ImageBasketball Manitoba would like to thank all the 325+ coaches and the presenters who attended the fourth annual Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic which ran October 19-20 at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic 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).  325 basketball coaches from all levels of the game attended the sessions from all corners of the province which featured keynote presentations from Rick Torbett from Atlanta, GA of Better Basketball and the 'Read and React' Offence fame and strength and speed trainer Alan Stein of Stronger Team and DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. A total of 12 different sessions were offered ranging from the basic individual fundamentals of the sport through to different team offenses and defenses, sessions on strength and speed training, concussions, ethics in coaching and Long Term Athlete Development. Special congratulations to Tony Hayden of Yorkton, Saskatchewan who was the winner of the grand prize trip to Las Vegas for the 2013 Nike Championship Coaches Clinic next spring and to Manfred Glor of Winnipeg 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 90 players at the with the Alan Stein Cutting Edge Camps at the University of Manitoba Frank Kennedy Courts on Friday and Saturday   Alan 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 (SAGE) 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 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 4000 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!" 

Outside of the coaches clinic, the two keynote presetners, Rick Torbett and Alan Stein (pictured centre in the below pictures) worked with athletes in the Cutting Edge Player's Camp and with the Manitoba Centre for Performance Program.  









The Grand Prize winner of the trip to Las Vegas in the spring of 2013 was Tony Hayden of Yorkton, SK!  He will be attending the 2013 Nike Championship Coaches which is considered the premier basketball coaches clinic in the world!  Tony is pictured below with Basketball Manitoba Executive Director (left) along with Rick Torbett (right) formally receiving his prize.  


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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 Manfred Glor of Winnipeg.  Manfred is pictured below (right) receiving the prize from Wesmen Men's Basketball Coach Mike Raimbault.   


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Basketball Manitoba also announced the official launch of its new Basketball Equipment Recycling Program.  The initiative, supported by Johnson Waste Management will see 10 different locations set up with dedicated bins to collect used basketballs and basketball shoes to distribute it to those in need.  Programs which will benefit from the ongoing equipment drive will be the Basketballs for Inner City Kids project, KidSport, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council.  Pictured below is the first donation of basketball equipment by William Sesay of the Manitoba Centre for Performance who began his basketball career out of the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre.  



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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