Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The CYA High Performance review is under way this week with a stacked agenda in Toronto, ON.  Discussions will continue from the strategic work already developed earlier this year at the HP summit in Toronto. The spring summit was the starting point for developing a High Performance Plan for the next quadrennial and beyond.  Input has been provided by coaches, sailors, PSAs and CYA’s High Performance Advisor at ‘Own the Podium’ (OTP).  This initial work will be expanded on by reflecting on the London Olympic/Paralympic Games experience by groups such as the CYA Athlete Development Committee, in association with the HP management team, and will take into account parallel actions of OTP in their independent review of the Games.  CYA Executive Director Paddy Boyd, ADC chair Phil Gow, OTP advisors, board members, and members of the integrated support team will join High Performance Director Ken Dool and his coach management team in review from Oct 3-5th.  

 
The HP plan outlines strategies for creating a winning culture based on a long term sustainable system – creating the proper atmosphere for identified talent to thrive and develop into world class athletes, at all levels of funding support.  A draft plan will be presented at the CYA AGM, held on Oct 26-28, as a result of continuing dialogue with stakeholders and funding partners. 
 
Furthermore, there are several meetings taking place with CYA stakeholders in the next few months including a very comprehensive review meeting with OTP on November 26th where best practice and gaps are identified as we present the plan for the upcoming quadrennial.  
 
Stay tuned for ongoing updates from CYA regarding the future of high performance sailing in Canada!
 
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