Yearwood snares camp invite

Oak Bay star among those heading to Toronto for women’s national age-group basketball assessment camp

Oak Bay’s Lauren Yearwood is among those invited to take part in the  women’s national age-group basketball assessment camp at Humber College in Toronto this month.

The camp offers a national training environment with international focus to top athletes 18 years and younger who have been selected through the national identification process.

Denise Dignard, director of women’s high performance, said the camp will provide the skills and knowledge that can be used towards the goal of becoming a world-class athlete representing Canada at the top international level.

“Having a pool of world-class coaches who are committed to the long-term development of podium athletes for the senior national team is a key contributor to our successful system.  When we gather individuals who are all striving for excellence, the energy is tremendous and sparks the passion for continued growth.”

Yearwood, a Grade 12 at Oak Bay High, has accepted a scholarship to play next year with the University of Oregon Ducks.

Women’s high performance coaches from across the country will provide leadership, including junior (U18) women’s national team head coach Rich Chambers (Terry Fox secondary) and 2014 cadette (U16) women’s national team head coach Carly Clarke (Ryerson University).

National team sport scientists, coaches and technical staff will conduct testing and training sessions, as well as assess the overall athlete pool to determine the areas of growth of the athletes as well as list of invitees for the March age-group camp leading towards the nominees to the 2015 summer cadette and junior national team program tryouts.

Silver medalist at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Colorado Springs, the junior squad has advanced to the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships for Women in Russia from July 16-26.

Canada is currently ranked fourth in the world in the FIBA women’s age-group rankings.

 

editor@oakbaynews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Santa’s Light parade glides through town on Saturday

Vancouver Island’s most popular Christmas parade is back for its 36th year

VIDEO: Innovating healthier homes

NZ Builders bring commercial concept into residential realm to improve energy efficiency and health

Concert band brings music to Monterey

Night of Music with dinner and music is Nov. 23 at Monterey Recreation Centre

Oak Bay High junior girls claim city, Island volleyball titles

The team heads for provincials this week in Surrey to take on 32 other junior teams

CF-18 lowered the boom over Saanich Sunday

Plane was arriving in Victoria region from Boise, ID

Oak Bay light up steeped in tradition

Nov. 26 event kicks off Christmas in Oak Bay

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

The Weather Network is calling for up to 200mm of rain to fall in some areas of the South Coast and Vancouver Island

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Running back propels Spectrum Thunder into first Subway Bowl final

Brandon Robbins scores hat trick of touchdowns

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Most Read