Basketball Manitoba, in partnership with Golden Ticket Sports, Winnipeg Wesmen and Manitoba Bisons, is pleased to announce the return of our High-Performance Camp from Monday, August 21 to Thursday, August 31, 2023, for boys and girls ages 12 to 18!

The summer camp will now offer an ELITE CAMP session for athletes 14-18 who have extensive playing experience and are looking for a challenging basketball camp.  The ELITE CAMP session will consist of advanced concepts, drill work, and competition suitable for players who can compete at a high level.  This camp is designed for players who play at the Provincial Team level or have been top performers in the club and school systems.  All athletes will be selected by way of an application approval process.  

The girls' camps sessions 1 and 2 will be led by Basketball Manitoba high-performance coach Randy Kusano and guest coaches, and the Elite camp (session 3) will be led by Wesmen Head Coach Alyssa Cox and Bison Women's Head Coach Michele Sung from August 21-August 24.

The boys' camps sessions 4, 5 and 6 will be led by 
and guest coaches Tanner Brightman & Joerik Michiels of Golden Ticket Sports, along with Basketball Manitoba high-performance coach Dan Becker from August 28-31

The cost of the camp is $130.00 per player

The registration deadline is FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023, 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.


DATES & TIMES: Monday, August 21 to Thursday, August 24, 2023
  • Session 1 - Age 12 - 13 Girls - Aug 21 to 24 -  9:15am to 11:00am
  • Session 2 - Age 14 - 16 Girls - Aug 21 to 24 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
  • Session 3 - Age 14-18 ELITE Girls - Aug 21 to 24 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm 
    • Please note that acceptance into the ELITE Camp session will be determined by Basketball Manitoba based on the athlete’s playing experience and level.  Those not accepted will have the opportunity to move into Session 2 or have their camp fees refunded.  
  • $130.00 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.

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 at 12:00 pm or when the camp sells out!
All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.


DATES & TIMES: Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Session 4 - Age 12 - 13 Boys - Aug 28 to 31-  9:15am to 11:00am
  • SOLD OUT Session 5 - Age 14 - 16 Boys - Aug 28 to 31 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
  • Session 6 - Age 14-18 ELITE Boys - Aug 28 to 31 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm 
    • Please note that acceptance into the ELITE Camp session will be determined by Basketball Manitoba based on the athlete’s playing experience and level.  Those not accepted will have the opportunity to move into Session 5 or have their camp fees refunded.  
  • $130.00 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.


  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 at 12:00 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 ninth year as head coach of the Bison women's basketball team in 2022-23. 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 and 2021. The 2021-22 campaign also saw Sung's Bisons advance past the first round for the first time in her tenure.

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. 

Alyssa Cox - University of Winnipeg Women's Basketball Coach
On May 23, 2022, Alyssa Cox was named the fifth head coach in the 51-year history of Wesmen women's basketball.

Cox (nee Grant) played five seasons for the Wesmen from 2009-10 to 2013-14 and took over the program after establishing herself as one of the young, up-and-coming coaches in Manitoba. 

Prior to accepting the head coaching role, Cox spent the previous six seasons as a lead assistant to Tanya McKay with the Wesmen.

A graduate of Oak Park High School, Cox has coached in the Basketball Manitoba provincial program since 2014 and was tabbed to head up the U18 Manitoba female team that would compete at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region.

She got her first coaching assignment as an assistant on the U15 provincial team in 2014 and spent four seasons in the provincial program at both the U15 and U17 levels.

She also coached the Sturgeon Heights varsity girls program for two seasons.

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.

Joerik Michiels 

Joerik was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. Passionate about skills training from a young age, he has spent close to a decade studying and gaining knowledge from a variety of coaches and basketball trainers all over the world. This led to teaming up with Olivier Goetgeluck to create the Elite Athletes program. At the EA Facility in Antwerp, players of all ages and abilities, from beginner to pro come to develop their movement & coordination skills with Olivier, while working on their basketball skills with Joerik.

Joerik founded the Elite Academy program in 2017 to provide a year-round program for youth players in Belgium. This unique formula has led to international acclaim, with Joerik regarded as a globally renowned skill trainer delivering international camps and coaching clinics all over the world.

  • Professional player development coach for 15 years
  • Trained 100+ professional athletes
  • Elite Athletes Antwerp Founder 2010 - Present
  • Elite Academy Antwerp Director 2018 - Present
  • Owner of the EA 24/7 Facility
  • Nike Camp Director: Giannis Antetoukounmpo Freakology Experience
  • NBA Without Borders: Player Development Lead Coach
  • Best in the West Coaches Clinic Speaker- Canada
  • Player Development Conference Speaker - Los Angeles
  • Over 75 camps in 15 different countries
  • Contracted by 4 different national federations for player development consulting and assistance. 

Tanner Brightman 
Tanner Brightman is co-founder of Golden Ticket Sports Inc. Tanner has resided in Regina, Saskatchewan, but recently moved to Antwerp, Belgium, to take on a role as coach and Director of Operations and Partner with Elite Athletes, and Elite Academy basketball academy. Tanner oversees all operations for Golden Ticket Sports.

 Prior to joining founders Joerik Michiels and Olivier Goetgetluck at Elite Athletes in Antwerp, Tanner Brightman was once the youngest provincial team basketball coach in 2011 when he was an apprentice coach with the U14 Western Canada Games Team. He continued to work extensively with Basketball Saskatchewan’s Men’s High-Performance Program, leading teams of ages U14-U17 over the course of eight years. Most notably, Tanner led the Team Saskatchewan U17 Men to the 2017 Canada Summer Games. 

Tanner holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina (2016). 

In his time at Luther, Tanner also coached the Lions Senior Men’s Basketball team, recording a provincial 5th place finish in 2019. Prior to this, he coached at Balfour Collegiate (2012-2017), where he was part of two city final runner-ups and two provincial fifth-place rankings while leading the Sr. Boys as both assistant and head coach. 

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.


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


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

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