**SPACE IS GOING FAST!  REGISTER NOW** Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce details on a New Year's High
Performance Camp focused on 'fast break' and 'transition' basketball scheduled for January
3rd and 4th at St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg.  The camp will
be hosted by coaches Randy Kusano, Sarah Lundgren and Dan Becker and will focus
on developing the skills of transition basketball for male and female
athletes currently aged 12-14. The female session will run from 9:00 am to
12:00 pm and a male session that will run from
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.  School opens again after the holidays on Wednesday January 5, 2011.  The camp is limited to 24 athletes per session and will maintain an 8:1
player to coach ratio. Registration is $65.00 (includes GST) per athlete
and includes a Basketball Manitoba T-shirt, 6 hours of high level
instruction and complete accident and liability insurance coverage for
all participants.  St. John’s Ravenscourt is located at 400 South Drive
in Winnipeg's Fort Garry area.  For full details including coaching
biographies and registration links...




  1. Overview & Notes

  2. Coach Biographies

  3. Camp Location

  4. Camp Schedule & Registration

  5. Contact

Overview & Notes     (top)

Welcome to the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Transition Camp!  The
Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps are for players
from ages 12 to 14 years old. The camp
will focus
on developing the skills of fast break transition basketball and overall understanding of the game. The camp
provides an 8 to 1 player to coach ratio and is taught by three top coaches from Manitoba! 

  • Sessions are limited to 24 participants so register now!

  • Players are to attend BOTH days of the camp (6 hours of court time in all)

  • Players are asked to show up 20 minutes prior to the first session to register.

  • Players are
    asked to come dressed ready to participate including non-marking
    runners, shorts (no pockets) and a t-shirt. It is also suggested players
    bring a water bottle and a towel.

  • Parking at St. John's Ravenscourt School is located at the main entrance on the north west side of the
    school and on surrounding streets.

  • Every camp participant will receive a Basketball Manitoba T-shirt.

  • All registered participants are covered under Basketball Manitoba’s Insurance Program.

Coach Biographies     (top)

Randy Kusano

Sarah Lundgren

Dan Becker Randy Kusano

Camp Location     (top)

St. John's Ravenscourt, 400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Schedule & Registration     (top)

All sessions
will be held at 
St. John's
Ravenscourt, 400 South Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba. There is one age category
offered for both girls and boys in the 12-14 age range.

Session #


Age* Gender Time 



 1  Jan 3-4  12-14  Girls 9:00am-12:00pm  $65.00  REGISTER NOW!
 2  Jan 3-4

 12-14  Boys 1:00pm-4:00pm  $65.00  REGISTER NOW!

  • * Ages
    as of date of the camp

  • ** Fee includes GST 


  • Online:
    Visa, MasterCard, PayPal (links provided after registration)

  • Basketball Manitoba Office: Interac,
    Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Cheque or Money Order

  • By Mail:
    Cheque or Money Order (payable to 'Basketball Manitoba')

  • Please note that the
    Basketball Manitoba office will be closed December 22 to January 3
    inclusive for the Holidays, so only online or mail in payments will be
    accepted over that time.

Manitoba, Room 324, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2Z6

Contact     (top)

For more information on the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camp Series, please contact Dan Becker.


Full Coach Biographies


Dan Becker     (top)

Dan BeckerDan
has been an active player and coach for over 25 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.


His 12 year
professional career took him all over the world playing in Portugal,
Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Spain, Finland, Mexico and Australia. Dan
also suited up for North American leagues with the Continental
Basketball Association (CBA) in Omaha, the Global Basketball Association
(GBA) in Greensborough, N.C., the USBL (Long Island), played in the
L.A. Summer Pro League and attended Training Camp with the Indiana
Pacers of the NBA.


Dan's playing
career also saw him represent Team Canada in the 1989 World Student
Games, two Jones Cups (’84 and ’94), and various national training


After his
playing career Dan served as an assistant at the C.I.S. men's level from
2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with
the University of Manitoba Men's Program.


Dan coached a
number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the 15U and
Juvenile (17U) levels. In 2004 Dan led the Men’s Juvenile team to a
bronze medal finish at the National Championships.


In 2005 Dan
joined Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program,
coaching in five consecutive Final Fours and winning two Provincial AAAA
Championships. Dan completed his NCCP
Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.

Dan is
currently the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba and the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Center for Performance for Manitoba.  Dan is also entering his first season as the Head Coach of the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys program.

Randy Kusano     (top)

Randy Kusano

Randy Kusano 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. He is a current member of the Executive on the Board of
Basketball Manitoba. Randy is a fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach.

Sarah Lundgren     (top)

Sarah LundgrenSarah is a graduate of Fort Richmond Collegiate. Sarah began her coaching career with the Junior Bisons program in 2002 until 2007.  She has been coaching basketball now for 9 years.  Sarah began her high school coaching career at Oak Park High School in 2008 where she lead her JV girls team to the Provincial final.  Sarah was named coach of the year that same year.  She is currently in her second year of teaching at Westwood Collegiate and her first year as the Varsity Girls Coach.  Sarah coaches a community club team through the Magnus Eliason Recreation Center that won the league last year.  She is currently the assistant coach for the Juvenile Provincial team.

Prior to coaching, she played 5 years of basketball at the University of Manitoba where she was named to the Can West All Rookie Team in her first year.  She then went on to be selected as a Canada West Second Team All Star in her final two years of playing.  Sarah was selected to a number of different All-Star teams throughout her playing years, including being chosen to play for a Select Team that traveled to Europe.


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