Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details on the 2024 Provincial Team Tryouts for the upcoming summer. The tryouts for the program will occur May 24-26 at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, MB


The 2024 Manitoba Provincial Team Program will be forming a total of 4 teams that will represent Manitoba at the Canada Basketball National Championships. The ages for the teams will be 17U (born in 2007 or later) and 15U (born in 2009 or later) at both the male and female levels. Details on the Manitoba coaching staff can be found HERE.  

The Canada Basketball 15U & 17U National Championships will run August 3-11, 2024 (travel days inclusive) and feature teams representing provinces and territories across Canada.  The 15U and 17U Male competitions will be held in Toronto, ON, while the 15U and 17U Female tournaments will be hosted in St. John's, NL.

The teams will be selected from the May 24-26 open tryouts, and any Manitoba resident who is in one of the defined age categories is eligible and welcome to try out. Once the teams are chosen, they will train and compete together through June, July, and early August, participating in their respective National Championships.
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2024 PROGRAM CHANGES

For the summer of 2024, up to 15 players per age group will be selected to train with the program all summer  (12 roster players and up to 3 practice players).  12 roster players will represent Manitoba in Brandon at the Prairie Cup and attend the Canada Basketball National Championships.  

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The initial plans for the summer of 2024 include (this will be updated as the summer approaches)
  • All Teams - Prairie Cup Challenge vs Team Saskatchewan (Brandon, MB) June 30.
  • 15U & 17U Male Teams - Canada Basketball National Championships (Toronto, ON) August 3-11.
  • 15U & 17U Female Teams - Canada Basketball National Championships (St. John, NL) August 3-11.
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The Manitoba Provincial Team Program is the province's premier player and coach development program.  The program attracts the top players and coaches to represent Manitoba at national and international events.  Ages 15U and 17U are offered to male and female players, and the program operates annually from May through August.
    MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM PROGRAM TRYOUT DETAILS
    Dates 
    • Friday, May 24, 2024
    • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • Sunday, May 26, 2024

    Tryout Location 


    Sport Manitoba (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, MB (MAP)

    Registration & Tryout Fee
    • REGISTRATION: Online preregistration is required (links below)
    • CHECK-IN: Onsite check-in will begin 30 minutes before the first tryout per age category.
    • BRING A BASKETBALL: Players are asked to bring their own basketball (Female size 6, Male size 7)
    • TRYOUT FEE: $35.00 per person tryout fee is due at the point of online registration (credit card or eTransfer payment options are available). 
    • REVERSIBLE JERSEY: All registered players will receive a 'Basketball Manitoba' reversible jersey
    • ARRIVAL TIME: Players should arrive at least 20 minutes early to the tryout sessions dressed and ready to play
    • PROGRAM FEES:  All players selected for one of the Provincial Teams will be assessed the $750* program fee for transportation, hotel for flight, and full accommodations to the National Championships.  The program fee also includes gear packages, training costs, and insurance.  Basketball Manitoba subsidizes 75% of the total summer program cost.  Additional funding, financial support programs, and payment options are available.
      • *The final program fee will be determined in April

    PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

    All eligible players must fit into one of the following age divisions and have been a resident of Manitoba on or before February 1, 2024.
    • 15U Female - born in 2009 or later
    • 15U Male - born in 2009 or later
    • 17U Female - born in 2007 or later
    • 17U Male - born in 2007 or later

    SPECIAL TRYOUT NOTES


    Age Advancement
    In the fall of 2008, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion permitting a player of a younger age the option to play an age up for a Provincial Team.  Any younger-age athlete who wishes to try out for an older-age program is welcome to do so.  A decision can be made by the older coaching staff and Selection Committee after the first session if the younger athlete will continue with the older tryouts or will be asked to return to the younger tryouts.  Any athlete looking to try out at an older age must contact Dan Becker first.

    Provincial Team Selection Policy
    Updated in November 2023, the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors passed a motion on a new Provincial Team Selection Policy. As part of our commitment to providing a transparent and equitable Provincial Team selection procedure, there is a need for a consistent policy to protect the integrity of the Provincial Team program and its coaches.  Under this new approach, Basketball Manitoba will strive to produce a competitive program that stays true to the Long Term Athletic Development Model.  Read more...

    Team Commitment In June & July & National Championships
    Basketball Manitoba has moved the Provincial Team tryouts to occur in May, avoiding much of the club basketball season.  Athletes selected on one of the Manitoba Provincial Teams will be expected to fully commit to the program for all practices, training sessions and competitions.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Becker.

    TRYOUT SCHEDULE

    To view this information properly on a smartphone, rotate your device to a 'landscape' position to see all the data.  

    All tryouts at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) - 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, MB (MAP) (parking info below)



    Friday, May 24, 2024Age Level
    4:30pm - 6:30pm15U Female - Session #1
    6:30pm - 8:30pm17U Female - Session # 1
    Saturday, May 25, 2024
    9:00am - 11:00am15U Male - Session #1
    11:00am - 1:00pm17U Male - Session #1
    1:00pm - 3:00pm17U Female - Session # 2
    3:00pm - 5:00pm15U Female - Session #2
    5:00pm - 7:00pm15U Male - Session #2
    7:00pm - 9:00pm17U Male - Session #2
    Sunday, May 26, 2024
    9:00am - 11:00 am15U Female - Session #3
    11:00am - 1:00pm17U Female - Session # 3
    3:00pm - 5:00pm15U Male - Session #3
    5:00pm - 7:00pm17U Male - Session #3

    PLAYERS ARE TO PLAN TO ATTEND THE FIRST TWO SESSIONS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGE AND GENDER.  DECISIONS WILL BEGIN TO BE MADE AFTER THE SECOND SESSION, WITH ONLY THOSE INVITED COMING BACK FOR THE 3RD SESSION.  IF YOU MISS THE FIRST DATE, YOU CAN STILL COME TO SESSION #2. HOWEVER, YOU WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS TIME TO HAVE THE COACHING STAFF SEE YOU ON THE COURT.  
    THOSE MISSING THE FIRST SESSION MAY NOT RECEIVE A REVERSIBLE AS WELL. 

    VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT SHOW UP TO YOUR SESSION IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK IN ANY WAY.  FULL REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO THOSE NOT ATTENDING DUE TO ILLNESS.  



MORE INFORMATION:

    MAPS: Map to Sport Manitoba Courts, 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB



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