CAMPS UNDERWAY! Welcome to the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps!  The Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camps are for experienced players from ages 10 to 15 years old. The camp has an emphasis on improving the athlete’s fundamental skills and understanding of the game. The camp provides a 7 to 1 player to coach ratio and is taught by some of Manitoba best coaches and players.

CAMP DATES, TIMES & AGES (Ages as of first date of the camp)

  1. August 18-22, 9:00 am -12:00 pm - Ages 10-12 Girls 
  2. August 18-22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ages 13-15 Girls 
  3. August 25-29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ages 10-12 Boys
  4. SOLD OUT - August 25-29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Ages 13-15 Boys - SOLD OUT

CAMP COST (Fee includes GST) 

  • $150.00 per person
  • Payment Options
    • 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

  • FEMALE - Friday August 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm - or when the camp sells out
  • MALE - Friday August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm - or when the camp sells out

GIRLS CAMP INSTRUCTORS (Read full bios below)

  • Randy Kusano (head)
  • Alyssa Grant
  • Samantha Pyke
  • Stephanie Gill

BOYS CAMP INSTRUCTORS (Read full bios below) 

  • Dan Becker (head)
  • Herve Vincent
  • Stephen Tackie
  • Jon Giesbrecht

  • Players are to attend ALL days of the camp (15 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 Basketball Manitoba T-shirt.
  • All registered participants are covered under Basketball Manitoba’s Insurance Program


All camp sessions will be held at Balmoral Hall School, 630 Westminister Ave. Winnipeg, MB



Camp full?  Sign up for our HP Camp Waiting List


For more information on the Basketball Manitoba High Performance Camp Series, please contact...
  • Dan Becker for camp content and general questions


Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the basketball.  As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels.  He has assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and then assumed the interim head coaching duties during the 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program. Over this same time period, Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the 15U and 17U levels, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Juvenile Championships, and culminating with the Canada Games team in 2005. In 2004, Dan was an active coach in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program and an instructor at the Nike All-Canada Camp.

From 2005 to 2010 Dan coached with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan has also coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys, Linden Meadows Grade 8 girls, and various WMBA teams.

As a player, Dan played his high school basketball at Fort Richmond Collegiate and then went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduation, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe playing in Spain, Israel, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, and Luxembourg.  Dan also played in the USLB, CBA, GBL, WBL, NBL, and the IBL...including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.

In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to try-out for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80's early 90's on various Student and Training National Teams including the World University Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan.

Currently, Dan is the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Male Program for the Manitoba region and the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba.  Dan is also a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.   He completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.  Dan is also trained in the new NCCP coursework at the Train To Compete, Train To Train, Learn To Train stages.


Randy Kusano was the winningest coach in the history of high school basketball in Manitoba. His high school teams won three MHSAA (Manitoba High School Athletic Association) AAAA Provincial Championships provincial titles, 11 conference titles and he coached in 15 AAAA Final Fours in his 34 years coaching with the Oak Park Raiders in Winnipeg before retiring from teaching in 2010. A University of Manitoba graduate, Kusano is a current fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach with nearly 25 years of CIS coaching experience as an assistant with the Bison men’s and women's basketball program.

Randy 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.


Stephen Tackie has been involved with the Manitoba Provincial Team program both as a head and an assistant coach at a variety of levels since 1998. In 2005, he began working as an assistant with the Wesmen Men's basketball program and has been ever since. He has coached in Manitoba's male Centre for Performance Program for 4 years and recently become an Instructor for Canada basketball's Intro to Competition Advanced coaches certification course.

Steve is very active in the summer basketball camp circuit with involvement with the Wesmen Camps, Peace Gardens, Athletes in Action, Rocky Mountain in Alberta and the Boston Celtics summer camp in Boston, Mass. Most recently Coach Tackie has been part of the Point Guard College (PGC) organization, instructing at camps in Atlanta, Texas (2008) and UCLA (2009).

In 2012 and 2013, Coach Tackie led Manitoba to two consecutive Silver Medal finishes at the Canada Basketball National Championships at the 17U Male level.  

In 2008 and 2009 Tackie was voted back to back Junior Varsity boy's coach of the year, and in 2010 was a finalist for the Sports Manitoba Coach of the year award. Currently he is the head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, where he also has been a teacher since 2002.

