| Ridge Meadows Minor Ball Hockey Association: BC & Nat. Team Tryout Info.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING RMMBHA PLAYERS WHO HAVE MADE THE BC NATIONAL TEAMS:
U-15 BC Wolverines
U-17 BC Wolverines
U-19 BC Wolverines
Good luck to all the players from our association!
National Team Tryouts
Just wanted to give a quick update of the first BC tryouts to the WCMBHA Board and the Associations. At the end of this first report, there is an urgent press release I would like to get out not just to association’s but to their Directors of Coaching so it can get to the COACHES and to the PLAYERS!
First BC tryouts were held this past Sunday afternoon at the Hockey House in Langley. Leading up to it not that it was asked for but many players in the U17 and U19 divisions emailed or called to say had to work, etc but will be there for the other two. So in saying this, the first session turn out was pretty good. In the U19 I felt it was the best turn out for this division for an open tryout within the last three years. We had approx. 26, 5 of which were goalies. In the U17 another approx. 24-26 turned out, one goalie but know two others that were sick or working and others coming to the last two.
In the U15 it was a struggle start, we only had 16 out, four of which were goalies. As the U15 Head Coach was just announced the day before to the coach (Press Release for WCMBHA site will be up tonight), this age group is really a verbal draw as it is the first year of the program. We need to get the word out not just to association websites but needs to get it to the DOC, and those appropriate divisions coaches, managers and parents.
I would like all associations to please send this portion below directly to your DOC, so it can get to the teams in the MAJOR and MINOR AGED DIVISIONS. Thank you for your help in building a strong provincial team!
WCMBHA National Director
Got what it takes to play for your province?
BC open tryouts for U15, U17 & U19 are days away!
WCMBHA of BC is looking for players to keep a strong tradition going with our BC National Program. In the past we have won many medals traveling across Canada to various National tournaments and have shown the nation we know our ball hockey! We have seen many minor players in BC go on to be a part of Junior Team Canada over the last 6-8 years and have made our country proud with medaling in all divisions in the last three Junior Worlds, 7 of 9 have been World Gold.
If you got what it takes to play high calibre ball hockey at the national level and can travel to Oakville, Ontario for the 2013 CBHA Junior Nationals from July 30th to August 4th, this is your chance to show what you have. All players will be on their own expense for travel to Ontario, all players and family must stay in the team reserved hotel and in addition there are team players fees if you are chosen for the team. Open tryouts are for any ball hockey players within the age divisions/birthdates listed that are registered members within a WCMBHA association in BC and or the BCBHA Men’s Leagues.
***NOTE DAY OF TRYOUT:
• There is a one time non refundable $25 fee per player trying out(this covers all sessions whether you make one or all three sessions)
• All players trying out for Defense must bring/wear their own white or light color jersey, all players trying out as a forward must bring/wear their own dark (black, dark blue, dark green) colour jersey. All goalies can wear any color of their choice. All players will get a number on their helmets for tryouts.
• Bring your own water bottles
FIRST SESSION - PLEASE ARRIVE HALF HOUR BEFORE SESSION TIME TO FILL OUT FORMS)
All times below are dressed and ready for floor – DO NOT BE LATE!
U15 DIVISION (birth years 1998, 1999, 2000)
Sunday, April 7th 2:40pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 14th 2:40pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 21st 2:40pm to 4:00pm
U17 DIVISION (birth years 1996 & 1997)
Sunday, April 7th 1:25pm to 2:45pm
Sunday, April 14th 1:25pm to 2:45pm
Sunday, April 21st 1:25pm to 2:45pm
U19 DIVISION (birth years 1994 & 1995)
Sunday, April 7th 12:10pm to 1:30pm
Sunday, April 14th 12:10pm to 1:30pm
Sunday, April 21st 12:10pm to 1:30pm
Look forward to another great turn out and good luck to all!
Call for interested Evaluators for the BC National Program
Help select the players that will go for gold in Ontario
WCMBHA of BC is looking for individuals within our Minor Ball Hockey Associations to help with evaluating players at our upcoming tryout sessions. If you feel you have an eye to spot talent and what it takes to build a high level competitive team, we would like to have you out and help the Head Coaches and Program Director at the following U15, U17 & U19 Open Tryouts.
