Coaches profile:

Leslie Duhamel played basketball for the University of Waterloo at the USport level for four years.  She continues to play recreationally to this day.

She is passionate about basketball and youth sports in general. Leslie is an award-winning Physical Education teacher with 17 years of experience.  She believes in engaging youth in sport early by making it fun and engaging and creating practice plans focusing on skill development and understanding of the game.  Leslie coaches a minimum of four basketball teams a year at her school and has even taken some to the provincial championships.

Since 2019, Leslie has been the Head Coach of the 2010 Junior Bisons Boys Gold Basketball club team.  She has also been working hard to promote girls' basketball in the province, starting grassroots female basketball programs at the Lindenwoods Community Centre for Novice players and more Experienced basketball players aged 8-12.  Both programs have been highly successful and have focused on developing skills through gameplay, teamwork and fun.  This has led to Leslie joining the TAP team working with some of the best talent in the province. Leslie focuses on promoting player development and a love for the game.

For more information and to register, please email Leslie at

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