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    August 7, 2016

    LAST CALL: School 4 Hoops Basketball Camps Set for Aug 9-11 for Ages 10-17 Boys & Girls





    LAST CALL: Coaches Jon Giesbrecht and Megan Noonan have announced they will be hosting a series of summer "School 4 Hoops" basketball camps from August 9-11, 2016 for boys ages 10-17 and girls ages 12-15. Jon and Megan will create a learning environment that is engaging, empowering, and encouraging. On court skill and conceptual work paired with video modeling and video feedback will lead to transfer and retention - applying skills and concepts to competition long after the athlete leaves the camp. Not only will they learn essential skills and concepts but they will begin to think the game - becoming solution oriented.

    Camp Dates: August 9th to August 11th (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday)
    Camp Location: TBA
    Camp Session Times with Ages:



    Tuesday (9th)
    Wednesday (10th)
    Thursday (11th)
    10-12 Boys
    8:30am to 12pm
    8:30am to 12pm
    8:30am to 12pm
    13-17 Boys (new)
    1pm to 4:30pm
    1pm to 4:30pm
    1pm to 4:30pm
    12-15 Girls
    5pm to 8:30pm
    5pm to 8:30pm
    5pm to 8:30pm


    Camp Cost: $95 for 10.5 Hours of Instruction


    The camp is limited to 30 spots per session. Registration is based on a first come, first serve. Jon and Megan are the head instructors - Helping Jon and Megan are university athletes, former provincial players & high school all-stars.


    *To secure REGISTRATION, registration form and payment MUST be completed. For CASH or CHEQUE payment, contact Jon Giesbrecht directly at coachgiesbrecht@gmail.com.

    TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM, THEN USE THE BELOW PAYMENT BUTTON TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION USING PAYPAL



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    Jon Giesbrecht, Head Boys’ Instructor:


    Currently an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Wesmen Men’s Basketball program, Jon brings experience from all levels. Jon has three years of experience working with university athletes - One year with the Winnipeg Wesmen and two years with the Manitoba Bison. On top of Jon’s university coaching experience he has worked with the Basketball Manitoba’s Provincial teams - totaling three years of experience, including a National Championship in 2014 with the 17U Male group, first in the province’s history. Most recently in 2015-16, Jon was a part of the John Taylor Collegiate Varsity Boys team which won the ‘AAAA’ provincial championship, second in program’s history. Including the latest high school championship, Jon was a part of two Junior Varsity provincial championships in 2010-11 and 2013-14. Jon’s individual coaching honours include: 2013-14 Junior Varsity Coach of the Year, 2010-11 WMBA Bruce Russell Memorial Coach of the Year, and recipient of the Jim Bulloch award presented by Basketball Manitoba.


    Jon also has experience with the WMBA, Rising Stars League, Basketball Manitoba’s Centre for Performance, FIBA Coaching Library, FastModel Sports, Scouting for the Canadian Cadet & Junior National Teams, and DraftExpress.com (Holds current role as Video Scout).


    Coach Giesbrecht’s testimonials and recommendations from friends, colleagues and mentors:


    Coach Jon, I wish I was 15 years old so I could attend your basketball camp. I would receive excellent instruction and guidance from you.


    George Raveling (Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Current International Director of Nike Basketball, Former Team USA Men’s Assistant Coach, Former Division 1 Head Coach of the University of Southern California, University of Iowa & Washington State University)


    Coach Giesbrecht is one of the brightest young coaches in our country.  His ability to break down complex concepts and make them simple for young players is unprecedented.  Anyone who has the opportunity to spend time in the gym with him will benefit greatly regardless of age or ability, he will flat out improve your game.


    Mike Raimbault (Current University of Winnipeg Head Men’s Basketball Coach)


    Jon is one of the best skill development coaches I have worked with. His dedication to the game and his commitment to developing new ideas, training techniques and methods has put him on the cutting edge of basketball skills training.


    Kirby Schepp (Current University of Manitoba Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Current Assistant Coach Canadian Junior National Team)


    I've had the opportunity to watch Jon grow and develop into one of Manitoba's best young coaches over the past 5+ years and I would highly recommend his camps to any athletes seeking improvement and an opportunity to learn new skills and concepts. Jon does an exceptional job of teaching every little detail about fundamental skills and basketball-specific concepts. One of the many highlights in his camp are the decision-making training drills and breakdowns which enhance athlete learning and understanding of higher level concepts. The skills and concepts taught are always age appropriate and individually catered to each athlete in attendance.


