Thursday, May 29, 2014

Next Level Hoops Announce Summer Sessions for Girls Training Academy - June 22nd to July 4

Next Level Hoops (in partnership with the Winnipeg Wolves) is pleased to announce a two week spring training opportunity for girls entering Grades 7 & 8 and high school (Grades 9-12).  The training academy will run the last two weeks of June of this year (weekday nights from June 22nd to July 4th). The training academy will be dedicated to skill development and improving basic one, two and three man concepts as they relate to a team. This initiative will be run by experienced coaches who have had success at all levels of the game. 

Next Level Hoops will offer girls an opportunity to develop fundamental skills that will easily adapt to any team style of play. The coaching staff will focus on individual skill development both offensively and defensively. Movement with and without the ball, passing, screening on and away from the ball, reading the defence, and penetration and kick will be stressed. Defensively players will learn one on one defence as well as team defensive concepts with an emphasis on rotation and help. The first hour and fifteen minutes of each session will be dedicated to skill development with the remaining forty-five minutes for full court game play.
Additional emphasis will also be placed on game strategy, understanding individual and game weaknesses and strengths of themselves and their opponents.
For a total basketball experience register early as only twenty girls will be registered for each session. All players should have a high level of skill level, commitment, experience and expect to work hard.

·         June 22-June 26
·         June 30-July 4

·         Balmoral High School
·         630 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg, MB

1.      First Session
·         6-8PM Grades 7/8
2.      Second Session
·         8-10PM High School

·         $250.00
·         Each player will receive a Next Level Hoops t-shirt

Coaching Staff:

Martin Riley

Coaching Experience:
·         35 years and has experience at all levels of the game:
o   Junior High, Junior Varsity, Varsity, University (CIS), WMBA, District, Club.
·         Head coach at Churchill High School, Dakota Collegiate, Miles Macdonell Collegiate, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Wolves (men and women)
·         1997 AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year
·         Founded the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club
·         Won two AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial championships & numerous Club Championships, both in Canada and the US.
·         Many of his players have gone on to play at the Next Level
o   Dan Penner (4 time CIS champion with Carleton Ravens)
o   Yacine Bara (U of M)
o   Matt Molitowski (U of W)
o   Ayob Ayob (Williston State Junior College N.D.)
o   Ben Miller (Acadia University, N.S.)
·         In 2013 established the Winnipeg Wolves Women’s Program for Female High School Athletes
·         Eight athletes in the Wolves Women’s Program have been offered positions on teams at post-secondary schools.

Playing Experience:
·         Led Sisler to the 1973 Provincial Championship, finishing the season undefeated
o   Named 1973 Provincial Championship MVP
o   Awarded 1973 Carl Ridd Award for academic & athletic excellence
·         First High School  Player to be selected to the Canadian Men’s National Team at Age 17
o   National Team Captain from 1977-1980
o   Played in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, member of 1980 Olympic Team
·         Played at the University of Manitoba for 5 years
o   Won the 1976 CIAU National Championship & Named MVP
o   Awarded 1976 CIAU Player of the Year, U of M Athlete of the Year, & Manitoba Athlete of the Year
o   Voted as a 1st Team All-Canadian from 1976-1978 
·         Played Professional Basketball in Argentina
·         Captured three Canadian Senior Men’s National Championships for Nicollet Inn
·         Hall of Fame Member for Canada Basketball, Sport Manitoba, & MHSAA

Chiranjit Goswami

Coaching Experience
·         Director of Operations for the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club
·         Over 15 years’ experience at all levels of the game
o   Junior High, Junior Varsity, Varsity, Club, Manitoba Provincial Team Program
·         Coach at College Beliveau, JH Bruns, Fort Richmond and Miles Macdonell Collegiate
·         Won 2010 JV Girls Provincial Championship at Fort Richmond Collegiate
o   Named 2010 MBCA JV Coach of the Year
·         Won numerous Club Championships, both is Canada and USA
·         Head coach of the 2010 & 2011 Manitoba U14 Boys Provincial Team, capturing a Silver Medal at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
·         Co-coach with Martin Riley with the Wolves since 2006
·         Currently coaching the Wolves U16 Boys Team who won a 2014 Club Provincial Championships
·         Contributed to the development of Ayob Ayob (Williston State), Megan Noonan (Winnipeg Wesmen), and Ben Miller (Acadia)

Please contact Martin Riley at: to reserve your spot.
An information form will be sent to you after you have reserved your spot in the academy.