2017 STC Information and Fees

2017 STC information and Fees

1) Purpose

 

The primary purpose of the Saskatchewan Triathlon Center (STC), the Saskatchewan Triathlon Association’s (STAC) high performance program, is to provide elite level funding support, program opportunities and co-ordination for Saskatchewan's current Elite, U23, Junior & Youth Elite triathlon athletes.  We also strive to ensure that Saskatchewan is well represented at regional and national events and to maximize results at national and international competitions.

 

The secondary purpose is talent identification of youth (12 – 15 yrs. old) and junior (16 – 19 yrs.) athletes who may excel at training and competition and who may be eligible for funding and program opportunities at an elite level.  

 

Finally, the STC will support affiliate members with programming opportunities:  Under 13 yrs., youth and junior athletes wanting to be involved with triathlon training on a locally competitive basis. Similarly, competitive age group athletes who aspire to at least inter-provincial competition will also be supported with programming opportunities as affiliate members.

 

The focus on youth to adult age groups will be carried out within the framework of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.

 

2) Coaching Leadership

Saskatchewan Triathlon Provincial Head Coach:

Saskatoon Coach

RossAnn Edwards

Email:  stc@triathlonsaskatchewan.org

Phone:  306-227-9213

 

Regina Coach

Brendan Mackenzie

mackenziebrendan@gmail.com

 

RossAnn Edwards: Coaching Leadership Philosophy

I strive to provide equitable opportunities to all athletes whom I coach, providing them with encouraging, technically sound instruction and feedback.  I hope to challenge athletes to set and achieve their goals at whatever level they may be.  I want those whom I coach to improve in their performance levels, to build social supports and to develop a strong sense of their values and of themselves.  My intention is to have all the athletes feel included, valued and respected.

 

3) STC Membership Types & STAC Elite Draft Legal Competitors

All yearly fees must be paid in full before an athlete can participate in any STC and/or STAC programming, including coached training, in the next calendar year.

3.1 STC Full Membership (fee:  $150/year)

(All athletes 13 yrs. and older, as of Dec. 31, 2017, are required to pay this basic membership fee if training with the STC and participating in STC clinics and camps.)

A.  Goods

  • Custom race trisuits and STC clothing will be ordered once to twice per year offering group rates to members.
  • STAC membership is included in STC membership.

 

B. Services

  • Access to triathlon coaching support from the Provincial Head Coach and/or STC approved coaches.
  • Access to Provincial Training Days at subsidized rates.
  • Access to fully coached, coordinated and organized warm weather winter training camps (additional cost to athletes).
  • Access to STC coach at regional, national and some international races/events.
  • Regular communication relating to training, camps, races, funding standards, and provincial and national programs and initiatives.
  • Increased provincial and national recognition as a competitive athlete.
  • Race travel cost reduction through group bookings of flights, hotels, vans, etc.
  • Increased individual sponsorship opportunities
  • Access to equipment (wind trainers, power tap, bike boxes) as available.
  • Access to Integrated Support Team Services.

 

C.  Guidance on Annual Planning:  (for athletes living outside of the center where the STC coach resides)

  • The STC Coach will, upon request, assist the athlete &/or the athlete's coach in planning yearly training based on a competition schedule that is agreed upon by all parties.
  • Recommendations from the STC Coach will be based on resources available to athletes in their training centers of choice.  For example:  if the athlete is living and training in a center where there are established swim and track programs available, then these options would be recommended for inclusion in the overall training plan for the athlete.  The STC coach will help co-ordinate access to these established programs for the athlete if they are unfamiliar with said programs.
  • All guidance on a training plan is unique to the individual based on her or his goals and the individual's coaches' input (if applicable).
  • Specific workouts, daily, weekly and monthly training plans may be included in this service as part of the STC fee.
  • If the athlete is in need of individual coaching, the STC Coach can assist the athlete in accessing qualified coaches.
  • Upon request, the athlete (&/or coach) can schedule to meet in person, by telephone, Skype or through email to discuss and develop a plan.
  • If desired by the athlete (&/or coach), at the end of each month, email communication will be initiated by the STC Coach to monitor &/or suggest updates to the training plan and competition schedule.
  • The Provincial Coach will, in December, March and June, send, by email, an Athlete Update Form to be completed and returned by all STC athletes.
  • Athletes can submit training questions to the Provincial Coach throughout the year.

 

D.  STC Full Member Athlete Responsibilities

  • Set annual training and racing goals that are challenging and achievable with the aid of an STC coach.
  • Support and encourage all other athletes, coaches and chaperones by behaving in an inclusive, cheerful and polite manner that will foster a continuously improving team spirit.
  • Follow the Sask Triathlon Assoc. Corp Code of Conduct at all training and racing events.  
  • Follow the STC coaches' training schedules.
  • Respond to emails and other correspondence sent out by the STC Coaches and representatives.
  • Submit requested documents and information in a timely manner and within the time deadline identified requested by the STC Coaches and representatives (Athlete Updates, training plans, travel information, etc.)

 

3.2 STC Affiliate Membership   (fee:  $50/year)

(For individuals not interested in camps/clinics and only partial STC training and/or individuals under 13 yrs. as of Dec. 31, 2017.  Under 13 yr. olds would be eligible for camps/clinics at subsidized rates)

A.  Goods

  • Custom race trisuits and STC clothing will be ordered once to twice per year offering members group rates.
  • STAC membership is included in STC membership.

 

B.  Services

  • Access to triathlon coaching support from the Provincial Head Coach and/or STC approved coaches.
  • Access to fully coached, coordinated and organized warm weather winter training camps (additional cost to athletes).
  • Access to STC coach at regional, national and some international races/events.
  • Regular communication relating to training, camps, races, and provincial and national programs and initiatives.
  • Race travel cost reduction through group bookings of flights, hotels, vans, etc.
  • Increased individual sponsorship opportunities
  • Access to equipment (wind trainers, power tap, bike boxes) as available.

