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500 REQUESTS RECEIVED! Basketball Manitoba Seeking Interest in New Specialty Basketball Licence Plate; Request Yours Now

Basketball Manitoba excited to announce a new initiative with its 'Basketball for Life Fund' with the pursuing of a basketball themed licence plate.  We just passed the the 500 plates requested mark meaning we are moving to the next step with MPI on getting them produced in the near future!  Additional requests are still welcome and able to be made at any time.  We will update this page with further developments as they happen!

BE A REF: Junior Officials Basketball Clinics Set for Fall 2015

Basketball Manitoba in partnership with MABO has set its Fall 2015 junior referee clinic dates for this September, October and November. The dates include September 19, 27, October 4 and November 7, 2015. All new and existing junior referees ages 15+ will be required to attend one of the all-day clinics this fall. The 4 clinics will be held at Red River College in Winnipeg. 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...

Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Tickets Now Available for Oct 3 Dinner

The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame has announced that tickets for its upcoming 2015 Induction Dinner are now available for sale.  The 15th Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

That evening will see the induction of three players (Earnest Bell, Terry Garrow and Erin Soroko-Drazic), four builders (Coleen Dufresne, Hymie Fox, Maureen Orchard, Ralph Watts), and two groups of teams (Lord Selkirk Royals 1975, 76 & 78 Varsity Girls and Lord Selkirk Royals 1977, 78, 79 & 81 Varsity Boys).  VIEW FULL ANNOUNCEMENT.

Arrangements are well underway to make this another very special evening, not only for those being inducted, but for all Hall of Fame members, and the basketball community, in general. The details are as follows :
  • The induction dinner will be held at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Saturday, October 3 with the bar opening at 6:00 p.m. and dinner being served at about 7:00 pm ; the induction ceremonies will follow at about 8:00 pm.
  • Tickets are $80.00 each; reserved tables of eight (8) are $600.00 each; tables will be designated and reserved for groups so you can sit with those you know
  • You can purchase tickets by completing the below for or from Basketball Manitoba at 145 Pacific Avenue, phone 204-925-5775 or from Ross Wedlake at 204-668-9494 or e-mail at rosswedlake@gmail.com 
  • In addition, we will have more and better prizes to give away
  • An informal wine and cheese gathering for all of our newest inductees and all other members and friends will take place on that Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at the Hall of Fame and Museum (University of Winnipeg Duckworth Athletic Centre – 2nd floor)

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MUSEUM RECEPTION - SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 AT 1:00 PM



INDUCTION DINNER LOCATION - SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 AT 6:00 PM



Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps for Ages 10-12 Set for Aug 31 - Sep 4 - BOYS CAMP IS SOLD OUT!

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce its High Performance Camps set for ages 10-12 from August 31 to September 4.  The camps will be led by High Performance Coaches Dan Becker, Randy Kusano and Provincial Team Coaches Alyssa Grant and Jon Giesbrecht.  Full details include...

REMINDER: Basketball Manitoba Gold Card Fundraiser Program Back for 2015-16 Season

REMINDER: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Momentum Fundraising to offer ALL basketball teams in Manitoba the opportunity to sell the 'Gold Card' discount coupon card to help raise funds for their programs!  The Gold Card sells for $20 each with $9 being kept by the selling basketball program.  The program can aid any basketball team in Manitoba raise needed funds to assist with travel, team fees, equipment and more!  The card offers great local discounts including to Subway, Rona, Safeway, Perkins, Wendy's, Swiss Chalet, The Pint, Taco Del Mar plus dozens of others.

Manitoba Jr. Drive Basketball Club Hosting Tryouts for 2015/16 on Sept 5

The Manitoba Jr. Drive Basketball Club will be hosting tryouts for the 2015 / 2016 fall winter session on Saturday September 5th 2015 from 12 noon – 130 pm located at St. Boniface University 200 Rue De La Cathedral in Winnipeg. This is for boys entering grades 9-11 combined. tryout Jr. Drive basketball Club is a competitive basketball club team.

Overview

Junior Drive Basketball Club offers the following services. All exhibition games will be videotaped & archived later to be viewed on www.winnipegsupersports.net. Uniforms, games / tournaments & other merchandise provided at no charge & subsidized to participating families that qualify for financial assistance through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. For all other participants there is a seasonal charge of $150 for the fall session & $150 for the spring session registration.

