Integrated Performance System Introduction
Rowing Canada Aviron, Rowing BC and Canadian Sport Centre Pacific are taking integration to the next level by partnering in the creation of a new athlete development program in line with British Columbia’s Integrated Performance System (IPS).
BC is known for its leadership in sport across the nation, particularly due to the IPS, which streamlines the high performance pathway for athletes, coaches and sport performance practitioners while vertically and horizontally integrating sport performance systems at the national, provincial and regional levels. Building on the IPS, the new rowing programs will target developmental stage athletes and adaptive athletes.
The focus of the programs will be to identify, target and develop BC athletes with podium potential. A new National Development Centre will be created to provide these athletes with the guidance, coaching and sport science support required to advance their athletic careers. The centre will target athletes in the Training to Compete stage of the Long Term Athlete Development plan.
In addition to the National Development Centre, three regional Talent Development Centres will be developed throughout BC. Each location will be selected through a bidding process, with planned opening dates in December 2010. Each of the centres will service up to 25 up-and-coming BC athletes.
This new initiative has been made possible with new performance funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia and Own the Podium. Rowing is a targeted sport both nationally and provincially.
More information about the Intergrated Performance System will be published in December 2010. Questions can be directed to: