Girls TAS-HP Training Program

Starting in the fall of 2019, the Girls TAS-HP Training Program will be delivered in two locations:  Metro Vancouver and Okanagan

Program Coaches and Trainers are NCCP T2C trained and certified.

Players will be eligible to receive Pacific Sport Carding which includes a Gym works Package.

The curriculum is generated in alignment with current key concepts of play and point of emphasis from Basketball Canada and is formulated through consultation with Basketball B.C. and Basketball Canada staffs to best serve the needs of our elite players. The program is designed for provincially and nationally targeted athletes. These athletes have been identified through observations, evaluations and consultations from various sources including, Basketball B.C. Staff, Provincial Program Coaches, Basketball Canada Staff, Club and University coaches. This process considers practice, games and overall training and performance data. The selection model is based on Basketball Canada's targeted athlete identification criteria.

The program through our Integrated Support team (IST), includes on court training, plus additional time focusing on strength, core, mental, nutrition and overall athleticism development. The Basketball BC High Performance Staff assess these athletes to determine their individual areas of need in the following core areas of development:

  • Basketball Skills and Concepts
  • Physical Development
  • Mental/Social/Emotional Development
  • Life Skills

These areas have been highlighted by Basketball Canada as essential in the overall development of the athlete. All Athletes receive a training program that will be helpful in targeting those areas.

Program Fee:  $600 (includes GST)  Fee will not be adjusted for partial participation
(A 2019-20 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the registration if required)

“Basketball B.C.’s TAS program provides exceptional training and support services in all aspects of an athlete’s development including basketball, physical, mental and social/emotional.

Their technical and coaching staff, and sport science and sport medicine staff, are world class and use training practices which are fully aligned and integrated with our Canadian women’s high performance program so that NextGen athletes from British Columbia who are tracking along the Podium Pathway are well prepared for the rigors of being a high performance athlete in women’s basketball.”

Denise Dignard
Canada Basketball Director of Women’s High Performance

“The integration and alignment between Canada Basketball and Basketball BC has been key in allowing players from BC to perform at their highest when representing Canada on the international stage. It has also allowed more players to make these teams. Basketball BC’s TAS program mirrors what is being done with Canada Basketball’s age group programming (cadet and junior teams).

They heave an integrated support team (IST) that includes strength and conditioning, prehab and rehab, mental training and nutrition. In the basketball pillar the alignment of the coaching staff to the terminology, skill, concepts, decision making and individual performance plans (IPP’s) of Canada Basketball makes it a player centred model. Basketball BC and Canada Basketball are committed to developing players and NCCP trained coaches who are transformational rather than transactional.”

Mike MacKay
Canada Basketball Performance Manager, Women's High Performance

Girls TAS-HP Coaching Staff

Shaun McGuinness: BBC Director of High Performance & Canada Basketball Master Coach, UBC Women’s Basketball Team Asst. Coach
Cheryl Jean Paul: BBC Program Analyst, Cadette National Team Head Coach, TWU Women’s Basketball Team Head Coach
Chris Spencer: BBC Head Trainer, Cadette National Assessment Camp Trainer, Men’s National Field Hockey Team Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Leanne Evans: BBC U15 Girls Provincial Team Head Coach
Megan Pinske: BBC U17 Girls Provincial Team Head Coach
Lisa Nevoral: BBC High Performance Coach, Former BBC U17 Provincial Team Coach
Breanne Watson: BBC U17 Girls Provincial Team Asst. Coach, S.F.U. Asst. Athletic Director
Additional Guest Coaches

2019 Girls TAS-HP Schedule

Training Centres
Metro Vancouver: Fortius Sport and Health Centre
Okanagan: Okanagan Mission (OKM) Secondary

  • Sep 22                         
  • Sep 29
  • Oct 12 &13 Provincial training (Metro Vancouver and Okanagan)
  • Oct 20
  • Oct 27

