The U16 camps are currently on pause.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns on this matter.
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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 of 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.
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 email@example.com.