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Sessions will run 1-2 times a week where sessions will land on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
- Tuesday's 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
- Sunday's 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Gym Locations: Lindenwoods CC & Balmoral Hall School
- Mini Program Grade 3-6
- Junior Program Grade 7-9
- Senior Program Grade 10-12
Cost: $195 including taxes
Please see below flyer for more details or visit athleteinitiative.com.
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|Boys participants from the Fall 2013 Todd Mac Hoop School Program|
|Girls participants from the Fall 2013 Todd Mac Hoop School Program|
The videos have been added to the ever growing All-Access Video Series which gives you exclusive access to a number of basketball clinics and practices from some of Manitoba's top basketball coaches. The clinic is presented to you in real time from start to finish to provide insight for new ideas and coaching techniques for your program.
Basketball Manitoba has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2014 Manitoba Provincial Team Program coaching positions. In 2014, 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 at the end of July while the 16U teams will attend the 16U Cadet National Invitational Championships also at the end of July. All championships in 2014 will occur in Edmonton, AB. Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 19, 2013.
- 15U Female Provincial Team - females born in 1999 or later
- 15U Male Provincial Team - males born in 1999 or later
- 16U Female Provincial Team - females born 1998 or later
- 16U Male Provincial Team - males born 1998 or later
- 17U Female Provincial Team - females born 1997 or later
- 17U Male Provincial Team - males born 1997 or later
team for the positions of...
- 'Head Coach 15U' and an 'Assistant Coach 15U' for the 15U Male Provincial Team Program
- 'Head Coach 15U' and an 'Assistant Coach 15U' for the 15U Female Provincial Team Program
- 'Head Coach 16U' and an 'Assistant Coach 16U' for the 16U Male Provincial Team Program
- 'Head Coach 16U' and an 'Assistant Coach 16U' for the 16U Male Provincial Team Program
- 'Head Coach 17U' and an 'Assistant Coach 17U' for the 17U Male Provincial Team Program
- 'Head Coach 17U' and an 'Assistant Coach 17U' for the 17U Female Provincial Team Program
- Head Coach = Certified NCCP 'Introduction to Competition - Advanced** OR Full Level 3 NCCP Certification AND a minimum 5 seasons of experience as a head coach or equivalent experience.
- Assistant Coach = Certified NCCP 'Introduction to Competition - Advanced** 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.**
High Performance Coach
145 Pacific Avenue
We thank all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
More information on the Manitoba Provincial Team Program
This week, I thought I might discuss the rules of the game we all love. We now all play under FIBA or international rules while we used to play with what is usually called Federation Rules which, I believe, were North American. Are FIBA rules better for the game, have the few adaptations we have made been positive, and should we be implementing more or leaving it as it is? I do know that more changes are coming with a new farther 3-point line, the larger key area, and the so-called "no-charge circle".
One very good thing that has come out of the change to FIBA rules is that our entire country (other than Ontario, I believe) is now playing under the same set of rules making adaptation to inter-provincial games easier.
I am aware that high school games went to a 30 second shot clock and a 10 second mid-court count at the Junior Varsity level in the last few years. Most people feel this was a positive move, especially in games where the skill level is low. One thing I find interesting is that we can watch a local varsity boys or girls high school game using a 24 second shot clock and then go home at watch our televisions with two Division 1 NCAA teams using a 35 second clock. Are we right and they are wrong or vice versa?
Hoops is enjoying writing these columns and especially talking to fans, players and coaches looking for their opinions. So, I decided to do just that on this topic by asking 5 players, 5 coaches and 5 fans. Once again, I understand that this is a very random and a very small sample to draw any conclusions, but I thought it would be interesting nevertheless.
My results indicate that the rules we use, whatever they may be, seem to be of very little consequence to the players, as not one of those I talked with had any negative comments and all expressed no desire to change anything. On the other hand, four of the five coaches felt that FIBA rules make the players play too quickly and that we should all be using at least a 35 second clock. These sentiments were very similar to the thoughts of the fans (mostly parents). Four coaches mentioned that they still do not like having to call for a time-out from the scorer's table and would much rather be able to stop the game by requesting a time-out whenever they have the ball.
Does this mean that concerns about rules are adult concerns only and are based upon their own experiences with the game when they were young and the fact that coaches have had to relinquish some control in games? In other words, are the negative comments based only on a desire to keep things the way they were and simple opposition to any change?
I do know that the philosophy behind FIBA rules is to place as much control of the game in the hands of the players and to remove it from the coaches. The example usually given for this is that time-out rule because, as it is pointed out, when you see kids playing a pick-up game, they don't call time-out when trapped or in trouble - they need to play out of it and not have a coach bail them out.
