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 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