This year, Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program 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 2017 Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT), 2017 Development Women’s National Team (DWNT) and 2017 Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) 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.

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


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.

2017 JWNT

Athletes eligible for the 2017 JWNT must be born in 1998 or later;

2017 DWNT

17-25 years of age; see academic eligibility requirement below


All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen (Citizenship must be authorized by a valid Canadian passport).
  2. For the sport of Basketball – be at least 17 and less than 24 years of age as of January 1st in the year of the event. (FISU 2017 Athletes must be born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1999)
  3. Be a student who is currently officially registered proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country. a. status must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
  4. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in Canada or outside of Canada.

OR Be a former student who has graduated from a post-secondary institution who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.

*Graduation must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.

2017 SWNT

* Open age group

Eligible athletes interested in participating in the 2017 WNTP ‘Open ID’ must pre-register.

Please complete the attached Registration and Insurance form and return via fax at 416.614.9570 or electronically to no later than May 8, 2017.

Registration Form


East Coast
Coca Cola Court, Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ryerson University
50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2
Open ID Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Times: 3:00-6:00pm



West Coast
Saville Community Sports Centre
11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
Open ID Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Times: 2:00-5:00pm

Please note that all costs to attend and participate in the ‘Open ID session’ are the athletes’ responsibility. Athletes are also responsible for their insurance to participate.

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