The High Performance Training Program (HPT) is the highest level of Basketball BC's High Performance Program and is part of Canada Basketball's overall Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS).

TAS is a national program that provides identified Canadian athletes with the individualized support that they need in their development to enhance what the team-based system already provides.

The HPT program is for athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of the year).  Athletes are required to try out for the program, but some athletes may receive a direct invitation based on prior identification or evaluation through provincial and national team participation. 


GIRLS HPT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

High Performance Training Program (HPT) is part of Canada Basketball Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS). The program is committed to developing high quality athletes through a comprehensive yearly training program. The program curriculum has been developed in concert with Canada Basketball. One of the main objectives of the HPT program is preparing athletes for performing on both the National and International stage.

Current BC athletes that are part of Canada Basketball’s National team program are players that have developed through participation in our HPT program and provincial team program:

Marina Radocaj: Cadette National Team
Marah Dykstra: U18 National Team
Jessica Clarke: U19 National Team
Taya Hanson: U23 National Team and 3X3 Commonwealth Games Team
Tara Wallack: U23 National Team and 3X3 Commonwealth Games Team
Cassandra Brown: Senior National Team

2022 HPT COACHING STAFF
Program Manager: Shaun McGuinness
Head Coach: Cheryl Jean-Paul
Program Coaches: Madeline Antwi, Aieisha Luyken, Diana Lee, Diane Schuetze
Program Trainer: Chris Spencer
Canada Basketball Mentor Coaches: Mike Mackay and Agnes Borg

Athletes are required to try out for the program, but some athletes may receive a direct invitation based on prior identification or evaluation through provincial and national team participation

GIRLS HPT PROGRAM CURRICULUM

HPT programming focuses on developing: Skilled, Focused, Strong, Dynamic, Decisive, Prepared and Competitive Athletes.

These are the attributes that define an elite basketball athlete.

Program Pillars are dedicated to improving athlete knowledge and performance in the following areas:

Basketball Skills – Emphasizing:

Global Basketball Skills                      Decision Making                     Dynamic Play

Physical Development – Focusing On:

Strength                     Agility             Quickness                   Nutrition

Mental/Social/ Emotional Skills – Stressing:

Mental Skills               Preparedness             Teamwork         Leadership        Life skills

Individual Athlete training is based on both a program yearly training plan (YTP) and an individual training plan (IPP). Athletes have an assigned HPT coach that monitors and assesses the athlete’s development through these plans.

Integrated Support Team (IST) is an integral part of the overall HPT program providing athlete support and key knowledge with regards to off court training. Our IST consists of:

Program Trainer        Program Analyst        Nutritionist    Mental Trainer

Physiotherapist         Chiropractor

These areas have been highlighted by Basketball Canada as essential in the overall development of the athlete. All Athletes receive a training program that will be helpful in targeting those areas.

“Basketball B.C.’s TAS program provides exceptional training and support services in all aspects of an athlete’s development including basketball, physical, mental, and social/emotional.

Their technical and coaching staff, and sport science and sport medicine staff, are world class and use training practices which are fully aligned and integrated with our Canadian women’s high performance program so that NextGen athletes from British Columbia who are tracking along the Podium Pathway are well prepared for the rigors of being a high performance athlete in women’s basketball.”

Denise Dignard
Canada Basketball Director of Women’s High Performance

“The integration and alignment between Canada Basketball and Basketball BC has been key in allowing players from BC to perform at their highest when representing Canada on the international stage. It has also allowed more players to make these teams. Basketball BC’s TAS program mirrors what is being done with Canada Basketball’s age group programming (cadet and junior teams).

They have an integrated support team (IST) that includes strength and conditioning, prehab and rehab, mental training, and nutrition. In the basketball pillar the alignment of the coaching staff to the terminology, skill, concepts, decision making and individual performance plans (IPP’s) of Canada Basketball makes it a player centred model. Basketball BC and Canada Basketball are committed to developing players and NCCP trained coaches who are transformational rather than transactional.”

Mike MacKay
Canada Basketball Performance Manager, Women's High Performance

GIRLS HPT PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2022 - UPDATE 09-06-22

 

DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Sat, September 17
1 – 3:30pm
Sun, September 18
9:30am - noon
Sat, September 24
1 – 3:30pm
TWU 
Sun, September 25
9:30am - noon
Sat, October 1
1 – 3:30pm
Sun, October 2
9:30am - noon
Sat, October 15
1 – 3:30pm
TWU 
Sun, October 16
9:30am - noon
Sat, October 22
1 – 3:30pm
Sun, October 23
9:30am - noon
Sat, October 29 UPDATE - EXTENDED HOURS
11am - 3:30pm
LEC
Sun, October 30 UPDATE - EXTENDED HOURS
10am - 2:30pm
Sat, November 5* 1 – 3:30pm LEC
Sun, November 6* 9:30am - noon
Sat, March 18** 9:30am - noon TWU or LEC
Sun, March 19** 9:30am - noon

