Team NB Early Elite

This summer, VNB will pilot the Team NB Early Elite program. The top 30-40 14U athletes will be selected to train alongside Team NB White and Green & Burgundy programs during the live-in Elite Camp (July 20th-24th) in Fredericton, NB.

Team NB Early Elite is athletes’ first encounter with the Team NB Elite Programs. This training camp brings the top athletes from each region to train with the Team NB coaches. Athletes will focus on enhancing technical skills and will be introduced to tactics and the importance of holistic athlete training (mental & physical training). There will be no further selections after the camp. Athletes will have a jamboree on the last day of camp. Athletes will not attend the Eastern Elite Championships.

 

PROGRAM14U Early Elite Camp
Athlete Eligibility2005 or later
# of athletes30-40

Identification and Selection Process

 

Step 1: Regional ID Camps

June 7th– Moncton

June 8th– Bathurst

June 9th– Fredericton

Step 2: Final ID Selection Camp

June 16th– Fredericton

 

Program Dates

July 20th-24th

 

Training Location

July 20th-24th Fredericton

-Train at Grant Harvey

OPTION 1:

– Overnight Camper: Stay & Meals (Breakfast & Dinner) at UNB Residence

OPTION 2:

– Day Camper: Only lunch provided. Drop off and pick up at Grant Harvey.

Program Fee

TBD

 

Local Competition

Event

 

Jamboree

Date

 

July 24th
Location

Grant Harvey Center

Fredericton, NB

Coaching Staff

Head Coach (Female)- Lauren Hale Miller & Natasha LeBlanc

Head Coach (Male)- Nic Boucher & Brad Mahar

Assistant Coaches (Female) – Gen Arseneau, Hannah Millier, Amy Appleby

Assistant Coaches (Male)- Connor McConnell

Special Guests- Monette Boudreau Carroll (U de M Head Coach) & Christine Biggs (UNB Head Coach)

 IDENTIFICATION PROCESS

There will be three open identification camps in Moncton, Fredericton, and Bathurst on the weekend of June 7th, 8th and 9th. These identification camps are run by Team NB coaches. Upon completion of these identification camps, all the selected athletes are invited to the final identification camp in Fredericton on June 16th, 2019. The athletes will attend two on court sessions and one testing session. Following the final ID camp, only the selected athletes will be invited to participate in the Team NB program. Athletes may be selected from the 14U tryout group. If an athlete is found capable to attend a tryout of a higher age division, it will be indicated on their invitation to the final tryout. This does not mean they are guaranteed a spot in this age division and does not take them out of the selection for their appropriate age division.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Head Coach, Assistant Coach (s) in consultation with the remaining Team NB coaches, external evaluators, mentor coach and Technical Director, will make athlete selections. The selection criteria should be outlined at the beginning of each selection camp.