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Selection Criteria: 2017/18 Provincial Team Programs

BC TALENT SQUAD (BCTS)

The program is designed for athletes in the "Training to Train" stage of the Canadian Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and is a "feeder" program to the BC Development Squad.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.    Results from the BC Midget Championships, BC Cup Series and/or Western Canadian Championships and/or recommendation from club head coaches.

2.    Boys: born in 2004, 2003 or 2002.

3.    Girls: born in 2004, 2003 or 2002.

4.    A minimum of two weekends of competition in the following events - BC Midget Championship, BC Cups, Western Canadian Championship or BC Championship events (2016-17 ski season).

5.    A commitment to improving their skills.

6.    A sufficient physical fitness level for participation in Talent Squad activities.

The squad size will be a maximum of 40 athletes.

BC DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (BCDS)

Squad members will be selected on the basis of their ski season performances at BC Cup competitions, Western Canadian Championships and the National Championships.

Selection Process:

1.    Based on the criteria, the CCBC Athlete Development (AD) Committee will determine the team nominations for 2017/18.

2.    The BC Development Squad (BCDS) will be selected before April 15th each year.

3.    Squad Membership will be for one year.

4.    Squad membership will not guarantee selection for any inter-provincial or national competitions.

5.    The AD Committee will consider "force majeure" in special circumstances.  Further to this, the Committee can make discretionary selections provided the athletes meet criteria #2 and 3.

Selection Criteria:

1.    The Squad size will be a minimum of 16 members.

2.    Squad membership will be restricted to athletes who were resident in BC, a BC/CCC racing licence holder, and a member of a CCBC club during the 2016-17 ski year.

3.    Squad membership will be restricted to athletes born in 2002, 2001 and 2000.

4.    Squad membership will include a minimum of six male and six female athletes.

5.    Medal winners (top 3 placings) in the individual events and top three aggregate winners (according to year of birth) at the 2017 National Championships – who do not meet the BCST minimum age criteria - will automatically be selected to the BCDS.

6.    The remainder of the squad will be selected based on the athletes best four results  (according to year of birth) in 2017 BC Cup, BC Championship and Western Canadian Championships individual races and by comparing the CPL and CSL points for each athlete.

7.    The AD Committee will compare athletes in different classes (gender, year of birth) by calculating the percentage the skier is off the national leaders of the class using the CPL and CSL. 

BC SKI TEAM (BCST)

Team members will be selected on the basis of their ski season performances at provincial, national and international competitions.

Selection Process:

1.    Based on the criteria, the AD Committee will determine the team nominations for 2017-18.

2.    The BC Ski Team (BCST) will be selected before April 15th each year.

3.    Team membership will be for one year.

4.    Team membership will not guarantee selection for any inter-provincial or international competition.

5.    The final CPL/CSL Points Lists will be used to determine selections.

6.    The AD Committee will consider "force majeure" in special circumstances.  Further to this, the Committee can make discretionary selections provided the athletes meet criteria #1 and 6. 

Selection Criteria:

1.    Team membership will be restricted to athletes who were:

       -  resident in and competed in BC; a member of a CCBC club and a BC/CCC racing licence holder during the 2016-17 ski year; or

       -  a permanent resident of BC that is temporarily residing out-of-province for educational purposes or to take part in the National Ski Team (NST) or National Development Centre (NDC) programs; a member of a CCBC club and a BC/CCC racing licence holder during the 2016-17 ski year.

2.    Team size will be restricted to NST (criteria #3) and NDC athletes (criteria #4) and up to 24 additional athletes.

3.    National Ski Team (NST) members for the 2017-18 ski year will automatically be selected.

4.    National Training Development Centre (NDC) athletes for the 2017-18 ski year will automatically be selected.

5.    National Championship age category medal winners (top 3 placings) and top three YOB aggregate award winners in 2017 (Juvenile B/G if born in 2001, Junior B/G, Junior M/W, U23 M/W) will be automatically selected provided they meet criteria #6 & #7.

6.    Team membership will be restricted to athletes born in 2001 or earlier.

7.    Athletes born in 1994 (past the maximum age for competing in the 2018 U23 World Championships) or earlier require special approval of the AD Committee in order to continue on the BCST Program, with the exception of NST and NDC athletes who will be accepted, as per criteria #1 and #2.

8.    To fill additional positions on the BCST, two thirds will be selected based on the 2016/17 Canada Points List (CPL) and one third will be based on the 2016-17 Canada Sprints List (CSL). An athlete will be selected based on their relative national ranking, according to gender, in their year of birth. The AD Committee will compare athletes in different classes (gender, year of birth) by calculating the percentage the athlete is off the national leaders of the class using the CPL and CSL.

2017-18 BC PARA-NORDIC SQUAD

Selection Process:

1.    Based on the criteria, the AD Committee will determine the team nominations for 2017-18.

2.    Squad membership will be for one year.

3.    Squad membership will not guarantee selection for any inter-provincial or international competition.

4.    The AD Committee will consider "force majeure" in special circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.    Recommendation from club head coaches.

2.    Born 1986 to 2003 inclusive.

3.    A minimum of one club or higher level "camp" experience during the 2016-17 season.

4.    A minimum of one weekend of competition in the following events – BC Winter Games, Regional Cup, Western Canadian Championships, or BC Cup (2015-16 ski season).

4.    A commitment to skill improvement.

5.    A sufficient physical fitness level for participation in PN Squad activities.

The squad size will be a maximum of eight athletes.

2017-18 BC PARA-NORDIC TEAM

Selection Process:

1.    Based on the criteria, the AD Committee will determine the team nominations for 2017-18.

2.    Squad membership will be for one year.

3.    Squad membership will not guarantee selection for any inter-provincial or international competition.

4.    The AD Committee will consider "force majeure" in special circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.    Recommendation from club head coaches.

2.    Born 1986 to 2003 inclusive.

3.    A minimum of two provincial and/or national training camp experiences during the 2016-17 season.

4.    A minimum of three weekends of competition in the following events - BC Cup, Western Canadian Championships, Eastern Canadian Championships, IPC Continental Cup, National Championships or IPC World Cup (2015-16 ski season).

5.    A commitment to a minimum of 250 sport-specific training hours during the 2017-18 ski season.

6.    A commitment to skill improvement.

7.    A sufficient physical fitness level for participation in PN Team activities.

The team size will be a maximum of six athletes.