Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Basketball Camp for NAIG

Team BC Seeking Basketball Athletes for 2014 NAIG

Registration deadlines approaching!  Register now for the 2013 BC Aboriginal Regional Basketball Camps that serve as Phase 1 of the Team BC Tryout process.

 October 3, 2013 – Registration is still open for the 2013 BC Aboriginal REGIONAL Basketball Camps. These regional camps are the first of two phases for basketball players to try-out for a spot on Team BC to compete at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games to be held July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, SK.  Details below.

 PHASE 1: Attend ONE of the Regional Camps nearest you to be held either the weekend of October 19-20 or October 26-27. Players will go through a three (3) hour select format of drills/skills assessment with goal to be advanced to PHASE 2: The Invitational BC Aboriginal Basketball Provincial Selection Camp held December 20-22 in Langley, BC. 

 Eligible athletes are male and female players in the following age categories 

U14 (born 2000 to 2002), 

U16 (born 1998 to 1999), 

U19 (born 1995 to 1997). 

Regional Camp Format/Schedule

*Please note MALE athletes ONLY will be evaluated on Saturday and FEMALE athletes ONLY will be evaluated on Sunday. Schedule as follows.  

SATURDAY (Male athletes only) 

U14 – 8:30 to 11:30 AM

U16 – 12:00 to 3:00 PM

U19 – 3:30 to 6:30 PM  

SUNDAY (Female athletes only)

U14 – 8:30 to 11:30 AM

U16 – 12:00 to 3:00 PM

U19 – 3:30 to 6:30 PM  

HOW TO REGISTER? 

Read the details below first before proceeding! Registration deadline of Monday, October 14 for participation in October 19-20 camp; Deadline of Monday, October 21 for participation in October 26-27 camp). Here is the link to on-line registration:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

• Athletes must pre-register and submit camp registration fee prior to deadline of 4:00 PM of the Monday prior to the camp they are registering for (ie. Deadline of Monday, October 14 for participation in October 19-20 camp; Deadline of Monday, October 21 for participation in October 26-27 camp). 

 • Athletes may only register for and participate in their specific age category and gender for which they are eligible.

 • Regional camp registration fee is $10/person. See note below regarding Basketball BC membership. 

 • As a Team BC program, these camps are sanctioned by Basketball BC and athletes must have current Basketball BC membership to participate. Athletes who do not have current 2013/14 Basketball BC membership may purchase/renew their membership directly with Basketball BC or, they may purchase/renew their membership as part of their registration for the BC Aboriginal Regional Basketball Camp at $15/person. Athletes who played in high school system may already have current membership – see below under REGISTRATION FEE for more info. 

 • Athletes will be evaluated under the same format and evaluation tools at all camps. A Team BC Coach will be at each camp to lead the evaluations. 

 • Athletes will be informed by way of an invitation letter whether they have been advanced to the 2nd and final phase of the selection process (Provincial Camp – December 20-22 in Langley).

 REGIONAL CAMP (PHASE 1) LOCATIONS:

• Vancouver Island Region – PORT ALBERNI (Oct 19-20)

• Fraser Region – LANGLEY (Oct 19-20)

• Northwest Region – SKIDEGATE (Oct 19-20)

• Northeast Region A – TERRACE (Oct 19-20)

• Northeast Region B – STUART LAKE (Oct 26-27)

• Vancouver Coastal Region – NORTH VANCOUVER (Oct 26-27)

• Interior Region – KAMLOOPS (Oct 26-27)

 GENERAL: 

– Athletes must check-in NO LATER than 1 hour prior to their applicable time slot of their Regional camp. 

– Athletes will need to present their proof of Aboriginal ancestry (e.g. status/Métis card which also serves as their photo ID). Athletes who need to use the Declaration of Aboriginal ancestry will need to bring an alternate piece of ID (e.g. care card, passport, birth certificate).

– Athletes will need to bring a dark and a light coloured shirt. 

– Athletes are encouraged to bring their own basketball (clearly marked with their name) as there are only a limited number of spare balls available at these events. 

– Bring your own water bottle for refilling.

 REGISTRATION FEE: 

$10 /participant camp fee

$15 /participant Basketball BC 2013/14 membership fee for those who are not currently a member*

 * As this is a Basketball BC sanctioned event, all participants MUST be a member of Basketball BC. Contact Gail Wilson (gwilson@basketball.bc.ca or (604) 888-8088) if you are unsure of your current membership status. 

Click here to find our Athlete Selection Process document.
 For more information, please contact:
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council 

Peshaunquet Shognosh
Assistant Chef de Mission

Team BC – 2014 North American Indigenous Games

Email: pshognosh@bcaafc.com 

Phone: 778-846-3665 

Fax: 1-877-711-5594

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