The IFSC World Youth Championships (“WYC”) held every year is the highest level of youth climbing competition. Accordingly, each season the CEC may identify certain youth athletes who are eligible to receive funding from the CEC to support their participation in the WYC and Canadian Team Training Camps. Youth athletes seeking funding will need to demonstrate potential for obtaining top results at international competitions, dedication and other performance metrics that indicate the best chance at achieving results in line with the HP program objectives stated below.
This funding policy also aims to ensure that CEC funded athletes meet the highest standards of conduct that this responsibility requires.
It will be the responsibility of all CEC funded youth athletes to ensure that they comply with this policy and the conditions of funding, including attending required events and training camps, executing all applications and abiding by all applicable terms and conditions by the relevant deadlines.
It is expected that this policy will be reviewed annually as part of the CEC’s High-Performance strategy and amendments may be made to ensure this policy provides the best possible outcomes.
Please check for updates regularly.
The objectives of the selection committee and this policy are to:
- Identify athletes who can achieve the following results at the WYC: Top 10 result in a single discipline or Top 20 in Combined.
- Identify athletes who will represent Canada professionally at all times.
- Identify athletes who are ready for the developmental benefit in order to realize future potential.
A. Automatic Eligibility
Athletes who achieve the following results will be eligible receive funding;
1/ Extra Quota status for WYC in any discipline or
2/ combined at Pan Am Champion or World Youth Champion.
B. Regular Eligibility
Athletes who meet any of following criteria may be considered for funding eligibility by the selection committee:
Podium at Pan Am in previous 24 months.
Podium at World Youth in previous 18 months.
Top 20 result in Senior WC in previous 12 months.
Regular selection is at the sole discretion of the selection committee. Meeting the criteria to be considered does not guarantee selection.
C. Funding Details.
Eligible Athletes may receive up to $1500 CDN towards travel & accommodation expenses and/or camp fees.
Funded Athletes MUST attend the Canada Team Training Camp and WYC in order to receive funding.
Athletes who meet any of the above criteria regarding funding eligibility must apply via email to the High-Performance Director, Jeff Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is July 15, 2018.
There is no guarantee that an eligible athlete will receive funding. The amount of funding, if any, and the allocation of such funding to eligible athletes is in the sole-discretion of the CEC.