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    July 22, 2013

    UPDATED: Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club Announce 2013-14 Program Tryouts

    UPDATED: The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club is pleased to announce their tryout schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 club basketball season.  Each Wolves team will hold open ID camps between Friday, August 16th and Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at Balmoral Hall. Individual Wolves teams may hold additional tryouts afterwards if necessary. Full details including tryouts details, program information and coach biographies can be found at...


    Girls Basketball Training InitiativeThe Winnipeg Wolves are proud to announce that the Girls Basketball Training Initiative that was introduced this past summer will now be extended into the fall, operating with the current expectation that it will run into the spring and summer of 2014.

    The Winnipeg Wolves Girls Basketball Training Initiative will be made available to girls between the ages of 15 (born in 1999) to 18 (born in 1996). During the fall, the training sessions will emphasize athlete skill-development within a team-orientated concept and will include two practices per week, including one practice to be held on the weekend.

    The fall program will run from late-August until early-November, in an effort to prepare athletes for their upcoming high school basketball seasons. The Girls Basketball Training Initiative fee for these three months will be $375 plus a $25 Basketball Manitoba insurance fee that will cover the athletes for the year. Our training initiative will also attempt to minimize any potential scheduling conflicts with other club programs, in-season sports, or high school teams.

    An open ID camp will be offered on the weekend of August 16th – 18th (see schedule below) for any female athletes that are interested in participating in the program. Please note that limited space is available for the training program.

    Please contact us at  or  for general inquiries, including payment options and scheduling conflicts with ID camp dates.

     

    Boys Basketball Club Teams

    For the 2013-2014 club season the Wolves will be offering boys club teams for the following ages:

    1. Grade 9s (born in 1999 or younger)

    2. Grade 10s (born in 1998 or younger)

    3. Grade 11s (born in 1997 or younger)


    Important Notes:

    1. There will be a charge of $25 per player, which must be paid at the initial tryout (only for Boys Tryouts)

    2. Please bring your own basketball

    3. Please bring your own water bottle

    4. Please bring a reversible jersey (or bring a dark-colored and light-colored shirt) to each tryout

    5. Please print and complete the REGISTRATION FORM (PDF) and submit it to the coaches at the initial tryout


    If you have any general questions, please feel free to contact our organization through e-mail at ">

    The tryout schedule is as follows (subject to change):

























































































































    Winnipeg Wolves Tryout Schedule



     



     



     



     



    All Try-Outs at Balmoral Hall


    Friday, August 16, 2013
    StartEndTeamHead Coach
    6:00PM7:30PMGirls Training InitiativeRiley
    7:30PM9:00PM1998s (Gr. 10)Goswami
    Saturday, August 17, 2013
    StartEndTeamHead Coach
    1:00PM2:55PMGirls Training InitiativeRiley
    3:00PM4:55PM1998s (Gr. 10)Goswami
    5:00PM6:55PM1997s (Gr. 11)McGrath
    7:00PM9:00PM1999s (Gr. 9)Favoni
    Sunday, August 18, 2013
    StartEndTeamHead Coach
    9:00AM10:25AMGirls Training InitiativeRiley
    10:30AM11:55AM1998s (Gr. 10)Goswami
    12:00PM1:25PM1997s (Gr. 11)McGrath
    1:30PM3:00PM1999s (Gr. 9)Favoni

     

     

    2013-2014 Winnipeg Wolves Coaching Staff

    Boys Basketball Club Teams

    Wolves 1999s

    Dean Favoni

    Coach Favoni has been coaching basketball for over 20 years. He is currently the Varsity Boys coach at Dakota Collegiate where his teams have consistently been ranked in the top ten in the Province, including a Provincial Championship in 2001- 2002. Over the years, his program at Dakota has produced some of the top basketball players in the Province, including #1 ranked players Ryan Dulder and Phillip Labongo.

     

    Dean has also been involved with the Provincial program, as an assistant coach, and with the Centre for High Performance. He has received recognition as the MBCA Coach of the Year and is acknowledged as one of the most positive and skills-based coaches in the province with his teams continually being able to defend and play as a unit.

     

    Coach Favoni‘s Wolves coaching staff will include former University of Manitoba Bison Ryyan Koleric, as well as  Kyle Bagri and Stephen Riley, who are both graduates of his Dakota Varsity Boys program.