Sunday, April 7th from 12:30pm, Sunday, April 14th from 12:30pm, Sunday, April 21st from 12:30pm
All the sessions are at the Langley Hockey House Arena located at #107 20740 Mufford Crescent, Langley, BC. If you are interested please contact Gary Slavin, BC National Program Director by April 2nd at firstname.lastname@example.org If you can not come out for the entire 3.5 hour session, we can still use you for each division for an hour or so per day. The more input the stronger our BC teams will be! Please specify in your email your commitment for each session, your association you are from and your background/experience in ball hockey.
WCMBHA National Program Director
Call for Head Coach Position for BC U15 rep team
Re-Posted on 03/12/2013
BC National Ball Hockey Program
WCMBHA of BC’s goal is to build a program that is recognized as the best not only in our province but across the country. We have a reputation of competing, with the teams we have sent, at a high level in all the past Junior National divisions. Not only have we built a reputation on the floor, but also outside of the arena. We have sent many teams across the country and have always had positive feedback on how well the players behaved throughout the entire trip and respected the cities that we have visited.
With the upcoming 2013 Junior Nationals coming up this summer in Oakville, Ontario- the WCMBHA of BC Executive have notified CBHA that our province will be sending one team in each division to the Nationals. We are taking applications for coaches interested in the U15 (players born 1998 & 1999) Division. This team will be based on overall tryouts hosted by WCMBHA of BC for this age group and players will be selected to this team after an invite tryout session is completed. The Head Coach position is a one year term commitment, which is a great start to get in to the program for posted positions in future years as well.
WCMBHA Press Release
(Monday, March 18, 2013)
Two BC Coaches named for upcoming Nationals in Ontario
On behalf of WCMBHA and all our members in BC, it is with great pleasure to announce two of our Head Coaches to our BC National Program. These coaches have shown over and over again the dedication they have to minor ball hockey. They have the full respect of their home associations and have contributed instrumental amounts of time to the game.
Appointed to the U17 BC Thunder provincial team is Dave Weloy from Maple Ridge, BC. Dave has been coaching high level ball hockey starting at his first WCC tournament in 2007. In 2010 he came on board as an Assistant Coach with the U15 West Coast Wolverines where the team won National bronze in Waterloo, Ontario. He continued in the Assistant role at the 2011 Nationals with the U15 team coming up short by one goal in the bronze game against Edmonton after beating the 2011 National champions Beeton, Ontario and knocking them down to the B pool that year. In 2012 Dave was appointed as Head Coach if the second U17 BC team entered at the Nationals held in Vernon, BC. With tight scores in the round robin, his team went on to beat Saskatchewan in the bronze game. Dave is a well respected coach at all levels of play and has full respect for all his players and staff on and off the floor.
Appointed to the U19 West Coast Express is Roy Shortridge of Delta, BC. Roy’s demeanor and humour along with his knowledge of the game has taking him to many “big games” over the years. Roy played 17 years of mens ball hockey before moving on to the minor side as a Coach. Roy has seen his fair share of WCC tournaments and in 2010 became an Assistant Coach with the U15 West Coast Wolverines. A bronze at the Nationals in 2010, he came back as a father/spectator at the 2011 Nationals in Saskatoon where he continued to scout talent. In 2012 Roy was appointed as Head Coach of the A U17 team at the Nationals in Vernon, the Thunder came home with a National silver. Roy looks forward to the first tryouts and being apart of building this team for the road to Ontario. He is excited to work with this age group and knows the talent these players bring with them as they have played through the system. On and off the floor Roy is always focused on developing new players and always encouraging players he has known for years.
The U15 Head Coach position is currently taking applications until March 28th. We look forward in the coming weeks to announce the U15 Head Coach. Our teams will be traveling to Oakville, Ontario to compete against other provinces for national gold. As well as competing as provincial teams - players will be scouted and evaluated by Team Canada Staff for the team selections for U16, U18 and U20 Worlds that will be held next year in Slovakia. Open Tryouts for the BC teams will be posted and announced to Associations in the coming days. As a note, we are looking at the first being Sunday, April 7th. Watch for updates at www.wcmbh.com and your local Association websites for info on our BC National Program and tryouts. The Nationals are from Wednesday, July 31st to Sunday, August 4th.
Yours in sport,
WCMBHA BC National Program DIrector
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