POD Training Program

The POD Training Program is the highest level of the Basketball BC High Performance Program and, when combined with Provincial Team participation, is viewed as a comprehensive Yearly Training Program (YTP). It is linked directly with Canada Basketball's Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS), and is recognized by Canada Basketball as the pathway for inclusion in National Team Age Group participation, including Identification and Assessment camps.


The POD Training program:

  • is for athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of 2017)
    • athletes are required to try out for this program  (POD Tryout Information)
    • successful athletes from tryouts will be invited to the POD program   
    • some athletes may receive direct invitations based on prior identification or evaluation through provincial team participation
  • is player focused and designed to help identified elite players reach their potential
  • is conducted in small groups (or PODS) and designed to meet the needs of the individual player
    • ​each pod is coached by an experienced certified Canada Basketball NCCP coach. Pod training sessions will also be complimented periodically with additional assistant, guest and mentor coaches
  • ​is based on a nationally developed curriculum, allowing room for individual coach input etc.
    • ​the curriculum is generated in alignment with current key concepts of play and point of emphasis from Canada Basketball
  • ​is intended to fit the needs of the individual athlete so there is some inherent variance in each pod as the athlete's needs vary
  • will have boys and girls training sites in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley and girls (only) training sites in Victoria and Kelowna.  Other training sites may occur once the selection process concludes.
POD Training includes:
  • on court individual skill and team training in a combination of small and large POD settings
  • off court training, strength, agility and quickness training, functional movement screening, mental training and nutritional workshops


2017 Large POD Schedules 

2017 POD Program Coaches 

Metro Van (West Van) Girls - Shaun McGuinness
Victoria Girls - Leanne Evans
Kelowna Girls - Lisa Nevoral
Metro Van Boys - Joe Enevoldson

Fee: $780 (includes GST)

(A 2017-18 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the registration if required.)


Registration: ONLINE ONLY BY INVITATION (registration/payment information will be emailed to the selected athletes and their parents)
Registration questions/problems?  Contact: Gail Wilson (9:00am-3:00pm Mon to Fri)

Registration Deadline: TBA for 2018 Program
Please register before the deadlineIn accordance with Basketball BC policy, all participants must be preregistered to attend the program.

​Participants receive:

  • high level instruction and training from trained/certified coaches and trainers
  • Under Armour clothing package
  • Training Log Book
  • Canada Basketball Training Handouts
  • Pacific Sport Athlete Carding

Program questions?
Program contact (girls): Shaun McGuinness
Program contact (boys): Joe Enevoldson



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.