Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on the 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Games basketball regional tryouts.  The 2012 Manitoba Games will occur this July in Swan River, MB with a total of 8 regional teams for males and 8 regional teams for females created this spring at the 16U age level (born in 1996 or later).  The regional teams will represent all areas of Manitoba including Central, Eastman, Interlake, Norman, Parkland, Westman and two teams from Winnipeg.  The tryouts will occur in April and May at various locations and training will continue through the spring and summer to the Games from July July 16-18 for females and July 19-21 for males.  Full details on the program and tryouts can be found at...






Basketball Age Category: 

Cadet – age 16U as of 2012; Born in 1996 or later (Train to Compete Stage)   


About the Manitoba Games - Basketball 

  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are the province's largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province. The Games are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter sports events. Each set of Games involve upwards of 7,500 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.

  • Participation in the Power Smart Manitoba Games begins with regional try outs. Regional teams of approximately 200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff go on to participate in the Provincial Finals.

  • The 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Provincial Finals are being held in Swan Valley July 15-21.  We are actively seeking volunteers for this event.  To volunteer or for more information click here.

  • If you are an athlete, coach or manager that has been selected to represent your region at the Provincial Finals you can register online now.

  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are great athlete introduction to a multi-sport environment. With the sport of basketball being in the 2013 Canada Games at the 17U age level, it is a perfect fit with the Train to Train stage of Long Term Athlete Development. It’s Basketball Manitoba’s goal to use the Manitoba Games as the first step in identifying and development Manitoba athletes for future interprovincial events and beyond. 

  • The provincial registration fee for those who make a regional team is $125.00 per athlete. Coaches and Managers are not required to pay this fee.  The fee includes a regional team walkout uniform, competitive uniform (additional fee may be required), bus transportation to and from Swan Valley (excluding the host region team) as well as transportation within Swan Valley, accommodations while at the Games, all meals and snacks served by the Host Society during your stay, sport competition, entertainment and Opening or Closing Ceremonies (depending on your phase).



Regional Team Identification and Development

  • Basketball Manitoba, along with the members of its Provincial Council will coordinate specific open tryouts and training camps for players ages 16U in each region in the spring of 2012. 

  • The camps will be run as open tryouts with the respective regional coaches using them to identify as many as 20 athletes per region with a final roster of twelve (12) athletes per region per gender (24 in Winnipeg).  

  • This will result in as many as 8 male teams and 8 female teams in total (96 male athletes, 96 female athletes for a total of 192 athletes) heading into the Games in July. 

  • Once the twelve team roster has been set in each region by May 31, 2012, the team will set a number of training weekends through to July 2012. 

  • The Basketball competition of the Manitoba Games will take place in Phase 1 – Female and Phase 2 – Male on July 15 – 21, 2012 in Swan River, Manitoba. 


Manitoba Competition Format

  • A new competition format will see the creation of an ‘all-star team’ approach by identifying the top 12 athletes (or 24 in Winnipeg) to represent a region at the Games. 

  • This will be accomplished with a series of open tryouts in each region to identify and train the athletes heading into the Games. At the provincial finals the format will be played at a 5 on 5, 8 team tournament. 


Manitoba Provincial Team 

 16U Provincial Team Program

  • The male and female 16U Provincial Teams will be formed in mid-July in conjunction with the Manitoba Games program.  

  • Only athletes competing on a Manitoba Games team will be eligible to play on the 16U Provincial Team.  

  • The teams will then train for 10 days in Winnipeg following the Games in Swan River, MB and then travel to Edmonton, AB August 1-5, 2012.  

  • The Western Canadian Cadet Championships will include 16U provincial teams from British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and will close with a development camp led by a Canada Basketball National Team Coach.  

  • 16U Provincial Team Coaches Announced...


Regional Tryout Registration Information & Fees 


  • No preregistration required

  • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the first tryout.

  • All players are to complete the Manitoba Games Team Tryout Form (PDF) and bring it to the first tryout. Additional copies will be available on site.

