Women's Train to Compete
For Trial Registration information, please select a region link below.
There are 4 regions in BC that participate in the Train to Compete (formerly Super Series) Program:
Interior (Okanagan & Kootenays)
Island (Victoria and MidIsland)
Northwest (Vancouver and Northshore)
Southeast (Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, etc.)
Important Dates for 2012-2013 Regional Program:
Trials: Specific trial times, locations and dates will be posted in each regional page.
Program start: Check your regional page
Train to Compete Tournament: April 26-28, 2013 at UBC
Team BC Invitation to Selection Camp: May, 2013
- 6 hours of on-field skills training with certified FHBC coaches and guest coaches
- 14 hours of game play and competition focus
- PC skills, basic tactics, feedback
- Fitness and Injury Prevention Program
- Possible selection to FHBC Team BC
Trial and competition attendance is mandatory. If for any of the following reasons, an athlete cannot attend trials, the parent and athlete must contact the High Performance Manager prior to the trial and/or competition in order to be considered for selection. If the selection committee does not have a reason for non-attendance the athlete will be not be selected to the squad.
- Injury* or sickness, family emergency
- Academic ** (school trip or exam that directly conflicts with trials)
- Other exceptional circumstances*** may be taken into consideration
*In the case of an injury, athletes must provide a doctor’s or physiotherapist’s note at trial indicating the athlete’s medical condition and his/her potential return to play date. This is especially important with major injuries (ie. ACL rehab). In the above cases, the athlete’s evaluation from the previous year’s regional and provincial programs will be considered. However, if the athlete does not attend either trial, there is no guarantee they will be selected to the squad.
** Documentation from a school representative with trip or exam details must be provided to the High Performance Program Manager for consideration.
*** Details must be provided to the High Performance Program Manager to then be reviewed by the High Performance Committee.
Regional Trial Selection Process:
Zone representatives, FHBC staff, and regional coaches carry out the selections. The format is designed by FHBC professional staff and implemented by the Regional Squad coaches and volunteers. The format includes the following components:
Decision making in outnumbered situations
Small games (3v3, 4v4 and 5v5)
Emphasis for selection is based on basic technical skills, decision making under pressure, off-ball movement, athletic ability, offensive and defensive skills, and ball control.
The selection committee does not have access to rankings from previous years, or from club coaches. The athlete evaluations are based on trial performance.
The selection committee always consists of the following:
The on-field staff often consists of FHBC staff, volunteer parent coaches and Regional Coaches not experienced in squad selection.
Provincial Team Selection Process:
During the Train to Compete Program, Regional Coaches will compile a grade/ranking and comments for specific skills categories, tactics and fitness scores for each of their athletes. This evaluation form is given to the Team BC selection team prior to the finals weekend. The selection team consists of the provincial coaches for the specific age-group and staff from FHBC. There is dialogue and feedback between the selection team and the Regional coaches during the finals weekend to identify the top athletes for Team BC. The athletes who are invited to play for Team BC will be posted on the FHBC website in the week following the finals weekend.
For more information on the Regional and Team BC Selection Criteria, click here.
Eligibility Notes and Older Age Group Policy:
In rare circumstances, athletes may apply to the High Performance Committee to be considered for selection in an older age category. However the athlete must be ranked within the top tier in the province at the higher age group. For example, a grade 9 athlete who wishes to play for the Train to Compete Team BC age group must be ranked high on their Train to Train provincial team from the previous summer. The current season’s evaluation will also be considered. The decision will go to the High Performance Committee for consideration and the athlete and parent will be contacted.
This process needs to take place prior to trials.
The High Performance Regional Program Tournament has historically attracted domestic, university and international scouts, and we expect the finals weekend of the Regional Program to be the same, since it is the premier competitive opportunity for our Train to Compete stage athletes.