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REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED: Coach Check-In Friday & Sat Morning from 8:00 - 8:45 am at 2014 Super Coaches Clinic on Oct 24-25 at University of Winnipeg
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, MABO's Martha Bradbury and product demonstrations from Krossover Video and EAT Battle Pads.
CAMP SOLD OUT! Brian McCormick Playmaker & 180 Shooter Basketball Camps Set for October 24-25 for Ages 11-16
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.
- 15U Female Provincial Team - females born in 2000 or later
- 15U Male Provincial Team - males born in 2000 or later
- 16U Female Provincial Team - females born 1999 or later
- 16U Male Provincial Team - males born 1999 or later
- 17U Female Provincial Team - females born 1998 or later
- 17U Male Provincial Team - males born 1998 or later
Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team Program
- 15U Female Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
- 15U Male Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
- 16U Female Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
- 16U Male Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
- 17U Female Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
- 17U Male Provincial Team Program 'Head Coach' and 'Assistant Coach'
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.
- 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.**
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The funeral is Sunday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, 1315 Gateway Road. Viewing prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory can be made to Mennonite Central Committee.
Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Epp family.
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What is it?
The University of Manitoba Bison Strength & Conditioning Program is a year round physical training program for athletes between the ages of 13 and 18 that is consistent with the key principles of Long Term Athlete Development.
Where does it take place?
Our program will take place in the University of Manitoba’s BRAND NEW State of the Art Bison Strength and Conditioning room in the new Active Living Center opening January 2015.
Which athletes would benefit from the program?
This program is open to ANY athlete, male or female between the ages of 13 and 18. You do not need to be on a Junior Bison team to be a part of this program. This age specific program will increase performance by developing competency of key movement skills like sprinting and jumping, decrease injuries by incorporating injury prevention training, and increase performance by developing strength and power. Athletes competing in volleyball, basketball, hockey, football, rugby, soccer as well any other sport that requires high levels of athleticism for success would greatly benefit from this program.
What is special about this program?
- Expert Bison Sport Strength and Conditioning coaches working with the athletes.
- No more than a 1 to 12 coach to athlete ratio.
- A program that will progress each athlete to more challenging and effective exercises as they become physically capable of it.
- A portion of each athlete’s program will be individualized to their sport and individual needs.
- Regular testing to track progress with reports and debriefs available to participants and their parents.
- The program is set up that the athlete will participate in four month blocks but athletes are encouraged to train year round in order to get maximum benefit.
When does the program run?
This is a year round program that will be broken down into 3 Blocks:
- Block 1 January 5- May 2, 2015 17 weeks
- Block 2 May 3-August 29, 2015 17 weeks
- Block 3 August 30-Dec 23, 2015 17 weeks
- Session A Volleyball Only Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 to 7:30
- Session B Football & Rugby Only Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 7:30 to 8:30
- Session C Multi-Sport Session Monday & Wednesday – 8:30 to 9:30
- Session D Multi-Sport Session Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30 to 7:30
- Session E Multi-Sport Session Tuesday and Thursday – 7:30 to 8:30
- Session F Multi-Sport Session Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 to 9:30
Volleyball and Rugby/Football athletes are also welcome to sign up in the multi-sport sessions if it fits their schedule better.
Why is it important to be involved in long term physical training programs?
Fitness must be worked at all the times otherwise an athlete will detrain and lose all previous hard earned improvements. Short term physical training programs are beneficial for temporarily improving performance but when training stops, performance begins to decline and worse yet; risk of injury goes back up.
Who will be training the athletes?
This program will be developed and administered by University of Manitoba Bison Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Barr and his staff. Matt came to the University of Manitoba from the Canadian Sport Institute in Vancouver where he worked with Rugby Canada and oversaw the training of all of their national team athletes. While working for the Canadian Sport Institute and Rugby Canada he helped develop the physical training model for the Canadian Sport School and Rugby Canada’s academies. He holds sport science degrees from Edith Cowan University, the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario respectively. Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
What is the cost of the program?