    Scott Kirkpatrick (Current Red River College Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Former 15U & 17U Manitoba Male Provincial Head Coach)


    Jon has an outstanding ability to breakdown skills and concepts where the athlete comes away with a great understanding. The energy and thought Jon puts into skill development is second to none. His passion and dedication creates a learning environment that is an excellent experience.


    Dan Becker (Current Basketball Manitoba Technical Director, Current Centre of Performance Lead Instructor, Former 17U Male Provincial Coach, Former University Head and Assistant Coach, Former Division 1 and Professional Player)


    Jon always brings focus and passion to his drills and practices. I played college basketball and coached in college however, when I do workouts with Jon I am always being challenged with new drills that I've never done before.


    Darcy Coss (Current WMBA Executive Director, 3X3 Acceleration Performance, Former 15U Male Provincial Coach, Former University of Manitoba Bison Player, Former Head Coach at Canadian Mennonite University)


    In the past few years Jon has shown that he is a well-rounded coach who is wise beyond his age with his skill development and basketball tactics. Whether you’re a high school or college player, attending a camp run by Jon Giesbrecht will certainly benefit your overall development!


    Nick Lother (Current 15U Male Provincial Coach, Basketball Manitoba Centre of Performance Coach, Vincent Massey Varsity Boys’ Head Coach, University of Winnipeg Men’s Assistant Coach, Former University of Winnipeg Wesmen Player, Former Professional Player)


    Coach Giesbrecht is one of the top coaches and skill trainers in Manitoba.  His skill work and ability to work with film is the best I have seen in a long time. Over the years, he has proven this by developing and working with some of the best players to come out of this province and winning three provincial championships along the way.  His camps are excellent and every player goes away with a better understanding of what advanced skill development looks like.


    Spiros Kavadas (Current John Taylor Collegiate Varsity Boys’ Head Coach, Former 15U & 17U Male Provincial Coach)


    Having both coached with and against Jon I can attest to his knowledge of basketball.   Basketball is Jon’s passion and he stays up to date on the best training and skill development techniques and drills. Players get better by working with Jon. If you are trying to become a better basketball player this off-season I would highly recommend working with Coach Giesbrecht.


    Jon Lundgren (Current Oak Park High School Head Coach, Former 15U Male Provincial Coach Former University of Manitoba Bison Player)


    Coach Jon is a dedicated and hardworking coach who is willing to go the extra mile in order to help his athletes improve. He pinpointed my weaknesses and gave me targeted trainings in order to improve, improving facets of my game most coaches wouldn’t think about. Rather than focusing on your growth in your position he focuses on your growth as a player; which helps in the long term. I thoroughly enjoyed his training sessions and in the months I worked with him saw great improvements in my game; his attention to detail in video work and his dedication shows through in every aspect of his coaching. If you want to become a better basketball player and not just a better player for your team, training with Coach Jon is the way to go.


    Ryan Oirbans (Current University of Winnipeg Wesmen Player)


    Jon is one of the best and hardest working skill development coaches out there, he's always coming up with new and creative ways to get his players better. He pushes players out of their comfort zones and every time you leave a workout you really feel like you got better.


    Justus Alleyn (Current University of Manitoba Bison Player, Former 17U Provincial Player, Ranked #1 High School Player of 2013 Class)


    Megan Noonan - Head Girls’ Instructor:


    Megan Noonan was a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team for 4 consecutive years as well as playing for her high school team at Fort Richmond Collegiate. In grade 10, her FRC team was crowned the ‘AAAA’ Junior varsity provincial champions and Megan was named MVP. After graduating high school Megan was recruited and joined the University of Winnipeg Women’s basketball team. Entering her 5th and final season as a Wesmen, Noonan has become a well-known name in the Canada-west Conference.  In the 2014-15 season, Noonan was named Canada West Third Team All-star and was 5th in scoring in the conference. 2015-16, Noonan was named Canada West Athlete of the week, as well as 2nd in the conference in steals per game.  Megan was also awarded with the Female Athlete of the Year for the University of Winnipeg. Megan has been an Academic All-Canadian all for years at U of W while pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science. Megan has volunteered her time throughout her university career, helping out the junior varsity and varsity Fort Richmond girl’s basketball teams, assistant coaching the basketball program at Brooklands School and was head coach for the ‘I Can Score’ basketball program at the University of Winnipeg.  Megan has also ran various basketball camps through the University of Winnipeg during the summer months.


