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Canadian Women's National Team Tryouts
This year is a year for financial restraint if we
want to operate all our women's programs. We will continue to operate the "A",
"B", Junior and Youth Programs but all will be charged to operate with tough
At this date we can say that the "A" Team Program
will end after the World Championships (early September) with the expectation to
come together in May of 2003 and stay together for the entire year. The reason
for this is that the qualifications tournaments for the Olympic Games will occur
in October, 2003 and in January, 2004. Our team is a young team and needs the
international playing and training experience, so staying together will greatly
assist any chance for our success.
>From the Selection Camp in May,
12-16 athletes will be selected for the Senior "A" Team, some of which may train
with the "B" program in May-June. Athletes will be training until the World
Championship process ends, around early to mid September. In spite of the
financial difficulties I am pleased with the training and competitive program
that we will offer our athletes to prepare for the World Championships. Making
the traveling roster for this year's team will be very competitive.
"B" Program for 2002 will take place, again with financial restraints, in May
and June for our athletes. It is felt that training during this period will give
a competitive phase to this program which has not been offered in other
years. Our "B" team will play Japan, Puerto Rico, and Canada "A" in a
Pre-Canada Cup tournament before the main Canada Cup with Puerto Rico, Japan and
Australia. Naoki Miyashita will train the "B" team athletes during the May and
The "B" Team athletes (8-10 will be selected) will train
from the May Selection Camp until the end of Canada Cup on June 17th. Our "B"
athletes are eligible for a Sport Canada Card which will give the selected
athletes tuition (if attending a Canadian educational institution + $1500). In
order to receive this funding from Sport Canada our athletes have to involve
themselves in a minimum of 30 days of training.
Any athletes selected
for the "B" team will have to pay for their own food costs, after the selection
camp period and until July 17th. Team Canada will cover the accommodation costs
at residence or the equivalent in one of the NT apartments. There are cooking
facilities available in residence which will help to alleviate these costs, if
you should decide to do your own cooking.
We understand that these dates
will affect our Canadians who are attending US based schools. It is hoped that
these athletes would find a solution of, at least attending, the selection camp,
to get identified and gain a "foot in the door" for the 2003 National Team and
beyond. Some of our older athletes on the "A" Team may decide not to take part
in the final Olympic process and 12-14 athletes will be asked to stay for the
entire year of 2003-2004. For those that can stay and train for the "B" training
in May and June of 2002, it would greatly assist their chance for selection in
2003. In order to maximize gaining international competition and training
involvement in the "B" training program is important.
1 May 1 - 10 Pre Camp
This camp is
for all those "A" athletes who were carded during the 2001 Year and who played
with CIAU teams + those that did not play overseas. Training will be 1 x per day
+ some physical training with Kari. This should compliment the physical training
that you are doing to prepare for the summer. Any athletes who feel they are
going to have difficulties with this to contact the coach. However, I am
considering this a compulsory camp unless there are extenuating
I will contact those athletes that are overseas and
coordinate when they are ready to come in for training. The purpose of this camp
is to have athletes ready for the pounding of selection camp and
Athletes who were "A Team" carded will receive CAAP monies
for May to assist them in the cost of this training. Greg is looking at cheap
accommodation, residence, apartments, etc.. These accommodation costs + meals
will be organized and financed by the athletes for the Pre-Camp period.
Athletes who were "B Team" carded can come to this camp but costs will
have to be covered by them. We will assist in finding accommodation, either at
residence or in one of the team apartments.
I can make it open to other
athletes. If other athletes want to come in, they must contact me
PHASE II May 13 - 17 Selection Camp
- Winnipeg "A" & "B" Teams
I expect about 20 athletes for the "A Team"
try out and about the same for the "B Team" tryout. All athletes will be
considered for the "A" program during the first two days. Then athletes will be
divided into the "A" and "B" programs and final selection. After this decisions
will be made, on a daily basis, regarding the athletes and their involvement for
Team Canada will cover the airfare of all 2001 (A & B, not
Junior) carded athletes who are coming in for the Pre-Camp or the Selection
Camp. This will bring the athletes in for training (from a Canadian
destination). Greg is the contact to book your ticket (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is NO OTHER OPTION you cannot book your ticket yourself, unless
approved by Greg.
All new athletes, coming to the selection camp, will
pay their own travel costs. If these athletes make the "A Team" they will be
reimbursed. New athletes making the "B Team" will not have their airfare
reimbursed. However, for next year year's selection camp they will have their
travel paid to attend the camp. Athletes coming for the camp should plan to
arrive on Sunday the 12th and depart on the morning of the 18th. If you are
selected then there will be assistance to change your tickets if you book your
Ruth Weibe Bonaventure Travel
or 1-204-488-6653 email email@example.com.
suggest that all athletes attending camp use Ruth unless they are flying on
points or have another agency which will assist them if changes are
Fees for Selection Camp:
- No cost for
carded "2001 A Team" athletes
- Cost for "2001 B Team" athletes - $100.
This covers room and board in the residence. If no residence is needed then
there is only a $50 cost.
- Cost for new athletes (for both programs) is $250
for the Selection Camp. This covers room and board in residence. If athletes can
find their own residence in Winnipeg during the camp and cover their own food,
then the cost for attending the camp is $100.
May 20 - 30 - Training in Winnipeg
May 30 - June 7 -
Training in Halifax with Japan
June 8-11 - Pre-Canada Cup with "B" Team in
June 13-16 - Canada Cup Winnipeg (JPN, AUS, PUR)
June 18 21
- Training with Australia
June 22 - July 1 - Leave for America's Cup in
July 1-7 - Argentina in Winnipeg
July 8 - 14 -
PHASE IV World Championship Preparation
15 - 31 - Training in Winnipeg
Aug 1 - 10 - France in Canada (TBD)
8-10 - NTCC in Winnipeg
Aug 16-18 - Alumni Party in Winnipeg
V World Championships
Aug 20-22 - Leave for Pre World
Training in the Czech Republic
Aug 28 - Arrive in Schwerin
Aug 30 - Vs
Aug 31 - Vs Cuba
Sept 1 - Vs Korea
Sept 2 - Vs Romania
- Vs Netherlands
Sept 4 - 8 - (2nd round). Top 3 make it to the next round.
Sept 9 -14 - 3rd Round Top 8
Sept 15 - Training Finished for the year
DEADLINE FOR REPLY
I would like to know your
intention to commit to the Program, beginning with the Pre- Camp and/or
Selection Camp by April 1, 2002. Please contact me with your thoughts as soon as
you are able.
The next few years will be important for Canada
and its athletes. Your commitment now and for the future of this quadrennial is
essential. I hope that you will consider this thought in your long-term goal
setting and your decision to be part of Canada's National Team program .It
begins with trying to be a part of these programs this summer. Being an
international volleyball athlete will take many years of hard work and very few
make it of their first try. Gaining experience on the "B" or "A" programs is the
key to becoming an internationally recognized athlete. We feel our women's
program is on the right course to develop both you, as an "athlete", and you, as
a "person". Together we can have international successes if we decide to work
hard at what we think is our passion and dream! Good luck and I look
forward to seeing your smiling faces this May. All the best,
Director of Women's
Head National Women's Team Coach
145-52313 RR 232
Park, Ab T8B 1B7 Canada
1-780-417-7094 Fax: 1-780-417-7096
April 15, 2002
Team Canada Volleyball Center
C/o University of
158 Frank Kennedy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
204474-7203 Fax: 204-474-7672
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