Team Canada Select and Youth Programs
The NTCC program, for the first time, will combine 2 age groups of the elite/provincial team programs in one venue over 6 days. Hosted in Edmonton, AB at the Saville Centre, from July 15-19, 2015, the elite championship will bring together the best athletes and coaches representing their province/territory and culminate in a National elite championship.
From the championships, the top athletes will be identified and selected to represent Canada as part of the Select and Youth National Team program.
The Select (16/17U) and Youth (17/18U) Team Canada Program provides an environment of excellence in Canada to expose identified athletes to international level of education, training and competition early in their career.
“It’s great to see the expansion of our volleyball elite championship program to include the 16U division and the broadening of the selection process for the next generation of national team athletes,” said Volleyball Canada men’s team head coach, Glenn Hoag. “This is an important step in the pathway to the senior team, and I’m looking forward to seeing the feedback from our development coaches on these athletes from across the country.”
Athletes born in 1998 or later
Selection/NTCC: July 15-19*
Training/Tournament: July 20-25
Number of Athletes: Up to 40
Location: Edmonton, AB
Program Fee: $1200
*17U teams will compete in the 18U division from July 15-17
Athletes born in 1997 or later
Selection/NTCC: July 15-17
Training and Competition: July 18-25
Number of Athletes: 12
Location: Edmonton and Des Moines, IA
Competition: US HP Championships*
Program Fee: $1200
*Must be a Canadian citizen, have a valid Canadian Passport to travel to US HP Championships
Athletes selected to a Select or Youth National Team program may receive extensive additional support and services through the VCCE program (or VC approved program). Services may include individual and small group coaching/mentoring through the VCCE, strength and conditioning services, and support to develop a flexible academic schedule to accommodate training needs. The value of subsidies and services offered will range but could be up to $3000 per athlete depending on the region and needs of the athlete.
Identification and Preparation for the NTCC’s:
Athletes interested in being identified for the Team Canada Elite program should contact their Provincial Volleyball Association for Provincial/Territory Team selection process and key dates. Winter 2015 VCCE programs are open for registration in your area to ensure you are ready to be part of these exciting new opportunities.
See Athlete Selection Criteria Tool HERE