     

     

    Wolves 1998s

    Chiranjit Goswami

    Chiranjit Goswami has been coaching basketball since 1995. After gaining coaching experience at Acadia Junior High, Chiranjit began coaching the Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys’ teams at College Beliveau. He continued to be involved with regional and WMBA district teams over the years and assisted with the JH Bruns Junior Varsity Girls in 2005 while attaining his Level 1 and 2 NCCP Coaching Certification.Starting in 2006, Chiranjit helped coach the Fort Richmond Collegiate Junior Varsity Girls’ team, winning a Provincial Championship in 2010 and subsequently being awarded the MBCA Junior Varsity Urban Girls Coach of the Year.

     

    While Head Coach of the 2010 & 2011 Manitoba 14U Boys Provincial Team, Coach Goswami obtained his NCCP – Introduction to Advanced Competition certification. He then guided the 2011 Manitoba 14U Boys squad to a Silver Medal at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, despite competing against 15U teams from other provinces. Since 2010, Chiranjit has been an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys team at Miles Macdonell Collegiate.

     

    Coach Goswami has been involved with the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club since 2006, helping coach the Wolves-1995 team to win 3 consecutive Club Provincial Championships between 2010 and 2012. He is currently the Director of Operations for the Winnipeg Wolves.

     

     

    Colin LaPlante

    A member of the inaugural Wolves team, Colin is a graduate from Windsor Park Collegiate, where he was named to the All-Manitoba team and received the MVP for the Graduating All-Star Game. After receiving a number of basketball awards during his high school career, Colin was recruited by the Lakeland College Rustlers in Lloyydminster, Alberta. Over his four year playing career, he was awarded the Rustler Award and Team Academic Award, while leading the league in three pointers made, three point percentage, and being ranked 4th in scoring over one season. He was a member of the #1 nationally ranked team for two years in a row and in 2012 was a part of the second undefeated team in ACAC history (20-0).

    Colin was an assistant coach for the 1995 Wolves team last season. He has helped run many basketball camps over the last five years. He brings with him the competitiveness, work ethic and knowledge that he possessed as a player.Colin is currently finishing his Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in accounting, and is looking to become a CGA.

    Jon Janzen

    A member of the original Wolves graduating class, Coach Janzen has been involved in basketball for the past 15 years, either as a player or coach. He has coached the Miles Macdonell Junior Varsity team for the past five years and is currently going into his third year with the Wolves. Jon is currently attending the University of Winnipeg where he is studying Kinesiology and Applied Health through the Education program. Jon’s strengths have always been on defence; not only was he an exceptional defensive player, but his emphasis as a coach is on the defensive end of the court. Coach Janzen is a young coach who is willing to learn and progress in all aspects of coaching. His intentions are committed to being involved in coaching for a very long time.

    Marc Collier

    Marc has been involved with basketball for the past eight years, both as a player and a coach. He began coaching when he was 15 years old in the WMBA as an assistant coach, and then progressed to the position of head coach. Marc is entering his second season as the Head Coach of the River East Collegiate Varsity Boys team. He is currently an assistant coach with the Manitoba 15U Boys Provincial Team. Marc’s coaching strengths include both Defense andPost Position skill-development, excelling at both during his time as a player. He is entering his third year of enrollment at the University of Winnipeg in the Faculty of Education, studying History and Kinesiology and Applied Health. Coach Collier will complete his Introduction to Competition Advanced NCCP certification this upcoming fall. He hopes to be involved in coaching at a high level for as long as possible.

    Wolves 1997s

    Matt McGrath

    Matt is a graduate of Glenlawn Collegiate, where he was voted a Graduating All-Star. A recipient of the Jim Bullock Manitoba Coaching Award in 2012, Coach McGrath is NCCP training certified and has also been involved in the Centre for High Performance since 2011.

     

    After playing for the inaugural Wolves team for 3 years, he has spent the past 4 years as the Head Coach of the Wolves 1997s team, earning considerable success and creating a significant impact upon the basketball scene within that period. His Wolves teams have won four Rising Stars League Championships in a row (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and three Provincial Club Championships (2011, 2012, & 2013). Matt has continued to further his coaching experience as an assistant coach of the Dakota Collegiate Varsity Boys. This upcoming season he will join the coaching staff of the Dakota Junior Varsity Boys team.

