Junior Bisons Basketball Club Teams

Overview

 ​​The Junior Bisons Basketball Club offers opportunities to athletes aged 10-18 at all skill levels to enhance their technical skills, tactical knowledge and fitness. JBBC ensures a high-level training experience suitable for both new athletes and those aspiring to advance to post-high school competition.

Programming is led by Bisons basketball head coaches Michele Sung and Kirby Schepp and facilitated by Bisons student-athletes.

Fee Structure

Fee2008 boys2009 boys2010 boys2011 boys2012 boys2013  boys2014 boys2009-2010 Girls2011-2012 Girls2013-2014 Girls
Player Fee$1425$1425$1425$1425$1300$1300$1300$1425$1425$1300
Apparel Fee$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*$100*
Game uniform$127*$127*$127*$127*$127*$127*$127$127*$127*$127

Player fees cover Basketball Manitoba registration, facility rentals, Peg City league fees, tournament entry fees, Junior Bisons banquet ticket, coaching honorariums, strength and conditioning (n/a for 2012-2014 boys, 2013-14 girls), equipment/supplies and administration costs.

  • This larger fee is payable in one lump sum at the annual parent meeting or can be paid by credit card in a 4 month payment plan (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec)

Apparel fees cover reversible practice jersey, warm-up t-shirt, team hoodie.

  • The full apparel fee is due at the parent meeting in August with credit card as the clothing is ordered and paid for instantly through the online store.

*Apparel package & Game jerseys are the same as last year so not required for returning players/

Reminder: These are estimated costs. Roster size, league prices & tournament entry will impact final costs and will be finalized in August.

Tryouts

Ages:      2008-2014 birth years
Dates:        August 18-22, 2024
Cost:          $40
Location:   University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)
Register here

Online registration closes August 18th at 12:00pm.

Pre-registration is required. No walk ups will be accepted at the door. All tryout fees are non-refundable.

Year of Birth Gender Dates Time  Location
2013- 2014 Girls

Aug 20 & Aug 22

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. IGAC-East
2011- 2012   Girls

Aug 19 & Aug 21

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aug 19-FKC Brown Gym

Aug 21-IGAC-East & Centre

2009 - 2010 Girls Aug 20 & Aug 22 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. IGAC-East
2008 Boys Aug 20 & Aug 22 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. IGAC-West & Centre
2009 Boys Aug 18 & Aug 19 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Aug 18-IGAC-West & Centre

Aug 19-FKC-Gold Gym

2010 Boys

Aug 19 & Aug 21

*3rd tryout Aug 23 if necessary

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Aug 19-FKC Brown Gym

Aug 21-IGAC-East & Centre

2011 Boys Aug 19 & Aug 21 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. IGAC-West
2012 Boys Aug 19 & Aug 21 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aug 19-FKC Gold Gym

Aug 21-IGAC-West

2013 Boys

Aug 20 & Aug 22

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. IGAC-West
2014 Boys Aug 19 & Aug 21 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aug 19-IGAC-East

Aug 21-FKC-Gold Gym

Age Groups

Age Group Gender

2024 Anticipated
# of Teams

Birthdate Range of Athletes
2013-2014 Girls 1 Born in 2013 or 2014
2011-2012 Girls 1-2 Born in 2011 or 2012
2009-2010 Girls 1 Born in 2009 or 2010
2008 Boys 1 Born in 2008
2009 Boys 1 Born in 2009
2010 Boys 1-2 Born in 2010
2011 Boys 1 Born in 2011
2012 Boys 1 Born in 2012
2013 Boys 1 Born in 2013
2014 Boys 1 Born in 2014

Family Meeting

Families play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of young athletes' development. In order to ensure families have all of the information necessary to ensure a successful season for their athlete our leadership team hosts a meeting after tryouts, before the season begins. Here you will meet the coaching staff, complete the team registration process, receive team schedules and complete online apparel orders. 

Date:           Sunday August 25, 2024
Time:          6:00pm
Location:    University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)

This meeting is a requirement of playing Junior Bisons Club Basketball and all athletes and one parent/guardian must be in attendance.

Coaches

Boys

Year

2008

2009

2010 Gold

2010 Brown

2011

2012

2013

2014

Head coach Paul Grant Kelly Caldwell Leslie Duhamel Shaun Blagdon Aaron Thomas Ryan Dulder Indi Agar Thendo Magugumela
Assistant coach Chris Dobson Nathan Dark Katinka Stecina Alykhan Bauer Dan Butcher Rex Greaves Alex Ang  
Assistant coach Devon Daley William Caldwell       Jason Conrad David Wever  
Assistant coach             Shaun Blagdon  

Girls

Year

2009-2010

2011-2012 Gold

2011-2012 Brown

2013-2014

Head coach Thendo Magugumela Leslie Duhamel Diana Zylstra Summer Green
Assistant coach Zach Allard Aaron Thomas Carly McFall Marvin Manaol
Assistant coach Mikayla Lankhout      

At a glance

All team seasons run September to May.

