POD Training Program

The POD Training Program is the highest level of the Basketball BC High Performance Program and, when combined with Provincial Team participation, is viewed as a comprehensive Yearly Training Program (YTP). It is part of Canada Basketball's overall Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) and is recognized by Canada Basketball as the pathway for inclusion in National Team Age Group participation, including Identification and Assessment camps.

The program is for athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of the year).  Athletes are required to try out for the program, but some athletes may receive a direct invitation based on prior identification or evaluation through provincial team participation.  POD TRYOUT INFORMATION

The POD Training Program is player focused and designed to help identified elite players reach their potential. The training is in large and small groups and designed to meet the needs of the individual player. Each pod is coached by experienced certified NCCP Basketball BC coaches. Coaching is augmented periodically with additional guest and mentor coaches.

The curriculum is generated in alignment with current key concepts of play and point of emphasis from Canada Basketball and is formulated through consultation with Basketball BC and Canada Basketball staff 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 BC Staff, Provincial Program Coaches, Canada Basketball Staff, and Club and University coaches. This process considers practice, games, and overall training and performance data. The selection model is based on Canada Basketball's targeted athlete identification criteria.

The plan for these targeted athletes includes on court training, plus additional time focusing on strength, core, mental, nutrition, and athletic development, by our Integrated Support Team (IST).

The Basketball BC High Performance Staff further assesses 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 Canada Basketball as essential in the overall development of the athlete. Within POD Training, each athlete receives an individual training program that will be helpful in targeting those areas.




2018 POD Program Coaches
Metro Van (West Van) Girls - Shaun McGuinness
Fraser Valley Girls (Langley) - Cheryl Jean-Paul
Kelowna Girls - Lisa Nevoral
Boys - Aaron Muhic


​Participants receive:
  • high level instruction and training from trained/certified coaches and trainers
  • Under Armour clothing package
  • Training Log Book
  • Canada Basketball Training Handouts
  • Pacific Sport Athlete Carding (for qualifying athletes only)

Program Questions?
Girls contact: Shaun McGuinness
Boys contact: Joe Enevoldson


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?