Provincial 15s Women's Academy
The Butchart Gardens Women’s Provincial Rugby Academy - British Columbia
BC Rugby established a High Performance Academy for women in the fall of the 2006 season for talented junior rugby players identified as potential, future National Team players . The initial intake of athletes from BC came from the 2006 Under 17 Women’s program and was restructure in 2008 to include the Senior Provincial Women and targeted provincial and national level athletes from age grade and development programs.
The Academy program is linked directly to LTAD principles and offers its members core skill training as well as a variety of enhancement programs with National Coaches and Professional Sport Consultants, designed for educating and developing the potential national team player. The Academy program does not field a specific competing team.
The Academy program provides for the following:
· Core skill technical development
· Tactical and strategic decision making
· Individual player tracking and evaluation
· Monitored Conditioning programs
· Performance enhancement workshops on fitness, core stability, flexibility nutrition, sports psychology, time management and organisation
From the inaugural U17 player intake of 2006, 8 players have represented Rugby Canada at the U20 level while 2 players have played for the NWL Senior BC Women’s Team.
The Academy is managed by:
Provincial Coach and Development Manager
BC National Rugby High Performance Centre Manager
British Columbia Rugby Union