*Testing and IPP Focus
**Provincial team and National Team assessment camp testing and skill sessions for HP athletes and selected CP athletes

Additional 4 Integrated Support Team (IST) sessions on Saturdays – TBA.
Topics: Off Court Training, Mental Training, Developing an IPP, Nutrition

GIRLS HPT TRYOUT INFORMATION 2022 - UPDATE 09-06-22

DATE: Saturday, September 10
TIME: 9:30 am - Noon
LOCATION: Langley Event Centre (LEC) - UPDATE

HEAD COACH: Cheryl Jean-Paul

FACILITY PROTOCOLS

When using TWU or LEC, Basketball BC and our program athletes and coaches MUST adhere to their and the Ministry of Health current COVID guidelines and protocols.

All players are required to bring their own ball, hand sanitizer, face mask, water bottle and small towel. Players should also wear a reversible jersey.

Basketball BC continues to strive to provide a safe training environment for all participants (players, coaches and support staff}. Basketball BC strongly supports and recommends maintaining physical distancing whenever possible.

PROGRAM SELECTION NOTIFICATION

Athletes selected to the program will be notified by Tuesday, September 13th.  We will not be sending an email to the athletes who were not selected.   

For athletes selected to the program, the registration deadline is Thursday, September 15 (end of day).  All athletes participating in the HPT program must be registered to attend the program.

The selection notification email will be sent through the Basketball BC registration system using email addresses of athletes and their parents/guardians provided for the Tryout registration.  Basketball BC is not responsible for any contact information errors made during registration. 

Depending on your email filter, the notification email may go to a “junk” folder - make sure your junk folder is not set to auto-delete.  The athlete and parent/guardian are responsible for checking for the email notification.

BOYS HPT PROGRAM 2022 - Schedules Updated

HPT BOYS PROGRAM INFORMATION

This Fall, the Boys HPT program will continue with the once a month training model introduced in 2021.

These weekends, while more intensive, will allow for better synergy with athletes participation in school and club training and competition, while also decreasing travel demands on players from outside the lower mainland.  The programs will focus on high level skill and concept development while also introducing Canada Basketball national team program concepts and style of play.  Additionally, players will be engaged in off court development through guest speakers/coaches and online team activities.

2022 PROGRAM COACHES
Co-Head Coaches: James Blake (UVic) and Matt McKay (Douglas)

BOYS HPT TRYOUT SCHEDULE 

DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Sun, September 11 1-3pm Collingwood School

* - athlete entering Grade 10-12 in the fall (ages 15-17 by the end of the year)


BOYS HPT PROGRAM SCHEDULE 

DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Fri, September 23 8-10pm Collingwood School
Sat, September 24 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun, September 25 9am-noon
Fri, October 14 8-10pm Collingwood School
Sat, October 15 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun, October 16 9:30-noon
Fri, November 11 8-10pm Collingwood School
Sat, November 12 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun, November 13 9am-noon

 

HPT FEES - Tryout & Program

HPT PROGRAM TRYOUT FEE:  $25 + GST    HPT PROGRAM FEE: $750 + GST

Fees will not be adjusted for partial participation                    

A 2022-23 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation in a Basketball BC program or event.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the registration if required.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Tryout Registration CLOSED

TRYOUT REGISTRATION: OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 22   

TRYOUT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 8 (end of day)

HPT PROGRAM REGISTRATION: ONLINE ONLY BY INVITATION (registration/payment information will be emailed to the selected athletes and their parents)
DEADLINE: PER REGISTRATION INFORMATION IN SELECTION EMAIL

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE AS REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR - In accordance with Basketball BC policy, all participants must be preregistered (for the correct tryout/clinic/program) to attend each specific Basketball BC tryout/clinic/program.  

PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT REGISTRATION - A registration list for each specific tryout/clinic/program will be used to confirm the participants.  Only those individuals on each specific registration list will be allowed to participate.  Basketball BC is not responsible for any user errors which may result in an individual being excluded from participating in the tryout/clinic/program if the individual is not on the registration list.  

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE - If the individual is registered for the wrong tryout/clinic/program, the individual will need to be registered for the correct tryout/clinic/program before the stated registration deadline.  Please send a refund request for the original registration to Basketball BC.  An administration fee will be charged in accordance with our Refund Policy.

EMAIL CONFIRMATION - Upon successful completion of the registration (and payment), an email confirmation will be sent to the Account Holder (Parent if account is for a child).  The email may be sent to a "junk" folder depending on the email filter - please check that the junk folder is not set to "auto delete".  If you do not receive or cannot find the email in the junk folder, contact Basketball BC to confirm that the individual is registered for the tryout/clinic/program.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS/PROBLEMS

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Shaun McGuinness, Manager, Girls High Performance
Matt McKay, Manager, Boys Hight Performance

REFUND POLICY


Updated: September 6, 2022