  • High School teams (2008-2010 boys and girls) will break from December to February for players to compete in the high school basketball season.

All teams will practice twice a week.

  • The high school teams will have an additional two strength and conditioning session a week.

Youth teams (2011-2014 boys and girls) will participate in the Peg City Youth Basketball League (Oct. 2023-Mar. 2024)

High School teams will participate in the Peg City Showcase (Sept.-Nov. 2024)

All teams will participate in Spring tournaments

  • 2008 Boys-Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Junior Bisons, Basketball MB Provincials
  • 2009 Boys-Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Junior Bisons, Basketball MB Provincials
  • 2010 Gold Boys-2 local tournaments, 2 away tournaments TBD
  • 2010 Brown Boys-2 local tournaments, 2 away tournaments TBD
  • 2011 Boys-2 local tournaments, 2 away tournaments TBD
  • 2012 Boys-2 local tournaments, 1 away tournament TBD
  • 2013 Boys-2 local tournaments, 1 away tournament TBD
  • 2014 Boys-2 local tournaments, 1 away tournament TBD
  • 2009-2010 Girls-2 local tournaments, 2 away tournaments TBD
  • 2011-2012 Girls-2 local tournaments, 2 away tournaments TBD
  • 2013-2014 Girls-2 local tournaments, 1 away tournament TBD
     

Junior Bisons Winter House League

Overview

The House League program is a blend of competition and instruction for boys and girls aged 11-14. Participants learn fundamental basketball skills and compete in a fun and supportive environment. The House League develops individual skills, introduces team play concepts, and enhances the overall fitness levels of the participants.

This program is for individuals interested in learning more about the game, those who have yet to decide on basketball as their primary sport and those seeking additional court time beyond other club commitments.

Programming is led by Bisons basketball head coaches Michele Sung and Kirby Schepp and facilitated by Bisons student-athletes.

Dates:         Jan 7- Mar 3, 2024 (No session Feb 18)
Times:        Sundays 6:00-7:30pm
Ages:          Boys & Girls ages 11-14
Cost:          $274
Location:   Frank Kennedy Centre-Gold Gym

Registration

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Level Up Elite Summer Skills Training

Overview

Work with Bisons coaches and Bisons men’s basketball players to develop and improve your skills this summer. This all genders training camp is designed for players with previous community, school or club experience to develop better ball handling, 1 on 1 scoring, shooting fundamentals and decision-making skills through both fundamental teaching breakdowns and various speed repetitions and small aided game environments. 

Ages: 2007-2014 born players

Program dates and time: 

Session 1:    Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (2013-2014 born players)           
Session 2:    Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (2011-2012 born players)
Session 3:    Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (2011-2012 born players) 
Session 4:    Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (2011-2012 born players) 
Session 5*:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. pm  (2007-2010 born players)

Program size: 

Sessions 1-4:  Maximum of 10 athletes per session
Session 5:       Maximum of 20 athletes will be selected after the tryout

Dates: July 2-25, 2024

Price

Sessions 1-4:   $100                                
Session 5*:        $200     

*Tryout is required for this program to ensure required skill level

Tryouts

A tryout will be held for session five (2007-2010 born players) to ensure all players meet the required skill level.

Dates: June 17 and 18
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Center -75 Sidney Smith St.
Cost: $20

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Junior Bisons High Performance Basketball - Summer Camp

Overview

Junior Bisons High Performance Basketball focuses on building excellence in competitive basketball. These summer camps are geared towards athletes looking to further their athletic skill development in an intense and challenging environment. Days will include on court training, game play as well as strength and conditioning and sport science sessions.

Programming is led by Bisons basketball head coaches Michele Sung and Kirby Schepp and facilitated by Bisons student-athletes.

Previous basketball experience is required.

Ages: 12-18
Hours/Day: 6 hours/day
Dates: 
Gender ID Male:     Week 4 –July 22 - July 26, 2024
Gender ID Female: Week 5 - July 29 - August 2, 2024
Price: $453

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Mini Bisons Basketball I - Summer Camp

Overview

Designed by our Bisons head coaches, the Mini Bisons Basketball program allows children to play the game in a focused environment suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting long-term athlete development (LTAD) modifications to the adult game. With high repetitions and touches, it is player-oriented with the emphasis is on skill development in combination with the teaching and loading of actions. The perfect place to start for any young basketball fan.

Mini Bisons Basketball is part of Mini U.

Ages: 5-7
Hours/Day: 3 Basketball; 3 Rec
Dates: Weeks 2, 5, 7, 9
Price: $286

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Mini Bisons Basketball II

Overview

Mini Bisons Basketball II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons I (but previous basketball experience is not necessary). With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming, and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

Mini Bisons Basketball is part of Mini U.

Ages: 8-11
Hours/Day: 3 Basketball; 3 Rec
Dates: Weeks 1*, 3, 6*, 7, 9
Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

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