 

C.  STC Affiliate Member Responsibilities

  • Set annual training and racing goals that are challenging and achievable with the aid of an STC coach.
  • Support and encourage all other athletes, coaches and chaperones by behaving in an inclusive, cheerful and polite manner that will foster a continuously improving team spirit.
  • Follow the STC Code of Conduct at all training and racing events.  
  • Follow the STC coaches' training schedules.
  • Respond to emails and other correspondence sent out by the STC Coaches and representatives.
  • Submit requested documents and information in a timely manner as requested by the STC Coaches and representatives (Athlete Updates, training plans, travel information, etc.)

 

3.3 STAC Elite Draft Legal Competitors (fee:  $100/year)

All athletes planning to race in draft legal competition and be eligible for STAC funding are required to pay this fee; athletes are not required to be STC members to be draft legal competitors)

     

 A.  Goods & Services

  • Custom race trisuits and clothing will be ordered once to twice per year offering group rates.
  • STAC membership is included in this membership.

·       This fee provides access to funding upon meeting funding standards. 

 

 B.  Elite Draft Legal Competitor Responsibilities

  • Follow the STAC/STC Code of Conduct at all training and racing events.
  • Support and encourage all other athletes, coaches and chaperones by behaving in an inclusive, cheerful and polite manner that will foster a continuously improving Sask team spirit.   
  • Respond to email requests and other correspondence sent out by the STC Coaches and STAC representatives.
  • Submit requested documents and information in a timely manner as requested by the STC Coaches and STAC representatives. See also #5 (Elite Draft Legal competitor funding), and #9 (Team Uniform requirements).

 

 

4. Fees

 

A. STC Full Membership Fee (13 yrs. as of Dec. 31, 2017, and older):

          $150 annually.  DUE October 30, 2017

  • all members will complete and submit to an STC coach, an STC registration form (Appendix A), a STAC registration form, and STAC Codes of Conduct (as applicable, Appendix B)

 

B.  STC Affiliate Membership Fee (12 yrs. As of Dec. 31, 2017, and older)

          $50 annually.  DUE October 30, 2017

  • all members will complete and submit to an STC coach, an STC registration form (Appendix A), a STAC registration form, and STAC Codes of Conduct (as applicable, Appendix B)

 

 

C.  Elite Draft Legal Competitor Fee (13 yrs.as of Dec. 31, 2017, and older): 

$100 annually.  DUE December 31, 2017

  • all members will complete and submit to an STC coach, an Elite Draft Legal Competitor form (Appendix A), a STAC registration form, and STAC Codes of Conduct (as applicable, Appendix B)

 

D.  Memberships that are less than a full year (STC membership expires in             September):

            Athletes who withdraw membership or subscribe to membership outside of a full year          are eligible for the following pro-rated membership rebates:

  • Memberships lasting less than 1 month are eligible for a full rebate on the elite draft legal competitor fee and 75% rebate on the STC membership fee.
  • Less than 3 month membership term (purchased before June 1)

-Eligible for a 50% rebate from the STC membership fee:

Example: STC Member paying fee on May 30th would pay $75 for the STC fee..

  • STC Affiliate Memberships are not eligible for rebates.

 

5.  Elite Draft Legal Competitor Funding

Standards are reviewed annually and all policies are based on the standards in the current year.

In order to receive funding, athletes must meet the policy criteria as outlined below.

A.  Policy

  • The athlete must be a member of STAC in good standing and have paid the annual Elite Draft Legal Competitor fee.
  • The athlete must be a Saskatchewan resident – an active current Saskatchewan health card is proof of residency.
  • The athlete must not belong to a Triathlon Canada provincial sanctioning body other than STAC.  Race day memberships are permitted.
  • The athlete must be a Canadian citizen.
  • The athlete and parents (if applicable) must complete STAC Codes of Conduct and submit to the Provincial Coach.
  • The age of the athlete is calculated using December 31st of the current competition year.
  • The athlete must compete in the sport of triathlon at the levels identified below:

            - 13-15 yrs. - compete at the provincial race/regional youth draft legal level

            - 16 - 19 yrs. - compete at the Junior Elite level.

            - U23/24+ - compete at the Elite level and apply to Triathlon Canada and receive a          Triathlon Canada International Competition Card.

  • All eligible athletes must compete for selection on Games teams (Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games) and draft legal provincial relay teams as requested by the STC Coach.  If unforeseen circumstances arise, the athlete must submit an exemption request to the coach and the STC Advisory Committee, who will rule on continued funding eligibility.

·       All athletes who make the time standards must further demonstrate draft legal cycling skills and that they are able to ride safely with a draft legal bike pack.  These skills may be demonstrated at a provincial level clinic or at a group STC bike workout upon request of the STC coach.

 

 

B.  Events Eligible for Funding:

·       STC approved training camps:  Athletes are guaranteed funding (based on meeting funding criteria) for one extended (more than 5 days) and STC operated training camp.  Request for funding for additional STC operated camps must be submitted to the Provincial Coach two (2) weeks prior to the camp start date for consideration for approval by the STC Advisory Committee.  The Request for Camp Approval  (Appendix D) must include:

o   camp dates and locations

o   coach(es) and NCCP certification levels

o   camp training schedule outline

o   camp goals

o   how the camp will benefit the athlete and how the camp goals are aligned with the athlete's season goals

 

·       Non-STC operated camps: Request for camp approval must be submitted to the Provincial Coach two (2) weeks prior to the camp date for consideration by the STC Advisory Committee. The Request for Camp Approval (Appendix D) must include:

o   camp dates and locations

o   camp coach(es) and NCCP certification levels

o   camp training schedule outline

o   camp goals

o   how the camp will benefit the athlete and how the camp goals are aligned with the athlete's season goals

 

  • Races:
    • 13-15 (2 out-of-province races – this is in addition to the National      Championships)
    • 16-19, U23/24+ (up to 3 races in the Junior Elite Series/up to 3 Continental or World Cups – this is in addition to the National Championships)

·       Distribution of funds is recommended by the STC Advisory Committee (High Performance Committee).

