The Canadian Sport Institute, through a partnership with the Province of BC and ViaSport, the network of PacificSport Centers, and Triathlon BC collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC Athletes on National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia.
Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport athlete and coach support for the Canadian Development and Provincial Development nomination focuses on athletes and teams 5-12 years from the Podium, identified by the sport specific Podium Pathway (see Figure 1 below) and Triathlon BC’s performance pathway. These athletes and teams represent both the next generation (5-8 years from Podium) and future generations (9-12 years from Podium) of Olympic and Paralympic (or World Championship) medalists. Support may be focussed more toward the future generation (9-12 years from Podium) for some targeted Paralympic sports depending on the quality of the next generation (5-8 years from Podium) of athletes and teams.
Through the above partnership, and with the above purpose in mind, Triathlon BC may nominate athletes and their coaches who meet specific criteria for Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport athlete or coach registration. Upon registering, athletes and coaches can engage in enhanced programs, benefits, and selected support services through the Canadian Sport Institute and the network of PacificSport regional centres in BC.
Canadian Sport Institute and PacificSport athlete support is divided into four levels based on performance, each with a slate of designated benefits. Please click on the following for an outline of Canadian Sport Institute Athlete and Coach generic eligibility, programs, and benefits. Please see Appendix 1 for an outline of Triathlon BC targeted athlete benefits, programs, and services as delivered through Triathlon BC.
In 2023 and 2024, the athlete criteria and nomination process will continue to have a strong focus on athlete health and wellness, sport specific performances and enriched Triathlon BC High Performance Pathway programming. This focus is referred to throughout this document as the Athlete Health, Wellness and Performance Matrix, this combination of factors embodies the performance pathway.
As a general principle, all athletes are expected to demonstrate evidence of their ongoing performance progression and tracking toward Triathlon BC’s Performance program benchmarks to remain targeted.
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