Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce the return of the Todd MacCulloch Hoop School Program that will offer inner-city children the opportunity to participate in a basketball program after being on pause for nearly 2-years. The program will be offering an 8-week program from January 2022 - March 2022 to 7 Winnipeg School Division schools. 

The Todd MacCulloch Hoops School is designed to teach basic basketball skills to inner-city youth (grades 5-9) in a basketball camp environment. It has been created as a blueprint to developing an overall, well-rounded basketball player.  There will be 8 x 1.5-hour teaching sessions offered over a 2 month period.    

The teaching sessions will progress from individual skills, such as shooting, dribbling and passing to team offense and defense.  Individual skills will be introduced at the beginning of the program and will be built upon throughout the 8 weeks.  For example, one session will introduce footwork and pivoting which will be reinforced during a session on individual offensive moves. The fundamentals that will be taught and the progression in which they are done will allow players to develop a solid base of skills in all phases of the game.  At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to play anywhere, whether it is on the playground or with their school or club teams.  They will have individual skills that will contribute to the success of any team they are a part of.

This program will not only benefit the participants.  The coaches of the inner city youth that this program is designed for will be present during the teaching sessions. Therefore they will develop an understanding of the fundamentals that are important for players to learn.  They will work with the instructors, so they become comfortable in how the information should be presented to their players.  This will allow these coaches to coach any player that comes to their program by being able to provide them with the basic skills of basketball.

Please note there have been some changes to the program to accommodate facility limitations. In the past, the TMHS would take place at the host school but sessions will now take place at the Sport for Life Center (Sport Manitoba Courts). In regards to transportation, Basketball Manitoba will be using school busses to pick up and return the children to and from the school and the Sport for Life Centre.  

There is no cost to a Winnipeg School Division school to get involved with this program thanks to the generous support of sm and Todd MacCulloch.  

If your school is interested in participating in the Winter 2022 session, please complete the school application form on or before November 1, 2021.  


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tiffany Peape at

Basketball Manitoba Note: Please note that participation in this program will require all players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators who are AGE 18+ to be able to prove their Covid-19 double vaccination status to gain entry to an indoor basketball facility in Manitoba until further notice.  Details can be found here...

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