There is no question that the game has changed. How much of this is due to the rules?
We welcome your comments on this topic by posting them below! Basketball Manitoba welcomes submissions from the basketball community to its website. If you would like to become a regular contributor, please contact our webmaster.
|Coach Mike Raimbault with Santa Wesley and Steven Wesley. |
Photo credit Boris Minkevich, Winnipeg Free Press
Welcome to the 47th annual Wesmen Classic, a holiday tradition at the University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre. The 47th Annual Wesmen Classic begins with the Winnipeg Sun Inner City Abdul Jemei Memorial Classic on Dec 9 and culminates with the High School Boys and University Men's tournament from Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30. For all the latest information including game schedules, results please see below for all the links to stay up to date on all the latest happenings.
Tournament passes are available now at the Wesmen Online store or Customer Service at Duckworth Centre (400 Spence St.)
2013 Wesmen Classics Popular Links of the 2013 Classic
- results and stories of all Classic games
- 47th Annual Wesmen Classic Media Guide
- 47th Wesmen Classic Poster
- Inner City Jr. Wesmen Girls Classic (Dec 9-10)
- adidas Junior Varsity Classic (Dec 13-14 and 27)
- High School Boys Wesmen Classic (Dec 27-30)
- University Men's Wesmen Classic (Dec 28-30)
- Live Webcast and Stats
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Completely on his own, Tony realized he needed to change his pre-game environment. Beginning about an hour before the game, he blocked out all stimulation from his parents and siblings. He put together a CD of his favorite songs, donned his Walkman, and listened to his music in the car heading to the game. While he listened, he imagined himself succeeding– blocking a big guy’s shot and completing a behind-the-back pass.?
Intuitively, Tony understood he needed to create a pre-game ritual to take his mind off his worries and help him mentally prepare to compete. This is a powerful way for a child or teen to improve his or her confidence and performance.
Pre-game rituals allow players to feel prepared. They help young athletes focus on execution and feel positive about their skills. Such rituals allow them to prepare for adversity and do what we call “enter” the role of the athlete.” That means leaving their concerns about? their family and social lives behind and focusing only on their sport.
To help your child establish a pre-game ritual, you should encourage him or her to create some quiet time, then picture himself or herself executing a successful move or play. That could be an ideal jump shot, pitch or shot. The idea behind “visualizing” like this is to program the athlete’s body to execute moves and strategies successfully. It’s a form of mental “rehearsal” that helps athletes stay focused.
Recently, we asked retired baseball slugger Wade Boogs about his pre-game mental preparation. He said that before every game, he used a routine to ready himself to get hits off the opposing pitcher. “I went into a cocoon about 20 minutes before each game. This was my quiet time, my preparation time. I focused on the pitcher and how he would try to get? me out. I would envision getting a hit off the pitcher,” he said.
Here are some other examples: A racecar driver might rehearse the lines he will take on the track in real time, and mentally feel the movements of the car during the race. Before a round, a golfer might rehearse his strategy for playing the course by seeing in his mind’s eye the targets and holes he will play. A Motocross racer, just prior to going to the start line, might mentally “see” the gate drop and see himself get to the first turn ahead of the other riders.
Whether your young athletes are basketball players, swimmers or racecar drivers, establishing pre-game rituals will improve their confidence and ultimately, performance.
Source: Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coaches' Blog http://stevenashyb.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/pregame-routines-for-young-athletes/
Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer to Manitoba School Divisions the opportunity to host one of the 'Basketball Coach School' Clinics this November or December. The clinics will be offered at NO COST to the host School Division and are targeted to in-school middle / junior high and high school coaches and can be set up in conjunction with an existing coordinated or in-service day. The clinics can range in length between 3-6 hours and will be conducted by Basketball Manitoba Technical Director Dan Becker along with a variety of special guests including Randy Kusano, Ross Wedlake, Tanya McKay and Kirby Schepp among others. The clinics will include age and grade appropriate topics including fundamental drills and skills (shooting, passing, dribbling), practice management and basic team offensive and defensive concepts. A maximum of eight (8) of these clinics will be offered and a maximum of no more than one (1) clinic per school division per school year. Clinics will be filled on a first come first served basis.
