting range and accuracy.

The event is open for coaches who want to observe - if you have an athlete attending it is 50% off of the $245.

DISCOUNT OFFER: If a team has at least 3 players register, they will qualify for a team discount at the point of registration!

Details on the camp can be found below and at the following links...

SPACE IS LIMITED: There are only 64 spots open and that they are filling up quickly!

Glenlawn Collegiate

November 28th - 29th, 2014
Winnipeg, MB
Shooting College
Course Type:
  • See our Shooting College page for other Early Bird Specials and Discounts.
  • Canadian courses must be paid in US funds.
  • There is a 5% GST Manitoba province tax that will be applied to the tuition fee.
Preparation for PGC:
Daily Schedule
  • This Shooting College course runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday night and 8:00am-6:00pm on Saturday.
  • Meals are not included. Athletes must bring a lunch and snacks on Saturday.
Facility Information:
  • All court and classroom sessions will take place at Glenlawn Collegiate at 770 St. Mary’s Rd Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3N7.
  • Athletes can be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance of the gymnasium.
  • Click here for a map.
  • Click here for more information about Glenlawn Collegiate.

Ready to sign up?

New Year's Basketball Classic for JV and Varsity Girls Set for Jan 2-4 At BU

Brandon University has announced details on its New Year’s Basketball Classic (NYBC) which is an annual basketball event that is a weekend full of basketball activities. The 2nd annual NYBC will run January 2, 3 & 4, 2015 at Brandon University's Healthy Living Centre.

There will be a girls’ varsity tournament, girls’ junior varsity tournament, 3-point competition, and a free co-ed basketball camp.  There NYBC promises a weekend full of basketball opportunities for children of all ages

NYBC is a unique event to Manitoba. One of its primary goals is to recognize grade 12 participants (student-athletes and student managers) who demonstrate leadership qualities and provide them with a financial award to assist with post-secondary school tuition and expenses. See Leadership Award Criteria link below for details.


The New Year’s Basketball Classic will also award $1000 dollar leadership awards to qualifying grade 12 participants (student-athletes and student-managers)

NYBC 2014 youth camp participants pose with the Bobcats


  • Varsity Girls Basketball tournament - $300 per team
  • Junior Varsity Girls Basketball tournament - $275 per team
  • Basketball Camp for grades 1 through 4 – co-ed - FREE

Teams from outside of Brandon are eligible to receive free room nights at BU Athletics' host hotel, the Victoria Inn. 


  • Minimum of 3 games
  • Leadership Award opportunities for grade 12 participants
  • Championship Team Awards
  • All-star team awards
  • Coaches hospitality room
  • All-star team awards

NYBC Quick-Links

Leadership Award winner Logan Biccum receives her award
from longtime Bobcat supporter Murray McLeod and
Bobcats coach Novell Thomas. 
Leadership Award CriteriaCoaches Information
Brandon University Athletics Visitor's Guide
Competition Rules
Tournament Draw/ScheduleTournament Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities
Host Hotel Information
Local Dining Options
Varsity Division Results
Junior Varsity Results



For more information on the New Year's Basketball Classic or to register a team contact:
Novell Thomas
Women's Basketball Coach
P: (204) 727-7431
Email: thomasn@brandonu.ca 

Ballin' for Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament Raises $3000 for CancerCare Manitoba

The Ballin' for Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament organizer Donovan Gayle has announced that the inaugural tournament has raised $3000 for CancerCare Manitoba!  The 8 team men's tournament which ran this past weekend at the University of Winnipeg was coordinated to spread awareness and collect needed funds to support cancer resource programs offered here in Manitoba.

Ballin' for Cancer Awareness Photo Gallery

The following photos are from the Ballin' for Awareness Basketball Tournament that was run on September 19 & 20, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg in support of CancerCare Manitoba.

St. James Collegiate to Host Grade 7 & 8 Boys Club Tournament on November 28-29

St. James Collegiate in Winnipeg will be hosting an open club basketball tournament on November 29 & 30.  Interested teams at the grade 7 & 8 boys level can contact...

Key Dates Set for 2014-15 Basketball Season

Basketball Manitoba has set its events calendar for the 2014-2015 season.  These events include all the key dates for all Basketball Manitoba programming including the Super Coaches Clinic, HP Player's Camps, Junior High Invitational Tournament, Provincial Team Program Tryouts, the Club Provincial Championships and key tournaments among others.  You can also view all of these events, a full list of all CIS & MCAC home games, past historic days in basketball and more on our web calendar at...


A summary of these key dates include...
Other key basketball dates not operated by Basketball Manitoba include...

You can also view all of these events, a full list of all club tournaments, CIS & MCAC home games, past historic days in basketball and more on our WEB CALENDAR or at the right side of all pages on our website... 

The Ride Home: What Happens After the Game

By: John O’Sullivan

One of the saddest things I had to do as a Director of Coaching for numerous soccer clubs was conduct exit interviews, meetings with players whom had decided to leave the club. Children quit sports for a litany of reasons, and my job was always to see what we could learn, so we could improve the experience for other children.

When I got these players alone, and asked them “what was your least favorite moment in sports?” I often got a very similar and sad answer: the ride home after the game.

