Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the Targeted Athlete Program (TAP) will be hosting tryouts for its female and male programs for the 2021-2022 season from August 17-20, 2021 at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre). TAP is a high-performance training program that includes on-court and off-court training as well as game competition in local league and tournament play in Canada and the USA (health orders permitting). The TAP teams will train approximately 3 times per week at the Sport Manitoba Courts in addition to tournament and gameplay.

The female program will look to fill 20 spots for the 15U group and 20 spots for the 17U age group. Each age group (15U or 17U) will field two teams of 10 players. The female 15U age group is for players born in 2007 or later. The female 17U age group is for players born in 2005 & 2006. The male program is looking for players to fill 20 spots, that group will make two teams of 10 players each, one team for players born in 2006 and one for players born in 2007 or later.

The TAP program runs from September to May and will pause with once-a-week optional sessions during the school basketball season (December to March). This year's TAP athletes will also have access to the Alliance Athletics' app-based physical development program.

Tryouts for this summer’s male and female Targeted Athlete Program (TAP) will take place August 17-20, 2021 at the Sport Manitoba Courts where three training groups of 20 athletes each at the following age groups will be selected…
  • 15U Female - 20 Athletes - Born 2007 or later 
  • 17U Female - 20 Athletes - Born 2005 & 2006 
  • 16U Male - 20 Athletes - Born 2006 or later 

$25.00 tryout fee will be charged at registration for the August 17-20 tryouts. 

The TAP program is led by Basketball Manitoba's High-Performance Coaches Randy Kusano (female program) and Dan Becker (male program). Each program has a staff of excellent coaches to help develop the young talent in the program.  The coaches for the female TAP program are Randy Kusano, Sara Gillis, Claire Harvey, Sonia Radi, Paul Fust, Mike Tan, and Bryan Kornberger.  The coaches for the male program are Dan Becker, Jon Janzen, and Patrick Mart.

The tryouts will follow all current Manitoba Public Health Guidelines and are subject to change along with public health orders at that time including the total number of participants permitted in an indoor space at a time.  

IMPORTANT TRYOUT CAMP NOTES: (Please note that the current Public Health Orders do change and that the latest information around them can be found HERE.  
  • Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings for everyone who is not fully immunized including children under 12.
  • Players are to arrive no sooner than 30 minutes before their tryout session and 15 minutes before the training camp session and leave immediately following.
  • Players are to pre-register using the below form and registration numbers will be limited, so people are encouraged to register sooner than later to avoid disappointment.
  • Players are to bring their own basketball to be used during the tryouts. Personal basketballs should be marked with the player’s name on them to aid in identifying the equipment.  
  • Bring your own pre-filled water bottle (a contact-less option to refill is available).
  • Bring your own towel.
  • Player equipment will be spaced out along the marked locations inside the gym.
  • Players are to come dressed ready to work out and should not expect any access to locker rooms/showers, etc.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided at the main Sport Manitoba desk upon arrival and departure and again every time re-entering the gym space (sanitizer is also located on the wall at the main gym entrance).  
  • Follow all other health and hygiene requests as detailed in the Basketball Manitoba Return to Basketball Plan (social distancing when on the sidelines, no sharing of food or drink). 
  • Medical supplies and ice will be available for first aid needs only, no therapeutic.  
  • No guests or spectators are allowed inside the gym due to the configuration of the gym to maximize space for the participants.  Parents/caregivers are asked to drop off their children and not remain inside the facility.  Pick-ups will be available on Alexander Avenue (see below map).  
  • Area parking details can be found at ($2/hr in parkade or $1.75/hr on street on weekdays).

Dates: Tuesday, August 17 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Times: See below
Location: Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre), 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

15U FEMALE (born 2007 or later)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:45 pm 
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:45 pm

16U MALE (born 2006 or later)
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm  
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm

17U FEMALE (born 2005 or 2006)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021  - 8:00 - 9:45 pm 
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 8:00 - 9:45 pm



Questions on the program can go to Dan Becker at

Questions on registrations and payments can go to Tiffany Peape at


The deadline to register for the tryout is Monday, August 16 at 12:00 pm OR when the tryout sessions are filled to capacity.  Register now to avoid disappointment.  

Can't see the below form?  CLICK HERE to view it in a new window.

Please note that the above basketball program has been approved by Basketball Manitoba as part of the Return to Basketball Plans.  All participants (players, coaches, volunteers and parents/caregivers) are expected to follow the new safety guidelines as detailed.  More information can be found HERE.  

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