Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Winnipeg Wolves Girls Program Announces Summer Camp Schedule

The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club have announced details on their upcoming summer basketball camp for girls entering Grades 7, 8, and 9

The week-long Wolves Girls Camp will commence on August 4th and conclude on August 8th, with all sessions located at Balmoral Hall.

Full details are as follows ...

Wolves Grade 7-8-9 Girls Basketball Camp
  • August 4th to 8th
  • All sessions at Balmoral Hall
  • Each session - 9AM to Noon each day
  • Each session will include instruction and scrimmages
  • Restricted to 15 girls
  • First to contact will be selected
  • $150.00 (includes a t-shirt and gym rental)
Please contact Martin Riley at mjriley14@gmail.com to secure a spot at the camp or to inform him of your intent to tryout.

Coach Martin Riley Bio 

Coach Riley brings over 30 years of coaching experience at various levels within the province, accumulated while capturing multiple Provincial Championships, as well as being recognized as an AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year by the Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association. After starting as a head coach with the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Basketball Program early in his coaching career (1981-1984), Coach Riley went on to win two AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships (1997 & 2000) during his eight years as head coach of the Miles Macdonell Collegiate Varsity Boys. 

In 2006, Coach Riley established the Winnipeg Wolves Club Basketball Program in 2006. His Wolves-1995s team won three consecutive Provincial Club Championships between 2010 and 2012. Under his guidance the club expanded its operations to include boys teams at various ages. In the summer of 2013 he launched the Winnipeg Wolves Training Initiative program for female athletes between Grades 9 and 12. 

Martin also achieved remarkable success during his playing career. In 1973, Martin led the Sisler Spartans Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a Provincial Championship with a perfect 38-0 record, which included 8 tournament championships. The 1973 Sisler Spartans remain the only undefeated varsity boys’ basketball team in Manitoba high school sports history. His contributions were recognized when he was named the 1973 Varsity Boys Provincial Championships MVP and then received the prestigious Carl Ridd Award in 1973 for academic and athletic excellence. 

In 1973, at the age of 17, Martin was also the first player ever to be selected to Canada’s National Team directly out of high school. He then served as team-captain between 1977 and 1980. His career with the Canadian Men’s National Team included two appearances at the Olympics (1976 & 1980), as well as success at numerous international competitions such as the FIBA World Championships, Pan Am Games, and World Student Games. 

While an established member of the Canadian Men’s National Team, Martin played university basketball for the Manitoba Bisons from 1973 to1978.  During his college career he was selected as a 1st Team All-Canadian from 1976 to 1978, won the 1976 CIAU National Championship, was named the 1976 CIAU National Championship MVP, and was also awarded the Mike Moser Trophy as 1976 CIAU Player of the Year, the 1976 University of Manitoba Athlete of the Year, and the 1976 Province of Manitoba Athlete of the Year. 

After finishing university, Martin went on to win two consecutive Canadian Senior Men’s Championships before playing professionally in Argentina. He has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Canada Basketball, Sport Manitoba, Basketball Manitoba, and the Manitoba High School Athletics Association.