High Performance in BC
WHY: Individualized to the different athletes as each athlete will have different performance goals. As a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO), the objective of high performance is to develop athletes that will continue toward the Canadian National Team to be managed by the National Sport Organization (NSO), but to be ready to support athletes who train within the province if training is not centralized.
High performance needs to be outcome based and process driven. Taking a cyclical approach between the two concepts allows one to flow into the other, and then recycled repeatedly. Without results, high performance would not be attainable; without process, high performance would not be sustainable.
High performance also needs to be team oriented, yet individualized. Considering both approaches at different ends of a continuum, different athletes will fit in different areas of this continuum. High performance athletes have unique needs but also require team support, including from other players, coaches, clubs, and communities.
HOW: By combining these principles together, a high performance culture can be achieved by Badminton BC with the following motto: "Train Differently". This concept allows maximum flexibility for those in high performance to operate within their strengths, but also to keep them accountable by minimizing weaknesses as well. As high performance often requires team support to maximize individual strengths, working together is a priority.
WHAT: High Performance in Badminton BC focuses on supporting these concepts while allowing enough flexibility to evolve with time. As what has worked for high performance in the past may not be relevant today, it is necessary to remain adaptable to apply new trends and processes when appropriate.
Badminton Canada Long term Athlete Development
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Want to play for Team BC?
Team BC brings together the best badminton athletes, coaches, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games and Western Canadian Team Championships. Before each competition, Badminton BC conducts a series of trials to select the top athletes
The individuals selected to Team BC athletes are the next generation of junior national and national team athletes. Athletes are provided with enhanced training and competitive opportunities, science and medicine services and support with the goal of personal bests and podium performance at the Games.
How are athletes selected for Team BC?
Badminton BC sets the criteria and plans the selection process for Team BC in alignment with the sport technical package for badminton. Trials typically begin around nine months prior to the start of the Games, and will be well advertised on Badminton BC's website and social media channels.
How can being part of Team BC help athletes?
Team BC athletes are the next generation of junior national and national team athletes. They are provided with enhanced training and competitive opportunities, science and medicine services and support with the goal of personal bests and podium performance at the Games.
What is the “Team BC Program?”
The Team BC program is about building excellence. It is a collaborative effort of partners to prepare, select and service athletes to ensure optimal performance at the Games. The Province of BC provides funding for the program, which is managed by the BC Games Society with integration with Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific and Sport Med BC.
What are the Canada Winter Games?
The Canada Winter Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada and take place every four years.
What are the Western Canadian Team Championships?
Why is competing for Team BC important?
For some athletes, the Canada Winter Games or Western Canada Summer Games are a goal along the way to what they hope will be success in sport at major multi-sport Games including Olympic and Paralympic Games. For others, the Games are the goal, their personal dream. Competing for Team BC brings you one step closer to these dreams and provides athletes with the unique opportunity to get to know other Canadians and form a lifetime of memories in one of Canada's greatest celebrations of sport.