UPDATE: Basketball Manitoba welcomes the 652 registered basketball coaches from over 40 countries that will join the 2021 Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic virtually on Friday! Registered coaches can check their email inbox for links and details on how to join the webinar. The first presenter begins Friday at 9:00 am Winnipeg time.  If you have registered and did not get the email to join the webinar, please check your junk or spam folders.  

If you still did not receive an email, please email tiffany@basketballmanitoba.ca to gain access.  

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Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce the details on its 12th annual 'Super Coaches Clinic' scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2021.  Due to the ongoing pandemic issues in the community, the event will continue as an online virtual clinic again this year.  The clinic will run at the same time as the province-wide 'SAGE' in-service day and is registered as a professional development event by PHE Manitoba. For the first time, the clinic will be FREE to register to all coaches worldwide with no cap on the numbers that can attend!  The deadline to register is 12 noon on Thursday, October 21, 2021.  

The lineup for the day will include...

  • Presenter #1: Steve Konchalski, "Preparing For Your Season" St. Francis Xavier University & Canadian Senior Men's National Team
  • Presenter #2: Roy Rana, "Unbreakable: Journey to the 2020 Olympics" - NBA Assistant Coach, Canadian National Team, German National Team (Tokyo 2020) 
  • Presenter #3: Alex Sarama, "Building a Conceptual Offense " - Creative Director, Basketball Immersion, Player Development, College Basket, Italy
  • Presenter #4: Mano Watsa, "Building a Championship Culture" - President, Point Guard College
  • Presenter #5: Carly Clarke, "Integrating Skill Development Into Your Daily Practice Plan" - Team Canada Assistant Coach, Ryerson Rams Head Coach  
CLINIC NOTES:
  • Attend the full day of presentations online for FREE!  
  • All attendees will receive a digital copy of the Super Coach Clinic manual as part of the registration.
  • All presentations will be recorded for later playback by clinic attendees.
  • Door prizes will be presented throughout the day.
  • View the presenter bios and the clinic schedule below...




Basketball Manitoba thanks the following organizations for their support of the Super Coaches Clinic...


2021 SUPER COACHES CLINIC PRESENTERS

Steve Konchalski - St. Francis Xavier University & Canadian Senior Men's National Team

Steve Konchalski completed his 46th and final season as X-Men basketball head coach. On Nov. 6, 2009, Coach K achieved his 735th career victory as head coach of the StFX X-Men, thus becoming the winningest coach in Canadian University Sport history. This culminated an extremely successful decade, as the blue & white captured 6 AUS championship titles, along with back-to-back CIS national championship titles in 2000 and 2001. The CIS Coach of the Year in 2001, Steve previously led the X-Men to the school’s first national title in 1993.

Over his 45 year career, Canada’s Coach K has accumulated 918 career wins and led the team to 42 appearances in the AUS playoffs. As a player, this native of Elmhurst, NY (Archbishop Molloy HS) also led Acadia University to a National title in 1965 as he was chosen tournament MVP. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia and an LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School.

Internationally, Steve served for 16 years as Assistant Coach of Canada’s National Team (including three Olympic Games) and was Head Coach of Team Canada for four years (1995-98). He has been inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, the StFX Sports Hall of Fame and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. In 1999 he was honoured as the inaugural recipient of the Frank Baldwin Memorial Award for dedication to basketball in Nova Scotia.

Steve was the 2010 recipient of the CIS Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to university sport as demonstrated by long-term commitment and leadership as a coach at the local, provincial national and/or international levels of Canadian university sport.

Steve coached the Nova Scotia Junior Men’s team for three summers, including the 2001 Canada Games squad. He has authored a book entitled Silver to Gold in which he chronicles the back-to-back National Championships that spanned his 25th year at StFX.

In 2009 Steve was named to Canada Basketball’s Counsel of Excellence, serving as an advisor to the National Team and mentoring the younger coaches in the program, a position he has held for the last 10 years, including being part of the staff that won the U19 World Championship in 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Steve has worked in various capacities with Canada's national team program for the past 30 years. 

Roy Rana - NBA Assistant Coach, Canadian National Team, German National Team (Tokyo 2020)

Roy Rana has over 25 years of coaching experience at the international, collegiate, and high school levels and is widely regarded as one of the most decorated coaches in Canadian history. Rana recently served as head coach for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team during the 2019 FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers where he led Canada to a 10-2 record and a first-place finish in Group F to secure a 2019 FIBA World Cup bid. Rana also finished his ninth season as the head coach at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he helped guide the Rams to a 31-7 record during the 2018-19 season and a bronze medal finish in the 2019 U SPORTS Men’s Final 8 tournament. Rana ended his tenure at Ryerson with an overall record of 195-87 after being hired as the Rams’ head coach in 2010. Under Rana, the Rams made 6 National Championship appearances in his 9 seasons.

