Team BC Select 2019 Program Overview
Team BC is the pathway for young athletes who aspire to reach the elite level and who dream to one day represent Canada on the National Men’s or Women’s Volleyball Team. Team BC programs work to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our Canadian Olympic Teams.
The Team BC Select Program (Formerly Team BC 18U) has been renamed to better reflect the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework published by the Canadian Sport for Life Society. Coaches and athletes will continue to bridge the Train to Train and Train to Compete stages of the Sport for Life model by advancing physical, technical-tactical, mental, and emotional attributes through sport. Athletes will be selected following an assessment of developmental level rather than age specific identifiers. Team BC Select programs will compete annually at the Canada Cup, and every four years at the Canada Summer Games.
For further information on LTAD principles and the Canadian Sport for Life Society, please visit https://www.volleyball.ca/en/about/ltad.
Volleyball BC and/or Volleyball Canada member athletes born in 2001 or later.
Note: The extended 16-month age categories do not apply for the Team BC Select program. Overage athletes born in 2000 are not eligible to compete in the younger age category.
Athletes attend the Team BC Select Tryouts
Location: Harry Jerome Sports Center, Burnaby BC
Date & Times:
May 24 – 5-7 pm
May 25 – 830 – 1030 am & 1-3 pm
May 26 – 9-1130 am
May 24 7-9 pm
May 25 1030-1230 pm & 3-5 pm
May 26 1130-2 pm
Registration opens April 1st 2019, will close May 22 2019 – http://www.volleyballbc.ca/registration.asp
Athletes born in 2002 or younger who attend Team BC Select Tryouts, and are not selected to the program MAY be invited to the Team BC 16/17U Baden Cup.
Note: Athletes born in 2002 do not attend Team BC Regional Selection Camps.
Athletes MUST attend the Team BC Select Tryout to be considered for the Team BC Select program.
*Athletes who cannot attend the Team BC Select Tryout may be eligible to complete an external application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full program details.
14 athletes per gender
Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – TBD
Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – TBD
Team BC Apparel
All Athletes will receive a Volleyball BC Team BC apparel package (3 training shirts, shorts, top + bottom and bag). Please note that Team BC Jersey’s are property of Volleyball BC and are to be returned at the completion of the Canada Cup Program. Athlete’s have the option to purchase their Team BC Jersey for $65.00 paid to Volleyball BC at the end of the Team BC program.
Team BC Select Training
Location: Kamloops – Thompson Rivers University (TRU) & Tournament Capital Center / Halifax, Nova Scotia – Dalhousie University
Date & Times: Kamloops July 8 – 13th, Halifax July 14 – 18th
Check in will take place on July7th at 5 pm at TRU Residence
Accommodations: TRU Residence & Dalhousie Residence
Food: 3 meals/day TRU Food Services & Dalhousie Food
Medical Services: Head Therapist & Student Therapist on-site at Kamloops Training
Bed linens, towels and a room service will be provided at the TRU & Dalhousie residence. Laundry service will also be available to athletes to clean clothes during the event.
Canada Cup – Volleyball Canada
Dates: July 18-22
Location: Halifax, NS
Accommodations: Dalhousie Residence
Food: Dalhousie Food
Transportation: Athletes & coaches will bus from Kamloops to Richmond, and fly Vancouver to Halifax. Transportation from Halifax Airport to Dalhousie campus will be provided. Athletes will need to be picked up from the YVR airport in July 22nd
Travel Athlete $2000 + GST
Fees include 10 days of training, accommodation, food and on-site therapy, Team BC apparel, travel to Halifax NS, accommodation and food in Halifax during training and the Canada Cup.
Registration DUE – July 7th – http://www.volleyballbc.ca/registration.asp
May 24-26 – Team BC Select Tryouts – Burnaby
May 31 – Team BC Select Program Roster Announced
July 7 – Team BC Select athletes arrive for check-in at TRU, Kamloops
July 8-14 – Team BC Select Training
July 14 – Depart for Canada Cup via Bus, Richmond. Flight – Vancouver to Halifax
July 15-18 – Team BC Training, Halifax, NS
July 19-22 – Canada Cup, Halifax, NS
July 22nd – Return to YVR Airport
EPACT – Medical Information
Volleyball BC uses the services of ePACT, a very secure online emergency network, to improve emergency preparedness and safety for all our athletes. ePACT provides us with more accurate, up to date and legible information than the paper forms we’ve used in past. By utilizing a web-based platform, we can securely access the system via smartphone, tablet or computer at any training or competition location.
-Each player’s family will receive an email invitation from Volleyball BC to use ePACT.
-Families create their ePACT account, entering required details, such as medical needs and emergency contacts.
-Families securely connect with Volleyball BC allowing coaches/managers access to their information.
-Families can update ePACT anytime during the year, and we will automatically be alerted (e.g. add a new cell phone or new emergency contact, and we receive that update).
Canadian Sport Institute
Athletes selected to the Team BC Select program are eligible for support and services through the Canadian Sport Institute. Athletes will be receiving an email regarding registration and further details in July 2019.
The Canadian Sport Institute, through a partnership with the Province of BC and viaSport, the network of PacificSport Centres, and Volleyball BC work together to deliver programs and services to place BC Athletes on National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia. Team BC Coaches may be eligible for benefits and resources, for more information please see the links below.
BC External Credentials Program
Athletes that participate with the Team BC Select program are eligible to earn Athlete 12 external sports credentials. Eligible athletes will receive a verification letter from Volleyball BC in August once the BC Summer Games have completed. For more information on the pre-approved athlete programs, and how to get credit please visit the Government of BC’s website.
Team BC Training 2019/2020
Team BC will provide 3 weekend training camps for Team BC eligible athletes to access between September 2019 – March 2020. The purpose of the Team BC Training Camps are to provide additional high performance training opportunities for Team BC athletes throughout the year. Team BC training camps take a holistic approach to athlete development for targeted athletes by physical testing and training lead by performance partners Oval HP as well as mental, social, emotional and life skill development lead by performance partner Athlete Wellness Academy.
Team BC Group 1: 2019 Team BC Select Athletes, 2019 Team BC Red & Blue Athletes, 2019 Volleyball Canada Identified Athletes
Team BC Training Group 2: 2019 Baden Cup 16/17U Athletes, 2019 Team BC 15U BC Cup Athletes.
Location: Richmond Oval, BC
Accommodations, Transportation & Food: Athletes and parents will have to organize their own transportation, accommodation and food for the weekend.
Have a question? Email Technical Director Jay Tremonti – email@example.com
Last Update: October 29 2018