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    April 11, 2018

    Manitoba Provincial Team Basketball Age 15U & 17U Tryouts Set for May 25-27 at Canada Games Centre

    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announced details on the 2018 Provincial Team Tryouts for the upcoming summer. The tryouts for the program will occur May 25-27, 2018 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg, MB).  The summer of 2018 will see a total of 4 Provincial Teams formed at the male and female 17U and 15U age levels.  

    All four Provincial Teams will compete in a number of warm-up events in Canada and the US prior to heading to their respective National Championships later this summer. Plans are in the works to have the Manitoba teams play against other western provinces and then attend some high profile NCAA sanctioned events in the US Mid West.   

    The initial plans for the summer of 2018 include;
    • 15U & 17U All Teams - Prairie Cup Challenge vs Team Sask (Brandon) July 1
    • 15U & 17U Female Teams - Nike Tournament of Champions* (Chicago, IL) July 8-12
    • 15U & 17U Male Teams - D1 Summer Classic* (Minneapolis, MN) July 19-22 
    • 15U & 17U Female Teams - North Tartan Meltdown* (Minneapolis, MN) July 22-25
    • 15U & 17U Male Teams - Prep Hoops Chicago Summer Challenge* (Chicago, IL) July 25-30 
    • 15U & 17U Female - Canada Basketball National Championships (Fredericton, NB) Aug 4-12
    • 15U & 17U Male - Canada Basketball National Championships (Kamloops, BC) Aug 5-12
    • * NCAA Sanctioned


    The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is the premier player and coach development program in the province.  The program attracts the top players and coaches to represent Manitoba at national and international events.  Ages 15U and 17U are offered to both male and female players and the program operates annually May through August.
      Manitoba Provincial Team Tryout Details

      • Friday May 25, 2018
      • Saturday May 26, 2018
      • Sunday May 27, 2018

      Tryout Location 

      Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 145 Pacific Avenue, 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 and bring it to the first tryout.  Additional copies will be available on site.
      • $25.00 per person tryout fee due at the first tryout session
      • All registered players will receive a 'Basketball Manitoba' t-shirt
      • Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard or cheques (payable to 'Basketball Manitoba') are accepted on site
      • 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 registration fee of $1300.00 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, 2018.
      • 15U Female - born in 2003 or later
      • 15U Male - born in 2003 or later
      • 17U Female - born in 2001 or later
      • 17U Male - born in 2001 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...

      Team Commitment In June & July
      Basketball Manitoba has 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, training sessions and competitions.

      Tryout Schedule 

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      All tryouts at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre - 145 Pacific Ave (parking info below)

      Friday May 25, 2018#Age Level
      5:00pm - 7:30pm115U Male - Session #1
      7:30pm - 10:00pm217U Male - Session #1
      Saturday May 26, 2018
      9:00am - 11:00am315U Female - Session #1
      11:00am - 1:00pm417U Female - Session # 1
      1:00pm - 3:30pm515U Male - Session #2
      3:30pm - 6:00pm617U Male - Session #2
      6:00pm - 8:00pm715U Female - Session #2
      8:00pm - 10:00pm817U Female - Session # 2
      Sunday May 27, 2018
      10:00am - 12:15pm915U Male - Session #3
      12:15pm - 2:30pm1017U Male - Session #3
      2:30pm - 4:30pm1115U Female - Session #3
      4:30pm - 6:30pm1217U Female - Session # 3

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

      Provincial Team Tryout Form

      More information...

      Map to Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

      Canada Games Centre Parking

      During the day, street parking is metered and costs $2.00 for 2 hours (note increase to $2.50 an hour after April 1, 2018). After 5:30 pm, there is FREE unlimited street parking available in the building area.  There are other area paid surface lots in the area which are managed by Impark.  See a live area parking map HERE.   The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre Parkade is accessible off of Alexander Ave (see below map).  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARKADE... The Canada Games Centre underground parkade rates are 
      $2 per hour with a 24 hour maximum of $15.

      The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is supported by...

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

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