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Sport Manitoba Challenge 
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Who: All ages welcome!

Where: Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

When: June 7-9, 2019

Cost: FREE!

*Registration not required but encouraged*

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June 7

Basketball (Court 1) with Dr. Dish (Court 2):
  • Lead: Coach Jon Giesbrecht 
  • Session 1: 6-7 p.m.
  • Session 2: 7-8 p.m.
  • Session 3: 8-9 p.m.
  • Skill breakdown - dribbling, passing and shooting instruction (30 min)
  • Small-sided games - 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 and use of Dr. Dish shooting machine (30 min)

June 8

Badminton (Court 1): 
  • Session 1: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Introduction, warm-up, grip and backhand serve (30 min)
  • Box game and other modified games (30 min)
  • Forehand serve and basic singles tactics (15 min)
  • Singles games (15 min)

Table tennis (Court 2):
  • Session 1: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Understanding the game - rules of table tennis and information on teams and leagues (20 min)
  • Robot and motorball training - Learn basic forehand and backhand technique for topspin and bottom spin as well as footwork techniques (40 min)
  • Team and/or individual games (30 min)

June 9

Wheelchair Basketball & Phys. Ed. Games (Court 1):
  • Session 1: 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Introduction to wheelchair basketball - information on the sport, equipment, safety and pushing/seating components (10 min)
  • Warm-up and chair skills (20 min)
  • Dribbling, passing and shooting skills (30 min)
  • Scrimmage/wheelchair phys ed games (30 min)

Fit Kids Healthy Kids (Court 2 *no registration):
  • Session 1: 9-10 a.m. - Motion Zone for all ages and games for ages 2-6
  • Session 2: 10-11 a.m. - Motion Zone for all ages and games for ages 7+
  • Session 3: 11a.m.-12 p.m. - Motion Zone and games for all ages and families
  • *The Motion Zone is a free play zone with unique equipment and games to play with staff. This is a large area where kids can get active in an unrestricted/free play setting. Staff actively engage with children, talk about the importance of physical activity, and teach them fun things to do that can improve their fundamental movement skills!


Amanda Wilks
Sport Manitoba
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6
Phone: 204-925-5603

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