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Program of Excellence

Program of Excellence

BC Hockey athletes have the opportunity to try-out for and represent their province, region or country in various national and international competitions throughout their career.

Under 12/14Under 16Under 18

The U12/14 Female Program of Excellence (formerly High Performance Program) acts as a feeder for the Female U16 and U18 POE. Players, coaches and officials have the opportunity to progress throughout the programs. Club team coaches are encouraged to get involved with U12/14 and learn about high performance hockey within B.C..

The Female U12/14 POE is the product of the Female Hockey Development model and considered developmental only, where no teams will be selected and there is no evaluation/feedback component. The purpose of the program is to introduce eligible athletes to high performance hockey. The athletes will be exposed to sport science principals in the areas of nutrition, mental training, and physical preparation.

The inclusion of a U12/14 POE level is a result of BC Hockey adopting the Long Term Athlete Development Model. Research shows that athletes aged 10 and 13 are considered a key age range in several skill and physical development phases. Using age and developmentally appropriate materials, the program will introduce key areas of on-ice skill development and off-ice training allowing them to be successful regardless of the path they choose within the game.

If you have any additional questions please contact the BC Hockey Office at

2023 POE Female U12/U14 Regional Camps

  • Dates for 2024-2025 to come!

Strength & Conditioning Webinar

Strength & Conditioning Presentation

BC Hockey’s Female Program of Excellence (POE) staff consists of B.C.'s top individuals from across the province. Team BC staff will be selected based on their performance at the U14 and/or U16 events.

For more information or any inquiries, please contact the BC Hockey POE Coordinator here:

BC Athlete Assistance Program & CSCP Targeted Athlete

Each season BC Hockey is awarded the opportunity to nominate players to be designated by Canadian Sport Centre Pacific as “identified athletes”. The athletes are designated as a result of participation / selection / performance in the BC Hockey High Performance Program. The CSC Pacific performance model assists national and provincial sport organizations and their targeted athletes, across the province, providing services to both summer and winter sports. Registered athletes gain access to benefits including; Gymworks (gym passes), performance enhancement seminars, links to medical services, and career services. Their coaches also have access to these services.

BC Athlete Assistance Program