Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the try-out details for the MALE Canada Basketball / Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance training program for 2018-19.  This year the CP will have a 15U age group (eligible athletes are born 2004, 2005, and 2006). This year's tryouts will occur on August 17-19 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the first session to register. 


Male Tryouts - Born in 2004, 2005, and 2006 

Friday, August 17
SESSION # 1GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2004 - 20066:00pm to 8:00pm
SESSION # 2GIRLS 17U CP - Born 2002 & 20038:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 18
SESSION # 3BOYS 15U CP - Born 2004 - 200610:30am to 12:30pm
SESSION # 4GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2004 - 20061:00pm to 3:00pm
SESSION # 5GIRLS 17U CP - Born 2002 & 20033:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 19
SESSION # 6BOYS 15U CP - Born 2004 - 200610:30am to 12:30pm
SESSION # 7GIRLS 15U CP - Born 2004 - 20061:00pm to 3:00pm
SESSION # 8GIRLS 17U CP - Born 2002 & 20033:30pm to 5:30pm

All tryouts will occur at...

Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg

The new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located in downtown Winnipeg

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Inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.  The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and 14 basketball hoops.  Learn more...

Decisions will be made after the above try-outs and continue on into September to finalize the training group.  

Program Overview

The Canada Basketball/Basketball Manitoba Center for Performance Program is a regional training program that targets potential high level athletes and provides them with advanced training and experiences to help them develop into an elite level basketball player. The Center For Performance is the start of the National Team identification pathway.

Male athletes from Manitoba will be identified on an annual basis to participate in the Manitoba Region of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance training programs. The program runs from September to December before pausing for the school season. There will be classroom/training/testing sessions in January/ February /or March before the program wraps up leading into the 15U Provincial Team try-outs in May 

The program has a heavy emphasis on developing individual fundamentals and athletic abilities to prepare them for next level competition. Players receive training in strength, agility and physical testing.  CP athletes also participate in special CP sessions with guest coaches from a variety of programs.  Past guest coaches have come from programs including the Canadian National Team, CIS and NCAA programs, and NBA skills trainers.

The total program will include...
  • Two to three regular on-court training sessions per week during fall session.
  • Integrated speed & power workouts at the new Qualico Training Center
  • Sport Science sessions 
  • Special guest coach sessions
  • Special Canada Basketball training weekend
  • Russell Athletic Gear Package 
  • Full accident and liability insurance coverage
Tryout Notes 
  • $25.00 tryout fee (cash or cheque payable to Basketball Manitoba) due at the first tryout.
  • All players are to complete the proper tryout form - CP Tryout Form either in advance or on-site at the first session.
  • Show up at least 20 minutes before the first session to register.
  • No preregistration required
  • Basketballs will be provided at all sessions.
  • Players are to come dressed ready to play. 
  • Athletes are expected to be ready to attend both try-out dates as selections and cuts will be made after the first try-out and continue on to the second try-out.

Center For Performance Head Coach -  Dan Becker

Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the game. His playing history began as a standout player at Fort Richmond Collegiate which took him on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Degree, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the  globe, including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.  In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to tryout 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 Universiade Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan.

As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels. Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg. He has assisted at the CIS men's level in 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 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. 

From 2005 to 2010 Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, and WMBA capturing 2 provincial titles, a RSL title and three WBMA championships.

Dan was the head coach of the 17U Boys provincial team for 20014 & 20015.  In 2014, Dan lead the team to their first ever National Championship and the Gold Medal.  Dan is the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Boy's Program for the Manitoba region. Dan is also a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program. 

For more information, go to...

Centre for Performance Program

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