U18 Female High Performance Program

2013 U18 Female High Performance Program

Player Eligibility: Born in 1996 and 1997

The 2012-2013 season will see a significant change in the Female U18 Program with the elimination of U18 Zone Camps. All players born in 1996 and 1997 will be scouted and evaluated throughout the 2012-2013 season. In early spring, invitations to the U18 BC Cup will be sent to the top 80 Players identified throughout the year.

STAGE 1 - Female U18 BC Cup – April/May, 2013

Players selected to attend the U18 BC Cup will be placed onto one of four teams in a Jamboree format. The teams will be created by the Branch Coordinator based on the rankings from the Districts. The first two days of the event will be a practice, team building and testing day for the athletes. The remainder of the weekend will consist of games where players are evaluated on their performance. The top players will advance to Team BC Provincial Camp.

STAGE 3 – Team BC U18 Provincial Camp – May, 2013

BC Hockey High Performance Provincial Camps is a four day camp run by the Team BC staff, provincial instructors and experts in the areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and other sport science principals. Throughout the weekend players are evaluated on their play, their fitness / strength, their attitude, and their perceived contribution to a winning team. Players will advance to the Team BC Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp.

STAGE 4 - Team BC Summer Camp – July, 2013

Team BC Summer Camp will be comprised of approx. the top 23 players in the province. Summer Camp will be a weekend camp where the shortlisted players will begin to work on team concepts, training, and prepare for the National competition. The camp is designed from the National program and the focus will be on developing player’s strength, conditioning, fitness, and nutrition.

STAGE 5 – Team BC – Preparation Tournament – September, 2013

Team BC will come together for a preparation tournament prior to competing in the games. This will give the Team an opportunity to play games together as a team before competing at the National Championship.

STAGE 6 – National Championship Preparation Camp – November, 2013

The National championship is held in various regions and time zones across the country and Team BC athletes often compete on club teams all over Canada. Therefore it is necessary for Team BC to have a preparation camp prior to competing in the National Championship. The preparation camp is designed to ensure players are adequately rested, time zone acclimatization (if necessary), team building, and team practices/systems work. Team BC staff determines where the camp is held.

STAGE 7 – National Women’s Under-18 Championship – November, 2013

Players selected to Team BC this season will represent BC at the 2013 Female National U18 Championship. More information is to be