CARLETON PLACE CANOE CLUB
All crew boat selections for high performance programs are at the discretion of the club Head Coach and/or Assistant Head Coach. In no particular order, the following will be factors taken into account when selecting crews:
If determined necessary by the Head Coach and/or Assistant Head Coach, race-offs may be arranged to determine the crew in question for U16 and older crews. There will not be race-offs held for any crew in the U15 or younger category.
In terms of age and discipline, our high performance programs will aim to race the fastest crew from within these programs, therefore a younger athlete may gain a position in a crew boat in an older category (at the discretion of the Head Coach).
In the event that a parent or athlete should like to question, discuss, or appeal decisions made by coaching staff, they may do so via the following avenues:
The following means and process for communication are not permitted and should always be considered before communication:
While at a regatta, in the training environment at home, or away at training camp, it is important that athletes and coaches have time and space to carry out their best practices. Athletes should be entirely focused on the tasks at hand, whether that be warming up properly, doing their pre-race visualization, post-race debriefs, or simply quiet preparations to get into race mode. Once at the event venue, or in training hours at home, coaches and athletes will set up their distraction free area (focus area), where family and friends are asked to refrain from entering. The goal is to train athletes to be able to manage their performance independently and effectively on their own. As they reach high performance, it is extremely important that athletes be able to practice self-motivation, self-management , and problem solving independently with the support of their coach.
It is not the goal of these policies to create separation between family and athlete, but simply to help shape a healthy and resilient athlete. Family support is a huge component of athlete success, we simply want to keep that support separate from the active training and competition environment. Below are a few guidelines to help support your athlete's development:
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