The U12/14 POE (formerly High Performance Program) acts as a feeder for the Female U16 and U18 POE. Players, coaches and officials have the opportunity to progress throughout the programs. Club team coaches are encouraged to get involved with U12/14 and learn about high performance hockey within the Branch.
The Female U12/14 POE is the product of the Female Hockey Development model and considered developmental only, where no teams will be selected. The purpose of this camp is to introduce eligible athletes to high performance hockey with the focus being on-ice aspects of the game over the course of the two (2) days.
The inclusion of a U12/14 POE level is a result of BC Hockey adopting the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). Research shows that athletes aged 10 and 13 are considered a key age range in several skill and physical development phases. Using age and developmentally appropriate materials, the program will introduce key areas of on-ice skill development and off-ice training allowing them to be successful regardless of the path they choose within the game.