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2013 Prospect Team

Fri, 11 Jan 2013

The selections for the new 2013 BC/YT Prospect Team have now been finalized.  This is a new initiative by the BC/YT Section Skater Development Committee with the purpose of identifying and developing new talent.

A little history on the creation of this team:  At the beginning of the season, as we watched the Pond to Podium Super Series events VISI and Victoria Day, we were struck once again by how many special and young talented skaters there are province wide.  So, instead of the Provincial Development Team and the Region Select Team, we decided to create a Prospect Team which will have more defined monitoring and development opportunities.

An audition camp was held following SummerSkate.  There were also options provided for coaches to send in video auditions to our Directors of Development.  All skaters at the Audition Camp received an assessment and indication if they qualified for either the A or B Team.  A Team will have access to our Kelowna and Whistler Camps as well as one on one coach mentoring and video analysis as requested.  B Team will have access to the Kelowna Camp and also the Whistler Camp if there is space. In addition, coach services as requested.

The concept of having these very young skaters (ages 8-11) skating together in a seminar with access to the Provincial Team and resources is a good way of taking development action earlier.

Click here to view the Team Lists for 2013