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    August 19, 2017

    THIS WEEKEND: Centre for Performance Age 15U Male Basketball Program Tryouts Set for Aug 18-20


    THIS WEEKEND: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the try-out details for the MALE Canada Basketball / Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance training program for 2017-18.  This year the CP will have a 15U age group (eligible athletes are born 2003, 2004, and 2005). This year's tryouts will occur on August 18-20 at the new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg.  Please arrive early to register. 
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    All tryouts will occur at...


    Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg


    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...





    Male Tryouts - Born in 2003, 2004, and 2005 

    ALL TRYOUTS ARE AT THE NEW CANADA GAMES CENTER GYM AT 145 PACIFIC AVE. (attached to the Sport For Life Building).


    DATEAGE GROUPTIME
    Friday, August 18
    SESSION # 1GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20056:00pm to 8:00pm
    SESSION # 2BOYS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20058:00pm to 10:00pm
    Saturday, August 19
    SESSION # 3GIRLS 17U CP - Born 2001 & 200210:30am to 12:30pm
    SESSION # 4GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20051:00pm to 3:00pm
    SESSION # 5BOYS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20053:30pm to 5:30pm
    Sunday, August 20
    SESSION # 6GIRLS 17U CP - Born 2001 & 200210:30am to 12:30pm
    SESSION # 7GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20051:00pm to 3:00pm
    SESSION # 8BOYS 15U CP - Born 2003 - 20053:30pm to 5:30pm



    Decisions will be made after the above try-outs and continue on into September to finalize the training group.  


    Program Overview

    The Canada Basketball/Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance Program is a regional training program that targets potential high level athletes and provides them with advanced training and experiences to help them develop into an elite level basketball player. The Center For Performance is the start of the National Team identification pathway.


    Male athletes from Manitoba will be identified on an annual basis to participate in the Manitoba Region of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance training programs. The program runs from September to December before pausing for the school season. There will be classroom/training/testing sessions in January/ February /or March before the program wraps up leading into the 15U Provincial Team try-outs in May.  The program offers a highly qualified coaching staff trained with Canadian National Team curriculum.  


    The program has a heavy emphasis on developing individual fundamentals and athletic abilities to prepare them for next level competition. Players receive training in strength, agility and physical testing.  CP athletes also participate in special CP sessions with guest coaches from a variety of programs.  Past guest coaches have come from programs including the Canadian National Team, CIS and NCAA programs, and NBA skills trainers.

    The total program will include...

    • Two to three regular on-court training sessions per week during fall session.
    • Integrated speed & power workouts at the new Qualico Training Center
    • Sport Science sessions 
    • Special guest coach sessions
    • Special Basketball Canada Weekend
    • Russell Athletic Gear Package 
    • Full accident and liability insurance coverage
    Tryout Notes 
    • $25.00 tryout fee (cash or cheque payable to Basketball Manitoba) due at the first tryout.
    • All players are to complete the proper tryout form - CP Tryout Form either in advance or on-site at the first session.
    • Show up at least 20 minutes before the first session to register.
    • No preregistration required
    • Basketballs will be provided at all sessions.
    • Players are to come dressed ready to play. 
    • Athletes are expected to be ready to attend both try-out dates as selections and cuts will be made after the first try-out and continue on to the second try-out.

    Center For Performance Head Coach -  Dan Becker



    Dan Becker is no stranger to the Manitoba basketball scene. He has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the game. His playing history began as a standout player at Fort Richmond Collegiate which took him on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Degree, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the  globe, including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.  In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to tryout 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 World Universiade Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan.

    As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels. Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg. He has assisted at the CIS men's level in 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program. Over this same time period, Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the Midget (15U) and Juvenile (17U) levels, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Juvenile Championships, and culminating with the Canada Games team in 2005. 

    From 2005 to 2010 Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, and WMBA capturing 2 provincial titles, a RSL title and three WBMA championships.

    Dan was the head coach of the 17U Boys provincial team for 20014 & 20015.  In 2014, Dan lead the team to their first ever National Championship and the Gold Medal.  Dan is the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Boy's Program for the Manitoba region. Dan is also a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program. 




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