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    August 4, 2015

    UPDATED: Winnipeg Wolves Announce Tryout Details for Boys & Girls

    Winnipeg Wolves Basketball ClubThe Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club has announced their tryout schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 club basketball season.  Details include...


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    Winnipeg Wolves 2015-2016 Teams - Initial Tryouts Schedule (UPDATED)

    The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club is pleased to announce their tryout schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 club basketball season.

    Please check back with us for further updates!

    Winnipeg Wolves Girls Teams – Grades 8-9 (2001s & 2002s)

    Wolves Girls Tryouts (Balmoral Hall)
    • Location: Balmoral Hall
    • August 9th: 10AM to 12:00PM (noon)
    • August 10th: 6PM to 8PM
    • Cost for the tryout is $20.00 per athlete
      • Must be paid prior to first tryout
      • Regardless of attendance on one or both days
      • Covers cost of gym rental

    Please contact Martin Riley at mjriley14@gmail.com to inform him of your intent to tryout, or for further information on team costs, payment options, expectations, tournaments, practice schedules, as well as any general inquiries regarding the Wolves Girls Program.


    Winnipeg Wolves Boys Teams
    For the 2015-2016 club season the Wolves will be offering boys club teams for the following ages:
    • Grade 6s & 7s (born in 2003 or younger)
    • Grade 8s (born in 2002 or younger)
    • Grade 9s (born in 2001 or younger)
    • Grade 11s & 12s (born in 1998 or younger)
    • View the always expanding Wolves Coach Staff

    Important Notes for All Male Athletes Attending Boys Team Tryouts:
    • Location: College Jeanne Sauvé - 1128 Dakota St, Winnipeg, MB
    • Open ID camps run from Friday, August 14, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015  
    • There will be a charge of $25 per player, which must be paid at the initial tryout
    • Please bring a reversible jersey (or bring a dark-colored and light-colored shirt) to each tryout
    • Please bring your own basketball
    • Please bring your own water bottle
    • Please print and complete the registration form and submit it to the coaches at the initial tryout
    ·         Tryouts may continue the following weekend, Friday, August 21st to Sunday, August 23rd 
    If you have any general questions, please feel free to contact our organization through e-mail at winnipegwolves@gmail.com

    The tryout schedule is as follows (subject to change):
    Winnipeg Wolves Tryout Schedule




    All Try-Outs at College Jeanne Sauvé (CJS)
    Friday, August 14, 2015
    Start
    End
    Team
    Head Coach
    6:00PM
    8:00PM
    2003s & 2004s (Gr. 6 & 7)
    Shaddock
    8:00PM
    10:00PM
    1998s & 1999s (Gr. 11 & 12)
    Goswami





    Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Start
    End
    Team
    Head Coach
    10:00AM
    12:00PM
    2002s (Gr. 8)
    Vince
    12:15PM
    2:15PM
    2003s & 2004s (Gr. 6 & 7)
    Shaddock
    2:30PM
    4:30PM
    1998s & 1999s (Gr. 11 & 12)
    Goswami
    4:45PM
    6:45PM
    2001s (Gr. 9)
    Janzen









    Sunday, August 16, 2015
    Start
    End
    Team
    Head Coach
    10:00AM
    12:00PM
    2003s & 2004s (Gr. 6 & 7)
    Shaddock
    12:15PM
    2:15PM
    2001s (Gr. 9)
    Janzen
    2:30PM
    4:30PM
    2002s (Gr. 8)
    Vince
    4:45PM
    6:45PM
    1998s & 1999s (Gr. 11 & 12)
    Goswami



















    2015-2016 Winnipeg Wolves Coaching Staff


    Boys Teams
    Wolves 2003s & 2004s
    Jeff Shaddock (Head Coach)
    Coach Shaddock has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for over 20 years and he was an assistant coach on Coach Riley’s very first Wolves Boys team. For the past 18 years he has been coaching at the high school, club, and provincial team levels. A recipient of the Jim Bulloch coaching award, Coach Shaddock has won two AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships as an assistant coach, and was part of the silver-medalist Manitoba 14U Boys Provincial Team in 2011. Currently, Coach Shaddock is the head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Miles Macdonell Collegiate.


    Wolves 2002s

    Kyle Vince (Head Coach)
    A member of the Manitoba Provincial Team program through his early development, Kyle Vince graduated from JH Bruns in 2007. Selected as a Graduating All-Star and ranked as the #5 prospect in Manitoba after his senior season, Kyle accepted a scholarship to play for the Brandon Bobcats Men’s Basketball team, where he played for 5 years and enjoyed a great deal of success with the resurgent program. 