Turning Pessimists into Optimists; 5 Things You Can Do to Get the Most Out of Your Players

By: Emma Glasgow
“I’m just trying to turn pessimists into optimists.”~Fred Stride
During one of my teaching placements I heard this teaching philosophy  from a gentleman who had come to teaching as a second profession. He was often sidled with the “undesirable” courses, the mandatory grade 9 and 10 classes that many kids take simply because the government has made it a requirement to graduate. They don’t want to be there. But he does. Each semester, he sets an optimistic goal, to turn his students into optimists.  He wants to change their fixed mindset from the ” I don’t want to be here” and “I can’t do it” to the growth mindset of simply having them try. Engaging in the process to see what they can learn.

NCCP Learn To Train & Train to Train Coaches Courses Set for November in Winnipeg

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce it will be hosting another offering of the NCCP 'Learn to Train' and the 'Train to Train', courses this November in Winnipeg.  These new offerings replace the old NCCP Level 1 & 2 Technical and Theory courses and are for coaches working with athletes from 10-16 years of age.  These levels are also required for all coaches who are interested in coaching in their respective future Provincial Team or Manitoba Games levels.  The courses will comprise both classroom and on court sessions and will focus on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) review, mental training, practice planning, competition planning, fundamental movement skills, technical movement skills, offensive and defensive concepts, practical application, and a debrief evaluation.  Register for each clinic below...  

Manitoba Centre for Performance Rosters Announced

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2014-15 Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program - Manitoba Region.  The program is a regional training centre designed to bring together male and female Canadian basketball athletes aged 12-15. The program targets high potential athletes and provides them with advanced level training and experiences to help them develop into an elite level basketball player.

WMBA Releases Rising Stars League Qualifying Tournament Schedule

The WMBA has released the official schedule for this weekend's Rising Stars League Qualifying Tournament set for the University of Winnipeg. Teams involved in the tournament include those from the club basketball system at the 14U, 15U and 16U ages.  Teams will be evaluated based on their overall calibre to become eligible to complete in the regular Rising Stars League this season.  Tournament passes can be purchased at the door for $5.00 each. View the full schedule on the WMBA website at...

POSTPONED: Basketball Manitoba Female Basketball Summit Set for Sunday September 28 at Sport Manitoba

EVENT POSTPONED:  Due to a number of conflicts and other factors, the Basketball Manitoba Female Basketball Summit scheduled for Sunday September 28, is being postponed to a future date.  If you are interested in being involved with this event in the future, you can still RSVP below to get on our contact list for this event.

Basketball Well Represented at 2014 Sport Manitoba Scholarship Awards

The sport of basketball was very well represented today at the Sport for Life Centre where $25,000 in academic scholarships were presented to fifteen high school students, seven university students, and four Manitoba coaches (26 total). The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Milt Stegall Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships.

REGISTER NOW: Brian McCormick & Mike MacKay to Headline at 2014 Super Coaches Clinic on Oct 24-25 in Winnipeg

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that basketball coaches Brian McCormick of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Mike MacKay of Canada Basketball have been confirmed as the headliners for the 2014 Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic.

Joining Brian and Mike will be local university coaches Kirby Schepp, Mike Raimbault and Michele Hynes along with Basketball Manitoba's Dan Becker and Randy Kusano, NBA Canada's Chris Alicpala, MABO's Martha Bradbury and product demonstrations from Krossover Video and EAT Battle Pads.

BUY YOUR TICKETS: Todd MacCulloch to be Inducted into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame This Fall

BUY YOUR TICKETS: The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced today that Todd MacCulloch (MBHOF Class of '09) will be formally inducted into its Hall this November.  Todd joins 7 other individuals and one team who are being honoured as the Class of 2014.  Todd is also a member of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame.


Fall Junior Basketball Referee Clinic Dates Set

Basketball Manitoba in partnership with MABO has set its Fall 2014 junior referee clinic dates for this September, October and November. The dates include September 27, October 4, 5, 26 and November 8, 2014. All new and existing junior referees will be required to attend one of the all-day clinics this fall. The 4 clinics will be held in the Winnipeg area. The Junior Officials Development Program (JODP) is designed to improve the overall level of officiating in the Junior High / Middle School Minor basketball leagues. Plan today and save a date to not miss out! For details on the JODP...

REMINDER: Manitoba Magic Announce Club Basketball Tournament Series for 2014-15

REMINDER: The Manitoba Magic Basketball Club has announced a series of 4 club tournaments for the 2014-15 Season for the following Grade Divisions.  The tournament series will be spread over several weeks, and is meant to provide young basketball teams the opportunity to practice many hours and develop their skills over several weeks, then be rewarded for their hard work by providing a quality tournament weekend.

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: Get Your Basketball Team to Play in Minneapolis at the Target Center This Season

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: The 2014 - 2015 Timberwolves season is fast approaching which means your team, players and families can experience the thrill of a lifetime by playing a game on the Target Center court prior to a Wolves game!  Your kids can "play where the pros play".  How cool would that be?  By selecting the best game date for your team the fantasy of playing on the same court as Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and other NBA stars can come true!  The kids get to sit right on the same benches as the NBA players and we provide water for both teams.  We announce line-ups for each team, keep score on the big scoreboard and provide officials.  Each session is one hour in length.  Each team buys a block of tickets that gets everyone in for the youth game as well as the Wolves game that night.  Spots are filling up fast so sign up today!