2016 Arctic Winter Games Teams Selected
Head Coach: Aaron Wells
Gabe Klengenberg, Kevin Roche, Kyle Kent, Johnny Angel, Liam Larocque, Leonard Karembara, Matteo Bertolini, John Roche, Patrick Yatco, Kent Alacida (Alternates: Tyler Lafferty, Paul O'Connor, Keenan Wolki)
Head Coach: Nicole Grobbecker
Meadow Munroe, Sierra Nesbitt, Hayley Tait, Sarah Hart, Cassandra Kaminski, Brooke Dwyer, Richelle Castillo, Alison Buckland, Naomi Yukon, Tristin Dolphus (Alternates: Whitney Andre, Emma Willoughby, Mali Straker)
Technical Director Position Filled
Basketball NWT is pleased to announce the hiring of new Technical Director Cole Marshall. Cole brings an extensive coaching resume and experience with basketball here in the NWT. He says he's excited to help players, coaches and volunteers grow the game of basketball in the NWT. If anyone is interested in having Cole come to your community to run a camp or coaching sessions please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Canada Summer Games 2015
Team NWT is back from Western Canada Summer Games with a couple wins under their belts. The boys competed against the other 2 territories -coming out with wins and the girls matched up with the Yukon girls on Monday where they pulled out a W. Both teams ended with strong showings and made NWT proud.The final winning scores for the boys match ups against the Northern competitors were 64-57 against Yukon and 64 -20 against Nunavut. The girls winning score against Yukon was 65-23.
Thanks for all the coaches, players, parents, mission staff and Sport North for making this experience one that these athletes will remember for the rest of their lives. Check out some of the pictures on the BNWT facebook page.
NWT Girls compete at Nationals
Boys Champs of Tournament in Calgary
Front: Quentin Yukon (Deline), Jesse Tobac (FGH), K'a Nakehk'o (YK), Patrick Yatco, Captain (YK), Adam Inuktalik (Deline), Stéphane Careen (YK), Aaron Wells (Head Coach)
Back: Nick Diem (Assistant Coach), Cal Tatti (Deline), Cole Menacho (Deline), TJ Kaskamin (FGH), Sam Tutcho (Deline), Félix Flamand (YK), Matteo Bertolini (YK)
Girls All Territory Camp in the Newspaper
Girls All Territory Camp
The 1st ever Girls All Territory Camp happened in Yellowknife July 2-6th. There were a total of 32 athletes from Yukon and the NWT that participated in the camp. The girls were involved with numerous on court sessions including: nutrition, sports psychology, yoga and running sessions to name a few. The girls were able to have some tough competition in the evenings with games against the Yukon Westerns Team, NWT Westerns Team and two local NWT teams. The exciting game of the weekend happened on Sunday evening against the two Westerns teams- where NWT Westerns beat the Yukon Westerns team. It was a great weekend with lots of basketball. The girls had a special guest on Monday morning- Norm Hann- who competed on the Canadian National Team in 1995. Norm had an awesome court presence with the girls and we were lucky to have him along with other special guests come in to work with the girls this past weekend. Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers, parents and athletes for making this 1st annual event a huge success!
McLennan Ross GO Ball Tournament
Female basketball players across Yellowknife took to the courts May 23rd and 24th for the 2nd Annual McLennan Ross 3 on 3 GO Ball tournament. Girls ranging from 5 to 16 years of age were involved in 3 on 3 play throughout the weekend and a skills competition on Sunday for all divisions. This tournament wraps up the spring session of GO Ball . GO Ball runs programs in the Fall and Spring and have about 100 girls in the program that participate in skill development sessions once a week. The spring session also includes a Tuesday league night - GO Play- where the girls get to play 3 on 3. Thank you to all the coaches that run this program. Also a big shoutout to McLennan Ross as the sponsor for the this tournament!