Team BC Zone Program Overview 2019
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 Zone Program is a regional based program where athletes are identified and selected to a zone team, and will train and compete at the BC Cup in odd years, and the BC Summer Games in even years.
**New for 2019, Team BC Zone Program will take an integrated approach to athlete development by exposing athletes to both Indoor & Beach development opportunities. Athletes will participate in 24-32 hours of indoor training, and 8-12 hours of beach training. The BC Cup will be comprised of both indoor and beach tournament play. The decision to integrate indoor and beach training reflects the recommendation for Train to Train athletes in the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework published by the Canadian Sport for Life Society. For more information on LTAD, please visit Volleyball Canada’s website here**
Males – BC athletes born on September 1st 2003 or later *
Females – BC athletes born in 2004 or later
*Note: The extended 16-month age categories only applies for the male Team BC 15U program. Overage athletes born on September 2003 or later are eligible to compete.
The Zones – PDF Infographic
The province of British Columbia is split up into 8 zones (regions) that are used to separate athletes onto teams at the BC Summer Games and Zone Championships. *Please note: As of 2016, Zone 3, 4, 5 have been realigned by the BC Games society. See new regions/cities listed in the tabs below or CLICK HERE for more information.
Athletes attend Team BC Regional Selection Camps. Athletes must attend the selection camp in their zone of primary residence. Athletes must attend the selection camp in order to be considered for program selection.*
*Athletes who cannot attend the Team BC 15U selection camp may be eligible to complete an external application. Please email RM for full program details.
14 travel athletes
2-4 training athletes
Regional Selection Camp Dates & Times
Zone 1 – June 8 or 9 2019
Zone 2 – May 26 2019
Zone 3 – TBA
Zone 4 – May 28 & 30 2019
Zone 5 – May 28 & 30 2019
Zone 6 – TBA
Zone 7 – TBA
Zone 8 – TBA
Registration will open: Mid-March
BC Cup 2019
Dates: July 18-21
Location: TCC & TRU, Kamloops BC
Accommodations: TRU Residence
Food: TRU Food Services
Medical Services: Head Therapist & Student Therapist on-site
Transportation: TBD, Zone teams will be responsible for organizing their own transportation to Kamloops.
May 24 – June 10 – Team BC Regional Selection Camps
June 1 – July 17 – Team Training
July 18 – Travel Day + Check In
July 19 – BC Cup Day 1
July 20 – BC Cup Day 2
July 21 – BC Cup Day 3, teams depart Kamloops
Travel Athlete: $620* zone dependent
Travel Athletes include 24-32 hours of indoor training, 8-12 hours of beach training, training + competition gear, 3 days of accommodation and food at the BC Cup in Kamloops.
Non-Travel Athlete: $210* zone dependent
Alternate Athletes costs include, 24-32 hours of indoor training, 8-12 hours of beach training and training gear.
Program Fee’s do not include accommodation and food during training, athlete travel expenses to Kamloops.
*Program costs very for each zone, are dependent on facility costs, beach training model and coach travel to Kamloops. Program fee’s are finalized by the Zone Regional Manager.
BC External Credentials Program
Athletes that participate with the Team BC Zone Program – BC Cup program are NOT eligible to earn external sports credentials. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Update: January 30 2019