CEC High performance Director, Andrew Wilson, has released the new CEC National Team Program. It was presented to the CEC members in a conference call yesterday.
It is available as a PDF for download here …and also on the National Team link.
October 2, 2018 – Qualifying for 2019 Open and Youth National Championships
Each PSO will have a quota of 8 athletes per age category per gender (Youth C, Youth B, Youth A, Junior). Names will be submitted by the PSO after Provincial qualifying series conclude.
New! Athletes from provinces without PSOs will be required to submit an application. Process TBA. These provinces will also have a quota of 8 per age category and gender.
Reigning National Champions are considered extra quota (i.e. OCF has an athlete who is Youth B national champ from 2018 who is moving up to youth a. OCF will have 9 eligible athletes for Youth A).
Canadian Non-residents (athletes who hold Canadian passport and reside outside Canada) must qualify through a PSO (be ranked in the top 8) and are extra quota for that PSO.
Any provincial quotas that are not used will be split evenly amongst provinces who have filled their quotas already. In the case where the number of unfilled quota spots is unequal, only equal additional spots will be made available.
New! For 2019, open athletes in provinces with PSOs must compete at provincial championships to be eligible for Open Boulder Nationals. Athletes in provinces without PSOs will required to submit an application. Process TBA.
There are no quotas for each province this season.
Athletes meeting the following performance criteria from the previous season will be exempt from competing at provincial championships:
Information regarding National Teams Programs for both Youth and Open will be announced Oct 15th/ 2018.
Please stay tuned!
High Performance Director
2018 Youth World Championships
We are pleased to see that the information for the 2018 Youth World Championships in Moscow, Russia is now available – please follow this link:
Canada will proudly be sending a team to compete in this event and now that this information is available, we will be making our plans accordingly. For accommodations, we have sent a message to the organizer to secure a block of rooms at the recommended hotel and are waiting to hear back from them about this. If we can secure a block, there will be a certain date for athletes to claim a room (or rooms) so please be aware of any timelines provided.
It is exciting to get ready for another youth championships! Stay tuned for more details!
2018 Youth National Team Training Camp
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Youth National Team Training Camp will be hosted in Calgary, Alberta this summer. The dates will be July 1 – 7, 2018 for all disciplines: boulder, lead, speed, and overall.
For this camp, all athletes selected to the Youth National Team are highly recommended to attend even if they will not be participating in the 2018 World Youth Championships in Moscow, Russia in August 2018. All attending athletes are expected to participate in the full amount of days of this training camp.
This camp provides the best athletes in the country to train together with the youth national team coaches and members of our Integrated Support Team (IST), including professionals in mental performance, sport nutrition, strength training, injury prevention, and more. Calgary is also home to one of four Canadian Sport Institutes (CSI) in the country and we are looking to partner with them in some capacity as well so the athletes can tap into their services and knowledge.
Here is a a tentative schedule for the training camp – subject to changes on each day as the planning continues:
For accommodations, we have two hotels that athletes (and their families) can book into under our block of rooms being held. We highly recommend that all athletes stay at the University of Calgary Summer Residences as the team officials will also be staying there. However, it is not required to stay at this location. Athletes can choose to stay wherever they want in Calgary as long as they are able to get to all meetings and training sessions on time. Transportation to each day’s activities will be provided only from the team hotel. Here is the information for booking at the University of Calgary:
Youth National Climbing Team July 1 – 7, 2018
Two Bedroom Apartment at Yamnuska Hall $92.00/night; rate per unit, maximum 4 guests.
Three Bedroom Apartment at Yamnuska Hall $124.00/night; rate per unit, maximum 6 guests.
Group rate valid for the nights of July 1 – 7, 2018 and exclusive of taxes and fees.
Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus and only 12 minutes away from Rocky Mountain – Calgary Climbing Centre
Free wired and wireless Internet access
FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CONTACT US AND ASK FOR THE ‘YOUTH NATIONAL CLIMBING’ RATE
AT 403.220.3203 TOLL FREE 1.877.498.3203 EMAIL STAY@HOTELALMA.CA BEFORE JUNE 4, 2018.
RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JUNE 4, 2018 BOOKED AT DAILY PREVAILING RATE AND ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
We also have another block of rooms booked at the Sandman Hotel Calgary West. We ar reserving these as another option for athletes and their families while still hoping that all athletes will book at the University of Calgary. Here are those details:
Hotel: Sandman Hotel Calgary West
Group Booking Name: Canadian Youth National Team
Group Number: 236217
Check in: July 1st 2018
Check out: July 7th 2018
Cut off Date: June 1st 2018
4 – Extended Doubles (two double beds and a pull out hide a bed – this can sleep 6) – $109.00 per room per night plus taxes
8 – Family Suites (king bed, two individual twins and mini kitchenette – $119.00 per room per night plus taxes
8 – King Suites (king bed, pull out hide a bed and mini kitchenette) – $119.00 per room per night plus taxes
Each room booking requires at least one individual that is 18 years or older and a valid credit card for a room deposit upon checking in.
