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Team Ontario head coaches ready for Edmonton

Team Ontario consists of the top male and female basketball players in the province in the U15 and U17 age categories and is a continual medal favourite. Team Ontario’s coaching staff also represents some of the top coaches in Ontario. 
“The coaches assembled for the 2014 road to Edmonton campaign exudes what Ontario Basketball aspires for, to be a world-class leader in the development and enrichment of all participants in our sport”, said Jason Jansson, executive director, Ontario Basketball. “We all are eager to watch the development of both our athletes and coaches this summer as they work together to represent our province.” 
Athletes in the Talent Identification and Development Programs (TIDP), as well as the Centre of Performance (CP) will have an opportunity to develop and experience Team Ontario and continue throughout the provincial team pathway competing for the province and showcasing the skills internationally at the U15 and U17 levels. 
Below are the Team Ontario coaches for 2014 season. 
Under 15 Girls 
Christa Eniojukan (Ajax), will lead the Under 15 girls program for the first time in her career. Eniojukan previously served as an assistant coach with the Under 17 girls program. Last year, she was instrumental in the success during Team Ontario’s road to the Canada Summer Games. Eniojukan also coached for Canada Basketball’s youth 3x3 team in 2011. Eniojukan is NCCP Level 2 certified and has been involved with Targeted Athlete Strategy coach with Canada Basketball for the last five years. Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance for three years. 
Under 17 Girls 
Nate McKibbon (Dundas) returns for his third year as a head coach for Team Ontario but this time with the under 17 girls program. Last year McKibbon led a strong and talented U15 girls team to gold at the 2013 Canada Basketball National Championships. Also, McKibbon has served as the head coach of the 2012-13 JUEL Champions, the Transway Juel Team and head coach of the 2013 AAA OFSAA Champions, St. Mary’s Senior Girls basketball team. McKibbon is NCCP Train to Compete certified and is the head coach of Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance and assistant coach of Canada Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy. 
Under 15 Boys 
Aaron Blakely (Ottawa) will be joining Team Ontario for the first time ever. Last year, he led his under 17 juvenile boys squad, the Ottawa Guardsmen to the division one championship and has also had the had the privilege of coaching several provincial and national team level players in his 10 years coaching. Blakely brings with him a wealth of coaching knowledge that he’s gained from serving as one of the assistant coaches for the Carleton Ravens men's basketball team under the direction of legendary coach, Dave Smart. 
Under 17 Boys 
Jeff Giovanatti (Sault Ste. Marie) won gold medals in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as the head coach of the U15 program. This year, Giovanatti will bring his experience to help lead the U17 boys to another successful campaign in Edmonton. NCCP Train to Compete certified, he has been involved with Ontario Basketball’s Regional Training Camp since 2005 and is the current head coach of Korah Collegiate senior boys basketball team. 
All four programs will be competing at the 2014 National Championships will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at the Saville Community Sports Centre from July 25 to 30.For more information, please click here. 
For the U15 and U17 girls tryout information, please click here. The U15 and U17 boys tryout information will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Team Ontario consists of the top male and female basketball players in the province in the U15 and U17 age categories and is a continual medal favourite. Team Ontario’s coaching staff also represents some of the top coaches in Ontario. 

“The coaches assembled for the 2014 road to Edmonton campaign exudes what Ontario Basketball aspires for, to be a world-class leader in the development and enrichment of all participants in our sport”, said Jason Jansson, executive director, Ontario Basketball. “We all are eager to watch the development of both our athletes and coaches this summer as they work together to represent our province.” 

Athletes in the Talent Identification and Development Programs (TIDP), as well as the Centre of Performance (CP) will have an opportunity to develop and experience Team Ontario and continue throughout the provincial team pathway competing for the province and showcasing the skills internationally at the U15 and U17 levels. 

Below are the Team Ontario coaches for 2014 season. 

Under 15 Girls 

Christa Eniojukan (Ajax), will lead the Under 15 girls program for the first time in her career. Eniojukan previously served as an assistant coach with the Under 17 girls program. Last year, she was instrumental in the success during Team Ontario’s road to the Canada Summer Games. Eniojukan also coached for Canada Basketball’s youth 3x3 team in 2011. Eniojukan is NCCP Level 2 certified and has been involved with Targeted Athlete Strategy coach with Canada Basketball for the last five years. Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance for three years. 

Under 17 Girls 

Nate McKibbon (Dundas) returns for his third year as a head coach for Team Ontario but this time with the under 17 girls program. Last year McKibbon led a strong and talented U15 girls team to gold at the 2013 Canada Basketball National Championships. Also, McKibbon has served as the head coach of the 2012-13 JUEL Champions, the Transway Juel Team and head coach of the 2013 AAA OFSAA Champions, St. Mary’s Senior Girls basketball team. McKibbon is NCCP Train to Compete certified and is the head coach of Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance and assistant coach of Canada Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy. 

Under 15 Boys 

Aaron Blakely (Ottawa) will be joining Team Ontario for the first time ever. Last year, he led his under 17 juvenile boys squad, the Ottawa Guardsmen to the division one championship and has also had the had the privilege of coaching several provincial and national team level players in his 10 years coaching. Blakely brings with him a wealth of coaching knowledge that he’s gained from serving as one of the assistant coaches for the Carleton Ravens men's basketball team under the direction of legendary coach, Dave Smart. 

Under 17 Boys 

Jeff Giovanatti (Sault Ste. Marie) won gold medals in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as the head coach of the U15 program. This year, Giovanatti will bring his experience to help lead the U17 boys to another successful campaign in Edmonton. NCCP Train to Compete certified, he has been involved with Ontario Basketball’s Regional Training Camp since 2005 and is the current head coach of Korah Collegiate senior boys basketball team. 

All four programs will be competing at the 2014 National Championships will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at the Saville Community Sports Centre from July 25 to 30. For more information, please click here

For the U15 and U17 girls tryout information, please click here. The U15 and U17 boys tryout information will be posted in the coming weeks. 

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