- Block 1- January 5th-May 2nd, 2015
Early bird sign up-Before Dec.1st $400
Regular Sign up-after Dec.1st $450
- Block 1- January 5th-May 2nd, 2015
Early bird sign up-Before Dec.1st $532
Regular Sign up-after Dec.1st $598
How do I register?
Registration and payment is available online only.
Visit www.gobisons.ca, Click on Junior Bisons Tab, Click on Strength & Conditioning Header
What if I have questions about the program or registration?
Contact: Lisa Peters
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Before we move on, it is important to breakdown the seven stage LTAD model into its components.
- Stage 1: Active Start (0-6 years)
- Stage 2: FUNdamentals (girls 6-8, boys 6-9)
- Stage 3: Learn to Train (girls 8-11, boys 9-12)
- Stage 4: Train to Train (girls 11-15, boys 12-16)
- Stage 5: Train to Compete (girls 15-21, boys 16-23)
- Stage 6: Train to Win (girls 18+, boys 19+)
- Stage 7: Active for Life (any age participant and can occur at any point along development)
By: Canada Basketball
Early specialization in a late-specialization sport, like basketball, has shown to lead to:
- One-sided sport-specific preparation;
- Lack of the basic fundamental movement skills;Overuse injuries;
- Early burnout;
- Early retirement from training and competition and often withdraw from physical activity
- During the FUNdamentals, L2T (Learn to Train) and T2T (Train to Train) stages of LTAD we need to develop “global” players. These are players who have worked on all the skills and have trained to play every position;
- Individualized training also includes defensive work. A global player also needs to be able to defend all positions on the floor;
- Make use of offenses and defenses that encourage flexible positioning in the developmental stages of LTAD;
- Review our current elite system. Are we selecting provincial/national teams too early?;
- Fundamental movement skills need to be part of daily warm ups in training and in competition;
- Strategies need to be developed that allow for coaches to account for early, average and late maturers
- Strategies need to be developed to help with athletes identification vs. athlete selection. Currently we are selecting from the players who “show up” to try out. We need to identify future players and ensure that they receive the proper multi-skilled training at the early stages of LTAD. Many are exitingour sport in the later stages of LTAD or arrive there without the necessary skills need to compete;
- Means must be found to include athletes with a disability in all stages of programming. Resources need to be developed to show coaches how this can be accomplished.
- Every child is an athlete and needs the proper grounding in movement in order to develop an appreciation for physical activity and therefore derive the health benefits. This will also let them make wiser decisions as to which pathway of sport to choose;
- The inability to detect the “great athlete” until after maturity;
- Reduce boredom, frustration, burn outs and drop outs;
- Ensure that all children develop the skills necessary to play at the next stage of LTAD if they wish to.
Stay tuned for more posts regarding CS4L’s LTAD model and an SNYB Original!
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Most high schools will begin basketball tryouts in the next few weeks. Here is an updated list of 11 tips to help you make the team:
- Separate yourself by being the most vocal and enthusiastic player in the gym. Be an energy giver and raise everyone else’s level.
- Hustle! Be the first player in line for each drill. Do everything at game speed. Try to win every sprint. You have 100% control over your effort.
- Make the extra pass. Be unselfish. Be a great teammate (We > Me).
- Physically box someone out every single time a shot is taken. Every time.
- Listen with your eyes any time someone is speaking.
- Dive for loose balls, take charges and sprint the floor as hard as possible every chance you get. Every team needs a player that does those three things consistently.
- Don’t over dribble or take bad shots. Those players are a dime a dozen. Make the easy play. Make the right play. Don’t be tempted by flash.
- Arrive early and stay after to put in extra work. Do more than is required.
- Play to your strengths and try not to expose your weaknesses. If you aren’t a competent 3-point shooter, then don’t shoot 3’s. Simple.
- Communicate directly with the coach. Ask the coach what things you need to do to earn a spot on the team. The key word is earn.
- If you make a mistake (which will happen), move on and focus on the next play. Maintain a smile and positive body language at all times.
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Coach Love is the shooting coach for the Orlando Magic and has worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns in the NBA. In addition, he was the University of Calgary shooting coach for 9 seasons. Coach Love has worked with several NBA players including Canadians Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, and Aaron Gordon and Louis Amundson.
