About The Team
Golf Manitoba provides enhanced training, development, and competitive opportunities for both aspiring and accomplished junior female and male athletes from the Golf Manitoba region.
The Team Manitoba program is 9-months in scope and encompasses fitness, sports psychology, nutrition, technique, equipment management and regional, multi-sport, and national level competition. Leaders in the field of sport science have been a part of building the program and continue in the ongoing execution of the program from the perspective of mental performance coaching, strength and conditioning, equipment as well as planning and periodization.
Each player receives a personalized program tailored towards his or her needs and in turn each team member is expected to be fully committed to the program with the goal of trying to achieve their best as athletes and golfers.
Emphasis for golfers in this program will be placed on the Learn to Compete and Train to Compete stages of Golf Canada Long Term Player Development Guide.
Mission, Vision & Values
The mission of the Team Manitoba program is to provide world-class coaching programs and development opportunities for aspiring and accomplished junior golfers to help them succeed both in golf and in life.
Through our vision, we will be a leader in golf performance excellence helping our athletes to realize their full potential. Team Manitoba program values:
- To develop the skills of young athletes in a fun, safe, accessible, nurturing, and competitive environment.
- Use Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development guide as the framework for programming opportunities.
- Provide athletes with world-class coaching including a direct pathway to become a national champion.
- Provide Team Manitoba members the opportunity to receive provincial coaching at a level in equality or succession of other provinces.
- Including regular testing during training to help golfers understand strengths and weaknesses.
To be considered for Team Manitoba athletes must:
- Be a member in good standing with Golf Manitoba
- Have unquestioned status as an amateur golfer
- Be a permanent resident in the region covered by Golf Manitoba
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Be 11 years old prior to the start of the program
- Be under 19 years of age as of August 1 of the selection year
The selection of athletes to the girl’s development program will be based on the following criteria:
- Junior Girls who compete in Golf Manitoba, NextGen and Maple Leaf Junior Tour events will be given priority for the program
- Junior Girls who compete in Home Club Events
Two teams will be chosen each year (up to 25 athletes) based on the following criteria:
- The top three eligible junior golfers from the MB Junior will automatically be selected to the team
- Manitoba Junior Boys Championship results
- Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship Results
- NextGen Prairie Championship
- Maple Leaf Junior Tour events may be considered
In addition to golf results, consideration will be given to those athletes who meet the following qualitative criteria:
- Work ethic, behavior (on and off the course) and team compatibility
- Projected ability and athletes desire to achieve high performance benchmarks
- Performance Trends
- Eagerness to continue their golf development
Bri-ann TokariwskiHead Coach, Team Manitoba – Junior Girls
Coach Tokariwski has been involved in golf since the age of 6. She is a 3-time Manitoba Provincial Amateur Champion, four-time Manitoba Match Play Champion and ten-time Manitoba Provincial Team Member. Bri-ann participated in the inauguration of the Junior Girls Development Program when she was a junior and learned so much from the program. Following graduating from the University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky) on a golf scholarship in 2015, Bri-ann joined Elmhurst Golf and Country Club’s staff. She joined the PGA of Canada in 2017. Bri-ann was named a four-time PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone Apprentice Professional of the Year (2018-2021) Since joining, she has found a passion for working with juniors and helping them with their golf journey. Her main focus is showing young girls they can do anything they set their minds to.
Derrik GoodwinHead Coach, Team Manitoba – Junior Boys
Derrik Goodwin is currently the Head Coach for the University of Manitoba Bison Golf Program and Head Professional at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. Derrik is a PGA Of Canada Class A Professional and has been teaching and coaching golf since 2012. Derrik is a two-time PGA of MB Player of the Year, five -time Teacher of the Year (2017-2021), five-time Junior Leader of the Year (2017-2021) and two-time Class A Professional of the year.
Team Manitoba 2022