Donations and Registration

  • To register please email Coach Robinson at krobinson@manitobadrive.com
  • We accept $25.00 cash or cheque donations from all players that did not participate in the program for the 2014/2015 season! (Accepted at the time of Tryout).
  • Registration deadline is September 5th, 2015

For more information on Manitoba Jr. Drive basketball Club please visit winnipegsupersports.net.  For questions, comments or concerns please email Coach Kevin Robinson at krobinson@manitobadrive.com

THIRD & FINAL EXPOSURE CAMP SESSION SET & COACHES WANTED: New Mid West Basketball League for 18+ Men Announced

The Manitoba Drive Basketball Club have announced details on their new basketball league for male players ages 18 and up (with no age maximum) that will be sanctioned by Basketball Manitoba.  For many players, once they graduate from high school in Manitoba, if they were not picked up by a College or University program, many see their competitive playing career come to an end.  The Mid West Basketball League will allow the opportunity for these athletes to continue their development and the MWBL is currently identifying players & coaches for its program.

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RESULTS UPDATED: Ballin' for Awareness CancerCare Manitoba Basketball Tournament Back for Aug 28-29, 2015

RESULTS UPDATED: The Ballin' for Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament organized by Donovan Gayle has announced that it will return for a second year on August 28-29, 2015 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.  The inaugural event raised $3000 for CancerCare Manitoba and year 2 is hoping to double that figure!  The 2015 event will feature 10 senior men's teams.

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.

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Basketball Manitoba's Adam Wedlake (left) along with
Donovan Gayle (right) present the $3000 to CancerCare Manitoba 

Donovan's Story

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, 2015
  • Times: Friday, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 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
Ages 18+ men's teams interested in participating in the 2015 event can contact Donovan directly at...

Donovan Gayle
(204) 979-2410
deebo_21770@hotmail.com

For more information on CancerCare Manitoba, please contact

Bob Jones, VP Marketing and Communications
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Direct: 204-787-1377
Bob.Jones@cancercare.mb.ca


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NBA Player and Former Winnipeg Cyclone Coach Darryl Dawkins Passes Away at Age 58


Basketball Manitoba is saddened to share the news that former Winnipeg Cyclone Basketball Coach Darryl Dawkins died on Thursday August 27 at the age of 58.  Dawkins spent parts of 14 seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds in 726 career regular-season games. He was selected No. 5 in the 1975 NBA draft by the 76ers.

In his retirement days, Dawkins tried his hand at coaching, including a stint in Winnipeg with the now defunct Winnipeg Cyclone professional basketball team.  The team, which played out of the Winnipeg Convention Center in the International Basketball Association (IBA), operated from 1995 to 2001.

He worked closely with local basketball coach Grant Richter over this time.  On the passing of Dawkins, Richter commented, "It was a blast working with and hanging around an NBA legend for a couple of years.  A once in a lifetime experience."

Rest in Peace Chocolate Thunder.

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TSN Announces FIBA Americas Broadcast Schedule

TORONTO (August 26, 2015) – With a new generation of star players suiting up for their country, Andrew Wiggins and the new-look Team Canada take flight at the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP. TSN and TSN GO deliver live coverage of all 40 games from the Olympic qualifying tournament, which will see the top two teams automatically secure spots in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

Coverage runs Aug. 31 – Sept. 12 on TSN, beginning with the tournament opener featuring Cuba vs. Venezuela on MondayAug. 31 at 12:55 p.mET on TSN2.  Canada’s preliminary round games are as follows (see below for complete broadcast schedule):
  • Canada Argentina – Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Cuba Canada – Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Canada Venezuela – Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN4
  • Puerto Rico Canada – Friday, Sept. 4 at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
 Play-by-play commentating duties will be shared by Rod Black and Dan Shulman, alongside analyst Leo Rautins, with Jack Armstrong contributing analysis live from the TSN Studio.
French-language coverage of all Team Canada preliminary round games, as well as the 2nd Round, semifinals, and Gold Medal Game, is available on RDS2 and RDS Info.
Team Canada features an emerging group of young Canadian basketball talent, led by #1 overall NBA draft pick and 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins from Vaughan, Ont. Team Canada’s final roster for the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP will feature 12 of the following players:

