Enhanced Services (IPS Program) Nomination Criteria

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Targeted athletes are nominated by BC Athletics based on the athlete criteria below.  Any enquiries regarding the sport-specific selection criteria can be made to Garrett Collier (garrett.collier@bcathletics.org). As a general principle, all athletes are expected to demonstrate evidence of their ongoing performance progression and tracking toward BC Athletics High Performance program benchmarks to remain targeted.  BC Athletics PSO Technical Representative (Track & Field Technical Manager) and the Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Development Advisor working with BC Athletics have the final authority over the Canadian Sport Institute nomination process.

The athlete and coach nomination cycle for Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport / BC Athletics targeting rund November 1 to October 31 anually, and athletes are selected based on perfomrances from the previous 12 months.  Athletes who meet Canadian Development criteria throughout the annual nomination cycle may be added to BC Athletics targeted athlete list, on a case by case basis, by contacting the PSO Technical Representative (Track & Field Technical Manager).

Athlete / Coach Enrollment

Once the athlete or coach is nominated, he or she will be notified by BC Athletics and will be provided with information on how to register with his or her local Canadian Sport Institute of PacificSport Regional Centre.  A Canadian Sport Institute or PacificSport Athlete Coach Services representative may contact the nominated coach to encourage athlete registration.  Athletes and coaches must register with their local centre to initiate the process of receiveing athlete or coach support.

Nomination Criteria

General Criteria

  1. For PSO nominations, athletes must be registered and in good standing with BC Athletics as a competitive athlete and meet the definition of a BC athlete;
  2. In principle, all athletes nominated should have a designated coach who ir responsible for planned programming with the coach(es)'s name and email identified on the targeted athlete lis;
  3. Athletes eligible for this program, must be 16 years of age (first year Youth/U18) in the following competition season.

Canadian Development (Equivalent to former Level 1, 1A)

Canadian Sport Intitute Generic Criteria:

  • Athletes who compete on the senior national team in eligible events and who do not receive Sport Canada Assistance program funding; OR
  • Athletes who are in the HP Athlete Development (L2W/T2W) stage of the Podium Pathway - as identified by NSO (including Gold Medal Profile).  If the NSO does not have an approved Podium Pathway, the following criteria will be used;
    • Athletes who have been targeted as 'Hot prospects' defined as the expectation to be selected to the national senior team in eligible events within 24 months which is verfiied by the NSO.

BC Athletics Specific Criteria:

  • Athlete's selected as part of the Athletics Canada NextGen Tier 1 (5-6 yrs podium potential), and Tier 2 (7-8 yrs podium potential) program as determined by the Athletics Canada Talent Identification and Development Lead (Carla Nichols).

Provincial Development - Level 1 (Equivalent to former Level 2)

Canadian Sport Institute Generic Criteria:

  • Athletes who are in the Athlete Identification & Development stage of Podium Pathway, as identified by the NSO, and who are tracking towards the HP Athlete Development stage according to the NSO specific Podium Pathway and Gold Medal profile.  If the NSO does not have an approved Podium Pathway, the athlete must be tracking towards Canadian Development and meet one of the two criteria:
    • Have competed at the U23 or Junior World Championships in an eligible event (or equivalent International Development event) in the past 24 months, OR;
    • Have won a medal in an elifible event at their Sport Specific National Elite/Open U23 or U19 Championships (or equivalent level of performance standard) in the previous 24 months.

*Note: Athletes who are eligible for Provincial Development are normally supported for a maximum of 5 years (combined Provincial Development Level 1 and Level 2).

BC Athletics Specific Criteria:

  • Athletes identified as part of the Athletics Canada Tier 3 (9-10 years podium potential) NextGen program as determined by Athletics Canada Talent Identification and Development Lead (Carla Nichols);
  • Athletes who have achieved the published BC Athletics Senior Team Standard during the period of October 1 to September 30;
  • Athletes who have achieved the published BC Athletics Junior Team Standard during the period of October 1 to September 30;

Provincial Development - Level 2 (Equivalent to former Level 3)

Canadian Sport Institute Generic Criteria:

  • Athletes who are tracking towards Provincial Development Level 1 status (according to the NSO specific Podiu, Pathway and Gold Medal Profile).  If the NSO does not have an approved Podium Pathway, the athlete must meet one of the two criteria below:
    • Competed in an eligible event at the appropriate age group national champiuonships (or equivalent level of performance standard) and/or place within the top 20% at the appropriate age group provincial championships in the previous 12 months, OR;
    • Compete for TeamBC in Canada Summer Games of Canada Winter Games in the previous 12 months.

BC Athletics Specific Criteria:

  • Athletes who have achieved the BC Athletics Youth (U18) Team Standard during the preiod of October 1 to September 30;
  • Athletes who have achieved the BC Athletics Midget 15 (U16) Team Standard during the period of October 1 to September 30;
  • Athletes who qualified as a member of BC Cross Country and BC Road Teams;

Coach Nomination

Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport Generic Criteria:

Coaches are nominated by having his or her name included in the Targeted Athlete List for an athlete who achieves designated criteria.  The PSO may nominate up to two coaches per athlete in cases where a personal coach may have significant impact on the athlete's training program.  While not required, it is highly recommended that PSO nominated coaches meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be the lead person designing and implementing a annual training program for the athlete, OR;
  • Be designated as a Provincial or Regional coach by the PSO, OR;
  • Be designated as a National Development / Senior coach by NSO, OR;
  • BC designated as athlete's coach of record based on sport specific criteria below;

 

BC Athletics Specifc Criteria:

  • Must have a current coach membership with BC Athletics, and be a member in good standing;
  • Must be TRAINED Performance Coach (former Level 3) NCCP or higher.