CAMP SOLD OUT - 150 CAMPERS REGISTERED: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Spring Break High-Performance Basketball Camp from Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31 for boys and girls ages 11 to 16 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (aka Sport Manitoba Courts).  

Leading this year's boy's camps will be the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg coaches Kirby Schepp and Mike Raimbault along with other coaches and athletes from their programs.  The girl's camps will be led by University of Manitoba Women's Basketball Coach Michele Sung and Basketball Manitoba's High-Performance Coach Randy Kusano and Dan Becker along with other university basketball players.  

The registration cost of the camp is $100.00 per player. The deadline to register is FRIDAY MARCH 25 at 4:00 pm or when the camp sells out. The camps have sold out in the last 5 years, so register now to avoid disappointment.

All current Manitoba public health guidelines in place at the time will be followed at all times during the camp.  

The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre aka Sport Manitoba Courts located in downtown Winnipeg

Inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre / Sport Manitoba Courts.  The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and 14 basketball hoops.  Learn more...


The girl's camps will be led by University of Manitoba Women's Basketball Coach Michele Sung and Basketball Manitoba's High-Performance Coach Randy Kusano and Dan Becker along with other university basketball players. See the biographies below.  


DATES & TIMES: Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Session 2 - 11 & 12 Year Old Girls - 9:30am - 11:00am     
  • Session 4 - 13 & 14 Year Old Girls - 11:30am - 1:00pm   SOLD OUT
  • Session 6 - 15 & 16 Year Old Girls - 1:30pm - 3:00pm  SOLD OUT
  • 20 players per session
  • $100.00 per person (includes GST)
  • FRIDAY MARCH 25 at 4:00 pm or when the camp sells out!
All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.


Leading this year's boy's camps will be the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg coaches Kirby Schepp and Mike Raimbault along with other coaches and athletes from their programs. See the biographies below.  


DATES & TIMES: Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Session 1 - 11 & 12 Year Old Boys - 9:30am - 11:00am SOLD OUT
  • Session 3 - 13 & 14 Year Old Boys - 11:30am - 1:00pm   SOLD OUT
  • Session 5 - 15 & 16 Year Old Boys - 1:30pm - 3:00pm 
  • 36 players per session
  • $100.00 per person (includes GST)
  • FRIDAY MARCH 25 at 4:00 pm or when the camp sells out!

All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.


Michele Sung - University of Manitoba Women's Basketball Coach 

Michele Sung (nee Hynes) enters her eighth year as head coach of the Bison women's basketball team in 2021-22. It hasn't taken Sung long to turn the Bisons into a championship contender. Four years ago, the squad made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and they repeated that feat again in 2018, as well as 2019.

A product of Millgrove, Ontario -- a hotbed for women's basketball in Canada -- Sung attended St. Mary High School, which is widely known as a basketball factory. After a successful career at St. Mary, Sung chose the U of M for her post-secondary basketball career beginning in 2006.

Sung played five years with the Bisons, completing her university basketball career in 2010 while also obtaining a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. During her time with the team, she racked up an impressive resume. She was an Academic All-Canadian as a freshman in 2006-07, as well as team captain for three consecutive seasons, beginning in 2007-08. One of her biggest accomplishments as a Bison occurred following the 2009-10 season, when she received the Sylvia Sweeney Award – presented to a player who demonstrates outstanding achievement in basketball, academics, and community involvement. 

Sung's head coach while with the Bisons, Pam Danis, also helped to instill a passion for community outreach within the team. Danis was just starting her work with Aboriginal communities at the time of Sung's commitment and the squad would have a number of team events at Skownan First Nation, with Sung helping as a mentor coach during her entire Bisons tenure. 

Following her playing days as a Bison, Sung spent a year with ZKK Partizan Basketball Club in Belgrade, Serbia, but was drawn back to the U of M because she wanted to finish her second degree (in engineering). It was during this time that a number of coaching opportunities were presented to her in the province. One of Sung's earliest coaching opportunities was with the U17 female provincial team, where she was an apprentice coach for two years under former Bison women's basketball head coach and U of M Athletic Director Coleen Dufresne, as well as Don Thomson. The 2013 edition of the provincial team won bronze at the Canada Summer Games. 

Sung also added national team experience to her resume shortly afterwards, becoming an assistant coach with Team Canada's Paralympic Basketball Team as well as a performance analyst with Team Canada's Development Team. She was also named to the U17 women's national team that represented Canada at the FIBA World Championships in 2016. 


Dan Becker, High-Performance Coach

Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 40 years at all levels of basketball.  As a coach, Dan has worked with players from grassroots community club teams to the CIS.  In 2014, he led 17U Team Manitoba to its first-ever Gold Medal in the male division at the Canadian National Championships. 10 years earlier he also led the 17U men to Bronze Medal at the 2004 National Championships.  Dan has also coached in the Western Canada Games, bringing home a Silver Medal at the 15U age division in 2003.  From 2005 to 2010 Dan coached with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances.  

Dan assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and then assumed the interim head coaching duties during 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program.  In 2004, Dan started coaching in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program, (the program has evolved into the Targeted Athlete Program (T.A.P.), and now leads as its head coach.