NamePositionHeightHometownCurrent Team/Club
Bennett, AnthonyF6’8Brampton, ONMinnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Doornekamp, AaronF6’7Odessa, ONBraunschweig (Germany)
Ejim, MelvinF6’6Toronto, ONOrlando Magic (NBA)
Hanlan, OlivierG6’4Aylmer, QCBC Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Heslip, BradyG6’2Burlington, ON Pallacanestro Cantu (Italy)
Joseph, CoryPG6’3Pickering, ONToronto Raptors (NBA)
Nicholson, AndrewF6’9Mississauga, ONOrlando Magic (NBA)
Olynyk, KellyC7’0Kamloops, BCBoston Celtics (NBA)
Powell, DwightF6’9Toronto, ONDallas Mavericks (NBA)
Sacre, RobertC7’0Vancouver, BCLos Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Scrubb, PhilG6’3Richmond, BCAEK Athens (Greece)
Stauskas, NikSG6’6Mississauga, ONPhiladelphia 76ers (NBA)
Wiggins, AndrewF6’8Vaughan, ONMinnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Visit basketball.ca for a breakdown of Team Canada’s full roster and coaching staff.
The biennial FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP is the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas zone (Latin America, Caribbean, North and South America). Team Canada is part of a group of 10 teams that will compete over two weeks at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.

News Coverage
Canada’s #1 sports news show, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers breaking news, highlights, and daily updates from reporter Jermain Franklin, who is on-site in Mexico City to cover Team Canada. As well, TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards contributes a Cabbie Presents segment getting to know the roster of the new-look Team Canada.

Along with TSN’s live broadcast coverage of the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP, TSN Radio stations across the country deliver frequent news updates throughout the tournament from TSN Radio basketball reporter Josh Lewenberg.

TSN Digital
TSN complements its exclusive television coverage of the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms, including TSN.caand the TSN GO mobile app. Highlights include:
  • Instant video highlights of Team Canada games posted on TSN.ca as they happen
  • News updates and blog posts by basketball reporter Josh Lewenberg
  • Live streaming of tournament games available to TSN subscribers on TSN GO
  • Up-to-the-minute tournament news, scores, video highlights, player profiles and interviews, rosters, schedules, and statistics
  • Bardown.com rounds up all the must-see moments and social media reaction from the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP
Basketball on TSN
In June 2015, TSN announced new partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) that will see TSN deliver full court coverage of Team Canada’s men’s and women’s basketball teams in major international events. As part of this deal, RDS acquired French-language broadcast rights to FIBA events.

TSN is Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that includes comprehensive coverage of the Toronto Raptors, the NBA Playoffs culminating with the NBA FINALS, complete coverage of NCAA MARCH MADNESS, and the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME.

Broadcast Schedule*
Monday, Aug. 31 
  • Cuba vs. Venezuela at 12:55 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Uruguay vs. Brazil at 3 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Argentina vs. Puerto Rico at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Dominican Republic vs. Mexico at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Tuesday, Sept. 1 
  • Panama vs. Uruguay at 12:55 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Canada vs. Argentina at 3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Brazil vs. Dominican Republic at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Puerto Rico vs. Cuba at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Wednesday, Sept. 2 
  • Dominican Republic vs. Panama at 12:55 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Cuba vs. Canada at 3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Mexico vs. Brazil at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Thursday, Sept. 3 
  • Uruguay vs. Dominican Republic at 1 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Argentina vs. Cuba at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Canada vs. Venezuela at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN4
  • Panama vs. Mexico at 9 p.m. ET on TSN4
Friday, Sept. 4
  • Venezuela vs. Argentina at 1 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Brazil vs. Panama at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Puerto Rico vs. Canada at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Mexico vs. Uruguay at 9 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Sunday, Sept. 6 
  • 2nd Round at 1 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 3:30 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 7 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 9:30 p.m. ET on TBD
Monday, Sept. 7 
  • 2nd Round at 1 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 3:30 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 7 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 9:30 p.m. ET on TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 8 
  • 2nd Round at 1 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 3:30 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 7 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 9:30 p.m. ET on TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 9 
  • 2nd Round at 1 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 3:30 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 7 p.m. ET on TBD
  • 2nd Round at 9:30 p.m. ET on TBD
Friday, Sept. 11 
  • Semifinal #1 at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN5
  • Semifinal #2 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN5
Saturday, Sept. 12
  • Bronze Medal Game at 6:55 p.m. ET on TSN5
  • Gold Medal Game at 9 p.m. ET on TSN5
*Subject to change

Jordan Spieth’s Multi-Sport Path to Golf Stardom

Wise to Specialize eBook cover webAt Steve Nash Youth Basketball, we always try to make a concentrated effort to show how impactful playing multiple sports can be for a young, developing athlete. It is important for parents to understand the benefits children can get from taking the multi-sport pathway. One of the best ways to demonstrate the impact it can have is by observing the developmental process of professional athletes, many of which were multi-sport athletes as youth. In this article, John O’Sullivan speaks on the benefits of the multi-sport pathway, using professional golfer and current World #1 Jordan Spieth as an excellent example!