In these clinics players will learn what each part of their body should be doing, but also why they should be doing it. They will learn how positive power affects their shot and some drills that Coach Love does with NBA players to develop solid mechanics. This clinic is for all basketball players ages 11 and older, boys and girls.
Space is limited. Sign up today.
If you are a coach that would like to volunteer to help at the clinic please contact Coach Love at email@example.com
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I’ve been saying this for years:
A basketball player’s athleticism is the foundation of their entire game.
In order for a player to maximize their talent on the court, they need to be able to move well, move efficiently and move consistently without dysfunction (or premature onset of fatigue)
If a player can improve their strength, power, explosiveness, agility, reaction, quickness, flexibility and conditioning level, then they can perform the skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, and defending at a much higher level.
That is why the best players (and best teams) are in the best shape!
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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” ~ Unknown
Mental toughness and resilience are two similar concepts often heard in the world of sports and education. Though neither are new (not even new to SNYB, check out earlier blogs for more on the topic) there has been recent focus how each relate to development and performance. This article will focus on mental toughness, resilience being a piece, and how to cultivate and nurture this quality amongst young athletes.
What is Mental Toughness?
Mental toughness refers to an individual’s ability to respond to stress, pressure, challenge and change regardless of circumstance. It is a mindset achieved by developing resilience and confidence. Everyone has the potential to be mentally tough. It is not something innate to the individual, rather something to be cultivated.
Strycharzyk and Clough break mental toughness into 4 C’s: Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence.
Control is exhibited in various ways. It is evident in an athlete’s autonomy over his/her choices, mood, and accountability. Controlled athletes have the ability to control their own emotions and affect the emotions of others in a positive way. These athletes seem to lift the team regardless of their own mood.
Commitment is often exhibited through goal setting and orientation. Committed athletes set SMART goals and work hard to deliver on those goals. Once goals are achieved, there is self-reflection, but more importantly, more goal setting!
Mentally tough athletes embrace challenge! They push boundaries, embrace change and accept risk. They exhibit a growth mindset seeing all outcomes and viewing challenges as opportunities rather than threats.
Confident athletes believe in themselves! They believe in their abilities, whether that be athletic skills or interpersonal skills and have a practiced approach to dealing with challenge and conflict. This may be the easiest factor to isolate and deal with when nurturing mental toughness! (http://stevenashyb.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/snyb-original-cultivating-confidence/)
As you may have already identified these attributes are all plastic. That is they have the ability to change. This is great news! It means coaches, parents, players and teammates have the ability to help athletes work on their mental toughness.
What does a mentally tough athlete look like?
Mentally tough athletes are confident and competent problem solvers!
Why is mental toughness important?
Mental toughness permeates every choice an athlete makes, on and off the court. It has the profound ability to impact performance, well-being and positive behaviours. These athletes have excellent problem solving skills. They are often touted for their ability to “take things in stride”. A commendable attribute that makes individuals more likeable, employable, coachable and influential in their life and the lives of others.
How does sport help?
Sports are invaluable to building mental toughness because they simulate life on a small scale. Sports regularly provide challenges and obstacles. They are about learning to make decisions and dealing with the consequences of those decisions. They provide regular opportunity for success and failure, allowing children the chance to deal with those victories and losses however large or small. Sport has the ability to cultivate or crush mental toughness, but it requires adult supervision. Coaches and parents have a responsibility to help young athlete’s deal with the trials and triumphs of sport!
What about the more sensitive athletes?
Toughness occurs on a spectrum. All athletes will have their moments of toughness and sensitivity alike, but some athletes trend towards the sensitive. Strycharzyk and Clough describes these athletes as mentally sensitive. The mentally sensitive account for 20% of the population. These athletes offer a valuable perspective to the team, often different than many of their teammates. It is important to identify these athletes early and support them in building on their 4 C’s. Try focusing on their confidence!
Can mental toughness be developed?
