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    June 21, 2017

    CAMPS FILLING UP: Basketball MB High Performance Player Camps Set for Aug 21 - Sept 1 for Ages 9-15



    SPACES GOING FAST! Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce its High Performance Camps set for ages 9-15 from August 21-25 for girls and August 28 - September 1 for boys.  The camps will be held at the new Canada Games Qualico Training Center at 145 Pacific Ave.  The new high performance training center is a brand new 3 court, 14 hoop facility in the heart of Winnipeg. The camps will be led by High Performance Coaches Dan Becker and Randy Kusano with support from current and past coaches in the Manitoba Provincial Team and Centre for Performance programs.  Full details include...

    The new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located in downtown Winnipeg

    Inside the new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.  The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and 14 basketball hoops.  Learn more...

    HIGH PERFORMANCE GIRLS CAMP - AGES 9 to 15

    The Basketball Manitoba High Performance Youth Camp will be run the following week and lead by Basketball Manitoba High Performance coaches Randy Kusano with support coaches from the Provincial Team and Center For Performance Programs.


    SESSIONS, DATES & TIMES
    SESSION 1 - FEMALE ages 9-10, August 21-25, 9:00am-11:00am
    SESSION 2 - FEMALE ages 11-12August 21-25, 11:30am-1:30pm
    SESSION 3 - FEMALE ages 13-15August 21-25, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    If a session is sold out, get on our waiting list.


     CAMP LOCATION
    • Canada Games Qualico Training Center, 145 Pacific Ave.
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    CAMP CAPACITY 
    • 45 players per session
    CAMP COST
    • $125.00 per person.  
    • If you have a Fit Journal for Girls promo code, please register, pay the full price, then email pay@basketballmanitoba.ca with your unique code in the Journal to then be refunded 25% of the fee ($31.25) as part of the Fit Journal offer.  
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    • Friday, August 18 at 4:30 pm or when the camp sells out!
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    HIGH PERFORMANCE BOYS CAMP - AGES 9 to 15

    The Basketball Manitoba High Performance Youth Camp will be run the following week and lead by Basketball Manitoba High Performance coaches Dan Becker with support coaches from the Provincial Team and Center For Performance Programs.

    SESSIONS, DATES & TIMES
    • SESSION 4 - MALE ages 9-10, August 28-September 1, 9:00am-11:00am
    • SESSION 5 - MALE ages 11-12, August 28-September 1, 11:30am-1:30pm
    • SESSION 6 - MALE ages 13-15, August 28-September 1, 2:00pm-4:00pm

    CAMP LOCATION
    • Canada Games Qualico Training Center, 145 Pacific Ave.
    Image result for register now basketballmanitoba.caCAMP CAPACITY 

    • 45 players per session
    CAMP COST
    • $125.00 per person
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    • Friday, August 25 at 4:30 pm or when the camp sells out!
    COACH BIOGRAPHIES



    Randy Kusano was the winningest coach in the history of high school basketball in Manitoba. His high school teams won three MHSAA (Manitoba High School Athletic Association) AAAA Provincial Championships provincial titles, 11 conference titles and he coached in 15 AAAA Final Fours in his 34 years coaching with the Oak Park Raiders in Winnipeg before retiring from teaching in 2010. A University of Manitoba graduate, Kusano is a current fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach with nearly 25 years of CIS coaching experience as an assistant with the Bison men’s and women's basketball program.

    Randy has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for over forty years. He developed his love for basketball at Norberry Junior High in St. Vital playing for Hall of Famer, Dennis Alvestad. He moved on to Glenlawn Collegiate and finally to the University of Manitoba.  Randy was a member of three consecutive Canadian Junior Men’s championship teams from 1971-1973. In 1976 he was a member of the first Manitoba team to win a National University championship in basketball, the University of Manitoba Bisons.

    After his university years were done he continued playing with the Nicolett Inn Senior men’s team that captured their first National Senior Men’s Championship in 1979. The University of Manitoba Junior Men and Nicolett Inn Senior men’s teams were later inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Randy’s coaching career began with the University of Manitoba Junior Bisons in 1974 and continued there until 1976. He has coached high school basketball for the past thirty-four years, thirty two as head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Oak Park High School.

    Over his 34 years at Oak Park, Randy developed the dominate high school program of it’s era, going to 15 Final Fours and winning 3 AAAA Provincial Championships. During this time he has helped to develop more than twenty five players who have gone on to play at the Canadian College or CIS level. Randy has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba for fifteen years.


    Randy has also coached numerous Manitoba Provincial teams as head coach and as an assistant coach at the Canada Games, Western Canada Games, and National Championships.

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    Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the basketball.  As a coach, Dan has worked with players from grassroots community club teams to the CIS.  In 2014, he led 17U Team Manitoba to its first ever Gold Medal in the male division at the Canadian National Championships. 10 Years earlier he also led the 17U men to Bronze Medal at the 2004 National Championships.  Dan has also coached in the Canada Games and the Western Canada Games, bringing home a Silver Medal at the 15U age division in 2003 of the WCG.  From 2005 to 2010 Dan coached with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances.  Dan assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and then assumed the interim head coaching duties during the 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program.  In 2004, Dan started coaching in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program, a program he now leads as its head coach.

     Dan has also coached the Linden Meadows Grade 8 girls, Manitoba Magic, and various WMBA teams, capturing the JHIT, RSL, and 3 age group WMBA Championships.

    As a player, Dan played his high school basketball at Fort Richmond Collegiate and then went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduation, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe playing in Spain, Israel, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, and Luxembourg.  Dan also played in the USLB, CBA, GBL, WBL, NBL, and the IBL...including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.

    In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to try-out for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80's early 90's on various Student and Training National Teams including the 1989 World University Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan (1984 and 1994).

    Currently, Dan is the 17U male Provincial Team head coach and the head coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Male Program for the Manitoba region.   Dan is the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba and a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.   He completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.  Dan is also trained in the new NCCP coursework at the Train To Compete, Train To Train, Learn To Train stages.
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    All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.

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    QUESTIONS?
    Inquires and questions on the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps 
    can be made to Dan Becker.


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