This year’s edition of the Rattlers Women’s Basketball Team returns to ACAC action with development and work ethic as their top priority. With five players returning from last year and eight new to the program this team is an extremely determined group of athletes who are convinced that their hard work can produce success. It will take time for our returners to fill their new roles while our new players adapt to the challenges of the ACAC.
This year’s Rattlers will only go as far as their depth will take them. Our five returning players (Courtney Heinricks, Landace McClughan, Erica Morlock, Stephanie Loubardeas, and Megan Trisevic) will be called upon to set the level of intensity and focus in practice every day as they know what it takes to have success at the ACAC level. Our eight high school graduates, including local standouts Cierra Matsalla and Alexandra Dooley, will bring an energy and enthusiasm to our team. We are very excited for their futures as Rattlers.
This year’s Rattlers will look to find success through their defense. Our team is convinced that the sum of our parts are significantly greater than our individual gifts and that our success will be determined by our willingness to communicate and work together with each player accepting and excelling within their role.
Coach McLester is going into his fifth season with the Women's Program after 4 years with the Men's Team. His first year with the women was a very impressive one in which the Rattlers earned the ACAC Silver Medal and earned a spot to the CCAA National Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia as a wildcard team. The Rattlers had not earned a bid to the Nationals in over 25 years.
Prior to joining the Rattlers Jason was an Assistant Coach for the MacEwan Griffins, in Edmonton, where his team lost a tough playoff to Medicine Hat College. McLester has his Canadian Coaching Association Level III Certification. McLester graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2000. He also earned enough credits to obtain his Teaching Certificate with a focus in Physical Education. In 2007, he completed his Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Jason is married to his wife Alissa and they are proud parents of two boys.
Medicine Hat College will be holding an elite basketball identification camp for female basketball players who are presently in grade 10 and older. This weekend is an opportunity for promising young players to compete against others who have similar abilities, as well as familiarize themselves with the variety of programs offered at Medicine Hat College.
Athletes are responsible for their accommodations and the $40 Camp Fee. Cheques can be made out to Medicine Hat College and can be mailed in or brought on the first day of camp. It is recommended that you stay at our host hotel:
The Coast Hotel
Reservations: (403) 526 - 7487
If you will be attending the camp please complete the attached registration form and forward it to us as soon as possible, or phone in your registration to the number listed below. If you have any questions regarding the camp, please feel free to call:
1:30PM – 4:30PM
Student Information Advising (Optional)
MHC Student Services will be available for any academic questions or counseling as well as registration. They ask that you please book in advance by calling (403) 529-3819
9AM – 11:30AM Gym Session #1
12 PM – 1PM College Tour (Optional)
3PM – 5:30PM Gym Session #3
Sunday Apr. 7th, 2013
9AM – 11:30AM Gym Session #3
** Cuts may have to be made after any or all gym sessions**
Women's Head Coach
(403) 529- 3836
(403) 504-3511 (fax)
Please follow the link, print and complete to the best of your knowledge.
Then Fax the Form to (403) 504-3511
Mail to the Form to: Rattlers Identification Camp
Medicine Hat College
399 College Drive S.E
Medicine Hat, AB
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Jason McLesterHead Coach, Women's Basketball
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