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*Hockey Canada has cancelled all hockey related events and activities, as of March 13, 2020 due to ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members, communities and families is our top priority. As a result, all Program of Excellence / Team BC Camps are currently on hold and will take place once Hockey Canada provides the okay to resume hockey.

We are currently working with facilities across the province to determine dates of availability to operate these camps once hockey resumes. Please note that all players born in the appropriate Team BC birth years will still have the opportunity to try out for. For players registered to try out for U18FAAA (formerly FMAAA), if you are unable to attend the new date you will be eligible to submit a late try-out request to be evaluated by the specific U18FAAA team at a later date.

We will remain in contact with the status and provide the new dates for camps as they become available. We appreciate your patience throughout this process, and encourage you to reach out to if you have any questions or concerns on this matter.





Athlete Eligibility

For the 2020 - 2021 season the eligible birth years are 2005 and 2006.  Athletes must be registered members of BC Hockey in order to attend the camps. 

Program Steps

1. FMAAA/POE U16/U18 Open Camps - Various dates

Players born in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 will be identified throughout the season by Female Program of Excellence (formerly High Performance Program) evaluators, as well athletes can sign up for an open try out. The weekend consists of on ice skill sessions, fitness testing and games. The athletes identify during registration if they are being identified for POE, the Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) or both, and they are evaluated throughout the weekend in all onn and off ice activities.. The top players will advance to the Provincial Camp.

2. Provincial Camp - TBD - Shawnigan Lake

The Provincial Camp will be a weekend camp where Team BC shortlisted players will begin to work on team concepts, training and prepare for the national competition. The camp is based on the national program and the focus will be on developing player’s strength, conditioning, fitness, and nutrition. Throughout the camp players are evaluated on their play, their fitness/strength, their attitude and their perceived contribution to a winning team.

For more Resources on Fitness, Nutrition, Mental Training and Hockey skills click here.

About the Female U16 Program of Excellence (POE)

The U16 level of the Female Program of Excellence (formerly High Performance Program) was established to introduce eligible athletes to high performance hockey focusing on both on and off ice aspects o f the game.  In an effort to emulate national and international Women’s Hockey competitions, eligible players are invited to attend their zone’s U16 camp. At the zone camps all player are given the opportunity to represent their zones at the U16 BC Cup.

There is a large learning component to the U16 Zone Camps. The players will be coached and evaluated by POE staff members and given lessons on proper warm up technique, nutrition, strength and conditioning and game play. The importance of fitness is stressed as well as the need to have a yearlong training plan in place.

The U16 level is the second stage of the Female POE. It builds on the concepts introduced at the U14 level and is intended as a lead in to the final phase of the program, the U18 level. From the athletes’ perspective the U16 level includes both on and off ice components. On-ice, the focus is on individual and team tactics necessary to be successful at the high performance level. Off-ice training and information includes proper warm up and cool down techniques, nutrition for high performance athletes, strength and conditioning, mental preparation and fitness testing. The need for a yearly plan that incorporates all of the on and off ice components is stressed as the athlete transitions from the Learning to Train phase to the Training to Train phase of the Long Term Athlete Development Model. 

All eligible athletes are encouraged to attend the camp in their zone. Along with the on and off ice content noted above, there is an important evaluation component to the camps. POE evaluators and team staff will select zone teams at the conclusion of the camps. Selected athletes will advance as a team to the provincial competition.

Web Resources

Off Ice Skill Development

Performance Enhancement

For questions relating to the Female U16 POE, please refer to your Female POE District Coordinator. If you have any additional questions please contact the BC Hockey Office at  


Please note that BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence (POE) is currently on pause due to Covid-19.

We are excited to have our POE programs return when possible and will provide updates through our website and social media platforms once Provincial Health advises that it is safe to return.


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