- Westman - Brandon, MB - Don Thomson, firstname.lastname@example.org - Nov.25 - Neelin High School
- Parkland - Minitonas, MB - Mark Simpson, email@example.com - Nov. 26 - Minitonas School
- Norman - The Pas, MB - Jason Dunham, firstname.lastname@example.org - Nov. 27 - Scott Bateman School
- Seven Oaks - Winnipeg, MB - Greg Wazney, email@example.com - Dec. 2 - North Centennial CC
- Seine River - La Broquerie, MB - Graham Bodnar, firstname.lastname@example.org - Fri Dec. 6 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Arborgate School, 71 Normandeau Bay, La Broquerie, MB
- Eastman - Steinbach , MB - Steve Rebizant, email@example.com - Dec. 7, Steinbach Regional
- St. James SD - Westwood Collegiate - JJ Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, Thurs December 12, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Host School Division Responsibilities
- Provide free access to a large school gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops with suitable bleacher seating for 3-6 hours during normal school hours during a coordinated or in-service day during the school year.
- Promote the clinic within the division to all physical education departments and basketball coaches with a target of 20+ coaches in attendance (number is flexible). Provide access to a basketball for every coach in attendance.
- Provide a central point of registration within the division for coaches to register with and tabulate a list of names and email addresses of those attending the clinic.
- Develop an age and grade appropriate curriculum for the clinic using Long Term Athlete Development concepts and principles.
- Staff the clinic with trained and experienced basketball clinicians at no cost to the host school division
- Pay for all costs associated with any travel, per diem, accommodations for the clinicians.
- Provide promotional materials to the host to assist in adverting the clinic within the school division.
- Select clinics will be videotaped for online broadcast.
- The event is not an NCCP Certification Clinic.
- There is no maximum number of coaches who can attend the clinic with a target of 20 people in attendance.
- Neighboring School Divisions are welcome to attend other clinics hosted elsewhere to maximize the number of people in attendance.
- NOTE: A Basketball Coach School clinic will not be available during the SAGE weekend in October as Basketball Manitoba already hosts its Super Coaches Clinic at that time.
- School Division name
- Preferred date and time / length of clinic (3-6 hour range)
- Proposed location
- Expected number of coaches that will attend the clinic
PTSD Basketball Coaches School - Dec 2012 from Basketball Manitoba on Vimeo.
Randy has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for over forty years. He developed his love for basketball at Norberry junior High in St. Vital playing for Hall of Famer, Dennis Alvestad. He moved on to Glenlawn Collegiate and finally to the University of Manitoba.
Randy’s coaching career began with the University of Manitoba Junior Bisons in 1974 and continued there until 1976. He has coached high school basketball for the past thirty-four years, thirty two as head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Oak Park High School. Over his 34 years at Oak Park, Randy developed the dominate high school program of it’s era, going to 15 Final Fours and winning 3 AAAA Provincial Championships. During this time he has helped to develop more than twenty five players who have gone on to play at the Canadian College or CIS level. Randy has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba for fifteen years. Randy has also coached numerous Manitoba Provincial teams as head coach and as an assistant coach at the Canada Games, Western Canada Games, and National Championships. He is currently a member of the coaching staff of the 17U girls Provincial Team and will be representing Manitoba at this year's National Championships and next year's Canada Games. Randy is a fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach and has been on the Basketball Canada/Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance coaching staff for the last 2 years.
Tanya is a native of Sackville, Nova Scotia. She moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1986 after being recruited by the University of Winnipeg to play for the Wesmen Women’s Basketball program. In the 5 years Tanya played for the Wesmen, she was recognized 3 times as an All-Canadian. Tanya graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Tanya is a fully certified NCCP Level IV and has been the Head Coach of the Wesmen Women’s Basketball Team since 1996. With four National Championship appearances between 2000–2004, the Wesmen earned 2 Silver Medals and 2 bronze medals in their efforts during that time. Tanya’s International Coaching resume includes working with the National Student Team in 1999 as an Assistant Coach at the World University Games. As well, in 2001, Assistant Coach with Canada’s Junior National team that participated in the 2001 Francophone Games hosted by Canada in Ottawa.
Kirby Schepp has been an active basketball coach since 1993 and is currently the Head Coach of Men's Basketball at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He was Manitoba's Canada Games Male Coach in 2009 and has served as the Head Coach of Canada Basketball’s CP Prairie Region Boy's Program from 2005 to 2009 (involved since 2001) and is one of Basketball Manitoba's most active NCCP Course Conductor (Levels 1-3). He is also very involved in the redevelopment of the NCCP model at the national level and is one of Manitoba's few Master Learning Facilitators. He held the position as Manitoba's High Performance Provincial Coach from 2007 to 2009. His past experience with basketball coaching has been that of President of the MBCA, university assistant coach and university athlete at the University of Winnipeg. Kirby was also named both the AAAA Boys Coach of the Year and the Coaching Manitoba School System Coach of the Year in 2007. Kirby has also been an assistant coach with Canada's Cadet National Team.