Call 1-800-SANDMAN to book. Visit here for their website.
We will be using the gyms of the Calgary Climbing Centre, including their new Rocky Mountain location that has just opened, and Bolder Climbing Community. These facilities will provide world-class terrain for all disciplines, including a 15 metre speed wall. We are very fortunate to partner with these gyms and appreciate their support of the youth national team.
There will be a fee per athlete for attending this camp, that cost has not been determined at this point. Please expect it to be on par with previous camps.
Jeff Thomson, High Performance Director
Andrew Wilson, National Head Coach
Chris Neve, Youth Head Coach
The 2018 Youth National Team qualifying times will be based on the 16th fastest qualifying time from the WYCH 2017 in Innsbruck, Austria. A margin of 2 seconds will be added to the Innsbruck 2017 times to create the threshold for qualification for the 2018 WYCH in Moscow, Russia. For the overall athletes, there is no minimum speed qualifying time, the only thing taken into account is your ranking in the overall results. Those qualifying times are as follows:
Of the quota of four spots for each age category and gender, up to three athletes will be selected to the 2018 Youth National Team if they attain the qualifying time in any round of the 2018 Canadian Speed National Championships AND place in the top four also at this competition.
An additional athlete(s) will be considered for selection in each age category and gender between an overall athlete, an athlete with an approved injury exemption to the CEC, and/or an athlete that satisfies the criteria listed above.
Jeff Thomson, High Performance Director
Andrew Wilson, National Head Coach
Chris Neve, Youth Head Coach
2018 CEC National Youth Bouldering Team announced
Climbing Escalade Canada is very proud to announce the top 3 athletes of our Youth A, B and Junior National Bouldering Teams.
According to the selection criteria the top 3 athletes from the Canadian Bouldering Championships are automatically named to the 4 person team. The 4th member will be named by the High Performance Director and National Coaching staff, in consultation with the High Performance Committee following Difficulty and Speed Nationals in May.
The CEC wishes to congratulate these amazing young climbers for the excellent results and performances. The CEC also wants to recognize and thank the coaches, clubs, provinces and parents for their support of these amazing athletes.
Male Youth B:
Male Youth A:
Female Youth B:
Female Youth A:
Jeff Thomson, CEC High Performance Director
Andrew Wilson, National Coach
Chris Neve, National Youth Coach
We are pleased to announce the 2017 National Youth Team for the Pan Am championships.
We have gone with four Combined athletes in every category except Junior Girls, where there were only two possible selections to make. We feel that as many athletes as possible should be experiencing this new format and we think this will be a great training opportunity leading in the 2018 YWCH here in Canada.
We have taken the top four athletes in each discipline just by going down the ranking. As you can see, there are many duplications between the Combined and individual discipline athletes. It was important to list the team in this way because if an athlete chose NOT to accept a spot in the Combined but they wanted to do an individual discipline, we needed to include them in the individual discipline list so they would get their earned spot. However, if an athlete does confirm they ARE doing Combined, we will remove their name from every individual discipline they are listed in and the next ranked athlete in those disciplines will be invited to join the team.
Athletes need to confirm their attendance with me. If an athlete doesn’t accept their place we will go down the ranking to fill all the spots available. When an athlete accepts their spot in Combined, we will take them out of the individual discipline listing and they will be replaced by the next ranked athlete.
Please contact me as soon as possible to confirm your spot or if you have further questions.
Chris Neve <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The following information details the training camp. All national team members are expected to attend this camp in preparation for the 2017 Youth World Championships.
This camp is the biggest we have organized with lower ratios of athletes to coaches, more specialists, and we are excited to be incorporating a head setter with international experience at recent World Cups.
Please confirm your attendance or ask for more information by emailing Head Coach Chris Neve at email@example.com.
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The CEC is proud to announce the athletes who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Youth World Championships from August 30 – September 10, 2017 in Innsbruck, Austria. Congratulations to all of these athletes!
Canada was able to select four athletes in each discipline and two overall athletes that will compete in all three disciplines. Sometimes these selections overlapped between the individual disciplines and the overall ranking, resulting in less than six athletes per discipline at times.
Athletes listed under each discipline will compete for a ranking in that discipline only while the two top-ranked overall athletes will compete in all three disciplines for a chance to qualify for the Olympic-style event held on the last two days of the competition. This two-day event will also be a qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games for the Youth A categories: the top 13 ranked athletes in male and female after this two-day event will be able to compete in the YOG in Buenos Aries in 2018.
Congratulations to everyone selected to the team, we look forward to seeing you in training camp at the start of July!