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Team BC - 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)

 
Welcome to the Registration Site for Team BC Player Selection Camp for the
Whitehorse 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
 
           
 
 
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PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY.  NO "WALK-INS" ACCEPTED.
Registration is open from January 15 - until midnight, Wednesday March 20, 2019
 
***   REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, MARCH 24th  ***
 
 
Selection Camp Dates:  April 5-7, 2019.
Location:  Matsqui Recreation Centre, Abbotsford, BC
 
 
The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), through the oversight and coordination of its Provincial Hockey Committee, will host a three-day Player Selection Camp in Abbotsford, BC from April 5 - 7, 2019 to evaluate and select the province’s top Indigenous male and female hockey players to represent British Columbia at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).  The 2019 NAHC will be held Whitehorse, Yukon from May 6 - 12, 2019.
 
Team BC is represented by ONE MALE TEAM and ONE FEMALE TEAM - Each composed of the top bantam/midget aged* players from across BC.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TRYOUT?
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:
 
  • Male: Midget and Bantam age, as of the 2018/19 competitive season (born 2001 to 2005)*
  • Female: Midget and Bantam age, as of the 2018/19 competitive season (born 2001 to 2005)*
  • Resident of British Columbia (out of province players registered at a Full Time Hockey Academy in BC may be eligible to try out for BC via the NAHC Academic Residency Form)
  • Be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).  Acceptable proof of ancestry includes Status Card, Treaty Card, Métis Nation BC Card, Inuit or Inuvialuit identification.  For those without an identification card, a formal Declaration of Ancestry may be completed with supporting documentation (form available upon request).
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey.  (Players currently not registered with BC Hockey may be registered via this camp for an additional fee of $40.)
 
*NOTE: this is a program primarily for Midget aged hockey players (born 2001-2003), but Bantam age players are eligible to compete in the NAHC. As a competitive selection camp, Midget and Bantam players will be competing amongst one another for a position on the team. For safety reasons, bantam aged players (born 2004-2005) must be approved by the coaching staff before they can participate in the camp. The coaching staff will consider the player’s size and competitive experience in rendering a decision.
 
 
HOW MUCH IS THE CAMP FEE?
The Camp Registration Fee per player for the 2019 season is $120. Fee includes a Team BC Selection Camp practice jersey.  
Payment via PAYPAL is available.  We will also accept cheques or money orders (payable to BCAAFC) for payment. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 
IF I AM SELECTED TO TEAM BC, WHAT IS THE TEAM BC FEE?
Families should be prepared for the Team BC fee to fall within the range of $500-$750 per player.  We are still in the process of determining funding support for the program to try to keep the fee as low as possible.  Every player registering for the Selection Camp is required to acknowledge their awareness that the Team BC fee will be in the range of  $500-$750 CND (TBD ASAP) and verify that should they be selected to Team BC, they will be prepared to submit their payment of the fee (in form of cheque or money order payable to BCAAFC) before end of day (5PM PST), April 7th, 2019 (the final day of the selection camp). 
 
*Team BC players are selected on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Player Selection Camp. Players selected to Team BC must be prepared to provide a cheque for their Team BC fee directly to Team BC Staff upon selection (i.e. athletes must come prepared to provide a cheque on the Sunday should you be selected to the team as the fee will be due immediately).
 
WHAT DOES THE TEAM BC FEE COVER?
The Team BC fee includes 2019 NAHC registration fee, Team BC apparel, flight from YVR Vancouver to Yukon, Whitehorse, accommodations in Yukon, ground transportation to/from competition venue, two meals/day while in Yukon.
 
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEAM FEE?  (i.e. what additional monies may be required if I/my child made Team BC?)
Players are required to handle their own travel arrangements to/from meeting their Team BC in Vancouver to travel together as a team to Yukon and return home from Vancouver upon returning May 13th, 2018. The travel arrangements from Vancouver to Yukon will be announced soon. Note: If travel arrangements are handled via air charters, athletes are responsible for any 'baggage fee' that may be required by the airline. All meals needed en route to Yukon or return to Vancouver (the travel days) are the responsibility of the athlete (e.g. purchasing a meal for the plane ride).  Players will also required daily lunch money to purchase one meal/day and any spending money they may wish to have.
 
PLEASE VISIT THE FAQ TAB FOR ANSWERS TO ADDITIONAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. The event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country. Team BC is represented by ONE MALE team and ONE FEMALE team which comprise the top bantam/midget aged players from across the province.
 
Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC)
I·SPARC is a consortium of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, First Nations Health Authority, and Métis Nation BC. As the stewards of BC’s Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy, I·SPARC works with First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, schools and other sport and physical activity stakeholders to deliver community-based programs designed to promote active lifestyles and support the desire for transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous communities, families and individuals across BC.
 
For more information about the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and/or I·SPARC, visit www.isparc.ca ,
or contact: Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport,  teambc@isparc.ca
 
 
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For more information on the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council visit
www.isparc.ca or find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ISPARC.BC/
 
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