     

    Coach McGrath has shown a dedication and commitment to basketball that few coaches his age can claim. He continues to strive for excellence from his team and for himself.

     

     

    Derek Barnett

    Derek is also a graduate of Glenlawn Collegiate. He has coached with Matt McGrath for the past 6 years and has built a very strong foundation for coaching. He brings the same commitment and effort to the team that he had as a player. Coach Barnett continues to focus on his players’ development as individuals, which results in their continued success as a team. As a member of the Wolves 1997s coaching staff, Derek was a part of the 4 Rising Stars League Championships and 3 Provincial Club Championships that the team has won. He is also currently an assistant coach for the Glenlawn Collegiate Varsity Boys.

     

     

    Girls Basketball Training Initiative – Coaching Staff

    Martin Riley

    Coach Riley brings over 30 years of coaching experience at various levels within the province, accumulated while capturing multiple Provincial Championships, as well as being recognized as an AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year by the Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association. After starting as a head coach with the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s’ Basketball Program early in his coaching career (1981-1984), Coach Riley went on to win two AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships (1997 & 2000) during his eight years as head coach of the Miles Macdonell Collegiate Varsity Boys, before establishing the Winnipeg Wolves Club Basketball Program in 2006. His Wolves-1995s team won three consecutive Provincial Club Championships between 2010 and 2012. Under his guidance the club expanded its operations to include boys teams at various ages and in the summer of 2013 he launched the Winnipeg Wolves Training Initiative program for female athletes between Grades 9 and 12.

     

    Martin also achieved remarkable success during his playing career. In 1973, Martin led the Sisler Spartans Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a Provincial Championship with a perfect 38-0 record, which included 8 tournament championships. They remain the only undefeated varsity boys’ basketball team in Manitoba high school sports history. His contributions were recognized when he was named the 1973 Varsity Boys Provincial Championships MVP and then received the prestigious Carl Ridd Award in 1973 for academic and athletic excellence.

     

    In 1973, at the age of 17, Martin was also the first player ever to be selected to Canada’s National Team directly out of high school. He then served as team-captain between 1977 and 1980. His career with the Canadian Men’s National Team included two appearances at the Olympics (1976 & 1980), as well as success at numerous international competitions such as the FIBA World Championships, Pan Am Games, and World Student Games.

     

    While an established member of the Canadian Men’s National Team, Martin played university basketball for the Manitoba Bisons from 1973 to1978. During his college career he was selected as a 1st Team All-Canadian from 1976 to 1978, won the 1976 CIAU National Championship, was named the 1976 CIAU National Championship MVP, and was also awarded the Mike Moser Trophy as 1976 CIAU Player of the Year, the 1976 University of Manitoba Athlete of the Year, and the 1976 Province of Manitoba Athlete of the Year. After finishing university, Martin went on to win two consecutive Canadian Senior Men’s Championships before playing professionally in Argentina. He has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Canada Basketball, Sport Manitoba, Basketball Manitoba, and the Manitoba High School Athletics Association.

     

                Chiranjit Goswami

    Chiranjit Goswami has been coaching basketball since 1995. He began coaching girls’ basketball in 2005 as an assistant coach with the JH Bruns Junior Varsity Girls while attaining his Level 1 and 2 NCCP Coaching Certification.In 2006, Chiranjit started helping coach the Fort Richmond Collegiate Junior Varsity Girls’ team, eventually winning a Provincial Championship in 2010 and subsequently being awarded the MBCA Junior Varsity Urban Girls Coach of the Year.Since 2010, Chiranjit has been an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys team at Miles Macdonell Collegiate.

     

    While Head Coach of the 2010 & 2011 Manitoba 14U Boys Provincial Team, Coach Goswami obtained his NCCP – Introduction to Advanced Competition certification. He then guided the 2011 Manitoba 14U Boys squad to a Silver Medal at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games.

     
    Coach Goswami has been involved with the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club since 2006, helping coach the Wolves-1995 team to win 3 consecutive Club Provincial Championships between 2010 and 2012. He is currently the Director of Operations for the Winnipeg Wolves, Head Coach of the Wolves-1998s, and will dedicate time towards the Wolves Girls Basketball Training Initiative throughout the upcoming year.


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