Basketball BC High Performance 

Basketball BC High Performance or Targeted Athlete Strategy is made up of 4 pillars or programs for athletes from Grade 7 to 12.

Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS)

  • Gr 10-12 boys and girls
  • selection through tryout camps in September
  • sessions from September to April (with time off for high school season)
  • Gr 8-10 boys and girls
  • seletion through tryout camps in September
  • 6 weekends during September to October/November
  • U15 and U17 age groups of each gender
  • Team BC participates annually at the National Championships (U15 and U17) and every 4 years at the Canada Summer Games (U17)
  • teams are selected through:
    • U15 – preliminary ID camps in 5 regions – Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Okanagan, and Northern BC in March/April; and
    • U15 and U17 - tryout/selection camps (Supercamp) in March/April/May
  • Gr 7-8 boys and girls
  • 3-day camp, the last week in December
    • to identify potential high performance athletes
    • athlete is recommended by their coach
Basketball BC's comprehensive Targeted Athlete Strategy.  
  • is based on an integrated functional approach to basketball training
  • has a scope and sequence of training following the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway
  • includes on court individual skill and team training and off court training, including strength, agility and quickness training, functional movement screening, mental training and nutritional workshops
  • provides ongoing individual skill analysis and assessment
  • is designed to develop higher level basketball skills coupled with increased athletic abilities
  • is aligned with Canada Basketball methods of team and concepts of play with a designed focus to help athletes in pursuit of their long term basketball goals


The High Performance coaching and training staff consists of NCCP trained and certified coaches, certified athletic trainers, and Canada Basketball trained analysts.  Support staff includes sport psychologists, who provide mental training techniques to athletes and support physiotherapists, who provide functional movement screening.

The goal of Basketball BC is to have a High Performance coaching pool with NCCP trained coaches for all the High Performance programs. 

Athlete identification and selection is a collaborative process.  The process includes input from Basketball BC’s Provincial Coach/Director of High Performance, the Assistant Manager of High Performance, selected provincial High Performance coaches and Canada Basketball staff.
Identification/selection PROCESS

For the High Performance programs, Basketball BC provides support services in the areas of nutrition, speed & agility, strength training, mental training, movement & functional movement assessment, and injury treatment & prevention for identified performance level athletes.

POD training coaches work with each athlete to establish a personal training plan that focuses on tactics and sill training.  Qualifying players and coaches within our POD training program are eligible for Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) and Pacific Sport carding and benefits.

Girls Contact: Shaun McGuinness, Manager of Girls High Performance and Provincial Coach
Boys Contact: Basketball BC

Updated: August 17, 2020