 

C.  Proof of Performance

Athletes must provide proof of performance in attaining time standards to the Provincial Coach by submitting either of the following:

·       A copy of official results from sanctioned swim meets, track meets, or road races (Please note that road race distances must be certified - not all 5k & 10k road race distances are accurate)

- OR

·       Time trial results. Applicants must submit proof of performance to the STC Advisory Committee via the Provincial Coach (stc@triathlonsaskatchewan.org) by sending the following information:

o   date and time of  the time trial.

o   name of venue and venue details (eg. length of pool/track, indoor/outdoor).  

o   details of event (ex. type of start, are lane ropes used, number of timers per lane).

Note that only one swimmer per lane is allowed and TT's must be run on an approved track/pool/course 

o   Names, signatures and certification #’s of Event Overseers

Note that either an Intro to Competition Triathlon Coach or a level 3 NCCP certified event coach AND a second NCCP certified coach must be present.

 

D.  Exemption Requests

Athletes who have met standards in the previous year may apply to the STC Advisory Committee to be exempted from achieving times in the current year based on injury, or other unforeseen circumstances. The athlete’s times from the previous year will be used to determine funding levels. The athlete will be required to send, by email, the exemption request containing an explanation of the circumstances to the Committee via the Provincial Coach.  If approval is given, the athlete may receive the same funding level support as per the previous year should the times from the previous year meet the current funding standards for the athlete’s current age.  Athletes will be required to meet the current standards at a later date.  All exemption requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

E.  Time Standards: (Ages are as of Dec. 31 in the competition year)

Athletes must meet time standards within the training year (Sept. - Aug.)

Time standards may be adjusted each year.  They will be posted on the STAC website prior to Oct. 31. Achieved times must be faster or equal to the identified standard.

 

High Performance Time Standards (H)

*Swim standards are based on 95% of Triathlon Canada's Gold Medal Profile age adjusted times.

*Run standards are based on 85% of Triathlon Canada's Gold Medal Profile age adjusted times.

*Junior competitors (16 – 19 yrs.) may achieve standard in either the 3k or 5k run.

*U23/Senior (20 yrs. +) may achieve standard in the 3k, 5k or 10k run.

 

Gender

Age (as of

Dec. 31, 2017)

400m swim

800m swim

3k run

5k run

10k run

male

13 years

5:14

        -

10:10

         -

        -

male

14 years

5:10

        -

10:03

         -

        -

male

15 years

5:07

        -

9:56

         -

        -

male

16 years

       -

10:13

9:50

17:06

        -

male

17 years

       -

10:06

9:43

16:55

        -

male

18 years

       -

10:00

9:36

16:44

        -

male

19 years

       -

9:53

9:30

16:34

        -

male

20 + years

       -

9:47

9:25

16:23

34:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

female

13 years

5:28

        -

11:21

        -

         -

female

14 years

5:23

        -

11:13

        -

         -

female

15 years

5:20

        -

11:06

        -

         -

female

16 years

        -

10:39

11:00

19:02  

         -

female

17 years

        -

10:32

10:51

18:50

         -

female

18 years

        -

10:26

10:43

18:38

         -

female

19 years

        -

10:18

10:37

18:26

         -

female

20+ years

        -

10:12

10:30

18:15

37:51

 

Performance Time Standards (P)

*Swim standards are based on 85% for 13 – 15 yrs., and 90% for 16 – 20+ yrs., of Triathlon Canada's Gold Medal Profile age adjusted times.

*Run standards are based on 75% for 13 – 15 yrs., and 80% for 16 – 20+ yrs., of Triathlon Canada's Gold Medal Profile age adjusted times.

*Junior competitors (16 – 19 yrs.) may achieve standard in either the 3k or 5k run.

*U23/Senior (20 yrs. +) may achieve standard in the 3k, 5k or 10k run.

 

Gender

Age (as of

Dec. 31, 2017)

400m swim

800m swim

3k run

5k run

10k run

male

13 years

5:44

        -

11:03

         -

        -

male

14 years

5:39

        -

10:55

         -

        -

male

15 years

5:36

        -

10:48

         -

        -

male

16 years

        -

10:42

10:16

17:50

        -

male

17 years

        -

10:35

10:08

17:40

        -

male

18 years

        -

10:28

10:01

17:28

        -

male

19 years

        -

10:22

9:55

17:17

        -

male

20 + years

        -

10:15

9:49

17:06

35:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

female

13 years

5:59

        -

12:20

         -

        -

female

14 years

5:54

        -

12:11

         -

        -

female

15 years

5:51

        -

12:04

         -

        -

female

16 years

        -

11:10

11:26

19:52

        -

female

17 years

        -

11:02

11:18

19:40

        -

female

18 years

        -

10:56

11:10

19:26

        -

female

19 years

        -

10:48

11:05

19:14

        -

female

20+ years

        -

10:41

10:58

19:02

39:30

Standards achieved under the policy guidelines will result in up to the following compensation per race/camp for 2017.  Total funds for events and competitions are dependent on budgeted amounts and the claims for funding received, with funding recommendations made by the STC Committee.

Achievement

Funding

Single Performance Standard (P)

$100

Single High Performance Standard (HP)

$150

Two Performance Standards (P/P)

$300

One High Performance and one Performance Standard (HP/P)

$350

Two High Performance Standards

$500

 

F.  National Championship Event Funding

Youth Elite (13 – 15 years of age)

Up to three females and three males will be selected to compete and receive funding at the Canadian Youth Elite National Championships.  Selection will occur at the Saskatchewan Provincial race as designated by STAC.  The STC & STAC may choose to send a different combination of male and female numbers. 

