Education: All high school students attend the Banff Community High School and follow the Alberta Learning curriculum. Mandatory study halls are held 4 nights per week for 1.5 hours. These study halls will be tutored by qualified teachers.

Accommodation & Meals: All female athletes are billeted by a Banff family. Each billet family is required to complete a careful screening process. Local families whose daughter participates in the BHA program are given the first opportunity to host a student.  Team meals and snacks are at the BHA residence.

Dressing Room: The Girl’s Prep Team has their own dressing room with individual stalls at the Banff Recreation Centre.

BHA Girl's Team on Johnson's Lake

BHA Girl's Team on Johnson's Lake

BHA Girl's Prep Challenge Cup Silver Medalists

BHA Girl's Prep Challenge Cup Silver Medalists

Started in 2010-2011, the Women's Prep Team is a 18-U development program for female hockey players from all over the world. The program will consist of 15 to 18 year old female hockey players that are looking to improve their skills and academics in order to pursue a university education and to play college hockey.

The Women’s Prep team practices four to five times a week for seventy-five minutes per session. The BHA program focuses on skill development and team tactics to improve the player's skill level and understanding of the game.

Our off-ice program consists of four-seventy-five minute sessions per week. During this time, we employ a variety of training disciplines from weight training, speed, agility and quickness. These different methods all aid in the development of a more mature, physically and mentally balanced athlete. Our program is created and implemented by the BHA’s Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The off-ice sessions occur at various locations throughout Banff depending on the type of workouts. The facilities used  for our programs are Banff Community High School Gym and Weight Room, the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre, and the local track and field grounds.  

The Banff Recreation Centre has completed a $ 33 million upgrade and renovation.  The Women's Prep program has its own dressing room at the arena as well as laundry facilities, weight room, skate sharpening and physiotherapy rooms.

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