Rana led Canada to a historic first-ever World Championship in FIBA competition, at the 2017 U19 Basketball World Cup in Cairo Egypt. Rana also led Canada to a Bronze Medal at the 2010 U17 World Cup in Hamburg Germany. Rana has led Canada’s age-group teams to numerous medals in FIBA Americas competition over the past decade.

Rana became the head coach of the World Select Team for the Nike Hoop Summit in 2011 and served in that role until 2019 as he guided the World Team to Nike Hoop Summit titles in 2012 and 2013, 2015, 2018 and is now the longest-serving and winningest Head Coach in World Team history. Over twenty of his World Team alumni are now in the NBA. Rana was the head coach for Canada’s Cadet National Team in 2009 and 2010 as Canada won the bronze medal in 2010 and qualified for the country’s first World Championship in 2009 as he was an assistant coach for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team in 2009 as that team also qualified for the World Championship. Rana’s International experience started in 2006 when he was an assistant coach for Canada’s Junior Men’s National Team who qualified for their first-ever Junior World Championship and during that same year, Rana led the Senior Men’s select Team as their head coach.

Born in Wolverhampton, England, Rana grew up in Toronto where he began his coaching career in 1994 at C.W. Jeffery’s HS. In 2000 at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute, a public high school in Toronto he entered one of the most prolific stages of his career. Over the course of his nine years as the head coach at Eastern Commerce, Rana’s teams finished seven of the nine seasons ranked No. 1 in Canada as he finished with a 256-39 record as head coach of the Saints and won a record 5 Ontario Championships. He was awarded many accolades during the nine-year span, including the 2009 High School Coach of the Year in Canada Award, 2003, 2004, 2006 Canadian High School Coach of the Year and the 2003 Toronto Sun High School Coach of the Year. Rana also was the Head Coach of Ontario’s U17 Provincial Team where he led the team to the 2004 and 2005 National Championship while also bringing Ontario its first-ever Canada Summer Games Gold Medal in 2005.


Alex Sarama - Creative Director, Basketball Immersion, Player Development, College Basket, Italy

In his role with Basketball Immersion, Alex shares team and player development ideas for basketball coaches, teams, federations, and organizations all around the world. Alex’s focus is on helping coaches stimulate their thinking by combining their practical experience with evidence-based coaching ideas. In-season, Alex is the Head Coach of College Prep in Borgomanero, Italy. College Prep is one of the few prep programs existing in Europe which sends players onto careers in the NCAA or professional opportunities within Europe. Previously Alex spent three years with NBA Europe based in Madrid, Spain. 







Mano Watsa - President, Point Guard College (PGC) Basketball

Mano Watsa is the visionary leader of PGC Basketball, which has become the largest education basketball camp in the world with over 150 camps in 30+ US states and Canada.

Mano is a highly sought-after speaker who has inspired over 250,000 students, coaches, and business leaders around the world, including across the US, Canada, Mexico, India, Jamaica, Hong Kong, and Israel. Mano is also a high-performance coach for top professionals, including business leaders and NBA players.

Mano was the first Canadian athlete to ever attend Point Guard College.  An example of the impact PGC Founder Dick DeVenzio had on so many players, Mano returned from his PGC experience and his game as an undersized point guard transformed.

Mano attended the University of Waterloo, where he was a 4-time OUA Conference All-Star, 2-time All-Canadian, and Academic All-Canadian.

In 1999, Mano was named the University of Waterloo Athlete of the Year, the National TSN Award recipient for combining excellence in athletics, academics, and community involvement, and was inducted into the University of Waterloo Athletics Hall of Fame.

Mano began his journey as a camp director at an early age, starting his first basketball camp in his parent's backyard at the age of 15. By the time he finished high school, over 150 kids were attending his backyard camps each summer. By his last year of university, nearly 400 kids were attending the camps.

Upon graduation, Mano started his highly-acclaimed high school assembly presentation, “Power To Choose.” Mano used his Harlem Globetrotter-type presentation as a platform to inspire over 250,000 students across North America.

Since 2007, when Mano took on leadership of PGC, the camps have grown from 1,000 players each summer to 12,000 players and 2,000 coaches annually. Over the past decade, 85,000 players and 15,000 coaches have been impacted by PGC.

