Basketball Manitoba is very pleased to announce its Provincial Team Program coaching line up at the 17U and 15U levels for the summer of 2020. This summer, the program will feature a total of 4 teams at the male & female 17U and 15U teams. The head coaches of the teams (and pictured in order above from the left to right) are Marlin Kraus (17UM), Alyssa Grant (17UF), Lenin Mangaron (15UM) and Eric Sung (15UF).
The Assistant Coaches for each program include Jon Janzen, Patrick Mart and Scott Martin (17UM), Evan Cox and Megan Noonan (17UF), Sukhvir Singh (15UM) and Claire Harvey (15UF).
Tryouts for all the teams will take place on May 22-24, 2020 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. Details on the tryouts will be announced in early March.
The programs will culminate at the Canada Basketball National Championships in Kingston, Ontario for the 17U and 15U male teams and Charlottetown, PEI for the 17U and 15U female teams from August 3-8, 2020 [Read more].
Additional support coaches will be announced in the coming weeks. Full biographies on the head and assistant coaches can be seen at the link below. The remaining coach biographies of the teams will be updated in the coming weeks.
Each spring and summer, Basketball Manitoba coordinates provincial teams at the 17U and 15U age categories for both male and female athletes. All ages are based on December 31 of the year the tryouts occur.
The teams will be selected from open tryouts May 22-24, 2020 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and any Manitoba resident who is in one of the defined age categories is eligible and welcome to try out. Once the teams are chosen, the female teams will train and compete together through June and July and participate in their respective National Championship.
2020 MALE PROVINCIAL TEAM PILOT PROGRAM: The 17U and 15U male programs will select a training group of up to 16 athletes each after the provincial team tryouts and have a light training schedule throughout June. The programs will then go quiet until the 3rd week of July where the group will return to an intensive training camp heading into the National Championships. 10 of the 16 identified athletes will be ultimately selected to attend the National Championships.