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 linked directly with Canada Basketball's 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.

 

Fee:  TBA
(A 2017-18 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  You do not have to purchase the membership separately.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the POD Tryout registration)

 

Registration: ONLINE ONLY BY INVITATION (registration/payment information will be emailed to the selected athletes and parents)
Registration questions/problems?  Contact: Gail Wilson (9:00am-3:00pm Mon to Fri)

The POD Training program:

  • is for athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of 2017)
  • is by "invitation only" - athletes are required to try out for this program (see below for tryout information)  Note: Some athletes will receive direct invitations based on prior identification or evaluation through provincial team participation
  • is player focused and designed to help identified elite players reach their potential
  • is conducted in small groups (or PODS) and designed to meet the needs of the individual player
    • ​each pod is coached by an experienced certified Canada Basketball NCCP coach. Pod training sessions will also be complimented periodically with additional assistant, guest and mentor coaches
  • ​is based on a nationally developed curriculum, allowing room for individual coach input etc.
    • ​the curriculum is generated in alignment with current key concepts of play and point of emphasis from Canada Basketball
  • ​is intended to fit the needs of the individual athlete so there is some inherent variance in each pod as the athlete's needs vary
  • will have boys and girls training sites in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley and girls (only) training sites in Victoria, Kamloops, and Kelowna.  Other training sites may occur once selection process concludes.
POD Training includes:
  • on court individual skill and team training in a combination of small and large POD settings
  • off court training, strength, agility and quickness training, functional movement screening, mental training and nutritional workshops
​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

BENEFITS OF POD TRAINING

2017 POD Schedules - TBA


COACHES - TBA for 2017

POD MV Boys 
POD MV Girls 
POD FV Girls
POD FV Boys 

POD Victoria Girls 
POD Kamloops Girls 
POD Kelowna Girls 


POD Tryouts - TBA

For athletes entering Grades 10 -12 in the fall (ages 15 -17 by the end of 2017) - registrations will not be accepted for athletes outside the age requirement 

Fee:  $25
(A 2017-18 Basketball BC Athlete membership is required for participation.  You do not have to purchase the membership separately.  The membership fee of $15 will be added to the CP registration)

Registration: ONLINE ONLY  Registration will open in late June 2017
Registration questions/problems contact: Gail Wilson (9:00am-3:00pm Mon. to Fri.)

If the registration for your area is not open, please DO NOT register for a different area unless you plan to attend that tryout. Please ensure that you have registered your child for the correct tryout - only the athletes registered for the specific tryout will be allowed to participate.

Registration Deadline: TBA

Please register before the deadline - all participants MUST be registered to attend the camp
REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.


Metro Vancouver 

Location: TBA
Dates/Times: TBA


Fraser Valley - Langley (Girls) 

Location: TBA
Dates/Times: TBA


Victoria (Girls)  

Location: TBA
Dates/Times: TBA


Okanagan 

Location: TBA
Dates/Times: TBA


Program questions?
Program contact (girls): Shaun McGuinness
Program contact (boys): Joe Enevoldson


REFUND POLICY

 

Player and coach memberships
  • No refund - player and coach memberships are NON-REFUNDABLE
Player camps and Coaching clinics (including SuperConference)
  • 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 to the end of program/event
  • No refund - for partial participation
Centre for Performance/Regional Training Centre
  • No refund after the start of program.
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.
Club Championships and Step Your Game Up 3x3
  • Refund less an administration fee - up to 2 weeks before the start of the tournament or event.
Withdrawal due to injury (must have a doctor’s note)
  • Partial refund MAY be considered on a case by case basis. An administration fee will still be assessed.
Administration Fee
  • The administration fee for all refunds will be assessed at either $25 or 20% of the registration fee, whichever is the lower amount


Please send refund requests to Sherry Sommerfeldt.