 

Should unforeseen circumstances prevent an athlete from competing or completing the provincial race, the athlete may apply for an exemption to the criteria for national event funding to the STC Advisory Committee via the Provincial Coach.  The athlete must state the reason for exemption. If an injury has been cited as the reason, a Physician's note confirming the injury must be included. 

 

An athlete qualifying for the Youth Elite National Championships and wanting to represent Saskatchewan who is not an STC member will be required to pay an administrative fee that is an equal share of the associated event costs.

 

Individuals wishing to race as independent athletes (not representing Saskatchewan) will forgo STAC funding.  All event costs and arrangements will be the athlete's responsibility.

 

Junior Elite (16 – 19 years of age)

Up to four females and four males will be selected to compete and receive funding at the Canadian Junior Elite National Championships.  Selection will occur at the Saskatchewan Provincial race as designated by STAC.  The STC & STAC may choose to send a different combination of male and female numbers. 

 

Should unforeseen circumstances prevent an athlete from competing in or completing the provincial race, the athlete may apply for an exemption to the criteria for national event funding to the STC Advisory Committee via the Provincial Coach.  The athlete must state the reason for exemption. If an injury has been cited as the reason, a Physician's note confirming the injury, must be included. 

 

An athlete qualifying for the Junior Elite National Championships and wanting to represent Saskatchewan who is not an STC member, will be required to pay an administrative fee that is an equal share of the associated event costs.

 

Individuals wishing to race as independent athletes (not representing Saskatchewan) will forgo STAC funding.  All event costs and arrangements will be the athlete's responsibility.

 

U23/24+

Those athletes who have been granted a Triathlon Canada International Competition Card are eligible for the STAC designated amount in funding for the National Canadian U23 and/or Senior Championships.

 

An athlete wanting to represent Saskatchewan who is not an STC member will be required to pay an administrative fee that is an equal share of the associated event costs.

 

Individuals wishing to race as independent athletes (not representing Saskatchewan) forgo STAC funding. All event costs and arrangements will be the athlete's responsibility.

 

G.  International Elite Funding

Up to $500 per event in funding may be available to athletes that have been selected to represent Canada at the following events:

  • CAMTRI North American Junior Championships
  • CAMTRI Junior Championships
  • Youth Olympic Games Trials
  • ITU World Triathlon Championships.
  • World University Championships (FISU)
  • World Duathlon Championships (Jr., U23, Senior Elite)
  • Other international competitions as approved by the STC Advisory Committee and STAC

Additional funding may be available and is subject to STC Advisory Committee and STAC approval.

 

6. Team Selection

A.  Games Teams (Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games)

Athletes must be STC Elite Draft Legal Competitive Members to be considered for selection on Games teams. Preliminary selection criteria will be developed and posted on the STAC website as early as October in the year preceding the Games.  Final selection criteria will be announced when events that pertain to selection have been finalized.  Based on the athletes’ performances relative to the selection criteria, the Provincial Coach will prepare selection recommendations and submit to the designated STAC Selection Committee that will make a final recommendation to the STAC Board for final approval.

 

B.  Relay Teams

As per the event requirements, the Provincial Coach will select team members for relay teams based on past performances, best times and team strategy.  As unforeseen circumstances can come into play, the final selection will be announced to athletes prior to the team identification deadline as determined by the event officials.  Athletes must be prepared to be informed of team selection on race day.  All athletes eligible for elite draft legal competitor funding must participate on SK relay teams as requested by an STC Coach, provided the athlete is able to attend the competition and the relay does not affect the athlete’s individual performance event.

 

All prospective team members must: comply with requests and team training as requested by the STC Coach.

 

7.  Sask Sport Science and Medicine Services

·       Group strength and cycling sessions are offered at a reduced fee through the STC programming to full STC members.

·       Other services (i.e., nutrition, mental skills) may be available to those athletes reaching performance and high performance standards and/or receiving Future Best funds.  Athletes and their coaches must submit service requests and rationale to the Provincial Coach who will then assess the request and make referrals to Sask Sport as appropriate and depending on the service allocation remaining for STAC.

 

8.  Training Events

A.  Provincial Training Days

On a six to eight week basis, 1 – 2 day subsidized events will be offered to STC members.  These events are open to STC Affiliate members and non-STC members, however, non-members will be charged actual fees without the benefit of the subsidized rates.

 

Provincial Training Days bring athletes from different cities and programs together to assist in developing a team atmosphere.  Time trials, testing protocols, skills sessions, competition simulations, sport science and medicine sessions and special speaker presentations will be offered. 

 

B.  Warm Weather Training Camps

Ten to 14 day camps will be offered throughout the training season.  Camps will be offered solely by the STC, or in conjunction with other programs and provinces.  There may be mandatory time standards and/or necessary skill competencies attached to the camp entrance criteria.  The Provincial Coach is responsible for the development of standards and criteria that will optimize the athletes' experiences and create a safe environment.

 

C.  Clinics/Camps

Special events will be offered to prepare athletes and teams for specific competitions (staging camps, SSG/WCSG/CSG preparation).

At least one draft legal clinic will be offered to athletes during the year.  All athletes wanting to compete in draft legal events must be certified at a draft legal clinic.  These clinics assess bike handling, group riding skills and the ability to transition safely.  Non-STC members will pay the full clinic fees and STC members will receive the subsidized rate.  Athletes may require further experience and/or evaluation to be deemed draft legal certified.  The evaluators are responsible for naming the appropriate course of action for the athlete.  The athlete is responsible for the costs of the re-evaluation.  (see Appendix C).  Should an athlete miss the draft legal clinic, arrangements can be made with the Provincial STC coach for evaluation.

