NAIG 2023

2023 NAIG First round of Coaches and Managers Selected

Athletics (M/F) 19U, 16U, 14U Head Coach Jill Seymour
Athletics (M/F) 19U, 16U, 14U Throws Coach Courtney Allary
Basketball (M) 19U Head Coach Keith Mason
Basketball (M) 19U Assistant Coach Bryden Bukich
Basketball (F) 19U Head Coach Danielle Daniels
Basketball (M) 16U Head Coach Sonny Sylvester
Basketball (M) 16U Assistant Coach Josh Gandier
Basketball (M) 14U Head Coach Brett O'Brien
Box Lacrosse (M) 19U Head Coach Don Jacks
Box Lacrosse (M) 19U Assistant Coach Malcolm Blacksmith
Canoe/Kayak (M/F) 19U, 16U, 14U Head Coach Mohamed Crossman-Serb
Golf (M/F) 19U, 17U Head Coach Braeden Boschman
Soccer (M) 19U Head Coach Gary Swanson
Soccer (M) 19U Assistant Coach Peyton Swanson
Soccer (F) 19U Head Coach Chelsea McKay
Soccer (F) 16U Head Coach Janelle Chartrand
Soccer (F) 16U Assistant Coach Nicole Chartrand
Volleyball (F) 19U Head Coach Jayme Menzies
Volleyball (F) 19U Assistant Coach Tristan Dreilich

Archery (M/F) 19U, 16U Sport Manager Kim Avanthay
Badminton (M/F) 19U, 16U Sport Manager Kim Avanthay
Basketball (M/F) 19U, 16U, 14U Sport Manager Taylor Tutkaluke
Box Lacrosse (M) 19U, 16U Sport Manager Richar De La Ronde
Golf (M/F) 19U, 17U Sport Manager Kim Avanthay
Soccer (M/F) 19U, 16U Sport Manager Simone Turner-Commer
Swimming (M/F) 19U, 16U, 14U Sport Manager Kyra De La Ronde

NAIG 2023 Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ's):

North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2023 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

The NAIG will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 15-23, 2023.

If you were on a 2020 NAIG team, you will have to tryout/apply for NAIG 2023. The NAIG Council has voted to revert back to original NAIG age categories. We will be starting with selection of teams, athletes, coaches, and chaperones. We will be following age guidelines as determined by NAIG Council.

Stay tuned to our website and social media for any updates regarding NAIG 2023.

***PLEASE NOTE: There is ZERO TOLERANCE for alcohol, drugs, smoking, and vaping at any point during NAIG events, including tryouts.


What sports will Manitoba be taking to the NAIG 2023?

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball (TBD), Basketball, Box Lacrosse, Canoeing, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling.

What ages will be participating in NAIG?

Athletes must be between the ages of 12 years old to 19 years old to be a part of Team Manitoba for NAIG.

Do you need to be Indigenous to participate?

Yes, you must be Indigenous (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) to participate and have a card to confirm.

What if an athlete is Indigenous but doesn't have a card?

You may provide approved genealogy to confirm that you are Indigenous.


How will we know about tryouts and where will they be posted?

We will post all updates regarding tryouts on the MASRC Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as more information becomes available.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for tryouts?

All Team Manitoba NAIG tryouts will follow the Public Health Orders set in place at the time of the tryouts.

When will tryouts take place?

Tryouts will take place during the spring, summer & early fall of 2022. Please stayed tuned for more details and information.

What are the fees for tryouts?

There is a fee of $40 per sport tryout. If an athlete tries out for more than 1 sport, they must pay the registration fee for each sport they try out for.

Can athletes tryout for more than 1 region?

No, you must play for the province that your parent/legal guardian you reside with lives in.

Can athletes tryout for more than 1 sport?

Yes, athletes can try out for as many sports as they would like. However, they can only participate in 1 sport at the NAIG. If an athlete tries out for more than 1 sport, they must pay the tryout fee for each sport they try out for.

Will there be tryouts in Northern Manitoba?

Yes - more details will follow.

Will MASRC give me a free tryout?


Do athletes need to be vaccinated to participate?

Being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged.


Can I be a coach/chaperone?

Applications for coaches/chaperones will be put out on our website - with a deadline of September 30, they will be reviewed starting in October.

I was selected as a coach/chaperone for NAIG 2020, am I automatically selected for NAIG 2023?

No. We will be accepting all new applications for coaches and chaperones as this is a new Games cycle.

Can I coach my child?

No. Parents and Grandparents may not be a coach for a team their child/grandchild is on.

How old does someone need to be to be considered as a coach/chaperone?

You must be 18 years or older to apply and be considered for a coach/chaperone for NAIG.


If my child qualified for NAIG 2020, do they qualify for NAIG 2023?

No, athletes will follow current age guidelines and must try out (even if they qualified for 2020 NAIG) - these are new Games as determined by NAIG Council with updated rules and requirements.


What are the COVID-19 restrictions for NAIG 2023?

NAIG 2023 will follow the Public Health Orders set in place by Canada and Nova Scotia at the time of the Games.

What will the cost for NAIG 2023 be?

The cost is currently undetermined.

Can my child stay with me when we get to Halifax for NAIG?

No, all athletes must stay with their team in accommodations provided by the host.

Do athletes/coach/chaperones need to be vaccinated to participate?

At this point being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged. This however could change. We follow the rules set out by the Host committee in Nova Scotia.

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