Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce details on a new Provincial Team Pilot Program for its 17U Female Juvenile Program effective for this fall.  In an attempt to assemble and develop the best teams to represent Manitoba next summer, open tryouts for the female 17U program will be offered this September with a short list roster of 15 athletes per gender being assembled to train over the fall, winter and spring months heading to the Canadian National Championships in August 2011.  Coaching the 17U Girls Team will be the current head coaching staff Tanya MacKay along with Tami Pennell and Sarah Holder. 


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All players who make the final training squads will be asked to make a
full commitment to the team right through to August 2011.  The program
will quiet down from January to March but will run with 2-5 sessions per
week in the September through July range.  The new approach to
developing the team will be piloted for 2010-11 at the 17U level with a
potential to expand this to younger ages in the future.  Regular tryouts
for the 17U Male and 15U Male and Female Provincial Teams will run in
April 2011 as they have in the past. The Centre for Performance Program
will hold its tryouts for girls ages 16 and under and boys ages 17 and
under on September 10-12 and will run through the fall / winter months
as they have in the past.  

Important Note: The 17U Girls Provincial Team Tryouts will occur at the same time as the Centre for Performance tryouts on September 10-12 at Red River College.  Those interested in trying out for both programs, are asked to attend the first 17U Provincial Team tryouts on the Friday evening.  Those not chosen for the 17U team will be asked to return to the regular CP tryouts over the next few days of the tryouts. Players can only participate on one program at a time.

17U Provincial Team Program Summary

  • Open Tryouts: September 10-12, 2010 (click here for the specific times).  The team to be finalized by late September.

  • Eligible Ages: Female players born in 1994 or later (age 17 or under as of December 31, 2011)

  • Costs: $1500.00 per player to cover costs September to August.  The participant fee will assist in covering training costs, travel and accommodations to as many as 2 warm-up competitions in the spring and the National Championships in August, tournament entry fees, sport science training sessions, gear, equipment and insurance.  Teams may opt to attend additional competition opportunities outside of the set schedule and may involve additional costs to the participant per opportunity. Time payments, grants, a donation service and fundraising will be made available to eligible families upon need.    

  • Timelines:

  • Open tryouts in September

  • Training through to December

  • Quiet time through January to March in respect to the school basketball season

  • Training and Competitions from late March to July

  • 2011 National Championships in August

Questions on the new program can be directed to Adam Wedlake or Dan Becker at Basketball Manitoba.  


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