Team BC Red & Blue 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 Red & Blue Program (Formerly Team BC 16U) 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.

Eligible Athletes

Volleyball BC and/or Volleyball Canada member athletes born in 2002 or later.

Note: The extended 16-month age categories do not apply for the Team BC Red & Blue program. Overage athletes born in 2001 are not eligible to compete in the younger age category.

Selection Process

Step 1

A) Athletes born in 2003 attend the Team BC Regional Selection Camps, and are identified and invited to the Team BC Baden Cup.

OR

B) Athletes born in 2002 attend the Team BC Select Tryout, are not selected for the Team BC Select program, but are identified and invited to the Team BC Baden Cup.

Step 2

Athletes attend the Team BC Baden Cup and are selected to the Team BC Red & Blue Program.

Athletes MUST attend either a Team BC Regional Selection Camp OR Team BC Select tryout in order to be considered to attend the Baden Cup. 

*Athletes who cannot attend a Team BC Regional Selection Camp in their home region MAY attend a regional selection camp in a different region.
**Athletes who cannot attend the Team BC Select Tryout may be eligible to complete an external application. Please email td@volleyballbc.org for full program details.

Program Roster

Males + Females
24 Travel Athletes – 2 Teams/Gender compete at the Canada Cup
6 Training Alternate Athletes

Program Coaches

Males

Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – TBD

Females

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 Red & Blue 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

Program Fees

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 21st – http://www.volleyballbc.ca/registration.asp

Key Dates

May 24 – June 9 – Team BC Regional Selection Camps
May 24-26 – Team BC Select Tryouts – Burnaby
May 31 – Team BC Select Program Roster Announced
June 5 – Team BC Baden Cup Invitations Sent
July 3 – Athletes arrive at Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U
July 4-7 – Team BC Baden Cup 16/17U
July 7 – Team BC Red & Blue Athlete Selection Announced
July 8-14 – Team BC Red & Blue Training
July 14 – Depart for Canada Cup via Bus, Richmond. Flight – Vancouver to Halifax
July 15-17 – 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.

Using ePACT:

-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).

BC External Credentials Program

Athletes that participate with the Team BC Red & Blue program are eligible to earn Athlete 11 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.

Eligible Athletes

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.
Dates*: TBD
Location: Richmond Oval, BC
Schedule: TBD
Accommodations, Transportation & Food: Athletes and parents will have to organize their own transportation, accommodation and food for the weekend.
Cost: $150/Weekend

Have a question? Email Technical Director Jay Tremonti – td@volleyballbc.org

Last Update: October 29 2018