The Team BC Female Summer Development Camp is set to begin on Friday in Osoyoos, BC and will run from July 22-24, 2011 at the Sun Bowl Arena. The camp welcomes the 20 players and 6 team staff that comprise Team BC. The Summer Development Camp is a critical step in their preparation to represent BC at the 2011 Women’s National Under 18 Championship in Saguenay, Québec held November 2-6, 2011.
This will be the first time the athletes will come together as a team to prepare for the Championships, and the major focus of the camp will be team building and team systems.
“The staff is looking forward to getting the final Team BC roster together in Osoyoos; it will mark the first opportunity to teach our systems, build our identity and learn exactly what each of us can bring to the team,” said Team BC Head Coach Jeff Oldenborger. “I have high expectations of this group of players, as well as the staff, and I am excited to see what kind of chemistry we can build early in our process.”
The intense four (4) day camp will include four (4) one and a half hour on-ice sessions at the Sun Bowl Arena, as well as a number of off-ice fitness, classroom and team building activities at the Sonora Community Recreation Centre. Accommodation and meals will also be held at the Recreation Centre.
“After a number of years absence, BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program is excited to return to Osoyoos for the 2011 Summer Development Camp,” said Team BC Director of Operations, Greg Hermiston. “The 2011 edition of Team BC has 13 returning players that competed in Halifax at the Canada Winter Games, and we are set to work hard to prepare for the National Championships.”
Following the camp, the team will come together again for a set of exhibition games, which will be held in September. BC Hockey will release more information on the game schedule in early September.
BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events.