  • $25.00 per person tryout fee is due at the first tryout session

  • All registered players will receive a Manitoba Games t-shirt

  • Cash or cheques will be accepted (cheques to be made payable to 'Basketball Manitoba')

  • Receipts will be issued upon request only

  • Please bring a basketball with you to all tryouts

  • Players should arrive 20 minutes early to the tryout sessions dressed ready to play

  • Players making the team will be required to pay the set registration fee for the program  


Regional Tryout Details

PDF Manitoba Games Team Tryout Form (PDF) 


Region  Gender  Tryout Dates & Times      Location(s)    More info, contact... 
CENTRAL (MAP) 16U Male April 20, 7-9pm; April 21, 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm   Carman Collegiate, 121 4th Ave SE, Carman, MB Darin Arnold 
CENTRAL (MAP) 16U Female April 20, 7 - 9pm; April 21, 11am-1pm and 3-5 pm; NEW TIME April 22, 12pm-2pm
  Morris School, 324 Toronto Avenue E. Morris, MB  JP Beauchemin
EASTMAN  (MAP) 16U Male April 24, 25 and 26, 7:30pm-9:30pm   Edward Schreyer School, Beausejour, MB Carlin Proutt 
EASTMAN (MAP) 16U Female April 20, 7:30-9:30pm, April 21 4:00-6:00pm; April 22, 11:00 am-1:00pm; 
Friday April 27, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Ecole Pointe Des Chenes, Ste. Anne, MB
  April 21-22, Powerview School, 23 Vincent Ave, Powerview, MB; April 27, Ecole Pointe Des Chenes, Ste. Anne, MB  Mary-Jo Hovorka
INTERLAKE (MAP) 16U Male April 20, 7:30-9:30pm; April 30, 6:15-8:00pm; May 4, 6:00-8:00pm; May 5, 11:00-1:00pm      April 20 @ Lockport School; April 30 @ Gimli HS; May 4 & 5 @ Lord Selkirk Regional    Trish Hallson 
INTERLAKE (MAP) 16U Female April 20, 5:30-7:30pm; April 30, 8:00-9:45pm; May 4, 8:00-10:00pm; May 5, 1:30-3:30pm    April 20 @ Lockport School; April 30 @ Gimli HS; May 4 & 5 @ Lord Selkirk Regional Trish Hallson   
NORMAN (MAP) 16U Male   April 21, 11:00am-1:00pm & 3:00-5:00 pm; April 22, 10:00 am-1:00pm   Margaret Barbour Collegiate, 429 Smith Avenue, The Pas, MB   Frank Power 
NORMAN (MAP) 16U Female   April 6, 10:30-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm; April 21, 10:30-12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm    April 6 @ Burntwood Elementary, 103 Arctic Drive, Thompson; April 21 @JH Kerr School, Snow Lake Kristin Donovan 
PARKLAND (MAP) 16U Male   NEW INFO: April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm; April 29, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm    Dauphin Regional High School, 330 Mountain Road, Dauphin, MB Trevor Beals 
PARKLAND (MAP) 16U Female   April 16, 6:30-8:30pm; April 18, 6:30-8:30pm   Grandview School, 117 Rose Avenue, Grandview, MB   Stewart McKenzie 
WESTMAN (MAP) 16U Male   April 22, 2:00-4:00pm and 5:30-7:00pm    Neelin High School, 1020 Brandon Avenue, Brandon Jeremy Wielenga
WESTMAN (MAP) 16U Female April 22, 12:00-2:00pm and 4:00-5:30pm    Neelin High School, 1020 Brandon Avenue, Brandon   Melissa Stoesz


Residents living inside the Perimeter Hwy

16U Male   * Two teams formed * April 18, 8:00-10:00pm; April 19, 6:00-8:00 pm; NEW DATE April 20, 5:00-7:00pm   Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Billy Isaac

Eric Sung


Residents living inside the Perimeter Hwy

16U Female   * Two teams formed * April 13, 7:00-9:00pm; April 14, 9:00-11:00 am & 1:00-3:00pm; April 15, 10:00am-12:00pm & Parent Meeting 12:15-1:00pm   Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB 

Karl Schroeder

Adam Khan 


PDF Manitoba Games Team Tryout Form (PDF) 



For more information on basketball at the 2012 Manitoba Games, CLICK HERE




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