LANGLEY, B.C. (October 10, 2017) – Coinciding with the recent announcement of our hosting of the Boys U15 and U17 National Championships next summer in Kamloops and the Girls U15 and U17 National Championships the following year in Victoria, Basketball BC is announcing a program change that will take place for the 2018 Spring/Summer Provincial Team Season.

This new format will continue to support our provincial team programming in attracting the top male and female basketball players in the province at the U15 and U17 age categories, to compete and showcase their talents at the National Championships.

The 2018 provincial team schedule will include:

  • Selection Camp
  • 4 Non-Conflicting (Live Period) Training Weekends – occurring April, May and June
  • Formal Training Camp (4 Day- late July/Aug.)
  • Pre- National Championship Competition
  • 2018 National Championships Aug. 6 to 11 – Boys Kamloops and Girls Fredericton N.B.

This new scheduling format allows for club basketball participation and is designed to best suit the developmental needs of our players.

This new format also allows for greater participation for provincial high-performance college and university coaches to be involved in our Provincial Team programming.

Selection Camp Schedule

U17 Girls: March 23 - 25

U17 Boys: March 30-April 2

U15 Girls: April 7 and 8      

U15 Boys: April 13-April 15           

Tournament Team Program (Girls Only)

Basketball BC will also be providing a Tournament Team option for players that are looking for additional competition and do not have access to participation in a local club program. The Tournament Team program provides an opportunity for players to develop and gain valuable competition experience through participating in several local and travel tournaments. It’s structure and focus is on competition and development through tournament play. There will be two levels of teams: U15 and U17.This program is a standalone program and is separate from the provincial team.

Program consists of:

a.    Selection Camp – April 13 and 15
b.    Pre-Tournament Training Camp
c.    Mid - Season Training Camp
d.    Tournament Play – 5 Showcase tournaments

For further information regarding the Provincial Team and Tournament Team programs please feel free to contact:

Girls: Shaun McGuinness Director of High Performance at smcguinness@basketball.bc.ca

Boys: Joe Enevoldson Asst. Manager of High Performance at jenevoldson@basketball.bc.ca.


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