Campbell River hockey product Paige Beauregard has been selected to a strength and conditioning camp for the top 40 U16 players in the province.
Beauregard was selected to the BC Hockey Island Zone team and attended a camp in April in Salmon Arm where she impressed enough to be selected for the Under 16 Strength and Conditioning Camp in Richmond July 7-10 as part of the Female High Performance Program. BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at provincial, national and international events. The program delivers a message of the skills, attitude and dedication expected of a high performance athlete. It also allows skilled atheletes to identified in a systemic way across the country. The strength and conditioning camp in Richmond will also be attended by 40 U18 players.
At the Identification Camp in Salmon Arm in April, Beauregard performed well in her training as well as participating in a three-game tournament in which she got two goals in three games.
During the camp, according to BC Hocky, players participated in skills sessions, games, seminars and fitness testing. With a focus on skill development, player assesment and education for all participants, this camp gave players the opportunity to learn how to play with other teammates in a short term selection camp environment. This season, was the first year that players were evaluated and the camp used to select the top 40 athletes who will be invited to attend the Strength and Conditioning Camp in July.
The Female U16 Strength and Conditioning Camp is held in conjunction with the Female U18 Strength and Conditioning Camp. The participants will have the opportunity to work with the High Performance Program training staff at the Richmond Oval – a team that trains Olympians, Paralympians and elite athletes across a multitude of sports, including hockey.
At the camp, they will experience an elevated level of fitness testing, participate in seminars and be exposed to some off ice hockey skill training, working with the Team BC coaching staff.