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National Development Centre - BC

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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.   

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:

Athlete Carding

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.


Program Objectives: 

  • 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

  • Tactical development

  • Strength and conditioning

  • Mental performance

  • Sport nutrition

  • Rest, recovery, and injury prevention

  • Post-secondary recruitment

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.

Athlete Registration

Athletes can register for 2022-2023 Provincial Training Centre through RAMP

  • $150 per athlete

  • Athletes must attend at least 1 Evaluation Session to be eligible for Team BC selection.

  • More information regarding Team BC athlete eligibility and selection criteria can be found here.

  • The calendar for the 2022-2023 season can be found here


Please direct questions to

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