Canada Basketball to host Open ID Session’s for Women’s Team Program



Toronto, ON/Port Coquitlam, BC) – This year, Canada Basketball’s Women’s Elite Performance Program (WEPP) will hold National Open Identification Sessions for athletes wishing to be seen by the women’s national team program and national coaches. The sessions are geared for athletes having international potential who are eligible for the 2011 Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) and 2011 Development Women’s National Team (DWNT) programs.


Please note that this identification session is being added as an additional activity to the overall, currently existing, women’s national team talent identification system and process that is in place which includes assessment of athletes within national team program activities, national and/or provincial elite performance program activities, and tracking of athletes in schools and/or clubs. Best basketball hoops for kids and toddlers may improve skills of future professional athletes.


One National Open Identification session will be held in Ontario and the other in British Columbia. Athletes are only required to attend one of the two sessions (see details below).


Eligibility Details:


Please note that to be eligible to participate in international competition for any Canadian women’s national teams, all athletes must be a Canadian citizen and that citizenship must be authorized by a valid Canadian passport.


2011 JWNT:


Athletes eligible for the 2011 JWNT must be born in 1992 or later;


2011 DWNT:


Athletes eligible to for the 2011 DWNT must be no less than 17 and no more than 25 years of age on January 1st of the year of the Universiade (FISU Games) therefore for the 2011 FISU Games, athletes must be born between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1993.


Be a student who is registered for and pursuing a full programme of study leading towards a degree or diploma at a post-secondary institution.


a. status must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
b. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in Canada or outside of Canada.
c. or Be a former student who has graduated from a post-secondary institution as a student in good standing, in the year preceding the event.
*Graduation must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
Eligible athletes interested in participating in the 2011 WNTP ‘Open ID’ must pre-register by completing the registration and insurance form, which can be found on


Please complete the forms and return via fax at 416.614.9570 or electronically to no later than Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm EST.




Date/ Location/ Address/ Time


Thursday, May 26, 2011/ Terry Fox Secondary School/ 1260 Riverwood Gate Port Coquitlam, BC /6:00 – 9:00 pm PST


Friday, May 27, 2011 University of Toronto/ 55 Harbord St. Toronto, Ontario/ 6:00 – 9:00 pm EST


Please note that all costs to attend and participate in the ‘Open ID session’ are the athletes’ responsibility.


Please check-in for registration outside the gym starting at 5:00 pm and no later than 5:30 pm

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