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    March 17, 2013

    Basketball Manitoba Spring Break HP Camps CLOSE TO SOLD OUT - Register Now!

    1 SPOT LEFT IN GIRLS 11-13 AGE CAMP, 9 SPOTS LEFT IN BOYS 12-14 AGE CAMP, BOTH GIRLS & BOYS 14-16 AGE CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT! REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 3 DAYS. Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the Spring Break High Performance Basketball Camps over Spring Break, March 25-28, 2013.  There will be 2 boys sessions for players between the ages of 12-17 led by the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg coaching staffs and players.  There will be 2 girls sessions for players between the ages of 11-16 led by guest coaches Randy Kusano, Minich Nowrang, Suki Chhoeun, Herve Vincent, Stephanie Kleysen, Stephanie Gill and Dan Becker.   For full details and to register...



    Welcome to the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Spring Break Camp!  The
    Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps are for experienced male players
    from ages 12 to 17 years old and up and coming 11-16 year old female players. The camp has an emphasis on improving the
    athlete’s fundamental skills, understanding the game, and competition. The camp
    provides an excellent player to coach ratio and is taught by some of Manitoba';s top basketball coaches!  

    The coaching staff from the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s program and the University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s program will lead the boys camp.  The Bison staff and players will lead 2 days of the 4 day camp and the Wesmen will lead the other 2 days.  This will be a great opportunity for players to get the university level experience.

    The girls camp will be lead by Randy Kusano, Manoj Nowrang, Suki Chhoeun, Herve Vincent, Stephanie Kleysen, Stpehanie Gill,  and Dan Becker.  Each day will have a feature concept/skill and an official scrimmage component.  It will be a great camp to get ready for the Club Season!


    1. Camp Highlights

    2. Schedule & Registration

    3. Coach Bios

    4. Camp Locations

    5. Contact


    Camp Highlights     (top)

    • Registration is $125.00 and includes 12 hours of court time, a Basketball Manitoba T-shirt, insurance and taxes

    • Sessions are limited to 28 participants for the boy's camps and 18 for the girl's camps so register now!

    • The male sessions will be held at St. John’s Ravenscourt, 400 South
      Drive and the female at Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 LindenwoodS Drive West in Winnipeg. 

    • Players are to attend ALL days of the camp (12 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.

    • Every camp participant will receive a T-shirt.

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


    Schedule & Registration     (top)

    The male sessions will be held at St. John’s Ravenscourt, 400 South Drive and the female at Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 Lindenwood Drive West in Winnipeg. 

    Please complete the HP CAMP WAITING LIST FORM if one of the below camps is full and you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 

    Session #

    Age* Gender Time



     1  March 25-28  Ages 12-14  Boys 9:00am-12:00pm St. John's Ravenscourt  $125.00  REGISTER NOW
     2  March 25-28  Ages 15-17  Boys 1:00pm-4:00pm St. John's Ravenscourt  $125.00  REGISTER NOW
     3  March 25-28  Ages 11-13  Girls 9:00am-12:00pm Lindenwoods CC  $125.00  REGISTER NOW
     4  March 25-28  Ages 14-16  Girls  1:00pm-4:00 pm  Lindenwoods CC  $125.00  REGISTER NOW

    Please complete the HP CAMP WAITING LIST FORM if one of the above camps is full and you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

    • * Ages as of date of the camp

    • ** Fee includes GST 

    Payment Options (links will be provided during the registration process)

    • Online: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal

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

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

    Basketball Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2Z6


    Head Coach Bios     (top)



    Raimbault - University of Winnipeg Men’s Basketball Head

    Raimbault joined the University of Winnipeg Wesmen as head coach in 2010.  Mike is no stranger to basketball in Manitoba. He acted
    as interim head coach with
    in 2007-08
    up from
    role under Barnaby Craddock. Mike was also the head coach of Basketball
    Manitoba's Westman Regional Training Centre and named the Manitoba Basketball
    Association's 'Open Category' Coach of the Year that season. For the past
    2 seasons, he has been out west at the University of Northern British Columbia
    at the Canadian College level. He was named the 2009-10 CCAA Coach
    of the Year after leading UNBC to the national title last year.

