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National Team Program

The High Performance Program identifies the athletes best capable of representing the Canada Snowboard in elite international competition, and provides them with support to maximize their opportunities for success. Such support includes:

  • Coaching.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Competitive opportunities.
  • Health support, strength and conditioning, and mental training.
  • Access to Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Plan and other sources of financial assistance.

 

The Program is led by HPP Director Robert Joncas. Other HPP personnel, including coaches, support service practitioners, and technical staff report to the HPP Director.

The HPP provides programs and services in four disciplines: Alpine, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Snowboardcross & Para-snowboard.

Athlete participation in the HPP is by invitation in accordance with the “High Performance Protocol Selection Protocol,” which is reviewed annually. Athlete participants in the HPP are members of the National Snowboard Team, or are members of such other programs or Teams as may be established from time to time.

Enquiries with respect to the High Performance Program should be directed to HPP Manager Tyler Ashbee: Glyre@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn

 

Mandate & Purpose

The High Performance Program is a program authorized by the Board of Directors of the CSF, and managed by the CSF’s professional staff. The purpose of the High Performance Program is to identify those athletes best capable of representing the CSF in elite international competition, and provide these athletes with the support to maximize their opportunities for success. Such support includes:

  • Coaching.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Competitive opportunities.
  • Services such as health support, strength and conditioning, and mental training.
  • Access to Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Plan and other sources of financial assistance.

 

Structure

The High Performance Program is managed by the High Performance Program Director, under direction of the Chief Executive Officer. Other HPP personnel, including coaches, support service practitioners, and technical staff report to the High Performance Program Director. The HPP provides programs and services in each of five disciplines: Alpine, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Para, and Snowboardcross. Athlete participation in the HPP is by invitation. Athletes are selected for invitation in accordance with the “High Performance Protocol Selection Protocol”, which is reviewed annually. Athlete participants in the HPP are members of the National Snowboard Team, or are members of such other programs or Teams as may be established from time to time.

 

Objectives

The general objectives of the High Performance Program are:

  1. To provide elite international competitive opportunities to athletes who have demonstrated their ability, or their potential ability, to perform effectively at this level of competition, where:
    1. “elite international competitive opportunities” include Olympic Winter Games, World Championships, World Cups, and Junior World Championships; and
    2. “ability to perform effectively at this level of competition” is demonstrated through meeting performance standards established by the CSF from time to time, but will ordinarily reflect an ability to perform consistently at or above the mid-point of the World Cup field; and
    3. “potential ability to perform effectively at this level of competition” is demonstrated through meeting performance standards established by the CSF from time to time, but will ordinarily reflect an ability to perform consistently within the top eight at National Championships, Continental Cups, and other designated competitions.
  2. To provide persons selected for participation in the High Performance Program the opportunity to fulfil their potential as elite international athletes, where:
    1. “persons selected for participation in the High Performance Program” are those athletes who have met the criteria set out in the High Performance Program Selection Protocol and such other Selection Protocols as the CSF may establish for specific competitions; and
    2. “the opportunity to fulfill their potential as elite international athletes” is reflected through the provision by the CSF of the following, subject to the restraints of the Federation’s financial capacity and other sport development obligations:
    • Coaching.
    • Training opportunities.
    • Entry into elite international competitions.
    • Support services.
    • Direct and indirect financial support.
  3. To achieve medal results in all elite international competitions on a sustained basis in all Olympic disciplines, where:
    1. “medal results ... on a sustained basis” means at least one medal in each discipline in each competition entered; and
    2. “all Olympic disciplines” means the disciplines of Alpine, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, and Snowboardcross, as well as such other disciplines as may be established by the IOC.
  4. To achieve a sustained level of overall success in elite international competition in each Olympic discipline, where
    1. “a sustained level of overall success” means at least one third of results in the top eight of the field, and at least two thirds of results in the top half of the field.