Team BC


Team BC

The Provincial Team Program is part of the high-performance pathway and supports athletes and coaches working to reach their full potential in the sport.

As an extension of the Provincial Training Centre, the goal of Team BC is to identify, train, and develop athletes who are motivated to represent BC in domestic and international competitions. In previous years, Team BC athletes have travelled to Hawaii, California, and Croatia for training and competition. 

Program Objectives: 

  • To provide the best possible high-performance experience that helps athletes reach individual and team goals.

  • To select competitive Provincial Teams for development and competition opportunities.​

  • To develop high-performance coaches who are passionate about working with elite athletes.

Team BC Athlete Eligibility
  • Be a resident of British Columbia; and

  • Be registered with the Provincial Training Centre and in good standing with Water Polo West and Water Polo Canada.

  • Must acknowledge and adhere to the Water Polo West Code of Conduct and Commitment to Safe Sport.

  • Must not be subject to any disciplinary action or investigation of disciplinary action.

  • Must attend a Provincial Training Centre Evaluation Session.

  • Must submit Provincial Training Centre Athlete Profile.

If you plan to participate in the BCSSA, please review the athlete eligibility rules here. ​​​

Team BC Selection Criteria

​Athlete selection will be based on, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Technical competence (foundational and position-specific skills)

  • Fitness and physical capacities (speed, endurance, agility, aerobic capacity, mobility)

  • Tactical competence (decision-making, awareness, positional flexibility, reading the play)

  • Attitude (cooperation, receptiveness to feedback, adjustment to different skills and tactics, respect for players, coaches, officials, and support staff)

  • Team orientation (ability to connect with and respect teammates and coaches, influence team environment in a positive manner, demonstrate inclusivity and collaboration)

  • Competitive ability (temperament, resilience, commitment, performing under pressure, coping with obstacles, response to feedback)

  • Team balance (playing positions and age composition)

Team BC Selection Policy

For more detailed information on the Team BC Selection Policy, please visit this page. 

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. 

Potential Projects & Events for 2022-2023 Season:

  • Spring Break Training Trip (Australia) - March 11th to 24th, 2023 (TBC)

    • 17U, 19U​

  • Water Polo Canada National Provincial Championships (Montreal, Quebec) - July 6th to 9th, 2023 

    • 15U, 17U, 19U (TBC)​

  • Hawaiian Invitational Tournament (Oahu, Hawaii)  - July 31st to August 6th, 2023

    • 16U, 18U (TBC)​