 

9.  Team Uniform Specifications

  • Athletes receiving funding from STAC must wear the provincial team uniform if available.  Athletes are also required to wear team clothing during travel and public events associated with training and competition, if available.  Please contact the Provincial Coach for information on ITU requirements for competition suits and elite events while referring to the link cited below.   
  • Sponsorship logos

Athletes may choose to display non-conflicting sponsor logos to their team uniform at their own cost.  Please refer to the following link to retrieve current information on ITU uniform rules – with particular attention to the Elite/U23/Junior rules on logo placement, size, and number of logos:

www.triathlon.org/about/downloads/category/uniform_rules.

 

Sponsorship logos are prohibited on Games' suits (SSG, WCSG, CSG).

                              

10.  Codes of Conduct

Each STC athlete, and those representing Saskatchewan at a competition (receiving funding and/or wearing a Sask uniform), are required to complete and adhere to the standard of behaviors set out in the Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corporation Code of Conduct. See Appendix B.  The forms are to be submitted to the Provincial Coach.

 

All stakeholders are required to complete a Code of Conduct as part of our program to ensure an optimal environment for everyone.  The Codes of Conduct identify the standard of behavior expected of all members and participants with the STC and STAC.  Participants include athletes, coaches, parents, and representatives designated as chaperones.  Those who fail to abide by Code of Conduct guidelines may lose privileges that come with being members of the Saskatchewan Triathlon Association.  These may include, but are not limited to, the opportunity to participate in future STC and STAC activities (training clinics, competitions, seminars).

 

A.  Coaches Code of Conduct

The Saskatchewan Triathlon Association supports the core principles of coaching as identified by the Canadian Coaching Association:

  • That sport leads to individual and community growth
  • That coaching is the primary influence on the quality of a participant's sport experience
  • That competent and ethical coaches are essential to the provision of a safe and positive sport environment
  • That coaching requires lifelong learning
  • That coaching education demands collective effort
  • That inclusion must be the hallmark of Canada's sport environment

In support of these core principles, STAC supports our coaches and their development through funding for continual education and training.  Programming is measured through the spectrum of the Triathlon Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model.  All of the coaches associated with the STC must adhere to these core principles.

 

B.  Respect in Sport

As part of our commitment to our core coaching principles, STAC requires all of our STC coaches to complete the Respect in Sport Certification program.  Respect in Sport is a grass-roots online program for sport and community organizations committed to creating a safe environment for all participants: coaches, managers, trainers, administration, volunteers and parents.  Visit the Respect in Sport website at http://respectinsport.com for more information on this program.

 

11.  STC DIRECTION

Direction of the STC is the responsibility of the Provincial Coach who determines the activities of the Center while coordinating provincial services to the STC members.

                                                      

The Provincial Coach reports to the STC Chairperson who is a member of the STAC Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing the STC Advisory Committee.  The Advisory Committee is charged with the oversight of the STC with a focus on the macro administration.  A minimum of two and a maximum of five members comprise the Committee with the suggested inclusion of the STC Committee Chair, a Coach Representative (a person with an understanding of coaching issues and systems), an Athlete Advocate (one who can advocate for the concerns and needs of the athletes) and up to two Members-at-Large (an individual bringing a unique set of experiences or expertise).  The Committee will include at least one member from Saskatoon and one member from Regina.  

 

The STC Advisory Committee's responsibilities include reviewing and recommending to the STAC Board:

  • the STC policies and procedures.
  • the responsibilities of the Provincial Coaches
  • selection criteria and for STAC Provincial teams and National Championship events.
  • athlete and event funding
  • team selection as submitted by the Provincial Coach.

 

AND

  • working with the Provincial Coach, athletes and parents to manage concerns that may arise.

Should a concern arise for an athlete, parent or coach, the first course of action is to speak with the Provincial Coach in person.  If this fails to resolve the concern, the next step for the individual is to contact, in writing and within two weeks of the incident, the STC Advisory Committee via the STC Chairperson.  The Chairperson will determine the next course of action, which will be communicated to the parties involved. Resolutions will be communicated back to all parties within two weeks of the STC Chairperson's involvement. Resolution of conflicts and concerns will be in the best interests of the STC team as a whole as well as the individual members.  If the complainant is not satisfied with the STC Committee’s response, the complainant should refer to the STAC Discipline and Complaints Policy provided on the STAC web site at: www.triathlonsaskatchewan.org/AboutUs/BylawsandPolicies.aspx.

This policy provides provisions for the involvement of a party outside of STAC to resolve a complaint.

           

            STC Advisory Committee Members 2016/17:

 

            The Advisory Committee membership is in the process of being approved. 

Should you need to contact the Advisory Committee prior to final approval,

please contact the provincial coach:  stc@triathlonsaskatchewan,org

            OR Pieter Seshadri:  seshadri@shaw.ca

 




Appendix A: Sask Triathlon Centre & Elite Draft Legal Competitor Membership

 

Name:                    _________________________DOB:____________

STAC # (included in membership) _____________________________

Address:                __________________________________________

Parents/Guardian   __________________________________________

(if athlete is under 18)

Phone: (home)       ____________ cells:___________/ _____________

Email:                    __________________________________________

Fax:                       __________________________________________

Sask health #:        ___________Family Dr.& phone #______________

Club/clubs you train with (swim, track, cycling, triathlon):

_________________________________________________________

Coaches:                                NCCP              phone:                       email:

Name                                     Certification/#                                                     

_____________________    __________     __________     _____________

_____________________    __________     __________     _____________

 

Medical Info (allergies, other concerns)

 

 

 

 

Check applicable categories:

 STC Full Member ($150)____  STC Affiliate Member (50) ____  Elite Draft Legal Competitor($100)____

(fee due October 30)                         (fee due October 30)                            (fee due Dec. 31)

 

I will keep the STC coaches and/or STAC representatives informed of personal best times as they relate to talent identification, funding standards and camp entrance standards.  I expect to be informed of STC or Triathlon Canada opportunities for training and racing as applicable to my membership.  I agree to be invoiced monthly for costs associated with the STC & STAC (training facilities, camps, events, team clothing, coaching) from which I benefit.