    Kyle is currently the Head Coach of the JH Bruns Junior Varsity Boys team. He has been part of the Wolves program since 2013, as a member of the Wolves 1997s coaching staff.

    Coach Vince will continue with the Wolves this upcoming season as the Head Coach of the Wolves 2002s, with the objective of developing the skills and abilities of enthusiastic young athletes.

    Kevin Oliver
    A fixture within the Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team Program throughout high school, Kevin Oliver graduated from Silver Heights in 2007. After his senior season, Kevin was recognized as the AAAA Men's Player of the Year, ranked as the #2 prospect in Manitoba, and selected as a Graduating All-Star.

    After playing two years for the Brandon Bobcats Men's Basketball team, Kevin transferred to the University of Manitoba Bisons. He finished his CIS-career with the Bisons after playing three more seasons and contributing to the program's rejuvenation.

    Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, Kevin has helped coach JV Boys basketball teams at both JH Bruns and St. James Collegiate.        


    Wolves 2001s 

    Jon Janzen (Head Coach)
    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 coached the Miles Macdonell Junior Varsity team for five years and is currently going into his fifth year with the Wolves. Starting in 2013, Coach Janzen was an assistant coach for both the Wolves 1998s team and the Miles Macdonell Varsity Boys.

    Jon graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2015 after studying Kinesiology and Applied Health through the Education program. In addition to being the Head Coach of the Wolves 2001s program, he will also take over as Head Coach of the Transcona Collegiate Varsity Boys Basketball Team for the 2015-2016 high school season. 

    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.

    Colin LaPlante
    Another 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 Wolves 1995s team during the 2012-2013 season and continued in that role for the Wolves 1998s team during the 2013-2014 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.

    Wolves 1998s & 1999s
    Chiranjit Goswami (Head Coach)
    Chiranjit Goswami has been coaching basketball since 1995, first gaining experience at Acadia Junior High, before becoming involved with regional and WMBA district teams. He continued coaching at College Beliveau (JV and Varsity Boys) and JH Bruns (JV Girls) while attaining his NCCP Coaching Certification.

    Starting in 2006, Chiranjit joined the Fort Richmond Collegiate JV Girls’ coaching staff. After winning the 2010 JV Provincial Championship, he was subsequently recognized as the MBCA Junior Varsity Urban Girls Coach of the Year alongside his FRC coaching colleagues.

    In 2007, Chiranjit began his involvement with the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club. Through the Wolves program he has contributed to the development of athletes who have subsequently enjoyed success on provincial teams, ACAC colleges, CIS programs, US junior colleges, NCAA Division-1 programs, and Canada Basketball National teams. Between 2010 and 2012, he helped coach the Wolves 1995 Boys Team to three straight Club Provincial Championships. After he accepted the position of Director of Operations for the Winnipeg Wolves in 2013, Coach Goswami’s Wolves 1998 Boys Team captured a 2014 Club Provincial Championship.

    While Head Coach of the Manitoba 14U Boys Provincial Team between 2010 & 2011, Coach Goswami guided the 2011 Manitoba 14U Boys squad to a Silver Medal at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, despite competing against 15U provincial teams. In the spring of 2015, Coach Goswami returned to the Manitoba Provincial Team Program as an assistant coach with the 16U Boys Provincial Team.


    Coach Goswami also helps organize the annual Next-Level Hoops All-Star Showcase and devotes time as an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys team at Miles Macdonell Collegiate.

    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. 

    After playing for the inaugural Wolves team for 3 years, he spent 5 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 won four Rising Stars League Championships in a row (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and three Provincial Club Championships (2011, 2012, & 2013).

    Matt furthered his coaching experience as an assistant coach of the Dakota Collegiate Boys program (Varsity & JV), before taking over as Head Coach for the Dakota Junior Varsity Boys team in 2014.

    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.

    Marc Collier
    Marc has been involved with basketball for the past ten 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. In recent years, while serving as Head Coach of the River East Collegiate Varsity Boys, Coach Collier also assisted the Manitoba Provincial Team Program, first with the U15 Boys team and then with the U17 Boys team. Additionally, he is now entering his second season as an assistant coach on the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Men’s Basketball Team.

    Marc’s coaching strengths include both defense and post position skill-development, excelling at both during his time as a player. He is currently attending the University of Winnipeg in the Faculty of Education, studying History and Kinesiology and Applied Health. Coach Collier is a Learn to Train and Train to Train NCCP certified coach and hopes to be involved in coaching at an elite level for as long as possible.


    Girls Teams
    Martin Riley (Head Coach)
    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. 

    In 2006, Coach Riley established 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. 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. The 1973 Sisler Spartans 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.


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