The short answer is yes! Where ever your athletes lie on the scale of mental toughness, there is room for growth. Even the players who exhibit the 4 C’s regularly can benefit from support! Thankfully the Here are a few things to be encouraged in order to promote an environment that builds mental toughness.
1. Positive Thinking
Focus on the positives! Point out small successes and moments of learning in every experience despite the outcome. Help athletes identify small successes to keep their confidence high.
2. Goal Setting
Block off time for goal setting. Be sure to outline SMART goals, provide examples and set team goals to model for athletes. Goal setting is a great life skill and something that needs to be practiced. Check in with athletes on their personal goals and do what you can to help them stay committed to achieving those goals!
Keep the lines of communication open with athletes! This will allow athletes to feel comfortable expressing and dealing with emotions in a healthy, constructive way.
Encouraging athletes to reflect on their performance will allow help them to begin taking responsibility for that performance good or bad. It will also turn the focus on comparing current performances to past performances rather than the performance of others. Their biggest competition is themselves! Be sure to emphasize that their self-worth isn’t tied up in their performance. Young athletes can often take losses personally. Shift the focus back to performance not outcome!
Mental toughness is a mindset. It is a positive life skill that should be cultivated in all athletes regardless of their default. Coaches, parents and athletes can all play a role in developing mental toughness. Sport naturally challenges athletes to become better problem solvers. By encouraging positive thinking, goal setting, communication and self-reflection combined with the natural benefits of sport, all athletes have the potential to become more resilient and mentally tough!
There is lots more information out there regarding mental toughness! If this topic is of interest to you, read more from my Sources:
Doug Strycharczyk and Peter Clough, Resilience and Mental Toughness, http://www.teachingleaders.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/TL_Quarterly_Q5_14_Strycharczyk.pdf
OR their book
Developing Mental Toughness in Young People: Approaches to Achievement, Well-being and Positive Behaviour
Positive Sport Parent Article: http://www.positivesportparent.com/2011/03/how-can-i-help-my-child-develop-mental-toughness/
Changing the Game Project: http://changingthegameproject.com/5-tips-for-mental-toughness/
What is it?
Basketball Coaches Day in Canada is a national celebration of all Canadian basketball coaches for all the time, dedication and passion that they contribute to our sport through the year. From November 16th-22nd Canada Basketball and its stakeholders will launch a national campaign to encourage communities to participate in recognizing their coaches.
The objectives are:
- To raise the appreciation level for the commitment that basketball coaches put into athletes, teams, programs and community sport
- To thank those that have had such a great impact on our youth and their sporting development from the grassroots to the high performance
- To create awareness of the passion and desire our Canadian coaches have for improvement
How to get involved?
Canada Basketball is encouraging sporting clubs, schools, community associations to explore different ways to show and express their appreciation to their basketball coaches.
Using #CBcoachday, we want to engage the Canadian basketball community across the country! Join us in the celebration on social media, by showing your gratitude and appreciation for all that your coaches do!
Here are some potential ways to recognize coaches and be a part of Basketball Coaches Day in Canada:
-CREATE your special thank-you for your coach
- send out an email blast, newsletter or update your website thanking your coaches
- create a card or gift for you coach
- present appreciation or recognition awards to your coaches
- use your next game or tournament to publicly recognize their efforts
-DOCUMENT your appreciation by taking a photo or video
-SHARE your photo/video on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using #CBcoachday, facebook.com/CanadaBasketball
Let’s all find a way to recognize our basketball coaches!!
Canada Basketball has also created a thank you card that athletes can either print off, or distribute electronically to their coaches to show their appreciation. For English version, click here, for French version click here.
Full details on the new program can be found below and at http://www.jrnba.ca
About the Jr. NBA Program
Fun, Basketball Authentic, Maximum Basketball Touches
- Provide entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old
- Build a community of league organizers, parents, coaches committed to minor basketball
- Provide a fun, active and healthy learning environment
- Weekly 45 minute practices for 12 weeks
- Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development compliant
- Aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway
- Curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and physical literacy, and basketball fundamentals
- Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun
Equipment & Uniform
- Program will include age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games
- Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt