Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details of the girl's Target Athlete Program (TAP) for the 2023-2024 Season.  The TAP program is led by Basketball Manitoba's High-Performance Coach Randy Kusano.  Each program has a staff of excellent coaches to help develop the young talent in the program. The coaches for the girl's TAP program are Randy Kusano, Sara Gillis, Mike Tan, Roberto Campanella, Leslie Duhamel, and Maddy Mann.

The girls ' program will look to fill 20 spots for the 15U group and 20 spots for the 17U group. Each age group (15U or 17U) will field two teams of 10 players. The girls ' 15U age group is for players born in 2009 or later. The girl's 17U age group is for players born in 2006, 2007, & 2008. 

The TAP teams will train 3 times per week at the Sport Manitoba Courts and compete in a local exhibition schedule and select tournaments, as well as travel tournaments in the United States during the spring portion of the program. The TAP program runs from September to May but will take a pause with once-a-week optional sessions during the school basketball season (December to March). 

Tryouts for the 2023-24 female Targeted Athlete Program (TAP) will take place August 18-19, 2023, at the Sport Manitoba Courts. A $30.00 tryout fee will be charged.

TAP is a cost recovery program, and the actual cost of the program is divided among the athletes in the group.  Program costs will be finalized by tryouts. Payment options and access to additional funding are available to those who qualify.  

Dates: Friday, August 18 & Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre), 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Area Parking Details

15U FEMALE (born 2009, 2010, 2011) - players are to plan to come to BOTH sessions
  • Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm 
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
17U FEMALE (born 2006, 2007, 2008) - players are to plan to come to BOTH sessions
  • Friday, August 18, 2023 - 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm 
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Questions on the program can go to Dan Becker at

Questions on registration and payments can go to Tiara Licsi at


The deadline to register for the tryout is Thursday, August 17, at 12:00 pm.  

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