 Dan has also coached the Linden Meadows Grade 8 girls, Manitoba Magic, and various WMBA teams, capturing the JHIT, RSL, and 3 age group WMBA Championships.

As a player, Dan played his high school basketball at Fort Richmond Collegiate and then went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduation, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe playing in Spain, Israel, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, and Luxembourg.  Dan also played in the USBL, CBA, GBL, WBL, NBL, and the IBL...including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.

In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to try out for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80's early 90's on various Student and Training National Teams including the 1989 World University Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan (1984 and 1994).

Currently, Dan is the High-Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba and a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.   He completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.  Dan is also trained in the new NCCP coursework at the Train to Compete, Train to Train, Learn to Train stages.


Randy Kusano, High-Performance Coach

Randy Kusano was the winningest coach in the history of high school basketball in Manitoba. His high school teams won three MHSAA (Manitoba High School Athletic Association) AAAA Provincial Championships provincial titles, 11 conference titles and he coached in 15 AAAA Final Fours in his 34 years coaching with the Oak Park Raiders in Winnipeg before retiring from teaching in 2010. A University of Manitoba graduate, Kusano is a current fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach with nearly 25 years of CIS coaching experience as an assistant with the Bison men’s and women's basketball program.

Randy has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for over forty-five years. He developed his love for basketball at Norberry Junior High in St. Vital playing for Hall of Famer, Dennis Alvestad. He moved on to Glenlawn Collegiate and finally to the University of Manitoba.  Randy was a member of three consecutive Canadian Junior Men’s championship teams from 1971-1973. In 1976 he was a member of the first Manitoba team to win a National University championship in basketball, the University of Manitoba Bisons.

After his university years were done he continued playing with the Nicolett Inn Senior men’s team that captured their first National Senior Men’s Championship in 1979. The University of Manitoba Junior Men and Nicolett Inn Senior men’s teams were later inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.

Randy’s coaching career began with the University of Manitoba Junior Bisons in 1974 and continued there until 1976. He has coached high school basketball for thirty-four years, thirty-two as head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Oak Park High School.

Over his 34 years at Oak Park, Randy developed the dominant high school program of its era, going to 15 Final Fours and winning three AAAA Provincial Championships. During this time he has helped to develop more than twenty-five players who have gone on to play at the Canadian College or University levels. Randy has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba for fifteen years.

Randy has also coached numerous Manitoba Provincial teams as a head coach and as an assistant coach at the Canada Games, Western Canada Games, and National Championships.


Mike Raimbault - University of Winnipeg Men's Basketball Coach 

Head coach Mike Raimbault took over the full-time job of leading the University of Winnipeg men's basketball program in 2010.

A former player at Brandon University, Raimbault came to the Wesmen after a successful stint as the head coach of the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves. In his final season in Prince George, Raimbault led the then-CCAA school to a Canadian college national championship. He was named B.C. colleges coach of the year and national coach of the year.

Prior to that, Raimbault spent the 2007-08 season as the interim head coach of the Brandon Bobcats, where he led the team to a 20-2 record in the Canada West.

In 12 years at Winnipeg, Raimbault has compiled an overall record of 167-161 and, for his U Sports career, has an overall record of 187-163. 

Kirby Schepp - University of Manitoba Men's Basketball Coach 

Bisons men's basketball head coach Kirby Schepp has coached more than 50 different teams over the past 26 years and 18 at the U SPORTS level (13 as head coach). He completed his 12th season at the helm of the Manitoba Bisons in 2020-21 and has steadily brought the Herd back into national contention.

Under Schepp, the Bisons have made the post-season in eight of the last 11 seasons, including six years in a row (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20). He's also led Manitoba to three Canada West Final Four appearances, including back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, along with 2020. In 2017, Schepp's squad earned the right to compete for the national championship for the first time since 1986 (counting regional championship), and three years later, he manned a Bisons squad that finished 16-4, the best regular-season result in program history. 
Coach Schepp has been a part of the Canadian Men's National Team Program for over a decade. In 2009, Schepp was named to the staff of the inaugural Canadian Cadet (17U) National Team. He has been a coach of numerous medal-winning teams at FIBA events including a bronze medal at the 2010 World 17U Championships and a gold medal with the Junior National Team at the 2017 World Championships. He was also the head coach for Canada's U16 national team in 2019, where the squad qualified for the FIBU U17 World Cup after a first-place finish in group B of the FIBA U16 Americas. Additionally, in 2018, Schepp led Canada to a historic silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in his international head coaching debut.  The medal was Canada's first in men's basketball at the games. 

Schepp has coached several future NBA players while with Canada Basketball including Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Nik Staukas, and Dillon Brooks

A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and the University of Victoria and former U SPORTS player, Schepp coached successful high school and club teams for over 15 years as well as serving as an assistant at the University of Winnipeg for five years. He led his high school teams to numerous Final Four appearances over 14 years. He also coached many provincial teams and elite club-level programs to successful finishes nationally.

Coach Schepp earned his B.A. and B.Ed from the University of Winnipeg and a Masters Degree (Coaching) from the University of Victoria. Schepp is an NCCP Master Learning facilitator and has trained hundreds of coaches over the past 20 years.


Inquires and questions on the Basketball Manitoba High-Performance Camps 
can be made to Tiffany Peape.


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