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    May 29, 2016

    2016 Manitoba Provincial Team Age 15U & 17U Tryouts Set for May 27-29

    THIS WEEKEND: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announced details on the Provincial Team Tryouts for the upcoming summer. The tryouts for the program will occur May 27-29, 2016 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.  The summer of 2016 will see a total of 4 Provincial Teams formed at the male and female 17U and 15U.  

    All four Provincial Teams will compete in the Prairie Challenge verses Team Saskatchewan in Brandon, MB on July 2.  The 2 female teams will then head to Ames, Iowa on July 6-8 and participate in the Simply The Best Tournament (NCAA certified event) and then head to Chicago July 10-12 and compete in the Nike Tournament of Champions (NCAA certified event), At the end of July both teams head to the 17U and 15U Female Canadian National Championships in Regina, SK.  The 15U and 17U male teams will also compete in the Prairie Challenge series in Brandon, MB, the Mid-West Summer Slam (NCAA certified event) in Ames, Iowa from July 8-10, the D1 Summer Classic in Minneapolis, MN (NCAA certified event) July 15-17, and then host the 17U and 15U Canadian National Championships in Winnipeg.  All dates can be found in our website calendar in July & August.

    The 16U age level will have the opportunity to develop with the 2016 Manitoba Games which are scheduled for August 2016.  Details on the basketball tryouts will be released in the coming week.  


    The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is the premier player and coach development program in the province.  The program attracts the top players and coaches to represent Manitoba at national and international events.  Ages 15U and 17U are offered to both male and female players and the program operates annually May through August.
      Manitoba Provincial Team Tryout Details

      • Friday May 27, 2016
      • Saturday May 28, 2016
      • Sunday May 29, 2016
      Tryout Location 

      University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, MB   (MAP)

      Registration & Tryout Fee 
      • No preregistration required
      • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the first tryout per age category.
      • All players are to complete the Provincial Team Tryout Form and bring it to the first tryout.  Additional copies will be available on site.
      • $25.00 per person due at the first tryout session
      • All registered players will receive a 'Basketball Manitoba' t-shirt
      • Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard or cheques (payable to 'Basketball Manitoba') are accepted
      • Receipts will be issued upon request only
      • Basketballs will be provided at each tryout 
      • Players should arrive 20 minutes early to the tryout sessions dressed ready to play
      • Players making one of the teams will be required to pay the registration fee of $1250.00 for the program

      Player Eligibility 

      All eligible players must fit into one of the following age divisions and have been a resident of Manitoba on or before February 1, 2016.
      • 15U Female - born in 2001 or later
      • 15U Male - born in 2001 or later
      • 17U Female - born in 1999 or later
      • 17U Male - born in 1999 or later


      Age Advancement
      In the fall of 2008, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion permitting a player of a younger age the option to play an age up on a Provincial Team.  Any younger age athlete who wishes to tryout for an older age program is welcome to do so.  A decision can be made by the older coaching staff and Selection Committee after the first session if the younger athlete will continue with the older tryouts or will be asked to return to the younger tryouts.  Any athlete looking to tryout at an older age must contact Dan Becker first.

      Provincial Team Selection Policy
      Effective April 1, 2012, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion on a new Provincial Team Selection Policy. As part of our commitment to providing a transparent and equitable Provincial Team selection procedure, there is a need for a consistent policy to protect the integrity of the Provincial Team program and its coaches.  Under this new approach, Basketball Manitoba will strive to produce a competitive program that stays true to the Long Term Athletic Development Model.  Read more...

      Team Commitment In June & July
      Basketball Manitoba has moved the Provincial Team tryouts to occur in late may, avoiding much of the club basketball season.  Athletes selected on one of the Manitoba Provincial Teams will be expected to give a full commitment to the program for all practices, training sessions and competitions.

      Tryout Schedule

      All tryouts at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre

      Friday May 27, 2016#Age Level
      5:00pm - 7:30pm115U Male - Session #1
      7:30pm - 10:00pm217U Male - Session #1
      Saturday May 28, 2016
      9:00am - 11:00am315U Female - Session #1
      11:00am - 1:00pm417U Female - Session # 1
      1:00pm - 3:30pm515U Male - Session #2
      3:30pm - 6:00pm617U Male - Session #2
      6:00pm - 8:00pm715U Female - Session #2
      8:00pm - 10:00pm817U Female - Session # 2
      Sunday May 29, 2016
      10:00am - 12:15pm915U Male - Session #3
      12:15pm - 2:30pm1017U Male - Session #3
      2:30pm - 4:30pm1115U Female - Session #3
      4:30pm - 6:30pm1217U Female - Session # 3

      * denotes the first tryout session; $25.00 tryout fee and registration form due 

      Provincial Team Tryout Form

      More information...

      Map to University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre

      The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is supported by...

      McDole's Gym Spring Camps

      For information on the program including time lines and fees please go to the Manitoba Provincial Team page.

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