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    May 23, 2014

    THIS WEEKEND: Manitoba Provincial Team Tryouts Announced for May 23-25, 2014

    THIS WEEKEND:  Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announced details on the upcoming Provincial Team Tryouts for the upcoming summer. The tryouts for the program will occur May 23-25, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.  The summer of 2014 will see a total of 6 Provincial Teams formed at the male and female 17U, 16U and 15U.  All 3 female teams will compete in the Tri-Prov Tournament in Regina, the Nike National Invitational in Chicago, Illinois (NCAA certified event), and the Canadian National Championships in Edmonton (NCAA certified event).  All 3 male teams will compete in the Tri-Prov Tournament in Regina, the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana (NCAA certified event), and the Canadian National Championships in Edmonton (NCAA certified event).

    This summer's program reveals some changes to the Provincial Team program with the try-out dates now starting in late May.  Both the male and female programs with be attending two major NCAA certified tournaments.  Canada Basketball in partnership with the national Provincial basketball organizations have moved the National Championships into the late July NCAA evaluation period to now permit U.S. college coaches to join Canadian University and College coaches the opportunity to attend and evaluate the red-hot Canadian talent that has been impacting the women's and men's NCAA basketball scene.  The female teams will attend the most prestigious stop on the summer evaluation tour July 9-13, the Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago.  The male teams are attending the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, which was voted the best tournament of the 2013 summer with famous alumni and over 450 teams converging on the mid-west town July 9-13.  All 6 provincial teams (male and female) will also attend the FIBA warm-up tournament in Regina, the Tri-Prov Invitational July 4-6.  This tournament includes the provincial teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

    Manitoba Provincial Team Tryout Details

    • Friday May 23, 2014
    • Saturday May 24, 2014
    • Sunday May 25, 2014
    Tryout Location 

    University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, MB   (MAP)

    Registration & Tryout Fee 
    • No preregistration required
    • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the first tryout per age category.
    • All players are to complete the Provincial Team Tryout Form (PDF) and bring it to the first tryout.  Additional copies will be available on site.
    • $25.00 per person due at the first tryout session
    • All registered players will receive a 'Basketball Manitoba' t-shirt
    • Cash or cheques will be accepted (cheques to be made payable to 'Basketball Manitoba')
    • Receipts will be issued upon request only
    • Basketballs will be provided at each tryout 
    • Players should arrive 20 minutes early to the tryout sessions dressed ready to play
    • Players making one of the teams will be required to pay the set registration fee for the program

    Player Eligibility 

    All eligible players must fit into one of the following age divisions and have been a resident of Manitoba on or before February 1, 2014.
    • 15U Female - born in 1999 or later
    • 15U Male - born in 1999 or later
    • 16U Female - born in 1998 or later
    • 16U Male - born in 1998 or later
    • 17U Female - born in 1997 or later
    • 17U Male - born in 1997 or later

    Age Advancement
    In the fall of 2008, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion permitting a player of a younger age the option to play an age up on a Provincial Team.  Any younger age athlete who wishes to tryout for an older age program is welcome to do so.  A decision can be made by the older coaching staff and Selection Committee after the first session if the younger athlete will continue with the older tryouts or will be asked to return to the younger tryouts.  Any athlete looking to tryout at an older age must contact Dan Becker first.

    Provincial Team Selection Policy
    Effective April 1, 2012, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion on a new Provincial Team Selection Policy. As part of our commitment to providing a transparent and equitable Provincial Team selection procedure, there is a need for a consistent policy to protect the integrity of the Provincial Team program and its coaches.  Under this new approach, Basketball Manitoba will strive to produce a competitive program that stays true to the Long Term Athletic Development Model.  Read more...

    Additional Tryouts
    All Provincial Team coaches will run a second phase of tryouts on May 31 - June 1 to finalize their teams.  The factor in determining if there will be an extension are connected to the overall numbers out at the initial tryouts.  The 16U and 17U tryouts will be seperated in the second phase.  These details will be made directly to those athletes who are selected to return to a future tryout.

    Team Commitment In June & July
    In 2014, Basketball Manitoba moved the Provincial Team tryouts to occur in late may, avoiding much of the club basketball season.  Athletes selected on one of the Manitoba Provincial Teams will be expected to give a full commitment to the program for all practices and competitions.

    Tryout Schedule

    All tryouts at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre

    Friday May 23#Age Level
    5:00pm - 7:30pm115U Female - Session #1 *
    7:30pm - 10:00pm217U & 16U Female - Session #1 *
    Saturday May 24
    9:30am - 11:45pm317U & 16U Male - Session #1 *
    12:00pm - 2:15pm415U Male - Session #1 *
    2:30pm - 4:45pm515U Female - Session #2
    5:00pm - 7:15pm617U & 16U Female - Session # 2
    7:30pm - 9:45pm717U & 16U Male - Session #2
    Sunday May 25
    9:30am - 11:45pm815U Male - Session # 2
    12:00pm - 2:15pm917U & 16U Female - Session #3
    2:30pm - 4:45pm1015U Female - Session # 3
    5:00pm - 7:15pm1115U Male - Session #3
    7:30pm - 9:45pm1217U & 16U Male - Session #3


    * denotes the first tryout session; $25.00 tryout fee and registration form due 

    Provincial Team Tryout Form (PDF)

    More information...

    Map to University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre

    The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is supported by...

    McDole's Gym Spring Camps

    For information on the program including time lines and fees please go to the Manitoba Provincial Team page.

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