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36 athletes attending women’s high performance national team age group assessment camp

U16 Women


Mar 24, 2023

TORONTO, ON (March 24, 2023) - Canada Basketball announced Friday that 36 athletes from across the country will participate this weekend in a Women’s High Performance National Team Age-Group Assessment Camp at Niagara College from March 25-29, 2023.

The objective of the camp is to provide a national training environment with an international focus to top identified athletes in a variety of age groups ranging from those born in 2004 and later.  At the camp, national team coaches, sports scientists and technical staff will work to identify athletes who will be invited to the next stage of the 2023 age-group programs later this summer.

Athletes will also participate in workshops on mental performance, as well as various aspects of athlete performance, including strength and conditioning, rehab and recovery, as well as nutrition.

Players selected to participate in this camp were identified based on their performance during regional identification camps, high school seasons and club competitions.  Additionally, Canada Basketball is also hosting an Open ID tryout session for any athlete born in 2004 or younger this Friday, March 24th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Lakeshore Campus Gym (3246 Lake Shore Blvd W).

Athletes born in 2004 or later will be assessed for participation on the U19 team, which will compete this summer at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023 in Madrid, Spain from July 15-23, 2022.  Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Athletes born in 2007 or later will be assessed for their participation on the U16 team, competing at the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2023 (June 12-18, 2023 at a location TBD). In their last appearance at the FIBA U16 Americas Women’s Championship, Canada also earned a silver medal in 2021 in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Canada is currently ranked 5th overall in the FIBA women’s age-group rankings, presented by Nike, up three spots following the conclusion of the FIBA 2022 Youth Events.