    Mike graduated from Brandon University with degrees in Physical
    Education and Education. As a former Bobcat player, Mike was part of two
    teams that made
    it to the National Championship Game (2000 & 2001).

    He currently holds
    his NCCP level 3 certification.



    Schepp – University of Manitoba Men’s Basketball
    Head Coach 

    Kirby Schepp is concluding his fourth season at the University of Manitoba after being
    at Sturgeon/Silver
    Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg as a head
    coach and Physical Education teacher since 1994. Over his 14 seasons in the
    high school system, he amassed a record of 333-143 while establishing the
    Sturgeon/Silver Heights as one of the top basketball programs in Manitoba
    while leading them
    to five
    Provincial Final Fours, five league championships and a 100% graduation rate
    of athletes. Schepp was also named both the ‘AAAA’ Boys Coach of
    the Year and the Coaching Manitoba Excellence in Coaching Award (School System)
    in 2007.

    Along with his role at
    Sturgeon/Silver Heights, Schepp head coaching history includes being part
    of Team Manitoba
    for seven seasons while holding a 67-19
    record among teams playing in exhibition tournaments, National Championships
    and Canada Games. From 2005-2010, he was Manitoba's Manitoba's Canada Games
    Male Coach and the Head Coach of Canada Basketball’s
    Centre for Performance Prairie Region Boy's Program (involved since 2001)
    Basketball Manitoba's most active National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
    Course Conductor (Levels 1-3).

    Schepp is also very involved
    in the redevelopment of the NCCP model at the national level and is one of
    Manitoba's few Master Learning Facilitators. He
    held the position as Manitoba's High Performance Provincial Coach since
    2007-2010. His past experience with basketball coaching has also been as President
    of the Manitoba Basketball Coaching Association (MBCA), the University of Winnipeg
    assistant coach from 1996-2001 and playing at the University of Winnipeg from

    In mid-April of 2009, Schepp
    was also selected to inaugural Cadet National Basketball Team Under-17 Coaching
    Staff where he helped guide Canada in the summer of 2010 to its only 3rd
    international medal by capturing the bronze medal at the World Cadet Championships
    in Germany.  In 2011, Kirby helped the Cadet Team qualifiyed for the 2012 World Championships.  

    In addition to his coaching
    prowess, Schepp has a Masters in Education (Coaching) from the University
    of Victoria,
    Bachelor of Education from the University
    of Winnipeg and National Coaching Certification Program Level 3 plus was selected
    as Canada’s representative and head basketball coach at Generations for
    Peace, International Sport Development programs held in Amman, Jordan in late
    November 2008.



    Randy Kusano

    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 currently a member of the coaching staff of the 17U girls Provincial Team and will be representing Manitoba at this year's National Championships and next year's Canada Games. Randy is a fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach and has been on the Basketball Canada/Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance coaching staff for the last 2 years.


    Randy is currently the co-coach with Michele Hynes at the University Manitoba Women's basketball program. 


    Manoj Nowrang

    Coach Nowrang has coached a wide variety of levels in his 27 year coaching career.  He lead the varsity boy’s at Glenlawn Collegiate to 3 final fours and a Provincial Championship during a six year run that produced nine university players.  Over this time he also coached the Manitoba Provincial Teams in 2002 winning a bronze at Nationals and 2003 leading them to a Silver medal in the Western Canada Games.  Coach Nowrang was selected Interim Head Coach for the University of Manitoba Men’s program during the 2005/06 season and served as an assistant coach with both the University of Manitoba Bison men’s and women’s programs.  After coaching many “grassroots” basketball programs, Coach Nowrang formed the club program currently known as EDGE Basketball Club, which has quickly grown into one of the elite girl’s youth programs in the city.  During his playing career he was selected to the MBCA All Manitoba Team (1987), the Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team (1985-1988), and was a member of the University of Manitoba Bison men’s team (1987-1988). 



