Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce it will be hosting its Summer Basketball Camps from Monday, August 23 to Friday, September 2, 2022, for boys and girls ages 11 to 16 at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre).

The boys' camps will be led by high-performance coach Dan Becker, and the girls' camps will be led by high-performance coach Randy Kusano.  The cost of the camp is $125.00 per player

The registration deadline is FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2022, at 12:00 pm or when the camp sells out.  The camps have sold out over the last 5 years, so register now to avoid disappointment.


GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

The girl's sessions will be led by high-performance coach Randy Kusano with special guest coaches.

GIRLS CAMP SESSIONS, DATES & TIMES 

DATES & TIMES: Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, 2022
  • Session 1 - 11 & 12 Girls - Aug 22 to 26 -  9:15am to 11:00am
  • Session 2 - 13 & 14 Girls - Aug 22 to 26 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
  • Session 3 - 15 & 16 Girls - Aug 22 to 26 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
CAMP COST
  • $125.00 per person (includes GST)
  • PAYMENT: Camp fees will only be collected online via credit card or eTransfer. 
BRING A BASKETBALL: Players must bring their own basketball for use for the duration of the camp.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  • FRIDAY AUGUST 19 at 12:00 pm or when the camp sells out!
All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.






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BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

The boy's sessions will be led by high-performance coach Dan Becker with special guest coaches.

BOYS CAMP SESSIONS, DATES & TIMES

DATES & TIMES: Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Session 4 - 11 & 12 Boys - Aug 29 to Sept 2 - 9:15am to 11:00am
  • Session 5 - 13 & 14 Boys - Aug 29 to Sept 2 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
  • Session 6 - 15 & 16 Boys - Aug 29 to Sept 2 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
CAMP COST
  • $125.00 per person (includes GST)
  • PAYMENT: Camp fees will only be collected online via credit card or eTransfer. 
BRING A BASKETBALL: Players must bring their own basketball for use for the duration of the camp.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  • FRIDAY AUGUST 19 at 12:00 pm or when the camp sells out!






All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.

COACH BIOS: 

Dan Becker, High-Performance Coach

Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 40 years at all levels of basketball.  Dan has worked with players from grassroots community club teams to the CIS as a coach.  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 in 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 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 (TAP) 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 for 12 years for various 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 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).


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.

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Randy Kusano, High-Performance Coach

Randy Kusano was the winningest coach in Manitoba's high school basketball history.  His high school teams won three MHSAA (Manitoba High School Athletic Association), AAAA Provincial Championships, and 11 conference titles.  He coached in 15 AAAA Final Fours in his 34 years of 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 programs.

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, 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 at the University of Manitoba Junior Bisons in 1974 and continued 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, attending 15 Final Fours and winning three AAAA Provincial Championships.  During this time, he has helped to create more than twenty-five players who have gone on to play at the Canadian College or University levels.  Randy has also been an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba for fifteen years.

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






QUESTIONS?

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


SPORT MANITOBA COURTS MAPS





Inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre / Sport Manitoba Courts.  The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and 14 basketball hoops.  
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The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, aka Sport Manitoba Courts located in downtown Winnipeg



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