Join the 2019/2020 ABAM Provincial Target Team
The Athlete Development Committee with guidance from our new Provincial Head Coach Avril Hatherell, is pleased to publish the 2019/2020 Manitoba Provincial Target Team Program Documents for the coming year. The program selection criteria has been modified in 2019 to ensure we are delivering a top quality, coach led provincial high performance program that is more closely aligned with Archery Canada’s national team selection policies.
In 2019/2020 the program selection criteria has been designed to be more inclusive of development level athletes. The program will offer a high quality local training environment to ensure athlete progression, as well as increase involvement across both equipment disciplines and genders.
The basis of team selection is a score criteria bench mark, which must be met within the stated qualifying period, this bench mark is refereed to in the document as “The Minimum Qualifying Scores” or “MQS” . The MQS, as outlined in the team selection document have been changed to reflect 3rd place average qualification score from the past five (5) national championships for Elite Squad qualification, and 85% of that score for Development Squad qualification.
As the program moves to build a larger base of athlete’s training and competing in Manitoba, the organization acknowledges the value in investing in athletes to compete out of province. The team selection document outlines how athletes in the program are eligibleto attain travel funding based on meeting score criteria (objective) and by adhering to the program, as dictated by the coach (subjective – practice & strength training attendance, adherence to personal yearly training plan (YTP), behavior and future potential).
As membership in the program does not guarantee athlete travel support funds, the organization will publish event specific team funding documents (addendum to the selection document), which will outline more specific criteria as to how travel funds can be earned. The organization will ensure that event specific criteria documents are communicated to the athletes in a clear and timely fashion. It is a program priority that athletes have a clear understanding of the criteria and their standing on the team.
Athlete funding selections will be by recommendation from the head coach, who will submit a report outlining the selection and funding recommendations to a group of unbiased Athlete Development Committee members.
Selection by the coach will be based on a combination of objective and subjective criteria as outlined in the 2019/2020 Team Selection Criteria, as well as any additional event specific criteria as published. Our organization believes this process will ensure we are sending athletes that will most likely offer return on investment, whether the event goal be a development opportunity or to win medals.
The 2019 – 2020 ABAM Provincial Team Documents are now available below: