High performance sport is defined by the LTAD pathway that is athlete-centred and coach-led with optimal support to enable athletes to convert toward national teams and contribute, where possible, to Olympic and Paralympic podiums.
Cross Country BC’s high performance goals are:
(1) to have developed within Cross Country BC a broadly-based institutional structure of excellence to complement Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. This structure will encompass Cross Country BC, the National Development Centre situated in British Columbia and member clubs – as well as their programs and events such that athletic ability is recruited, assessed, nurtured and respected in a logical and consistent manner throughout the continuum from entry to national levels, and
(2) to achieve a level of consistent, predictable and sustainable national performance whereby British Columbia is delivering athletes with international potential to the National Ski Team program on a regular basis.
Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model:http://www.cccski.com/getmedia/13d28c29-2b22-45c8-9caf-0a855583fe08/LTAD-guide-CCC.pdf.aspx