2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) of BC is pleased to announce the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps will be hosted in four locations across BC. Male and female Aboriginal youth softball players players born in years 1998-2003 are invited to participate.

Sanctioned by Softball BC and supported by the Province of BC, these Provincial Softball Camps will serve as ATHLETE IDENTIFICATION EVENTS to form “Team BC Development Squads” to train for and pursue participation in the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Athletes nominated to the Team BC Softball Development Squads will be expected to continue training on their own in the off-season and attend a mandatory spring training camp where the final Team BC NAIG roster members will be selected. The Team BC Athlete Selection Process document for softball will be released to participants via email.

Registration for these 2016 BC Aboriginal Softball Camps are open to eligible participants. No pre-qualification required.

ELIGIBILITY & AGES
The following 2017 NAIG age categories will be offered for this Team BC athlete selection event:
• U16 (born 2001 & later*) (MALE & FEMALE)
• U19 (born 1998 & later) (MALE & FEMALE)

To be eligible, athletes must be a resident of BC. Open to First Nations, Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit athletes. Proof of ancestry required (declaration of ancestry option available for those who do not possess status/Métis card).

*For safety reasons, Team BC is seeking youth born no later than 2003.

DATES & LOCATIONS
Athletes attend the camp location/date that works best for them. Athletes are not required to attend more than one camp but are permitted to do so if they wish. All camps will run 9am to 3pm. Water and snacks provided.

Camp 1) Saturday, August 13th – PENTICTON (Lions Park field located at 198 Warren Avenue West) *Registration remains open.

Camp 2) Sunday, August 14th – CHILLIWACK (Townsend Park 3 & 4) *Registration remains open.

Camp 3) Saturday, August 20th – NANAIMO (Pioneer Park)

Camp 4) Saturday, August 20th – PRINCE GEORGE (Spruce City Fastball Stadium- Males and Ron Wiley Park-Females)
Team BC NAIG Head Coaches for male and/or females will be at the camps and will evaluate athletes for all divisions/gender.

REGISTRATION
Reg Fee: $25/participant. The fee is payable by cheque or money order (MADE PAYABLE TO THE CAMP HOST – THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL)

Registration for CHILLIWACK AND PENTICTON Camp this weekend is being accepted.

Register by 4PM, Friday, August 12th for the August 20th camp
For online registration, please visit:
https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/provincial-softball-camps/

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