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Largest Basketball Coaches Clinic in Manitoba History to Tip-Off Friday Morning in Winnipeg

(October 22, 2009) WINNIPEG – Basketball Manitoba is excited to announce that the first annual Basketball Manitoba Super Coaches Clinic will tip off Friday morning (October 23) in front of the largest crowd of basketball coaches in Manitoba History! A record 380 basketball coaches from all levels of the game from all corners of the province will converge on the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre to take in the 2-day event. A total of 14 different sessions are being offered ranging from the basic individual fundamentals of the sport through to different team offenses and defenses plus sessions on physical training and rule interpretations.

The clinic comes as a result of a new partnership with Basketball Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMBA) to offer a top-notch basketball coaching experience to Manitobans. The clinic coincides with the province-wide school in-service (SAG) on Friday and the WMBA has paused all league games this weekend and is paying for every one of its coaches to attend the event. The coaches in attendance are representing teams from all levels of the game – right from 5 years old community club through school basketball to the university level.

Basketball Manitoba is also hosting a special player’s camp this weekend in partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and their community development coach Steve Brown. The camp will occur Friday and Saturday at Tec Voc High School (1555 Wall Street) and has attracted 100 young players from the greater Winnipeg area. The camp is offering 6 hours of court time over the 2 days to the boys and girls in grades 5-7. Full details on the camp can be found at http://timberwolves.basketballmanitoba.ca.

Basketball Manitoba’s Executive Director, Adam Wedlake commented, “The response we have received to the clinic is amazing! The real winners of the weekend will be the kids who play for these coaches. We are very excited to partner with the U of W, U of M, Minnesota Timberwolves and the WMBA to kick-off the basketball season!”

The clinic features 2 full days of basketball coaching instruction from Canada’s top coaches. Showcasing the clinic are…
Mike MacKay (bio)
Canada Basketball Manager of Coach Development & Education and author of the new NCCP material
Steve Brown (bio)
Minnesota Region Director of the National Basketball Academy with the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves / Lynx
Dave Crook (bio)
University of Winnipeg Men's Basketball Coach & Former Junior National Team Coach
Tanya MacKay (bio)
University of Winnipeg Women's Basketball Coach
Pam Danis (bio)
University of Manitoba Women's Basketball Coach
Kirby Schepp (bio)
University of Manitoba Men's Basketball Coach, Basketball Manitoba High Performance Coach & Cadet National Team Assistant Coach
John Dore (bio)
Concordia University (Montreal) Men's Basketball Coach
Michelle Belanger (bio)
University of Toronto Women's Basketball Coach
Lisa Thomaidis (bio)
University of Saskatchewan Women's Basketball Coach & National Team Assistant Coach
Shawn Swords (bio)
Laurentian University (Sudbury) Men's Basketball Coach & Former National Team Member (2000 Sydney Olympics)
Cheryl Jean-Paul (bio)
Red River College Women's Basketball Coach & Basketball Manitoba High Performance Coach
Cam Moskal (bio)
MABO Provincial Interpreter & FIBA Carded Official
Sherwin Vasallo (bio)
Owner of Acceleration Performance and basketball speed and strength expert
Adam Wedlake (bio)
Basketball Manitoba Executive Director and Super Clinic Master of Ceremonies
The full schedule includes…

Tuesday October 20, 2009
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Practice Viewing - Vincent Massey Collegiate - Men's Program with Kirby Schepp

Wednesday October 21, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Practice Viewing - Univ of Wpg Duckworth Ctr - Men's Program with Dave Crook
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Open Practice Viewing - Univ of Manitoba Brown Gym - Women's Program with Pam Danis

Thursday October 22, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Practice Viewing - Univ of Wpg Duckworth Ctr - Men's Program with Dave Crook
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Practice Viewing - Vincent Massey Collegiate - Men's Program with Kirby Schepp
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Practice Viewing - Univ of Wpg Duckworth Ctr - Women's Program w/ Tanya MacKay


Friday October 23, 2009
Session # PRESENTER TOPIC
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration
1 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Steve Brown - Minnesota Timberwolves / Lynx Fundamental Skills & Drills for School Basketball
2 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Dave Crook - University of Winnipeg Principles in Building a Motion Offence
3 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Pam Danis - University of Manitoba Individual Defensive Principals
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM LUNCH
4 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Michele Belanger - Univ of Toronto Transition Drills & Concepts
5 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM John Dore - Concordia University Managing Special Situations in Basketball
6 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Shawn Swords – Laurentian University Team Defensive Principles
7 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Tanya MacKay - University of Winnipeg Creating a Basketball Season Plan for Your Team
4:45 PM CLOSE

Saturday October 24, 2009
# PRESENTER TOPIC
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration
8 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Steve Brown - Minnesota Timberwolves / Lynx Fundamental Skills & Drills for Youth Basketball
9 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Mike MacKay - Canada Basketball A Games Approach to Teaching Skills #1
10 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Kirby Schepp - University of Manitoba A Games Approach to Teaching Skills #2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM LUNCH
11 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Cam Moskal - MABO Provincial Interpreter FIBA Basketball Rules Review & Discussion
12 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Cheryl Jean-Paul - Red River College Incorporating Fundamental Movements & Skills into your Drills
13 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Lisa Thomaidis - U of Saskatchewan Building a Basic Team Offense for Youth Basketball
14 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Sherwin Vasallo - Acceleration Performance Building a Fast Athlete for Basketball
4:45 PM CLOSE
WEEKEND UNIVERSITY GAMES – INCLUDED IN CLINIC PACKAGE
Friday October 23, 2009
• Men - 6:00 pm - Winnipeg Wesmen vs Laurentian U @ Duckworth Centre
• Women - 6:00 pm - Manitoba Bisons vs U of Toronto @ Investors Group AC
• Men - 8:00 pm - Manitoba Bisons vs Concordia U @ Duckworth Centre
• Women - 8:00 pm - Winnipeg Wesmen vs U of Sask @ Investors Group AC Saturday October 24, 2009
• Men - 6:00 pm - Winnipeg Wesmen vs Concordia @ Duckworth Centre
• Women - 6:00 pm - Manitoba Bisons vs Wpg Wesmen @ Investors Group AC
• Men - 8:00 pm - Manitoba Bisons vs Laurentian @ Duckworth Centre
• Women - 6:00 pm - U of Toronto vs U of Sask @ Investors Group AC

A number of other promotions are being held over the weekend including the grand prize will consist of a trip to Las Vegas in May 2010 for the Nike Championship Basketball Coaches Clinic! This Las Vegas clinic is considered the premier basketball coaches clinic in the world!

Full details on the Super Coaches Clinic can be found at http://superclinic.basketballmanitoba.ca.

Basketball Manitoba is a registered not-for-profit organization and is the Provincial Sport Governing Body for basketball in the province of Manitoba. Managed by a Board of 10 Directors elected by its members, the Board is tasked with ensuring that all Manitobans have access to the programs run by the association and that the game of basketball is enjoyed by as many people possible.

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For further information, please contact:

Adam Wedlake
Basketball Manitoba – Executive Director
adam@basketballmanitoba.ca
(C) 204-227-5844
www.basketballmanitoba.ca

 

 

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