ImageBasketball Manitoba would like to thank all the 375 coaches and the presenters who attended the third annual Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic which ran October 21-22 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre!  The event continues to attract the largest crowd of basketball coaches to a clinic in Manitoba History!  It also continues to hold the distinction of the largest sport specific coaches clinic in Manitoba history (according to Coaching Manitoba).  375 basketball coaches from all levels of the game attended the sessions from all corners of the province which featured keynote presentations from Jay Triano of the Toronto Raptors and Steve Brown of the Minnesota Timberwovles.  A total of 14 different sessions were offered ranging from the basic individual fundamentals of the sport through to different team offenses and defenses plus sessions on physical training and rule interpretations. Special congratulations to Jake Veseau of Winnipeg who was the winner of the grand prize trip to Las Vegas for the 2012 Nike Championship Coaches Clinic next spring and to Darrin Arnold of Portage for winning the Team Prize Pack consisting of 12 Wilson basketballs, CIS season passes, T-shirts and other coaching materials.  The stronger partnerships forged with the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association with this coaching venture will only make the sport stronger at all levels in Manitoba!   Basketball Manitoba also hosted 50 players at Tec Voc on Friday and Saturday in partnership with the NBA`s Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.  Coach Steve Brown ran the camps following his presentations at the coaches clinic.  

The clinic continues as a result of the partnership with Basketball
Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba and the
Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMBA) to offer a top-notch
basketball coaching experience to Manitobans.  The clinic coincides
with the province-wide school in-service (SAG) on the Friday and the WMBA
paused all league games over the weekend and paid for every one of
its coaches to attend the event.  The coaches in attendance are
represented teams from all levels of the game – right from 5 years old
community club through school basketball to the university level.

We would also like to thank all the on-court demonstrators from the Manitoba Provincial Team  and Centre for Performance programs for their time working with the different presenters over the weekend.

All video sessions were fully video taped and viewing information has been sent exclusively to those in attendance.  The SCC Videos will be made public on the Basketball Manitoba website in early January.   

To help us make future improvements to the Super Coaches Clinic, we are asking those who attended complete our quick EVENT SURVEY.    

Basketball Manitoba’s Executive Director, Adam Wedlake commented...

“The response we have received to the clinic and camp was amazing!  The real winners of the weekend will be the nearly 4500 kids that these coaches represent!  These coaches now return to their programs with new ideas and information to provide the best coaching leadership possible!  We are very excited to continue our partnership with the U of W, U of M and the WMBA to kick-off the basketball season in style!" 

The Grand Prize winner of the trip to Las Vegas in the spring of 2012 was Jake Veseau of Winnipeg!  He will be attending the 2012 Nike Championship Coaches which is considered the premier basketball coaches clinic in the world!  Jake is pictured below with Basketball Manitoba Executive Director (left) along with Jay Triano of the Toronto Raptors (right) formally receiving his prize.  


The Team Prize Pack award consisting of 12 Wilson Evolution basketballs, 12 Wesmen and 12 Bison season passes, 12 t-shirts and other coaching resource items went to Darrin Arnold of Portage la Prairie.  Darrin is pictured below (left) receiving the prize from Basketball Manitoba Executive Director Adam Wedlake.   




The WMBA and Basketball Manitoba would like to
congratulate Debbie Bergen the volunteer
convener at Lindenwoods Community Centre. Debbie is this year's
recipient of the Investors Group Volunteer Sport Administrator Award.
This award was announced at the Basketball Manitoba Super Clinic
over this past weekend at the University of Winnipeg.

Debbie has been the volunteer basketball convener at Lindenwoods Community Centre for the last four years. As convener, Debbie is responsible for coordinating over 150 annual registrations as well as facilitating over 20 annual teams. Debbie is also in charge of recruiting volunteer coaches, finding and securing practice time throughout the season and recruiting new players within the community. Throughout the year, Debbie is the contact for any issues that may arise surrounding any of the teams being hosted out of Lindenwoods Community Centre. This past year, Debbie was also instrumental in the construction and completion of the new gymnasium built at Lindenwoods Community Centre. Debbie is an extremely hard working, organized, friendly person who continually goes above and beyond as a volunteer. She is extremely worthy of receiving this award.

 Pictured below is Debbie (left) receiving the award from Investors Group representative Holly Kitchen (middle) and WMBA Executive Director Lee Hurton (right).



More information on the award can be found on the Coaches
Association of Canada


Full details on the clinic can be found at 

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