High Performance

High Performance (HP) Program provides practices, camps, game opportunities, and other services including funding opportunities for those who play at the high competitive level. HP athletes are designated by BCWBS coaching staff. 

  • Wheelchair Basketball/CSC-PAC Sport Specific Criteria 2016-17 Season - coming soon
  • BC Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) - coming soon

Wheelchair Basketball/CSC-PAC Sport Specific Criteria (2015-16 season)

BC Wheelchair Basketball, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and the network of PacificSport Centres are committed to supporting BC performance athletes. We work closely with national and provincial sport partners to develop appropriate athlete eligibility criteria. The carding levels below are consistent with the athlete performance pathway in BC. Go to CSI Pacific website and find out more about services available to High Performance athletes.

Podium
*Athletes targeted by Podium Canada (Tier 1)

1. Must be current member in good standing of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
2. Must be working with a level 3 NCCP certified coach (minimum)
3. Must participate in a year-round training / competition program consisting of a minimum of 10 hrs / week and IST

Canadian Elite
*Athletes targeted by Podium Canada (Tier 2) and those who currently receive Sport Canada Athlete Assistance (AAP) Funding
1. Must be current member in good standing of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
2. Must be working with a level 3 NCCP certified coach (minimum)
3. Must participate in a year-round training / competition program consisting of a minimum of 10 hrs / week and IST

Canadian Development (Level 1 and 1A)
*Athletes who compete on the senior national team in eligible events, but do not receive Sport Canada AAP
*Athletes who have been targeted as Hot Prospects - expected to make the Sr National or Development Team within 1 year
*Athletes who have been targeted as Hot Prospects- expected to make the Sr National or Development Team within 2-3 years

1. Must be current member in good standing of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
2. Must be working with a level 3 NCCP certified coach (minimum)
3. Must participate in a year-round training / competition program consisting of a minimum of 10 hrs / week and IST

Provincial Development
(Level 2)
*BC athletes demonstrating the potential to meet "Canadian Development" according to wheelchair basketball specific development pathway
1. Must be current member in good standing of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
2. Must be working with a level 3 NCCP certified coach (minimum)
3. Must participate in a year-round training / competition program consisting of a minimum of 10 hrs / week and IST
4. Must be either:
4.1 - a current classifiable Senior Men's/Women's or Junior Provincial Team Member representing BC at the National Championships (as named by the provincial team coaches) with national team potential/aspirations and/or:
4.2 - be a non-carded developmental athlete in the National Athlete Pool and/or participate in a national team identification event/programs (Jr/Sr)
4.3 - be a "late entry" athlete pending minimal disability classification review
(Level 3)
1. Must be current member in good standing of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
2. Must be working with a level 3 NCCP certified coach (minimum)
3. Must participate in a year-round training / competition program consisting of a minimum of 10 hrs / week and IST
4. Must be a current Senior Men's/Women's or Junior Provincial Team Member representing BC at the National Championships (as named by the provincial team coaches)

Note: This level includes able bodied athletes that contribute to the performance / results of the provincial team programs at national championships but can not track to level 2 due to classification requirements

BC Athlete Assistance Program (AAP)

The AAP is a program funded by the Provincial Government, which provides a system of recognition and financial support for BC’s high performance athletes. The intent of the program is to “recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through a provincial sport organization and competing in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training and competition needs.

2016-17 Season AAP is currently under review. Eligible athletes will receive information later in the season.