Tackie has lead Sturgeon Heights to the AAAA Final Four Provincial Championship 5 out of the last 6 years (JV and Varsity) including a Junior Varsity boy's provincial Championship in 2009. 


herve-vincent.jpgHerve Vincent 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.  He has coached and trained players at all levels, from youth to adult, at both the city and national level for 15 years. He has experience in promoting basketball via presentations in schools, community centers, university, tournaments and skill camps.

From 2006 to 2009, Vincent worked as a technical supervisor for the youth basketball development program in the SPO Rouen professional club, where he developed and implemented specific youth skills programs.He also developed the grassroots program "school of basketball" multiplying the number of players by 3 in 3 years in the club. He was nominated head coach for the best grade 6-7 player's selection at the provincial level in 2008 and 2009.

In 2009, Vincent moved to Canada to experience the sports culture in North America. He joined the Junior Bisons program and started his work with Basketball Manitoba's Centre for Performance and Todd MacCulloch Hoop School programs. He also became assistant coach at Kelvin High school at the Junior varsity level in 2009 and with the varsity team in 2011.
Vincent is currently coaching in the Manitoba Centre for Performance Program, an assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Bisons men's team and is coaching for the Junior Bison club. He started his certification in Canada, and has travelled in 10 countries where he has played basketball in every visited city. 


Jon Giesbrecht has been coaching basketball since 2008.  Most recently, he completed his first year as an assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Men's Basketball program. In 2013, Jon co-founded the MBA (Manitoba Basketball Academy), an academy which focuses on skill and conceptual development for boys from the ages of 15 to 21.

Jon led the John Taylor Junior Varsity Boys to a Provincial Championship in 2014 and was named the 2014 Male Junior Varsity Coach of the Year for his efforts.

In the summer of 2012, Jon was a volunteer coach with the 15U Male Provincial team. In 2011, he took over as the John Taylor Collegiate Junior Varsity Boys Head Coach.  He has also been involved with the Winnipeg Elites, Winnipeg Thunder, and Kirkfield West Community Club.

Jon's coaching achievements include being named the 2011 WMBA Bruce Russell Coach of the Year, JV Urban 2010-2011 Provincial Champion (Assistant Coach), and 14U Club Provincial Champion (Head Coach).

Jon is a NCCP Introduction to Competition Advanced trained coach.


Alyssa Grant attended Oak Park high school from 2006-2009 where she was named team MVP two years in a row. In her grade 12 year she was named to the All-Manitoba team and also received the Carl Ridd Award for excellence in school, community and sport involvement. In her graduating year at Oak Park she was named Athlete of the Year and left to play for the University of Winnipeg Women’s Basketball team. Alyssa is has just completed her 5th and final year playing for the University of Winnipeg. Throughout her career she was been a leader on and off the floor and was a co-captain of the team for three of her five years.

In addition to playing, Alyssa has also been heavily involved in coaching. She is currently in her fifth year assistant coaching for the Oak Park Raiders varsity girls’ basketball team. In that time the Raiders have made appearances at four consecutive provincial championships, capturing the title in 2013. Alyssa has also coach summer camps for both the University of Winnipeg and Basketball Manitoba’s High Performance Camps. While at university Alyssa has also volunteered her time coaching with the Inner-City Jr. Wesmen, ‘I Can Score’, and Athlete Initiative programs.

Alyssa is currently working towards her Bachelor of Education with a major in kinesiology and minor in psychology.  She is hoping to one day teach Physical Education/Health Education at the high school level. Alyssa is also an MFC certified personal trainer and hopes to continue coaching and training this summer and into her career as an educator.

Samantha Pyke attended Byrne Creek Secondary School in her hometown of Burnaby, British Columbia from 2005-2010. She played for the school team as well as a variety of club teams which took her around the province, throughout the states and even to Japan.  She moved out to Winnipeg after graduating high school and has been a member of the University of Manitoba Women’s Basketball Team since then. This year she is heading into her fifth and final year in the CIS.

Coaching has always been a passion of Samantha’s. She was introduced to it in grade 11, getting involved with the younger grades and with camps around the city, and was happy to continue on in her first year of university. Since then she has been coaching with Junior Bison and BCB Club teams, as well as at many different boys and girls camps across Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, with participants’ ages ranging from 5 – 17 years old. Samantha also works with the SWISH (Summer Weekend Inner-city Supervised Hoops) program during the summer months.

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