 

Name of athlete:      ________________________________

 

Signature of athlete ________________________________  date: ____________________

 

Name of parent/guardian (if athlete is under 18)___________________________________

 

Signature of parent/guardian __________________________date: ____________________


Appendix B: Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corp Code of Conduct

 

Definitions

1.      The following terms have these meanings in this Code:

a)     “Association”Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corp

b)     Individuals” – All categories of membership defined in the Association’s Bylaws, as well as all individuals engaged in activities with the Association including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, referees, officials, volunteers, managers, administrators, committee members, and directors and officers of the Association

c)     Harassment” – Behaviour that constitutes harassment is defined in Section 7(b)

d)     Workplace Harassment or Workplace Violence” – Behaviour that constitutes workplace harassment and workplace violence is defined in Section 7(c)

e)      Sexual harassment” – Behaviour that constitutes sexual harassment and workplace violence is defined in Section 7(d)

 

Purpose

2.      The purpose of this Code is to ensure a safe and positive environment by making Individuals aware that there is an expectation of appropriate behaviour consistent with this Code. The Association supports equal opportunity, prohibits discriminatory practices, and is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and fairness.

 

Application of this Code

3.      This Code applies to Individuals’ conduct during the Association’s business, activities, and events including, but not limited to, competitions, practices, tryouts, training camps, travel associated with the Association’s activities, the Association’s office environment, and any meetings.

 

4.      This Code also applies to Individuals’ conduct outside of the Association’s business, activities, and events when such conduct adversely affects relationships within the Association and/or its Members (and its work and sport environment) and is detrimental to the image and reputation of the Association. Such jurisdiction will be determined by the Association at its sole discretion.

 

5.      An Individual who violates this Code may be subject to sanctions pursuant to the Association’s Discipline and Complaints Policy.

 

6.      An employee of the Association found to have breached this Code will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action subject to the terms of the Association’s Human Resources Policy, as well as the employee’s Employment Agreement, as applicable. Violations could result in a warning, reprimand, access restrictions, suspension and other disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment/contract.

 

Responsibilities

7.      Individuals have a responsibility to:

a)     Maintain and enhance the dignity and self-esteem of the Association members and other individuals by:

i.       Demonstrating respect to individuals regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexual orientation

ii.      Focusing comments or criticism appropriately and avoiding public criticism of Individual or the Association

iii.     Consistently demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship, sport leadership, and ethical conduct

iv.    Acting, when appropriate, to correct or prevent practices that are unjustly discriminatory

v.      Consistently treating individuals fairly and reasonably

vi.    Ensuring adherence to the rules of the sport and the spirit of those rules

 

b)     Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes harassment. Types of behaviour that constitute harassment include, but are not limited to:

a.      Written or verbal abuse, threats, or outbursts

b.      The display of visual material which is offensive or which one ought to know is offensive

c.      Unwelcome remarks, jokes, comments, innuendo, or taunts

d.      Leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures

e.      Condescending or patronizing behaviour which is intended to undermine self-esteem, diminish performance or adversely affect working conditions

f.       Practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endanger a person’s safety, or negatively affect performance

g.     Any form of hazing

h.      Unwanted physical contact including, but not limited to, touching, petting, pinching, or kissing

i.       Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, requests, or invitations

j.       Physical or sexual assault

k.      Behaviours such as those described above that are not directed towards a specific individual or group but have the same effect of creating a negative or hostile environment

l.       Retaliation or threats of retaliation against an individual who reports harassment

 

c)     Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes Workplace Harassment or Workplace Violence, where workplace harassment is defined as conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome; and where workplace violence is defined as the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker; an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker; or a statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker. Workplace matters should not be confused with legitimate, reasonable management actions that are part of the normal work function, including measures to correct performance deficiencies, such as placing someone on a performance improvement plan, or imposing discipline for workplace infractions. Types of behaviour that constitute workplace harassment or workplace violent include, but are not limited to:

 

Workplace Harassment

i.       Bullying

ii.      Repeated offensive or intimidating phone calls or emails

iii.     Inappropriate touching, advances, suggestions or requests

iv.    Displaying or circulating offensive pictures, photographs or materials

v.      Psychological abuse

vi.    Discrimination

vii.   Intimidating words or conduct (offensive jokes or innuendos)

viii.  Words or actions which are known or should reasonably be known to be offensive, embarrassing, humiliating, or demeaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Violence

ix.    Verbal threats to attack a worker

x.      Sending to or leaving threatening notes or emails

xi.    Making threatening physical gestures

xii.   Wielding a weapon

xiii.  Hitting, pinching or unwanted touching which is not accidental

xiv. Blocking normal movement or physical interference, with or without the use of equipment

xv.   Sexual violence

xvi. Any attempt to engage in the type of conduct outlined above

 

d)     Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes Sexual Harassment, where sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual comments and sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, or conduct of a sexual nature. Types of behaviour that constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

i.       Sexist jokes

ii.      Display of sexually offensive material

iii.     Sexually degrading words used to describe a person

iv.    Inquiries or comments about a person’s sex life

v.      Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions

vi.    Persistent unwanted contact

 

e)     Abstain from the non-medical use of drugs or the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods. More specifically, the Association adopts and adheres to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. The Association will respect any penalty enacted pursuant to a breach of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, whether imposed by the Association or any other sport Association

 

f)       Refrain from associating with any person for the purpose of coaching, training, competition, instruction, administration, management, athletic development, or supervision of the sport, who has incurred an anti-doping rule violation and is serving a sanction involving a period of ineligibility imposed pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program and/or the World Anti-Doping Code and recognized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)

 

g)     Refrain from the use of power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in inappropriate activities

 

h)     Refrain from consuming alcohol, tobacco products, or recreational drugs while participating in Association programs, activities, competitions, or events.  In the case of adults, avoid consuming alcohol in situations where minors are present and take reasonable steps to manage the responsible consumption of alcohol in adult-oriented social situations associated with the Association’s events

 

i)       Respect the property of others and not wilfully cause damage

 

j)       Adhere to all federal, provincial, municipal and host country laws

 

k)     Comply, at all times, with the Association’s bylaws, policies, procedures, and rules and regulations, as adopted and amended from time to time

 

l)       When driving a vehicle with an Individual:

i.       Not have his or her license suspended

ii.      Not be under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or substances

iii.     Have valid car insurance

 

m)    Refrain from engaging in deliberate cheating which is intended to manipulate the outcome of a competition and/or not offer or receive any bribe which is intended to manipulate the outcome of a competition.

