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    October 13, 2015

    Applications Being Accepted for Manitoba Games Coaches - INTERLAKE BOYS & GIRLS, PARKLAND BOYS & WINNIPEG GIRLS TEAMS

    UPDATED: Basketball Manitoba has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games coaching positions.  The Power Smart Manitoba Games are being hosted in Steinbach, Manitoba in August 2016 and the basketball component will involve 8 male and 8 female teams at the 16U age level (born in 2000).

     Applications are still being accepted for...
    • Interlake Boys
    • Parkland Boys
    • Interlake Girls
    • Winnipeg Girls
    Each of Manitoba's 7 regions will create an 'All-Star' type team in the spring of 2016 to represent their community with Winnipeg creating 2 teams.  Successful coaches who are appointed a position as a coach in the Power Smart Manitoba Games system will have their NCCP ‘Train to Train’ TRAINED status certification provided to them at no cost ($200 value) plus be able to attend the 2015 Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic in October in Winnipeg at no cost (including all travel and accommodation expenses covered, a $115+ value).  The time frame for participation will include coach training through the fall / winter of 2015-16, regional identification camps in the Spring of 2016 and the final team preparations leading up to the Power Smart Manitoba Games in Steinbach from August 7-13, 2016.  This base of coaches will also be groomed for future involvement in the Manitoba Provincial Team Program and the 16U age athletes in 2016 will be used as the training base for the 17U team for the 2017 Canada Games here in Manitoba.  Interested candidates are to apply in writing before the deadline of October 15, 2015 in order to be considered.

    • Central (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Eastman (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Interlake (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Norman (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Parkland  (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Westman (16U Male & 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    • Winnipeg (2 teams 16U Male & 2 teams 16U Female)
      • Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager

    Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Manager
    The positions are all 14 month appointments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, designing and implementing all training and coaching related activities, scouting, practice and game management, updates with technical staff, scheduling, etc. Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication as well as organizational and management skills. A playing and
    coaching background in the game is an asset.

    Each team will formally begin their program in April 2016 with open tryouts and will operate regular training sessions throughout he spring and summer in their respective region and will participate in the Power Smart Manitoba Games hosted in Steinbach, Manitoba, August 7-13, 2016.

    These positions will be an extremely rewarding experience for successful coaching applicants meeting following criteria:
    1. All coaches and managers must be age 18+ as of the opening of the Power Smart Manitoba Games.   Teams can carry as many as 3 coaches (defined as HEAD coach, ASSISTANT coach and MANAGER). The Manager will fulfill any non-coaching needs including managing team arrangements, communications and other administrative tasks.  
    2. All HEAD and ASSISTANT coaches will be required to hold at minimum their NCCP ‘Train to Train’ TRAINED status by June 30, 2016. The MANAGER does not require any level of certification but is still subject to all other screening requirements.
    3. All coaches must complete the online Respect in Sport program prior to the start of the Games.
    4. All coaches must comply with all other coach screening requirements as defined by the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Sport Manitoba and Basketball Manitoba.
    5. Male teams must have at minimum one male coach on their team roster and female teams must have at minimum one female coach on their team roster however it is strongly recommended that there be at least two coaches of the same gender of the team on the coaching staff.  These coaches must be present at all games and practices leading up to both the regional qualifiers and the Power Smart Manitoba Games themselves.

    Coaches can either apply as a 'team' or individually

    Application for Consideration

    Please apply in writing with a cover letter, coaching resume which includes your basketball, coaching experience and coaching education and coaching resume by October 15, 2015 to…

    Ian Dickey, Program Coordinator
    Basketball Manitoba
    145 Pacific Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z6
    Fax: 204-925-5929

    While we encourage Head & Assistant Coaches to apply as a team, individual applications will be accepted for consideration.  Please ensure your preference of REGION and coaching GENDER in your application.  Please note that selection of successful candidates will not necessarily be limited to those who apply.  We thank all interest in the positions and only those shortlisted for a position will be contacted.

    Further Information

    For further information please contact Ian Dickey

    More basketball information on the Power Smart Manitoba Games Program

    General information on the Games can be found at...

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