SportsLife 2016, Issue 2 - Page 17

BASKETBALL mANITOBA By Adam Wedlake, Executive Director, Basketball Manitoba 2016 Manitoba Provincial Team Tryouts Set for May 27-29 The Manitoba Provincial Team Program, the premier player and coach development program in the province announces the Provincial Team Tryouts for the upcoming summer on May 27-29, 2016 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre. The program attracts the top players and coaches to represent Manitoba at national and international events, operating annually May through August. The summer of 2016 will see a total of 4 Provincial Teams formed at the male and female 17U and 15U.   Tryout Schedule Friday May 27, 2016 # 5:00pm - 7:30pm 1 7:30pm - 10:00pm 2 Saturday May 28, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am 3 11:00am - 1:00pm 4 1:00pm - 3:30pm 5 3:30pm - 6:00pm 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm 7 8:00pm - 10:00pm 8 Sunday May 29, 2016 10:00am - 12:15pm 9 12:15pm - 2:30pm 10 2:30pm - 4:30pm 11 4:30pm - 6:30pm 12 Age Level 15U Male - Session #1 17U Male - Session #1 15U Female - Session #1 17U Female - Session # 1 15U Male - Session #2 17U Male - Session #2 15U Female - Session #2 17U Female - Session # 2 15U Male - Session #3 17U Male - Session #3 15U Female - Session #3 17U Female - Session # 3 All four Provincial Teams will compete in the Prairie Challenge verses Team Saskatchewan in Brandon, MB on July For additional details go to basketballmanitoba. 2. The 2 female teams will then head to ca/2016/03/2016-manitoba-provincial-team-tryouts Ames, Iowa on July 6-8 and participate in the Simply The Best Tournament (NCAA certified event) and then head to Chicago July 10-12 and compete in the Nike Tournament of Champions (NCAA certified event), at the end of July both teams head to the 17U and 15U Female Canadian National Championships in Regina, SK. The 15U and 17U male teams will also compete in the Prairie Challenge series in Brandon, MB, the MidWest Summer Slam (NCAA certified event) in Ames, Iowa from July 8-10, the D1 Summer Classic in Minneapolis, MN (NCAA certified event) July 15-17, and then host the 17U and 15U Canadian National Championships in Winnipeg. All dates can be found in Basketball Manitoba’s website calendar in July & August. The 16U age level will have the opportunity to develop with the 2016 Manitoba Games which are scheduled for August 2016. Details on the basketball tryouts will be released in the coming week. THE HOME OF 10 NATIONAL MEDALS SINCE 2011 NCCP Learn to Train CertifIcation Coaching Courses Set for April & May 2016 UPDATED CLINICS ADDED: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce it will be hosting another offering of the NCCP Coaching Certification courses in April and May 2016 in Winnipeg. This new offering replace the old NCCP Level 1 and 2 Technical and Theory courses and are for coaches working with athletes from 12-16 years of age. These levels are also required for all coaches who are interested in coaching in their respective future Provincial Team, Manitoba Games, North American Indigenous Game and other levels. The courses will comprise both classroom and on court sessions and will focus on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and age appropriate training. Register for the clinics at http://www.basketballmanitoba. ca/2016/03/nccp-learn-to-train-certification.html Club Basketball Provincial Championships Coming May 12-15, 2016 Club Basketball Provincial Championship are set for May 12-15, 2016 in Winnipeg. The 4 day event will involve male and female teams in the 14-19 age range. Deadline to register a team is Friday April 22, 2016 at a fee of $350 per team. Discounted rates are offered for Manitoba teams based outside of Winnipeg. For information, visit basketballmanitoba.ca/2006/06/clubbasketball-provincial-championships sportslife / 17