UPDATED: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games basketball regional tryouts.  The 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games will occur August 7-10 in Steinbach, MB with a total of 8 regional teams for males and 8 regional teams for females created this spring at the 16U age level (born in 2000 or later).  The 6 rural regions of Manitoba are permitted to carry as many as 2-3 (depending on region) age 17U (born in 1999) players.  The regional teams will represent all areas of Manitoba including Central, Eastman, Interlake, Norman, Parkland, Westman and two teams from Winnipeg.  The tryouts will occur in April at various locations and training will continue through the spring and summer to the Games in August. 

Age 16U: Born in 2000 or later (ages 16 and under as of 2016)

The following Manitoba regions will be permitted to select a defined number of players at the 17U age level (born in 1999) to join their team for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.  Teams will have the choice to carry as many 17U players as noted below.  Teams may not exceed the noted numbers of 17U players.  Total team roster size may not exceed 12 total players.  



  1. Participants must meet eligibility rules as outlined in the Power Smart Manitoba Games Eligibility Policy.
  2. The following athletes are not eligible to compete:
    1. Current members of the 2016 Manitoba Provincial Team
    2. Age eligible athletes can tryout for both a Provincial Team and Regional team, but cannot play on both teams. The Manitoba Provincial Team will take priority over a Manitoba Games team. Manitoba Provincial Team Tryout Details

About the Power Smart Manitoba Games - Basketball 

  • The city of Steinbach will host the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games from August 7-13, 2016 which involve up to 1,800 participants and 1,000 volunteers. 
  • Sport is the reason for staging the Power Smart Manitoba Games. The Games are a competitive, developmental opportunity for select sports to advance Provincial Sport Organizations' long term athlete and coach development. The age or stage selected generally complies with the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Train to Train stage of development. Learn more about LTAD at www.canadiansportforlife.ca.
  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are often an athlete's first multi-sport Games experience. The Games help to identify Manitoba athletes who have the potential to advance to higher levels of competition: Provincial Team, National Competition, and the Canada and Western Canada Games. After competing in the Power Smart Manitoba Games, many athletes move on to become part of Team Manitoba.
  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are the province's largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province. The Games are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter sports events. Each set of Games involve upwards of 7,500 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
  • Participation in the Power Smart Manitoba Games begins with regional try outs. Regional teams of approximately 200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff go on to participate in the Provincial Finals.
  • The 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Provincial Finals are being held in Steinbach, Manitoba August 7-10.  We are actively seeking volunteers for this event.  To volunteer or for more information click here.
  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are great athlete introduction to a multi-sport environment. With the sport of basketball being in the 2017 Canada Games at the 17U age level, it is a perfect fit with the Train to Train stage of Long Term Athlete Development. It’s Basketball Manitoba’s goal to use the Power Smart Manitoba Games as the first step in identifying and development Manitoba athletes for future inter-provincial events and beyond. 
  • The provincial registration fee for those who make a regional team is $150.00 per athlete. Coaches and Managers are not required to pay this fee.  The fee includes a regional team walkout uniform, competitive uniform, bus transportation to and from Steinbach (excluding the host region team) as well as transportation within Steinbach, accommodations while at the Games, all meals and snacks served by the Host Society during your stay, sport competition, entertainment and Opening Ceremonies.

Regional Team Identification and Development

  • Basketball Manitoba will coordinate specific open tryouts and training camps for players ages 16U (with a limited number of 17U athletes in the 6 rural regions, see above) in each region in the spring of 2016. 
  • The camps will be run as open tryouts with the respective regional coaches using them to set a final roster of twelve (12) athletes per region per gender (24 in Winnipeg).  
  • This will result in as many as 8 male teams and 8 female teams in total (96 male athletes, 96 female athletes for a total of 192 athletes) heading into the Games in August. 
  • Once the twelve team roster has been set in each region by June 10, 2016, the team will set a number of training weekends through to the Games in August. 
  • The Basketball competition of the Power Smart Manitoba Games will take place in Phase 1 for both at Steinbach Regional Secondary School (male) and at Clear Spring Middle School (female) on August 7-10, 2016 in Steinbach, Manitoba. 

Regional Tryout Registration Information & Fees 

  • No preregistration required
  • Registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the first tryout.
  • All players are to complete the Power Smart Manitoba Games Team Tryout Form and bring it to the first tryout. Additional copies will be available on site.
  • $25.00 per person tryout fee is due at the first tryout session.  Payments made payable to 'Basketball Manitoba'.  Cash or cheques will be accepted.  Limited change on hand so exact payment is appreciated.
  • All registered players will receive a Basketball Manitoba t-shirt
  • Receipts will be issued upon request to Basketball Manitoba directly
  • Please bring a basketball with you to all tryouts
  • Players should arrive 20 minutes early to the tryout sessions dressed ready to play
  • Players making the team will be required to pay the set registration fee of $150.00 for the program.   

Regional Boundaries 

  • All athletes must tryout for their respective region of which they are a permanent resident of only
  • Please note that people living outside Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway must tryout for the respective region that you live in.  The school you attend holds no bearing on where you tryout. 
  • Refer to the below map for details on the seven regions of Manitoba 

For a map of the regional boundaries please click the appropriate region:

The below tryout details are being updated as information gets set.  If your region is still showing a 'TBA' reference, please check back in the coming days.  Please also check back just prior to your tryout as details may change! 

For more general information the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games, CLICK HERE

General basketball questions on the Power Smart Manitoba Games can go to Ian Dickey at Basketball Manitoba

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