Mano lives in Waterloo, Ontario with his wife and three teenage kids. 




Carly Clarke -Team Canada Assistant Coach, Ryerson Rams Head Coach  

Carly Clarke was named the Head Coach of the Ryerson Rams women's basketball team in June 2012.

In 2019-20, Clarke led her team to yet another impressive season, chalking up an 18-4 record as well as reaching the OUA Championship game and the 2020 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8 National Championship.

The 2018-19 season was certainly a special one for Clarke and the Rams as the team would qualify for the playoffs for a 12th consecutive season before playing host to the 2019 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8 National Championship, finishing fifth at the tournament. 

The 2016-17 season saw Ryerson go through a slight rebuilding year, after three of the best Rams to ever lace-up in blue and gold, graduated. However, Clarke refused to let that affect their team mantra: #ChampionsMindset. Through strong recruiting which lead to the arrival of a 5th-year impact transfer guard, Kellie Ring, and a recruiting class that brought in two OUA all-rookie forwards, Clarke lead her Rams to their 10th consecutive playoff appearance.

As head coach of the Canadian U19 Junior Women's National Team, Clarke led the squad to its first-ever medal at the World Cup, claiming the bronze medal with a victory over Japan in July of 2017.

Clarke guided the Rams to a record-setting season in 2015-16, tying a program-best 16 conference victories before winning the first OUA championship in Ryerson history. The Rams also became the first Ryerson team, in any sport, to appear in a national championship final where they finished with the silver medal. The Rams were nationally ranked in all 13 Top Ten polls and peaked at the No. 2 position in early January to mark the highest ever ranking for the program.

In 2014-15, Clarke led the Rams to a program-best 16 victories for a 16-3 record, winning the OUA silver medal and qualifying for the CIS Final 8 championship for the first time.

In her second season with Ryerson, Clarke and the Rams posted a 9-13 record while making the playoffs for a second consecutive season. Ryerson's season was ended with a heartbreaking 69-66 loss to the University of Toronto in the OUA playoffs.

Prior to joining the Rams, Clarke spent three seasons in the head coaching position at UPEI. The Halifax, N.S. native and Level III NCCP certified coach has garnered both national and international accolades working with Canada Basketball as well as various provincial sport organizations.

Clarke won silver as she led Canada's U18 women's junior national team to a 4-0 record before dropping the gold medal game to Team USA at the 2016 FIBA Americas tournament in Valdivia, Chile.

In 2015 as head coach of the Canadian Cadette Women's National Team, Canada struck gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women which marked the first championship for Canada in the age division.

In 2014, Clarke led Canada to a sixth-place finish at the U17 FIBA World Championship for Women in Pilsen, the Czech Republic losing to Australia in the fifth-place game.

The year before that, Clarke led the Canadians to a silver medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women. 

In 2012, Canada, with Clarke at the helm, captured a bronze medal at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  She also guided the squad to a bronze medal finish at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which qualified the team for the World Championship.

Clarke served as an apprentice coach with Canada Basketball's National Elite Development Academy (NEDA) in Hamilton in 2008-09 before becoming the Head Coach of the National Female Centre for Performance in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She was appointed Head Coach of the Nova Scotia training centre from 2007 to 2008 and led the Nova Scotia 15U girls provincial team to fourth place at the 2008 national championship.

As an athlete, Clarke played five seasons with Bishop's where she guided the Gaiters to a QSSF championship and fifth-place finish at the CIS Final 8 in 2004. The former academic all-Canadian, who completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology, also topped the nation in 2004 in three-point field-goal shooting percentage.

Following her playing career, Clarke became the lead assistant coach at Dalhousie from 2006 to 2008 where she also earned a Master's in Business Administration. She helped the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the CIS Final 8 in 2007.



 
 
 
 
 











SUPER COACHES CLINIC SCHEDULE & TOPICS

The following is the current presentation schedule for the day.  Please note that both presenters and topics are subject to change.  The below schedule will be updated immediately if any changes were to be made.

Each presentation will be done virtually using an online video webinar format.  Each presentation will run 60-75 minutes each with the remaining time opened up for a Q & A session with the attendees and presenter.  

