Program

We are excited to announce that the BC Spartans Spring Hockey Program has partnered with North Shore Winter Club. The aim of the BC Spartans program is to offer a premium spring hockey experience to a wide range of ages and playing experience. The BC Spartans are going to be offering two streams of development this spring at most age levels: Spartans ELITE and BC Spartans. Below is a description of the BC Spartans spring program as well as our newest program, Spartans ELITE.

BC Spartans

The BC Spartans spring hockey program ices competitive teams in a number of age divisions (2006 to 2012 birth years) and is open to hockey players from throughout the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby and nearby communities. All Spartans practices and home games will be held at North Shore Winter Club this season. No shared ice times and great schedules for all teams. We participate in tournaments throughout the Lower Mainland and occasionally beyond.

The program offers premium coaching with a focus on skill development. It provides an opportunity for highly skilled and motivated hockey players to play with each other, to learn from each other and to develop relationships within a structured environment led by professional coaches and mentors. Our motto is "Perfect Practice”.

About the 2019 Season:

  • The season begins March 30th, 2019, and ends June 2nd, 2019. Some teams might play the weekend of June 9th, depending on tournament availability.
  • Each team will have at least 3 ice times a week.
  • 2 team practices per week lead by a professional head coach.
  • 1 skills practice per week or exhibition game on most non-tournament weeks.
  • Professional outside skills providers will be used regularly (not every week).
  • Professional goalie coaching for all teams.
  • 3 tournaments for all teams (except for 2011 and 2012, which have 2).
  • Professional head coach for all teams.
  • Typical Roster Size is 15 skaters + 2 Goalies.
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    Spartans ELITE

    High Performance Program

    Spartans Elite will be offered for most age groups.
    Typical roster size of 15 skaters + 2 Goalies.

    Each Team Will Have:
  • 25 GUARANTEED PRACTICES
  • 3 – AAA level tournaments (option of travel or 3 local tournaments) *subject to level of play
  • 18 team practices lead by 2 coaches (Offensive- and Defensive-Specific Coaching during each ice time)
  • 7 Skills Sessions - skills will be led by Elite level instructors such as;

  • Aaron Klatt - Power Skating Instructor
    Lubomir Macoun - HPC Coach and Slovakian National Coach, or
    Kelvin Cech- UBC Mens Varsity Coach)

  • 8 Exhibition Games
  • Detailed Personalized Report Card
  • Practice Jersey included
  • Returning 2018 players are not required to purchase new jerseys
  • No hidden costs or fees
  • * Possibility of some teams playing a tournament June 9
  • Priority for Spartans ELITE tryouts will be given in the following order: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, coaching reference letter. All other players will be invited to the BC Spartans open tryouts.

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    Spartans AA

    Junior League

    Like Spartans Elite, our AA teams will be offered for most age groups.
    Typical roster size of 15 skaters + 2 Goalies.

    Each Team Will Have:
  • 25 GUARANTEED PRACTICES
  • 2 AA Tournaments *subject to level of play
  • 3 Ice Times per week
  • Detailed Personalized Report Card
  • Practice Jersey included
  • Returning 2018 players are not required to purchase new jerseys
  • No hidden costs or fees
  • * Possibility of some teams playing a tournament June 9
  • Spartans Staff

    Coaches and Professional Staff

    James Wall is a Graduate of the University of Windsor who grew up playing minor hockey and junior level hockey in British Columbia. When James finished University in 2009 he dedicated his life to coaching and mentoring. In 2012 James became West Vancouver Minor Hockey’s first ever hockey director. The position was created for him because of his dedication to its players and the value he brought to the association. James also started the BC Spartans spring hockey program that year. He started with 2 teams and in the 6 years he has run the program it has grown every season not only in number of teams but level of play. In 2017 the BC Spartans competed in numerous spring tournaments ranging from the Elite, AAA, AA and A level. The goal of the program is to offer a great playing experience for players of all ages and levels with development and life skills being the philosophy of the program.

    James is a High Performance 1 certified coach and also holds various designations with BC Hockey and Hockey Canada. He is a certified BC Hockey coaching instructor for Coach 1 and 2, Development 1, Checking, and Specialty skills. James is also a Hockey Canada level 1 certified specialty skills instructor and facilitator. James has dedicated his career to developing the next generation of players and coaches by being able to get the best out of everyone he works with. Everyone who enters the Spartans program or works with James not only becomes a better hockey player, but a better person.

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    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Kelvin has been working in skill development and coaching professionally since 2001 where he worked with the Donnan, Vimy Ridge, and STM Hockey Academies while playing collegiate hockey with the Concordia Thunder of the ACAC. Kelvin moved to Vancouver in 2012 to coach with the North Shore Winter Club and the North West Giants of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. The 2016/17 season was Kelvin’s first as an Assistant Coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Varsity Hockey Team.

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    Inspiration

    Inspiration

    “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” ― Mia Hamm