Basketball Manitoba has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Manitoba Provincial Team Program for the 15U and 17U male and female age groups coaching positions.

The deadline for all coaching applications is Friday, December 23, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

ImageBasketball Manitoba Provincial Team Program

Basketball Manitoba annually runs provincial teams to provide elite athletes with a unique opportunity to develop their skills through high-quality summer practices and a challenging competition schedule.  Coaches can either apply as a 'team' or individually.

Applications for the 15U and 17U Provincial Teams are for a 1-year (summer) commitment.  The successful candidates will serve as the two-person coaching staff for the 2023 Canada Basketball National Championships.  

We are seeking skilled and passionate people to apply as a coaching team of 2 defined coaches or individuals for positions involving

15U Female Provincial Team (1-year appointment)
  • Head Coach and Assistant Coach (players born in 2008 or later)
15U Male Provincial Team (1-year appointment)
  • Head Coach and Assistant Coach (players born in 2008 or later)
    17U Female Provincial Team (1-year appointment) 
    • Head Coach and Assistant Coach (players born in 2006 & 2007)
    17U Male Provincial Team (1-year appointment)
    • Head Coach and Assistant Coach (players born in 2006 & 2007)

      NEW PROVINCIAL TEAM MODEL FOR 2023: Program Overview
      • All tryouts for the 15U & 17U programs will be held in May of 2023.  A pre-tryout identification camp will be hosted in Brandon in mid-April as well.  
      • Up to 15 players per age group will be selected for training in June.
      • The program will host the Saskatchewan teams in Brandon, MB, in early July.  
      • A 10-person roster and 2-person coaching staff to represent Manitoba at the National Championships will be confirmed after the Brandon series.  
      • There will be very light local training for most of July.
      • The teams will then return to a pre-National Championship training camp starting July 24 before departing for their respective National Championships, which will run from July 31 to August 5, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta (female) and Sherbrooke, Quebec (female).
      • The new program model will see the program participation fee reduced by 2/3 from $1500 to $500 per player.  
      • The change to the program of limited competition before the National Championships comes as added financial challenges on Basketball Manitoba to fund the program as it has in the past and seeing other growing summer programs pulling this level of athlete to additional opportunities. 
      • Additional details on the program will be announced later this winter.  

      Coaching Criteria - as set by Canada Basketball, successful candidates will have the opportunity and support of Basketball Manitoba to complete their coaching courses and certification.

      15U & 17U Male and Female Teams (Staff of 2 people per team)
      1. Head Coach = NCCP Train to Train - Certified OR Full Level 2 NCCP Certification AND a minimum of 5 years of experience as a basketball head coach or equivalent experience.
      2. Assistant Coach = NCCP Train to Train - Certified OR Full Level 2 NCCP Certification AND a minimum of 3 years of experience as a basketball head or assistant coach or equivalent experience.
      Other Notes: 

      • Coaches can either apply as a 'team' of people or individually as a head or assistant coach to be partnered up with other successful candidates.  Basketball Manitoba recommends coaches apply as a team of coaches.   
      • Male Head Coaches of female teams must have a female Assistant Coach, and female Head Coaches of male teams must have a male Assistant Coach. 
      • All selected coaches must complete the new Sport Manitoba Respect in Sport online program by May 1 or sooner.  Coaches who completed the RIS program before 2018 must complete the updated program.  
      • All coaches must complete the Safe Sport online training administered under the Coaching Association of Canada.
      • All selected coaches will undergo a Canadian Police Records Check as part of the hiring process.
      • Basketball Manitoba will provide the successful coaches in the program with the required levels of NCCP certification to meet the Canada Basketball National Championships requirements.
      • Successful applicants are eligible to receive an honorarium after the summer program ends. 

      Application for Competition
      • Please submit a cover letter and coaching resume by Friday, December 23, 2022, at 5:00 pm by completing the below application form.  A good coaching resume should include your previous coaching experience, work experience, and education.  

      Please note that the selection of successful candidates will not necessarily be limited to
      those who apply.  Interviews will take place in late December and early January.  We thank all the interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

      Further Information
      Can't see the below application form?  CLICK HERE to view it on a new page.

      Deadline to Apply: Friday, December 23, 2022, 5:00 pm
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