Friday October 22, 2021
All Times Shown are Central Daylight Time (-5)
TIMEPRESENTERTOPIC
#8:30 AMWEBINAR OPENS ONLINE
19:00 AMSteve KonchalskiPreparing For Your Season
210:30 AMAlex SaramaBuilding a Conceptual Offense
12:00 PMLUNCH BREAK
312:30 PMCarly ClarkeIntegrating Skill Development Into Your Daily Practice Plan
42:00 PMMano WatsaBuilding a Championship Culture
53:30 PMRoy RanaUnbreakable: Journey to the 2020 Olympics.
- Schedule, presenters and topics are subject to change
- Times shown in the schedule are Central (Manitoba) time
- Registered coaches will receive a unique link by email prior to join the clinic



Watch Past Super Clinic Videos

By attending a Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic, you will gain full access to the entire clinic video online library! 

Watch the full Super Coaches Clinic Video Collection




HISTORY & PAST PRESENTERS

The Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic was formed under the partnership of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba with Basketball Manitoba.  The first clinic was offered in 2009 at the University of Winnipeg and has alternated between there and the University of Manitoba ever since.  The clinic averages over 300 coaches in attendance each year and is the largest coaches clinic in Manitoba and the largest basketball coaches clinic in Canada!  


Our growing list of past presenters includes...

  • Adam Friesen, Fraser Valley University (2015)
  • Alan Stein, Stronger Team (2012)
  • Allison McNeill, Canadian National Team (2017, 2020)
  • Brian McCormick, Basketball IQ & Kross Over Basketball (2014, 2019)
  • Briana Finch (2019)
  • Barry Hecker (2018)
  • Butch Carter, NBA Coach (2015)
  • Brock Lemon, Dakota College (2016)
  • Cam Moskal, Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Chris McDole, Pro-Aggression Training (2011)
  • Chris Oliver, Basketball Immersion (2020)
  • Coleen Dufresne, University of Manitoba (2012)
  • Dan Becker, Basketball Manitoba (2014, 2016)
  • Dave Crook, University of Winnipeg (2009)
  • Dave Love, NBA Shooting Coach (2010, 2019)
  • Dave Taylor, University of Regina (2013)
  • Dawn Smyth, Canada Basketball (2013)
  • Dr. Dean Kriellaars, University of Manitoba (2017)
  • Drew Hanlan, Pure Sweat Basketball (2013 & 2015)
  • Gil Cheung, Brandon University (2011, 2017, 2019)
  • Glen Bergeron - University of Winnipeg (2012)
  • Jay Triano, Toronto Raptors and Canadian National Team (2011)
  • Jeff Billeck, University of Winniopeg Athletic Therapy (2018)
  • John Dore, Concordia University (2009)
  • Jon Giesbrecht (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Jon Kreiner, Lakehead University (2017)
  • Ken Shields, University of Victoria and Canadian National Team (2010)
  • Kirby Schepp, University of Manitoba (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Lee Hurton, Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (2011)
  • Lisa Thomaidis, University of Saskatchewan / National Women's Team (2009)
  • Manoj Nowrang, Positive Coaching Alliance (2011)
  • Martha Bradbury, MABO (2014, 2017)
  • Matt Talmage, Krossover Video Service (2014)
  • Michele Belanger, University of Toronto (2009)
  • Michele Hynes - University of Manitoba (2012, 2014)
  • Mike Iwanchuk, Strive United (2018)
  • Mike McNeill, Canadian National Team (2017)
  • Mike MacKay, Canada Basketball (2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Mike Raimbault, University of Winnipeg (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Pam Danis, University of Manitoba (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Randy Kusano - University of Manitoba / Basketball Manitoba (2012, 2014)
  • Renato Pasquali, Canada Basketball (2010)
  • Dr. Reece Malone, Diversity Essentials (2017) 
  • Rich Chambers, Canadian National Team (2013)
  • Rick Torbett, Read & React (2012 & 2016)
  • Ron Yeung, Canada Basketball (2013)
  • Ross Wedlake, Basketball Manitoba Technical Committee (2010 & 2012)
  • Roy Rana, Sacramento Kings, Canadian National Team  (2020)
  • Dr. Scott Leckie, Sport Dentist (2013)
  • Sefu Bernard, Washington Mystics (2020)
  • Shawn Swords, Laurentian University (2009)
  • Sheldon Reynolds - Coaching Manitoba (2012)
  • Sherwin Vasallo, Acceleration Performance (2009, 2010)
  • Steve Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx (2009 & 2011)
  • Tanya McKay, University of Winnipeg (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)




SUPER COACHES CLINIC REGISTRATION

Deadline to Register: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 pm

Registration Fee: FREE




SUPER COACHES CLINIC QUESTIONS?


For more information on the Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic, please contact...


Registration Questions: Tiffany Peape - tiffany@basketballmanitoba.ca

General Questions: Adam Wedlake - adam@basketballmanitoba.ca



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