By: John O’Sullivan

On June 21, at the ripe old age of 21, Jordan Spieth become just the sixth golfer in history to win both The Masters and The US Open in the same year, joining some pretty illustrious company such as Woods, Nicklaus, Palmer and Hogan.  He must have played only golf growing up to become this good, this fast, right? Think again. This article first appeared on the Titleist Performance Institute’s blog and is reprinted with permission.

Jordan Spieth is an immense talent. To succeed on the PGA TOUR at such a young age, you have to have a certain measure of natural ability. Add a relentless drive, level head and physical prowess, and you’ve got a chance to play golf at a very high level.

But there is more to Jordan’s success than the work he has done as a golfer. In many ways, the work he did as a quarterback, pitcher and point guard laid the foundation for a successful career. This multi-sport development is the embodiment of the model that we preach at TPI. Develop the athlete first, then the golfer.

It won’t guarantee success on TOUR, but it will help your child maximize their physical potential and overall enjoyment of the game.

Jordan discovered golf at a young age and immediately fell in love with it. By the time he was 12 he was asking his parents if golf could be his only sport. Though they knew their son loved golf (and showed promise), Jordan’s parents didn’t want their kids to specialize in one sport at a young age.

“We did not raise our kids to be one-sport athletes. You have to let them explore options… You have to make sure they know that life is more than one sport, or one goal.” said Jordan’s mother, Chris Spieth, in a terrific interview with Purpose2Play.com.
“There’s a lot that can be learned from competing as a team. I think having that experience really grounds you and prepares you for other things in life beyond sports. I think, sometimes, when kids show an aptitude for golf at a young age, their parents push them into spending all of their time on that one sport. They get burnt out and they don’t have the opportunity to explore all the other things out there.” – Chris Spieth
As a young athlete, Jordan excelled as a quarterback and pitcher, while trying to keep up with his younger brother, Steven, on the basketball court (Steven would eventually play Division I basketball at Brown University).

“He hung up his golf clubs during football and baseball season—he was a quarterback and a pitcher—two pretty big roles. Then, he’d pick up golf again when summer rolled around,” Chris says.
Throwing a baseball or football is a tremendous movement prep for golf as it teaches the athlete to generate power from ground force reaction and transfer that power to their arms. Just as in golf, the kinematic sequence must be fluid to maximize efficiency. Learning the coordination and athleticism to do that in baseball can translate to golf, as it did for REMAX Long Drive champ and former NCAA pitcher Tim Burke.

Additionally, as a left-handed thrower, Jordan turned his body the opposite way of his golf swing, giving him a tremendous (albeit, counterintuitive) advantage over young competitors. By turning his body the opposite direction Jordan was able to balance strength and flexibilty in his body, helping to avoid overuse injuries.

Several years ago, Dr. Greg Rose and Dr. Tom House coined a theory called the Big Break Theory. The Big Break Theory postulates that your body can only accelerate to the point where it knows it can safely decelerate. Therefore, if you train your body to move in both directions, you’ll improve your body’s ability to decelerate and increase your potential for speed.

A mistake that many young athletes make is that they only train in the direction that they’ll move in their sport. This creates a legitimately dangerous imbalance, but also limits their potential.  All of the speed training that we do is done in both directions.


Golf is littered with athletes who turn the opposite way. He’s not the only prominent golfer who turns the opposite way when throwing, either.

There are a number of things that contributed to Spieth’s success as a golf, but it wasn’t just MORE golf.
It’s true in virtually every other sport too (with the exception of early specialization sports like gymnastics). In 2014, the USOC completed a comprehensive survey of their Olympians and found that, on average, Olympians played three sports per year from 10 – 14 and over two sports per year from 15 – 18.

The same is true in football, too.

