POD Training Program

The Pod Training Program is the highest level of the Basketball BC High Performance Program. It is the recognized pathway for Canada Basketball programming including player identification, national selection camp invitations and national age group (Cadette and Junior) team participation.

The program:

  • is invitation only - athletes are required to try out for this program (see below for tryout information). Note: Some athletes will receive direct invites based on prior identification and evaluation through provincial team participation
  • is for athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of 2017) 
  • will have boys and girls centralized training sites in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley (girls only), Vancouver Island (girls only), and the Okanagan. Other individualized training sites may occur once selection process concludes
  • includes 48 hours of on court individual skill and team training
  • includes up to 8 hours of off court training, strength, agility and quickness training, functional movement screening, mental training and nutritional workshops
  • will consist of a total of 24 on court training sessions in a combination of  small and large pod settings

2016 POD Schedules - program completed


Fee:  TBA

(A 2017-18 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  You do not have to purchase the membership separately.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the POD Tryout registration)


COACHES - TBA for 2017

POD MV Boys 
POD MV Girls 
POD FV Girls 
POD VI Girls 
POD OK Boys 
POD OK Girls 

POD Tryouts - TBA

Program contact: Shaun McGuinness



Player and coach memberships
  • No refund - player and coach memberships are NON-REFUNDABLE
Player camps and Coaching clinics (including SuperConference)
  • Refund less an administration fee - up to 5 days prior to the start of the program or event
  • No refund - within 5 days of start of the program/event to the end of program/event
  • No refund - for partial participation
Centre for Performance/Regional Training Centre
  • No refund after the start of program.
Provincial Teams
  • Refund less an administration fee – if a replacement player is available to fill the vacant spot.  The refund will be equal to the fee less the sum of the cost of participation to date, cost of provincial team apparel, and an administration fee.
Club Championships and Step Your Game Up 3x3
  • Refund less an administration fee - up to 2 weeks before the start of the tournament or event.
Withdrawal due to injury (must have a doctor’s note)
  • Partial refund MAY be considered on a case by case basis. An administration fee will still be assessed.
Administration Fee
  • The administration fee for all refunds will be assessed at either $25 or 20% of the registration fee, whichever is the lower amount

Please send refund requests to Sherry Sommerfeldt.