Q. What is Team BC? 

A. The Volleyball BC Team BC Programs work to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our Canadian Olympic Teams.  Team BC program participation plays a vital role in the pathway for young athletes  to reach elite levels of volleyball and who dream to one day represent Canada on the National Men’s or Women’s Volleyball Team.

Team BC Indoor Pathway has programs for athletes aged 14-18U. Please visit each program-specific page for more information.

Team BC Beach Pathway has programs for athletes aged 16-24U. Please visit each program-specific page for more information.

Q. Why are all the Team BC program names different than last year?

A. Team BC Red & Blue (Formerly 16U) and Team BC Select Program (Formerly Team BC 18U) have been renamed to follow LTAD principles published by the Canadian Sport for Life Group. Teams will be selected by athlete developmental level rather than age categories. For further information on LTAD principles and the Canadian Sport for Life Group, please visit https://www.volleyball.ca/en/about/ltad

Q. How do selections work for Team BC?

A. Athletes must follow the program specific selection process in order to be considered for participation with the program. All selection information can be found on each program’s web page, found listed on the Team BC menu.

The selection process for most programs requires athletes to attend a selection camp. All selection camp registration is done through the Volleyball BC Registration Website.

Q. What if I cannot attend a selection camp?

A. In order to be considered for selection to a Team BC program, athletes MUST attend the selection camp.

New for 2018, athletes who cannot attend the Regional Selection Camp for Team BC 14U & Team BC 16U can attend a selection camp in another region on a different weekend.

Athletes who cannot attend the Team BC 15U or Team BC Select Open Selection Camp may be eligible to complete an external application. Please email td@volleyballbc.org for consideration.

Athletes must attend the Team BC Beach Selection Tournaments in order to be considered for the Team BC 16-18U program OR Team BC 20U program

Athletes must attend the Team BC Beach 18U BC Summer Games Selection Camps in order to be considered for selection. Athletes who cannot attend the selection camp may be eligible to complete an external application. Please email td@volleyballbc.org for consideration.

 Q. What are the Team BC Age Categories for 2018? 

Team BC Indoor Program Age Category Expanded Age Category

Team BC 14U
BADEN CUP

Athletes born in 2004 or later

Yes, athletes Born on September 1st 2003 or later

Team BC 15U
BCSG

Athletes born in 2003 or later

Yes, male athletes born in September 1st 2002 or later are eligible to participate

Team BC 16/17U
BADEN CUP

Athletes born in 2001, 2002 or later

No athletes born in 2000 will be eligible to participate

Team BC 16/17U
RED & BLUE

Athletes born in 2001, 2002 or later

No athletes born in 2000 will be eligible to participate

Team BC 18U
SELECT

Athletes born in 2000 or later

No athletes born in 1999 will be eligible to participate

 

Team BC Beach Program Age Category Expanded Age Category
Team BC Beach 16-18U Development Camps Athletes born in 2000 or later No athletes born in 1999 will be eligible to participate

Team BC Beach 20-24U
Training Centre

Athletes born in 1995 or later Older athletes may participate on a case by case basis. Please contact beachcoach@volleyballbc.org
Team BC Beach 16-18U Seaside Athletes born in 2000 or later No athletes born in 1999 will be eligible to participate

Team BC Beach 18U
BC Summer Games

Athletes born in 2000 or later No athletes born in 1999 will be eligible to participate

Team BC Beach 20U
Canada Cup

Athletes born in 1998 or later No athletes born in 1998 will be eligible to participate

Q. Is Team BC Select only for 18U athletes?

A. No. Athletes born in 2000 OR LATER are eligible to participate in the program. Athletes across multiple age groups will be selected for the program, and athletes who participate may range from 16-18 years old.

Q. I was born between Sept – Dec 1999, am I eligible to compete with Team BC Select?

A. No. The extended age category will not be utilized for the Team BC Select program. Volleyball Canada sets the age categories for the Canada Cup. Team BC programming is based off of these.

Q. I am born in 2001 (17), do I attend Team BC Select – Open Selection Camp or Team BC Regional Selection Camps?

A. All athletes born in 2001 (17) must attend the Team BC Select – Open Selection Camp. Athletes born in 2001 who are NOT selected to the Team BC Select program may be invited to the Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U.

Q. I am born in 2001 (17), can I participate with the Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U and Team BC Red & Blue?

A. Yes, athletes born in 2001 can participate with the Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U and Team BC Red & Blue Program. Athletes born in 2001 MUST attend the Team BC Select Open Selection camp. Athletes not chosen for the Select program will be considered for the Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U.