    Suki Chhoeun  

    Sokrorn Chhoeun

    Suki has been an active basketball coach since 2004.  She’s been involved with the Jr. WesmenClub Basketball program, TMO Basketball School respectively since 2004, and  involved with Basketball Manitoba’s Provincial Midget Girls team from 2007-2009.  Suki is certified as a Level 3 coach who completed her certification through the NCCP in 2006.

    In April 2009, Suki was awarded “Coach of the Year” honours (open category) by the Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA).

    Suki is currently the Head coach for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen College Women’s team (2011 MCAC Champions). She also helped coach the Vincent Massey Collegiate Varsity Girls basketball program as an assistant coach from 2008-2010 where she was a part of the memorable back to back Championship seasons, and was an assistant coach for 4 seasons with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women’s Basketball Team, from 2007-2010.

    Suki states, “If it is one thing I teach my athletes is the ability to believe in themselves and their teammates. To be able to trust one another, and reach the common goal of improving daily to become champions. Understanding work ethic and valuing the word investment.  I also believe that teaching our athletes to be resilient, character driven people is far more valuable than winning alone and truly believing in the philosophy that of Einstein where a pursuit in personal value and growth is greater than becoming a person of success.”

    Most recently Suki started a sports program called Athlete Initiative, aimed to empower female athletes through mentorship,leadership and skill development.  This side project has been a  long time goal of Suki’s, and has slowly and successfully began to make it’s mark in the Winnipeg community. 


    Herve Vincent


    Coach Herve was born and raised in France where his dedication to the game began in 1988 when he joined a basketball club. He has been involved in coaching since 1997 where he started as a volunteer and became a certified coach in 2005. He earned his degrees in sociology, education and sports training at the University of Rouen (France).

    He has coached and trained players at all levels, from youth to adult, at both the city and national level since 1997.  He has experience in promoting basketball via presentations in schools, community centers, university, tournaments and skill camps.

    From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a technical supervisor for the youth basketball development program in the SPO Rouen club, where he developed and implemented specifics youth skills program. He was nominated head coach for the best grade 6 player's selection at the regional level with players selected in the regional training program every season.

    In 2009, he moved to Winnipeg and joined the Junior Bisons program and started his work with Basketball Manitoba's CP and TMHS programs. He became assistant coach for the Bisons' Mens' program in 2010 and is also involved with Kelvin High School. He started his certification in Canada, plus this basketball addict has played on more than 40 playgrounds around the world.



    Stephanie Kleysen
    5’9” guard out of Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg) was recently
    named a member of the 2011 CIS All-Rookie Team and Canada West Conference Female Basketball Player Rookie of the
    Year. She played a huge role in helping the  Wesmen
    to a 20-4 regular season record and a second place finish in the Canada
    West Women’s Basketball Conference regular season standings.

     Kleysen was the
    conference leader in rebounds (9.5 rebounds per game) 228 in total. She
    also tied for the conference lead registering six double-doubles. She
    finished third in team scoring averaging 8.9 points per game during the
    regular season. Stephanie grabbed a season high 17 rebounds twice during
    the regular season (vs Manitoba, December 2, 2010) and against the
    Regina Cougars on January 22, 2011.Stephanie was named the University of
    Winnipeg Female Player of the Week on three occasions during the
    2010-2011 season and was honored as the University of Winnipeg’s Female
    Athlete of the Month for December 2010.


    Stephanie Gill


    Stephanie is a third year Guard on the University of Manitoba Bison's team. A native of Vancouver, she played for Byrne creek secondary (in high school) and for a local club that travelled to Japan and all over the US during her prep days.  In her grade 12 year she was awarded the district's athlete of the year award. 

    Stephanie has been active coaching the last three years with Junior Bisons, BCB Club, and various local camps. She also was quite involved with SWISH (inner city summer basketball and has completed her NCCP training at the community coaching level. 


      Dan Becker

    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 Midget (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 5 consecutive Final Fours and winning 2 Provincial
    Championships. Dan completed his NCCP
    Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg and is
    currently the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba.



    Camp Locations      (top)

    BOYS = St. John's Ravenscourt School, 400 South Drive, Winnipeg, MB (MAP) 




    Contact     (top)

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

    • Dan Becker for camp content and general questions


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