HP Development Program Mandate
The mandate of the SCA HP Development Program is to support the efforts of dedicated cyclists to gain the discipline, knowledge and skills to progress through the Western (WCG) and Canada Games (CG) Programs and achieve success at a National level of performance.
The High Performance program methodology is intended to include coaching, development camps, fitness testing, equipment and Sport Science and Medicine programs for Youth to Elite athletes.
To accomplish this aim, HP’s primary focus is to develop both NCCP Level 3 or equivalent coaches, and cyclists in the U17 to Elite categories, as well as exceptional U15’s, including para-cyclists training full-time to compete at National and International events.
The Saskatchewan Cycling Association is pleased to introduce a new Talent Development Program. The program is designed to prepare athletes for to join the provincial team and represent Saskatchewan in U17 and U19 age categories at the 2016 Road and MTB Nationals Championships, and future competitions such as Canada Summer games in 2017. The program will provide suitable professional coaching, training, racing program and Integrated Support Team services over next few years to allow this group to train and race sufficiently within the province and throughout Canada to boost their performance level. Riders will be identified based on direct request to the Provincial coach, or participation in provincial training camps and/or racing in the 2016 SCA race calendar.
Our Goal: The long-term goal is to produce a consistent stream of cycling talent to compete in Olympic cycling disciplines, and to achieve podium performances nationally. In short term goal of the program is identify and recruit male and female athletes between the ages of 14 – 19, from across the province, who are committed to progressing in the sport of cycling. Athletes will train under the supervision of the Provincial head coach according to Provincial Team / Talent Development Program guidelines to strengthen and increase the depth in Saskatchewan Cycling over next few years. Athletes in this program will channel into National team programs and cycling trade teams based on their performances at the National level. The program will utilize and apply Cycling Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model as a guide and reference for development and implementation.
Our Vision: Create a provincially and nationally recognized talent development program that prepares athletes for success in provincial and National high performance programs, by providing a highest level of coaching and training, sport science, competition structure, and athlete support services. This will result in athletes achieving elite status, measuring themselves against the best in the nation, while maintaining close ties with the local cycling community.
SCA Provincial Team policies for all teams
- To be eligible for selection, athletes must be licensed members of the Saskatchewan Cycling Association, and must carry the designation ‘Canadian’ on their licenses. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- If a selected rider refuses his or her position on the Provincial Team, the Racing Committee may at their discretion choose to replace that rider; in the case that another rider is selected, the position will become a “Racing Committee Selection”.
- Projects are partially funded by the Saskatchewan Cycling Association; selected athletes are responsible to contribute a portion of the costs.
- Athletes are required to sign the Team Saskatchewan Athlete Agreement prior to taking part in a project.
- Athletes must wear the Provincial Team uniform when competing for Team Saskatchewan.
- Athletes must complete the WADA anti-doping education module ” Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA)” before taking part in any Provincial Team activities.
Athletes may be selected for doping control at any of the races listed above. It is the athlete’s responsibility to become familiar with doping control procedures, and the list of restricted and banned substances. Athletes should consult the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (http://www.cces.ca/) for information on restricted substances, therapeutic exemptions, and other doping control matters.
For details on specific selection criteria click on the provincial team project below:
2017 Provincial Team Selection Documents