National Development Centre - BC
National Development Centre - British Columbia
The National Development Centre - British Columbia (NDC-BC) is a contemporary sports environment that provides training and competition opportunities for athletes with provincial, post-secondary, and national team aspirations. The NDC-BC offers a holistic and integrated approach that follows the Long-Term Development pathway.
Development Pathway (Train to Train)
Performance Pathway (Train to Compete)
Training and competition are aligned with Canadian water polo technical and tactical foundations and supported by sports research to elevate athletes toward their water polo goals. The Provincial Training Centre will also serve to develop coaches and officials.
The Provincial Team Program (Team BC) is delivered through the NDC-BC. For competitions and events, athletes are selected for Team BC. For more detailed information on Team BC please visit this page.
National Team/Age Group National Team Eligibility
Players based in British Columbia and wishing to be eligible for selection to Water Polo Canada's Age Group National Teams must be registered with the NDC-BC.
Athlete & Parent Information Session
Click on the relevant link for a copy of power point document presented at the Athlete/Parent Information Session held on September 13th, 2022:
The information session was recorded and can be watched here:
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Athlete Carding will be managed through the Provincial Training Centre. For more detailed information and the Water Polo West CSI Athlete Criteria please visit this page.
Nurture the love of water polo and promote fun, development, and excellence in sport.
Develop a pool of aspiring athletes as part of the Provincial Training Centre’s Development and Performance Pathways, enhancing the depth and quality of athletes in the system.
Complement club training and provide additional resources to support athletes in pursuing the next level.
Provide encouragement and feedback to athletes at various stages of the Athlete Pathway.
Areas of Focus:
Technical skill development
Strength and conditioning
Rest, recovery, and injury prevention
National Development Centre - BC (Vancouver)
NDC-BC programming is primarily hosted at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre. Water Polo West is building relationships to expand training across different facilities.
Regional Training Centres (Kelowna and Victoria)
Water Polo West plans to expand PTC programming across BC and is seeking expressions of interest from potential athletes. Please fill out this Google Form to register your interest and receive more information on developing opportunities in Kelowna and Victoria.
Athletes can pay a deposit for 2023-24 PNational Development Centre through RAMP
$150 per athlete
Please direct questions to email@example.com