UPDATE: The club has announced it will have a final tryout this Friday (November 15) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Balmoral  School. Any new athletes should arrive by 6:15 to fill out tryout forms.

The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club is has announced that they will be holding a tryout session on Thursday, November 7, 2013 for their Spring 2014 Girls Team. The tryout session will take place at 7-9PM at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba and is open to all girls between the ages of 15 (born in 1999) to 18 (born in 1996) who would be interested in training, competing, and traveling during the spring 2014 season. Additional tryouts may be scheduled afterwards, if necessary.

Training sessions leading up to the spring will emphasize athlete skill-development within a team-orientated concept, while practices during the spring season will concentrate on team performance. Athletes should be prepared for two to three practices per week, with CIS coaches often attending practices to evaluate our athletes throughout the season.

Please contact Coach Martin Riley at mjriley14@gmail.com for general inquiries, including payment options and scheduling conflicts with the tryout session date.

Important Notes:
  • Please bring your own basketball
  • Please bring your own water bottle
  • Please bring a reversible jersey (or bring a dark-colored and light-colored shirt) 
  • Please arrive early to complete our registration form (provided at the tryout) 
  • There is no charge for the tryout session

Spring 2014 Winnipeg Wolves Girls Coach

Martin Riley 

Coach Riley brings over 30 years of coaching experience at various levels within the province, accumulated while capturing multiple Provincial Championships, as well as being recognized as an AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year by the Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association. After starting as a head coach with the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s’ Basketball Program early in his coaching career (1981-1984), Coach Riley went on to win two AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships (1997 & 2000) during his eight years as head coach of the Miles Macdonell Collegiate Varsity Boys, before establishing the Winnipeg Wolves Club Basketball Program in 2006. His Wolves-1995s team won three consecutive Provincial Club Championships between 2010 and 2012.

Under his guidance the club expanded its operations to include boys’ teams at various ages and in the summer of 2013 he launched the Winnipeg Wolves Training Initiative program for female athletes between Grades 9 and 12.

Martin also achieved remarkable success during his playing career. In 1973, Martin led the Sisler Spartans Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a Provincial Championship with a perfect 38-0 record, which included 8 tournament championships. They remain the only undefeated varsity boys’ basketball team in Manitoba high school sports history. His contributions were recognized when he was named the 1973 Varsity Boys Provincial Championships MVP and then received the prestigious Carl Ridd Award in 1973 for academic and athletic excellence.

In 1973, at the age of 17, Martin was also the first player ever to be selected to Canada’s National Team directly out of high school. He then served as team-captain between 1977 and 1980. His career with the Canadian Men’s National Team included two appearances at the Olympics (1976 & 1980), as well as success at numerous international competitions such as the FIBA World Championships, Pan Am Games, and World Student Games. While an established member of the Canadian Men’s National Team, Martin played university basketball for the Manitoba Bisons from 1973 to1978. During his college career he was selected as a 1st Team All-Canadian from 1976 to 1978, won the 1976 CIAU National Championship, was named the 1976 CIAU National Championship MVP, and was also awarded the Mike Moser Trophy as 1976 CIAU Player of the Year, the 1976 University of Manitoba Athlete of the Year, and the 1976 Province of Manitoba Athlete of the Year. After finishing university,

Martin went on to win two consecutive Canadian Senior Men’s Championships before playing professionally in Argentina. He has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Canada Basketball, Sport Manitoba, Basketball Manitoba, and the Manitoba High School Athletics Association.

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