Session Hours

Metro Vancouver Centre – Fortius Sport and Health Centre
  • 11:00 to Noon (IST) – Off court training, Mental Training, Nutrition
  • 12 to 1:00 (Lunch)
  • 1:00 to 3:00 (On Court)
  • 3:00 to 3:15 Nutrition Break
  • 3:15: to 4:15 (Skill work)
Okanagan Centre – Okanagan Mission (OKM) Secondary
  • 10:00 to Noon (On Court)
  • 12 to 1:00 (Lunch)
  • 1:00 to 2:00 (IST) – Off court training, Mental Training, Nutrition
  • 2:00 to 3:00 (Skill work)

Training Apparel: Shorts and Training Shirt plus reversible upon request

Girls TAS-HP Tryouts  

Note: The registration system will not accept athletes outside the age requirement.  Underage athletes MUST receive approval to register for the tryout from the appropriate program Manager - see below. 

Metro Vancouver
September 7
LEC North/South
September 8

Tryout Fee:  $25 (includes GST)
(A 2019-20 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the registration if required)

Manager, Girls High Performance: 
Shaun McGuinness

Registration Information

TRYOUT REGISTRATION: ONLINE ONLY registration opens July 31
DEADLINE: September 4

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: ONLINE ONLY BY INVITATION (registration/payment information will be emailed to the selected athletes and their parents)
DEADLINE: September 18 (direct invitation deadline is September 1)

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE AS REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR - In accordance with Basketball BC policy, all participants must be preregistered (for the correct tryout/clinic/program) to attend each specific Basketball BC tryout/clinic/program.  

PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT REGISTRATION - A registration list for each specific tryout/clinic/program will be used to confirm the participants.  Only those individuals on each specific registration list will be allowed to participate.  Basketball BC is not responsible for any user errors which may result in an individual being excluded from participating in the tryout/clinic/program if the individual is not on the registration list.  

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE - If the individual is registered for the wrong tryout/clinic/program, the individual will need to be registered for the correct tryout/clinic/program before the stated registration deadline.  Please send a refund request for the original registration to Basketball BC.  An administration fee will be charged in accordance with our Refund Policy.

EMAIL CONFIRMATION - Upon successful completion of the registration (and payment), an email confirmation will be sent to the Account Holder (Parent if account is for a child).  The email may be sent to a "junk" folder depending on the email filter - please check that the junk folder is not set to "auto delete".  If you do not receive or cannot find the email in the junk folder, contact Basketball BC to confirm that the individual is registered for the tryout/clinic/program.



If you have paid for a program/event and are unable to attend, you must email Basketball BC to request a refund.  

The following policy will be applied to all refund requests.  If the request is within the policy, the refund will be processed to the credit card used in the online registration transaction.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
Basketball BC is not responsible for any loss of funds if notification is not provided and a refund is processed to an invalid or expired credit card. 
NOTE: Program fees cannot be transferred to another program

Player and coach memberships
  • No refund - player and coach memberships are NON-REFUNDABLE (exception - see Full Refund)
Player camps and Coaching clinics 
  • 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 
  • No refund - for partial participation
POD Training/Centre for Performance
  • No refund after the start of program (exception - see Withdrawal Due to Injury)
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.
Team Events/Tournaments
  • Refund less an administration fee - up to 2 weeks before the start of the tournament or event.
Withdrawal Due to Injury (must provide a doctor’s note)
  • Partial refund MAY be considered on a case by case basis. An administration fee may still be assessed.
Administration Fee
  • The administration fee for all refunds will be assessed at 10% of the program/event registration fee 
Full Refund 
  • If there is a program change in date and/or time by BASKETABLL BC and registrant is not able to attend due to the change (valid for a up to a week of notice of change)
  • If a membership fee was purchased with the program registration (relates to program change above), as long as the membership was not used to register for another Basketball program/event

Refund request?


Updated July 29, 2019