Ohio St recruitsWe aren’t trying to discourage your kids from playing golf, but we do want to encourage your kids to PLAY. Look at the leaders in driving distance on the PGA Tour. Nearly EVERY one of them had a deep background in another sport.

Your kid can’t win the Masters at 13, but they can become burnt out at 13.
Jordan is special, but he is also lucky. Lucky to have parents who saw a bigger picture and lucky to have a TPI Certified team who recognized that playing multiple sports would enhance his long-term athletic development.

Please share your thoughts below. Should kids participate in multiple sports? Does their chosen sport matter? Let’s get a good discussion going below.

Source: Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog http://ift.tt/1PTPEKM

COMING SOON: Manitoba Male Centre for Performance Tryouts Set for Sun Sept 13 at U of W




Centre for Performance ProgramSUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the try-out details for the MALE Canada Basketball / Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance training program for 2015-16.  This year the CP will have a 15U age group (eligible athletes are born 2001, 2002, and 2003). This year's tryouts will occur on Sunday, September 13 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.

TICKETS GOING FAST: Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves to Play Winnipeg Exhibition Game Oct 10 at MTS Centre

TICKETS GOING FAST: TORONTO, June 1, 2015 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) will hold its fourth annual NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, featuring a record five teams playing an all-time high four preseason games in Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Winnipeg’s game will be held on Saturday, October 10 when the Chicago Bulls take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, June 6 through Ticketmaster with prices starting at $19.50 (plus fees) and courtside available starting at $175.00 (plus fees).

WMBA Announces Fall / Winter Community Club Basketball Registration Details

The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association has announced details on its 19th season of community club basketball for children living in the greater Winnipeg area at the 5-18 age level.  There are no ‘tryouts’ for club basketball as we make as many teams in the area based on the number of players who register. 

WMBA Announces Fall Details on Jr NBA Program for Children Ages 5-7

The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association has announced its fall expansion of the Jr NBA Program in Winnipeg for the 2015-16 season.  The Jr. NBA program provides an entry-level basketball program for young children ages 5 to 7.  The program is being offered in 10 different communities in the greater Winnipeg area and will begin in September and run weekly through to December.  The pilot programs offered this past spring all sold out in record time and it is expected these sessions will do so as well, so register now! For full details and to register...

Winnipeg Wild Announce Open Tryouts for 15U and 13U Teams

The Winnipeg Wild have announbced details on their open tryouts for the newly created 15U (2001 and younger) and 13U (2003 and younger) teams within their program, as well an an open training session / tryout for players interested in joining their current 17U team. These three teams will compete in highly competitive league play throughout the year and practices will focus heavily on player development and skill work with their players.

PBA Announce Fall / Winter Registration Info

The Philippine Basketball Association of Winnipeg has announced details on its upcoming fall / winter basketball league.  Full details include...

UPDATED: Attack Basketball Club Announces Tryouts for Ages 10-12

UPDATED: The Attack Basketball Club has announced details on its upcoming tryouts for the 2015-16 season.  Details include...

Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson Inks First Pro Contract in Portugal

Slan Sports Management has announced that Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson of Winnipeg has signed his first professional contract with Galitos Tley in the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB) in Portugal.

Train Ugly Basketball School Summer Camps for Ages 13-18 August 24-28

SESSION 2 & 3 IS SOLD OUT - SPACE GOING FAST! Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce a special summer basketball camp experience for Manitoba players ages 10-18 this August with the Train Ugly Basketball Camps & High Performance Basketball Camps.

Teach to the Level of Your Players

For any coach involved with youth sport, especially at the grassroots level where the majority of participants are in the earlier stages of their athletic development, it is important to adjust your coaching methods to correspond with the child’s developmental age. In many circumstances, coaches will find themselves in situations where their players are at varying stages of development. Therefore, it is extremely important to teach to the level of your players to ensure optimal development. In this article, Jeffrey from ‘Inside Youth Sports’ breaks down three key techniques that coaches should adopt to make sure each child’s development is positively impacted through favourable coaching methods. 

UPDATE: Winnipeg Wolves Extended Tryout Schedule

The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club will be extending tryouts for many of their 2015-2016 teams. We apologize we were unable to post this information promptly.

Many Wolves coaches have already notified players of the dates, time, and locations of their next try-out session. However, we recommend that athletes and parents please review the schedule below to ensure they are attending the correct tryout.

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