 

Board/Committee Members

8.      In addition to section 7 (above), Association’s Directors and Committee Members will have additional responsibilities to:

a)      Function primarily as a member of the board and/or committee(s) of Association; not as a member of any other particular member or constituency

b)      Act with honesty and integrity and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the Association’s business and the maintenance of Individuals’ confidence

c)      Ensure that the Association’s financial affairs are conducted in a responsible and transparent manner with due regard for all fiduciary responsibilities

d)      Conduct themselves openly, professionally, lawfully and in good faith in the best interests of Association

e)      Be independent and impartial and not be influenced by self-interest, outside pressure, expectation of reward, or fear of criticism

f)       Behave with decorum appropriate to both circumstance and position

g)      Keep informed about the Association’s activities, the provincial sport community, and general trends in the sectors in which they operate

h)      Exercise the degree of care, diligence, and skill required in the performance of their duties pursuant to the laws under which the Association is incorporated

i)        Respect the confidentiality appropriate to issues of a sensitive nature

j)        Respect the decisions of the majority and resign if unable to do so

k)      Commit the time to attend meetings and be diligent in preparation for, and participation in, discussions at such meetings

l)        Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all Association governance documents

m)     Conform to the bylaws and policies approved by Association

 

Coaches

9.      In addition to section 7 (above), coaches have many additional responsibilities. The coach-athlete relationship is a privileged one and plays a critical role in the personal, sport, and athletic development of the athlete. Coaches must understand and respect the inherent power imbalance that exists in this relationship and must be extremely careful not to abuse it, consciously or unconsciously. Coaches will:

a)     Ensure a safe environment by selecting activities and establishing controls that are suitable for the age, experience, ability, and fitness level of the involved athletes

b)     Prepare athletes systematically and progressively, using appropriate time frames and monitoring physical and psychological adjustments while refraining from using training methods or techniques that may harm athletes

c)     Avoid compromising the present and future health of athletes by communicating and cooperating with sport medicine professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of athletes’ medical and psychological treatments

d)     Accept and promote athletes’ personal goals and refer athletes to other coaches and sports specialists as appropriate

e)     Support the coaching staff of a training camp, provincial team, or national team; should an athlete qualify for participation with one of these programs

f)       Provide athletes (and the parents/guardians of minor athletes) with the information necessary to be involved in the decisions that affect the athlete

g)     Act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person

h)     Comply with the Association’s Screening Policy, if applicable.

i)       Report to the Association any ongoing criminal investigation, conviction, or existing bail conditions, including those for violence, child pornography, or possession, use, or sale of any illegal substance

j)       Under no circumstances provide, promote, or condone the use of drugs (other than properly prescribed medications) or performance-enhancing substances and, in the case of minors, alcohol and/or tobacco

k)     Respect athletes playing with other teams and, in dealings with them, not encroach upon topics or actions which are deemed to be within the realm of 'coaching', unless after first receiving approval from the coaches who are responsible for the athletes

l)       Dress professionally, neatly, and inoffensively

m)    Use inoffensive language, taking into account the audience being addressed

n)     Recognize the power inherent in the position of coach and respect and promote the rights of all participants in sport. This is accomplished by establishing and following procedures for confidentiality (right to privacy), informed participation, and fair and reasonable treatment. Coaches have a special responsibility to respect and promote the rights of participants who are in a vulnerable or dependent position and less able to protect their own rights

o)     Not engage in a sexual relationship with an athlete under 18 years old, or an intimate or sexual relationship with an athlete over the age of 18 if the coach is in a position of power, trust, or authority over the athlete

p)     Refrain from using their power or authority to coerce another person to engage in or tolerate sexual or harmful activities.

q)     Refrain from conduct that causes physical or emotional harm to Individuals

r)      Prevent the use of power or authority in an attempt, successful or not, to coerce another person to engage in or tolerate sexual activity. 

 

Athletes

10.   In addition to section 7 (above), athletes will have additional responsibilities to:

a)     Report any medical problems in a timely fashion, when such problems may limit their ability to travel, practice, or compete; or in the case of carded athletes, interfere with the athlete’s ability to fulfill their carded athlete requirements

b)     Participate and appear on-time, well-nourished, and prepared to participate to their best abilities in all competitions, practices, training sessions, tryouts, tournaments, and events

c)     Properly represent themselves and not attempt to participate in a competition for which they are not eligible by reason of age, classification, or other reason

d)     Adhere to the Association’s rules and requirements regarding clothing and equipment

e)     Act in a sportsmanlike manner and not display appearances of violence, foul language, or gestures to other athletes, officials, coaches, or spectators

f)       Dress in a manner representative of the Association; focusing on neatness, cleanliness, and discretion

g)     Act in accordance with the Association’s policies and procedures and, when applicable, additional rules as outlined by coaches or managers

 

