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.
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
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
March 21, 2018: Vancouver, BC. – The CEC is very pleased to announce the following Female and Male Open athletes to the 2018/19 Canadian National Bouldering Team. (alphabetical order)
Athletes selected to the first two Bouldering World Cups are listed below. Congratulations and best of luck to our athletes
Meirngen, Switzerland. April 13 – 14
Moscow Russia, April 21-22
We expect to name the athletes who have been selected to the other Bouldering World Cups within a few days.
Director, High Performance
Directeur, Haute Performance
Climbing Escalade Canada
Climbing Canada Escalade (CEC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Andrew Wilson has accepted the position of interim National Coach with the CEC.
The interim position will involve Andrew overseeing, together with the High Performance Director and the High Performance Committee, all aspects of the National Team Program. Andrew’s experience and results as a coach in Canada are well known to the climbing community and involve developing world class athletes such as Sean McColl, Alana Yip and Will Stanhope, just to name a few.
“ I am extremely happy that Andrew has accepted my invitation to fill the National Coach position. In order for me to be able to do my job effectively and efficiently, I needed someone in that role who has an extensive and proven track record of producing Podium athletes. Andrew’s success over many years has shown to me that he has the knowledge and skills the CEC needs at this critical juncture in our development. I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrew for many years and believe he is not only one of the best climbing coaches I have ever met, but also one of the best overall coaches I have ever seen in any sport” Jeff Thomson HP Director.
Andrew will begin his work with Jeff and the High Performance Committee immediately as they review all policies, procedures, rules and regulations that govern the High Performance program. In addition, he will begin to work immediately with the athletes personal coaches on training programs for all National team athletes.
With the addition of Andrew as National Coach, one of the key pieces in creating a solid platform from which to build a true High Performance program is now in place. The other critical pieces being a High Performance Director, High Performance Committee and Integrated Support Team (Sport Science and Medicine) which have all been formed and include tremendous experts in their fields.
Andrew will act as the interim coach up to and including the Open World Championships. Following the World Championships a review will take place and following that review the position of National Coach will be open to all applicants with a view to hiring a full time person.
Director, High Performance
Directeur, Haute Performance
Climbing Escalade Canada
2018 World Championship Policy will be announced separately.
Athletes named to the Open National Team can be selected to attend specific IFSC competitions. Being named for the Open National Team, however, does not provide automatic qualification for those competitions. Athletes who meet the minimum criteria listed below can apply to attend specific events. The National Team Head Coach will have final say on the team selection for each event.
The National Team Head Coach has the right to select any athlete who has been named to the National Team in two disciplines to compete in one or more IFSC World Cup events in a third discipline that they might otherwise not be qualified for. This exception, which would waive all minimum requirements as stated elsewhere in this policy, is intended to be used to allow an athlete to compete for a combined ranking in the 2018 IFSC World Cup season.
For Speed World Cups taking place before the National Championships, the National Team Head Coach will select athletes based on the 2016-2017 National Open Ranking for speed.
Lead and Bouldering National Team
1. Any athlete who holds Extra Quota status as per the IFSC Rules
2. Any athlete who finished in the Top 10 at the 2016 IFSC World Championships
3. Any athlete who is ranked in the Top 15 of the IFSC World Cup ranking
4. Any athlete who has finished in the Top 10 at an IFSC World Cup during the previous season
5. First place at the 2017?18 National Championships
6. First place in the final 2017?18 National Open Ranking
7. Second place at the 2017?18 National Championships
8. Third place at the 2017?18 National Championships.
9. If the number of Automatic Selections (not including Extra Quota athletes) totals less than 6, remaining team positions will be awarded based in order of placement in the final 2017?18 National Open Ranking until there are a minimum of 6 team members in addition to Extra Quota athletes
Lead and Bouldering National Team Alternates.
Any athlete who finishes in the top 20 of the final 2017-2018 National Open Ranking
Speed National Team
Qualifying time: Athletes must achieve a qualifying time on a standardized IFSC 10M or 15M speed wall. Qualifying times can be achieved during any round of the 2017?18 Canadian National Speed Championships.:
15m time 9.2 seconds
10m time = 5.52 seconds
15m time 12.12 seconds
10m time = 7.27 seconds
1 – Any athlete who holds Extra Quota status for Speed, as per IFSC Rules
2 – Any athlete who finished in the Top 10 at the 2016 IFSC World Championships (Speed)
3 – Any athlete who is ranked in the Top 15 of the IFSC Speed World Cup ranking
4 – Any athlete who finished in the Top 10 at an IFSC Speed World Cup during the previous season
5 – First place at the 2017?18 National Championships
6 – First place in the 2017?18 National Open Ranking
7 – The athlete who posts the fastest time during any round of the 2017?18 National Championships
If the number of Automatic Selections (not including Extra Quota athletes) totals less than 6, remaining team positions will be awarded based in order of placement in the final 2017?18 National Open Ranking until there are a minimum of 6 team members in addition to Extra Quota athletes
Speed National Team Alternates
Qualifying times achieved on a standardized IFSC 10M or 15M speed wall during any round at a National Series Event, Provincial Championships, or USA Climbing National Championships
In the event of a verified injury that prevents an athlete from competing at the 2017?18 National Championships, the High Performance Committee may, at its sole discretion, select an athlete either as a member of the Open National Team or select an athlete to attend a particular IFSC event, having regard to previous results at the National and International level.
All Applicants who meet the minimum requirements need to apply for the events they wish to participate in no later than the Wednesday following the Open National Championships. Applications should be directed to the High Performance Director.
National Team Contacts
Jeff Thomson, High Performance Director.
Andrew Wilson, National Team Head Coach.
Malek Taleb, National Team Manager.
Job Title: 2018 CEC Open Team Manager
Reports To: CEC Board Liaison
Deadline: December 15
The CEC is looking to fill the position of 2018 Open Team Manager. The Open Team manager will be responsible in managing all Canadian athletes at International competitions. They will be officially accredited at all events as Team Manager and will be responsible in representing the CEC at those events.
We are looking to have a manager to be in attendance at all events that Canadians are present. If no single candidate can attend every event, we will be looking for multiple candidates to fill this role. Consistency for athletes is key, so preference will go to those qualified candidates that can attend multiple or majority of events. This is a volunteer position and currently has no funding available.
How to Apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to:
CEC Board, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include which competitions in the 2018 calendar you can attend. Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. Please be prepared to submit a criminal record check.
Download as a PDF document here. 2018OpenTeamManager
CEC (Climbing Escalade Canada) is the National Federation of Sport Climbing in Canada. It was founded in November of 2011 and received official recognition from the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) in 2015. It is the job of the CEC to represent Canada on the International Circuit as well as represent Canada at the annual AGM.