REGISTER NOW: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Spring Break High-Performance Basketball Camp from Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, for boys and girls ages 11 to 18 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (aka Sport Manitoba Courts).  

Leading the boys' camps will be the coaching staff/players for the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg programs, along with the Provincial Team 17U male head coach, Dan Becker. The girls' camps will have coaching staff from Brandon University, the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Led by head coaches Jamie Taggart and Alyssa Cox and Bison's assistant coach/Provincial Team 17U female head coach Ashley Hoitink, along with other coaches and athletes from their programs.

The registration cost of the camp is $135.00 per player. The deadline to register is FRIDAY, MARCH 22 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!


The girls' camps will be led by coaches and athletes from Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg. See the biographies below.  


DATES & TIMES: Monday, March 25, 2024 to Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Session 1 - Ages 11 - 13 Girls 9:15am - 11:00am SOLD OUT
  • Session 2 - Ages 14 - 16 Girls 11:15am - 1:00pm
  • Session 3 - ELITE CAMP Girls (Ages 14-18) 1:15pm - 3:00pm SOLD OUT
    • 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.  
    • If a session is sold out, get on our waiting list.
  • 20 players per session 
  • $135.00 per person (includes GST)
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 22, at 4:00 pm or when the camp sells out!
All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.


The University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg coaches and athletes will lead this year's boy's camps along with Dan Becker, the current 17U male provincial team head coach. 


DATES & TIMES: Monday, March 25, 2024 to Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Session 4 - Ages 11 - 13 Boys 9:15am - 11:00am SOLD OUT
  • Session 5 - Ages 14 -  16 Boys 11:15am - 1:00pm
  • Session 6 -ELITE CAMP (Ages 14-18) 1:15pm - 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.  
      • If a session is sold out, get on our waiting list.
    • 40 players per session
    • $135.00 per person (includes GST)
    • FRIDAY, MARCH 22, at 4:00 pm or when the camp sells out!

    All campers are insured under the Basketball Manitoba insurance program.


    Jaime Taggart - Brandon University Women's Basketball Coach

    Taggart has been named Interim Head Coach while James Bambury is on a one-year leave.
    Taggart (nee Hickson) is certainly no stranger to the BU Bobcat Athletics program, having led the Bobcats from 2006-2011 and has served as an assistant coach for the last two seasons.
    Since her prior stint with the Bobcats, Taggart married and had three children, who are all active in Brandon’s youth sports scene.
    On top of her familiarity with the Bobcats, Taggart has been instrumental in the development of the Westman Youth Basketball Academy.
    A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, where her coaching career started under then Wesmen coach Tanya McKay, Taggart also holds a Masters of Coaching from the University of Victoria, where she gained insight from Canadian coaching legends Ken and Kathy Shields.
    She holds a National Coaching Certification Program Level IV status and has a re-invigorated love of basketball since re-joining the Bobcats in 2021.

    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.


    Ashley Hoitink- University of Manitoba Women's Basketball Assistant Coach / Provincial Team 17U Female Head Coach

    Ashley has coached for over 12 years through Team Manitoba, high school, club, WMBA and Steven Nash Youth Basketball. For the last two summers, she has served as an assistant coach on the 17U Female Provincial Team.  In 2019, Ashley was the assistant coach for the 16U Female Provincial Team, which competed at the Western Canada Summer Games. Ashley is currently the head coach of the Varsity Girls' team at Pembina Trails Collegiate, as well as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba. Previously, she was the head coach of the Varsity Boys team at Morden Collegiate for 7 years. Ashley is the 2023 Mike MacKay Transformational Coach Award winner, and in 2019, she was named MHSAA Female Coach of the Year among all sports.

    In 2013, Ashley graduated from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College’s joint program in Business Technology Teacher Education. Ashley is currently a technology high school teacher at Pembina Trails Collegiate.

    Kirby Schepp- University of Manitoba Men's Basketball Coach

    Bisons men's basketball head coach Kirby Schepp has coached more than 50 different teams at various levels in his esteemed career. He enters his 15th season at the helm of the Bisons in 2023-24, steadily bringing the Herd into national contention.

    Under Schepp, the Bisons have made the post-season in ten of the last 13 seasons, including eight years in a row (2014-23). He's also led Manitoba to four Canada West Final Four appearances, including back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, along with 2020 and 2023. Schepp's cumulative Canada West regular season coaching record is 140-124, and he is just 18 wins shy of tying Rick Suffield for the program record. 

    In 2017, Schepp's squad earned the right to compete for the national championship for the first time since 1986 (counting regional championship). Three years later, he manned a Bisons squad that finished 16-4, the best regular season result in program history, an accomplishment that was topped in 2022-23, after a historic 18-2 regular season finish. The latter of those seasons earned Schepp his second Coach of the Year honour with Bison Sports. 
    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 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. In the summer of 2023, he also had the opportunity to coach Egypt's national team. 

    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 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 a NCCP Master Learning facilitator and has trained hundreds of coaches over the past 20 years.

    University of Winnipeg Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

    Head coach, Mike Raimbault, and assistant coaches, Don Thomson, Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe and Josh Reddy, along with current Wesmen players will be a part of our High-Performance camp. 

    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. 

    Dan Becker - Provincial Team 17U Male Head Coach

    Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the game. His playing history began as a standout player at Fort Richmond Collegiate, which led him to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree, Dan continued his basketball career, playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe, 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 80s and early 90s on various Student and Training National Teams, including the World Universiade Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan.

    As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels. Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg. He assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program. Over this same time period, Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the 15U and 17U levels, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 17U. In 2014, Dan led the Manitoba 17U Male Provincial team to their first-ever Gold Medal at the  National Championship. Dan was an active coach in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program and an instructor at the Nike All-Canada Camp. Dan has also served as the Basketball Technical Advisor for three feature films; ESPN's 'A Season on the Brink' in 2001, 'Full of It' in 2005, and “Champions” in 2023.

    From 2005 to 2010, Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity male Program, winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity male team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, WMBA, and Peg City leagues..

    Dan is the Head Coach for many of the Basketball Manitoba High-Performance programs and is also a Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator in the new NCCP coaching education program.

    In 2013, Dan was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in the Player category in recognition of his tremendous playing career.  


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


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