    Coach Noonan’s testimonials and recommendations from friends, colleagues and mentors:


    2016 Team MVP Megan Noonan leads the way for her University of Winnipeg Wesmen both on and off the court. Entering her 5th and final year at the CIS level, Megan has stepped up to be one of the top scoring guards in our conference. Coach Tanya McKay: "Megan is one of the hardest working and smartest athletes I have personally coached. She is driven to be the best she can be in all facets of her life and is an awesome role model and ambassador for our program.  All young athletes Megan will coach will learn what it takes to be a top performer and a supportive teammate!


    Tanya McKay (Current University of Winnipeg Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Former 17U Female Provincial Coach)


    It is exciting to hear that Megan will be sharing her basketball experience with youth in our province! She has diligently worked on her game through hard work and detailed training plans making her one of the best shooters in the CIS. What is most impressive about her development path is how she has consistently addressed areas of weakness and added to areas of strength making her a true student of the game. The players that she will now work with will benefit greatly from her still training at an elite level and sharing daily training practices that have worked for her!


    Michele Hynes (Current University of Manitoba Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Current Performance Analyst with the 16U Canadian Women’s National Team)


    I have known Megan Noonan since she was in eighth grade at Arthur A. Leach junior high school and became a member of the Manitoba U15 provincial team. I have continued to watch her development over her high school career at Fort Richmond Collegiate where she became one of the top players in our province. After being recruited by several universities she decided on the University of Winnipeg where she has improved each and every year. Her hard work and commitment has made her a highly skilled player but what impresses me most is her development as leader on and off the floor. Her pleasant disposition and respect for all individuals make her an excellent candidate to become an outstanding coach and mentor for young players. Megan is a great role model for our next generation of basketball players.


    Randy Kusano (Current High Performance Lead Instructor with Basketball Manitoba, Former Men’s & Women’s University of Manitoba Assistant Coach)


    I met Megan when she was in high school at Fort Richmond Collegiate. She was a talented athlete with the potential to become a tremendous player at the next level. Now, entering her 5th year playing for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen she has grown to be, not only an exceptional basketball player, but a leader for her team and a wonderful, well-rounded person. Megan has accomplished a great deal throughout her university career including finishing 4th in the Canada West Conference for 2 point shooting and 2nd in the conference in steals. She was selected as the Wesmen Female Athlete of the Year for the 2015-16 season. Megan’s ability to lead her teammates makes her a huge asset on the court and will undoubtedly make her an excellent coach. I have no doubt that Megan will have a long and successful career helping others to reach their full potential just as she has.


    Alyssa Grant (Current 17U Female Manitoba Provincial Team Head Coach, Canada Center for Performance Assistant Coach)


    Megan Noonan has been an outstanding player and leader during the years I coached her when she represented our U15 Manitoba Provincial team in the summer of 2006/2007. Although Megan is an outstanding player, she continues to excel and thrive in her personal and academic journey. With integrity and professionalism, Megan has guest coached for our Athlete Initiative program since 2012. Our program promotes mentorship, skill development and most importantly creating a positive environment for young athletes to thrive in.


    We select coaches who display high integral qualities and Megan does not come short of them. A favorite among our young athletes, Megan's passion to help others go above and beyond, exceeds our programs expectations.


    Suki Chhoeun (Director of Athlete Initiative, Former University of Winnipeg Women’s  Assistant Coach)


    Megan is the person I use as an example to all of my athletes to aspire to be. She is extremely hard working, selfless, and an all around amazing human being. She has had huge success in her university career because she works hard every day to be a better player. Any kid would be lucky to have her as a coach or instructor.


    Sarah Lundgren (Current Westwood Warriors Varsity Girls’ Head Coach, Former University of Manitoba Player & Assistant Coach, Former 15U & 17U Female Provincial Team Coach)


    From a very early age Megan’s dedication and knowledge of the game stood out and helped her achieve a spot in the top ten scoring category in the Canada West Conference this past season. She is a strong role model for young aspiring athletes who, by her example, shows not only how to win but how to be a winner in all senses of the word.


    Megan Johnson (Current Fort Richmond Collegiate Basketball Coach, Former 17U Female Provincial Team Assistant Coach)


    If you have any additional questions, please contact Coach Giesbrecht at coachgiesbrecht@gmail.com.

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