Officials

11.   In addition to section 7 (above), officials will have additional responsibilities to:

a)     Maintain and update their knowledge of the rules and rules changes

b)     Work within the boundaries of their position’s description while supporting the work of other officials

c)     Act as an ambassador of the Association by agreeing to enforce and abide by national and provincial rules and regulations

d)     Take ownership of actions and decisions made while officiating

e)     Respect the rights, dignity, and worth of all individuals

f)       Not publicly criticize other officials or any club or the Association

g)     Act openly, impartially, professionally, lawfully, and in good faith

h)     Be fair, equitable, considerate, independent, honest, and impartial in all dealings

i)       Respect the confidentiality required by issues of a sensitive nature, which may include ejections, defaults, forfeits, discipline processes, appeals, and specific information or data about Individuals

j)       Honour all assignments unless unable to do so by virtue of illness or personal emergency, and in these cases inform the assignor or the Association at the earliest possible time

k)     When writing reports, set out the true facts

l)       Dress in proper attire for officiating       

 

Parents/Guardians and Spectators

12.   In addition to paragraph 7 above, Parents/Guardians and Spectators at events will:

a)     Encourage athletes to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence

b)     Condemn the use of violence in any form

c)     Never ridicule a participant for making a mistake during a performance or practice

d)     Provide positive comments that motivate and encourage participants continued effort

e)     Respect the decisions and judgments of officials, and encourage athletes to do the same. Feedback on competition performances is provided by officials only to the coaching staff, so parents are encouraged to discuss any questions with your athletes coach

f)       Recognize that officials, executives and staff act in good faith, and in the best interests of the athletes and sport as a whole.

g)     Respect the decisions and judgments of officials, and encourage athletes to do the same

h)     Never question an officials’ or staffs’ judgment or honesty

i)       Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse, coercion, intimidation and sarcasm

j)       Respect and show appreciation to all competitors, and to the coaches, officials and other volunteers

k)     Refrain from the use of bad language, nor harass competitors, coaches, officials, parents/guardians or other spectators

 

 

Athlete name:           _____________________________________

 

Athlete Signature:     _____________________________________   Date:__________________

 

 

For athletes under the age of 18 yrs.:

 

Parent/Guardian names:                                                 Signatures                                 Date

 ___________________________           _______________________________     ___________

 

____________________________          _______________________________      ___________

                                       

 

 

Appendix C: Saskatchewan Triathlon Draft Legal Evaluation

 

Name:       _____________________________________

 

Date of Birth:___________________

 

Evaluation Date:  ___________    Grading    0 – does not meet standard    1 – meets standard

 

Skill

Grade

Comments

Climbing/Descending

 

 

Cornering

 

 

Turning

 

 

Sprinting

 

 

Riding on a Wheel

 

 

Riding in a Pace Line

 

 

Pack Riding

 

 

Bumping

 

 

Buzzing

 

 

Entering Transition

 

 

Executing a Transition

 

 

Exiting Transition

 

 

 

Meets certification standards        yes _________        no __________

If re-evaluation needed, include specific recommendations re:  venue (STC training session; drafting in bike race) & evaluator on back.

 

Evaluators       ___________________________   ______________________________

                         Comp Intro Triathlon Coach                        Level 3 Cycling Coach

 

                        ___________________________   ______________________________                                                      (Signature)                                                         (signature)

                             NCCP #  ________________________      NCCP #  ___________________________

Re-evaluation

 

Date: __________________    Meets certification standards: yes______        no_______

                                                                                                 Include comments on back.

Verified by:  __________________________ (name)

                         Comp Intro certified Triathlon OR Cycling coach

 

                         ________________________________ (signature)    NCCP # ___________________

 

 

 

To be certified Draft Legal, the participant must demonstrate “meets standard” in each of these skills.

 

Buzzing                                   (on grass) safely buzz another rider's back tire (no overlapping wheels)

Bumping                                 (on grass) safely make & part contact (shoulder to shoulder) with another rider

Climbing/Descending            safely climb seated and standing up an incline/descend safely

Cornering*                              safely corner (inside leg up) with appropriate weight transfer.

Turning                                   safely turn a 180 degree turn and accelerate back up to speed

Sprinting                                 accelerating in a standing up position and transferring to seated

Riding on a Wheel*                draft off another rider (knowledge of drafting in head wind and cross wind)

Riding in a Pace line*           ride in a pace line formation

Riding in an Echelon*           pull through and catch onto the back of an echelon

Pack riding*                           ride in a mass pack (and how to move through the pack)

Entering Transition Zone      safely transition from a mass pack into the transition zone, including a moving dismount without impeding others and guiding the bike while moving

Executing a Transition          from swim to bike and from bike to run

Exiting Transition Zone        safely exiting a transition zone including guiding the bike while moving and mounting the bike safely and without impeding others

 

If an individual does not meet the certification standard at the end of a clinic, a re-evaluation will be recommended by the evaluators.  The skills, previously not meeting the certification standard, can be re-evaluated at that time.  

 

* at age/ability appropriate speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appendix D: Request for Approval of Camp Funding

STC approved training camps: STC Athletes are guaranteed funding for one extended (more than 5 days) STC operated training camp. Request for funding for additional STC operated camps must be submitted to the Provincial Coach two (2) weeks prior to the camp start date for consideration of the STC Advisory Committee approval.

Non-STC operated camps: Request for Camp Funding Approval must be submitted to the Provincial Coach two (2) weeks prior to the camp date for consideration by the STC Advisory Committee.

Name:              ________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth            ________________________________________________________________

Address            _______________________________________________________________

                        city ______________________________   postal code __________________

Telephone      __________________________________  cell  _________________________

email              ________________________________________________________________

400 (13 – 15yrs.)/800m swim (16 yrs.+) time____________ date achieved ______________

3k, 5k OR 10k run time            _______________________date achieved ______________

Check one:

_____              STC Approved Training Camp (additional)

_____              Non STC Operated Training Camp             

Camp Date:               _________________________________________________________

Camp Location:       _________________________________________________________

Camp Coach(es)            _________________________________________________________

NCCP Certification            _________________________________________________________

Camp Goals:             _________________________________________________________

                                    _________________________________________________________

                              _________________________________________________________

How will the camp benefit the athlete and how are the camp goals aligned with the athlete's season goals?

 

Please attach the camp training schedule.

 

 

Submitted by:  __________________________________________