Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce its national teams for the 2017 / 2018 season. Team selection is based on results from two national team selection events and the Canadian Championships held in the previous season. Racquetball Canada names athletes to an elite team and a development team based on rankings from those events.
Most of the national elite team members are veteran athletes with a history of success at the national and international level. Several have been on the podium for Canada at various international events over the past few years.
"We have some new players who have worked hard in the past year and have made the national teams," said Geri Powell, Racquetball Canada's Administrator of High Performance and Sport Development. It's great to see new faces that will be vying for the chance to represent Canada in upcoming international events."
Racquetball Canada will also be nominating four athletes to the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program. All national team members are supported through Racquetball Canada's High Performance Program and the Canadian Sport Centre in their home province.
Throughout the season athletes will be competing for selection to teams that will be representing Canada at the Pan Am and World Championships. The next opportunity will be the National Team Selection Event being held in Vernon from November 24 to 26.
Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for developing competitive national teams and overseeing developmental and high performance programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada.
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Posted September 27, 2017