BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events.
Although the percentage of athletes who actually experience international competition is very small, the program plays a valuable role in delivering a message of the skills, attitude and dedication expected of a High Performance athlete. In addition, it allows athletes who possess these skills to be identified in a systematic way across our country.
The BC Hockey Female High Performance Program is incredibly important as a goal for gifted female athletes that do not yet have the opportunities of Junior and professional hockey that the males do.
The Canada Winter Games and BC Winter Games are events that are outside of the jurisdiction of BC Hockey and may result in differing player eligibility requirements.
The current BC Hockey Female High Performance Program contains three categories:
BC Athlete Assistance Program and CSCP Targeted Athlete List
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.
Program Description and Guidelines
Canadian Sport Centre Pacific
BC Athlete Assistance Program
1. Coaching and Administration
2. Strength and Conditioning
3. Mental Training
5. Off Ice Skill Development